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  • How Do You Grow Your Business During These Hard Economic Times?

    4 posts, 3 voices, 535 views, started Oct 27, 2008

    Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 by Ommannette

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    • Amethyst
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      Let’s talk.
      There are many ways to stay above water.  Even in these financially strapped times.

      How do you do it?



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          Kristine McDavid wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • I am always looking for ways to make extra money.   Besides my regular day job, I usually always have other part time jobs on the side.   Right now I work part time for a private chef.   The private chef business isn’t affected much by the economy because the clients who usually  use private chefs are extremely well off.   I also do part time work for a team building company.   Other things I have done in the past.  At Christmas retail stores always hire parttime work and  are usually very flexible with hours.  There isn’t much money to be made, but you usually get great store and mall discounts, plus you see when everything goes on sale.  Starbucks at night.  Many of them are open at night and not NEARLY as busy as in the morning.  It is an easy gig, you can get full benefits if you work only 20  hours a week, and it is a great way to network.   www.elance.com   This is a site of people looking for virtual help.  Usually for special projects or people wanting to start their business and can’t find a full time assistant.  Sometimes you can find data entry work posted and most jobs are virtual.  Besides that, I look at store circulars more, I cut more coupons and I don’t buy anything unless it is a necessity.  I have a friend who hike the Adirondack trail, and she said, when you are in the woods for a couple months, you realize how very little  you need to survive.   I am not going into the woods anytime soon, but I keep what she said in mind when I think about whether I need something, or just want it.



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          Kristine McDavid wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • You know what, I didn’t realize when I wrote this, you were just talking about the food business.  Sorry!  My biggest suggestion is what I said in regards to private cheffing.  Market to the really wealthy.  They aren’t affected as much by the economic downturn.



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          Ommannette wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Hey Mickey!
          You answered the right question. Here we just talk about different ways of dong the food business!
          I opted not to do the private chef thing.., I kinda like variety.
          At present, I am a personal chef for two families.
          I also work demos on the weekend for a chef company.., and I am an Independent contractor for local catering companies.  When they need a chef, they call me.

          It keeps me busy and adds the variety I like..,



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