If you had to open a local small business, what will it be?

Adrian Cole 🎲
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If I wasn't building a consumer startup, and had to run a local small business I would either run a vegan restaurant or a barbershop. What about you? Keep the answers as low tech as possible.

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Founder @ TheClub | VC @ Visible Hands
I'm actually opening a kitchen & bath cabinet showroom this summer with my father. Other then that just invest in and flipping houses.
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Engineer - Designer - Creator
@darrel_frater1 Interesting. What's the angle with the showroom?
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Founder @ TheClub | VC @ Visible Hands
@adriancole My father always had a dream of opening this showroom so over the past 2 years we've been pushing hard to make it finally happen. I've been working mostly from home, but now I can use it as almost an office and help manage the store at the same time. We'll see how it goes lol
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@darrel_frater1 Good luck man. Sounds like a lot of fun times.
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Head of Community @ Source.Network
I would be a florist. 💐 Absolutely love flowers. Would partner with and donate % of profit to local mutual aid orgs.
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@nikkielizdemere That's actually a good business to run. You get to meet and interact with a lot of awesome people. Good choice.
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@nikkielizdemere My mom was a florist who had her own shop for years. She was really talented. Big heart too so if a young boy came in with $1 to buy his mom flowers, she would give him a $50 bouquet. The only challenges is it's really hard work and your product has a short life. But you are correct, florists are surrounded by beauty.
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Head of Community @ Source.Network
@molly_o_neill2 That's such a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing, it made my day.
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Storytelling via Tech | runtcpip.com
A small coffee shop. There are less green spaces around, but we have a pretty nice one nearby. Set up shop there, have a deck overlooking a nice forest and creek. Give people some outside time while away from the tourist hustle.
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@runtcpip I want this just by the description
Writer & Marketer
I would do my best to start something with the least amount of inventory necessary—dry cleaner / Laundromat. IF I was able to add some tech to it, I'd make it exclusive to AirBnb hosts only, that way they get quick turnaround times and a reliable service for cleaning bedsheets, curtains, towels, etc.
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@kennysoto_nyc I know someone that does this business. He's rolling in dough
Engineer. Entrepreneur.
I'll open a breakfast bar. open 4hrs, 7 - 10am.
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@gogloballakshmi Isn't that 3 hours. Plus why so short?
Engineer. Entrepreneur.
@adriancole 😬 thank you for the correction Cole! I was teaching inclusive counting yesterday and hence the hang over.. Short because Anything after 10am is brunch and I want to do other things like sourcing quality stuff for the next morning, some breakfasts need previous preparation, have a lavish lunch, indulge in a hobby, tend to family... It is good to keep things brief so it does not come across as boring.
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@gogloballakshmi make sense. Shorten the experience to keep customers wanting more.
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Working on YRL
I always thought about a small fast food stall.
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@prateek_majumder quite a few of these in the Comments
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I am working woman
I want to start fresh cake bakery and Ice cream shop..I love to make varities colourful cakes and ice cream.I like to experiment.I also want to make something unique combination
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@deep_eiem Vegan options and it's a winner.
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I am passionate about my work
I wanted to start a fast food street shop.
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@md_raisul_islam_bappy quite a few in the Comments. I guess find your co founders here when you're ready.
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I am passionate about my work
@adriancole Yes hope soo!
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Growth Marketing Manager at Storyly ⚡️
Pizza station!
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@nataliekarakina What will make it different?
Growth Marketing Manager at Storyly ⚡️
@adriancole it is going to be the first spot actually (for our city)
Elevated lemonade - I would have a mobile cart on beaches. It can come with booze if allowed in some beaches. I love frozen lemonade
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@cathleen_turner I initially thought CBD infused. But I guess booze too.
Marketing, DEI, & People Ops
It would be a cat cafe or a quilt shop, or perhaps a combination of both. Except I'd have to figure out how to keep the cats away from the quilt fabrics 😅
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Content manager at AtTrack
Definitely, a coffeeshop:)
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Plant lover 🌿
In a few decades, I would open a flower shop, or a guesthouse.
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Writer, marketer
A reading and painting retreat. People who love to read and/or paint will have the perfect outdoors and the tools - vast library and paint tools - to completely let go of all stress and immerse themselves in nature and creativity.
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Relationship Happiness For Everyone!
Bubble tea + Taiwanese food!
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photographer
Bakery
curious mechanical engineer
I would open a photo studio
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Content Writer | Community Manager
An eco friendly, plastic free grocery store
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Freelance student, Doer of things
Definitely something in the beauty industry. Maybe a spa that specializes in facials, other skin/body treatments, nails, etc
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Restaurant.
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