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MIAdragon
04-17-2011, 10:11 AM
Just thought it would be a nice to know who they are. Who to turn to for advice (dangerous here I know) or just to shoot the shit. I’m a relative n00b in the small bizz world my company just turned 3 and I have 2 more companies coming online here in the next two months or so.

My primary co is a transport brokerage firm. I also have a CSM company targeted at the transport industry that I’m tweaking, should be ready to go active next month.

Who else runs the show on the planet!?

KurtCobain
04-17-2011, 10:11 AM
I own the right to be badass.

notorious
04-17-2011, 10:16 AM
Wood Floor Installation and Refinishing (95% of the time)


Pilot Service (5% of the time)



Used to own a bowling alley, too.


I love being the man. Everyday I go to work I am in complete control and choose to be there. 100 hour weeks are nothing, when I am not working I am thinking about the next job, so it is pretty much 24/7.

Love it, but it is not for everyone (especially around tax season).

|Zach|
04-17-2011, 12:50 PM
Photography studio.

Over-Head
04-17-2011, 12:51 PM
Just thought it would be a nice to know who they are. Who to turn to for advice (dangerous here I know) or just to shoot the shit. I’m a relative n00b in the small bizz world my company just turned 3 and I have 2 more companies coming online here in the next two months or so.

My primary co is a transport brokerage firm. I also have a CSM company targeted at the transport industry that I’m tweaking, should be ready to go active next month.

Who else runs the show on the planet!?

There waqs a thread once upon a time stickied here in the lounge.

I own a custom plaster and painting company will work and travel all over North America, specializing in custom one of a kind ornamental ceilings.

Latest one
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=244022

Bacon Cheeseburger
04-17-2011, 12:51 PM
Ran a painting business for 11 years, and I shut it down last December. It was the greatest day of my life.

Phobia
04-17-2011, 12:54 PM
I am a contractor. We do nice things to your house. But if you're poor we'll do shoddy stuff to your house to make sure it doesn't fall down. Our services appeal to a large array of clients.

JASONSAUTO
04-17-2011, 12:56 PM
Own an automobile repair facility.

I share notorious' feelings about being "the man"
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JASONSAUTO
04-17-2011, 12:57 PM
I am a contractor. We do nice things to your house. But if you're poor we'll do shoddy stuff to your house to make sure it doesn't fall down. Our services appeal to a large array of clients.

Hey I do the same for cars.
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Dante84
04-17-2011, 01:22 PM
There waqs a thread once upon a time stickied here in the lounge.

I own a custom plaster and painting company will work and travel all over North America, specializing in custom one of a kind ornamental ceilings.

Latest one
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=244022

This thread:
http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=219928

ChiefsCountry
04-17-2011, 01:40 PM
Advertising Agency and sort of my own boss as a real estate agent.

chris
04-17-2011, 01:50 PM
High tech start-ups and turnarounds.

Hog Farmer
04-17-2011, 01:52 PM
)Hog Farm
2)Stone yard
3)Rental Business
4)Porn video productions

chris
04-17-2011, 01:53 PM
Hey, i need to move a household of stuff from Cincinnati to upper Wisconsin. Can you help me hire a moving semi?

I have to pay a broker. Might as well be a fellow CPer.

I will supply the labor in both places.

thanks

chris
04-17-2011, 01:57 PM
)Hog Farm
2)Stone yard
3)Rental Business
4)Porn actor


THe idea of owning a stone yard always appealed to me. Stacks of rocks and bricks.

In Utah, people pay you to remove the rocks and boulders from their property...then other people pay for them there same rocks for you to move their property.

Always thought Y'all were printing money.

LiveSteam
04-17-2011, 02:00 PM
I fall somewhere in between small biz & no biz

Hog Farmer
04-17-2011, 02:02 PM
THe idea of owning a stone yard always appealed to me. Stacks of rocks and bricks.

In Utah, people pay you to remove the rocks and boulders from their property...then other people pay for them there same rocks for you to move their property.

Always thought Y'all were printing money.


Stone yards are a good business. You buy the rock , it doesn't eat anything, it doesn't spoil . You sell it for twice what you paid for it. People won't even steal it because it's too heavy.

chris
04-17-2011, 02:11 PM
Stone yards are a good business. You buy the rock , it doesn't eat anything, it doesn't spoil . You sell it for twice what you paid for it. People won't even steal it because it's too heavy.

What made you get into it? How is the competition? How bad is the recession affecting biz?

Do the customers mind the hog semen smeared on the rocks after you come over from the hogs? :)

Hog Farmer
04-17-2011, 02:17 PM
What made you get into it? How is the competition? How bad is the recession affecting biz?

Do the customers mind the hog semen smeared on the rocks after you come over from the hogs? :)

My brother got divorced and gave me a forklift, scales ,a trailer and a semiload of rock. I found a lot to rent fo $50 a month initially and the rest was history. I'm the only rock yard in my town so there is zero competition but it's a small town. Sales have defenitely been down since Obama became pres. and I've only had one customer complain about the semen on the rocks and thats just because it wasn't dry yet.

BigCatDaddy
04-17-2011, 02:23 PM
I've owned a fitness center for all of 3 months so don't ask me a damn thing.

The Poz
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
Advertising Agency and sort of my own boss as a real estate agent.

My self and two partners run our own motion graphics/animation studio. We're starting to get nice and busy. Currently doing all the design & mo-graph for a Johnny Cash doc coming out in the late summer. Also just landed a few other solid jobs.
If you ad agency is looking for a new post house check out our site:

http://www.six01.com/index.html

:toast:

Buehler445
04-17-2011, 02:46 PM
I own a cereal grain farm.

Hog Farmer
04-17-2011, 03:42 PM
I own a cereal grain farm.

Froot Loops ?

notorious
04-17-2011, 04:03 PM
I own a cereal grain farm.

Did you call me about a highly resiliant floor for a processing center last year?

Over-Head
04-17-2011, 04:41 PM
This thread:
http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=219928 That would be it!!

ChiefsCountry
04-17-2011, 04:42 PM
My self and two partners run our own motion graphics/animation studio. We're starting to get nice and busy. Currently doing all the design & mo-graph for a Johnny Cash doc coming out in the late summer. Also just landed a few other solid jobs.
If you ad agency is looking for a new post house check out our site:

http://www.six01.com/index.html

:toast:

All check it out. Right now its in the beginning stage, I got 5 clients pretty small clients but I'm always on the look out. :thumb:

DRU
04-17-2011, 05:13 PM
2 of em.

Angell EYE - Web development

USBSwiper - Point of sale credit card swipe solution for PayPal

Been running both of them for about 3 years now. Pretty interesting to say the least.

Dave Lane
04-17-2011, 05:42 PM
I've had lots of experience in this arena.

