It's been just over ten years now since I started actively operating Picture Hanging Solutions. The anniversary passed un-celebrated and un-noticed at the time. It was only a few days ago the realisation dawned and my first reaction was quite a normal one; my how time flies.
But then, as I began to think about it, I came to the conclusion that however belated it might be, there was much to be acknowledged and much for me to be very grateful for as we have come a very long way.
This picture hanging business we work in is, and probably will forever be a rather niche profession. It is so niche in fact we don't even have own our own business category. For example in the old Yellow Pages book, and the Sensis on-line that replaced it, we always get lumped in with picture framers (quite a different profession) and in any government questionnaire or employment category we always end up in the 'Other Professions' section.
I must confess that when I first thought about starting...