Make sure to join in the discussion below and let us know your dream business….you will be entered for a chance to win an iPad2….! SWEET…
It was ten years ago this week that my wife and I said “I Do”. We always have fun looking back and reminiscing about our early years together. Before we got married, we made goals and one of the very first goals we made together was to be business owners. Sandy and I both had different reasons for wanting our own business. She wanted the flexibility to stay at home with the children and be there for them when they needed her. I wanted to be my own boss and I just thought it would be great to have a family business. A business that the children could be involved and hopefully take over someday. Nothing better than being able to do things as a family and to be able to be home every night to sit around the dinner table together.
Fast forward ten years and that dream has come true!! The dream came true when Coupon Dad launched two years ago and now has evolved into Lucky Dad Media, LLC where we blog, offer bloggers technical support and do some blog design work. Yes, I am a geek LOL. Many people think of small businesses as the brick and mortar businesses you see on main street. Many forget about the online blogging world as being a business, but we are! So each time you visit Coupon Dad, you are supporting a small business!! Pretty cool, huh??
The living room of our home has turned into the Coupon Dad Headquarters. It is a place where Sandy and I work side-by-side (literally) everyday. Sandy on the right doing the accounting and book-keeping and then there’s me on the hunt for the best deals for my readers. My children can be found in the boardroom/dining room sitting many times throughout the week clipping coupons or cleaning out our own coupon binder. There is even our office mascot L.G. who protects us for the FedEx and UPS men…..because you know she is a ferocious 12 lbs…..LOL
I was ecstatic when Intuit asked me to talk about their Love A Local Business Competition where your nominations and votes will help secure a better future for local businesses in your communities. Intuit will be giving away each month $25,000 to a deserving local business. So go and vote for your favorite local business and don’t forget about the blogosphere. There are many wonderful online businesses working hard everyday too!
So tell us what dream business you would love to start? Coupon Dad / Lucky Dad Media was my dream……Sandy, while she loves what we do, I think still dreams of opening up a southern food inspired restaurant…!
Make sure to let us know you’re dream business…. you will be entered to win an iPad 2!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Business competition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs July 6 to August 9, 2011. A random winner will be announced by August 11, 2011. Official Contest Rules