I think my recent plans for an assistant are giving us a clearer idea of how that situation could definitely work if a smart person is there. There’s a lot of organisation to get all the little details right in cd dvd duplication and cd replication – the printing of the cd dvd covers and the actual surface cd printing, the packing, I’d be able to get more down if that was all reduced to systems for a new staff member with a vehicle.
Which moves me on to other serious areas where I need to deal with a situation so I can get on with really being done with all of this – there’s a difference between developing your operation, and standardizing it so that you have systems and check in place to run your business as efficiently as possible – developments are nice ideas, whereas standardizing and creating systems and procedures around your normal work, is absolutely necessary if your goal is extricating yourself from the day to day running of the business.
Then your free to think about developments, or even if that’s what you really want to do – it’s the freedom of piece of mind and I think that really counts for something.
DEBTORS + ASSISTANT POSITION
Collecting some of these big debts is standardizing, because we have a standard that you can’t run up thousands of dollars worth of debt and not pay your bills. Bringing in an assistant to support with cd dvd duplication and cheap printing, colour copying etc in auckland is also about raising the standard so we make less mistakes and I have to work less. A standard of me working less in operations sounds good to me.
Archiving is kind of extreme standardization because it’s certainly a standard that we want to find purpose in and process every object we own, and so we got into some pretty business specific archiving plans which raised questions.
With all the things I want to do, why am I focused on loading old cd-r duplications onto a hard drive?
I understand it’s an easy, if not extremely long process. I understand stuff science concepts, that we want to move “stuff” towards it’s purpose, what is the purpose of this stuff? Well mainly to have a system to store clients jobs so it’s always accessible, and to begin curating the content. How important is that?
Well, we won’t really know, and I think the idea is to process this material to a place where we can keep it for 10 – 20 years, and then be in a position to evaluate it.
Is it really a good idea to focus on this – bigger picture? Am I just focusing on this business archive because it’s easier than actually becoming an artist, actually taking some risks in business and art and the creative industries? That’s worth regarding – but right now, I will continue to put effort in to tidying up around the edges than really going in on those key issues.
But there’s a chain. You get your debtors under control, you get a good assistant, then . . . yes you’re going to want to push forward with archiving in the downtime from the creative high point.
Websites however are really about development – I mean we don’t need new websites, it’s just something I want to do, and attached to websites of course is my next photo shoot.
But there’s no way we can shrug this off, this is serious now and we need deeper strategies for locking our website design in.
Really I just want to do my artist site, but lets go over where we’re at
artist website – needs most work
music blog – needs photoshoot thesis design
pirates of auckland – photoshoot.
Video production – new idea, business shots
Marketingtalent – new idea, business shots.
aucklandcopying – new idea, business shots