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Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
What sort of things did you do, to insure people you were 'safe' to work with?
(I'm cool with any/all of these)
I realize most (all) of your business was obtained through referrals, but eventually, you're going to be recommended to someone 3 or more connections away who does not know you directly, no?
Originally posted by BlueShaman
Originally posted by 12voltz
Way to go ,contributing to the obesity problem x3
Make them walk their own dogs would be the proper thing to do,
Profiteering from laziness ,sad sad times
Sadly, most people prefer to go for a drive instead of getting some exercise and quality bonding time with their dog.
Cluckerspud saw an opportunity to make some cash and save the environment, and took it.
Congrats to him.
Originally posted by odd1out
Originally posted by iSHRED
Just wait till your door gets kicked in and you go to jail for not having a business license.
your pretty much a terrorist the way i see it, tax evasion, no licenses... etc.
freakin criminals make me sick.
good on you, stickin it to the man.
lets see them outsource dog walkers, they cant!!
You jest, but I'm not...and this all SOUNDS great... But ARE you licensed, insured, incorporated, etc? Two-fold reason for asking: I did the same thing years ago. It took nearly $5K of my own money to start a legitimate business at home. If everyone started an ILLEGITIMATE Business, how is that fair to the rest of us that DID pay the piper and follow the law? Those of US that are taxed at NEARLY 45% on our self-proprietorship income aren't impressed with those that think you can just hang a sign, advertise on Craigslist, print some "BUSINESS CARDS" and presto, you are entrepreneur!
Really, I'm just playing devil's advocate here...I don't personally care because your business isn't a threat to mine; but if it were...
And the other thing...have you thought about the HUMONGOUS LAWSUIT you'll be facing should a dog in your care maul a child, someone else's pet, or run into traffic and get killed? How about the house you are sitting becomes the target of a home invasion, or a gas leak causes an explosion, or it's burglarized, or burns down while in your care? YEAH, that's why the rest of pay business insurance to the tune of $3-5K a year.
I'm NOT impressed, hopefully your good fortune runs without a hitch...hopefully the LAWFUL pet sitting business in your area doesn't catch wind of your ILLEGAL practice and hopefully Murphy's Law doen't kick you in the aZZ.