Building a Start-Up from the Ground-Up

Well I found out that it was my fault, in getting my eCommerce site to look like spaghetti and not being able to log in. When I was trying to upgrade mapping for my blog so the end of it read .com instead of WordPress.com I put in my eCommerce site name instead of my blog name which are very close in spelling, and now I’m trying to work through the issues  thanks to the good people at WordPress and Host Gator thanks so much guys/girls. I like to mention the people behind the curtains, it absolutely astonishes me the knowledge that IT, Programers, Web Designers, etc. guys/girls have, and the hard work they do in a single day. What an Industry, completely changed the entire world just like the industrial revolution did at the turn of the century.

Humans greatest  achievements where the Oil Barrens, for (Travel)  Industrial Revaluation for (Machinery) Bleach for (Health) World Wide Web for (Internet) wow we should be somewhat proud of our achievements. Considering all of this has taking place in less than 200 yrs. Its just over two peoples lives if they lived into their 90s . In actuality its been hundreds thousands of lives & careers of dedicated people to learning themselves and then educating the next generation so they can improve upon that knowledge, by inventing new and useful things that will propel humans further ahead so that some one else can push it even further into the future.

So where is the future, and who decides where we are going!!! Is it certain individuals, a group of individuals (Free Masons) is it our GOVERNMENTS that guide us in the direction we should go. I do think its their responsibility since they have the title of Governing. What a responsibility to keep all the other humans on the entire planet busy, working, educating, cleaning, healthy, etc. It reminds me of an Ant Hill. Remember poking a stick into the top of the hole, first they send out two or three great big Army Ants to inspect, then they leave only to be replaced with worker Ants that come out to fix up the damage, and if you do it a second time, well then out come even more Army ants and they stay there to watch the workers complete the task but all they are doing is what we humans do instinctively too, keep all things safe and flowing so our society evolves for the next generation . So where is the next step after the internet, it leaves me pondering to think of whats left except peace, world trade to bring up the standards of living so there are equal values for all humans on earth. Why should some have it great and others have starvation. Theres no need for that.  Well just something to ponder I guess.   Have the best day possible. Luv Y all  

Kind Regards

Andrew R Thomson

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Building a Start-Up from the Ground-Up

Wow its been a very interesting few days, I’m guessing its Murphy s Law because when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong at least for me it dose because I’m learning this website, e-commerce, and blogging by the seat of my pants. I cant for the life of me figure out why a perfectly good half built site, that your setting up gos all screwy and starts redirecting you to a page that says there’s no server. Oh and yes I did check with my provider Host gator and its all cool at their end. I was also told to empty my cache (Luckily not my pockets) so I did that also. Oh hears a good one, use a proxy service attached to my browser, well isn’t  that a new one. Ive heard of the word Proxy, but no clue as to what it is or what it will do to fix a website that looks like Spaghetti. Anyhow you certainly cant say its not an adventure, well I’m off now to research Proxy servers or at least find someone else who dose know and can explain it to me in the layman’s terms. I d ask you to wish me luck but I make one of the most luckiest product on the market Touch Wood Key-Chains, Necklaces, & Candle Holders, so Ill just reach into my pocket and Touch my Wooden (Now get your mind out of the gutter) Key-Chain. All will be good now that I have a wee bit of the good stuff on my side. I wish you all the best day possible simply because its only half done. Luv Y all.

Kind Regards

Andrew R Thomson

Building a Start-Up from the Ground-Up

Wow who would have known that Hansel & Gretel would have such a profound effect on businesses so many yrs after the story was written. The idea of leaving bread crumbs really didn’t work out for those two simply because they didn’t have the foresight to know, that the little birdies of the forest would get hungry and eat them before Han & Gret, could use them, to guide them back to the beginning of there journey. Talking about foresight, well that’s something, you do really need in business or it really dose help to save a lot of mistakes… Now foresight can only work for you, if you have an inkling to what your needs, wants, directions, & topics, are etc. I know and have learned for example that I need to make all of the web page scanners (Google) aware of my e-store pages, web pages & blog pages, but who could ever have had the foresight to know about bread crumbs, leaving a trail for the web scanners to keep scanning your content with out leaving it for another site, before finishing all of your pages. Now one would assume that if they were going on to a site to scan it, it would scan it in it’s entirety. But Oh that’s not the case, I’ve now been reminded that assume, really dose stand for Ass/U/Me. I recommend and commend the persons making all this info available to us newbies through free e-books in exchange for your email address. So technically it’s not really free because your taking a 99-1% chance that you will probably get bomb boarded with sales pitches for their products, but I personally still think it’s worth it because the info you do get, is well worth it and you meet Co. like Woo commerce and such along the way, which in turn helped out not at that particular time but all the same, I did start to use there services down the road. So in a nut shell Bread Crumbs are not just for casseroles but are used in business also. Have a wonderful day and if your still wondering Yes to the fact that I’m still looking at my Start-Up as a larger then life Adventure.

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Andrew R Thomson at

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Building A Start-Up from the ground up

I’m sill hard at work with WordPress and Woo Commerce setting up an e-commerce store after which making several mistakes with 3 different Co. that all promise drag & drop tech only to find out they do not have a standard size for your Stores Header. I thought that was important, it is only my Co. name after all. Well no hard feelings you have to take some lumps along the way to success. If it was easy everyone would be doing it right. At least now I’ll have more latitude in making decisions for whats good for myself and my business instead of helping build  another Co. business. I read this in a blog (thank you blogs) and didn’t know what to make of it until I emailed my host provider only to find out I couldn’t advertise another site that I would have liked to work with. So needless to say among other things they couldn’t provide I thought I’d give what buddy had said on his blog (I will credit him at a later time) and go it alone, with WordPress & Woo Commerce and wal-la. I’m almost up and running again.Anyways to late and an early morning awaits me Oh the joys of your own business oh how I’ve missed these crazy hours. Luv to Y’all

Adorable Gnomes

I’ve just picked up the wood, so I can start carving the Original Adorable Gnomes. I’m getting the creative juices flowing,  just thinking about them and how I’ll design and carve the very first ones. After they are carved, I’ll put them into production by making molds (concrete molding material) and molding a few of each design. After that, they can be painted and final details put on them, after which I can use my product photography skills to represent them to the market place. Very much looking forward to the feed back from all of our customers, friends, and Family, once all of this is accomplished. Please stay tuned !!!