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Jake
06-23-2012, 02:45 PM
I know we have a few here. What projects are you working on? What type of business do you run?

I've been focused on Android Apps lately and plan on releasing my first in the next couple of weeks. I've got a few ideas in the pipeline that I'll be working on once my first is on the market. I'd like to get some income coming in so I can walk from my job and work on my ideas full time. Right now I'm just a wage slave.

Let us know what you're working on or plan on doing.

EXCellR8
06-23-2012, 10:28 PM
I'm sort of in the same boat... but actually told my boss to fuck off just the other day so right now I am in the process of overhauling my side business which is cheap and affordable PC repair. It's made me some money but I never really put 100% into it. Going to advertise a lot more and attend some local events to see if I can get it started up again the right way. Fuck being a slave to dickheads who don't pay shit.

I have actually been looking into android stuff as well and, although I know virtually nothing about it yet, I am willing to learn. Like most things though it's just a time issue and not money necessarily. And now that I am not officially employed I have a little time to fuck around with some stuff. There's a TON of money to be made in mobile apps and personally I think android is a great platform to work with. People are fucking making bank with this stuff and no matter how many apps are released the market remains vacant for new devs.

P-Spec
06-23-2012, 10:47 PM
As you all know I opened a wing joint called Wing It On! here in CT last summer. While there is still alot to do while WIO is growing I do have another (related) project in the pipeline.

I'm currently working on organizing a CT Wings & Beer Festival. The idea started about 4 years ago when I hit up Buffalo, NY for the National Buffalo Wing Festival. While it was alot of fun, the restaurants that took part in the event were nothing special by any means. I remember thinking to myself, damn I know at least a dozen places in CT that make better wings than any of the places here. Thus I started compiling a list of contacts and restaurants to eventually invite to my hypothetical event. Of course planning a festival of this scope at the statewide level is rather serious business requiring a substantial amount of capital, footwork and other resources. My first goal is to organize a local wings & beer festival in my hometown. While I know all there is to know about wings, I have recruited a friend of mine who is a certified Sommelier and mixologist in Miami to provide consulting on the alcohol side of the planning phase. As of today, planning is on hold while i concentrate on WIO but I would like to make substantial progress on this project during the winter months. My goal is 2-3 years for the local festival and 6-8 years for the statewide festival.

Name
06-23-2012, 11:29 PM
Side jobs of 4x4 fabrication and repair has been ramping up lately. Started as just me fixing and building shit. Others wanted what i made. Now i have made 4 or 5 of the items for other people. Slowly aquiring more tools to speed up the process. Finally got a plasma cutter so looking forward to quicker turn around and less labor. Most of my stuff is jeep related but i have been branching out to other things.

seems to be moving along well. If the shit hits the fan then im not out much because i can use the tools anyways.

Jake
06-24-2012, 12:50 AM
As you all know I opened a wing joint called Wing It On! here in CT last summer. While there is still alot to do while WIO is growing I do have another (related) project in the pipeline.

I'm currently working on organizing a CT Wings & Beer Festival. The idea started about 4 years ago when I hit up Buffalo, NY for the National Buffalo Wing Festival. While it was alot of fun, the restaurants that took part in the event were nothing special by any means. I remember thinking to myself, damn I know at least a dozen places in CT that make better wings than any of the places here. Thus I started compiling a list of contacts and restaurants to eventually invite to my hypothetical event. Of course planning a festival of this scope at the statewide level is rather serious business requiring a substantial amount of capital, footwork and other resources. My first goal is to organize a local wings & beer festival in my hometown. While I know all there is to know about wings, I have recruited a friend of mine who is a certified Sommelier and mixologist in Miami to provide consulting on the alcohol side of the planning phase. As of today, planning is on hold while i concentrate on WIO but I would like to make substantial progress on this project during the winter months. My goal is 2-3 years for the local festival and 6-8 years for the statewide festival.Awesome. 10-11 years Nationwide? chickenfest?

Jake
06-24-2012, 01:32 AM
I have actually been looking into android stuff as well and, although I know virtually nothing about it yet, I am willing to learn. Like most things though it's just a time issue and not money necessarily. And now that I am not officially employed I have a little time to fuck around with some stuff. There's a TON of money to be made in mobile apps and personally I think android is a great platform to work with. People are fucking making bank with this stuff and no matter how many apps are released the market remains vacant for new devs.It's getting crowded but I still think there's room. I'll get my feet wet with the first one and see how it goes. Getting noticed is going to be the hard part. Android can be a pain in the ass as well because there's so many different devices. I've encountered a lot of bugs on my phone running the app the my dev doesn't experience on his. We'll have to move quick with updates as feedback comes in


Side jobs of 4x4 fabrication and repair has been ramping up lately. Started as just me fixing and building shit. Others wanted what i made. Now i have made 4 or 5 of the items for other people. Slowly aquiring more tools to speed up the process. Finally got a plasma cutter so looking forward to quicker turn around and less labor. Most of my stuff is jeep related but i have been branching out to other things.

seems to be moving along well. If the shit hits the fan then im not out much because i can use the tools anyways.Any pics of some of the things you fabricate?

