If you could own your own business, what would it be?

Australia
August 30, 2010 7:17am CST
This can be offline or online...what would it be? My perfect offline business would definitely be a post office because no matter how tech savvy the world gets, everyone sends at least 1 thing a year so I know a post office would never go out of business. I did have my own ebay business which I had to shut down when I moved 2 years ago & i am only just trying to get that set uo again but anyone who works with ebay & any other online auction website knows that this can be a long hit & miss process but I am trying...I also have my own ptc website which is a hobby & I also do the usual ptc, mylot & survey sites... I am looking to start my own business online...maybe even offline & need ideas...this is the reason why I am asking what sort of business would you own in the hope that it gives me some ideas... I am looking forward to seeing what you have to say.
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
8 Sep 10
I used to think about starting up a restaurant, but after nearly a decade in that industry, I think I may have changed my mind. A friend of mine is planning on starting an "airsoft" arena in or near this town, and if he does that I think that I will help him out, with the accounting part of it. As you know I am a part time network marketer, I really enjoy that, what with the awesome products and the chance to help others make some extra cash. I think ideally though, I would like to be some kind of independent consultant, learn something really well, get very successful at it, then teach others how to do the same, I might even do with MLM, I am at the learning and starting to be successful stage, not the consulting stage though. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
• Australia
8 Sep 10
I have been a waitress for 9 months & I don't think I'd like to own my own restaurant either...I hope you do achieve what you want to achieve with network marketing & being able to teach people.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
For me, an ideal business is somehow related with the basic needs. A restaurant, catering services, a learning center or daycare center, and garment. If I would be given a chance to run my own business, I would choose to have a garment house which i would be the one make dress designing. But a small restaurant will also do, for it is usually less capital than garment house. Well, that would be my choices. I believe that if you gonna put up a business, make sure that your interest is in it to success.
• Australia
5 Sep 10
These are all great ideas & could work very well.
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
well i've always wanted to go to food business. i would pursue my mom's dream of having our own restaurant where you can find all the specialty's of each country/continent. or i would love to put up a car wash with coffee/bake shop with wi-fi connectivity or have a vacant lot turn to a huge parking lot coz manila lacks parking lot :D
• Australia
31 Aug 10
Both of those business would be profitable...it's just a matter of marketing & managing the business right.
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
Hi! If given the chance to have my own business, I would like to have my own bakeshop and coffee shop. It has always been my dream ever since I was young to be a good baker of cakes and pastries and have my very own bakeshop. When the coffee shop trend came, I began to like going to coffee shops with my family and friends for bonding and get together and it has become one of my wish to have my own cozy coffee shop. Well, I really hope and pray this wish will come true someday... :)
• Australia
31 Aug 10
They would never go out of business either :)
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
I have always wanted to own a coffee shop I would probably not get rich with this but I think when I have one, it would be an indication that I am already comfortable in life. I like a place people go to because of good coffee and good food, where they could be comfortable too. Have a nice day!
• Australia
31 Aug 10
Now that is something that will never go out of business - a coffee shop!
• Singapore
30 Aug 10
I have been thinking about this lately and I wish to own an online business soon. My interest changes rather quickly. At this point in time, I would like to be in the business of wall decals.
• Australia
30 Aug 10
I could see that being popular.
@zeethegr8 (786)
• India
30 Aug 10
If I owned an online business I would host a website which enables graphic and web designers and companies from all around the world to post their corporate and professional needs such as logo designing, web designing, stationary & print etc. If I had an offline business, I'd love to run a huge hi-tech gaming parlor for the young. Games are becoming a popular source of entertainment. And I'd love to capitalize on that!
• Australia
30 Aug 10
Both of those business would be great...I could see a huge earning potential in both.
• United Arab Emirates
30 Aug 10
I am a very creative person and i have a dream of owing a business and it would be the seasonal decorator. I used to have a business in my hometown a few years back. we used to provide decorations for the social parties like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc. Its a small investment with huge returns.
• Australia
30 Aug 10
That business would be great! I am creative but not that creative so if I owned a business like that I would go bust
• Canada
30 Aug 10
I actually will be owning a business one day soon.. It's in African and it's going to be a beauty salon. If I was to open a business here which I plan to one day, it would be a beauty supplies store, located in a mall. I would put it in a mall because people would walk by, see it, then come and check it out. Plus girls are always needing beauty supplies. Hair stuff, makeup, etc, my store would sell it all.
• Australia
30 Aug 10
Definitely a popular business, you would never be broke with a beauty business of any sort.
@GemmaR (8526)
30 Aug 10
I have wanted to own a sweet shop for as long as I could remember. There are always shops for sale in my town, and I have wanted to buy one, but I guess I will have to have some other kind of career before I even think about that. I need to earn a good deal of money before I can even think about running my own business. My first step would be to save up money so that I can own my own house first, then I would think about owning my own business.
• Australia
30 Aug 10
You would definitley make money from a lolly shop as everyone loves lollies!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
30 Aug 10
I would say a seamstress, but this would only be a past time more then a business because I don't think very many people need seamstresses anymore, and those who do are professionals themselves so I would think it'd be more of a job then a home business.
• Australia
30 Aug 10
You never know, I know there are alot of people out there who still get their wedding dresses hand made & also bridesmaids dresses - I have 3 bridesmaids dresses that were made specifically to my measurements by a seamstress....so you could speacialise in that area too.
@kharlav (1672)
• Philippines
30 Aug 10
I always wanted to own a business and i think I would want to own a coffee shop and/ or a Christian boutique, wherein I sell Christian stuff, or maybe own a christian mall one day. Lol. I also want to own a hotel or an apartment for lease.
• Australia
30 Aug 10
These are great ideas & I don't think you would be short of a dollar either...selling Christian stuff is really popular, I have sold alot of Christian stuff on Ebay & made nice profits from my mothers unwanted stuff from when she passed away.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
30 Aug 10
I would love to have a fashion boutique or a vintage clothing boutique since I am really into fashion. But anything else that is fashion related would work too. And I wouldn't mind owning a book store either!
• Australia
30 Aug 10
All of those ideas are great & as long as you got people into your store, I don't think you would be short of a dollar because we are always going to need clothes & books.
@syvels (258)
• Philippines
30 Aug 10
for a business, i would want to have high class hotels all over the world! hahaha nah kidding... i would want to have a computer shop, buy and sell.. :D
• Australia
30 Aug 10
For both business, you would never be short of a dollar.