Day 30: 30 Day Review

Thursday, March 27, 2003

We are now one third of the way through our little business experiment. Time to look at where we have been, where we are going, and where we would like to be.

I would like to be on a private island in the South Pacific. We’re not there yet.

In this first 30 days, we’ve come up with lots of ideas, started some advertising, and started (or, in some cases, restarted) several personal projects. But, no new clients. Yet.

Not that I really expected any at this point. We’re still building our identity — developing our business plan. There is much more work to be done. Every day we look for new ways in which we can expand our company. Some days we take major strides; others, baby steps. It’s all cumulative, as long as we keep going forward.

That’s the main thing we have achieved in this first 30 days — we are working on our business, every day. That, by itself, is a major accomplishment. It makes it feel more like a real business. As long as we can keep this up, I know we’ll make it. In 90 days, you ask? We’ll see, I respond.

Now, for our accomplishment of the day: Angela’s Keep the Change game has been featured on A nice pat on the back for our Flash developer is in order, don’t you think? It will be interesting to see how many referrals we get from this. Not a bad way to end the first third.

[Update from Angela: I fixed some small bugs on the Keep the Change game. The Give Up button wasn’t changing colors on a mouse roll-over. The text was slightly too large for the text box on some monitors when someone got the answer wrong for the “college kid” version of the question, so I made the box bigger. And I figured out how to set the focus to the answer text box, so the keyboard can be used exclusively once you’re inside the game.]

So, 30 down, 60 to go. Onward and upword!