Summer 2006

Hi! I’m Cat, and this is going to be the busiest year of my life. If all goes according to plan, by this time next year I will have my master’s degree, a fledgling business and possibly a child.

I am a 23-year old, recent college graduate in Chemical Engineering, and I’m starting an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering this fall. My husband Scott will finish his B.S. in Electrical Engineering next June, so I have one year to finish my masters before we move across the country for his graduate school.

My sister Sara is an undergraduate student of Vocal Performance and Education, and her husband Jon is an undergraduate Creative Writing major. Scott and I were married last December; Sara and Jon tied the knot last February. We’re all young and just starting life. They are our business partners. So what do two engineers, a writer and a singer know about business? Absolutely nothing!

One fateful day about a month ago, we came up with a brilliant, fun and exciting business idea while vacationing in beautiful Fort Bragg, Ca. That’s why we started our quest for knowledge about how in the world you start a business, how you make people realize it exists and what you do once you’ve got one.

We’re complete novices. If you’re a novice too, I want your questions and feedback on what you’ve tried in your business. If you’re an expert, I want your advice! I’ll keep you posted as we go along.

As for the child…well we’ll see what happens with that. I’m not expecting one yet, but Scott and I have talked seriously about that being in our near future. I have to laugh every time I think of myself as the stunningly beautiful, pregnant woman, poring over materials engineering textbooks, while making calls to potential clients!

Join me for the journey.

P.S. I want to help you learn everything we are about starting a small business. You can learn as we make mistakes so you don’t have to.

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