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Hard numbers please....

Percentage of Sales Growth - 1st Qtr 2008 Vs 1st Qtr 2007

  • >20% Increase

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • 15-20% Increase

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • 10-14% Increase

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5-9% Increase

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • 0-4% Increase

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • EVEN

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • <1-19% Loss

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • <20% Loss

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

John Ranes II CPF GCF

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Our good friend Bob Carter has often stated that not too many posters here have not come forth with hard numbers....figures that we can use to compare and analyse our business. This most recent thread on [thread=32102]INput on Opening a Shop, please![/thread] had some powerful comments and inspired me to put together this survey for those that want to really participate.

What started people really posting was this comment...
2featheryournest said:
...In making a change to his own shop he will be giving up a guaranteed income of about $75,000 per year...
This gentleman may be truly able to now live on less than what he drew in his previous occupation, for the creative satisfaction of owning and running his own business...only he knows the answer to what he really needs to be "happy". But really, how are us independent types doing? How has the economy treated us these past two-three years? How much money do you take home at the end of the day?

(I would suggest you do your numbers grunching first before guessing.)

John Ranes II CPF GCF

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Question 2: Percentage of Sales Growth - 2007 Vs 1st Qtr 2006

Talking to Mike Labbe, I cannot put my 6 questions on one Poll....so I'll put up a few now in this thread...

I guess not....must be a whole new thread....argggggg