My advise, stick to one company and make it the best one in that category. For every other business you start you dilute your efforts by 75%. Or you can find out the hard way.

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-17-2011, 05:47 PM
I am happily employed by a great employer who allows me to be me and "do my thing" 99% of the time. A year ago though, I also started a web-based business with a business partner. We offer american-made automotive specialty tools. We only manufacture a few at this point but have plans for many more and are building a heck of a brand in a short time. I'm not sure where this is headed but we have a couple distributors asking for more tools! We lived fairly well before - this business has allowed us to live even more comfortably and pay off a lot of debt in a short amount of time. Plenty more debt to go though. Check out my site... http://www.shopfreedomracing.com/American-made_tools.html

What makes me most proud of this is the fact that I recognized an opportunity for an industry I was completely unfamiliar with at that time, manufacturing. Tens of thousands of people knew there was a shortage of quantity and quality of the competitions tools and no one did anything about it. This is truly the land of opportunity but not everyone has their eyes open.

shitgoose
04-17-2011, 06:03 PM
Started a company back in '04 that specializes in aerospace support equipment sales/maintenance.

Buehler445
04-17-2011, 06:09 PM
Did you call me about a highly resiliant floor for a processing center last year?

Wasn't me. But what kind of floor did you suggest?

Fat Elvis
04-17-2011, 06:11 PM
I'd like to start a small business with someone. I have a completely untapped market, but I don't have any experience with Java programming. If you know someone who is proficient in Java and is looking for a market, let me know. It is in the social services sector.

chris
04-17-2011, 06:11 PM
I am happily employed by a great employer who allows me to be me and "do my thing" 99% of the time. A year ago though, I also started a web-based business with a business partner. We offer american-made automotive specialty tools. We only manufacture a few at this point but have plans for many more and are building a heck of a brand in a short time. I'm not sure where this is headed but we have a couple distributors asking for more tools! We lived fairly well before - this business has allowed us to live even more comfortably and pay off a lot of debt in a short amount of time. Plenty more debt to go though. Check out my site... http://www.shopfreedomracing.com/American-made_tools.html

What makes me most proud of this is the fact that I recognized an opportunity for an industry I was completely unfamiliar with at that time, manufacturing. Tens of thousands of people knew there was a shortage of quantity and quality of the competitions tools and no one did anything about it. This is truly the land of opportunity but not everyone has their eyes open.

Good for you!

You saw a market niche and you are filling it. Question: what causes your innovation? Customers asking for a tool? Or you have engineers? Or your personal experience?

Very cool.

chris
04-17-2011, 06:13 PM
I'd like to start a small business with someone. I have a completely untapped market, but I don't have any experience with Java programming. If you know someone who is proficient in Java and is looking for a market, let me know. It is in the social services sector.

Please PM me with your needs. Let's talk. If you need an NDA, I can send one over. I have java developers.

Thanks

|Zach|
04-17-2011, 06:14 PM
I'd like to start a small business with someone. I have a completely untapped market, but I don't have any experience with Java programming. If you know someone who is proficient in Java and is looking for a market, let me know. It is in the social services sector.

What is unique about java that you are sure it is the big need you have?

COchief
04-17-2011, 06:25 PM
What is unique about java that you are sure it is the big need you have?
... actually it make sense

dtebbe
04-17-2011, 06:28 PM
I own an e-commerce site that sells personal fitness gadgets and we also import a few high volume products from china that we wholesale and retail. Also do promotional printing on a few of our products. We basically sell any gadgets (that work) that have to do with health or personal fitness. Been doing it since 97.

http://www.bodytronics.com ... and yes I know my site needs a redesign :)

DT

JASONSAUTO
04-17-2011, 06:35 PM
I am happily employed by a great employer who allows me to be me and "do my thing" 99% of the time. A year ago though, I also started a web-based business with a business partner. We offer american-made automotive specialty tools. We only manufacture a few at this point but have plans for many more and are building a heck of a brand in a short time. I'm not sure where this is headed but we have a couple distributors asking for more tools! We lived fairly well before - this business has allowed us to live even more comfortably and pay off a lot of debt in a short amount of time. Plenty more debt to go though. Check out my site... http://www.shopfreedomracing.com/American-made_tools.html

What makes me most proud of this is the fact that I recognized an opportunity for an industry I was completely unfamiliar with at that time, manufacturing. Tens of thousands of people knew there was a shortage of quantity and quality of the competitions tools and no one did anything about it. This is truly the land of opportunity but not everyone has their eyes open.


dude I looked over your site. I have ideas and try to go to the fab shop to build tools quite often. I have a dodge 4x4 hub bearing puller that I built in 96 that I still use today. They just started making them on the last couple of years. The cost is about a hundred dollars, mine cost me less than ten.
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JASONSAUTO
04-17-2011, 06:36 PM
I will spend some more time on you're site when I have the extra time. Looks like you have some items that will be useful to me.
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|Zach|
04-17-2011, 06:53 PM
... actually it make sense

Oh no, there are a lot of cases where that absolutely could be. It would just be interesting to hear it out. What functionality is needed. I do some technology stuff as well and I see a lot of people seek out very specific developers without always doing the due diligence that *that* specific language or platform or whatever is the best route from A to B.

chris
04-17-2011, 06:58 PM
Oh no, there are a lot of cases where that absolutely could be. It would just be interesting to hear it out. What functionality is needed. I do some technology stuff as well and I see a lot of people seek out very specific developers without always doing the due diligence that *that* specific language or platform or whatever is the best route from A to B.

Agree. A lot of times they do know what they want and a lot of times they don't. See that all the time in .Net vs. PHP. So it is best to hear what they have to say and then make recommendations.

What type of techie stuff are you involved in?

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-17-2011, 07:02 PM
Good for you!

You saw a market niche and you are filling it. Question: what causes your innovation? Customers asking for a tool? Or you have engineers? Or your personal experience?

Very cool.

I own a 2006 Mustang GT and I was looking for the cam swap tools (valve spring compressor and timing chain wedge) early 2010. I discovered they were on backorder everywhere and customers complained about the compressor anyway. I started looking for other manufacturers and found there were none. A fellow Mustang owner and myself went into business and never looked back. He owns a machine shop and is great at designing highly effective tools. I take care of everything else, specializing in customer service. We've had nearly 1000 orders so far with 100% customer satisfaction. I am very proud of that!

We just ordered one of the new 4V Ford DOHC cylinder heads for a grand in hopes of releasing a valve spring compressor before any OEM tools are even on the market for it. We have a list of many more tools we want to build that have nice margins, room for improvement, and extremely limited competition.

