Friday, January 09, 2009

Well, I did it

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I have opened a business. Rather than buy a franchise, after thinking long and hard, I decided to go at it backwards: I bought equipment and am learning to use it. Instead of a brick-and-mortar store, I have online presence. I have marketed to businesses locally to provide promotional items and corporate gifts; to coaches to provide trophies and awards; and to friends and relatives to market clever little photo gifts.

I have spent a small fortune on the website and on website optimization, so sometime between now and midsummer, I may be busy at this project. Then I can beg off and turn it over to my children to run, if they happen to be unemployed, or hire people and get a tax credit if they are not unemployed.

Losing money in the stock market and in savings accounts just stopped appealing to me. Surely putting money into solid assets makes more sense. At least I can barter for food until the criminals get out of the government and stop stealing all our money.

How long will it take to recover from the past decade? Long live Mike Malloy.