Laid-off architect builds success one iPad at a time

Full story: TwinCities.com

Angie Davis works on Kindle cases at her home in Minneapolis on Wednesday. The former project architect says she is making a lot more money in business for herself and wouldn t return to the confines of an office-bound career.
Comments
1 - 20 of 57 Comments Last updated Feb 10, 2011
First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Look

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

12

8

7

I for one will be looking into whether taxes are being paid. I can't believe people are so dumb as to brag about the money they are making in the newspaper when it is very unlikely they are paying proper taxes. I LOVE Turning people in and being as I am related to people both in the IRS and for the State as tax auditors it's easy to do.
All businesses would be profitable from day one if they didn't have to pay taxes.
Jim

Carol Stream, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

4

2

2

A woman who sews?

Does she cook and clean too?

You go girl!
Bert

Lebanon, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

1

Jim wrote:
A woman who sews?
Does she cook and clean too?
You go girl!
yeah... I wonder if she'll make me a Sammie...
jct

Minneapolis, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

3

1

when given lemons - make lemon aid !
pfft

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

5

2

2

Haters...don't listen to 'em. Jealousy is a terrible thing.
TaxTaxTax

Andover, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

6

3

2

Not happy to accet the role of victim, she picks herself up by her bootstraps and takes responsibility!

Truly inspiring.

This should be required reading in every public office in Minnesota!!
St Paul Mom

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

3

1

I think it's pretty great!

I find it sooo interesting that people show their jealousy by throwing negativity on your success. If you would have sat at home eating bon-bon's they would be telling you to get off your rear and seek employment every waking minute of the day.

Jay Zass

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

3

3

@ Look: I bet you got beat up a lot as a kid. NARC!
Ell

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

6

5

3

Look wrote:
I for one will be looking into whether taxes are being paid. I can't believe people are so dumb as to brag about the money they are making in the newspaper when it is very unlikely they are paying proper taxes. I LOVE Turning people in and being as I am related to people both in the IRS and for the State as tax auditors it's easy to do.
All businesses would be profitable from day one if they didn't have to pay taxes.
And if it turns out that all her taxes are in order, do you promise to report that fact back to us with equal enthusiasm? If not, personally I'm going to conclude that you are simply a mean-spirited person who is looking for a way to feel important, and I will not believe for a second that you seriously care at all about people doing the right thing.
Karl and Fred

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

1

1

Look wrote:
I for one will be looking into whether taxes are being paid. I can't believe people are so dumb as to brag about the money they are making in the newspaper when it is very unlikely they are paying proper taxes. I LOVE Turning people in and being as I am related to people both in the IRS and for the State as tax auditors it's easy to do.
All businesses would be profitable from day one if they didn't have to pay taxes.
We know where you live.
Ms V

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

3

I am all for self-employment. Now I might have missed it, but how does she keep up on stocking material, thread, etc? I also wonder about health insurance. Businesses are hard to run and the tax aspect of it is confusing enough even for those with accounting background. Good luck - way to find a niche and run with it.
Phil

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Look wrote:
I for one will be looking into whether taxes are being paid. I can't believe people are so dumb as to brag about the money they are making in the newspaper when it is very unlikely they are paying proper taxes. I LOVE Turning people in and being as I am related to people both in the IRS and for the State as tax auditors it's easy to do.
All businesses would be profitable from day one if they didn't have to pay taxes.
Look: your a loser, simple as that.
Palin RULES

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

5

2

2

Look wrote:
I for one will be looking into whether taxes are being paid. I can't believe people are so dumb as to brag about the money they are making in the newspaper when it is very unlikely they are paying proper taxes. I LOVE Turning people in and being as I am related to people both in the IRS and for the State as tax auditors it's easy to do.
All businesses would be profitable from day one if they didn't have to pay taxes.
Boo hoo, all right take your balls home and get it on with your bad self then! Yes, I suppose she is bragging about making money but it's also about entrepreneurship and the self-satisfaction of being your own boss. Some people pay their taxes out of sense of duty and not under the threat of naziwannabees like yourass.
Marx and Engels

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Feb 3, 2011
 
Karl and Fred wrote:
<quoted text>
We know where you live.
We we do.
gdpcon

Plymouth, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

1

Angie, I hope you've also invested the time an money in a business plan, registered trademark and copywrites for your designs. Good luck!!!
Jackalope

Plymouth, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

What is a Project-Architect? Is that like a Custodial Technician?
Demented

Minneapolis, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

Ms V wrote:
I am all for self-employment. Now I might have missed it, but how does she keep up on stocking material, thread, etc? I also wonder about health insurance. Businesses are hard to run and the tax aspect of it is confusing enough even for those with accounting background. Good luck - way to find a niche and run with it.
I agree with you about running a business being hard but after starting two myself, I can say it takes a lot of work to succeed. There are a lot of people posting here that like to think that after a tough break, everyone needs aid or time to feel sorry for themselves. They are the ones that are just "born losers" that like to complain rather than accomplish anything.
El Rushbo Fan

Farmington, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

3

2

1

TaxTaxTax wrote:
Not happy to accet the role of victim, she picks herself up by her bootstraps and takes responsibility!
Truly inspiring.
This should be required reading in every public office in Minnesota!!
Yep! With no help from anybody! Except for transportation infrastructure, roads to and from her suppliers and customers, public utilities, all paid for by our tax dollars... she pulled herself up by her bootstraps and did it alone... oh wait... I'm getting a headache...
Jim

Carol Stream, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#21
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Some people don't have a sense of humor.

It's tough to start and run a business. You have to chose a structure: sole proprietor, Limited Liability Corp, Sub Chapter S, or Sub Chapter C. Each carries a pile of paper work and pros and cons.

If the government would get out of the way, we would have more start ups.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#22
Feb 3, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

This should be posted on the door of every welfare office in the state. Right below the CLOSED sign.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••