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post #31 of 78

excellent advise.  Gotta have a solid plan, so you know what you should expect or at least have a good idea on what needs to be done.

post #32 of 78
Originally Posted by frosting22 View Post

 Oh dear god, you guys are unreal.. Why is it that someone can not say how they feel without everyone getting all over them? I'm not judging her, she posted and I answered..

I'm not getting all over you. Perfectly calm in fact. You did say you were offended by her terminology. By stating that she isn't fighting hard enough, you are indeed judging her. Would you use another word maybe? Are you entitled to say what you feel but I am not?

post #33 of 78
Maybe your husband sees the shaky foundation your current set up has (based on what you said) and this is his way of trying to protect you from wearing yourself out on a poorly executed business situation. I say follow your instinct, step back, regroup and come correct for round 2.
post #34 of 78
Can we try to stick to the topic here? If you want to discuss whether or not someone is judgmental it's probably best to take that discussion off-thread.
post #35 of 78
Thread Starter 

For us it was not a good mix due to other things. I genuinely thank you for your advise Jason! We rushed in and took over an existing place. Now I would like to start over and do it right.

post #36 of 78
Thread Starter 

Thanks Vgcea. Thats exactly it I think :)


I am only 27, and I feel like I can learn from this and come back strong

post #37 of 78

Good luck!!

post #38 of 78

Op.. Good Luck with what ever you decide to do..

post #39 of 78

Surely you put a load of money into it to start with right? Is it not worth seeing if it wasn't a waste of unrecoverable cash before you shut up shop? If you do start again on your own, wont that be more money? PS, please give your husband a kick up the butt from me with love =]

post #40 of 78
Thread Starter 

Gemmal- We have put about 20k in it, but we cant afford much more. So I think the new money on my own will be better invested if better planned :)


Oh he got one thanks! lol

post #41 of 78
I'll be 27 in August, I'd love to have a store-front, but as I'm sure you've heard, you're still young enough to try this again, your husband will have a better understanding of how it all works and you can do it with your own money. I really hope it works out for you and you can have it again.
post #42 of 78
Originally Posted by frosting22 View Post

Why does it matter how many posts I have made? It shouldn't matter if I made 2 comments or 500 comments, I am just stating my option.. I'm not being rude or using
profanity, I am just stating what my advise to you would be to you.. 3 Months is not a long time, you aren't giving it enough time..I can say what I want.

You are rude. You don't know how much fighting she has done for this, neither do I, but as the old saying goes, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I'm sure the last thing she wants to hear is what she's doing wrong from someone who chimed in with a crappy attitude and rude comments.
post #43 of 78

Why am I rude? I am just saying that I think she needs to fight for the store and how lucky she is that she even has a store front.. that isn't rude.

post #44 of 78
OP - I think you have a good plan and good attitude for your future second attempt. My hubby is an entrepreneur and we've learned that things don't always work out the way you had planned. But if you take the lessons from it and carry it forward to you next venture, you will truly have not "lost" any time or money. You gained life experience that will help you the next time around.

Strongly take a look at why things were not working out (if you were sleeping at the bakery to make more product, it sounds like you were busy -- but why wasn't it profitable then?). Evaluate those and fix them for round 2.

And kudos for not letting your marriage suffer by fighting for this. You clearly know what your priority is!
post #45 of 78
20k is a lot to walk away from, will it even be possible for you to come up with that kind of cash again?

I definitely sympathize with you on so many levels, giving up the dream job to go and do something you really don't want to do, knowing you had it in your hand and had to let it go. My husband is very hesitant about me starting a business, and isn't on board with us making any large investments when we can't afford to risk what little savings we have. I will be a lot older than you when I finally get around to opening a storefront!

It is hard for me to reconcile anyone just walking away from such a massive investment so quickly, but if you feel like you've tried everything and this is your only option, then you have to do what you have to do. I'm sure it doesn't feel like just walking away for you, and I don't mean to imply that you haven't tried. But 3 months is such a short time, I can't help feeling like there must be an alternative.
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