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Old 01-12-2010, 01:21 PM   #31
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The restaurant industry is really tough. My boss and his brother started a bar/grill right after college and it failed. Set them back a few years financially. Fortunately now we are both working for a fantastic restaurant group that is killing it right now, but it's established - nearly 12 years in the DC area.

I love the industry, but I don't know if I would want to open up my own restaurant/bar. Getting any small business started is a 7 day a week job for a long time till you're fully on your feet. Plus the failure rate is so high. I would do it if it was one of a handful of investors and I didn't have all of my eggs in the basket so to speak. Plus the concept would have to be unique and powerful. In a town so diluted with restuarants and bars like DC, you've got to stand out or you're done.

I actually almost started a car detailing business a few years back, but decided against it. For now. It's still something I may venture into a few years down the road. I have some great ideas for it I think.
I am glad you chimed in I remeber you work in the industry as well.

If I had to guess where you worked from reading your past post.

I would pick in this order:

Capital Grill
Morton's
Ruth Chris's
Daily Grill

I know if it is not one of them they are your competition.

One last guess, Great American Restaurant Group.

You don't have to say which one just a simple yae or nah.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #32
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I am glad you chimed in I remeber you work in the industry as well.

If I had to guess where you worked from reading your past post.

I would pick in this order:

Capital Grill
Morton's
Ruth Chris's
Daily Grill

I know if it is not one of them they are your competition.

One last guess, Great American Restaurant Group.

You don't have to say which one just a simple yae or nah.
No, it's none of those. All of our locations are in the Washingtonian top 100 though, which we're thrilled about. I'd rather not say where I work. I love my job and I'm proud of it, but I'd rather keep it to myself on this board.
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No, it's none of those. All of our locations are in the Washingtonian top 100 though, which we're thrilled about. I'd rather not say where I work. I love my job and I'm proud of it, but I'd rather keep it to myself on this board.

I hear you no worries.
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If it was to be my livelihood, I would start a technology consulting firm. If I was loaded and wanted a hobby business, a custom/hot rod/speed shop. I'd build cars that could easily get around Schneed and his tactics.
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Jimmy John's is awesome.

I also run a computer consulting business outside of my current IT job. It's all by word of mouth and I charge $50/hour. Basically just do a good job in a certain neighborhood and then you can easily make a couple grand in six months by the surrounding neighbors.

I hate spyware, but sometimes I have to be thankful for it. Some asshole writing spyware overseas is the reason I have my PS3.
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If it was to be my livelihood, I would start a technology consulting firm. If I was loaded and wanted a hobby business, a custom/hot rod/speed shop. I'd build cars that could easily get around Schneed and his tactics.
I got a truck that could get around Schneed. Well maybe through Schneed.LOL
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If you want to make some quick bucks, just put an ad in the newspaper saying, "Computer running slow? Have spyware? $75 flat rate cleanup."

I easily made $1000 the week that ad ran. It's also very non-active work. I just have them bring me the tower, I hook it up in my office, run ComboFix, give it back and collect my $75 for about 5 minutes of actual work.
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If you want to make some quick bucks, just put an ad in the newspaper saying, "Computer running slow? Have spyware? $75 flat rate cleanup."

I easily made $1000 the week that ad ran. It's also very non-active work. I just have them bring me the tower, I hook it up in my office, run ComboFix, give it back and collect my $75 for about 5 minutes of actual work.
Wow. Well done sir.
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Jimmy John's is awesome.

I also run a computer consulting business outside of my current IT job. It's all by word of mouth and I charge $50/hour. Basically just do a good job in a certain neighborhood and then you can easily make a couple grand in six months by the surrounding neighbors.

I hate spyware, but sometimes I have to be thankful for it. Some asshole writing spyware overseas is the reason I have my PS3.
I don't tell people what I do exactly for that reason. I don't want the work. I will work on someone's computer every now and then, but I explicitly tell them that if they tell someone about me, I will never work on their computer again.
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I don't tell people what I do exactly for that reason. I don't want the work. I will work on someone's computer every now and then, but I explicitly tell them that if they tell someone about me, I will never work on their computer again.
So true. It's always feast or famine too. Like I'll never say to someone, "I don't do that anymore." because I appreciate the money, but it's like one week I'll have like 10 jobs after work and that means no free time. After that week, I might not get another for like 3 weeks.

I find that it's always famine when I'm caught up on debt. It's like karma rewards me when I'm deep in debt with a lot of jobs, but I NEVER seem to be able to get extra cash just to throw around like a playa.
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If you want to make some quick bucks, just put an ad in the newspaper saying, "Computer running slow? Have spyware? $75 flat rate cleanup."

I easily made $1000 the week that ad ran. It's also very non-active work. I just have them bring me the tower, I hook it up in my office, run ComboFix, give it back and collect my $75 for about 5 minutes of actual work.
I have to ask why you only ran the add for one week and not on going if it work so well the first time?
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Because it was more calls than I know what to do with. My normal customers are more than enough for a few bucks here and there. Spyware comes in ebbs and flows and it's one of those things someone more enterprising than I am could quit their job just to clean up.

But as computing evolves, spyware goes away for the time being.

I DO enjoy my free time since I have an 8:30-4:30 job every day anyway, it was easily 2-3 extra hours a day when I ran that ad.
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Because it was more calls than I know what to do with. My normal customers are more than enough for a few bucks here and there. Spyware comes in ebbs and flows and it's one of those things someone more enterprising than I am could quit their job just to clean up.

But as computing evolves, spyware goes away for the time being.

I DO enjoy my free time since I have an 8:30-4:30 job every day anyway, it was easily 2-3 extra hours a day when I ran that ad.

I suggest you don't ever have kids if you love your free time. Oh to get off at 4:30 and have time to myself...a man can dream.
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i got a truck that could get around schneed. Well maybe through schneed.lol
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I suggest you don't ever have kids if you love your free time. Oh to get off at 4:30 and have time to myself...a man can dream.
Yes, my wife and I have this discussion often. We have a lot of friends who just recently had kids and it's the best birth control EVER.
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