Selling window art is like any other sales gig. You may have to take a lot of rejection before you make your first sale, but don’t give up. If you are prepared correctly you will find clients who will welcome your services. It takes an average of five years for a business to start making money. Paying back a loan with or without interest is stressful and will be burdensome for another undetermined length of time. It is best for a first time business owner to use their personal capital.
So she tells me that either I can get an extra month, making it 5 months for the $198, or she can give me the 4 months for $149. Wow. Well first of all, I never asked for one month. She came to me. She called me initially, but there she was acting like she was doing me a favor. Of course you know that the nice fantasy she pitched to me earlier came to a screeching halt at this juncture. I was no longer confused. I was no longer bedazzled.
Love it or hate it, you’ll need advertising. Times have changed since we started and now you have the potential to advertise on the internet on sites like eBay or to build your own site. Advertising is going to be your biggest ongoing expense, with the exception of purchasing your cars. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t; that’s the hard truth. It always amazed me that at the drop of a hat, everyone would lose interest in buying classic cars. As in any business, there are downturns, but we were advertising internationally.
But all that seems to have stopped sometime in 2016. The last quarterly financial report posted on the NYRA website is the one for the second quarter of 2016, there’s no annual report for 2016, and the meeting boo k for the last publicly listed Directors’ meeting, held in December 2016, had a budget for 2017, but no actual financial data.
I was extremely fortunate that when I was training at Tenri Dojo in Los Angeles there were several people who had been nationally ranked competitors, and who were 5 or 10 years older than me. It was right in front of my face that their later success had very little to do with their success on the mat and everything to do with their preparation for life after judo.
The problem, however, is that overseas research isn’t cheap: Attending one trade show could cost upwards of $15,000-$20,000. There are nonprofit and government programs to help assist with companies as a means of trying to boost overseas trade. We found FoodExport NorthEast, a non-profit organization that supports international commerce. The organization is designed to help American food and beverage manufacturers attendforeign trade shows, connect with potential customers and learn about consumer trends.