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a 2nd business ?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by ronl1975, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. ronl1975

    ronl1975 Member

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    Curious if anybody has another business other than in the sign industry ?
     
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  2. D2S

    D2S Active Member

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    I work full time at a bank and help my dad out with his business (Excavating) Oh yea I do Scrap also....... Really wish to just do signs full time, its coming soon.
     
  3. houseofgrafix

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    I coach soccer and get paid very well!
     
  4. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    I also have a monument company.
     
  5. Artildawn

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    Does freelance graphic design count?
     
  6. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I do video production as well. Been doing that since 2001, but I'm not sure it'll ever go full time. I enjoy that more than sign making.
     
  7. SignTech

    SignTech Guest

    teach drumming at night ........ not tonight tho .......
     
  8. ronl1975

    ronl1975 Member

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    wow sounds like I gotta get off my A** ! :)
     
  9. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    I have a retail motorcycle shop, a small parts production business and also deal with clipart/images. Keeps me busy. :)
     
  10. cleanmywound

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    when times were good, buying and selling houses. Land surveying and construction layout for a good friend as needed. My partner and I have 15 years each doing that.
     
  11. Stealth Ryder

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    Raise horses, good money but takes years to see a profit on my investments...
     
  12. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    several ... has 6 different websites services and products adding more
    works for several other type of business doing jobs, ..I hire out at $25 per hour
    also scrap, and buying more equipment to make use of
     
  13. imagep

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    Not technically a seperate business, but we also have an offset printing department and a screen printing department.

    My wife is the Prez. of a non-profit organization, sometimes that feels like running an entirely seperate business, I spend most of today working on stuff for that today, along with another volunteer.
     
  14. scarface

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    This is all i do currently. May open another smaller business but have no idea doing what just yet.
     
  15. signrios

    signrios Active Member

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    i'm thinking of renting a space and start selling signs and phones under the same roof!!
    cellphone retail is very profitable, and less labor intensive than making signs
    my wife and i are are targeting that market next.

    does that count.
     
  16. sinetist

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    Not really another business but I do all kinds of other creative stuff besides signs. Here's an example of an ongoing interesting sideline I have.
     
  17. Stealth Ryder

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    Cell Phones, I dunno.... I had Cingular from 2001 until 2006, made good money early on but the longer it went the less desirable the commission's were... Eventually it got to the point in 05 to where it was just not profitable anymore... People want CHEAP phones, the cheapest phones will cost you $125.00 or more, hard to give a FREE phone when it cost you that much... Also, the commissions went from $200.00 for a 2 year contract to less than $60.00............
     
  18. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    we have an ornamental grass nursery too. It's a fun stress reliever but a ton of work. We're state certified and sell wholesale to my landscape sign clients and garden centers. Almost no retail, thankfully.
     
  19. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I publish clipart and host a 24/7 party for other sign people on the internet.
     
  20. N2Harpz

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    I teach watercolor classes .......
     
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