Thursday, April 4, 2013

Being an Entrepreneur is a Blast!

It’s been a week since my last update, so I wanted to stay in touch with my readers. Building a small business and being an entrepreneur is invigorating. If you've ever considered building your own business start today!

Here is the update:
Construction is going well on the new Rust Belt Chronicles website. I’ve been working on building the website daily and it usually doesn’t end until 5:00 a.m. I’m working the bugs and troubleshooting all the issues on my own; which is a great way to understand the pitfalls and how technology functions between applications. The experience is invaluable!

When will we Launch?

I am hoping to launch the new website by mid-month, although it could get pushed back until May. Sometimes a day or two becomes immersed in sorting technical issues out. I don’t have the time to seek advice on the problems and there are no manuals to resort too, so I never know how much time it will take to resolve a problem. Life doesn’t always go as planned.


Had I not been laid-off it would have taken many months to build this small business. Who knows, I might have become a frustrated entrepreneur and thrown in the towel? Now, I have no choice but to succeed!

I became very excited to learn my wife is going to be assisting me in running the business. I offered her the title of Vice-President, but she wouldn’t go for that; since it reminded her of the people at the hospital prior to being laid-off. It feels great to have some help with daily operations and not attempting to do it all myself!

Help Wanted  

The Rust Belt Chronicles is looking for passionate writers for weekly articles (blogs) covering Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, health, religion, politics; plus local and regional news. If you would like to become involved please send me an email We are tossing some ideas around in lieu of pay, since we are starting out with little overhead.

Agenda Cleared

I decided not to write for the other organization at the present time. It’s taking all my time to work on The Rust Belt Chronicles. Tons of decisions on various segments of the business need worked on as well.

The Best Time of My Life

Starting your own business is a blast, despite all the moments of frustration. I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. To realize, you’ve managed to build a business is a confidence booster. It’s something many people talk about, but few act upon.

Please join us in our new adventure. We wish to create something everyone can enjoy. An online journal that’s different, daring and bold. Together, we will strive for truth, honesty and something meaningful that matters!  

 Until We Meet Again,
 Jim Carver
Author: The Legacy of David A. Wells- The Lexington High School “Band of Gold”
Something Meaningful that Matters!
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  1. Things look great! Keep up the good work, have you considered launching your website now and updating it daily or often as you have time? I switched from blogspot to wordpress and am very happy with it. Took about 6 hours to get it to where I want. Keep truck'in!

  2. And it is a "blast" to read your posts, Jim! Your enthusiasm shines in all you write! Thank you for the update, and the changes look great. I look forward to seeing all that will unfold on your purposeful path as you continue to do something meaningful that matters! God's blessings and my gratitude...