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Set up and Planning

  • Interviewed potential customers
  • Created a prototype
  • Tried to sell to customers
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Market Research

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Finances

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Sales

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Denise Corbett Entrepreneur

Location
Albany, New York, United States of America
Venture Industry
Manufacturing
Languages spoken
  • English
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What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

I'm having a difficult time finding the time to work on the business, I have day to day responsibilities that I have been doing for many years that are taking up my time. I need to figure out how to better use my time, and then figure out some priorities.

Actions I’ve taken so far

We have still been working on transitioning everything from Rick to us. There's been a lot of phone time with the Bank, landlord, and many vendors. We are down to just a handful of things left to do. I'm still working on getting more confident in how I approach accounts payable, I've always done the bookkeeping side, this is my first time actually paying the bills.

My future goals

Employees - communicate better to them what we stand for and our goals create systems to improve overall communication. Create streamlined processes for projects we do that are handled differently each time. Create processes to track the time and cost of new productions and large orders. Handle inventory more efficiently. Figure out a system to keep track of the business, what are the key financial reports that we should be looking at, and learn how to read them if necessary. Hiring is an issue, we have no system for how to hire and how to train. Create a review process for current employees. we have no system for giving regular feedback.

My motivations to work with a mentor

As someone who has accomplished some of the same things I'm looking to accomplish, a mentor could offer advice, guidance and help prioritizing my goals. It would be very helpful to be able to discuss how another business handles some of the things I'm looking to change. I find myself getting stuck in how we've done things forever even though I know I want to change it. Some of those habits have been around a long time.


About my venture

Bokland Custom Visuals Started 2022

We are a custom full service large format print company. We work with companies in the beverage industry, schools, museums, exhibit builders, NYS, and more. We also offer installation services. We have 8 employees most have been with us for 5+ years.

Countries of operation: United States of America