What I thought owning my own business would be like:

What it is really like:

It’s a sweatshop in here, people, except there is only one worker (me).


Facebook Ads vs Google Ads

I love Google, I really do.  I have definitely drunk the Google Kool-Aid.  And I hate Facebook, I really do.  I was late to joining it because it just frustrated me so much.  But from an ease of use standpoint for making ads, Facebook wins, hands down.

Facebook has a much easier interface, that makes sense.  Google has made their own nomenclature (or maybe it’s based on advertising jargon, I don’t know) that makes it difficult to understand what you are doing.

And Facebook sends me update emails about how my ad is doing.  Google? Nope. Instead they just let hundreds of dollars of ads accumulate, without ever notifying me of how the ad is doing. (Brian, you warned me of this!)  And they run my email platform!  My Adwords account and my email account are linked! ARRRGH!

What’s Been Occupying My Time

wedding rental

I have been a busy little bee the past two months.  On top of my regular goings-ons, I have kicked my wedding rental business into high gear!  Ultrapom Event Rentals officially debuted at the Re-Event, a wedding expo and consignment sale focused on ‘greener’ wedding options, at the beginning of April.

I had read about the Re-Event in the newspaper a week before it started, so Jacob and I scrambled like mad to get the website up and running enough to publicize it, as well as get a booth together and have all the print items needed (like brochures and business cards).

Ever since, I have booked five events and am in talks with several more people! We have also been working to improve the website to include a shopping cart.

There really just isn’t time enough in the day to get done everything I want to do, but I really am enjoying it!  I like being my own boss.  Granted, we’ve got Jacob’s salary to fall back on, which makes it infinitely less stressful.

You can check out my website here!


Tonight I went to a workshop put on by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the local community college.  The content of the workshop was how to start a small business.  It was such an informative class that provided a ton of resources for people wanting to start a business in Kansas!  And the SBDC provides free business counseling.

Even though I knew about a lot (not alot) of concepts they were covering, it was great to spark the memory and learn about local regulations and resources.

The best part for me, though, was the sense of purpose and reinvigoration I felt during the workshop.  Over the past few months my mind has felt a bit numbed and I’ve been spinning my wheels on what to do.  I now have a much clearer path with an action plan of specific tasks.  Yay Small Business Development Center!  You will be seeing me soon!