reply to post by metaldemon2000
SpaDe_ has a good idea that can be grown and franchised over time. That's where you can really accumulate wealth, when you start having others pay to
use your good name and follow your successful Business Plan.
Learning how to write a Business Plan will do you a world of good. There are so many expenses that will surface when taking on a business venture that
most inexperienced entrepreneurs will overlook. A few dollars spent on used Business 101 / Marketing / How-To Write Your Business Plan college level
texts will pay off greatly in return on investment. Same holds true for taking a few adult night courses on basic book keeping and tax preparation.
Knowledge is king. I've owned and run several businesses over the years, I'm an old fart, I have no reason to steer you wrong.
Here's a potential money maker for someone with access to large spreads of business campus environments. If you have to drive five hours each way
it's not for you. Also, one has to use their suit and tie voice on the phone, know or learn some skills in making a Features and Benefits Brochure
for mailings, and be willing to don business casual attire when visiting clients (by previously arranged appointment, of course). I too love my rock
t-shirts but sometimes the old "When in Rome.." prevails.
Anyway, businesses have female employees that run into problems with their attire from time to time. These ladies, from receptionist or secretary to
management heads, VP's, or Presidents need and deserve a quick and convenient rescue from broken heels, ripped stockings and ill-fitting garments.
I've seen ladies use staples, binder clips and many other things to get by and through the day. They deserve better.
The Solution: You create and provide to businesses two different Personnel Emergency Kits. Might look like a cardboard box with smaller boxes inside
when you first start, but down the road you upgrade to printed corrugated, etcetera.
The first Kit holds say a dozen separate Mini Kits. Each Mini may be composed of a small emergency sewing kit (you can buy pre-made, just locate a
supplier); one tiny tube of Super Glue, one of those lil Emergency Eyeglass Repair Kits (also pre-made), things of this nature. Use your common sense
and imagination. Obviously the Kits sell for well more than you pay. Each Master Kit comes with a good supply of Brochures to be tossed into Office
Workers mail box slots at the work place which informs them of their price, content and availability from Human Resources or whomever is given the
responsibility by the company owner or person in charge.
The Second Kit is a common sense variety pack of medium or better quality Stockings / Nylons. No fancy styles or upgrade designer choices, just an
assortment of perhaps two shades and several sizes. Women tear their hose in the work place every day of the week. It pisses them off royally,
especially earlier in the day or if they have to give or attend a meeting, time with clients, etcetera.
You stay in touch with your clients on a monthly basis as you grow your client base. Hook up with a Business Checking Account and a Credit Card
Service and run your sales on a pay for play basis. You drop off refills by appointment to a specific designated contact and collect payment at that
Keep track of all overhead expenses to maximize your profit potential. The upside to this business is you may start small with a reasonable
investment, and you're not going to break a sweat turning this into a full-time business.
Another decent way to make money is a dog walking / pet sitting business. Money making people are often stuck at work long hours and their pets need
tending to. Business people often travel and the whole kennel experience sucks for the pet, is costly, and in truth it's a hassle to do. My wife has
a friend that makes serious bucks doing this. She has several people working for her now.
Hope you find what you're looking for.