EXCellR8
06-24-2012, 01:59 AM
...I'll get my feet wet with the first one and see how it goes. Getting noticed is going to be the hard part

not really... just crank out a really solid app or two and you are sure to pull in some business. you could always make a free app that's pretty legit, gain some following, and then charge $0.99 for your next project. if your first was decent enough and a ton of people download it, they will most likely purchase another because they know you make good shit.

mga219
06-24-2012, 03:43 PM
Just got licensed to practice engineering so me and a few others are starting a new consulting business by the end of this month in parallel to current employment with a projection to be self-sufficient within 1 year having secured a client base to sustain independent growth.

Cyrax
06-24-2012, 05:13 PM
Fucking 1%

Name
06-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Any pics of some of the things you fabricate?

Sure.

On this truck the bumper, and the roll cage.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/sargin311/CIMG1177.jpg

Also Hydrolic assisted steering. Dissasseble and drill and tap steering box, etc
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/sargin311/IMAG0340.jpg


Another part
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/sargin311/IMAG0342.jpg

Rock sliders
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/sargin311/IMAG0672.jpg


http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/drummondj/Scout/P1080900.jpg

Tube fenders
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/sargin311/IMAG0762.jpg

Stealth
06-24-2012, 06:57 PM
I suck dick for coke..sometimes for free.

EXCellR8
06-24-2012, 06:59 PM
we know.

nhlfan
06-25-2012, 12:43 AM
I'm "self-employed", even though I actually work for a five person investment research company. I want to learn more about how to pay as little tax as possible. Anyone have any advice?

Jake
06-25-2012, 01:09 AM
Sure.


Cool man. Thanks for sharing.

I'm "self-employed", even though I actually work for a five person investment research company. I want to learn more about how to pay as little tax as possible. Anyone have any advice?Move overseas? Make less money?

There's two easy ones

Double R
06-25-2012, 10:11 AM
I charge people in my neighorhood rediculous prices for IT stuff. Simple under the table stuff like reimaging HDDs, virus removal, and optimization. Helped a guy build a small domain for his home-business.

I'm like a slightly less sleazy Geek Squad.

Nothing official. Maybe a couple hundred dollars a month. Pays for golf though.

Harry
06-25-2012, 12:32 PM
I'm "self-employed", even though I actually work for a five person investment research company. I want to learn more about how to pay as little tax as possible. Anyone have any advice?

What? Are you moving away from your socialist ideals???

Punisher11
06-25-2012, 01:04 PM
im deciding on getting my 07 FFL.

apparently i make some really good ammo.

ISPKI
06-25-2012, 01:15 PM
Where is this wing joint P-Spec?

Stealth
06-25-2012, 01:30 PM
CT

c_murder
06-25-2012, 03:39 PM
spec let me buy your business model off you. i'll just open a chain down here, should do good imo

EXCellR8
06-25-2012, 07:04 PM
I charge people in my neighorhood rediculous prices for IT stuff. Simple under the table stuff like reimaging HDDs, virus removal, and optimization. Helped a guy build a small domain for his home-business.

I'm like a slightly less sleazy Geek Squad.

Nothing official. Maybe a couple hundred dollars a month. Pays for golf though.

same here, minus the golf. compared to Geek Squad my prices are pretty damn cheap, but I think after I get my site up and I get some ads out I am gonna raise them... to the point where i'm still a lot less than GS but i can make more money. my problem is i tend to do too many freebies for people I know and people those people know and so on. can't do that shit anymore, plus I do offer a lot of free stuff anyways like diagnosis, estimates, and check-ups etc.

Punisher11
06-25-2012, 08:31 PM
same here, minus the golf. compared to Geek Squad my prices are pretty damn cheap, but I think after I get my site up and I get some ads out I am gonna raise them... to the point where i'm still a lot less than GS but i can make more money. my problem is i tend to do too many freebies for people I know and people those people know and so on. can't do that shit anymore, plus I do offer a lot of free stuff anyways like diagnosis, estimates, and check-ups etc.

my aunt had her laptop screen broken, i didnt want to fix it cause i would have been 24/7 support, but i was forced too. we went to best buy to see if she had a warranty. nope. i asked how much was it if they replaced it. $750 + labor. so then i was like ok, how much to just transfer her hdd over to a new laptop, $150 + labor...

