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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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My attempts at a career are being thwarted
    #4617305 - 09/03/05 09:41 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I am unemployed and I am looking to do something. I have several options (go back to school, join the military, open my own business, find a job, etc..) I think opening my own business would be the best thing for me given that I hated school and I have a problem with being bossed around.

At first I looked into opening a bar. The prices and liabilities associated with that are immense. I have money, but not enough to do the bar thing at the moment (it appears as if I would need AT LEAST half a million (U.S.)) to even get started in m city. So, I then looked into the "Pita Pit" franchise. I got a demographic study together which I presented to the Pita Pit people. They got back to me and said that somebody has already signed a contract with them to cover all of the city that I am in.

I'm depressed and I am out of ideas. I realize that this is the third or fourth time I have asked the Pub for some ideas on what I should do, but I keep asking. Does anybody have a halfway decent idea for a business...any kind of business?

Help!!


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617310 - 09/03/05 09:42 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

buy a franchise.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617311 - 09/03/05 09:43 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Gay strip club.

You could try a bookstore or something like that. A bookstore is somehting I've always been interested in opening.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617323 - 09/03/05 09:47 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

i think you should join the military, you'd fit right in


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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: faslimy]
    #4617359 - 09/03/05 09:59 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

faslimy said:
i think you should join the military, you'd fit right in




Actually, that was one of the reasons that I decided on not joining the military. I don't think I would fit in with a bunch of 18 year olds (I am 26). But, the main reason I don't want to join is that I don't want to participate in a war effort that I disagree with.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: dr_gonz]
    #4617371 - 09/03/05 10:03 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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drgonz said:
buy a franchise.




What kind of franchise? Pita Pit would have been perfect for me. They specifically say that their target market is college students. I would have put it in the "college" part of my town (there are two universities with 35,000 students here). The Pita Pit guy was saying that I could open one outside of my city's limits (in one of the suburbs or something), but I don't think that would be as profitable.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617375 - 09/03/05 10:04 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

anything from rita's ice, to panera bread, to something like u mentioned near college kids. open a lil place that gives college kids a bunch of food for minimal costs. u'd clean up.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: Redstorm]
    #4617378 - 09/03/05 10:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Redstorm said:
Gay strip club.





Yeah...I'll get right on that  :rolleyes:

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Redstorm said:
You could try a bookstore or something like that. A bookstore is somehting I've always been interested in opening.




A bookstore would be cool, but I surmise that they don't make much money.  How would I compete with the "Barnes and Nobles" and "Borders" of the world?  Plus in my city there already are several small quirky bookstores in the "hip" parts of town.  I fear that the market is saturated.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: dr_gonz]
    #4617381 - 09/03/05 10:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah, Panera is badass. I would give that a try.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617382 - 09/03/05 10:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Check out these threads


very inspiring thread.for me anyways
first million

good ideas on here
money on the side


Im in the same situationi may have some money to invest figuring it all now


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: dr_gonz]
    #4617392 - 09/03/05 10:09 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

drgonz said:
anything from rita's ice, to panera bread, to something like u mentioned near college kids. open a lil place that gives college kids a bunch of food for minimal costs. u'd clean up.




But, I would have to compete with the university cafeterias as well.

Rita's Ice? What is that?

Panera Bread is always in ritzy strip malls around here.

In the "college" part of town that I was mentioning, there are a bunch of restaurants. A Pita Pit would have been perfect because the food is good, it is cheap, and nobody else sells pitas in this part of town (I checked).


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617402 - 09/03/05 10:11 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

move to a college town.
and open up a laundrymat/beer garden.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617403 - 09/03/05 10:11 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

http://www.ritasice.com/

fuck the cafeterias.... If u can give kids a big box of fries and a grilled burger for under 5 bucks, you can sell them all day long...


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617407 - 09/03/05 10:12 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Selling crack worked out for a lot of people.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: Vvellum]
    #4617423 - 09/03/05 10:15 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
move to a college town.
and open up a laundrymat/beer garden.




I live in a college town that is a medium sized city (we have professional sports teams). Getting a liquor license in the "cool" areas gets very expensive.

I do believe that both of the colleges in this one "very college" area have laundry facilities on campus.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: dr_gonz]
    #4617443 - 09/03/05 10:19 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

drgonz said:
http://www.ritasice.com/

fuck the cafeterias.... If u can give kids a big box of fries and a grilled burger for under 5 bucks, you can sell them all day long...




I'm not sure how well cold stuff (Rita's ice) would sell in the winters up here. It isn't Alaska here or anything, but it does get cold and it does snow some.

There are several burger joints in this college area (McDonalds, a couple independent places, etc..)


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617451 - 09/03/05 10:22 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Massage parlor


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: flowstone]
    #4617454 - 09/03/05 10:22 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

flowstone said:
Selling crack worked out for a lot of people.




I am looking to do something legal and productive.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4617461 - 09/03/05 10:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I picked mushrooms and sold them to a local market for extra money, as well as tons of side jobs/landscaping for people all over the area. To break out big yourself you're going to have to bust major ass... I'm sure you know this.


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Re: My attempts at a career are being thwarted [Re: lowdominion]
    #4617476 - 09/03/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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lowdominion said:
Massage parlor




I want to do something that is not seedy. I want my mommy to be proud of me.


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