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-17-2011, 07:04 PM
I will spend some more time on you're site when I have the extra time. Looks like you have some items that will be useful to me.
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Special discounts for Planet members of course :thumb:

JASONSAUTO
04-17-2011, 07:08 PM
Special discounts for Planet members of course :thumb:

Cool.
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|Zach|
04-17-2011, 08:26 PM
Agree. A lot of times they do know what they want and a lot of times they don't. See that all the time in .Net vs. PHP. So it is best to hear what they have to say and then make recommendations.

What type of techie stuff are you involved in?

The same guy I do photography with has a company called LightThread I am involved in. Strategy, content development, VC assistance, social media, rich media. Dabble in a lot of things. I personally only get involved in certain segments because I main focus is on photography.

PRIEST
04-17-2011, 08:29 PM
I am a contractor. We do nice things to your house. But if you're poor we'll do shoddy stuff to your house to make sure it doesn't fall down. Our services appeal to a large array of clients.


THIS

Extra Point
04-17-2011, 08:43 PM
Love it, but it is not for everyone (especially around tax season).

This. RAT NOW!

Fat Elvis
04-17-2011, 08:56 PM
What is unique about java that you are sure it is the big need you have?

Java means we wouldn't have to start from square one. What I have in mind would be built upon some open source software. The amount of time/resources needed to get to the final product would be drastically reduced. While the open source aspect of the software could still be offered for free, the modifications to the software could be sold (as long as the copyleft remains intact). Also, training, support, and other things such as hosting could be sold as add on items.

The thing about social services and programming is that they tend to be, for all practical purposes, universes apart. This is just a particular instance where I saw a use for some software that was totally unintended by the original authors; there just needs to be some relatively minor (I suppose) changes to the software to make it fully do what I envision it doing.

I've had a chance to show it to a couple of people behind closed doors using the unmodified software and I've had a very enthusiastic responce so far. For this particular niche, it changes everything.

ExtremeChief
04-17-2011, 09:11 PM
Buy, remodel and sell or rent properties. Not full time because the business isn't big enough yet. Slowly but surely.

Work full time 6 and 7 days a week as well. Keeps me out of trouble I guess.

notorious
04-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Wasn't me. But what kind of floor did you suggest?

I am not an expert on resiliant processing floors, but I suggested good old fashioned concrete with an multiple layers of sealer and finish.

Phobia
04-17-2011, 10:30 PM
I've had lots of experience in this arena.

My advise, stick to one company and make it the best one in that category. For every other business you start you dilute your efforts by 75%. Or you can find out the hard way.

That's why my newspaper isn't putting food on the table. It's a sideline. The construction pays the bills.

Nzoner
04-18-2011, 09:26 AM
Entering my 21st year of my own direct mail advertising company,we used to mail monthly but as of Feb 1st went weekly because HY-Vee grocery store dropped the daily paper and is now utilizing us for sending out their weekly grocery ads.

I also own Pyro Joe's Fireworks.

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-18-2011, 09:38 AM
Entering my 21st year of my own direct mail advertising company,we used to mail monthly but as of Feb 1st went weekly because HY-Vee grocery store dropped the daily paper and is now utilizing us for sending out their weekly grocery ads.


That's great! Good for you, man!

Deberg_1990
04-18-2011, 09:44 AM
But if you're poor we'll do shoddy stuff to your house to make sure it doesn't fall down.

No job is too small?

Phobia
04-18-2011, 09:49 AM
No job is too small?

I believe it's hard to ask somebody to invest $5-150k with my company if they don't know who we are and what we stand for... So, yes, we do service calls for $75. If we fix it in 3 minutes we expect to stay 57 more minutes fixing something else.

tooge
04-18-2011, 09:52 AM
Dental office
pickle business
another business about to launch
stunt dick

RockChalk
04-18-2011, 01:12 PM
Started my own accounting firm (with a partner) back in August. So far, so good.

ReynardMuldrake
04-18-2011, 01:24 PM
The photography business I run with my girlfriend is now in its 3rd year. Haven't turned a profit yet, but we've had probably $4-5K in new equipment paid for by the business. Still a seasonal/part-time thing. Would love to eventually do it full-time.

Buehler445
04-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Started my own accounting firm (with a partner) back in August. So far, so good.

Yeah? What kind of accounting work do you do?

You accountants are a different breed.

RockChalk
04-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Yeah? What kind of accounting work do you do?

You accountants are a different breed.

Tax, non-profit audit, financial compilations. Some payroll and other stuff a trained monkey could do as well.

Buehler445
04-19-2011, 12:42 PM
Tax, non-profit audit, financial compilations. Some payroll and other stuff a trained monkey could do as well.

Cool. I help out a tax accountant during tax season. It's alright because I don't have any licenses at steak or clients to deal with. I couldn't handle doing that shit full time though.

RockChalk
04-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Cool. I help out a tax accountant during tax season. It's alright because I don't have any licenses at steak or clients to deal with. I couldn't handle doing that shit full time though.

Tax is only from Jan-April really. I mean I have my share of extensions to deal with, but all of them trickle in a different times. It gets old by April, but after a few weeks, I'm ready to do them again.

My partner and I are a little different though. We aren't away from our families all night and working away all weekend long. Most tax preparers (like my old boss) just pull that crap because they don't want to be with their families in the first place, so they use work as an excuse.

If I had to pick my least favorite thing to do, it would be auditing. Not a fan, but the profit margin on them is fantastic :thumb:

El Jefe
04-19-2011, 01:08 PM
Transmission Repair shop, hollar at your boy!

El Jefe
04-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Tax, non-profit audit, financial compilations. Some payroll and other stuff a trained monkey could do as well.

Ohh man, that stuff makes me want to gag, no offense, but accountants are a special brew that's for sure. That is a tough job.

SuperChief
04-19-2011, 01:20 PM
I can't fucking stand depreciation methods. That shit drove me insane.

RockChalk
04-19-2011, 01:20 PM
Ohh man, that stuff makes me want to gag, no offense, but accountants are a special brew that's for sure. That is a tough job.

Yeah I know what you mean. I like most of what I do. Like any job though, there is some crap I hate. Especially during tax season when a few people come to me and have grand ideas about things they think they can write-off.

Saulbadguy
04-19-2011, 01:24 PM
I belong to a partnership that runs a a highly successful message board.

El Jefe
04-19-2011, 01:28 PM
Yeah I know what you mean. I like most of what I do. Like any job though, there is some crap I hate. Especially during tax season when a few people come to me and have grand ideas about things they think they can write-off.

You know I am a bit younger, but I dipped into the tax forms for our business, no freaking thank you. By dipped I mean looked into them, we hire that work out, we had a nightmare situation with a CPA a few years back that we are still straightening out. Good CPA's are hard to find, so I can appreciate those of you who can do your thing!

soonersfreak
04-19-2011, 01:30 PM
Business coach on the side.

