Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hobby Leads to Job

Dave built himself a toolbox for his motorcycle then built a few more for friends. I've mentioned this before, but the backyard hobby for tinkering around in his shop has turned into a small business. He sold a few online, via a motorcycle user group and Craigslist, then with the help of a friend (webmaster John Corso), started selling boxes off of his own website. One thing leads to another - business license, sales tax, LLC, liability insurance, incorporation, etc. The next thing you know, you have real obligations.

Certainly, you have a stack of outgoing mail.

The shipping department

Dave was recently featured in a magazine article and this month has been especially busy because of the exposure. He has sold over a hundred boxes and is still getting orders. 

I guess it is hard for some people to stay retired.

1 comment:

Simon said...

Didn't seem like conventional retirement was ever an option for that whirlwind hubby o yours! Glad to see that shop is gettin a workout!