Yes, I have owned several small businesses over the last thirty years or so.
I have given some clues as to succeeding in small business in a couple of Hubs too.
Yes, many. They are incredibly hard work and rewarding from a perspective of personal fulfillment. It is a subject that I enjoy writing on and welcome any questions on which I can assist.
Why did you ask the question? Are you wanting to start something? Best of luck...
Hey Flash, first decision should be what business you want to own... what do you want to do for a living and do you have a passion for it? If you do, you'll find a way to make it work. There are lots of people here to help...
Thank you grumpiornot. I would like to start a business where fantasy, fairy tale creators, magician and vendors have a year round entertainment center full of excitement. Hope that made sense.
Yes, I was Co-Owner of an Exxon convenience store a few years ago.
Flashmakeit there are many hubbers who consider what they do here a business. There are also some of us who have businesses running both online and off. I personally know people who earn enough from hub pages to be considered in a full time Business.
I personally have started one corporation and three companies two of which are still open for business. From personal experience I would say you have to be highly motivated to make anything work. No matter what you do; be prepared to think, learn, and plan.
If you can't do your own books make sure you can afford an accountant. Make sure either you know or be prepared to pay a tax planner. You can and should run your business at a loss for the first two years at least.
Yes, I have been self employed in my own business since 1971. And I also have a small business online. My expertise is drywall and plaster repair. (see my hubs). My wife and I raised five children on my earnings. Working for yourself is great.
Yes I did. I had my own business in Romania few years ago. Metal ( ferrous and nonferrous) recycling business. It was hard but very rewarding.
Yes, I have owned several small businesses. Most were part time businesses and only one produced serious profits.
I have for just over two years. I am not going to make millions but I am happy and working from home works for me and my family very much. I write on hubpages and also elsewhere online and magazines, have a spiritual and metaphysical online shop and am an artist, mainly jewellery design these days. I only work part time as I am also studying part time.
by raisingcapital 9 years ago
You need to have a plan and find the tools to start up. With the days of “having a job for life” firmly behind us now, the online environment is helping to transform initial thoughts of business start up in to a more realistic goal which an ever increasing population can attain.
by StayPos 7 years ago
Do you now or have you ever own a small business?If so, what did you like or dislike about it?
by Low Boon Jin 8 years ago
having out of job for more than a year now.What kind of small business can i get into with not much capital?Basically, I am looking for almost anything as I tired sitting at home....lol
by junko 4 years ago
I remember when I was growing up in a community where there were small community supermarkets and appliance stores all around the town. There were Drug stores and hardware stores, bakeries, and fish markets in walking distance all over town. Walmart drove almost all of those small business...
by Kevin Lam 5 years ago
If you start any small business, what would it be. I would start a aquaculture farm. A aquaculture farm is basically a fish farm.
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
What advice could you give to people interested in starting their own businesses? Share your tips and entrepreneurial expertise as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge! If you don’t know where to start, I’ve put together some search-friendly titles below:Essential Lessons...
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