That was career #2. I'm back to career #1 full time. The crashing of the construction economy killed any hopes of a full time coaching practice.

sedated
04-19-2011, 01:32 PM
I just started jarring and selling a chili starter. You just brown the meat, add the sauce, and you’ve got the best chili you’ve ever had.

I’ve got a great recipe and label, but haven’t been able to get into a lot of stores yet. Some want millions of dollars in insurance that I can’t afford, some require you to go through a major distributor, and the ones that will take local independents were hit by my competitor a few weeks before mine was good to go (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “we just got one of those”, like stores can only sell one of something). Also, my website sucks – www.chilifixins.com

If anyone wants to try my stuff, its being sold at McGonigle’s Market on 79th and Ward Pkwy.

Nzoner
04-19-2011, 01:35 PM
I just started jarring and selling a chili starter. You just brown the meat, add the sauce, and you’ve got the best chili you’ve ever had.

I’ve got a great recipe and label, but haven’t been able to get into a lot of stores yet. Some want millions of dollars in insurance that I can’t afford, some require you to go through a major distributor, and the ones that will take local independents were hit by my competitor a few weeks before mine was good to go (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “we just got one of those”, like stores can only sell one of something). Also, my website sucks – www.chilifixins.com

If anyone wants to try my stuff, its being sold at McGonigle’s Market on 79th and Ward Pkwy.

Have you checked with the local HY-Vees?The store directors can each make the decision for their location.

jbwm89
04-19-2011, 01:41 PM
My family runs a commercial construction supply business. I am basically #2 but I guess not technically an owner yet. www.pioneermaterial.com

sedated
04-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Have you checked with the local HY-Vees? The store directors can each make the decision for their location.

Yup. The ones that will take independents, my competitor is already in, and none of them have wanted to have 2 "niche" products. Its like they don't even taste the stuff, just "he was here first, sorry". And if his does sh!tty, they refuse to take a shot with another brand (had this situation twice so far).

When I've demos at stores, I had numerous comments saying that the competitor's product was garbage. Mine, on the other hand, was extremely popular, and surpassed his sales at the one location after a few weeks.

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-19-2011, 03:29 PM
Yup. The ones that will take independents, my competitor is already in, and none of them have wanted to have 2 "niche" products. Its like they don't even taste the stuff, just "he was here first, sorry". And if his does sh!tty, they refuse to take a shot with another brand (had this situation twice so far).

When I've demos at stores, I had numerous comments saying that the competitor's product was garbage. Mine, on the other hand, was extremely popular, and surpassed his sales at the one location after a few weeks.

All the local Planeteers should start requesting your product every time they go in a grocery store. :thumb:

Iowanian
04-19-2011, 03:39 PM
In.
Full owner 1
1 of 3 in another

Kicking around putting all of the eggs I can scrounge to buy in as a partner on a chance at the big time.


Should have just gotten a job

dirk digler
04-19-2011, 03:45 PM
I want to be does that count?

Iowanian
04-19-2011, 03:49 PM
I want to be does that count?

Be careful what you wish for....


Enter with Caution.

dirk digler
04-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Be careful what you wish for....


Enter with Caution.

That is why I haven't tried yet....basically I am chickenshit

warrior
04-19-2011, 04:07 PM
Thinking of starting a RV park some where warm, by a lakeand amongst tall pine trees.

Spokane Chief Fan
04-19-2011, 05:01 PM
I am a minority owner of a company that manufactures roof trusses mainly. I have a mostly silent partner. Things were great up until three years ago. I am in the process of buying the partner out. It has been a struggle but I would not trade it for anything.

Buehler445
04-19-2011, 08:04 PM
I can't fucking stand depreciation methods. That shit drove me insane.

Eh. That's not the crappy part.

I just started jarring and selling a chili starter. You just brown the meat, add the sauce, and you’ve got the best chili you’ve ever had.

I’ve got a great recipe and label, but haven’t been able to get into a lot of stores yet. Some want millions of dollars in insurance that I can’t afford, some require you to go through a major distributor, and the ones that will take local independents were hit by my competitor a few weeks before mine was good to go (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “we just got one of those”, like stores can only sell one of something). Also, my website sucks – www.chilifixins.com

If anyone wants to try my stuff, its being sold at McGonigle’s Market on 79th and Ward Pkwy.

Any way you can ship that to me?

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Any way you can ship that to me?

Yeah, hell, I'd order some too if you ship. I do love food...

RockChalk
04-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Yeah, hell, I'd order some too if you ship. I do love food...

Does it come in a packet? I'm assuming it's a powder mix that you add meat/water to...

If so, I would also order some if you can ship to Lawrence

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-25-2011, 04:09 PM
sedated --> Sell us some chili mix!

sedated
04-25-2011, 07:06 PM
My stuff is spices, tomato sauce, garlic, onions, peppers, etc all in a jar the size of a pasta sauce jar- everything you need except the meat. So it not as cheap as, say, williams chili seasoning, but its amazing stuff. I can certainly send some out, but will have to see about costs. I will check tomorrow and let y'all know.

JASONSAUTO
04-25-2011, 07:12 PM
In sedated. Pm me the particulars. I use six gun. But always looking for some good chili.
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sedated
04-25-2011, 08:08 PM
Any and every one who has had it says its the best stuff they've ever had. If I can't get a shopping cart setup on my website by tomorrow, I will send PMs to anyone interested.

Rausch
04-25-2011, 08:12 PM
In sedated. Pm me the particulars. I use six gun. But always looking for some good chili.
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JASONSAUTO
04-25-2011, 08:53 PM
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Didn't understand?

I 'm in on some mix.

Usually I use six gun chili mix. (if you had tried it you would know exactly what I meant. Try it sometime you will probably thank me)

I'm always looking for good chili.
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Phobia
04-25-2011, 09:50 PM
My stuff is spices, tomato sauce,

I thought you said it was chili.

Buehler445
04-25-2011, 10:01 PM
Any and every one who has had it says its the best stuff they've ever had. If I can't get a shopping cart setup on my website by tomorrow, I will send PMs to anyone interested.

I'm in. PM me.

KCBOSS1
04-25-2011, 11:12 PM
Appraisal Company

sedated
04-26-2011, 12:03 PM
I thought you said it was chili.

the industry term is "chili starter" - cook the meat and add the contents of the jar. Its more customizable - you can use beef, pork, turkey, bison, veggie-meat, whatever.

If you are making some comment about the ingredients I use, that's to be expected, but you should try it some time.

sedated
04-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Any way you can ship that to me?
Yeah, hell, I'd order some too if you ship. I do love food...
I would also order some if you can ship to Lawrence
In sedated. Pm me the particulars. I use six gun. But always looking for some good chili.

