During these hard times, who else has or is thinking of opening a small business?

Discussion in 'General' started by don phenomenon, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. don phenomenon

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    I'm 24 years old. I've been working retail for about 3 years. Management position for 2 out of the 3. Working for others suck especially Footlocker,INC [​IMG]...I'm thinking of opening an online jewelry store...Mypop's is a jeweler so I have the inventory to work with. I posted this because I wanted some tips, comments, suggestions on how I should start. I knowthere are some entrepreneurs out here on niketalk. Drop some knowledge...



    Btw if anyone here lives around Miami and want to do business...shoot me a message
     
  2. mytmouse76

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    hopefully next semester i'll have time to sign up for the wedding planner certification class at the other university out here...

    after that [​IMG]
     
  3. don phenomenon

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    Good luck, myT...[​IMG]
     
  4. redman

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    A few NTer's are in the jewelry game.
     
  5. mytmouse76

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    thanks...if your dad is a jeweler why don't you go into business with him?
     
  6. mangudai954

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  7. don phenomenon

    don phenomenon

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    I actually want to branch off because his shop is in a flea market...and business is not doing so well, people in the hood aren't buyingjewelry like in the Clinton days...and to top it off he was robbed a month ago at gunpoint by 3 goons in jason masks[​IMG]...I wanna make his enterprise bigger...buddy has a done a lot for me and I wantto start giving back
     
  8. mytmouse76

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    thats what i mean...why not just take his business online?
     
  9. kakashi

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    i dj....
     
  10. wj4

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    The smaller businesses are usually the first ones to go in hard times.
     
  11. mr718

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    Whats ya setup?
     
  12. sneakers904

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    Go for it man.
     
  13. crank lucas

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    its hard, the problem with opening a brand new business is that you either need to co-open it with someone or need to be well off already
     
  14. tfromthe617

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    i've wanted to open a laundromat for a while now. i've made business plans and everything but decided i didn't wanna dedicate my life to somethingi have 0 interest in.
     
  15. 651akathepaul

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    For sure. I'm not going after a the label of a small business, but I have a good fundraising ideas for local sports teams that will bring them and thecommunities into other businesses.