Wow. It’s been a heck of a month. Brief summary of what’s gone on:

  • We’ve attained LLC status, and are now “Aqua Vita Creative, LLC.”
  • We’ve completed our Business, Marketing and Financial Plans for our first two quarters, which are weighing in at a respectible 32 pages collectively.
  • We’ve completed our logo development.
  • We’ve got the website up in it’s skeletal form.
  • We’ve formed partnerships with a Southwestern Payroll Service, M. S. Moser & Company (CPA, PC), and Huddleston Law to nail down all our financial and legal needs.
  • …and the list goes on and on and on.

I’ll keep this first post brief, because there are only two things I really want to say at this point.

First thing: It has been amazing to have such knowledgable specialists in business administration, law, and finance reviewing and approving my work on Aqua Vita Creative during this period of growth and development. Special thanks to the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OSBDC), Jim Jarvis and Steve Hobbs of Southwestern Payroll Service, Mary Moser of M. S. Moser & Company, Jack Koehle of New York Life and Brian Huddleston of Huddleston Law Offices. You guys rock.

Second: We have been incredibly blessed with wonderful clients, friends, family and associates this month. Thanks to them, we’re in the black in our first month. No credit card charges. No loans. No angels or investors. We’ve paid cash for everything, and our books look solid.

Not that I think the next few months will be simple; I expect the tradition of 16 hour days to continue for a good while. But there is hope, guys. For the economy, for our country, and for the world. A friend of mine once told me, “The secret to life is people. The rest is just…details.” I believe that more today than I did five years ago, when he first told me.

So thank you, everyone, for making Aqua Vita Creative’s first month in business a stellar one. We couldn’t have done it without you.