I got the order page of the website setup, http://www.chilifixins.com/ChiliFixins_Order.html

So if anyone wants to give it a try, go for it. Shipping isn’t the cheapest thing for a 3-pound glass jar, so I discounted the price a bit to try to make up for it. If any locals want to meet me somewhere to avoid shipping, send me a PM. Or you can go to McGonigle’s on 79th and Ward Pkwy (which is a pretty cool little grocery store/butcher anyway, worth a visit, especially on Saturdays when they are working the smoker outside)

luv
04-26-2011, 12:16 PM
I got the order page of the website setup, http://www.chilifixins.com/ChiliFixins_Order.html

So if anyone wants to give it a try, go for it. Shipping isn’t the cheapest thing for a 3-pound glass jar, so I discounted the price a bit to try to make up for it. If any locals want to meet me somewhere to avoid shipping, send me a PM. Or you can go to McGonigle’s on 79th and Ward Pkwy (which is a pretty cool little grocery store/butcher anyway, worth a visit, especially on Saturdays when they are working the smoker outside)

Just an FYI. I live in Springfield, MO, which is about 170 miles (give or take) from KC. For one bottle at $7.99, the shipping was $6.55. I tried to just use my debit card, and not log into Paypal, but the transaction ended up going through my Paypal anyway (the card I use is tied to the account). You might see if someone who doesn't have Paypal has any issues. That's my only suggestion. Ordering was super easy.

My only other suggestion would be to make sure that you are able to get them shipped out in a timely manner. Paying that kind of shipping will make someone want it that much sooner. Speaking of shipping, I don't think it gave me a time frame. You might make sure people can know when to expect their stuff.

I'm all about helping a fellow CPer and friend get something off the ground. :thumb:

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 12:17 PM
I got the order page of the website setup, http://www.chilifixins.com/ChiliFixins_Order.html

So if anyone wants to give it a try, go for it. Shipping isn’t the cheapest thing for a 3-pound glass jar, so I discounted the price a bit to try to make up for it. If any locals want to meet me somewhere to avoid shipping, send me a PM. Or you can go to McGonigle’s on 79th and Ward Pkwy (which is a pretty cool little grocery store/butcher anyway, worth a visit, especially on Saturdays when they are working the smoker outside)

I will second the Mcgonigle's store. Wish I lived out that way so I could stop by more often. Fantastic deli sammiches!

sedated
04-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Just an FYI. I live in Springfield, MO, which is about 170 miles (give or take) from KC. For one bottle at $7.99, the shipping was $6.55. I tried to just use my debit card, and not log into Paypal, but the transaction ended up going through my Paypal anyway (the card I use is tied to the account). You might see if someone who doesn't have Paypal has any issues. That's my only suggestion. Ordering was super easy.

My only other suggestion would be to make sure that you are able to get them shipped out in a timely manner. Paying that kind of shipping will make someone want it that much sooner. Speaking of shipping, I don't think it gave me a time frame. You might make sure people can know when to expect their stuff.

I'm all about helping a fellow CPer and friend get something off the ground. :thumb:

If anyone has any suggestions for non-paypal shopping carts/buy now buttons, let me know. All the ones I looked at wanted money up front before I could see what they were capable of. Paypal was free and the easiest to setup, but is a very limited on their shipping cost options, and I don't think its setup to give a shipping date.

I wonder if its possible to go through Amazon, and have them assist with a shopping cart and shipping costs. It was a royal pain in the ass.

angelo
04-26-2011, 12:45 PM
I just started a Restaurant Consulting Business in January. We have two clients and always looking for more.

I also teach at a Community College and work a full time job in the industry.

I clocked 105 hours last week.

It is worth.

Ang

sedated
04-26-2011, 01:21 PM
I just started a Restaurant Consulting Business in January.

What is involved in your "restaurant consulting"? Scouting locations? Providing appropriate food wholesalers? Bookkeeping information (balancing cost of each item with overhead)?

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-26-2011, 01:48 PM
I got the order page of the website setup, http://www.chilifixins.com/ChiliFixins_Order.html

So if anyone wants to give it a try, go for it. Shipping isn’t the cheapest thing for a 3-pound glass jar, so I discounted the price a bit to try to make up for it. If any locals want to meet me somewhere to avoid shipping, send me a PM. Or you can go to McGonigle’s on 79th and Ward Pkwy (which is a pretty cool little grocery store/butcher anyway, worth a visit, especially on Saturdays when they are working the smoker outside)

Ordered - thanks!

El Jefe
04-26-2011, 01:51 PM
I just started a Restaurant Consulting Business in January. We have two clients and always looking for more.

I also teach at a Community College and work a full time job in the industry.

I clocked 105 hours last week.

It is worth.

Ang

Good Lord, screw 105 hours. Man I have been working 60-70(top end) and no way I would want to do more let alone 30 more. I enjoy doing other things in life too, other than just work.

El Jefe
04-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Ordered - thanks!

Do you guys offer any kind of speciality tools relating to the transmission?

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-26-2011, 01:54 PM
Do you guys offer any kind of speciality tools relating to the transmission?

We don't manufacture any... yet. We do have some OTC tools we purchased from a Ford dealership that closed. Anything specific you're looking for?

ChiTown
04-26-2011, 02:00 PM
I just started a Restaurant Consulting Business in January. We have two clients and always looking for more.

I also teach at a Community College and work a full time job in the industry.

I clocked 105 hours last week.

It is worth.

Ang

Even if you work 7 days per week, you are still logging 15 hours per day. That's insane. You must not have a wife or kids. If you do, you won't have either for very long.

El Jefe
04-26-2011, 02:00 PM
We don't manufacture any... yet. We do have some OTC tools we purchased from a Ford dealership that closed. Anything specific you're looking for?

Ford wise I will check with my builder. What tools are you offering currently?

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-26-2011, 02:03 PM
Ford wise I will check with my builder. What tools are you offering currently?

I'll PM a list in a bit.

El Jefe
04-26-2011, 02:05 PM
I'll PM a list in a bit.

Sounds good :thumb:

angelo
04-26-2011, 02:17 PM
What is involved in your "restaurant consulting"? Scouting locations? Providing appropriate food wholesalers? Bookkeeping information (balancing cost of each item with overhead)?

We focus more on Cost controls,Labor and Production analysis, Profit Optimization, Menu Engineering and Product Development. We also train on product specifications and dealing with wholesalers as far as food as equipment.

We will also be offering HACCP Development Training in the next Month.

I have been able to save one company $270,000 dollars in 3 years.

This why I started my company.

Ang

angelo
04-26-2011, 02:19 PM
Good Lord, screw 105 hours. Man I have been working 60-70(top end) and no way I would want to do more let alone 30 more. I enjoy doing other things in life too, other than just work.

