Owning your own business (Post #6) why some people think you can't do it.

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Blog entry by nate22 posted 10-19-2010 10:10 PM 1278 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good afternoon lumberjocks. Why is it some people are so negative about somethings. You are probably thinking what am I talking about. What I mean is that people will tell you that you can’t do it or it won’t happen. I have had this happen to me. Even some of my family used to tell me that with me owning my own business. Well I am usually a nice person until someone tells me that. I almost think that they are jelous because they can’t do it or they try to make you upset. I have learned that I’m not doing it for other people I am doing it for god. Because you are doing the lords work for him not anyone else. Even though you own the business it is acually gods business he just chose you to run it for him. And if you look at it that way he will keep you busy with it. So the next time someone tells you, you can’t do something just ignore them and prove them wrong. Don’t let it get to you because if you do you won’t get anywhere.

Isiah 40:31 But those who wait for the lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk, and not faint.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 10:12 PM

Amen. Could not have been said better.

-- Daniel

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 10:40 PM

Man, you sound like an American! Yes, of course you can be self employed.. God Bless America.. just remember you will be married to the beast, and it will consume you. And that’s all okay- but payroll really sucks and all that. But it can be fun and profitable- eventually. Just keep at it, work hard and then harder- do your market research and make sure that your skills match your ambition. And try not to cut your finger off while you are in the uninsured bracket. You need all your digits. :) GOOD LUCK! YOU CAN DO IT!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 10:52 PM

I am living proof, carry on my good man, well said, and perfectly on point, just remember, he also said he would walk through the valley with ya, he didnt say he would take you over or around, you will certainly go thru some valleys, keep the blinders of faith on, you will make it…. as river girl has said, do your home work, make sure you are as well skilled in business as woodworking, and if not , hire those who are, Attorneys and CPA”s seem like a waste , but they are 2 of your best tools in todays world, sad buttrue , God also said be diligent… he was right

off the stump now :)

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 10:59 PM

he’s their in every thing we do !

-- gagewestern

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 11:02 PM

Well executed secular business practices are also successful.

-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 11:06 PM

I think what hobo is saying is “Do unto others….” makes for good buisness practice.. unless of course the others have run off with your wife and your tools.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 10-19-2010 11:59 PM

There are two kinds of people in this world; Those that can and those that can’t. The can’t are nay-sayers and will never try. Avoid these and go do it yourself. I did and if health would let me, I could and would do it all over again.
Every man or woman I ever hired to work for me, got the lecture to be self employed. I am proud to say that I had several take me at my word and step out there and be successful. If you survive the first three years, (when you make all your bone head mistakes) then you will never work for wages again. See the vision, live the vision.You can do it. Go for it! Rand

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 01:48 AM

A person can do anything he or she sets their mind to do. If you believe you can do something it wil come true and if you believe you cannot do something that belief will come true also.

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 02:03 AM

But when the bills come in, God says “here son, go pay this”. While we all need God in our lives, you will also need a business plan and about a year’s worth of cash reserves. Do you have a business plan that a bank would loan on? Not that you need a bank loan. If a banker likes your plan, you may have a chance working a small business into the black. If you have no other responsibilities, like a family, kids health insurance, mortage, if you are not trying to support a family, then you can go into survival mode until you build up a reputation and client base. Beans go well with just about anything, especially bread.

Owning and operating a successful small business with all that it entails is the noblest of endevors in these great United States. The US tax structure is set up for small business, or at least it was.

My honest opinion is go for it, if you can afford it. Just my $0.01, deflation don’t you know.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 09:09 PM

Good advice all around. CN’s advice of a good CPA and attorney is some you don’t need to overlook; particularly a CPA you can talk to often. No doubt God has many blessings in store for you.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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