I made the decision after I got out of the military to never again spend one second of my life working for someone else. With that idea in mind coupled with the fact that the economy of NE Ohio is about as bad as it gets for recent college grads I have spent the past few years planning and trying out business ideas that I seem to enjoy and bring a profit. This blog serves to chronicle my Adventures in Capitalism.
My first attempt was a failure due to my impatience and ignorance. I saw there was a need for a large trash (appliances, yard waste, etc…) removal business in my area. I already owned a truck so the most expensive investment I had to make to start the business was a website, a pair of gloves, and some gas. I figured I could do most jobs myself and hire a friend if I needed some help. I made a website, and in my opinion did a damn fine job of it. For having no experience with web design it looked pretty professional. Well, after I made the website I was sure that the calls would just come pouring in…..wrong. I waited 2 months and without a single job offer I cancelled the website and shut it all down. Then a few months letter my phone starting ringing off the hook for trash removal jobs. Good thing I had traded in my gas guzzling truck for a Ford Focus. Needless to say I had to turn down the jobs. What I didn’t know was that when you make a website and submit your business to yellow pages and other business services it takes a few months for your business to begin showing up in people’s searches on the first page of the search engines. Well lesson learned, and I really didn’t want to be a garbage man any way. What would I do with the business when I got too old to lift heavy things?
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