After nearly 18 years, it’s quite daunting to start your own business. Especially if you worked at a large, multinational corporation with many resources at your disposal, as I did when at Amway. Starting a website? I used to be able to call Amway IT and be assigned resources to help me build a custom website like The SuperDu Blog, provided it was warranted. Now? I am IT and need to figure it out on my own.
Well, with a little help from my friends. Thanks Doug! Douglas Kelly of Evolve Solutions was a contractor at Amway until recently, but his contract ran out and now he’s looking for new clients as well. He comes with my highest recommendation. Today he helped me get the redirect from Luymes.com to where the content is developed in a sub-folder. This enabled me to actively start directing people to the site!
Billing? That’s all on me too, now. So is fixing the printer and getting my new business cards. I even have to make my own coffee. Oh wait. I always did that! (And anyone who knows me knows that I was very proficient, and prolific, at making my own coffee.)
This blog is going to be about how Luymes Public Relations LLC gets off the ground. It will be about my experiences counseling clients on crisis communications, web reputation, social media, and general communications (to the extent that I am permitted). I began working with my first client this past week and the experience has energized me to sign up some more! Who’s next! I am ready to get to work for additional organizations that need to tap into my nearly 20 years’ of experience in communications!