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Old Tawnyowl here with entrepreneurial adventure number 966.

For various reasons,a small heart attack a while ago and i suppose slowly aging i had to change my life around.

Could not do what i used to do.It hurts a little but just the way,i miss my life in the construction industry and the people and customers i met.To myself it was fun and looked forward to going to work each day for many hours.

 

I find now after a few hours i have a little pain,probably due to the medication.Hospital and doctors says i am ok.

At the time i did not go on the sick but struggled on after coming out of hospital,not one of my better ideas.

Developed another small ailment that trapped nerves in my back and shoulder and had no choice but to go on the sick.

Ended up at the medical centre for a assessment as many do.Being chirpy despite a little pain i received 0 point,fit to work.

I wanted to work,many of us have that drive,it feels good to have a little money for lifes essentials.

Such as food,warmth,heating,and perhaps if lucky a outing or two.

 

My small business at the time was one of the top reviewed in the country,and no trickery could take place,things were checked carefully.

Anyway after ending up at the job centre the week universal credit arrived in town i was accepted.

Just did not seem to fit in,tried telling them about my ailments,not to avoid work but to find something that fitted to my new life.Say maybe 4 or five hours a day.I feel in all honesty i would be tricking employers applying for many jobs as i would be found out.

Do you want to be a Kitchen Porter,a Taxi Driver,a Tram driver,Conductor.

Nothing wrong with those jobs but knew i would not cope and maybe the medical for some would find me out.

And my mind is funny ,i worry about what ifs.The idea of a weakened heart and moving the public about things like that.

Hundreds were applying anyway,younger,fitter and correct for the jobs.

I got along with the staff,not all of them but most.But just did not fit in it felt that way anyway.

Nobody seemed to listen.

 

Finally the greatest idea came,would you like to be a security guard perhaps,go on a course get a card.

You felt obliged to apply for any job which is the way i suppose.If you do not all hell could descend on you.

There is no doubt i felt intimidated and just walked out feeling absolutely useless.After enrolling.

Excuse me sir would you not mind grappling with me i have a heart condition and please do not hit me with that bottle you have just nicked,my blood is a little thin,never mind chasing anyone thoughts were going round my head.

 

I saw some sad things that people this day and age should not be going through.

Phoned them up before the course and said i am off to take a chance.

You cannot do that you need to see a adviser specially trained for self employment,a business plan and god knows what else.Fair enough for younger ones who have no experience and young but i am approaching 61 and have a little experience gained over 40 years.

 

Which before i go on any longer i will have to mention my thoughts of a Basic Income for all.

Many things will have to be ironed out but seems a idea fit for today,never mind the future.

A idea whose time has come.

A thread discussing this idea for those that like a good read perhaps with a few laughs.Not all is serious.

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?461005-Basic-Income-Guarantee-Do-You-Like-The-Idea-Any-Views-Have-Your-Say.

 

Now where was i up to i have lost track.

It was now a few years since the old heart decided to give me a shock and slowly had started propagating and collecting things over these years with a rough plan.

To set up a online business and the odd car boot and sell a few things.

Registered with the tax man and away i went.It had to work or else.

Maybe a year now.

I know perhaps this seems a little funny but here are my adventures in car booting for those that have not read it.

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?464368-Car-Boots-Dealers-Stories-People-i-meet-and-more-you-can-join-in.Your-story.

 

Now this is what i am doing.You have to be pretty tough in business,so many ups and downs.

My idea online is to probe away,looking for weaknesses in things i know about,like certain plants.And other things.Online and who is selling them and then try to get a market share.As big as possible with stock you have.And at a fair price with reasonable postage costs.

It is funny if that is the word watching them watching me trying to outmaneuver me,Cockneys,and people from around the country wanting their share which is right.I know i am having a little effect.

One line has now reached a,do not laugh,perhaps up to around 20 pound a week with much more potential next year.

So obviously i am now probing elsewhere.trying things,trying to beat my competitors,checking things out,looking for weaknesses in my competitors as in my plant business.

But with larger potential.

 

Get perhaps 15 lines selling reasonable and you can see ,well in my lifestyle i will be like a contented cat.

So this is where your expertise comes in for those selling online wherever.

I know we do not like giving away places where things are selling well.

But have you noticed some online sites weakening and people moving to other places.

Things change so fast nowadays.

Any tips for businesses who are just getting going,perhaps setting up your own website to cut costs a little.

Where are the up and coming areas to try.The places to open a website and how.Not everyone knows and could save days making mistakes when time is so important.

I have written so much now i do not know where i started from.

Hope it makes a little sense.

Bye for now.

Tawnyowl.

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