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Old 08-21-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Hi, posting from Durham. I have a friend in Winston-Salem who is very down & out. Has dealt with a lot of problems in his life, many that were forced on him by other people. He has a few friends there who give him shelter & help him get by.

I am trying to help him think of shoestring businesses he could try for supporting himself. I thought of washing cars, cleaning houses, walking dogs, doing laundry & mowing grass. He's had little success finding jobs, as many people are.

Do any of you in W-S know of other kinds of services people there need, anything particular to W-S? Are there many temporary services for unskilled labor? He said he'd been to 1 of those with no luck.

I am thinking he may be better off if he can find some niche of his own & work for himself. That would be a great shot in the arm for his sagging spirits too. But if a temp service has something for him that's good too.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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