Knights and ladies and sigils, oh my!

flag printing MelbourneOkay so this may seem a little out there but just, you know, bare with me for a moment here. I’ve been trying to get more involved in uni life, you know, branch out and do more things, meet more people, ecetera ecetera, and, well, something a little odd has happened. I’ve kind of found myself, more or less, leading the renaissance reenactment team. Laugh if you will, but the renaissance was an absolutely fascinating time in world history, and I have long been interested in the fashion, lifestyle, cultures that existed during that time. Anyway, it’s kind of a long story, and one that kind of started off as a joke (I’m still not altogether sure it isn’t a joke) but now it’s suddenly gotten quite serious. And now I have to create a renaissance fair.

I’m not going to beat around the bush here, I am entirely out of my depth. I mean, I may have been to one or two in my time, but that in no means makes me an expert. I think the first thing’s first, I need to start making some banners. Melbourne has a couple of really awesome banner making places where mum makes flyers and that kind of stuff, but would they be able to make, you know, house banners. With sigils and stuff. I’m sure they’re talented and stuff but that would be a little out of the reach of most people. I’m not even sure they’d be able to do it on fabric. Maybe I should try and find a place that does flag printing in Melbourne instead.

And that’s not really even the start of my problems. I mean, yeah, it needs to look like a fair during the renaissance, but there also needs to be food, contests, some kind of way of recording who shows up and getting them all to pay … there’s just so much to do I can’t deal right now.

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Lighting the way with LED signs

LED signage MelbourneI want to go ahead with this signage idea, even without checking out the ROI. I am the worst economics lecturer ever, because I can’t even follow my own rules. One should always check out the ROI before making a business purchase. You can’t be impulsive, every expensive needs to be justified or you’re wasting money. I never really like to wait that long, especially on idea like this. When I really want something, a voice in my head keeps telling me to do it, but my reason is saying, hold on a minute, let’s just think this through. That brain has saved me from many a bad decision. I just wish I could see reason when I wanted the start that emu farm. No one wants to see an emu, and I know that for sure now.

My brain is telling me to wait and not do anything about the signage without seeing where it will lead, and if the ROI is worth it. I have a good feeling about it though, but we’ll see what my business partner has to say about it. He’s much less impulsive than I am, although I’m sure he’ll be on board with my stylish signage idea. I’m getting a friend to crunch the numbers on this thing and find out if it’s a good idea to go with the business signage. Melbourne already has a lot of signs but a memorable one will most certainly draw a crowd. I need this business to be a success, I’ve put my entire saving into this venture and I can’t afford for it to fail. I don’t want to be living at home again with my elderly parents.

Update:

I’ve just had a call. The numbers check out and now I will be making a move on the signwriting. They will certainly be able to help me with all the LED signage. Melbourne is a fantastic city to run a business because it’s so rich in culture.  

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