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Taru
02-20-2014, 02:34 AM
I once had an opportunity to invest in a small but legal gambling business, and eventually learned that my parents were very much against it. They aren't really supportive of pursuing self employment to begin with, but they especially disliked the idea of me being involved in the gambling industry because they thought it to be morally wrong to take money from people in that manner - and I kind of agree, but ultimately I only decided against it only due to the unsatisfactory potential profits. Unlike my parents, I don't think I have much bias against morally gray businesses, to be honest, just as long as they are legal and safe. It did, however, get me curious as to where other business owners draw the line.


So, I'd like to ask you guys, is there any type of business you would never want to be a part of for any reason? For example, would you never want to be in business relating to marijuana or prostitution even if they were completely legal in your area and would potentially yield high profits?

WeDontSleep
02-21-2014, 01:35 AM
Well, I for sure wouldn't want to own a business that attracts mostly "sketchy" people. Prostitution and drugs (even if they were perfectly legal) just don't seem "clean" enough for me. I don't really know how to explain this, but I just couldn't work in these industries because for now they're simply too taboo.

JohnSword
02-21-2014, 01:45 AM
I would never take part in businesses that involve prostitution, drugs or gambling. Of course, some of them are legal, and they might yield high profits, but I doubt I would proud owning such a business. Besides, you would probably be dealing with shady people, and there's a chance that you're putting your life at risk.

Rainman
02-21-2014, 04:08 AM
One of the few businesses I wouldn't take part is one which exploits people who're strugglng to make money but most importantly if something is against my religious principles then I wouldn't take part in it either. But that's where I draw the line. . .anything that doesn't fit there is not off-limits for me.

alec
02-21-2014, 02:29 PM
I'd avoid any business that thrives on the misery and misfortunes of others: gambling, women of company or drugs. While I do agree that you have to make a living and earning big money for little work is great, I won't be at peace knowing I made my fortunes on the back of the less fortunate. Dealing with sketchy people, like WeDontSleep mentioned, would be an issue also, all my life I've avoided the less desirable types so make business with them? Never!

Medical MJ is the only 'trade' mentioned here that I'd be inclined to enter. I'm aware of the medical benefits it brings to some people and I also know that it's mostly harmless if the consumer is educated. Plus, more tax money for the country and less money for shady organizations.

chelleeann
02-21-2014, 02:39 PM
I once had an opportunity to invest in a small but legal gambling business, and eventually learned that my parents were very much against it. They aren't really supportive of pursuing self employment to begin with, but they especially disliked the idea of me being involved in the gambling industry because they thought it to be morally wrong to take money from people in that manner - and I kind of agree, but ultimately I only decided against it only due to the unsatisfactory potential profits. Unlike my parents, I don't think I have much bias against morally gray businesses, to be honest, just as long as they are legal and safe. It did, however, get me curious as to where other business owners draw the line.
So, I'd like to ask you guys, is there any type of business you would never want to be a part of for any reason? For example, would you never want to be in business relating to marijuana or prostitution even if they were completely legal in your area and would potentially yield high profits?

I'm going to be honest, I keep pretty high moral standards. So regardless of the legality of the issue, I would never take part in anything drug-related, drinking-related or pornography/prostitution related. I would never take part in any business that has anything to do with gabling, or any business that required you to lie to your customers (which includes false advertising.) I believe in an honest, clean business, which yes, now days is difficult to accomplish. But you have to think about your customers as well as yourself and your business. What kind of consumers do you want to have and do you want your consumers to trust you? This is just my honest opinion, but I don't care how much money I could make...I wouldn't do it if it was wrong. Period.

Sally108
02-26-2014, 10:40 AM
I would never be involved in any type of business that was not in alignment with my values. I want all of my steps to be toward my goals. And I think this would just be taking steps backwards. I want to feel good about what I am doing. Being involved in something that is against my values just would not feel right, thus, I think it would effect my business overall.

janineaa
03-09-2014, 11:21 AM
I would never want to have a business that is connected with drugs, gambling or prostitution. I would like to stick to my values when it comes to making money. Even if it was legal, I would never want to put other people's life in danger just for the sake of being rich and earning a lot of money.