My wife and I have a photography business where to help with marketing we set up table events at botiques and consignment shops to do free drawings for gift certificates $200, $100, and $50. We…Continue
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I am wanting to contact some of our local hotels to see about offering them post cards to provide along with their other stationary. The post cards would have the hotels picture and pictures of sites from the area. I was thinking it might be a great way to get a little extra income. Has anyone tried this and if so how did it go? Does anyone see any potential problems or have any ideas on how to set value to it?See More
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I worked at Wal-mart as an assistant manager until October 2012. I chaged jobs due to stress and a few other issues. I am now a car salesman at a local dealership. I have learned a lot about the process and I am determined to learn what I can here and apply it to our family business. My wife is a photographer and runs her own business out of our home. I help in any way that I can and we would both like to see her business grow. I would like to start a business of my own as well but I am focusing on "What" I want to do at the moment.
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I am a good manager. I like details for the most part. I am a very creative person. Ideas come easily to me. I enjoy working with people.
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Check out our photogrpahy website. I would value comments and suggestions from the community on what we can do different/better all the time. We would also enjoy working with other businesses trading services. Let us know if there is anyway we can add value to what you are doing.
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Hi Brian - sorry for the delay in my response. Have not been on here in a while! I've actually gone in a different direction and have not done anything more with the inventory business. Your help was much appreciated though in helping me vet that potential path for me. Have actually sold a lot of my photo equipment as it was simply losing value sitting on the shelf! Thanks for checking in - what are you up to now? Matt
I wanted to send a quick welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!
The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions. Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.
PS Also, in case you're interested, I offer a free e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! to those who join the Make The Move email community (also free). I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
Hey Brian, really glad you opted to join The Frustrated Entrepreneur discussion! The journey to self-employment is not an easy one, but well worth the effort if that is what you are called to do. Hoping the best for you and your wife pursue your dream in photography! See you in the group!
Hey Brian - thanks for the follow up. I've actually been looking at this along with some other things, and so am in a holding pattern with it at this point. Not sure if this is the right time for me to start something like this, but I'm going to continue working on it. It may be something I build on the side while working a traditional job. Thanks and will certainly keep you posted as to progress. Thanks! Matt
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