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Ian

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« Reply #90 on: October 08, 2003, 07:32:27 pm »

Hey, Chris! Howzit goin'?
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« Reply #91 on: October 08, 2003, 08:31:17 pm »

How's it been, Chris. Glad to see you made it.

Let me see. Prototyping/Modelling - don't know much about this kind of business in NH, but I can provide you some evidence that they may be a bit rare, as well as a potential contact who might be able to tell you more about the possibilities up here. The guy who owns one of the local gun shops is a fair machinist, and has a pretty good shop for gunsmithing. I've several times seen people come into the store and make arrangements to do minor prototyping with him. That would seem to indicate to me that there might be quite a pent-up demand for such things up here.

Knifemaking. Hmmn. I can't think of a knifemaker working up in this area. Probably is one. I tend to agree with you that it is a better thing to do as a hobby. Once you've got a name and rep you might be able to make some money at it, but in the beginning it is awful hard to compete.

Network Engineering and Support. Definitely some demand for that up here. I used to do this sort of work as a sideline when I lived in Boston, and know somebody who did it up here, too. There are enough businesses in the southern tier of cities that I think this is a definite possibility.

Freelance Sound Engineer. Another good and highly portable line of work. Always high demand for somebody who knows sound gear and has a van full of same. When I managed shows I knew a couple of guys in this business. An awful lot of "enthusiasts" try to get into it, and operate less than professionally. So if you are a sharp, professional operator you really stand out. Again, your main possibilities for customers are going to be concentrated in the southern tier where the bulk of the population is. You might want to consider locating someplace like Concord; from there you could reach anywhere in the state. And it is far enough north you won't get calls from across the New Iron Curtain and run into THOSE complications - yeah, it would be more work, but besides the risk of entering occupied territory, you would have to deal with the Mass Department of Revenue, who make the IRS look like decent fellows.
 
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« Reply #92 on: October 09, 2003, 12:21:55 am »

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« Reply #93 on: October 02, 2004, 01:52:46 am »

I didn't want to start a new thread, so tracked this one down. I was over at Backwoods Home getting Claire's new article and thought I would check out what Dave Duffy had to say and found this.
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« Reply #94 on: October 02, 2004, 02:35:10 am »

Ragnar,

Yeah sometimes folks forget that this world needs ditch digggers and sh*t shovelers too......
Find a job that no one else wants to do and do it well, and one should have a steady stream of customers.
 
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« Reply #95 on: October 02, 2004, 03:17:46 am »

Yupper. The article shows one good idea, but I'll bet there's a lot more all around what that couple were doing. Ident any hard-- heavy, hot, sweaty, smelly-- job and you got something to make money doing. That's part of the US societal drift-- nobody wants to work anymore, particularly at the 'hard' jobs. That's prolly what stops gulchin' more than anything-- actually having to go outside and sweat.
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« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2004, 11:15:10 am »

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Think someone will start an FSP bordello? If so, I bet s/he doesn't use the porcupine logo!  :lol:
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Theres are reason you don't...uh...."mess" with a porcupine!
How do porcupines make love?
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