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Old 07-15-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Since you are a message therapist why aren't you starting a business that relates to this?
Too much liability in terms of civil and criminal penalties from false allegations. Can't imagine any insurance company that would insure them at a semi-decent rate these days.

MassageEnvy/MassageAnywhere and the other one have terrible reviews. Mostly from people who don't speak English and miscommunication. You shouldn't be allowed to use that service or be a masseuse if you are unable to speak and understand intermediate English, to avoid complications.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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Papa Johns or Marcos Pizza.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I once went to a trade show where the franchisor for a competitor of my family business had a display. They advertised that "anyone can run the business." Having developed the expertise and skills over several years at my business I knew this wasn't true. Fast forward a couple of years, and one of that franchise opened up just two blocks from my business. About 6 months later, their landlord called to see if I wanted to buy any of their equipment or supplies. They had walked away and just left everything.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:15 AM
 
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Aside from loans aren’t there grants for 1st time business startups? Am I comparing this to getting a home too much?
Honestly? There's no loans or grants for starting a business.

You fund it yourself from your own savings, credit cards, second mortgages, inheritance, working a second or third job, whatever.

It is nothing like getting a loan for an existing asset like a house, which the bank can take back.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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I was actually considering opening a gym this way. There are gym franchises for opening a decent gym with a smaller membership cost so you can actually fill it up with users. I've been researching for a while and I feel that this is the only option for me and my owning a business I really want to own.

You need a great research, that is right, but nobody knows your abilities and your bank balance better then you. So... If you decide to do this - I wish you all the best!
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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OP, this video might be helpful. I am a big fan of Dan and his teachings.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGenV2sVkBE
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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Word of caution from the above...


No such thing as a 'free lunch.' Absolutely no way that a business with any value will be passed to a stranger for no money. Ain't happening....
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:33 AM
 
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Word of caution from the above...


No such thing as a 'free lunch.' Absolutely no way that a business with any value will be passed to a stranger for no money. Ain't happening....
If that's your takeaway from the video.... well.

The main points are that you need to be thinking about outside the box, and that "money" or funding can be had as result of creating deal making.

He is not advocating any particular path but to be creative in your deal makings.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:13 PM
 
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If that's your takeaway from the video.... well.

The main points are that you need to be thinking about outside the box, and that "money" or funding can be had as result of creating deal making.

He is not advocating any particular path but to be creative in your deal makings.
This is what I got from the video! I’m currently working on this. And there are financing services and/or grants for new businesses. Like the AmberGrant for women.
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