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If you could run any business e.g. shop or cafe

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BabyLlamaZen · 07/09/2020 14:57

What would it be?

Forget money is an issue and you can have all the money you need to make it work.

I like the idea of an old sit in library/book shop where I'd also do decent coffee and a daily cake.

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BrieAndChilli · 07/09/2020 15:00

I want to have a business called the party place.
It would have several themed rooms eg under the sea (for mermaid/pirate/octonauts/shark themed parties. Woodlands (for bugs/camping/fairies etc, and so on.
It would have a kitchen to make the themed party food, and at the front a cafe and play area for parents and siblings to be in while the parties were happening.

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BabyLlamaZen · 07/09/2020 15:02

@BrieAndChilli

I want to have a business called the party place.
It would have several themed rooms eg under the sea (for mermaid/pirate/octonauts/shark themed parties. Woodlands (for bugs/camping/fairies etc, and so on.
It would have a kitchen to make the themed party food, and at the front a cafe and play area for parents and siblings to be in while the parties were happening.

Nice! Can we have a jungle room?
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BabyLlamaZen · 07/09/2020 15:03

And a space one!

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toomanyspiderplants · 07/09/2020 15:06

small B&b by the sea ..Just one room to rent I don't want to overwork myself

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JoJoSM2 · 07/09/2020 15:07

I’d go with an interior’s shop. Accessories, maybe smaller furniture or window treatments to order. To keep the turnover going, probably things like home frangrance or some other little bits and bobs.

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Smallsteps88 · 07/09/2020 15:11

I like the idea of an old sit in library/book shop where I'd also do decent coffee and a daily cake.

Exactly the same for me. I think it sounds like just about the best way to spend my time Grin

Dogs welcome.

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workhomesleeprepeat · 07/09/2020 15:17

Have you ever actually worked in a busy cafe before? I find it hilarious that people think it would be a sweet little pleasant job full of smiles etc.

Maybe that’s some people’s experience of working in hospitality, but it’s certainly not mine!

Personally, I would love to own a business like my aunt has, she imports a specialist item for a certain industry, it’s totally niche, she has nearly no competitors, has been fine through covid (can’t say what it’s quite outing) - she has people working for her who run most things, so after a lot of hard work initially, she goes to the occasional meeting, checks on the numbers and watches the money come in Grin

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ShesMadeATwatOfMePam · 07/09/2020 15:19

Wedding dresses! Just without the pushy brides. Just nice ones.

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yamadori · 07/09/2020 15:20

A specialist plant & tree nursery. It's something I already do as a hobby.

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BrieAndChilli · 07/09/2020 15:20

@BabyLlamaZen

And a space one!

Yes a black room would be for space/Star Wars/magic/disco etc

Primary coloured one would be for things like toddler parties, Bob the builder, Thomas the tank etc

Jungle could be jungle book/explorers/Dora/snakes etc

A couple of years ago I had it all planned out in a notebook, o worked out the different price points for bronze/silver/gold parties, how many staff i would need etc etc Just don’t have the cash to do it!!!
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MumUndone · 07/09/2020 15:21

Guest house in Greek Islands like in Mama Mia

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