I Offer a Great Product and Jobs to People

I entered the world of self-employment with some trepidation at first, but I have learned to stop stressing so much. I now understand it is better to learn as much as possible to make things easier when the time comes to do so. I went from working alone to now running a business offering professional tax software to thousands of people across the country. Most people choose to locate their business in a large city, but thanks to the Internet and the ability to reach many customers, I chose to go back to where I grew up in a small, rural town to start my business instead.

Years ago, you needed the ability to have your company located in an area where there are many people living so that people can easily find you. Often, people would find you based on your location within a city or through word of mouth. Now, people find me online and through word of mouth. I chose to run the company in my old hometown because there are not a lot of jobs available to people there. Now that the business has grown, I take pride in the fact that I have 500 employees who work for me in a variety of capacities.

I have two sons who are in college, and both of them have expressed interest in working for me. It has been my hope that one or both of them will one day want to take over the business and keep it going so that I can retire. Not only do I take pride in the fact that we offer software that people need, it is also important to me that the people in this rural area have a job that they can come to that gives them a source of pride as well.

Insurance and the Gun Issue

After an attempted robbery happened at a local store, I was having a convseration with some of my friends. The store owner pulled out a gun and scared the robbber out of the store before he could do any harm. One of my friends said that the store owner probably has insurance for his gun. I have insurance for my car, my home, and even life insurance, but I never thought about gun liability insurance. It made sense, because there is a possibility that I might have to use my gun, and if I do, I would want to be covered.

I looked into some companies that offered this partiuclar type of insurance. To be honest, before the incident with the store owner, I never really knew that it existed. I just figured that I needed to have a permit to carry the gun around on my person or in my car, and that was about it.

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The Move Was Very Easy

I had to make a decision on where I wanted to live, so I decided to just take a Sunday afternoon to consider all of my options. I could rent a house, or I could rent an apartment. It actually did not take me that long to determine that I wanted to live in an apartment because I would just get more out of one. If I had a wife and kids, I might have made a different choice, but it is just me right now. So, I then did a search for Brandon apartments, hoping to find a nice one bedroom apartment that would not break the bank.

When I looked at everything that Overlook at Crosstown Walk offers, I had a feeling it was going to be the one I would choose. To be fair and give consideration to other complexes though, I did continue to look.

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My Company is the One That Stands out

Opening a new salon is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I know it might seem like easy work, but the competition that is out there can eat a new salon business up overnight. There are just so many people who want to offer this kind of service, and that is why I make sure I do everything I can to stay relevant. My newest way to do this is a door to door flyer distribution that I do maybe twice a year. I run certain promotions, and I have found that this is the best way to get the word out.

I was going to do a mail marketing campaign, and I had even contacted the company that I wanted to use for it. However, when they quoted me the price for what it would cost, I knew that would eat up a lot of the profits. Since that seemed to be the exact opposite of what makes sense, I just looked for different ways where I would be able to get the word out without spending a lot of money doing so. That is how I came upon the door to door flyer distribution.

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