Post # 1
This can be serious or just for fun. I often think of very random ideas that I would never attempt to pursue because I know they wouldn’t be profitable ventures (I am also not a huge risk taker/entreprenuer).
Ok, this is not a serious business idea…but the most recent idea I discussed with Darling Husband was a “part-time pet” business because we joke about how much more money we would have if we didn’t own two labrador retrievers. While we love them to death, they add up in cost each year! We buy them Blue Buffalo ($70 per month to feed both), they go through toys quickly (about $20 a month), annually their pet bills are at least $600 for routine tests, vaccines, check ups and medications. Then there are the pet deposits (and pet rent we had to pay at our last place), adoption fees, etc. We figure between basic needs and occassional emergency care, we have spent about $8,000 in the past 6 years caring for our two dogs!
So, back to the part time pet program. What if, you could “rent a pet” for the weekends or week days when you wanted to? It would be a fully trained, loveable animal that would be a great companion for hikes, walks, playing in the yard…but none of the yearly costs! For a small hourly/daily rate, you could have all the fun and joy of loving a pet, but none of the expensive costs associated with caring for them! And if you “rented” a labrador like ours, no worries about bonding issues, they will attach to anyone (and forget years of bonding) within minutes if the person has food in their hand.
Obviously this would never take off…but it’s an interesting idea. What about you bees? Any hair brained ideas you have thought of?
Post # 3
Okay. I have a ridiculous one…. Or is it?
My daughter got one of those sit-n-spins for Christmas and all the adults were talking about how its like the GREATEST toy everrrrrrrrr.
So… Here it is.
SIT-N-SPINS IN ADULT SIZES! Eh? Eh??
Post # 4
@Peaceoutboyscout: Yes! Put me on the list for one! 😀
I have to admit though, I predict overflowing ERs, once the craze takes hold!
Post # 5
@bmo88: I would love to have a simple slow paced coffee/tea shop with gluten free and organic foods or a mommy and me type place, for activities moms can do with their infants.
Post # 6
I want to start a side-business crystallizing shoes and accessories…but I’m not sure if I’m actually “good” enough to charge money for this service… For now its just a fun hobby for me, but I need a kick in the butt to turn it into something more.
Here are a few I’ve done:
Post # 7
@Sanvean: I just see it as “stimulating the economy” hehe
Post # 8
@PeachSnapple: Those are fantastic! Go for it!!!!
Post # 9
@PeachSnapple: Wow, those look great! I would say go for it!
Post # 10
@bmo88: I’ve had a dream of opening a combination yarn store/tea house for a while. It’s totally unrealistic in this economy but maybe when I’m at “retirement” age.
I heard about this place near me where they rent space to you and your bridal party to come in and do your DIY stuff. I guess they have lots of tools (I’m imagining fancy printers, laser cutters, glue guns, stuff like that) and a big open work space. They also say they can “help you finish anything you need”. Like, what? They just do whatever DIY shit you need done? I kind of LOOOOOOOVE that business plan. I want to just do random wedding crafts for a living!! I can’t imagine it’s super profitable, but it sure sounds fun.
Post # 11
Themed nursing homes.
Oh like a Harley Davidson Nursing Home with Lynnard Skynyrd music playing and sheets with the logo. And of course a track for wheelchairs decked out like hogs.
A Grateful Dead Nursing Home – complete with tye-dyed sheets and you can guess the refreshments.
A Crafters Nursing Home with pottery wheels, scrapbooking tables, etc
An Animal-lovers Home – where the residents could have pets.
I think you get the idea…
Post # 12
a thrift store for babies/kids with a restaurant, open bar,massage and babysitter services while you shop