What is your business idea?

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  1. cyclone4L

    cyclone4L Well-Known Member

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    #1 cyclone4L, May 22, 2020
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    Ever want to start a business? I may be able to help. I have been a part-of or founded a couple startup. I would love to help some people get off the ground.

    Drop your idea here.

    Note: Any advice/thoughts I give is what I would do and is my opinion. I am not an expert in every space; I know software well.

    NOTE: It does not (always) take a ton of money to start a business. Every business I've started cost me less than a $5,000 to get a first product launched.

    I'll post some great tools here:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5q_lef6zVkaTY_cT1k7qFNF2TidHCe-1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4&t=0s
     
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    Dog day care.

    Wanted to start one for years, can't talk myself into doing it. Scared to commit!
     
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    When ceratin plants are legalized in my state, I'm going to have a friendly little shop and sell treats to all my neighbors.
     
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    I want to be an expert in designing the spaces for this industry and I'm not kidding in the slightest.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. The ones I've visited are kinda weird, sterile, pharmacy-like spaces. Not inviting at all. Perhaps some of that is simply government regulation, but it would be great to have a fun little shop that feels welcoming and local.
     
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    A combo lotion and bug repellent. I call it Jergen Off.
     
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  9. Beernuts

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    Travel agency for Pets.

    Design travel itineraries based on the breed of the animal. Example: German Shepherd seven day trip to Germany including air fare, housing, special meals and pet clothing. Trip includes accommodations for owners as well.
     
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  10. madguy30

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    Been watching 'Saved by the Barn' on Animal Planet and an animal sanctuary would be cool...although I don't think they come out ahead much unless they get on Animal Planet.
     
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    It's a whole new take on the fast-casual dining experience. It's pizza, but imagine a self-contained meal with none of the messiness of pizza. I call it the Low Cal Calzone Zone.
     
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    Oh my. This is a lot more than I thought I would get. I'll get back to you guys in a bit.
     
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    West Des Moines near Jordan Creek needs a donut shop. Not the trash you get from Hy-Vee. Inspiration would be similar to Jitters in downtown Sioux City (but a more friendly mgmt approach)

    My wife and I have talked about it several times but don't yet have the necessary capital required to get it going
     
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    How about some kind of secure container made by Master Lock for your live bait? I'd call it Master Baiting :p
     
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    Ok, enough joking around. I will be serious now. My wife and I love old houses. Our dream is to move to a small town in Iowa and start fixing up old places. I'm not talking historic preservation or century-old mansions (though that may be what we do for our house). Just regular people homes that were built in the 1900-1940s era. I want to connect with a smaller community and help it thrive by making it a desirable place for people to live.

    Yes, this is almost exactly what the couple on Home Town on HGTV do. We would like to do that, but haven't figured out how you do it without the backing of reality show.
     
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  20. 20eyes

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    I loathe suburbia and lament the hollowing out of inner city residential areas and the destruction of the typically large & formerly beautiful homes found there.

    My idea is to bring the suburb to the inner city. People seem infatuated by square footage these days and the big old homes near the city centers have it. But out in the burbs people have more room for big yards and the huge portion of their home that is the garage.

    The old neighborhoods are too dense and the garages are typically too small unless the property still has an old carriage house, but that's kind of rare and too distant from the house for the lazy Americans we've become.

    The idea is to buy up these old run down neighborhoods and basically eliminate (demo) every other house, redraw the lots and give the extra space to the neighboring house for a bigger yard and if needed a bigger garage.

    This would all be done as one large contiguous development, with a master plan just like you'd find with development of city suburbs, except the development faces inward instead of outward.

    Pros:
    Infrastructure is already present
    Houses are already present (and typically really well built)

    Cons: (where do I start...?)
    Conceptually it only works if you can buy up a vast number of properties at once.
    Cost - house demo, house rehab, site work, infrastructure improvements...I presume it would ultimately be more expensive than developing in the suburbs.
    Gentrification - I'm talking about displacing a lot of people.

    Anyway, this is what I'd try to figure out how to do if I won the Powerball...
     
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