Small business ownership is not for someone who doesn’t want to sweep the floors or carry out the trash. It is not for someone that wants to go home after their shift and leave business worries on their doorstep. It is not for someone that wants a guaranteed two week uninterrupted vacation each year or a pension or health insurance. It is not for someone who doesn’t possess a little of the dreamer in his soul. To be a successful small business owner, you need to be a romantic pragmatist, with a strong ego who can get out of bed in the morning day after day, week after week and year after year. You need to be self-motivated and confident that whatever happens, you can handle the day’s problems.
If you want to see some great scenery then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Europe. Norway certainly takes some beating, although visitors to Iceland might disagree. In both countries you’ll get to see that colder climates can still lead to great holidays.
In places like Italy, the laws can be quite different to what you are used to, thus you may end up paying large sums in fines, for doing something that is legal in other places of the world. For example, walking on the streets with an alcoholic beverage is considered to be illegal. Furthermore, sandcastles are illegal in some places of Italy.
If you have children, most likely your school will be running some kind of ‘contest’. (Ok, maybe not a ‘sweepstakes’, but still some kind of contest!) They might have a PTA drive for who can sell the most cheese for the kids (for some kind of trip), or something along those lines. and the winner wins some kind of cool prize. (Even I participated in that kind of stuff as a kid, and won some cool things!:)) So definitely worth checking out! So. you can spend more time with your children AND win some awesome prizes!
Herbs are easy to find and include in your garden plans. Many types of herb seeds are readily available in home and garden centers, or from online sources. You can also fitness evolution indoor or container herb gardens to get you started with growing these tasty plants.
Potential homebuyers could drive by in the evening to see the neighborhood and you do not want your property to be dark and dreary. Move onto the inside of your home. Are there any persistent smells? If you are trying to sell your home, you will want to cover up any bad smells like greasy foods, cat litter box or other troublesome odors. Many real estate agents will suggest baking cookies or bread before a visit, lighting candles before you show your home and numerous other tricks to ensure a positive smell when you future buyers walk through the door.
Durdel’s is a classic “corner guitar shop,” small in size but with good selection. They carry Paul Reed Smith,. Peavey, Reverend, Godin, and all the major brands. Yet what is really terrific is that they also carry guitars made by Denny Kopp, a Toledo area luthier. His guitars (mainly jazz oriented, although the Kopp 419 Blue Collar model could easily play blues or rock n’ roll) feature names that evoke the Toledo music scene, including the “Tedrow” guitar. Tedrow refers to the street that used to be the home of Rusty’s, an old jazz club that was home to many jazz greats, local and touring.
I don’t mind being regulated. I’ve been a New york city property owner and building manager, I have lived with the stupidity of rent regulation. I’ve succeeded and prospered in spite of it. What i want to see is smart regulation. Any regulation or law that requires thousands of pages to explain its meaning becomes meaningless. Simplicity is the key to enforcement. It is not productive for the economy to have lobbyists, congressional staffers and attorneys writing arcane laws and regulations. That only ends up employing people in those nonproductive occupations. At the end of the day, it adds no new products to the American economy.