How does it feel to start a company?

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I have spent the past month trying to fund my new venture, my own company called Saffron + Kumquats.  I have 29 hours left and my Kickstarter campaign is 95% funded.  Please consider helping me chase this dream by pledging here.  Any amount helps!

In the meantime, I thought I would share my experiences as a (very!) new entrepreneur.  Besides focusing on funding, I have spent a lot of time filling out paperwork.  Not the funnest experience but necessary.  This week I applied for a seller’s permit, for the ability to operate under the name ‘Saffron + Kumquats’, for a business bank account.  I’ve ordered business cards and signed up for trade shows.  I still need to apply for a federal tax number.  It seems never ending!

I have also started contacting potential suppliers.  I’m talking to spice companies about packaging and purchasing.  I’m shopping around, trying to find the best items out there.  I’m cooking and collecting recipes.  I’m reading about food and following bloggers and writers.  This part is fun!  I’m doing what I love all day and it makes me so happy.

Oh and on top of all of this, I’m looking for a part-time job.  I would like to have some income that I can count on!  This will also allow me to take out a business loan.

Life is a crazy, whirlwind journey and I can’t wait to see what’s next!!  What have you been up to?

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