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    Default how do you open your own shop?

    i want one. i want to have it open by the end of the year. unless it needs a lot of building work done in which case it will take longer. i havent got a clue what to do but im now officially unemployable becasue ive offended everyone ive ever worked for, ive got no skills, no qualificiations and have a look of amused superiority permanantly etched on my face which employers find off putting, particularly when coupled with my lack of acheivements. its going to be a cafe with a sideline in modernist poetry texts available at inflated prices.

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    who wants to come on board?

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    i am really going to do this. i am a capitalist in the making. its not a joke but i am very impractical so need some good advice.

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    Uk business forums is your friend, the thread is a bit discouraging though :

    http://ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums...d.php?t=195362

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    the last thing i need is discouragement. i need blind faith and premises.

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    ive never made more than 8 pound an hour in my life so anything more than that and i'll be happy.

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    and if i lose everything im just back to being where im used to being so the risk is minimal

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    also these two posts in that thread :

    setting up your own business

    http://www.deanco.co.uk/page8.html

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    how to avoid paying tax :

    http://www.deanco.co.uk/avoidingtax.html

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    There's a coffee shop right down the end of Deptford High Street, opposite the train station, past the tattoo shop, you might wanna go down there and have a chat with them

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    I'd love to open a shop. No practical advice I'm afraid but if you need help lugging things around I'm often free in the day time.

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    all london based dissensians can keep an eye out for suitable properties. box rooms ideally. outdoor seating. between 4 to 12 tables indoors. areas that are not too rich and not too poor, a big hospital/university/office/etc nearby is a plus.

    what would you sell in your shop rich?

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    I would like to own a shop, too. I still gaze at scruffy second hand bookshops longingly, and think, "I want one." I generally like shops. I worked in one for 8 years.

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    im going to sell some books as a sideline. you can give me some bookdealing advice. first though we need premises.

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    "what would you sell in your shop rich?"
    I dunno, bric-a-brac I think, I'd like to have a place where you could rummage around and find totally random stuff - some books and records and dvds for sure but, I dunno, second hand things so you'll never know what you'll find. It would also sell coffee so people could hang around there and chat.

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    frozen yogurt shops and nail salons are all over the place here, maybe you could incorporate elements of those into the mix. also picture framing shops, where you bring posters/paintings/photos to be professionally framed.

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