Official I own a Business Thread vol. "gotta spend money to make money"

Discussion in 'General' started by jayhawk17, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. jayhawk17

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    We got jewerly, booty, a dude promoting his radioshow(shutup I been listening..I'm part of the "movement"), photography, get in shapethreads....why not a BUSINESS thread for discussing a business you run, want to run, quit running, choosing your major in school, networking and so on.

    I've done nothing major...but I've come to the decision I'd rather not work under someone and do the "be my own boss" thing. Gottabachelors in marketing(mistake)...current projects are custom sneakers: Evolved-Footwear.com (been at it almost 9 years) but my main focus is my blog/website about custom sneakers/shoecustomizers www.PaintOrThread.com. Besides that I've got a couple"concepts" for a product or two that would be mass produced...along with a couple other friends all trying to do their own thing as well in differentfields. But the topic of business is some that ALWAYS gets me going when I meet and conversate with new people.

    So lets get it NT...introduce yourself, brand, business, and what you got goin and hopefully the post will grow from there.

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    Suggested Business Books and Websites...post for what you want to add!

    Books: 4 Hour Work Week, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Crush It, The Knack, Buying In, Guerrilla Marketing(by Levinson)

    Websites: Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com,
     
  2. produccionfrescos

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    Hi.

    My name is Patrick Bateman, I'm into murders and executions Mergers and Acquisitions.
    I currently work for Pierce and Pierce (My father owns most of the company).

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  3. bluedeniro

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    [​IMG] im down also i got a associates in marketing i stopped early on the bachelors the money i was spending wasn't looking good with this economy but ilike this idea im down
     
  4. koudie from brooklyn

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    Props for this thread.
     
  5. skunkindunks

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  6. icekickz89

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    Good looks on this tread OP. Just curious, why was Marketing a 'mistake'?
     
  7. the north west

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    very difficult to break into that field

    most people I know who finished with a degree in marketing are not doing anything related to marketing
     
  8. bobbytripledigits

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    My friend and I have a clothing brand. No investors, started with a few hundred bucks out of our pocket. Working for yourself can be really trying at times,and it is certainly not for everybody. Many people glamorize the American Dream of running your own business, but again, it's not necessarily the secret tosuccess. Anyways, in my case, I haven't really slept in 6 years, I'm slowly falling out of shape, and lost a lot of friends, but I would NEVER want tobe doing anything else.
     
  9. bluelamborghini

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    I don't know exactly what I want to do with my Major. (Journalism/Communications)
     
  10. 410fresh

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    Im Mike i can issue handicap parking permits
     
  11. aznjmacan

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    I import food to Jamaica from central/south America - every decision I make is a gamble
     
  12. destination kicks

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    BobbyHundreds dropping by? Niceeeeeeeee.

    Anyway, Freshman Economics major. I work as a Data Entry Specialist for a Mortgage Company in Maryland. There are a couple of things I'd like to do with mylife. I have a huge interest in Fashion Design, DJ'ing, Investment Banking, and being a Sports Agent. Of course you can't do all of these but these arejust some of my interests.
     
  13. oh you mad

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  14. mr kuter

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    Great thread OP. Ive just recently finished reading 4-Hour work week, and have really been trying to brand store on a product to sell via the net.

    Amazon link
     
  15. halftime718

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    I would love to own a diner or write stories for video games. How do you even go about doing that?
     
  16. freakydestroyer

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    *watches Paid in Full* [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. hueyp in louiev

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    Im transitioning out of a safe zone at my long time employer right now and building up my own brands and businesses.

    I will be the Black Bobby Hundreds soon.

    Crack on the way. [​IMG]
     
  18. awwsome

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    food huh?
     
  19. tim teufel

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    mortgage banker specialize in fha and conventional loans. best time to buy and refi cause rates are still low [​IMG]
     
  20. datznasty

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    Buy broken laptops and electronics on ebay and CL and fix then resell them. Hell, a lot of people sell electronics that they don't even realize are stillunder warranty and they could get fixed free. I missed the chance to bid because it's hard to get my phone off my hip when driving, but I saw a Sony Vaiotoday 13.3 inch, c2d processor, 4gb of ram (it was pink though) go for 160something because dude took the hard drive out and didn't have the OS CDs. Tonsof them on there without the battery or with a broken screen too, both of which are also easy replaces.
     
  21. hueyp in louiev

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    Yo can you give a little more detail and background on this biz?
     
  22. jordan23collecta

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    Official Business Thread vol. "gotta spend money to make money"


    saw this, wrong. Exits thread



    -J23C
     
  23. nicefro

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    will hopefully be in an undergrad b-school this coming fall [​IMG]
     
  24. iluvjordanxi

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    I want to major in Business marketing, are you saying this is a bad choice?
     
  25. skunkindunks

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    With the plug for my current job out of the way, my dream is to start a sportswear line. I've been slowly putting the pieces into place,coming up with what I think are some great names, designs and concepts and I'm at at the very crucial stage where I need to make some samples. 2010 isgoing to be a big year for me.