Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
TCANNO SparkPoints: (172,296)
Fitness Minutes: (104,586)
Posts: 29,304
3/18/13 5:20 A

I am not now but up to when I retired I was.

I am not sure what you are asking

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/17/13 10:46 P

I am self employed .I help turn a boy into a man, that would be my husband he was only 24 when I met him. I am a mother to two girls, one is married and the other is 17. I am a homemaker. I do not get paid with money, but I have money, my husband makes enough for all of us. I get paid in ways that money cannot buy. I have all the time in the world now for my grandson and I am only 45 years old. I dont have to wait for a day off to see him and that right there is priceless. I am very rich by the time I have to be with family. I love my job. :)

ANARIE Posts: 12,771
3/17/13 10:19 P

Oh, and don't forget to get tax advice before you do ANYTHING! It's probably different for a store because you can write off the inventory, but those of us who are self-employed in a service/knowledge business have to remember to set aside 23% for "self-employment tax." (They really ought to call it something different because it's really your Social Security-- the self-employed have to pay their individual AND employer contribution. It's really "retirement and disability self-insurance," rather than a tax, but regardless, you need to have money to pay it!)

ANARIE Posts: 12,771
3/17/13 10:13 P

Have you tried doing it as an internet-based business for a while first? The physical space and the advertising would be a huge investment, so starting out with a virtual shop might spare you most of that. Even people who have successful "brick-and-mortar" shops will often get half of their income from internet sales. For a resale store, you'll probably find that the internet is also a good source for inventory, because otherwise you tend to use up your sources. Just a thought...

3/17/13 6:01 P

This topic may be on the wrong board as it is not diet/exercise related. Just curious if any Sparkers have their own business.

I am toying with the idea of running a children's resale shop, but shiver when I think of the cost to open one.

Do you own a business or work for yourself? Share your experience.

"The amount of Serendipity you experience is in direct proportion to the amount of time your butt is off the sofa".


Arizona Time Zone (currently same as Pacific Time Zone, we don't practice daylight savings)
Page: 1 of (1)  

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
today 8/1/2014 1:23:03 PM
Research says weight loss impossible? 6/7/2014 10:52:51 AM
armour thyroid 5/1/2014 1:09:26 PM
Can't add food to a grouping 9/16/2014 11:04:37 AM
thank god it's friday! 5/2/2014 9:25:29 PM