This was an unusual week with some projects coming due and Easter weekend. We did a Buffet for 800 on Sunday. That is a lot of prep work.

Ang

angelo
04-26-2011, 02:23 PM
Even if you work 7 days per week, you are still logging 15 hours per day. That's insane. You must not have a wife or kids. If you do, you won't have either for very long.

My wife is very understanding, But you are right no kids. She realizes that we are working toward a goal.

I hope to be quitting my "day job in 3 years"

We want to retire at 55 and That is not far away.

I usually average 80 a week between the 3.

Ang

HonestChieffan
04-26-2011, 02:29 PM
Cows.
Weed and Vegetation Management and wildlife habitat business

My wife is the real boss but I dont let her know.

HonestChieffan
04-26-2011, 02:37 PM
I just started jarring and selling a chili starter. You just brown the meat, add the sauce, and you’ve got the best chili you’ve ever had.

I’ve got a great recipe and label, but haven’t been able to get into a lot of stores yet. Some want millions of dollars in insurance that I can’t afford, some require you to go through a major distributor, and the ones that will take local independents were hit by my competitor a few weeks before mine was good to go (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “we just got one of those”, like stores can only sell one of something). Also, my website sucks – www.chilifixins.com

If anyone wants to try my stuff, its being sold at McGonigle’s Market on 79th and Ward Pkwy.


Your avatar sold me. Ill stop at McG's and get some.

sedated
04-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Your avatar sold me. Ill stop at McG's and get some.

I believe it is in the 3rd aisle from the entrance of the store, on the right side, bottom shelf. Or you can ask for it by name ;)

sedated
04-27-2011, 05:12 PM
Ordered - thanks!

Well, the shipping experiment ended pretty quickly. Even as a parcel post, it ended up costing $17 to ship that jar to you; $2 more than I charged for the whole thing. I assume its because you live in a rural area.

Oh well, I just need to get a better shopping cart that will calculate shipping for me so I don't get any surprises. The UPS store can calculate shipping for every option with the click of a button, why can't there be a simple shopping cart that can do the same?

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-27-2011, 05:45 PM
Well, the shipping experiment ended pretty quickly. Even as a parcel post, it ended up costing $17 to ship that jar to you; $2 more than I charged for the whole thing. I assume its because you live in a rural area.

Oh well, I just need to get a better shopping cart that will calculate shipping for me so I don't get any surprises. The UPS store can calculate shipping for every option with the click of a button, why can't there be a simple shopping cart that can do the same?

That's odd it cost so much. I ship 5-10lb packages for less than that all the time. GoDaddy has a very nice shopping cart set up. It is easy to use and configure. If you decide to do that please go to my website and sign up through the ad at the bottom of my page. If you'll give me your PayPal email address I'll send a few more dollars if you want.

IA_Chiefs_fan
04-27-2011, 06:24 PM
Sounds good :thumb:

I tried to PM the tool list but it was too big. Please PM your email address and I'll send it to you.

sedated
04-27-2011, 06:40 PM
That's odd it cost so much. I ship 5-10lb packages for less than that all the time. GoDaddy has a very nice shopping cart set up. It is easy to use and configure. If you decide to do that please go to my website and sign up through the ad at the bottom of my page. If you'll give me your PayPal email address I'll send a few more dollars if you want.

No worries on the cash, its all experiemental at this point. I didn't know GoDaddy had a cart, will have to check that out.

luv
04-27-2011, 06:45 PM
http://www.usps.com/prices/priority-mail-prices.htm

USPS flat rate boxes

Up to 75 lbs for one price. Just depends on the size of the box you need.

Earthling
04-27-2011, 06:55 PM
Painting business here for the last 15yr or so but would like to branch out into something less physically demanding...like body parts procurement or something.

DRU
04-28-2011, 09:42 AM
I highly recommend you stay away from GoDaddy. I've been specializing in online payment systems (including shipping and a whole lot more) for 10+ years now. I offer free consults if you want to discuss all of your options sometime.

GoDaddy is definitely an option and I know there are lots of people who have never had a problem with them. Of all the hosts I ever deal with, though, they're my least favorite. They have limitations on their shared servers that are more difficult to deal with than other hosts, and when problems happen with their hardware they can take awhile (days) to get it fixed. Also, if you get yourself locked into their shopping cart you'll find yourself in the same boat with some other feature you want down the road (blogging, social networking, automated tracking solutions, PayPal adaptive (split) payments, affiliate systems, site analytics, etc.) that their shopping cart doesn't provide and then you're stuck waiting on them to, hopefully, add the features you want someday or switching all over again.

I could talk forever about all of that stuff. Again, if you're interested in chatting about it all sometime we could get on the phone or you could come by my office in Martin City (right by Jack Stack on Holmes rd.) any time.

IA_Chiefs_fan
05-03-2011, 05:35 PM
I believe it is in the 3rd aisle from the entrance of the store, on the right side, bottom shelf. Or you can ask for it by name ;)

Wow! The chili is great guys!! It is not like any chili I've had before, but in a good way. It is a bit spicey but not too bad. If you're local I suggest you get some.

luv
05-03-2011, 06:08 PM
Wow! The chili is great guys!! It is not like any chili I've had before, but in a good way. It is a bit spicey but not too bad. If you're local I suggest you get some.

I have two jars, but haven't had a chance to make any yet. Looking forward to it.

sedated
05-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Wow! The chili is great guys!! It is not like any chili I've had before, but in a good way. It is a bit spicey but not too bad. If you're local I suggest you get some.

Bump.


Sold at:
McGonigle's Market
1307 West 79th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114-1613
(816) 444-4720

:D

|Zach|
05-04-2011, 12:27 PM
Nice I will have to try that out.

Hoover
05-04-2011, 12:32 PM
1. Publishing
2. Fundraising
3. Political Consulting
4. Used Appliance

luv
05-19-2011, 09:19 PM
Bump.


Sold at:
McGonigle's Market
1307 West 79th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114-1613
(816) 444-4720

:D

Dad used a jar of it tonight. He loves spicy food, and thought it was really good for commercial chili. There was a sweetness that threw him at first, but he really liked it. I told him that the sweet helps balance the spice. Dad's all about the spice, so that was probably a new concept to him...lol.

Dave Lane
05-19-2011, 10:50 PM
I always put brown sugar in my chili and a little molasses and well a lot of stuff, but that makes it awesome.

sedated
05-20-2011, 07:57 AM
Dad used a jar of it tonight. He loves spicy food, and thought it was really good for commercial chili. There was a sweetness that threw him at first, but he really liked it. I told him that the sweet helps balance the spice. Dad's all about the spice, so that was probably a new concept to him...lol.

