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post #16 of 78
I want to hug you. That just sucks. It's only been 3 months! Did he not realize that very few businesses turn a profit until their third year? All I can say is your new plan sounds good, if you make the money yourself this won't happen again. Yet another reason I'm not getting married.

I hope it works out for you (((HUGS)))
post #17 of 78
I'm assuming your husband is cash-strapped and afraid of losing too much, as many are in this economy. If not, it makes me sad he won't share. I just hope you have a strong marriage outside of this one issue.
post #18 of 78

So sad for you.

 

Please save your money for your next go-round, so you can be in charge of making the decisions. :)

 

I live in a small town, and new businesses here experience the opposite effect:  they are crazy busy for the first 3 months, and then things average out to how much business they will realistically get over time.  The first year many businesses don't have a handle on their labor and food costs, and usually overspend in these areas, and that is where there profit is being eaten up.

 

Next time plan to open during what would be considered the "busy" time for your area, and really try to create some anticipation and excitement to draw traffic.

 

I wish you the best of luck.

 

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post #19 of 78

All things are possible.....my mom use to say this to me all the time.  I now find myself saying this to my children.  Don't give up, you sound like a strong woman and you will do this even if you need plan B,C & D.  You will get there, it is in your heart.  Wishing you well.

post #20 of 78
Thread Starter 

thanks.

 

Its a bit of both, he is a bit cash strapped, but he wasnt sold on it to start.

 

I think it will be better for everyone to keep it seprate :)

post #21 of 78

OK, I'm offended by the way you said.. Get a Crappy Job??? That's nice..

 

Yes , I have a crappy job and would give my right leg to even have the chance to have my own store front.. I'm sorry, but I don't feel bad for you.. You have a awesome opportunity here and you are not fighting for it.... Don't let anything stand in your way.. Fight for this shop.. Don't come on to CC and make everyone feel sorry for you, talk to your husband and fight for this shop.. Better or worse, richer or poorer..  ..

post #22 of 78
I'm confused...did you show him your business plan with income and profit projections?
post #23 of 78
Jeez Louise Frosting. Her comments weren't directed at you. What may be a crappy job to one may be a dream job to another. This isnt about YOU.
post #24 of 78
Fight for the shop and end up losing both the shop and her marriage? How is "fighting" going to solve anything? OP has a good plan to save up without forcing an unwilling husband to spend HIS money. For some couples his and her money being separate is how they get along financially and it looks like that's what OP's dealing with. At least he can't call it a waste and yank the carpet from under her if it's not his money. Who knows, watching her save up for her dream could inspire faith and support from him.
post #25 of 78

I'm not saying the post is about me, she has a great opportunity here, she already has a store front, she is not seeing what is right in front of her and sometimes instead of sugar coating things and sending big hugs to someone, you need to tell them what they have and if the tone seems mean and if that is what kicks her into high gear to say "you know, I'm keeping this store even if I have to have PB&Jelly sandwiches for the rest of my life to make end meet, I am doing it..

post #26 of 78
Thread Starter 

Well frosting just so you know. I have been putting everything I can into it. Including sleeping there to make more product.

 

You dont know me. And I also find it funny that your only 2 posts on CC are on this post.

 

 

Yes we keep things seprate and this was supposed to be something that we did together. It wasnt planned out great to be honest. So all I can do it rework, try again and learn from my mistakes. And mistake one for me was mixing business and family.

 

And yes every job seems crappy after doing this.

post #27 of 78
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Originally Posted by frosting22 View Post

I'm not saying the post is about me, she has a great opportunity here, she already has a store front, she is not seeing what is right in front of her and sometimes instead of sugar coating things and sending big hugs to someone, you need to tell them what they have and if the tone seems mean and if that is what kicks her into high gear to say "you know, I'm keeping this store even if I have to have PB&Jelly sandwiches for the rest of my life to make end meet, I am doing it..

Who are you to judge her? You don't know her or her situation. If I had a bakery, yes, every other job would seem crappy. Mostly because when you are doing what you love, you never want to go backwards. Why take offense to that? I think people are offended far too easily these days. If that is going to be your attitude, I don't see you being very happy on this site. Personally, my marriage comes first. Before my job, my money, any of it. I quit my job to be with my husband. A job I loved. If it is his money, there isn't really much she can do. 

post #28 of 78

Why does it matter how many posts I have made? It shouldn't matter if I made 2 comments or 500 comments, I am just stating my option.. I'm not being rude or using

profanity, I am just stating what my advise to you would be to you.. 3 Months is not a long time, you aren't giving it enough time..I can say what I want.

post #29 of 78
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Originally Posted by motherofgrace View Post

Well frosting just so you know. I have been putting everything I can into it. Including sleeping there to make more product.

You dont know me. And I also find it funny that your only 2 posts on CC are on this post.


Yes we keep things seprate and this was supposed to be something that we did together. It wasnt planned out great to be honest. So all I can do it rework, try again and learn from my mistakes. And mistake one for me was mixing business and family.

And yes every job seems crappy after doing this.

There's nothing wrong with mixing business and family as long as you treat family members who are investing in your business as if they were independent investors, which includes coming up with an airtight business plan with a clear estimate of costs, revenues, and profitability on a full year basis. (Not to mention a production schedule that makes sense, sleeping at your business to make more product is not normal.) If you didn't do this ground work, closing the business may be for the best so you can cut your losses and try again with more preparation.
post #30 of 78
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Originally Posted by bct806 View Post

Who are you to judge her? You don't know her or her situation. If I had a bakery, yes, every other job would seem crappy. Mostly because when you are doing what you love, you never want to go backwards. Why take offense to that? I think people are offended far too easily these days. If that is going to be your attitude, I don't see you being very happy on this site. Personally, my marriage comes first. Before my job, my money, any of it. I quit my job to be with my husband. A job I loved. If it is his money, there isn't really much she can d

 Oh dear god, you guys are unreal.. Why is it that someone can not say how they feel without everyone getting all over them? I'm not judging her, she posted and I answered..

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