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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Yes, I am one of 'those' people who posts really dumb stuff on facebook.
A couple from today -

My poor mailman. I order loads of stuff online and he brings all the packages to my office so they don't get stolen off my porch. He has brought his share of weird looking packages from many countries over the years. But today the poor guy was totally perplexed by the odd package. It was my new custom made weighted hula hoop. : )

While sitting in the waiting room at the Water St lab this morning, waiting to get blood work, I think a guy took a phone pic of my boobs. Kinda weird.
In Western PA
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I sell "leather" scrapbooks and journals online.

HA! I might actually be qualified to help :-)


Two biggest things that you need to start:
- finished products (and great pictures of that product)
- A name


That's it. Don't let everyone bog you down with a ton of other things. If you are worried about business licenses and all that other stuff, you will have to check into the rules but the general rule in the US (I believe you are in the UK) is that it is considered a hobby until you make over $600 in profit.

Once you get a name and a product, I can help you with the next steps

i know these may seem small, but they are a big deal. It's the first steps to getting your business going. Actually creatinig a finished product is a big deal. picking a name is a big deal. But the greatest part, is that both can be changed at any time.:-)


Next Steps

- building simple light box to take pictures
- editing pictures
- Where to sell
- marketing

ETA:
i must have lost my last post

The name of my shop is Slightly Embellished. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick something shorter and something easier to make a logo/marketing package for
Originally Posted by scrills
Thanks

The more I think about it, setting up an online etsy store is something I really feel I could do without the funding/loans and support that this scheme is talking about (going of the very brief information I have on it right now)

People I've talked to think I should go for the book store idea (and actually combine the two), but it is such a big move and a big risk, I keep going backwards and forwards on it.

Am I just silly? Im sure everyone who loves reading has wanted to open their own bookshop at some point. It's not exactly that new, unique business idea everyone says you need to have to be successful. And the competition from established independent stores, not to mention the chains and amazon prizes mean it will be damn hard, quite possibly fail, leaving me in a lot of debt, and I may never make much profit.

:S Just looking up how to make a business plan and the market research I need to do (but have no idea where to start)...

Sorry - Im venting a bit.

And freaking out. Prematurely.
Hey, I want to marry you guys! I could be the dysfunctional mother figure who's a poor role model. And landscaper.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
You can be my curly mom who yells at me to eat my veggies
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.

I sell "leather" scrapbooks and journals online.

HA! I might actually be qualified to help :-)


Two biggest things that you need to start:
- finished products (and great pictures of that product)
- A name


That's it. Don't let everyone bog you down with a ton of other things. If you are worried about business licenses and all that other stuff, you will have to check into the rules but the general rule in the US (I believe you are in the UK) is that it is considered a hobby until you make over $600 in profit.

Once you get a name and a product, I can help you with the next steps

i know these may seem small, but they are a big deal. It's the first steps to getting your business going. Actually creatinig a finished product is a big deal. picking a name is a big deal. But the greatest part, is that both can be changed at any time.:-)


Next Steps

- building simple light box to take pictures
- editing pictures
- Where to sell
- marketing

ETA:
i must have lost my last post

The name of my shop is Slightly Embellished. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick something shorter and something easier to make a logo/marketing package for
Originally Posted by scrills
Thanks

The more I think about it, setting up an online etsy store is something I really feel I could do without the funding/loans and support that this scheme is talking about (going of the very brief information I have on it right now)

People I've talked to think I should go for the book store idea (and actually combine the two), but it is such a big move and a big risk, I keep going backwards and forwards on it.

Am I just silly? Im sure everyone who loves reading has wanted to open their own bookshop at some point. It's not exactly that new, unique business idea everyone says you need to have to be successful. And the competition from established independent stores, not to mention the chains and amazon prizes mean it will be damn hard, quite possibly fail, leaving me in a lot of debt, and I may never make much profit.

:S Just looking up how to make a business plan and the market research I need to do (but have no idea where to start)...

Sorry - Im venting a bit.

And freaking out. Prematurely.
Originally Posted by kat180
I agree, I'd love to own a bookshop.
Or an apothecary.



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kat - My absolute favorite bookstore was/is a small-ish independently owned shop that also had amazing food and a really fun atmosphere. Their menu was pretty simple, but everything was really good - good soups, good bread, tasty and unique sandwiches (plus really yummy desserts). Do you have any friends who you'd be interested in partnering with to do a combined cafe/book store? Because of the online book shops now, I think you really need more of a draw and a reason for people to come besides books for a chance at success. Hosting various events can also be a draw, book signings of course, but also things that incorporate other local businesses -- wine tastings, local artist exhibits, etc.
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~

I sell "leather" scrapbooks and journals online.

