Any advice on new small business??:)

@austere (2814)
Philippines
August 25, 2008 4:37am CST
well, i work eight hours a day, five days a week in the office, but i need extra income and i think of starting a small business of my own? what business can you advice that would not take so much time and just a little investment?? hope you could help me with this especially to those mylotters who have businesses that are running good! thanks in advance!
5 responses
@mands61123 (2098)
23 Sep 08
hi austere i have actually book looking for something similar myself after having to give up work due to illness. I've joined some freelancing sites that i'm trying out if i find anything good i can send them to you. The only thing i did see that i was interested in was a kit that you could but where you personalised chocolate bars for kids partys, wedding favours, corporate events. I can't afford any of the kits myself at this stage but have kept it for future reference, if your interested pm me and i'll send you the link to the website. If you come across anything good let me know mands
23 Sep 08
*been* *buy* sorry was rushing lol
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
that's alright..hehehe well, i am still searching ways how to earn big extra cash.. but i also have an eight hour job to keep my focus on..hehehe well, i have mylot and another site too, not much but they are worth my freetime you see. but if i will really learn how to earn extra big through the internet, i wouldnt mind giving up my work in the office and concentrate on the business..hehehe hope i could come accross with something really legitimate!
23 Sep 08
i'm still very much like you putting the feelers out trying new things i wouldn't have left my job if it wasn't for the illness to much of a scaredy cat to jump ship unless i'm sure but i want to use it as an oppertunity to branch out and try stuff i wouldn't have normally wish you the best of luck with it hun let me know how you get on.
@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
If you'll be coming here in Manila this September 18 - 21, 2008 there is a franchising exhibit that will be held at the World Trade Center in Manila. I will be going there to see if I find an opportunity to put up my dream of having my own business. I think there will be lot of exhibitors since that place is very huge. After going there, you could go to Star City for some relaxation or if you want to drink you could either go to Harbor Square of SM Mall of Asia
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
wow!! that could have been a very nice opportunity to learn more of other people's businesses and how they are able to manage to make it that successful. god, i have work on those days..and i have not scheduled a leave yet. hmmm.. my sister is in manila right now.. guess i'll have her go there, take pictures and tell me what she'll be seeing in the exhibit. it could have been a whole lot better and fun if it's me who's going to the exhibit though..
@oiixdaii (1059)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
You have work during weekends? What kind of work do you have? My guess is you work at a call center company. Since some of my friends who work in a call center have different rest days. If you didn't go to the Franchise Show, I'm sure that you'll be missing a lot. Even if your sister writes all the companies that are participating in the event because she doesn't know what questions you'll be asking.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
why dont you try electronic loading?your working right?you can tell your office mates that you have autoloads and eloads.for sure you will get patronized by them.a thousand or even 500 pesos will be enough for starters.you could also try selling food supplements.It's an "it' thing nowadays.You can do this while your working or even in break times.it wont eat much of time and you will not be needing extra help for your business.
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
yeah, that food supplement thing is a really good idea! hmm.. thanks for that... i wnat to really earn extra aside from my salary and aside from my money making sites.. you know what i mean.. i need to have money in my bank account..
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
[i]gIRL i want to venture into business too.Nowadays I guess we can't depend on our salary anymore.WE need to think of a business that will add up to our basic salary.At the office a lot of agents are selling Avons,cakes,jewellries and all other stuffs.I am planning to have one too but I am having a hard time thinking what type of business to invest my money. But the only advise I can suggest is that you have to know what are your interests.If you like food..try selling cakes or pastries esp.xmas holiday is approaching.So whatever interests you that's where you are going to venture on.[/i]
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
thaks pinks.. that's a nice suggestion. i can start here in the office..hehe well, i already have a team mate and she's selling avon. i am thinking of selling cellcards.. nobodys selling it here yet.. let me see if i can manage it.. small as it is..hehehe
• United States
25 Aug 08
Well if you are looking for a business with very little overhead and start up fees, you might want to look into a direct sales type of thing. I have tried a few personally and in this challenging economy have one that works, but you truly have to work it. If not it just sits there and no money comes in. Send me a message if you are interested in more details. I'm happy to give you info on what I've tried and what I'm doing now. Good luck to you!
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
what are the products that you sell, i guess direct selling is a good idea, that way, i will be able to bring that in the office and sell the products to my officemates!