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    be self employed and doing your own thing, what would you do??

    If I could, I would buy the place down the road from me. Work the nursery myself and make the other part a bakery. There's no way I can do it. No funds, no rich relatives. No one that would want to buy it, and let me work there.

    But still, it's something I have been pawing back and fourth for a while.

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    Run a program to motivate/inspire/boost self-esteem for children/students in low income and high drop out areas.

    grow tomatoes and sell 'em.... and eat 'em.

    definitely some sort of family run business, like a bakery or .... family portrait place. I'd love to work with my Dad.

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    Be a full-time writer and part-time professional organizer.

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    Own a used book store! Always been a dream

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    I would own an antique shop...problem is with ebay there really isn't any money in that sort of thing any more.

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    I've never wanted to be self employed. DH owns a business, and one in the family is enough!

    My dream job: Museum docent/curator!

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    I have this awesome old barn in my head... I sell consignment crafts, have rooms for various craft classes, have a playroom for the kids of the mommy crafters, and have a little snack bar in the corner.

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    Be a personal finance advisor. Not someone that sells insurance or investments, but someone that helps people with budgeting and setting up retirement accounts and stuff. Like for middle/lower class people, not managing million dollar portfolios. Also wouldn't mind doing people's taxes, either.

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    I'd like to have a coffee shop with a small bakery and a used book exchange in it. Lots of comfy couches and chairs, a fireplace and low overhead. Maybe a place where folks would like to bring guitars and jam a couple days a week.

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    Wow, I dunno! I see myself so much as part of academia or some organization that I can't imagine being self-employed.

    Consulting of some sort. Or design of some sort.

    I play violin in the symphony and for an occasional gig, and also do photography but I think making these careers would suck the life out of them.

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    I'd buy a storage rental lot. I think it would be easy money and low overhead. I'd also get to keep whatever was left behind if a renter defaulted on their monthly payments. I'd have a big sale once-a-year to get rid of what I didn't want to keep.

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    I always wanted a bakery. I'm not that great of a cook but all those delicious home made foods...yum. I'd probably gain weight really fast lol.

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    More and more I'd like to find someone to help me reach the goal of the nursery/bakery. I saw the place in my dreams last night. Tough not to think about it. Even though it's so far out of my ability. Fun to dream about it though.

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    ~I've always wanted to have an old-fashioned ice cream/soda shoppe.~

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    I have had a few ideas...

    One is a consignment shop. I have all the info, even had a place picked out at one point.

    The other is more my alley, more flex than a shop. I want an embroidery business. I'm working toward that now. Little baby steps. First steps though is being debt free. I don't want hte pressure of making X amount per month to make it work. I'm doing it cash business. Starting small, doing a few craft sales. And building up from there. In 4 years I expect I'll have a commercial machine. The goal is to get the kids involved, artwork, digitizing, stitching, marketing. If they can learn these skills, and we build it as a second income job for all of them, they will always have something to fall back on.

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