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post #21 of 23 Old 04-14-2014, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Tennessee Tim View Post
Sounds like he was giving you a compliment and a nice way to say your not charging enough.
1)A hobbiest will under cut prices or just sell at material cost BUT have NO idea the cost to operate a true business. 2)A "wanna be" business person will make money above actual cost BUT aren't usually legal and have a job or spouse that actually pays the bills and health insurance.3) A TRUE business person has a legal business and charges accordingly that also include wages, taxes, GL, WC and at least their health ins.

As a true business man (I fully support my family) I CAN NOT compete price wise with ANY level less BUT my track record proves my work.

I've seen quality workmanship on all the levels....Your horse looks nice from the pics and a large improvement from the first pic. THERE'S nothing wrong as a parttimer but be legal and don't hurt other businesses by cut throat pricing, they're trying to support families.

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#2 What is the difference between a legal business and a "wanna-be" illegal business?
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Once I got quotes for a simple drywall job. The legal businesses quoted around $1800. The guy with the immigrant grunts paid under the table quoted $700ish

- was a business
- was an illegal business
- appeared happy being just what he was (i.e., undercutting cornercutting crook), and apparently did not wannabe anything else.

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway!
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Originally Posted by JohnnyG73 View Post
#2 What is the difference between a legal business and a "wanna-be" illegal business?
Just my 2, but depending on state and where you sell license/permits are required. For instance if I sold at a crafts show I would need to charge sales tax, and claim that of course. Not sure about backyard selling though.
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