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a Jobless entrepreneursa hire themselves | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 5 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 1, 2011, titled a Jobless entrepreneursa hire themselves | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Starting a business is a risky proposition in the best of times. Census figures show that three of 10 new businesses never reach the two-year mark, and half never turn 5 years old.

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Neighbor

Lancaster, OH

#2 May 1, 2011
I think we should all work for ourselves. I think employers are getting too greedy.
HC Here

Falls Church, VA

#3 May 1, 2011
I bet Rockin Cupcake won't be around in a year. Nothing like paying for a building, equipment, labor, and utilities all with your life savings or a loan - and hoping you sell enough pieces of baked goods at huge prices (one piece at a time) to cover monthly costs. In the office complex I work at, I can think of at least three such ventures which have come and gone in the last two years or so, One didn't even last the month.
HC Here

Falls Church, VA

#4 May 1, 2011
Neighbor wrote:
I think we should all work for ourselves. I think employers are getting too greedy.
Tell us, without giving away any secrets, what abilities and skills do most people bring to the table that they could use to self-incorporate? Most aren't well-rounded enough, or don't have the fortitude to work as hard as required, to make a go of a business. When I hear people such as high school educated file clerks moan, "If I ran this place," I would like to tell them, you can't even finish night school. How are you going to learn all the different disciplines of business than apply them?
jamminFive

United States

#5 May 1, 2011
HC Here wrote:
I bet Rockin Cupcake won't be around in a year. Nothing like paying for a building, equipment, labor, and utilities all with your life savings or a loan - and hoping you sell enough pieces of baked goods at huge prices (one piece at a time) to cover monthly costs. In the office complex I work at, I can think of at least three such ventures which have come and gone in the last two years or so, One didn't even last the month.
These entrepreneurship stories lose all credibility with me when they highlight Cupcake Shops (!).

Someone should do a blog on all the future failed cupcake shops. They remind me of all the now defunct "Balloons & Stuff!" shops of the late 80's / 90's.

Since: Jun 09

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#6 May 1, 2011
Work for yourself and be prepared to pay double income tax because you are now both the employee and employer.

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