Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Researching and business plan writing!

Oh boy! School is really kicking my butt right now. I just can't find the motivation to get through this Business Research paper. I sit down to write it and I instantly get distracted by thoughts in my head: work, school, life, exercise, vegas, family, money - stop!!!! I finally found the 9 sources I needed for this paper and now I'm just staring tat the screen trying to think of what to actually write!

I am currently in RWT1: Business Research and Writing. I have to pick a scenario from a list and write a research paper on it. I chose looking up compensation strategies for the HR department of a manufacturing firm. It goes beyond the research though and I have to provide one of the 3 strategies I researched as the solution for the HR department. I thought this one would be a breeze, but its coming out harder than I thought!! I found so many resources on performance-pay strategies, but not a lot for other types of compensation methods.

In the mean time, I've also been working on my business plan, which is also my final for my degree program. Our capstone project is to develop a complete business plan. Of course, I've always thought about one day having my own business, so this was a great opportunity for me to try it out. I was going to do it on a Bakery here in Idaho and do the necessary research to make it viable for after graduation. But with the way of the market lately, I have decided to do it on a consulting business of my own. Don't get me wrong, I still love my job, but every since I decided to move to Idaho and they approved me working remotely, I've been searching for how to have a back up plan. This is a pilot program and we don't even know if it will continue after my first 90 days (fingers crossed it does!!!). There was another guy at work who moved to another state recently, that they couldn't offer the remote option too, but they advised him to get set up as an independent consultant and then they could hire him for projects that needed his expertise. So I'm doing the same thing as my backup plan. If we get past my 90 days and I'm still with my company, AWESOME! But just in case, I will have this as a backup plan and be able to still bring in an income.

I feel like I'm falling behind in my goal for school. I should have 4 classes done by today and I'm struggling to finish number 3. Granted, I did MOVE in that time frame, but I really need to get back up to my accelerated speed or I won't meet my goal of Graduation by Christmas! I can do this, I know I can! So time to get my butt in gear!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Holly,
    Hope you're travelling well and 2013 has been good to you so far. From the looks, you have been busy busy busy!
    I'm just popping in to let you know about a little #reverb-like blog challenge my friend Meredith and I are offering from August 21 to 31. It's called August Moon and it looks all set to be magic!
    We'd be so excited if you joined us. You can find out more here:
    Take care,
    Kat xx


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