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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by MarkW » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:28 am

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Tell him to think of all the times he has gone to do diy and the nightmares of what should be a simple measure drill screw job.... Turns into a measure , drill feck bodged plaster work by previous owner , re drill etc etc. But this time it will be him under scrutiny.
Any job you have to pay to have means walk away in my book ....
It's not as if blind installation is a city and guilds ..
Yup - I'd be happy enough doing electrical work in my own home or in one I'd bought to renovate and sell, but there's no way I'd want to do it in someone else's home, and especially not with them breathing down my neck! And when you add my brother's lamentable interpersonal skills to his Frank Spencer DIY abilities this idea looks like a guaranteed recipe for disaster.

The reality is that his money is running out, and as his desperation increases his capacity for logical thought decreases. This latest idea is just him clutching at straws in my opinion, not least because he doesn't seem to have any of the basic information you'd need to work out if this is a viable proposition. He told me that he'd be working on a 15% commission, but 15% of what? What's the average value of a sale? How many fittings could you do in a day? How far will he have to travel to collect stock, and how frequently?

This one definitely needs a re-think in my opinion.
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Bender » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:50 am

Re think? Understatement.

I know of a couple of folk who have gone into franchised schemes, the only thing they they did was feed thousands into others bank accounts.

He sounds like a prime target for amway or tupperware.

On the subject of your electrical course did it get you to a level to be registered with neceic or the likes?
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by MarkW » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:19 am

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On the subject of your electrical course did it get you to a level to be registered with neceic or the likes?
I think that to register with NICEIC I'd either need to have a Qualified Supervisor to work under or to be one myself, and whilst the course I did satisfies the 'competence' requirements for domestic situations I don't have the 'experience' bit. If I recall correctly you need a couple of years experience under your belt to join. Could be wrong though.

For someone who wanted a career as an electrician there are probably better ways of going about it, but for me I just wanted a crash course on how to work safely and in accordance with the current regs, and a recognised qualification that made Building Control more likely to say "Yes" when I asked for permission to re-wire my house and replace the consumer unit.
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by rennie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:22 am

Sue owned/ran a Kumon (education) franchise for a good few years.
She did ok out of it but they did a lot better!
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:05 am

If you're going to start a business then work for yourself. Nobody else!

These franchise outfits are little more than Ponzi schemes.

If you don't have the hands-on knowledge, the business acumen, or the funds to start a business then you need to look at other options.

And if you have to think of what business you could do.......then don't do anything!

Because you should already have the necessary knowledge or prior accreditation within a specific field. Simply put, you should know it inside out!

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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Mawsley » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:11 am

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If you ain't got the skills to open the type of business that you're thinking of.......then you shouldn't even be considering it.
So you are saying I should stick to either drugs or wanking to online porn?

You might be right, I don't think I've seen that combination on a YouTube channel.
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by dynax » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:18 am

Mawsley wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:11 am
XTreme wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:45 am
If you ain't got the skills to open the type of business that you're thinking of.......then you shouldn't even be considering it.
So you are saying I should stick to either drugs or wanking to online porn?

You might be right, I don't think I've seen that combination on a YouTube channel.
I'm too lazy to do the wanking bit i would have to get a machine to do it for me, and i don't do drugs too tight to buy it :lol: :thumb:
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:38 am

Mawsley wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:11 am
XTreme wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:45 am
If you ain't got the skills to open the type of business that you're thinking of.......then you shouldn't even be considering it.
So you are saying I should stick to either drugs or wanking to online porn?

You might be right, I don't think I've seen that combination on a YouTube channel.
You're a master at talking complete shit on the Internet Dave!

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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Mawsley » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:19 pm

XTreme wrote:
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You're a master at talking complete shit on the Internet Dave!
I'm adding that quote to my CV for when I pitch for jobs.
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Mawsley » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:20 pm

I know this might shock quite a few people, but I'm also pretty good at talking shit IRL
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by onesea » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:55 pm

If he's looking for a unskilled work/ business I don't know how profitable they are but enough people seem to be charging enough to make a living down here:

Dog Walker - £15 per hour solo or £10 for groups (normally 4-6 dogs). Extra for public holidays weekends and such like...
We living in the friggin New Forest and you pay some one to go and walk your dog where you have spent stupid money to live.

Window Cleaner - Try and get one and they are booked up for at least 2 weeks, from what I can work out they are an interesting bunch.
Atleast one of our local ones one likes to service any wife' that happen to be home, another had been spotted on Gaydar wearing a wig and his dress. I don't know if they charge for the extras :shock: There are still several more to choose from...

Cleaning Gutters and facias is another: Quoted £350 pound for a job I did in a morning. - Apparently people pay silly money for cleaning roofs.

Gardening: £20 - 25 an hour
Start in the spring with just mowing lawns, then it grows can you cut the hedge, prune bushes, paint the shed, clean the gutters, build a patio, repair the fence from my understanding by winter you should be set up enough to work through winter without to many problems.

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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by MarkW » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:21 pm

Some good ideas there, although he's scared of dogs and terrified of heights! :lol:

Mind you, window cleaners these days all seem to use those extendable brushes, so I guess he could keep his feet on the ground...
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Bender » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:48 pm

I'm only insured to work upto 3m on a ladder insurance goes mental after that, although I doubt any of the pikey gutter cleaners have such issues.

Wheelie bin cleaning is apparently viable.
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Mawsley » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:17 pm

MarkW wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Some good ideas there, although he's scared of dogs and terrified of heights! :lol:

Mind you, window cleaners these days all seem to use those extendable brushes, so I guess he could keep his feet on the ground...
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Re: Another daft business idea

Post by Six30 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:24 pm

dynax wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:18 am
Mawsley wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:11 am
XTreme wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:45 am
If you ain't got the skills to open the type of business that you're thinking of.......then you shouldn't even be considering it.
So you are saying I should stick to either drugs or wanking to online porn?

You might be right, I don't think I've seen that combination on a YouTube channel.
I'm too lazy to do the wanking bit i would have to get a machine to do it for me, and i don't do drugs too tight to buy it :lol: :thumb:
a machine you say ..... and how much would you pay for a machine like this, if there was one ?
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