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#156787 - 07/06/05 02:50 PM restartup
slumlordworker Offline

Registered: 12/20/03
Posts: 88
Loc: south bend indiana
starting up out on my own again would like somne advice so I won't have to stop again thanks for the help

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
#156788 - 07/06/05 11:55 PM Re: restartup
macmikeman Offline

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Buy low, Sell High......

#156789 - 07/07/05 06:32 AM Re: restartup
BobH Offline

Registered: 10/16/04
Posts: 134
Loc: Newfane, N.Y USA
Stock up on canned goods and maybe rice cakes. Move in with a relative who will let you cut the lawn for rent payment. Shop at the local good will and get on good terms with the folks at the local soup kitchen.

#156790 - 07/07/05 07:06 AM Re: restartup
growler Offline

Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 66
Loc: Marietta, Ga. 30060
BobH, Why don't you give it to him straight, don't candy coat it so much. You make it sound as if it's all going to be " Beer & Skittles ".

#156791 - 07/07/05 08:09 AM Re: restartup
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Could you be more specific?

What type of business did you have before, for how long, and why did you stop?


#156792 - 07/07/05 10:19 AM Re: restartup
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1226
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
A good stock of peanut butter helps too
welcome back SLW
Missed ya on business chat

#156793 - 07/07/05 12:59 PM Re: restartup
BobH Offline

Registered: 10/16/04
Posts: 134
Loc: Newfane, N.Y USA
Yeah you're right growler, the local Good-Will is probably out of the price range, hand-me downs might be a better option at least for a few years anyway. My other thoughts are, Does your wife work and make enough to support the family if you have one? Do you have alot of savings put away to pay the bills? Are there generous relatives nearby to help out financially? Seriously, unless you're already connected so to speak and have your networks set, it aint easy to get established and be profitable, not easy at all. Now if you already have set customers such as builders or multiple property landslords and they will keep you busy, well that's a different story. Like already mentioned here, be more specific on what the reason was for your initial failure.

#156794 - 07/07/05 08:16 PM Re: restartup
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
Probably the most important thing is to have a couple of "good" customers. A "good" customer is one who can be depended upon for regular work, pays promptly, and, when times are lean, can even be coaxed into creating some work for you.
Such customers make a business, by covering the rent.

#156795 - 07/08/05 03:11 PM Re: restartup
LK Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
John, so true, it took us a long time to learn that.

#156796 - 07/08/05 05:56 PM Re: restartup
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Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
I think his name "slumlordworker" may clue us in to his failure. I have done my share of slum work and there is little money to make.


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