Have you ever own a small business?

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  1. flashmakeit profile image66
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever own a small business?

  2. Rahim Shinwari profile image71
    Rahim Shinwariposted 6 years ago

    no, i have never owned a small business.

  3. Bretsuki profile image77
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. flashmakeit profile image66
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I will check them out!

  4. grumpiornot profile image86
    grumpiornotposted 6 years ago

    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...

    1. flashmakeit profile image66
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to but I do not know how to.

    2. grumpiornot profile image86
      grumpiornotposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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...

    3. flashmakeit profile image66
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    Yes, I was Co-Owner of an Exxon convenience store a few years ago.

    1. flashmakeit profile image66
      flashmakeitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I admire you for that.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you flash.

  6. wheelinallover profile image78
    wheelinalloverposted 6 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.

    1. profile image59
      Edwin Brownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Peter Morra profile image60
    Peter Morraposted 6 years ago

    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.

  8. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years ago

    Yes, I have owned several small businesses.  Most were part time businesses and only one produced serious profits.

  9. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 6 years ago

    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.

 
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