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Old 04-25-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Looking at businesses with 10 or less grossing less than $500,000 per year.

(working out of a home option is not an option)

What did you do to get out of debt? How long did it take?

Did you find ways to generate other income?
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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10 or less of what? What are you even asking?!
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Proof read before hitting the enter button. UserID is right, I too have no idea what you are asking.

And what on earth is that payday post above? Looks like SPAM that only got half deleted.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Perhaps she means 10 employees or less?

Bette, I don't know that I have any advice for you because I've had no experience with what you're suggesting...

First, you're suggesting that you don't have any ideas for a business - you're hoping someone here can point you in the right direction - and honestly, I don't believe that's the way to approach a new business. I firmly believe that if you're going to go into business, it should be in an area you feel passionate about, because it takes a lot of work to bring a new business into being, and if you don't passionately want it, it's way too easy to give up.

Second, you're suggesting that you're already in debt, and that's a really scary proposition for a new business owner.

Third, you're suggesting that you don't want to work from home, which is often the safest, easiest, least risky way to get started. If you're well-funded, then yeah, skip the incubator period and rent office space - but if you're already in debt, then starting at home can be a good idea.

Bottom line for me, you can start a business with no money, even if you're in debt, if you're willing to start very very small and if you feel a lot of passion for what you're about to do - millions do it every year! Or you can start with a wad of capital, and an office, and ten employees. But starting out in debt and still expecting the office and the ten employees? I just don't see how you could make that work?
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