Awesome, glad he liked it.

sedated
09-22-2011, 11:57 AM
still running up against the same roadblocks - some dipshit came out with a cheap, bland version of a chili starter 2 weeks before I did, so all the stores picked that up and refuse to carry mine, even the high-end stores that supposedly focus on quality.

had I known being first is all that matters to get on the shelves, I would have spent less time developing the recipe and just filled a jar with random powders and water.

I'm tempted to ask CP's help in getting their attention, but that is more likely to turn out badly.

Mr. Flopnuts
09-22-2011, 12:02 PM
How can I get my hands on this here in Branson? I want some.

tooge
09-22-2011, 12:08 PM
I have my own dental office. I also own a company called 3buddeez Specialty Foods. Some of you have tried my signiture product "Bloody Buddeez" which are a bloody mary garnish of spicy pickled carrot and celery stalks. So far, anyone and everyone that has tried them said they wont make bloody mary's without them again. They are also carried at McGonigles as well as Price Chopper, Berbiglias, Lukas liquor, and others (see our site a 3buddeez.com). I also just came out with a somewhat bland chili starter that is kickin ass and takin names. It's in all the stores. (j/k sedated). Try the buddeez and let me know what you think.

Predarat
09-22-2011, 02:26 PM
That sucks, and its just about ChiliTime!

HonestChieffan
09-22-2011, 02:34 PM
I kill weeds and other plants like brush. People who need pasture weeds sprayed, wildlife habitat, that sort of thing. I don't do yards (fine turf).

Nice clients, summer work, lets me hunt turkeys in spring, deer in fall, and take care of the farm year around and fish.

I used to go to Chiefs games and hold Sundays for away games but now I'll just hunt more.

IA_Chiefs_fan
09-22-2011, 09:02 PM
Our suspension line is really taking off! Take a look at this post (http://www.s197forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69964)from a customer. Reading feedback like this makes all the hard work feel extremely worthwhile! :thumb:

FAX
09-22-2011, 09:06 PM
Tittah analysis and certification services.

FAX

Marcellus
09-22-2011, 09:33 PM
I mind my own business.

TEX
09-22-2011, 09:42 PM
I own some Great American Cookie and PretezelMaker franchises in the Houston Area. One store is a cookie store only and the others are co - brands. Have been busy taking the cookie business corporate - extending the lease line so to speak. Things are going well.

FAX
09-22-2011, 09:45 PM
I also head a non-profit organization dedicated to converting the Bermuda Triangle into a Rectangle. We believe that way, it will be tons easier to avoid.

FAX

Marcellus
09-22-2011, 09:51 PM
I also head a non-profit organization dedicated to converting the Bermuda Triangle into a Rectangle. We believe that way, it will be tons easier to avoid.

FAX

Good thing it is non-profit.

It is well know that a rectangle of equal space is harder to avoid than a triangle.

It's called the " Rectangles are harder to avoid than triangles theory", which was authored by Huey Lewis And The News.

Simply Red
09-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Who else runs the show on the planet!?

I answer to nobody. SBO here as well.

Phobia
09-22-2011, 11:35 PM
Our suspension line is really taking off! Take a look at this post (http://www.s197forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69964)from a customer. Reading feedback like this makes all the hard work feel extremely worthwhile! :thumb:

Just post it. Not worth registering to see.

luv
09-23-2011, 12:11 AM
Just post it. Not worth registering to see.

How much are you charging for decks nowadays?

luv
09-23-2011, 12:13 AM
still running up against the same roadblocks - some dipshit came out with a cheap, bland version of a chili starter 2 weeks before I did, so all the stores picked that up and refuse to carry mine, even the high-end stores that supposedly focus on quality.

had I known being first is all that matters to get on the shelves, I would have spent less time developing the recipe and just filled a jar with random powders and water.

I'm tempted to ask CP's help in getting their attention, but that is more likely to turn out badly.

You know we'd be on that. Tell us which stores, and all of us can start calling and asking if they carry your stuff. When they say no, then we can ask them if they happen to know who might, because we're going to go there instead. :)

Phobia
09-23-2011, 12:21 AM
How much are you charging for decks nowadays?

Depends on choice of materials, size, height, location, degree of ornateness desired, etc.

Anywhere from $15 sqft to $50. My last one was a doozy. Gazebo turned out amazing.

IA_Chiefs_fan
09-23-2011, 06:34 AM
Just post it. Not worth registering to see.

Sorry, didn't realize you had to register to see it. Here's a snippet of a customer's review...

"Link to the sub $100 bar:
http://www.shopfreedomracing.com/Adj...-FRST-9003.htm

After doing a bit of research on what they had to offer, I decided to try a steel adjustable panhard bar (Figured its a safe product to try and get a feel for what kind of quality to expect). I was concerned at these prices, I'd be getting something Chinese-built and copied from another company's hard work"

"Driving impressions:
Being a simple part, I was looking for two things: NVH, and increased feel/feedback in the rear-suspension.

NVH - I couldn't hear any. The rod ends don't transmit much noise in this application, I think that if you had brakes that had a lot of moan or a whiney rear gear setup you might hear it a bit more strongly, but my car didn't have an ounce more noise or harshness/vibration.

There was a noticeable improvement in how the car felt through a corner. I tested the car on an offcamber turn that I can induce oversteer by throttle on. In this case, I was able to negotiate the turn much more precisely as feedback from the rear suspension was much easier to perceive and much more immediate. This is attributed to the heim-joints not having any deflection in them versus the original rubber bushings (which were surprisingly firm on my 2011 car). In addition, I'm happy to be rid of a few lbs (which I believe is unsprung).

My overall impression is that the company did their homework, and has done a great job bringing a fresh approach to price/value and quality."

Earthling
09-23-2011, 06:40 AM
Ran a painting business for 11 years, and I shut it down last December. It was the greatest day of my life.

LOl because thats what I've been doing mostly for the last 15 years or so. But this is my LAST year I think...(famous last words)

DaKCMan AP
09-23-2011, 06:52 AM
I took Entrepreneurship for Engineers when I completed my Master's.

Now I'm in another Entrepreneurship class for my MBA.

Has me thinking a lot more about different ideas and opportunities and whether I want to stick with a Fortune 100 company forever.

luv
09-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Depends on choice of materials, size, height, location, degree of ornateness desired, etc.

Anywhere from $15 sqft to $50. My last one was a doozy. Gazebo turned out amazing.

I'll take some pictures to send to you. Dad is getting rid of the hot tub on his lower deck. He did it himself years ago, and also attempted to stain it himself. Boards warp everywhere, railing is coming down in one spot due to the dogs, etc. It just looks bad. He also did the front porch himself. Once again, boards warping like crazy, boards coming off the steps, etc. It's a split level. so he has to have the steps to get up to his door.

