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    I have to disagree. Trends and booms come and...

    I have to disagree. Trends and booms come and go. If your truly passionate about something that should last longer than a fad. With that said, if you can combine the two, then you have a winning...
  2. My honest answer usually involves some version of...

    My honest answer usually involves some version of me saying "I am so driven to solve the problem that sometimes I seem detached from the team". I explain that I'm not, I'm just a puzzle solver, and...
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    I agree with delusional 100% here. I view...

    I agree with delusional 100% here. I view LinkedIn as a personal tool for networking or perhaps even job hunting. It's much less casually social than Facebook, and I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable...
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    Since you both do most of your business online, I...

    Since you both do most of your business online, I think it's a great opportunity to trade best practices with a colleague. Since you are in a niche business, I'd bet there is plenty of customers to...
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    I work from home, but I have a team of people...

    I work from home, but I have a team of people that I work with. We are all home based, but there are endless conference calls. I do notice that we cannot have the inside jokes or little parts of...
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    It's $600 revenue when the payer generates the...

    It's $600 revenue when the payer generates the 1099. I don't think the government cares if it's profit or not. They require filing when you've received $600 from the company paying you.
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    There's lots of great suggestions in this thread....

    There's lots of great suggestions in this thread. I'd really consider a Groupon or LivingSocial campaign. I know a restaurant manager who does this and they pull in around 20% new customers with...
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    There's plenty of legitimate MLM businesses. ...

    There's plenty of legitimate MLM businesses. Research, and interview people. Not just the top of the chain, but get feedback from people who've just started. Get a real feel for it. You'll have...
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    I'm trying to get an apparel company going with a...

    I'm trying to get an apparel company going with a business partner. I do all the artwork, but I'm trying to get into the selling aspect. I'm just starting to market it online and I'm using...
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    My stepfather owns his own business, and his son...

    My stepfather owns his own business, and his son works for him. It seems to work for them, but I'm not sure it would work for us. We get along great, and I genuinely like him, but it's not in a...
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    I haven't had to interview someone in a long...

    I haven't had to interview someone in a long time, but I remember something that really helped me was to make the interviewee comfortable. When someone is comfortable they'll give you the most...
  12. For my "day" job, which is 100% home based, I do...

    For my "day" job, which is 100% home based, I do have fairly strict hours. For my supplemental income, I work when I have the motivation and time, so no set hours there. I work as much as possible...
  13. My wife has worked from home since my youngest...

    My wife has worked from home since my youngest was about 4 or 5 years old (now 12). She had some struggles, but we sat them down and explained it to them, and our oldest (7 or 8 at the time) was...
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    I can't imagine being in a position where I'd...

    I can't imagine being in a position where I'd keep that employee. Most companies will not only terminate the individuals employment, but threaten legal action depending on the value of what was...
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    Craigslist is the obvious first answer. There's...

    Craigslist is the obvious first answer. There's also a site called For Sale or For Trade (I think). If you are already on Facebook, you can use that too and it may be the most convenient. My area...
  16. Thread: Textbroker

    by samm1973
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    The only problem I've had with Textbroker is a...

    The only problem I've had with Textbroker is a customer who just refused everything I sent. I followed the revisions they asked for to the T, but they'd find something new they didn't like. ...
  17. I'd probably start with a PS3 and a Xbox360 for...

    I'd probably start with a PS3 and a Xbox360 for now. They are cost effective, and you can stilll get many relatively new titles for them. If you see them in high demand, you can then start with a...
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    If you really want to start a brick and mortar,...

    If you really want to start a brick and mortar, is there room inside your hotel that you could turn into a boutique? I don't know if it's feasible, but many hotels have diners and gift shops or...
  19. Thread: Bitcoin

    by samm1973
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    Took the words out of my mouth

    My biggest fear is the bubble. It seems inevitable. It's a crapshoot if you're going to make the last bit of money, or if you're going to get caught holding the bag with useless currency in it. I...
  20. Thread: Door hangers

    by samm1973
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    About the only business I can think of that is...

    About the only business I can think of that is likely to generate business from a door hanger/flyer is restaurant. I know a lot of Chinese and Pizza places still canvas pretty heavily in my area. ...
  21. Thread: Home Office

    by samm1973
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    I've always had a dedicated computer desk and...

    I've always had a dedicated computer desk and area that I work from. It's never been an office with a door, but an area in the house where I can work. My "day" job is 100% home based, which makes...
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    What I find odd is that the original post has a...

    What I find odd is that the original post has a timestamp of 05-05-2005,06:31 PM. How in the world did that happen? Perhaps I am reading this wrong? I will say I probably haven't used newsgroups...
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    Crowdsourcing a logo is a very 21st century idea....

    Crowdsourcing a logo is a very 21st century idea. There's a very real chance of over complicating the process with all those different perspectives and ideas pouring in. Once you get past the...
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    I've never thought of going somewhere to purchase...

    I've never thought of going somewhere to purchase "likes". That leads me to another question. Do you use the Facebook promotions? If so, which promotions (posts or page) and on average how much...
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