Question of the Day

If you could start your own business, what would you do?  (If you already own your own business, is there a ‘dream’ job you’d like to have?)

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12 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. LVISS says:

    If at all I do , it would be something to do with music.

  2. Joy says:

    I’d like to own a craft shop or a really fun boutique of some kind. Like Judy’s Cottage.

  3. SKL says:

    Does retirement count??

    Ask me again after I’ve had a couple days off!

    Actually, I always wanted to teach little kids to read. I thought I’d start my own school, even. As I get older, I am no longer sure that would be my dream job. So I’m really not sure what I’d like to do. I used to think I’d like to write, but now I don’t feel so confident that anyone would pay to read my writing. Sometimes I just want to do something hands-on. Like cleaning. Is that weird? It seems a lot less stressful than most jobs, assuming one’s body is up to it.

  4. Sue says:

    My own business has to do with the picture I chose for the question. I would design awesome jeans for us tall girls at a reasonable price. I have a hard time finding jeans that fit and when I do find them, they are usually close to (if not over) $100. Yup, you saw that right. 99% of the time I put those jeans back, but I can’t go naked and I try to have a coupon or wait til they go on sale, which is never for tall girl jeans! Oh, and I’d have an actual store to sell the jeans in and not by catalog or online b/c I like to try my jeans on and see what they look like in person. What you see online is not always what you get! I even have a name for my jeans that I’ve had since high school. Hmm, maybe I need to go to the fabric store tomorrow…

  5. Laura says:

    Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of a private, “store-front” I guess, kind of a place where kids can go for career counseling. When I was in school, my friends and I got precious little direction from anyone about what to do with our lives. We were the “smart kids”, the honor students, and we were expected to have all the answers. We were never approached by the school counselor for anything, including career planning. It was simply expected that we knew what we wanted to be when we grew up, that we would go on to the appropriate college, and excel. Even when we went in and asked for advice, we were directed to a table full of college brochures, and little else. Most of us didn’t even bother with her, and just kind of thrashed around until we landed in a college.

    Well, for someone like me, who has varied interests and talents… most things I’ve tried, I’m good at. Many professions I’ve considered, I can see myself doing. I would have benefited from sitting down with a counselor who gave me the personality tests, interest tests, etc., and having someone work with me to figure out what to do and where to go.

    So I think I would like to open a Career Counseling office directed at kids and young adults, beginning around sixth grade. Yeah, it’s kind of young, but it’s important to lay that foundation. Get them thinking early, considering the things that they might think are “impossible”, and then get them on a track to the right college or whatever.

    • SKL says:

      There is definitely a need for that. Not sure how you’d get funding, though, since the kids who would need you most wouldn’t be likely to shell out cash. I guess you’d have to do grantwriting and all that. Which some people do like doing for a living.

      My guidance counselor was like yours. The only time she cared what I was doing was when I was getting in trouble (for tardies). I think one time she asked “are there problems at home” to which I said “no” and that was the extent of it. Oh yeah, when I moved to a new school, the Jr High counselor did advise me against taking advanced math because it was “really hard.” Even though I was testing years ahead of my peers. Thanks for nothing.

      The counselors were busy with the kids who were “troubled” and all that. I guess they assumed that the “good students” had parents who could guide them. Funny thing is, my dad quit school at 15 and my mom quit on her 16th birthday. They got married while still teens and proceeded to have 6 kids. My dad still can barely read. In short, my parents may have had ideas for us, but they didn’t have much experience in building the career of an educated person. We had to figure it out, which wasn’t entirely a bad thing.

  6. Nikki says:

    I would own and run with my husband, a sports complex for kids. It would include sports clinics, fun activities, a class on healthy eating and living. I believe sports keeps kids out of trouble, keeps them on the right track in school, and healthy.

  7. Just a Mom says:

    I would have my own restaurant. A 50’s style little diner where you could order a decent meal and get a great shake for desert.

  8. starlaschat says:

    Good question Sue, I like your idea for pants for tall ladies. I think that’s a great idea. They say to be successful find a problem and come up with a solution and the money will follow. I’m going back and forth with the idea of working for someone else or starting my own business. I’ve been self employed a couple of times so I know it’s possiable. It’s just a matter of deciding. It’s a strange time economy wise. Trying to look at the big picture. I am thinking of a business helping small businesses locally, but not sure at this point.

  9. lucy says:

    I would want a quaint little coffee shop that has books and games for people to play 🙂

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