Entrepreneurship

I recently had a friend say to me that this is really the time for entrepreneurs to flourish. I cannot agree with her more. I now more than ever desire to be more present with my family. I have a household of seven, and I don’t feel that I can really be present for my family working cooperate hours. I’m so tired of the typical 9-5 plus jobs. Even working from home but answering hundreds of calls during an 8-10 hour shift really is a lot. I would love to work on my own time but still provide for my family.

I’ve gone back and forth with myself for years about whether I truly wanted to be a business owner. I’ve spent most of that time doubting myself. I’ve started and stopped more than a few projects. Sometimes I’ve even been to busy praising the talents of others that I haven’t had time to notice my own. I’m too caught up in that fact that I can’t sew, braid hair, bake, cut grass, or sell anything. Instead I should be focused on what I can do and focused on what I do have that can help me.

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I kept saying how I don’t have a hobby or talent than could turn into cash. I have a computer though. I love to read. I love to write. I mange social media accounts for my sisters business, and though its very time consuming I find great joy in just doing the work. I love to email, fax, blog, file paperwork, manage email accounts, type, and research. I do those things often just because. I’m always writing and reading articles. I’ve always considered myself to be what I call “the world greatest secretary”. I used to do paperwork and advertising for my mothers daycare and I loved it. I’ve worked in doctors offices doing administrative work and enjoyed my work load I just wanted out of that profession. Clerical work has always been my specialty. So why not go into business for myself providing that kind of support to other business owners?

With that being said, Bianca Simone Personal Assisting LLC has been born. Services Include:
• Managing social media accounts
• Handle advertising/marketing
• Engage with your customers through call, text, and social media messaging
• Provide clerical work (writing, emails, faxes, etc)
• Website maintenance
• Manage email accounts
• Scheduling appointments
• Blog writing

I just wanted to share my story but seriously if you or anyone you know need a PA, please feel free to reach out.

Book Club Anyone?!

I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve never had a thing for crocheting. I don’t really play video games anymore, I don’t like to be outside as much, and I don’t watch TV on my own but I will watch shows with my husband. I have about two maybe three friends, maybe. Prior to Covid-19 I was going out to eat, going to the movies, and I was able downtown to the river walk. I only do those things with my husband though. Not that that’s a bad thing, as I love spending time with him, but I just wish I had more girlfriends to do things with. So, I was thinking about starting a Book Club. I want to be able to hang around women my age with maybe similar interests and sharing conversations about our lives, children, work, goals, and passions. Yes, we’ll discuss the book of course. Maybe I feel a certain way about how the main character is portrayed and someone else feels different. Great, let’s talk about it. I’ve always appreciated open discussions about a topic. It allows you to see a subject through the eyes and minds of many.


I want to be a part of something that’s enjoyable. I’d like to surround myself with good people that I can be social with. I don’t have much of a social life these days outside of my parents and siblings. I feel like a book club would be the perfect combination of building relationships and enjoying the experience, and expanding minds. I personally enjoy reading and I know that I can’t possibly be the only one. Here are the things I’m
concerned about with this idea though:

  1. Genre- I want to pick books I feel people are going to enjoy as a group.
  2. Books cost- I want to ask for the members to pay a $2-4 per month due to help fund the club books, refreshments and snacks but I don’t want that to be the reason they don’t come.
  3. Date & Time- I need to pick a day and time that works for me and others (considering a poll for potential members).
  4. Successful Start- I’m nervous because I’m the queen of starting projects I don’t finish. If people don’t show will I continue until they do? How do I get people to attend?

I have a few additional things to think about to be sure that this is really what I want to do. Again, I always have the ideas but not always the drive. Overall I’m excited. I hope that all goes as planned. I need a name for my book club as well. I’m hoping to buy what I need for the first meeting over time and start the group in August. I’d love some feedback. Any of you ever attended a book club? What did you like or not like about it?