Posted by Alex_C on Monday, November 24, 2008
2 comments on “First post on here”
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @9:11:32 AM
Sounds like my summer.
Don't give up on starting your own business, even in this economy. Just find something somebody needs doing and do it.
Edison botched the light bulb a couple of thousand times before he got it right.
Hey, if the street musician thing is lucrative, you might try getting a small business loan. There are some nonprofits that do micro-loans for small business ventures, especially in the arts related field. I bet if you showed up with a business plan......
Drop me a note and maybe I can give you some coaching on putting the plan together. It would certainly help you make the case for someone loaning you the money for a banjo.
Maybe you could even find someone with a spare banjo that, for a cut of the profits, would fund you.
It would help if you could put up some audio or video of you playing. Find someone who could lend you a banjo and videotape you. That would help "sell" yourself as a potentially lucrative street performer.
If you believe you can make a decent living doing this, you ought to be able to find someone who would sell you a banjo on time payments or something.
You could post your street musician business plan right here on the hangout. The question is how badly do you want it?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @11:42:48 AM
SBA loans take good credit, mine's shot. No video camera etc so putting footage online isn't possible.
I want it badly enough to post on here about it, but the solutions proposed by the wealthy on here don't work if one is down and out.
And the one thing I ask for, just some good old money to buy the damn banjo and get going, an amount many of you blow in a night in a bar, doesn't seem to be possible?
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