My First Business Expense

B2B Bandits
15 May 2012

I’m still packing up all of my stuff for the big move and came across this receipt.  Took me awhile to remember why I held onto it for so long, then I realized – it was my first business expense.  $75 for a membership to RocketTheme, a Joomla Template club.  That relatively small expense helped me triple my customer base and launched my baby of a business into adolescence.

It was the first time I ever spent real money on my small biz.

the first time I realized that “this is for real”.

the first time I actually believed that “you get what you pay for”.

Even though I don’t sell websites any more, my days fiddling with Joomla Templates into the wee hours were very necessary part of my growth as a business owner. 

What I learned:

  1. Leave it to the pro’s.
  2. Leave it to the pro’s.
  3. Leave it to the pro’s.

May see redundant, but it took me nearly THREE YEARS before I truly learned that lesson.  I can do a lot of things.  Build Joomla & WordPress websites, write newsletters, create logos, establish brands, promote events, blah, blah, blah.

But of those tasks, there are only a few that I can claim any *real* level of expertise.

That receipt stands as evidence of my first step toward finding that core skill, and learning to delegate the rest.