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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lou Nov 18, 2012. 6 Replies

Hello, I have posted in other forums about starting a tea business.  One basic question I have is how it works for developing your own "Brand."  Basically how do I do that?  I mean if I buy wholesale…Continue

Start my own thang or work for commission?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lou Nov 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi,I have posted before about being passionate about tea(in particular japanese varieties).  I would love to start a business in that.  Currently, I have a stable job that and a good boss.  But it's…Continue

Business idea#2 happy hour

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hirst Nov 26, 2012. 4 Replies

Ok so my second business idea is pretty simple but I thought maybe some way to get ad revenue?   We have a local events page that I love.  It's real simple, easy, and accessible for looking up fun…Continue

business ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula Frate Sep 14, 2012. 2 Replies

Ok I have a few business ideas.  I would love any ideas on how to get them rolling or critiques/ encouragements?I have always been passionate about japanese green tea.  I love japanese culture and…Continue


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Purposeful, Passionate, and Prosperous

Are you longing to know what your purpose is? Are you in a job that just does not fulfill you anymore? Do you ache to do so much more than what you are currently doing? Join this community! We are here to help support you on your journey to learn how to uncover your purpose and apply it daily to meaningful, fulfilling and PROSPEROUS life work.If you are already living your life's purpose and prospering in work you love please join us to support those who are on the journey!See More
May 27
Mike Hirst replied to Lou's discussion Business idea#2 happy hour
"That is pretty cool! My local community could really use a site like that. I have a few niche sites and even though they only make me $30/mo or so each in Google Ads, I do like making passive income :) I basically built them at the beginning of the…"
Nov 26, 2012
Garret Hunt replied to Lou's discussion Business idea#2 happy hour
"Hi Lou, coincidentally, I have been thinking along the same lines!  That is a great idea.  My girlfriend and I are tentatively working on making a goal of compiling a blog of all of our local happy hours this next year.  Who…"
Nov 25, 2012
Lou replied to Lou's discussion Brand
"Hi Marlee, Thanks so much for your reply.  I think that's a good idea.  I am exploring blog ideas now.  I have decided not to do tea reviews because I think that's sort of pretentious overdone.  But what I'd like…"
Nov 18, 2012
Marlee Ward replied to Lou's discussion Brand
"Hi Lou, What you are going to want to look for is what is called Private Label Rights. There are A LOT of manufacturers out there that offer such a thing, but you'll have to pay the price for it.  In lieu of that, Lou, (sorry..I…"
Nov 12, 2012
Lee Smith, Dr.DIY replied to Lou's discussion Brand
"If you buy in bulk and re-package yourself, the bigger issues are going to be the FDA for food grade facilitie to do the re-packaging which they'll consider a processing step. Personally, I'd try to buy it bulk, and have the supplier…"
Nov 10, 2012
Dawn Schultz replied to Lou's discussion Brand
"Although I have no experience in this, it seems that every producer of a brand name food boxes the exact same thing into a generic box for someone else.  So you must be able to do the same for tea.  I'd probably Google wholesale tea…"
Nov 10, 2012
Lou replied to Lou's discussion Start my own thang or work for commission?
"Thanks Ron."
Nov 10, 2012
Ron Moore replied to Lou's discussion Start my own thang or work for commission?
"Hi Lou, Unless you are signing a contract or no compete clause with this guy, relax a little. It doesn't have to be permanent. Any choice you make can be just for now. Personally I think you should try it, you'll learn some and if you are…"
Nov 10, 2012
Lou replied to Lou's discussion Brand
"Thanks for the reply Jen. TH"
Nov 10, 2012

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Lou's discussion Brand
"Great question Lou. I will be selling my own blend of speciality roasted coffee. It will be from a local coffee guru here in town that roasts and sells this on his own. I am buying the beans wholesale from him and then having him put my own personal…"
Nov 10, 2012
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Nov 10, 2012
Lou replied to Lou's discussion Business idea#2 happy hour
"thanks for the reply justin...hmm I haven't yet implemented anything.  I figured the first thing I need to do is actually collect them all into a calendar.  Once I have that completed...then I could do a trial on squarespace?  Do…"
Nov 10, 2012
Justin White replied to Lou's discussion Business idea#2 happy hour
"Cool idea!  Have you tried just copying and pasting in the code needed to put a calendar on your website on squarespace? I'm not sure that will help, and you could just add the code into the website. "
Sep 19, 2012
Paula Frate replied to Lou's discussion business ideas
"You might also check our the Zentrepreneur Guides by Ron Rubin. He and his partner, Stuart Avery Gold, took charge of The Republic of Tea and were extremely successful."
Sep 14, 2012
Paula Frate replied to Lou's discussion business ideas
"Lou, As an avid tea drinker, there are a couple sites I'd recommend: www.artoftea.com and www.the-art-of-tea.com. I hope you find confirmation and inspiration there. Paula"
Sep 14, 2012

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Read the book and listen to the podcast. I hope to get a more fulfilling, better paying job and/or generate some side income to start a business.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Either be an employee for something I am more passionate about or start a business doing something I am more passionate about
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Currently I am pursuing a debt-free lifestyle. I am very close to this goal.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I'm tenacious, hard-working, and really stick to my goals. When I find something I am interested in I attack it with almost obsessive tendencies. I remember times when I did some graphic design for somebody freelance and I would spend hours in the summer working on this job--not caring about all the time I missed with my friends. Time really flew.

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At 2:23am on December 29, 2011, Hoku Keamoai said…
Aloha Lou,

Nice to meet you, I'm Hoku. Great to hear that you are becoming debt free. I am striving for the same goal also. Furthermore, I see that you have done some
graphic design work. What kinds of designs do you draw? I am looking to start my Hawaiian lifestyle clothing company and would need a graphic designer to design my apparel.

Thank you for your time and have a great day.


At 6:08pm on August 11, 2011,
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Kent Julian
Hi Lou,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

One thing I noticed on your profile is you are tenacious. That is a great core competency.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
At 6:11am on August 10, 2011, Roger Benge said…

Hi Lou,  welcome to the community.  Glad you're here.  I too am pursuing a debt-free lifestyle.  I created a group called Your Fit Finances for people to discuss all aspects of personal finance including becoming debt free.  It's a new group and membership is low right now but i'm sure it will begin to grow soon and we can help a lot of people.  Come on over, we'd love to have someone like yourself who has almost reached the goal of being debt free.  I'm sure your experiences during your journey  would be helpfull to so many people.



At 11:01am on August 9, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Lou -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

I'm curious, what are some of your ideas for moving into the work and life you've always wanted?

Depending on what your interests are, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. if you are interested in getting in touch with the purpose and calling that is on your life, here is the link to ours, finding your voice.



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