It’s the 11th of January and this is my first
post of the New Year. The reason it’s my first post is because I’m trying to
start a new business. I’ve been interested in starting a business for at least
ten years. That’s about how long it’s taken me to make a decision on what kind
of business to start; and actually this business was kind of thrown in my lap.
I’ve had a job with the courts and law enforcement for the
last 12 years. It’s comfortable, but not what I want to do forever. I had a two
year goal to be doing something else. I started looking into a background check
business. Not seriously looking, but more or less browsing.
Then a week or so ago, a friend who’s a HR manager for a
pretty big company (over 3000 employees) approached me and asked if she could
pick my brain on background checks. They were looking to use a new vendor.
So right now I’m scrambling like I never have before. I’m
setting up a L.L.C. and finding vendor on background checks and drug testing
companies and talking to consultants. Luckily, I have a friend who’s taking me
under his wing. He already owns five successful businesses and has pushed me
more in the last two days than I’ve done in a year on my own.
Things feel like they are moving lightning fast. I got the
green light for a sales meeting yesterday and I feel like I’m jumping in the
deep end right away. But it’s a good problem to have.
I’ll let you know more about the business when I do.