I actually want to open a repair shop in front of best buy and that says will beat their prices by 25%.

veloceracing
06-25-2012, 08:52 PM
Matt (borlax) and I have been throwing around the idea of building PC systems for kids in town. Parent's got money to burn and the kids all love games. Plus it would actually be a better value than Alienware.

P-Spec
06-25-2012, 09:51 PM
Where is this wing joint P-Spec?

Waterbury CT

P-Spec
06-25-2012, 09:52 PM
spec let me buy your business model off you. i'll just open a chain down here, should do good imo

If your serious then send me a PM some time, it's definitely something that I'm willing to do....I already have Franchise Development companies up my ass to meet with them. It's just a little too soon being less than a year old right now.

Tony_YYZ
06-25-2012, 11:17 PM
If your serious then send me a PM some time, it's definitely something that I'm willing to do....I already have Franchise Development companies up my ass to meet with them. It's just a little too soon being less than a year old right now.

A friend of mine is coming flying down to Waterbury, CT this weekend. I'm trying to get him to hit up your wing joint while he's there.

ISPKI
06-26-2012, 04:40 AM
Got an address?

I needed a windows 7 OS for my buddy's computer that I was building. I decided to call best buy to see how much they wanted for it. Home edition was priced at 220$ I told my friend he was going to have to wait a couple days while it shipped from newegg.

P-Spec
06-27-2012, 01:42 AM
A friend of mine is coming flying down to Waterbury, CT this weekend. I'm trying to get him to hit up your wing joint while he's there.

Sweet, he should def stop by.....mostly because there ain't shit else to do in Waterbury so that sucks he has to come here :lol:



Got an address?

516 Frost Rd.

P-Spec
06-30-2012, 03:09 PM
Yo Tony your buddy stopped by the other day....he was a cool dude...his gf was nice as well.....her and her friend could both catch it (i love indian poon)....they kept giggling every time i said something.

zedron
06-30-2012, 03:28 PM
I have a business. :poker:

Tony_YYZ
06-30-2012, 05:32 PM
Yo Tony your buddy stopped by the other day....he was a cool dude...his gf was nice as well.....her and her friend could both catch it (i love indian poon)....they kept giggling every time i said something.

Lollll awesome. He said they enjoyed the food. His fiance is Trini, dunno who her friend is. Now I just gotta make my way down to CT.

XGRaViSmOrSX
07-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Friend of mine is starting up an iphone/console repair business and he also specializes in iphone customization (housings,cases..etc.) been helping him out with some cheap graphic design help and also helping out with some repairs.

nhlfan
07-02-2012, 11:48 PM
What? Are you moving away from your socialist ideals???

Socialist? :ew:

Harry
07-03-2012, 02:25 AM
What? You've very clearly identified with the left in the past. Quite left if i might add.


Didnt you not vote for harper? Come to think of it, didnt you vote ndp? :beer:

nhlfan
07-03-2012, 10:16 PM
What? You've very clearly identified with the left in the past. Quite left if i might add.


Didnt you not vote for harper? Come to think of it, didnt you vote ndp? :beer:

Haha I think maybe you're mistaken. I voted Liberal just because the guy in my riding (at the time) is a champ. I'd vote Conservative if a new federal election were to be called. I've never been "quite left", unless maybe you're thinking about a single specific issue we discussed back on *** or something...?

Harry
07-04-2012, 01:41 AM
I could think of more than a few, but its all good, im just being a dick. The important thing is youre more centered than before which is ggod to see. Keep in mind, canadian conservatives are still left compared to the hard right republicans, so it just means youre normal.

Das Kapitalist
07-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Moonlighting as part of a startup. Our product will be out soon. It'll be sweet.

P-Spec
07-08-2012, 01:35 AM
Moonlighting as part of a startup. Our product will be out soon. It'll be sweet.

Do you still do video projects on the side? I'm compiling footage for our Wings of Prey challenge throughout the summer and want to have a video professionally edited in the fall.

Das Kapitalist
07-08-2012, 09:13 PM
Do you still do video projects on the side? I'm compiling footage for our Wings of Prey challenge throughout the summer and want to have a video professionally edited in the fall.

Yep, still do that. I should be free-er in the fall so let me know.

Stealth
07-09-2012, 07:24 AM
ty be sure to put in a frame of a cock

Double R
07-09-2012, 09:31 AM
I'll volunteer for the cock

P-Spec
07-09-2012, 10:06 AM
hooray for cock