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Old 10-23-2018, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
But again, I'm realistic. Insurance will be deadly. I need to figure that piece out. Not like I'm going through with this tomorrow, but hey, never hurts to consider different business ventures. Let's face it...how many times have successful business people been told "that's insane!" then gone on to be highly successful?
Successful business people idea have an idea and then have the common sense to say "this is a dumb ******* idea, I hope nobody knows I ever considered it"

100 percent of businesses based off of emotional decisions fail, miserably, unless your a 503c.

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Entrepreneurship is great - starting and running your own successful business is very rewarding. I recommend you find something you're interested in and then go work for a company in that field for a while. You'll learn the ropes, the risks, the opportunities, the customers, etc. Then after a few years of experience you can give it a whirl on your own. A very good friend of mine did that and how he owns his own multi-million dollar business. It's not paintball.
Interesting. When I started at GMAC, anyone non accounting or clerical started as a field rep. Then you worked up the ranks to get promoted but learned the business model each step of the way. If you made it to branch manager, you started out knocking on doors. What better way to learn a business?

Now that I work sub for people who have basically a ViagraFinger, every once in awile I have to tell them:

"Everything is easy from behind your desk".

They have no clue about how to do a repo.
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Start a GoFundMe page and wait for that sweet sweet cash to roll in
Maybe This Guy can give him some pointers.......

https://ca.gofundme.com/x74ys3-emerg...re-relief-fund

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Old 10-23-2018, 06:50 PM
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And that's why the go-cart places are indoors. In my town they are building a huge sports facility, outdoor and indoor. With be a big dome. So it will have batting cages inside and out.
Yes we have those. Very curious to know how they do. Big rent, big taxes, big utilities bill, insurance. For $15 a ride. Been to the place during the day, not a whole lot going on.
http://www.karts1.com/Kart-Racing-Go...onkoma-NY.html
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Let's see.

1. Whines, a lot
2. No financial sense
3. Cries too
4. Can't find a job

When do you start your run for office?
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Let's see.

1. Whines, a lot
2. No financial sense
3. Cries too
4. Can't find a job

When do you start your run for office?

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That "opening soon" headline has been written for the last fifteen years. I'll believe it when I see it. Such a piece of crap. I'll say this, though. They lead the league in crappy names for this pile of dung. Xanadu. American Dream. lol
anytime you build around there it has to go through Meadowland commission for approvals every step of the way. they are brutal.
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slo, in order to be successful in small business, you need to be pretty knowledgeable of the business, have lots of connections to get business, provide good product or service, be priced right, and be lucky. it takes blood sweat and tears. it takes *****. it takes a defeatist attitude. frankly, you seem to give up easily on your job hunt. a small business, until it hit about 2-3 million in revenues and could pay for the support staff you need, would likely tear you apart. there are plenty of reasons why many small businesses fail in the first few years. don't be that guy.

if you are going to do this, do it right. paintball is not the right idea.
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tears.
✓ he got that

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it takes *****.
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
Not sure how to even start researching this regarding viability. Any thoughts from you small business experts are appreciated.
Dude, don't look at it as a personal fun thing since you enjoyed it....will there be a market? You gotta do market research to see how much paintball demand is there.

Thing with these kinds of very small niche business is that you either do OK or fail due to no customers.
My friends and I were big into paintball for a short time but that was it. Also many people only do paintball for special occasions, difficult to keep regular customers IMO....

Honestly dont think paintball fields make that much money profit yearly...

Personally I'll go for good ol real estate

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✓ he got that



whoops!

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Slo needs an injection of confidence. You're not helping.







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slo, in order to be successful in small business, you need to be pretty knowledgeable of the business, have lots of connections to get business, provide good product or service, be priced right, and be lucky. it takes blood sweat and tears. it takes *****. it takes a defeatist attitude. frankly, you seem to give up easily on your job hunt. a small business, until it hit about 2-3 million in revenues and could pay for the support staff you need, would likely tear you apart. there are plenty of reasons why many small businesses fail in the first few years. don't be that guy.

if you are going to do this, do it right. paintball is not the right idea.
This thread made me realize it's not practical. Better to waste a little time posting a thread than spend thousands of $.

My job field blows. I've been applying and applying. They're like, "Oh, so you have 32 of the 34 job skills we want, including the ultra rare 'ABC', but since you don't have 'XYZ', no thanks." Then the other employer says "We don't care about 'XYZ'...we want 'NOP', so no dice". Then another employer says, "NOP is dumb...we want 'HIJ', which you don't have.

