Housekeeping

So today marks the start of my second three-day fast. I scheduled this one right after I finished the first one, about three months ago, and I must say I’m a bit more nervous about this one than I was the first time. I think it’s probably because I feel like I’m a bit unprepared. I’ve been consuming a lot of caffeine and sugar lately, and I think I was a lot closer to a keto-friendly diet the first time I did this. We’ll see how things go.

I signed on a new client today. This one is a new landscaping company that my wife hired a couple weeks ago to do our yard. I’ll be setting up web and digital presence for them, putting together a branding and online marketing package. The other part of this will be helping them setup the operational tools as well. I think we’re going to do Jobber as it seems like the most features that they need: CRM, quoting, job management and invoicing. Pretty much the entire job lifecycle. Should be fun.

It also looks like I’ll be moving forward with setting up a Shopify site. I’ll probably try to sub this out, but we’ll see how much I think I can do on that.

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on Basecamp. It seems like the best of all the other project and client management software that I’ve seen. I’ll probably wind up having to pull Harvest into my stack as well just for timekeeping. The only other thing I’m missing is accounting. Right now I’m sending invoices through Paypal, but I’m going to need something more full featured. I know I don’t want Quickbooks. Freshbooks and Xero are the only two that I’m really aware of at the moment, so I’ll have to find something to use. Between the wife and I, we’re starting to take on a lot of additional work that will need tracking. I’ve been able to handle our tax returns via Turbotax Self Employed, but I don’t think it’s going to cut it much longer.

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