reply to post by BlasteR
Okay, but John at McD's doesn't have a certificate, can't draft, can't afford college and doesn't have a computer. He's pulling down $800 a
month and about $700 to $750 goes to living (roof, vehicle, food, etc.) He, because $50 doesn't really do much in the big scheme, blows the other
Let's say he gets smart. Starts saving that $50. What can John do, on $50 a month while holding down his job at McD's to keep adding to his $50,
that requires only himself.
Possibly lawn care on the weekends. Might work, if another business isn't already taken that industry away. That's only seasonal but it's a
chance. Spend $100 (two months) on a Lawn Mower and Weed Eater (if he can get that good a deal for used equipment) and toss them in the trunk with a
tie down. He's got a business, one that at current doesn't even need a liscenes or pay taxes (though richer clients might turn him away as he
doesn't have insurance and such).
It's a start and a rough one, but can happen. Won't feed a family, but he might grow it into something by that time, who knows. Outside of that,
what can people already on the short do?
I do apologise, I apparently was out of context. I did state it's hard to have a business without employees, you showed one. I'm sure there are
others. (P.I., Lawyer, some profitable ones as such. Agent, even.) Usually not businesses those with little money and little education can get.
Usually the money is the kicker, as many with out H.S. Diplomas have grown to be millionaires.
In the Lawn Business John would eventually spread out, get more yards, maybe do more types of work (Tree Limb Removal, Bush Trimming, Etching or
Trimming, Planting) thus needing laborers. Or maybe needing some one to manage it all, if he's the dirty hands guy. Probably both.
Growth, to be financially sound (as you say, you are considering taking a job working for some one else again, obviously *not a slieght to you* the
deal is good enough to consider versus what you make now with your freedoms of being your own boss) is the objective being looked at.
I agree, you are right. There are businesses that one person can run. And that is very helpful. Let's be more so by finding other things, less
exspensive or reliant on education, that people can do to get out of current plights.
The biggest thing is this. People must step up for themselves. Don't be afraid to take the chance. People stay where they are usually due to fear,
fear of risk and fear of success (what DOES one do when his idea works and now he's actually RESPONSIBLE for it all???)