HA! I might actually be qualified to help :-)


Two biggest things that you need to start:
- finished products (and great pictures of that product)
- A name


That's it. Don't let everyone bog you down with a ton of other things. If you are worried about business licenses and all that other stuff, you will have to check into the rules but the general rule in the US (I believe you are in the UK) is that it is considered a hobby until you make over $600 in profit.

Once you get a name and a product, I can help you with the next steps

i know these may seem small, but they are a big deal. It's the first steps to getting your business going. Actually creatinig a finished product is a big deal. picking a name is a big deal. But the greatest part, is that both can be changed at any time.:-)


Next Steps

- building simple light box to take pictures
- editing pictures
- Where to sell
- marketing

ETA:
i must have lost my last post

The name of my shop is Slightly Embellished. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick something shorter and something easier to make a logo/marketing package for
Originally Posted by scrills
Thanks

The more I think about it, setting up an online etsy store is something I really feel I could do without the funding/loans and support that this scheme is talking about (going of the very brief information I have on it right now)

People I've talked to think I should go for the book store idea (and actually combine the two), but it is such a big move and a big risk, I keep going backwards and forwards on it.

Am I just silly? Im sure everyone who loves reading has wanted to open their own bookshop at some point. It's not exactly that new, unique business idea everyone says you need to have to be successful. And the competition from established independent stores, not to mention the chains and amazon prizes mean it will be damn hard, quite possibly fail, leaving me in a lot of debt, and I may never make much profit.

:S Just looking up how to make a business plan and the market research I need to do (but have no idea where to start)...

Sorry - Im venting a bit.

And freaking out. Prematurely.
Originally Posted by kat180
ah gotcha.

but when I think about it, my advice is the same. Pick a name. Pick a product. That will still be the basis of your business plan.

Again, I know it seems simple, but those 2 questions will help you decide your direction as well as your next steps. Deciding your products are books versus books and a cafe will really help you decide where to direct your efforts. and potential investors want to know what product they are investing in.

Picking the name will help you start to think about the vibe. Are you only doing certain types of books. Are you going for trendy or traditional. the name should fit the mood/purpose.

here, we have something called Score.org. They help small businesses (assign mentors, have workshops, etc). I am actually going to a workshop on the 9th.

Anything in particular you would like me to ask?

They have templates on their website in you're interested in the types of questions you should be asking yourself.
And don't downplay the importance of opening a small online store. It will help you get your ducks in a row and start, make business decisions, building a branding package, start to build clientele, market research, etc.

This may make your business more attractive to potention investors or a bank.
Online bookstores and ebooks are driving regular bookstores out of business. It's definitely too risky.

So, I just got an award and a pin today for working here for a year.

They must know I'm quitting soon, lol

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Why doesn't Batman kill the Joker?

he's letting other people die by letting the Joker live. He's responsible for the deaths of innocent people. Why not be responsible for the death of a psychotic murderer?
made up of 98.822% silliness!!

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Last edited by cympreni; 06-06-2014 at 10:54 PM.
Why doesn't Batman kill the Joker?

he's letting other people die by letting the Joker live. He's responsible for the deaths of innocent people. Why not be responsible for the death of a psychotic murderer?
Originally Posted by CurlyEyes
Because that's not what he does. He can't just kill people because they're bad. Guess you never saw why Bruce quit being Batman.
Batman (bruce wayne) vs. Goons - YouTube
I was gonna say... Kill the Joker?!?! The Joker may be a psychopath, but he's an awesome character and a compelling villain. I would be sad if he was killed off.

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I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
I don't know. I don't buy the Batman's no-kill policy. If he's so anti-death, he would take responsibility for all the lives that he could have saved had he killed the Joker. He's indirectly a murderer.

I understand why the Joker can't be killed off from a marketing perspective, but in-story, the reasons don't quite hold up.
made up of 98.822% silliness!!


Last edited by CurlyEyes; 05-04-2012 at 04:09 PM.
This conversation is reminding me of "the trolley problem" from my ethics class a few semesters ago.

So of course I had to find a youtube video about it.

And then somehow ended up watching a video about the Monty Paradox. I have a problem.

"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
You all need to watch Return of the Joker.
I've just watched Contagion.

I am now scared because patients at my work were not far off acting like that trying to get Tamiflu during the swine flu scare the other year.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Heh, the crazy tanning lady says the people who are making fun of her are "jealous, ugly, and fat." Methinks her self-perception is a little wonky.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
Good lord. This woman is making Ms. "I'm Too Sexy" from the U.K. look balanced and reasonable. And very, very pretty!
I've just watched Contagion.

I am now scared because patients at my work were not far off acting like that trying to get Tamiflu during the swine flu scare the other year.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Yes. Isn't it amazing how quickly relatively reasonable, sane people can get drawn in to mass hysteria? That's among the many reasons why I have no faith in people.

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