March 30th, 2008

You guys remember that song called “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve? That’s exactly what last week entailed. Not to go off on a tangent, but some interesting things have been going on at my current job, leaving me to wonder about my future. However, on Tuesday I received probably one of the best phone calls in awhile. My property manager called to tell me that State Farm had finally moved… And, I can come by the new State Farm to pick up the keys from Larry. That’s right… I did not stutter. The space was finally available for me to take! :-)I was pretty excited. Read more…

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talked to state farm

March 19th, 2008

I got off of work a bit early on Friday, since I had to take Bo (my dog) to the vet. He’s fine, just needed a checkup. Anyways, after the visit, I decided to drop by State Farm and talk to the owner. We had a great chat, and I’m glad I stopped by ’cause I wanted to see if I could get some answers from him, rather then trying to get it from my property manager. It looks to be a bunch of miscommunication from the Landlord’s part, as myself and State Farm haven’t been given any clear answers. Read more…

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Maybe April?

March 10th, 2008

I decided to drop by the shopping center on Friday after work, and I come to find out that the contractors are far from being finished in building-out the new space for State Farm. The have some dry walls up, but I don’t believe they’ve mudded yet. And then they will have to texturize the walls, lay carpet down, and get all of the data wires re-routed into the new space. So, my guess-timation is April 1st for the space to be Read more…

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Milking it

March 7th, 2008

That’s right… I said milking it.

I got off the phone today with Scott, a really good friend of mine, that owns a karate school down in Lakewood, CO called Denver Karate Academy. He’s basically been a father figure in my life, as well as a great mentor in starting up my business. Gwen, his wife, initially called me to see if I’d be interested in buying their karate mats, since they are going to be moving to a new location. They’d obviously cut me a deal, $5/mat, which is a steal! Buying those things from a whole seller would cost a fortune. Anyways, I decided I’d take them up on the offer. Read more…

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Are we there yet?

March 5th, 2008

You know when you were a kid, and you took a road trip with the ‘rents, and all you would say was “are we there yet?”. Well, that’s basically what I’ve been asking the past few weeks.

Last Friday I received a portion of my SBA loan. I feel like I had to sign my life away! All these rules… I don’t do well with rules. :-)Anyways, things went well, and I believe some of the funds were deposited in my account today. The remainder will be distributed as I make purchases for equipment. I guess I need to send my lender an invoice, and then they will make the payment. Read more…

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