If you were going to start your own business, what industry would the business be and why?

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If you were going to start your own business, what industry would the business be and why?

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I have a massage therapy business because it feels good to take pain away from people.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

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I've only been into three things...a builder, store owner and a restaurant owner and so it would be one of those and as I had most fun in the restaurant business, that's probably the one I would choose...

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JD JD

In response to “I've only been into three things...a builder...

I've thought about if I would want to be a restaurant owner. What kind of restaurant was yours?

Also what kind of store?

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “I've thought about if I would want to be a...

English restaurant ...I had 5 videos shops...our restaurant was in Portugal which mainly served English /American type food...

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JD JD

In response to “English restaurant ...I had 5 videos...

Probably because I'm too close... but what are American type foods? Like Burgers and Steaks? The meats? Or what does America serve that's very different that elsewhere?

I feel like that's a stupid question, but I haven't been outside America much (almost not at all)... and don't know what other places don't serve.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Probably because I'm too close... but what...

Steaks, chicken, fish, burgers, lamb chops and a few Chinese dishes as one of the women in the kitchen was Chinese ....just ordinary food...hope that's clear..

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JD JD

In response to “Probably because I'm too close... but what...

Zolfie- according to my english friends there aren't many foods the english make that americans want. The beer and ale but kidney pie or puddings aren't a big deal in most parts of the world.Plus he couldn't stand it that US places didn't ask him if he wanted certain things with his food. Things we don't normally have in the US.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “Zolfie- according to my english friends...

But I was trying to find the other way around.

What do Americans serve/eat, that others places in the world don't? Seeing as I'm not a world traveler, I don't know what other places don't serve... that America does.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “But I was trying to find the other way...

OK that would be a regional thing. I am on the coast of Maine so we have a lot of fish and lobster .lobster rolls are lobster sandwiches of lobster mayo in a hot dog roll. Most often ordered by tourists.. in New Orleans they have cajun cooking , I think that is entirely american. In Texas beef is king. Just to mention a few - other people can say what happens where they live.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “OK that would be a regional thing. I am on...

Again the other way around.

I know what Americans eat... I'm an American.

I don't know what others don't eat and all American.

Like Texas and US has beef... is that American? ie are we saying other places don't have beef?

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

It would be a high-tech company. Robotics, machinery, vehicles, gadgets, laser technology, energy technology. Just like where Tanor works!

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “It would be a high-tech company. Robotics...

That sounds like a fun company (smile) or at least could be (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “It would be a high-tech company. Robotics...

WoW tanner do you have experience with that work?

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “WoW tanner do you have experience with...

He does! He's been working in the technology field for most of his life. He started out mentoring with a scientist doctor at the age of 8. Didn't take off till late teens when he got hired by the main company from its sister company.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “He does! He's been working in the technology...

Is this Tanor? If no, then who is it?

If yes, then why are you referring to yourself in the 3rd person?

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Is this Tanor? If no, then who is it? If...

Of course it's me. I'm just using a neutral point of view to refer to myself. Neutral POV doesn't refer to "I", as that refers to the author/writer as the subject. The character gets referred third person. I'm referring to myself as a character, so I use the author POV to write it.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “Of course it's me. I'm just using a neutral...

Zolfie has seen family members and significant other post for people before... so Zolfie thought it might be someone close to you.

Zolfie doesn't quite understand the point of using the author's POV, but he's intrigued. (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Zolfie has seen family members and...

Check my profile! Tanor's a character/persona. :p

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “Check my profile! Tanor's a character/persona. :p

Um, I don't see a written profile on your profile page... if you got something written then maybe you have it blocked only for certain people to see?

Unless you're talking about this question.

http://www.amirite.com/820110-h...s-the-same-and

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Um, I don't see a written profile on your...

Oh yeah, people can't see my profile unless i'm following them. Forgot about that.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “Oh yeah, people can't see my profile unless...

Very cool! You share your whole story (biggrin)

I just tell people that I'm a wolf that can talk and let them try to fill in the gaps (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Very cool! You share your whole story...

I only share the bridge supports of the character's story. Lots of it isn't there. I've been writing stories on my characters since 2009. :P

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “I only share the bridge supports of the...

Well I think I've been a wolf on the internet for the last 8 years (I think, maybe more) (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Well I think I've been a wolf on the internet...

