I’m going to plug Bristol Palin’s Blog-site (even though she doesn’t need it) because I think she’s got a great idea and so many people are jumping in with pictures of their businesses, all created without government “help”.
So follow the link, and if you have a photo of your business, send it. My suggestion would be that if you see a business on her blog that is in your area, stop by and give them a thumbs up!
I had to stop and think about this for a while. After my job got eliminated and I found myself out of work for the first time in forty years, I dusted off the plans I have considered over the years to start my own business. I do pretty good photography (So I think), I know a lot about sound and paging, I even had considered running some kind of kayak tour on my favorite river. (forget Telecom, there are more unemployed Telecom consultants than there are fish in Alaska)
But after Donie died I didn’t have much spark left, and after more than a year and boredom set in making me re-consider the question. I realized that if I were to take my capital and start a new business it wouldn’t be in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Unions, state bureaucracy and regulations, licensing fees and god knows what, it would be a great way to end up broke.
In addition as I browsed the pictures on Bristol’s blog that her readers have sent in I realized that most of them are by people who started the business with or for someone, a husband and wife, or kids that work for a business that was started by their parents (or grandparents). I’m afraid I don’t have that anymore. I envy these people that still have that.
Todd Palin – Business: Working a Salmon Run – Location: Bristol Bay, Alaska