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I am in a dilemma...

Postby Confuse Gal » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:10 am

Should I go and find a job after I graduate from NUS?

But I want to start my own pet shop. However, my parents insist that I get some experience first for at least 2-3yrs before I venture out......... What should I do????

I am lost!!! Can anyone advise me who should I talk to if I want to start my own biz (pet shop)?

thanks so much.

Love,
Confuse Gal

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Re: I am in a dilemma...

Postby Guest » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:19 am

Confuse Gal wrote:Should I go and find a job after I graduate from NUS?

But I want to start my own pet shop. However, my parents insist that I get some experience first for at least 2-3yrs before I venture out......... What should I do????

I am lost!!! Can anyone advise me who should I talk to if I want to start my own biz (pet shop)?

thanks so much.

Love,
Confuse Gal


confuse gal which degree are you doing :?:

Confuse Gal

Postby Confuse Gal » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:22 am

I am currently studying chemical engineering

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Postby Bafana » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 1:23 am

Get a job - If you can.

Its not that easy out there right now.

BTW what has chemical engineering got to do with a Pet Shop??? LOL :wink:

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Postby adrianlee » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 7:05 am

To have your own business, you will need capital/money. Unless you have alot to spare, I suggest you join the workforce and work for a few years. You will learn alot about life and people and that will also help you in running your business one day. Who knows, you may even enjoy your job and decide to put the pet shop idea on hold.

If you decide not to work and instead open the business, make sure you do lots of research. Consider the pros and cons of the business, whether there is a market for pets out there, how much you can sell your furry frens for, and if the business will be profitable. Otherwise..no point wasting your money if youre running the business to the ground.

And talk to many many people about your business idea and see what they think. Find a few mentors (people who've been in business for a long time...the gurus!) and get their advice.

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Postby Guest » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 9:13 am

Hi,

I am glad that you are exploring the idea to start your own business. If you are interested to find out how to go about to start your own business or even interested to network with people from various industries, you may visit www.bizlab.com.sg and call them at 62279350 to find out more.

I am sure they are able to provide assistance to you @ no or low cost.



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Postby Guest » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 2:01 pm

doing a business is not so easy and it can be folded easily when you are not good at it.

if you are using your parent money , you may loss most of it. please think cos the working world is not as easy as what you learn from school.

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Go for it

Postby ringo100 » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 3:26 pm

I think one of the most difficult things in setting up your business is having the courage to go for it. I think it is sometimes easier to wait and wait and then never do. If you think there is a gap in the market now you should do it. Most self made business people have failed in business before they were successful, you just need the courage to keep going.

I'm an accountant by the way so if you need a couple of free pointers about setting up your accounts let me know.

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Re: I am in a dilemma...

Postby I286 » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 2:48 pm

Listen to your parents, Confuse Gal. They love you and advice whatever best for you. Go get some job at least for a year before start your biz. Besides of earning money to start, you'll find that start would be easier - you'll not be treat like "a freshgrad trying to open business because she failed to find a job" but "a specialist who decided to run own business". Work will also give you a time to plan your biz carefully before jumping in. And do not listen those scam "hey, do it, it's very easy. I can help you for $499 only. Call me"

If you want to try to start biz anyway then it probably make sense for you to check with NUS Entrepreneurship Centre at first.

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Postby Business Woman » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 3:24 pm

Come on, confused gal, I am all behind you! Don't listen to those who have not started out on giving you advice. Go for your dreams of starting your petshop business! I am sure with the right people you mix with, you can get decent consultation and also a wealth of experience to tap into from the lessons learnt from others. Keep an open mind and always be ready to learn from others. I am sure you will succeed if you do not give up your dream!


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