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Old 01-15-2010, 01:01 PM   #76
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Okay, don't laugh ... but anybody ever thought about opening a strip bar or adult video or book/magazine store?

Sleazeball? Sure. I'd probably never do it, but I've always heard that the sex industry in whichever form is practically recession-proof. Not even a bad economy is enough to kill the sex drive of guys who can't get any.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:21 PM   #77
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Okay, don't laugh ... but anybody ever thought about opening a strip bar or adult video or book/magazine store?

Sleazeball? Sure. I'd probably never do it, but I've always heard that the sex industry in whichever form is practically recession-proof. Not even a bad economy is enough to kill the sex drive of guys who can't get any.
Yeah, but porn is free on the Internet! So, that only leaves strip clubs, which is actually a great idea. Follow your dreams Beem!
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:47 PM   #78
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Okay, don't laugh ... but anybody ever thought about opening a strip bar or adult video or book/magazine store?

Sleazeball? Sure. I'd probably never do it, but I've always heard that the sex industry in whichever form is practically recession-proof. Not even a bad economy is enough to kill the sex drive of guys who can't get any.
Maybe you could partner up with the artist formerly known as CantheTuna

http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lo...-my-store.html (Help re-name my store!!)
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #79
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I've worked retail since I was 17 and been management since 19 so I'd be comfortable in a sales environment no doubt. I'd love to run a spirits shop or something like an outfitter store. I really have a lot of passions I just have a problem narrowing it down. I already do IT/comp repair, etc on the side.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #80
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Writing software once and selling it many times seems like a good idea for a business...only issue is you got to have a killer app to make decent money. I've been toying with the idea of writing an Android application but I haven't fully committed myself to it.
friend of mine is in the process of selling an iphone app to a company that grosses billions/year
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #81
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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.
you can charge 75 out there? heh.. I should've upped my prices
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:14 PM   #82
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you can charge 75 out there? heh.. I should've upped my prices
You're in MD now tryfuhl? Weren't you in or near Detroit?
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:47 PM   #83
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Okay, don't laugh ... but anybody ever thought about opening a strip bar or adult video or book/magazine store?

Sleazeball? Sure. I'd probably never do it, but I've always heard that the sex industry in whichever form is practically recession-proof. Not even a bad economy is enough to kill the sex drive of guys who can't get any.
I've thought about being an actor in the adult entertainment industry. I think the only reason I've never seriously considered it is because I have a daughter.

There you have it, 12th wants to be a porn star.
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I've thought about being an actor in the adult entertainment industry. I think the only reason I've never seriously considered it is because I have a daughter.

There you have it, 12th wants to be a porn star.
I thought you were going to say you never seriously considered it was because you had a small penis
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:52 PM   #85
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I did to but they needed more then two minutes of film.
I know a great producer who can enhance your credentials in this area
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by the way 12th man,I was in no way inferring you had a small penis,lol
just when I was reading it thats what I thought you were going to say as a joke
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:52 AM   #87
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About a year ago I was reading somewhere about how during tuff economic times, lottery and booze sales rise dramatically. So I thought the perfect business would be to find a used ice cream truck, pimp it out ofcoarse, hire a couple of strippers and stock the truck with booze and lotto tickets, and take the product to the people, brilliant!
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That's the best way to do it. The town I live in is small and basically it's a college town with both Washington and Lee and VMI. What I hate about living here is that the people coming into town (most retirees from the north) open up the most idiotic business ventures ever and they all fold within two years because their fortune they made in NYC dried up.

OK, basically my community is made up of college kids and retirees, and just recently opened are three new banks, a freaking SMOOTHIE stand and a dog bakery. How many of those do you think are going to work out? I'll let you guess, only the banks are still standing right now.

Basically, just give the students or retirees what they want... booze.

If someone were to come in here and open up an actual sport's bar that doesn't get taken over by the town white trash and have student specials, trivia, kind of like a Buffalo Wild Wings, they would easily make a profit within the first two years.
smoothie stand near a college failed? that sucks, usually those are big in the college crowd

I know a guy who bought a few of those smoothie and food carts (think the ones that do icees, smoothies, coffee, bbq/hotdogs, etc) and put them in grocery store parking lots, etc and does pretty well with them.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #89
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A store opened up called "Great Mistakes" they sold items that had small flaws in them. I passed the store one day and their sign read like this.

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Going out of business sale

I got a good laugh out of that.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:59 PM   #90
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The more I study for certifications, the more I realize that good prep materials really lack. They write these 800 page books full of fluff that you have to sort through to get to the things you actually need to know. I'd LOVE to see a line of books aimed at people that basically know what they're doing, but need to pass the test. So you look at what subjects are on the test, cover those subjects without frills, and move on. For the Cert I'm studying for now (Security+), the book Im reading could easily be condensed to 100-150 pages instead of 800.
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