Yeah, I know my last post was quite a while ago now. It has been well over two months since my last post. Well…
It certainly has been a busy couple of months. Pre-Tech has been ticking away quite nicely. The advert in the parish magazine has slowly been paying off and been getting more customers.
But its been in my personal life where things have changed the most. As the picture says I am now moving, in the process off at the moment and very soon my old place will be a distant memory. But it isn’t just the moving.
I’ve found someone who has taken me into her life for who I am and we have been getting along amazingly well. Things are certainly on the up for me 🙂
And some changes in my own life, some letting go and moving on and some looking at ones self and making some changes along the way.
All in all however, one must return to his sorting stuff out and full steam ahead for life, love and Pre-Tech 🙂
I’ll try not to take too long for the next update 😉
It has been a while since my last post and never really intended to leave it this long. It isn’t because I have forgotten or forget.
Maybe I have. Thing is I am not too sure.
This past month my own health took a downward turn. Hence why there hasn’t been an update in awhile. I have indeed been between local GP, doctor’s in the hospital and a lovely visit to Accident and Emergency.
They are currently eliminating the possibility of a foreign mass inside the brain. Not forgetting the other things it could be but they seem to want to check this out and soon I hear about my CT scan.
Obviously this has effected the day to day running of Pre-Tech.
However. I do not intend to stop. I had my couple of weeks getting myself sorted and the best thing for me to do is get on with what I do best.
Pre-Tech isn’t going anywhere. Nor am I. Quite determined about that. When the Easter Bank Holiday is over I intend to keep doing what I do and keep the nation’s computers fixed 😉
With that in mind, currently running a deal for Windows/Operating System re-installations. Including drivers, updates and base software (AVG/Avast, Adobe Reader/Flash player, Java etc) and a system check all for Â£25
While I wait to hear back from my mentor which will be when he hears back from the assessor hopefully mid next week, I have been working on my own website. Had two idea’s but think I’m going to settle for the first one but still planning on building both. As then that’s two sites to the portfolio so to speak.
As you can see its lacking any real content and just have random place holder images. At some point hope to see my logo in the top left there. Most of the place holder pages are there just no content on them yet. Currently working on those.
The concept was to have a grid if say 3×3 the font would have to be changed and have my logo as the background image.
However as someone pointed out “It looks a bit wedding photographer…” Which I can kinda see what they are saying. So instead of ditching it I am going to build it but as a stock website to show potential clients.
I am however quite confident with the first one. This of course is all subject to change. At least aim to have a website up and running come the 5th of Feb anyway.
As of yesterday my draft of the business plan (version 3.1 technically!) The third one was great and just a couple of minor corrections that took no more than five minutes to change.) Has been sent for assessment.
I should hopefully hear back by mid-next week.
The waiting is going to kill me however but now I can dedicate my time to building my own website as I keep telling myself.
Now the fun also starts to start getting my name out there so I can start pulling in clients. This is what its all about at the end of the day.
Still knowing it has been sent is in itself a bit of a relief. I know my mentor Tim Light wouldn’t have sent it off if he believed it wasn’t good enough to be sent in so to speak.
I am going to start taking in bookings if any of you are kind enough to share this or my Facebook page or even just tell people I would be most grateful.
Had a meeting with my mentor today. We spent a good hour going over the business plan. Using my second draft we made changes and this afternoon I made the necessary updates. And here it is!
The third draft now containing the new changes and updates along with the Cash flow spreadsheet have all been emailed off. I think there may be possibly one more change or two albeit minor issues I think I have picked up on. I have let my mentor know and either this one or the next one will be submitted for final assessment
I’ll find out by Wednesday hopefully either way. In the mean time I can concentrate now on building my own website. To which you can view my progress with it hereÂ http://gator4077.hostgator.com/~daverave/pertech/Â of course that wont be the domain name when done. pertech.org.uk will take over when its completed.
I have another meeting to attend on the 17th with Enterprise First which is basically a start-up Q&A session with the chance to hand out business cards with other start ups.