Monday, January 3rd. The first official business day of 2022. It was also the first official day as Doing Business As Wahbee’s Woodworking.
Wahbee’s Woodworking began as a hobby. I would occasionally build some jump standards for a friend. Word of mouth led me to work with a couple of other people interested in standards or cavaletti. Nothing huge. Nothing fancy.
As last year progressed it became clear that I might not be able to keep this a hobby much longer. Then I learned of a school interested in my work for the coming year. Yes. A school.
As of 2022 Wahbee’s Woodworking is no longer a hobby. I have my D.B.A. business account, and I will be conducting myself in a much more businesslike manner.
I am so daunted. But I am so excited.
This unfortunately means I may need to raise my prices. Will I still have customers? I hope so. I can get myself in trouble wondering the what-ifs and fearing every bad scenario. Luckily it is still my side business and I have a successful full-time career.
But on the other hand…what if things go well?