Showing posts from March, 2013

Weeks 2 and 3, More Work, More Food

It has been a busy few weeks, so busy that I haven't had time for blogging, I'm not checking Twitter too often and I'm working lots. I've gotten clients on TV, interviews with newspapers and on various websites so far and I'm just getting started. I'm learning about new clients everyday and partnering with companies doing great things locally, nationally and internationally.

Beyond work I have been eating out (no surprise). I've been to Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Jacks Urban Eats, Togos, McDonald's (thanks to a KloutPerk) Daphne's, Yard House, Lucille's, Smash Burger, Crush 29, Skipolini's, Ella (for a Cal Poly Alumni event), Old Spaghetti Factory,Johnny Garlic's, Mikuni, Leatherby's and a Placer Business Tweetup at Von Housen Mercedes Benz in Rocklin. I'm also making sure to exercise, I still go to the gym on most mornings, I walked a dog and I even rejoined my mountain biking group on a ride around Folsom Lake.
Technology-wise I …

Week 1 - More Eating and Working from Home

After officially leaving my last job on Friday, enjoying happy hour with friends and going to the Bradley Lodge, I started my own company on Monday, MrAndrewBradley Communications. In many ways life has stayed the same, but in many ways it has drastically changed. I still wake up and go to the gym, I still stare at a computer screen everyday, but now I'm learning how to create invoices, work full-time from home (and not go crazy) and what it means to be in business for myself. I have gone to networking events, including a Cal Poly Alumni night and a BNI morning meeting, I have gone out to lunch with a few prospective clients and I even had time to do a Fresh & Easybeer tasting in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. I've gotten a lot of work done and I know there is much more learning and work to come. I am truly looking forward overcoming the uncertain and embracing my future.

The Launch for MrAndrewBradley Communications

It has been a dream of mine for years, but I never thought I would actually do it. Today I officially launched MrAndrewBradley Communications. Although it is still a work in progress I am already enjoying working for myself and know that there will be many struggles to overcome, while at the same time there are many triumphs enjoyed.

Over the last few weeks I have been working with my now former employer, AugustineIdeas, on a strategy that would allow us to continue working together, much as I started with them nearly three years ago, as a consultant. On Friday that process was completed and today I began the process of opening my own business.

After my workout, I went to the City of Roseville and received clearance to open a home-based business from the Planning Department and then got my business license. Next it was off to SAFE Credit Union to open a business checking account and finally to Costco to buy Quicken Home & Business. Now I just need to get business insurance and an …

New Food, Old Restaurants

This was a weekend of trying a few new places for me. After seeing friends post amazing food pictures a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to try The Ground Cow in Penryn. I "Liked" their page on Facebook and was continually reminded why I needed to go try a burger. After work on Friday my roommate and I went. I enjoyed a beer, milkshake and the Black & Blue burger with fries, while he had a traditional burger with mashed potatoes. We were both thoroughly impressed with the food and, although it's outside of my routine to drive to Penryn, I'll be back. I also found out that my mom and grandma used to go to The Ground Cow on their drives between Reno and San Francisco about 30 years ago, since then the restaurant has had a few different names and chefs, but it's now back to what it was.

After doing yard work and cleaning my house on Saturday, I headed to the gym and another Blood Source blood drive. This was my second time giving blood and first time doing it on th…