13and3
09-23-2011, 07:32 AM
Commercial and residential Electrical contractor since 2004. Work for myself and by myself, occasionally calling some associates for help when it is needed. The best parts are no more waking up at 5am and being somewhere until 4pm, no mon- fri work weeks, with only an half an hour to scarf down a cold lunch. If am three minutes late, no one to chew my ass. I can make in 20 hours what i took me all week to make working for someone else, just so they could profit off my labor. And most importantly the sense of completion you get when you are done with a project and get to go home for the day with out some busy work to do to run out the clock. I am wherever my work takes me, when it takes me.

sedated
09-23-2011, 07:49 AM
You know we'd be on that. Tell us which stores, and all of us can start calling and asking if they carry your stuff. When they say no, then we can ask them if they happen to know who might, because we're going to go there instead. :)

this isn't my first rodeo here on CP. who knows what the stores would get emailed to them.

durtyrute
09-23-2011, 07:53 AM
Commercial and residential Electrical contractor since 2004. Work for myself and by myself, occasionally calling some associates for help when it is needed. The best parts are no more waking up at 5am and being somewhere until 4pm, no mon- fri work weeks, with only an half an hour to scarf down a cold lunch. If am three minutes late, no one to chew my ass. I can make in 20 hours what i took me all week to make working for someone else, just so they could profit off my labor. And most importantly the sense of completion you get when you are done with a project and get to go home for the day with out some busy work to do to run out the clock. I am wherever my work takes me, when it takes me.

Do you have a degree?

13and3
09-23-2011, 08:04 AM
yes, 2 year associate from the M.C.C. business and tech college on front street in industrial electrical maint.

luv
09-23-2011, 08:05 AM
this isn't my first rodeo here on CP. who knows what the stores would get emailed to them.

What do you present them with when you go? Do you show them your website? Or do you even get that far?

durtyrute
09-23-2011, 08:05 AM
yes, 2 year associate from the M.C.C. business and tech college on front street in industrial electrical maint.

How's business been in the past 7 years

ChiTown
09-23-2011, 08:05 AM
I took Entrepreneurship for Engineers when I completed my Master's.

Now I'm in another Entrepreneurship class for my MBA.

Has me thinking a lot more about different ideas and opportunities and whether I want to stick with a Fortune 100 company forever.

No need to worry. You're awesome.

DaKCMan AP
09-23-2011, 08:07 AM
No need to worry. You're awesome.

Valid point.

Reerun_KC
09-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Hows everyones businesses doing in this economy?

13and3
09-23-2011, 08:13 AM
How's business been in the past 7 years
Feast or famine; right now feast. To be fully honest though, up until 3 years ago I did my business part time about 20-30 hours a week on evenings and weekends while I also held a full time job in the same field. After the last company I worked for got slow, I stayed at home for a while and all those odd and part time jobs and clients started to grow as word got out I did good work at a good rate and was available.

durtyrute
09-23-2011, 08:24 AM
Feast or famine; right now feast. To be fully honest though, up until 3 years ago I did my business part time about 20-30 hours a week on evenings and weekends while I also held a full time job in the same field. After the last company I worked for got slow, I stayed at home for a while and all those odd and part time jobs and clients started to grow as word got out I did good work at a good rate and was available.

Thanks, I'm going to longview now and trying to decide which route I want to take. I might lean more to the design side but I feel stuck between going for more money and longer schooling or still decent money but with shorter schooling. I can only go part time right now because I work full time and have a family so it could be anywhere from 4 - 8 years. Kinda hard for me to think about the 8 year route when I'm already 32. Anyway, thanks

13and3
09-23-2011, 08:38 AM
Thanks, I'm going to longview now and trying to decide which route I want to take. I might lean more to the design side but I feel stuck between going for more money and longer schooling or still decent money but with shorter schooling. I can only go part time right now because I work full time and have a family so it could be anywhere from 4 - 8 years. Kinda hard for me to think about the 8 year route when I'm already 32. Anyway, thanks

I think college is an investment and a means to an end. With time and money spent on degrees there comes an opportunity cost. A person could become a doctor in 12 to 14 years with a residency, and have 100s of thousands in interest bearing student loans by 30 years of age. Or that same person could get a 2 year nursing degree form a community college for about $12,000, become a R.N. and earn 50-70 grand year all while the future doctor is still and undergrad with 10 years to go.

durtyrute
09-23-2011, 08:41 AM
I think college is an investment and a means to an end. With time and money spent on degrees there comes an opportunity cost. A person could become a doctor in 12 to 14 years with a residency, and have 100s of thousands in interest bearing student loans by 30 years of age. Or that same person could get a 2 year nursing degree form a community college for about $12,000, become a R.N. and earn 50-70 grand year all while the future doctor is still and undergrad with 10 years to go.

Yea, that has kinda been my thought too. I'm not trying to end up 80,000 in debt when I could spend a quarter of the time and a quarter of the money and end up getting basically the same job.

ChiTown
09-23-2011, 08:45 AM
Hows everyones businesses doing in this economy?

Kicking ass and taking names. Just sold half the business in June. I'll stick around for another 24-36 months and sell the remainder after we've acquired a few more assets to the company. After that, who knows. I'll be in my late 40's and looking for something to do with my time. I've thought about teaching and coaching basketball/football at the high school level. We'll see.

Reerun_KC
09-23-2011, 08:53 AM
Kicking ass and taking names. Just sold half the business in June. I'll stick around for another 24-36 months and sell the remainder after we've acquired a few more assets to the company. After that, who knows. I'll be in my late 40's and looking for something to do with my time. I've thought about teaching and coaching basketball/football at the high school level. We'll see.

Same here. We have exploded. Opening another service center overseas to help with the growth.

I am planning on staying here until my son grads from HS in 2014... Then it will be time to sell or step away and just drawl a check each month. Unless a good offer comes along we are always willing to sell earlier. I am staring retirement at 42 right in the face...

Pretty damn exciting to say the least...

Buehler445
09-25-2011, 07:06 PM
Same here. We have exploded. Opening another service center overseas to help with the growth.

I am planning on staying here until my son grads from HS in 2014... Then it will be time to sell or step away and just drawl a check each month. Unless a good offer comes along we are always willing to sell earlier. I am staring retirement at 42 right in the face...

Pretty damn exciting to say the least...

Drawl? Are you fucking serious? It's draw you backassward hillbilly.

Good to see you this weekend. You left a ladder leaning against my house.

-King-
09-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Valid point.

How old are you?

jbwm89
09-25-2011, 10:56 PM
part owner of my families Commercial Construction Supply company. (frames, doors hardware etc etc etc) Business was doing pretty well until the flood, which has killed our ability to produce and probably lost some customers.

www.pioneermaterial.com

DaKCMan AP
09-26-2011, 05:25 AM
How old are you?

26