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Default 01-07-2016, 05:57 PM

Yeah I know you're right. I think I'm just suddenly overexcited & yes I do need to put a lot more thought into it.

I don't think it would be too difficult to get a small business off the ground though especially in a city. In Belfast there are dozens of independent businesses that established themselves off the back of larger chains & franchises.

A good example is the e-cig phenomenon. There is the big chain known as Kix... & now every other street you go on to there's an independent e-cig store. This is in most towns - I'm sure you've seen it yourselves.

Going into business off the back of someone else wouldn't have been my first choice, but it appears to be an effective method of getting one going, because all the smaller start ups I've seen are still going strong.

Of course I'm gunna give it more thought.

But it is now on my radar again. I'm not spending my life making other cunts rich.


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Default 03-07-2016, 11:44 AM

Are you not studying something physchology related; you not aiming to move into helping addicts or kids or become a social worker or something along those lines?
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Default 05-07-2016, 10:44 AM

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Are you not studying something physchology related; you not aiming to move into helping addicts or kids or become a social worker or something along those lines?
Yeah I'm doing a psychology degree which was gunna assist in counselling & education for addicts & youngsters. However I'm no longer aiming to become a full time social worker/Counsellor. I'm never gunna get rich that way.

I'm a volunteer counsellor for ChildLine & I'm happy with that once a week shift. It means a lot to me & I'll always do it.

Long term is not truly mapped out yet. I don't yet know what way I will progress with my company. Even if & when I do, I know I could be a good businessman, so if I stay with the company I'll always have that urge inside that I should have took a chance.

I'll probably take a chance at some point to be fair. But like you rightly reminded me, I'm not just gunna grab some stupid product & open a business just for the sake of it.


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Default 07-07-2016, 10:10 PM

I've got a few books I'm going to power my way through for inspiration..

Currently reading The $100 Start Up

Then I've got..

Alan Sugar - What you see is what you get

James Caan - The real deal

Sam Walton - Made in America

Tim Ferris - The 4 hour work week



As for what I said above about not knowing what will happen with my company in regards to where I'll go with it. One thing is for sure - I refuse to pay into a pension scheme where I "put money away" for retirement in 36 fucking years. I may not even make it that far. I see a pension "scheme" as another form of tax. Plus, pension is the most depressing word I can think of.

The way I see it is, I have 36 years to make my own large chunk of money. Even if it takes 5 failed businesses to reach a successful one.

Obviously I'm not planning to fail 5 businesses - the point is I'd prefer to do that than wait until I'm 70 & past my best to have regular pocket money from my own savings.

Fuck. That. Shit.


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Default 25-10-2016, 09:21 PM

Been thinking a lot about business ever since I last posted here a few months ago.

Something I have always seemed to do well is talk about doing something for ages, then do it. I'll talk about something for much longer than I should, but then i'll decide I'm just gunna fucking do it.

In this case yes I have decided i'm just gunna "fucking do it" but not just for the sake of it as mentioned above, and not right away. I am going to take a lot more time to educate myself and get it right (hopefully).

I still am not sure exactly what to do but i am almost sure an online business will be the most logical and practical since i work full time.


I have found this guy recently, Patrick Bet-David. He is an online mentor and entrepreneur. This was the first video i stumbled upon; the title grabbed my attention so i clicked it..

https://youtu.be/qgc89GEO_nE

These days every time you watch a video on YouTube you are presented with anothet "Online mentor" who can make you six figures in 12 months for only $195 per month.

Not this guy, he gives away free content on a regular basis. Yes he does have products but he is not shoving them down your throat. They are there to purchase, if you want. If not it doesn't matter.

the advice this guy gives in his videos is solid gold.


EDIT: I don't know why the fucking link wouldn't work properly using the Youtube button, so I had to edit it to the shitty looking link above


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Default 26-10-2016, 09:13 PM

I have been feeling lately like giving up my psychology degree.

I started it in February 2013. I took a gap year this year as I was spinning plates and it started again at the beginning of October. However now my heart is set on becoming an entrepreneur.

I don't really want to quit but I feel like I'm spinning plates again. I would much rather my focus was on one serious endeavour as opposed to 2. I will complete the degree in 2018 which is still ages away - if I was persuing buisness alone who knows what I could have done in that time?

I'd almost be happy to just scrape by on the degree & even if I just pass it then so what. It started off as a career booster to help me in becoming a counsellor but I am basically only doing it as a hobby now.

This way I could focus more on entrepreneurship.

What would anyone do in my situation? Has any of you sacrificed studies before in pursuit of something potentially greater? Does anyone think I'm being bonkers again?


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Default 22-11-2016, 07:32 PM

Never got any answers on whether I should pack the degree in.

Of course, I'm not looking for someone to tell me what to do, that's my decision.

But some opinion would be alright.

I have a deadline of midnight tomorrow for my next assignment. Once again I am about to go to my home workspace & type out a load of bullshit by randomly picking "relevant" shit from the materials in hope of a pass.

Is there any fucking point in doing it if my heart is not in it?

I do still love psychology but I'm only really continuing because of the time investment I've already made, & I HATE the idea of being a quitter.

But I'd love it if I could focus ALL my spare time on entrepreneurship rather than spinning plates.

My head says ditch it but my heart says don't.


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Default 01-12-2016, 12:31 PM

Unless you have a solid Plan B I would stick at it. And by the sounds of things you don't have a solid plan B. Keep doing it, but in the meantime use that motivation of not wanting to do it to find another path. Build up that other skill until you can turn it into $$s and then you can quit uni.

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Default 12-03-2017, 12:09 PM

I am starting a business this year with a friend, we've both worked in sales. so we know how to sell a product, and i've done this particular job before too. its the first business venture i've ever been on so it would be nice to hear what you guys think, maybe my views on it all are a little warped since i think it will be fairly easy...

so we're both gonna chip in to get the best possible carpet cleaning machine, a van, and all the essential chemicals and accessories etc... also we'll budget for leafleting door to door (which is where we expect to get our initial business from), and advertising in newspapers, local magazines & relevant places.
once we have have it up and running comfortably, i am planning to branch out and go for a more hard sales approach by going to hotels, bars, restaurants, function rooms (any kind of other business with carpets & upholstery) to try and generate yearly or 6 monthly contracts by offering discounts (no idea whether this will work). also, my brother has his business working for bourne leisure (caravan "holiday camp sites" all around the country) and he knows alot of big players in that industry so i think there's some big potential for us to get in there too.

now i know its gonna take alot of hard work to get this going, there are other more established carpet cleaners in the area where we're based.

does it sound like a feasible idea? any pointers from more experienced entrepreneurs?
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Default 14-03-2017, 07:37 PM

Where abouts in the UK are you from? When do you expect this business to be going live?
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