Hello to my OneTwo3D blog.
Yet another blog you may think? I hope it will be an interesting one.
I will be writing about my experiences in setting up a small business from scratch, the highs (and lows) and anything interesting I had to master to get where I am now.
A bit about myself first: I’m a technology enthusiast, engineer by trade and this business is at the moment a first experiment for me in entering the self-employed world (I have a full-time job, so at the moment this is more a hobby and trial).
Where did the idea come from? I really enjoy tech stuff, from Raspberry Pis, over drones (I own a DJI Mini 2), to 3D printers (at the moment I own an Creality Ender 5 and I’m on the way of building my own Voron 2.4).
Along the way of looking into my Voron build I realised that it isn’t easy to
- source components for 3D printers from reliable sellers
- for reasonable prices
- without long delivery times
- and/or the risk of having to pay import duties or addiitonal fees.
So I decided to give it a try and open my own shop… crazy idea but yes, why not?
What I didn’t expect is how much “stuff” around needs to be done, organised, bought, subscribed to, etc. before I can even do my first sale (or am I too perfectionistic here?)
Enough for blog #1… in the next ones I will be talking about my experiences in
- registering a Limited company
- getting a bank account for said company
- setting up this website (which hosting provider to use, which e-commerce system, payment provider, etc.)
- Which products to sell next and where to source them from?
I hope that sounds promising to you, let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading. Does anyone? Let me know in the comments 🙂
Jan (male btw… difficult name to have in the UK 😉