Brenden’s Life Update Mar 18

Well, I’m married now. I love it. Lacy is my best friend and we’re having a ton of fun starting our new life together. We are getting all the basic essentials for our new house here in Las Vegas. We’re keeping it simple, though. A lot of our friends and family gave us very nice gifts, money, and mismatched furniture. It’s been great. We also had an awesome honeymoon in Catalina Island, Ca.

Besides all that, life is good in general. I am slowly working on Small Presence and reconsidering other projects of mine like,,, and so on. I’m trying to see what can be done with this blog as well. I think I’d like to try to develop it in to a community for new entrepreneurs. We’ll see how that goes. My own goals are not as ambitious as they once were. I’ve found my own  goals in life are rather simple and consist of making enough money to pay the bills and save up for other things like world travel and my ministry(which is an important part of my personal life, that is my faith).

I’ve been a little behind on posting here first because of my honeymoon, but second because I’ve been sick with a nasty cold. I’m back to 90% capacity, though. I’ll be posting here more soon. I have plenty of drafts, just need to find time to finish them. I’ll probably start re-posting relevant articles from other blogs soon to start building awareness of my own blog here.

This blog still serves as my epicenter for escaping the rat race of daily secular work. I live a simple life, plan to continue living simply, and desire to provide for my wife and myself. I hope I can develop this vision of my ideal life sooner rather than later as I am still involved in a full time work week.

What about you? Do you have any aspirations for working less or living more simply?

Small Presence Update Feb 25

I’m going to stick with DBA for now. I’d have to redo my bank account if I changed to LLC. I’ll go to the end of the year and see how things turn out. If everything goes as planned, I’ll setup the LLC and and new bank account and new merchant account and then switch over with no down time.

I’m also putting the Small Presence client interface on hold for a week or so so I can focus on my neglected clients. They have work that needs to be done. No point in having a client interface if I have no clients to use it. The interface has been built out pretty far, though. I have a good amount of user needs defined and a nice template to work with. Still thinking through the whole business process to ensure I’m covering all the bases.

I have the VPS setup with virtual email users using postfix and dovecot now, too. I still need to make some adjustments, but I’m that much closer to accepting Small Presence-specific emails. So yay.

Another note, I’m reading some good books on business and usability. I’ll post some reviews and my thoughts on them soon.

I’d like to get some interviews posted soon, too, but I haven’t had a lot of spare time. I’m getting married next Friday! Too much to do, no time to do it.

Small Presence will be going full throttle by this September. My goal is to have 20 clients going by October. I’d like to have at least $40,000 revenue in the first 12 months. We’ll see how that goes as I continue to refine the business and marketing model.

Also, I received the debit card and checks. Checks had ‘Small Prence’ on it though, so I had to reorder them. Not sure how they messed it up that badly, but whatever.

More to come soon.