Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Another Step Closer to the Last Escape




It is one thing to get excited about an idea and quite the other to go about implementing all the necessary details to make it a reality.

Creating an escape room is a creative exercise that involves writing, design, casting, directing and puzzle making.  Fun!  Yay!

But it still needs a home.  It has to exist in the context of ticket sales, leasing space, hiring and licensing.  It needs to be housed within a business.  Work!  Not as much of a Yay!

That is the bulk of what I have been doing over the last month and a half, and it is now bearing fruit.  It was also a major reason for taking the project on.  Although I have been mentoring companies , sitting on advisory boards and teaching entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and professional development levels, I haven’t walk the walk in quite some time.  It is easy to forget the anxiety that comes with worrying over forgetting important details, finding funding and waiting, waiting, waiting to hear whether a something that is a lynch pin to your success will come through. 

Behold the LLC!  Adventures by Appointment LLC is the company that will be putting on the production of The Last Escape. 

That meant registering the company with the state, registering the domain name (www.adventuresbyappointment.com) , filing for a state business license, filing for a city business license and opening a business bank account which also requires things like a EIN number and an operations plan. 

That of course leaves the requirement of finding the right location.  How about right in the middle of downtown Tacoma?  Yes, we have an address.  410 A Street, Suite 410, Tacoma WA.  Many thanks are due to Spaceworks Tacoma for their help in finding the property and arranging for the first six months at a low rate.

Occupation of the space will take place the first of April and the serious, non-serious work of putting together the production with Jen York directing and Blake York designing becomes real.