Dream business

@jillhill (37371)
United States
August 16, 2007 4:14pm CST
If someone came up to you and gave you enough money to start a business what business would you start? Something you have always wanted to do? I would have a book store with a little nook where I could sell my poetry that I frame, and a little coffee shop. I would have special days just for children and have activities that included charaters dress up to fit the charaters in the books. I would have teas for the ladies who could chat about their latest read and just basically make it a really fun place to hang out. What business would you start?
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@cutepenguin (6444)
• Canada
16 Aug 07
I would have a yarn store. Once a week, I would teach a knitting class, and every once in a while I'd hire other people to teach knitting workshops. It would be so fun.
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@jillhill (37371)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Good idea. I know many knitters and they would love to have a place to gather. Where my daughter lives they have a group of knitters that meet at a coffee shop once a week to visit and knit and share ideas!
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@AmbiePam (58159)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I would love that! I have always wanted to know how to knit, but I don't know how to begin. If I had a place that offered workshops and really had a community feel, I would love it.
• United States
17 Aug 07
I'd buy my boyfriend all the dj equipment he needed. So, he could do that for a living instead of working too hard for such a small amount.
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@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
What a wonderful thing to do for your boyfriend! Hope someday it works out!
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@lynnz78 (75)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 07
I always have the dream to run my own bridal shop. As I love the idea of using my creativity in making wedding gift card, wedding gift to the audience and so on. I'm very good in managing an event and become a wedding planner with my own bridal shop was my business dream. But now, I have another kind of business in my mine; which is contract-farming leech. Have you guy heard about it?! Here in my country, leech's farming become more popular right now. The prospect is very good. But, guess I have to save my money first for the capital.
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@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Good for you since you already have a business! Hope you can work it out to have the bridal business too!
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
28 Aug 07
I would love to have a pizza 'playshop'.....you know,where every night it's something different.....Mondays-make your own pizza.....Tuesdays-Kids eat free.....Wednesday-Bring your own toppings and so on.....I think the kids would enjoy something like this
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
28 Aug 07
That would be so cool!! I think everyone in the family would enjoy something like that!
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
28 Aug 07
That's what I was thinking!
@lexus54 (3575)
• Singapore
17 Aug 07
If I can start up my own dream business with someone sponsoring me, I will set up a travel business for a niche market, which will cater to (a) locals who want to travel overseas, and (b) overseas visitors who want to see my country. Mine will not be the normal travel agency which caters to F&E holidays, fixed packaged tours or just booking of accommodation/flights. For locals going overseas, my agency will help plan holidays for them based on their budget, the countries they like to visit, places they like to see and the activites they want to indulge in. So someone comes to me and says he would like to go to say Melbourne for a holiday. He would like to see lots of nature, visit some good wildlife parks, go trekking and see some waterfalls, visit flower gardens, spend 2 days shopping in the big malls, try hot air balloon, etc. Preferably, he would want to experience farm-stay at a homestead, and spend at least one night at a seaside town. Then he gives me a budget, and with that feedback, I will plan a suitable itinerary for him. He can choose to self-drive or be escorted. I will discuss the itinerary with him and finetune it to his liking, then help him do the necessary bookings of flights, accommodation, rental cars, etc. and provide him maps, brochures and information relating to the places I've planned for him. Then he can have a fully customised holiday which will suit him. I find such travel planning service lacking in my country. For foreign visitors, they can tell me what the days they are free, what they like to see and do, the preferred attractions they want to visit, the kinds of food they like to try, etc. and I will plan an itinerary to suit their preferences. Then I will drive and escort them around for their local holiday, and attend to any needs they have for the duration. This is a very specialised escorted holiday arrangement. I think some visitors would love to have something like this arranged so they can make the most of their holiday.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
That sounds like something that would really be very useful and successful. I for one would use your agency. I love to travel and there is comfort in knowing where you are going! Good thinking!
@lexus54 (3575)
• Singapore
18 Aug 07
In principle, I thought so too. But I wonder why agencies don't do this. Probably it is too costly in terms of time and effort for an agency to cater specially to a specific traveller, rather than provide more general arrangements like packaged tours for the mass market. These will sell faster and give the agency more profits I guess.
@navtech (1776)
• India
22 Aug 07
Dear Jillhill, I do not like to start any business at my age. However, if at all if somebody forced me to start a business that would be service industry for computer and various allied items repair serivce because there is a lot of income in that. Moreover, in our country (India) computer sale and service market is booming. Every year more than 46% increase in sale. This percentage is more than targetted figure of 36%. I therefore would like to start computer service industry.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
22 Aug 07
That would be a great business to get into! And very profitable. Good idea!