Think i've been a lot of things. But i've been this foxy since June 24th, 2009! when i created him! Though i've had been writing stories here and there since 2002.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

Tutoring business.They can be quite lucrative

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

If I was wealthy, probably own a surf shop and a watering hole in Costa Rica.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “If I was wealthy, probably own a surf shop...

Watering hole is something I have thought about (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Watering hole is something I have thought...

Yup, a little drinking bar next to the surf shop.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “If I was wealthy, probably own a surf shop...

You mean you aren’t wealthy...damn and I was lookin for a sugar daddy too(no)

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symplycurious symplycurious

In response to “You mean you aren’t wealthy...damn and...

With an **** like that, I'll pay for whatever you want. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “lmfao

Wait!!! I'm still look at it. (hehe)(hello)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “Wait!!! I'm still look at it. (hehe)(hello)

I'm surprised your still able to type

(hehe)

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symplycurious symplycurious

In response to “https://media.giphy.com/media/YjDG1iTv2Btjq/gip...

Ah, trying to cool me off huh? (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

I wouldn't mind doing a limited breakfast/lunch shop. Limited menu and limited hours. But really good comfort food. :)

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

In response to “I wouldn't mind doing a limited...

That sounds good (smile)

Though I'm wondering, isn't dinner was where the big money was at? Which was why shops charged more and some food places are only open for dinner.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “That sounds good (smile) Though I'm...

Yep, but that's also the worst hours and the pain in the **** people to deal with. ;)

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

In response to “Yep, but that's also the worst hours and the...

oh okay (smile) ... I figured the pains could come in at any time, though maybe due to more busy that could make it much worse.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “I wouldn't mind doing a limited...

I have a business friend that does that. 7 days, but 6 to 2. Limited menu. Though he had a bigger one, and he jacked his prices lol. I like the food there, so i can at least burn a hole in my wallet for him.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

Home decorating.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

I have a massage therapy business because it feels good to take pain away from people.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

In response to “I have a massage therapy business because it...

Less pain is always a good thing (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Less pain is always a good thing (smile)

That is exactly what my buddy who does massage
and myofascial release treatments tells me he says he gets relaxation energy from doing it. He was working on me for free every week and it was helping, but I know he has to make a living so I stopped going- thus leaving more room for paying customers.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

I owned my own bakery

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symplycurious symplycurious

In response to “I owned my own bakery

Did you enjoy owning your own business? (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Did you enjoy owning your own business? (smile)

I absolutely loved it

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symplycurious symplycurious

It seems the only businesses that are surviving these days are nonprofit social justice businesses. Not much fun but that is where the money is and it is not taxed.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

In response to “It seems the only businesses that are...

Ozzy any healthcare for elderly is also growing.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “Ozzy any healthcare for elderly is also growing.

You are right. AMAC mag said "From 1960 to 2016, health spending rose from $147 per person to $10,348 per person."
Our local hospital and nursing home claim to be nonprofit and the salaries of the administrators are unbelievable.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

In response to “You are right. AMAC mag said "From 1960...

That's because it went from very little to no middle men... to what 3 different industries of middlemen?

Insurance for the people
Medical/Drugs for the people
Insurance/drugs for the medical
And the people the argue prices in the middle

Or something like that... they made the red tape so think that one almost can't get through the process without paying them.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “That's because it went from very little to no...

It's also because the bill needs to be paid for all those poor people. The local hospital told us as much but said they would never admit it. They just up our bills.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

Home security

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trooper trooper

In response to “Home security

Security is always nice (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Security is always nice (smile)

Sadly, it's always necessary.

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trooper trooper

In response to “Sadly, it's always necessary.

Even on website, security would be nice (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Because I can be very charming for short periods say a weekend, I enjoy cleaning and cooking. So I think I would be good at it.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

Health because I work at Whole Foods))

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Masha Masha

In response to “Health because I work at Whole Foods))

masha I never knew anyone who worked there- The only thing i have ever heard about whole foods was from south park cartoons. - because there are no whole foods in this part of Maine.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “masha I never knew anyone who worked...

Exactly. You have Big Apple. Portland has Maine’s only Whole Foods as I recall from a classmate from there.

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Masha Masha

In response to “masha I never knew anyone who worked...

Portland has a Trader Joe's as well. I recommend that one as well.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

Ninja Bazooka Underwater Cleaning Service & Coffin Company Ltd.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

Custom furniture and cabinetmaking; I've done that for more than 25 years.

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

In response to “Custom furniture and cabinetmaking; I've done...

that sounds awesome (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Tears in a bottle. God knows there’s enough.

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