To expense or not to expense?

17 Jun

I’ve come to a crossroads where I’d like to buy a new laptop to create my albums instead of asking my husband to lug his home from the office. At the same time, I’d like to upgrade my wonderful text-capable cell phone to a BlackBerry so that I can tweet more often and on the go among other things. The later, however can wait until I’ve gotten a few more things going.

I’m really weighing this one out. Do I work with what I have, which isn’t really getting me too far too quickly mostly because I don’t feel comfortable using someone else’s computer? Or do I bite the bullet and buy my own before I have sought out any clients? I need to get a sample album done at the very least.

I’m sure I’m not the first person to ever have to weigh this sort of first time business expense. I just feel that if I’m ever to really get this party started I need to rock out with my own gear and hit the ground running with what I have set out to do.

Big box store here I come! It’s time to take this gig seriously and price out some new hardware. Investment first, return second!

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2 Responses to “To expense or not to expense?”

  1. Jo Belfield Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    I’d go for it – to be honest it’s more cost effective in the long run that you waiting around twiddling your thumbs until the other computer is free. In business time equates for money – buy the best and fastest you can afford so you are not waiting for the computer to process things and then follow your passion!

    Have fun!

    Jo

    • Johanna Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 9:16 am #

      I went for it! I purchased the laptop a couple of weeks ago. Super excited!! Still installing things up on it in my free time between work, vacations and summer sports. Thanks for the encouragement Jo 🙂

      Johanna

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