@jlcp25 (45)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I would start a tanning business. I love tanning and it makes people happy. I would offer both spray booth tan, spray tan, and the typical beds.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Cool, the warmth and feelings of being in the sun does make people happy. It's a very good idea!
@JoyfulOne (6237)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I'm glad it doesn't cost anything to dream! Let's see...after I pinched myself proving it wasn't a dream... If I could, I would want to start a craft & hobby store. I love doing all kinds of different types of crafts and have taught many people how to do all kinds of things. I stencil (and cut my own 5 color stencils), sew, etch glass, build & do woodworking projects, paint, quilt, crochet and more. I've always had a love of producing something fine & handmade. The only thing I love better is helping someone else learn a new craft. One time I taught a whole night shift at the hospital how to crochet (even a leftie) and they all started with scarfs and a few of them progressed to sweaters and stuff. So, I love to teach and pass along.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I would come to your store. I love doing crafts too and I think you could be quite busy! Hope someday it comes true!
@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
17 Aug 07
I like your idea. I've often dreamed of having my own store. I write and frame poetry too. Good luck, it may work out for you.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Good luck to you too!!! Fellow poet!
@xiaomei (61)
• Indonesia
17 Aug 07
i would have a petshop. i have dreaming about it almost since i graduated from highschool... i love pets, and i want help them to get better live.. wakakaka...
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Good for you. I love pets too...and they need specialty store to cater to them too! Great idea.
• United States
17 Aug 07
I would open a store that was specific to the needs of women. I would specialize in mastectomy needs. Other items I would carry would be cosmetics, clothing, jewelry, and other items that would enhance a womens life.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
What a wonderful store that would be though I think you would have to open a chain to make it available for many cities! I hope someday your dream comes true! It's a very worthy idea!
• Lampe, Missouri
17 Aug 07
Well when i was a kid i always wanted to own my own buisness. I wanted to have a small restrante cafe type. Change what is served up with the seasons of the year and may be have a craft area so that I and eveyone in town that made crafts could put them out to sell. And of course have a party area. I do know own my own buisness just started it last year it is called passion parties. it is not my restrante/cafe but hey its mine own biss right. I have started building my team now and my income has started to grow. Maybe one day soon Passion Parties will pay for me to start that restrante/cafe. but for now i am working the passion parties and plan to go to las vegas this comeing march to convetions and plan on winning that 7 carat dimond ring.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
:You go girl! Hope you win the 7 carat diamond!
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Well, we already have a business that we absolutely LOVE - and it cost almost nothing to get going!!! And there's almost no overhead. But if I had to do something else, I'd start my own CPA practice, specializing in income tax and also small business issues.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Very cool. And it would be a useful thing for others. Hopefully someday you will get to have your own cpa practice!
• China
17 Aug 07
hotel ,i think
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Cool!
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
I want a quiet place to relax during the morning and then i'll transform it to a bar at night. Not so big place will do. As long as it is cozy and everything.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Very nice! Two purposes so you would stay busy!
17 Aug 07
My partner and I would love to have a recording studio. We are both very keen on our music and the idea of being able to run a recording studio would be a dream come true for us. A studio and rehearsal rooms, maybe even a small venue for live gigs too
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Wow! That would be fun. Then you could pick what kind of music that you think will be successful and maybe become famous! Good luck I hope someday it comes true!
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
17 Aug 07
I have this dream to make my own brand in feilds of designer clothes and sell dress of all kinds I don't want that fame its ok if I get a fame just to my own city..! Just a neighbourhood clothes shop. I also want to open a coffee shop where you can listen to music and hang around..!! I love getting derssed up and eating food..! I am fashionable as well as foodie..!! :)
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
I sincerely hope that someday you get to be a designer! And wear your designs to your own coffee shop!
@TiffanieC (827)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Mine would be a bookstore too carrying used and new items.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Yes I love bookstores!
• United States
17 Aug 07
If I could start my very own dream business it would be a combination doggie day-care and adoption facility; I love spending my time with dogs, anybody's dogs so this would be a great way for me to spend each and every day.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
17 Aug 07
That not only would be a dream business but a very useful one for dogs, owners and yourself. I hope someday you can do it! It would be so beneficial!
@AmbiePam (58159)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I like your idea! I would definitely come to your store. : ) If I could have my own business, I think it would specialize in unusual home decorations. I don't like tacky things, but I really enjoy unusual things. Maybe local artists could sell their works, local carpenters could showcase their work, but all in all it would be classy. I just love things that aren't normal. Attached to that part of the shop would be a little pasta place. Sort of a homey mom and pop type thing. A lot of different teas would be offered to compliment the pasta.
@jillhill (37371)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Give me the address! I paint windows etc....and I love pasta! Great idea!
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