Roland has always wanted to have his own business. ALWAYS. And I have made it absolutely no secret that business DOESN'T interest me. We are both taking business courses, although my current classes are neither as tough or as boring or need to go into as much detail as his did.
It seems the entire time we've lived here, his business plan has always had to do with senior daycare - a service that is desperately needed in our area. He has done some amazing research. He has felt excitement and he has felt defeat.
There were six weeks where he had changed his plan from doing senior daycare to selling ice cream and if we opened under our own name (rather than a franchise) we would call it the Happy Hurricane. The idea of selling ice cream did not last for long as he was unable to get past the first hurdle of finding an ideal location for a finicky public. Okay by me. I really don't wish to deal with food - though we'd still have to deal with food in an adult day care setting, that would not be our primary focus of the business.
Through research, Roland has learned that over 65% of all of those who live in Douglas County are over 65 years old. There are many who have moved back with their elderly parents or who have brought their elderly parents to live with them. Though there are some who have expressed excitement to the idea of adult day care, the majority of this community would have to be educated in what an adult daycare even is.
Roland would like to build a corporation. I just roll my eyes. I don't even want to work for a corporation. He has spent a ton of hours into research and had even sent letters out to use as a backup for starting a business. I don't think anyone took the time to fill out the questionnaire - which I do understand. It was quite lengthy. Opening an adult day care does not seem promising financially. Oh well. His passion is with graphic art and marketing.
My current assignment is on partnerships. Though he would like to be able to expand the business, it is now in a fizzled out stage. I have used his creation (but not his business plan itself) as an example to explain partnership - though he was hoping for something more. I am so unmotivated this week and still have to turn in two assignments and take two assessments. I'm definitely not focused right now.