I've literally been knocked out of 5, 6, 7 jobs because I have 90% of the skills they want, but not the other 10%. And the "other 10%" are different at EVERY fing employer. So they each literally won't hire anybody except the exact to the T candidate. Which doesn't even exist! A headhunter who found me called her own client "a bit unreasonable" bevause she doesn't even think the combo they want exists! She's like, "They NEED this person. They needed them last month. But they find ridiculous faults in everybody. I'm sorry I wasted your time. They're unreasonable".

And economists wonder why people drop out of the labor force. Employers have gotten insane. They used to be willing to train employees if you had 80, 90%+ of what they wanted. Now? It's like 98%. They'd rather a seat they need filled immediately stay unfilled then go with a candidate who has 90% of what they want. Fing stupid. I've never felt so demoralized in all my life. Ready to just completely give up in life. This is a fing circus. I truly feel helpless. Hopeless. I've never felt this way my whole life. I had no job skills out of college, but got a job immediately. I'm now struggling with positions paying 20% more than I made 10 years ago as a college grad.

F my life.
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Dang, sorry to hear that. What kind of work/occupation you do? If you don't mind this lurker/newbie asking?
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I'm done with the paintball idea. If you have nothing constructive to contribute (and no--telling me to take some $10, $20k, 1-3 year training when I won't be able to pay my fing mortgage for a house hugely underwater isn't constructive), then STFU thanks.

It's not my fing fault I have shyt neighbors in town who destroyed my properyy value. It's not my fing fault my property taxes have sky rocketed at 2-3x the inflation rate. It's not my fing fault my job moved 6 states away. But thanks for taking my already shyt tacular situation and making me feel worse about it.

Fing ******.
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why not apply for something totally different. many people work in fields unrelated to their degree.

you've been unemployed what, a month or so. ask guys here about the early nineties. if you lost your job, you weren't going to find one for a year or better. you literally could not buy a job anywhere. it builds character figuring this **** out.

if you think finding your job is hard, imagine having everything o the line trying to build a business, then realizing you had poor strategies to bring in business. imagine being even a small business with say 30k per week in payroll and benefits with a broken revenue stream. imagine not taking a paycheck for a few months because you NEED to pay your employees first so they don't leave you. on top of it, think about being sued, increasing taxes and benefits payments, costs of raw goods, whatever. the guys above talking about ow difficult it can be are not making it up. in fact, they likely cant tell the tale of how hard it is.
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
This thread made me realize it's not practical. Better to waste a little time posting a thread than spend thousands of $.
Truth.

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My job field blows. I've been applying and applying. They're like, "Oh, so you have 32 of the 34 job skills we want, including the ultra rare 'ABC', but since you don't have 'XYZ', no thanks." Then the other employer says "We don't care about 'XYZ'...we want 'NOP', so no dice". Then another employer says, "NOP is dumb...we want 'HIJ', which you don't have.
So, out of simple morbid curiosity, have you broadened your search to outside your immediate geographical area? If not, you're severely limiting yourself and that's a large part of the reason you can't find a job. You're young. Broaden your search. Move if you have to. Get out of your little comfort zone. There's a big world out there with lots of opportunities. Take advantage of that while you can.

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all I can say is keep at it and done let them see you sweat. something will come up.
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Yikes, one thing I know...you gotta bring out the thickest skin for CFOT. No fluffy inspiration in here for sure.

Gotta take life and F it into your submission. Don't give up and don't surrender. Keep sending out resumes. Keep looking for other opportunities.

I've read/heard of people becoming successul with real estate. Check out bigger pockets. There was a story of a young late 20s couple, started doing it as a small side thing....and then 5 years later they are both fulltime and is grossing like 1M with 500k profit. I just connected recently online with a dude who started out owning a small retail store, now he owns 100+ units out of missouri - he literally can take 1 mo european vacation at the drop and he still got income rolling in like mad. He goes to all the chiefs games (season tickets) AND he goes to all the away games, he's already planning for the big Rams vs Chiefs game down in mexico, he was up in New England 2 weeks ago. Says real estate is best thing he ever done for himself. He makes a good chunk a year more than your avg doctor.....

Dave Ramsey / Grant Cardone /etc. all started with basically nothing......

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A small business owner must stay calm, cool and collected under the most stressful situations.

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I'm done with the paintball idea. If you have nothing constructive to contribute (and no--telling me to take some $10, $20k, 1-3 year training when I won't be able to pay my fing mortgage for a house hugely underwater isn't constructive), then STFU thanks.

It's not my fing fault I have shyt neighbors in town who destroyed my properyy value. It's not my fing fault my property taxes have sky rocketed at 2-3x the inflation rate. It's not my fing fault my job moved 6 states away. But thanks for taking my already shyt tacular situation and making me feel worse about it.

Fing ******.
Whoops!

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