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Old 06-24-2010, 11:53 PM   #1
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After a slow couple of months and an unexpected job opportunity, I am shutting down my business. I appreciate all the great advice, some like Scott (vermont painter), rcp, workoholic, neps, etc, alluded to the fact I may have taken this biz too lightly, maybe that is right. In 6 months in biz, I averaged 3300 a month sales....after supplies, taxes, insurance, etc, I came home with much less. I do feel if I had kept up in the long haul I could have built the business up to several times that level. That being said I am 45 years old, and the time to build up, plus the physical rigors of the job, played a large role in my decision. As my username implies, I am skilled in sales, specifically automobile sales, and have taken a nice offer to go to work for a dealership out of town. I did not want to just drop off the radar and quit posting without thanking everyone for their help and advice. I admire all you guys who do this for a living, it is tougher way to make a living than I thought. Anyway good luck to everyone and thanks for all the advice!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:55 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you salestrainer. It takes a lot of time to build a business, any business.

Good luck to you on your new endeavor!
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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Good luck Sales. Its not an easy road, you gave it hell. Best of luck to you.



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Old 06-25-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear it salls. Good luck. I enjoyed your post, and lern't a lot from them.
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Thanks for posting that. Shows a lot of character, I wish you all the best in your new venture. There are many who don't take take the chance and regret it, you won't be one!
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If you really feel like it is time to hang up the brush then so be it.
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I was just wandering where you were last night, even checked to see when you last posted. Good Luck man. What dealership you going to, I'm looking for a Camaro pretty soon. If you get the itch to come back then do it. Realize that it takes a good couple years to get a strong customer base and to figure a few things out.
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Good luck, doesn't mean you need to stop posting here. catch ya
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Best of luck man, I know this can't be easy for ya. Like Gabe said, does not mean you have to leave here though. Stop on in from time to time and let us know how you are doing.

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I wish you the best at the new job Sales. I know it is a rough road and the first couple years are make or break in this business. I appreciate you letting us know as I too was wondering about you myself the other day. Good Luck.
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Good luck man!
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Good luck sales. I hope you make a killing in the auto industry!
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Thats funny, I was also wondering what happened to you. Looks like your true calling called you back. I left painting for many years after I first got my feet wet, even though I had a natural knack for it. It was my true calling, and it called me back. Good luck to you!
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I enjoyed reading your posts. You seemed to have the tenacity and ambition to make it in this sometimes crazy bidness, but I also understand the need to live and pay the bills!
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Cmon Man, 3300 less expenses? After insurance, advertising, taxes, licensing, paint, supplies, tools, and gas you totally worked your ass off for $10.00 an hour. Were you able to save for retirement and buy health insurance?

It's a TOUGH business. I'm not knocking you at all. I averaged 4k in revenue a month last year. At least you were smart enough to get out if it wasn't working. On the other hand we are at the beginning of the recovery and in another 12-24 months we'll be writing whatever we want on the paychecks. Maybe you will fall back into the pail when the shade is a little greener?
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Another one bites the dust!
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Hey, you kicked the can (which takes more guts than most people in society have), you probably learned more than you realize.....you'll be back...

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It takes courage and honesty to get to where you are. Don't think of it as a failure. It would be that only if you went through this without courage and honesty. Good luck in the future. Keep your head up.
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By the way, I have some bakers rack scaffolding for sale, you can reach a 20-22 ft ceiling, outriggers and all, virtually brand new for $400 if anyone is interested. Just paid $700 for wole outfit, I have it advertised at local sw store for $450.
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By the way, I have some bakers rack scaffolding for sale, you can reach a 20-22 ft ceiling, outriggers and all, virtually brand new for $400 if anyone is interested. Just paid $700 for wole outfit, I have it advertised at local sw store for $450.
Where at in KY are you? Southern?
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