Join Date: Apr 2013
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Bottom line Molly at one time this was a very lucrative and profitable business to be in and I personally did enjoy it. There was a time you could name your price and usually get the job. Not anymore, take notice of the veterans of this site. They (we) are pros and know when it is time to "get out of Dodge". We will gladly hand over the reins to you and give you as much advice and help as we can.
For your sake I hope things get better but most of us don't see that happening just more requirements for less money.
The IRS gives a business 5 years to turn a profit believe me you will have no problem showing a loss getting into this now.
Prepare to deal with some of the most incompetent people you have ever dealt with, 99% have no idea what you do or what they are doing.
Diversify, diversify, diversify do not make this your core business, at one time you could make it solely on this but starting out in it today I feel that is no longer true.
I suppose what a lot of us post on this site could be construed as negativity (hell at one time I would have thought the same) but in reality it is the reality of this business.