Must be fate then. Read on.

Or perhaps…

…I should start a business. But the bigger question is what?

A used bookstore cum ukay-ukay shop sounds like something I would actually want to own. “We sell everything used but still usable.” But I would need a good location. Near a university, perhaps.

Or I could start a tutorial service of sorts. Hire fresh graduates to teach by the hour. Teaching elementary school kids first. Then maybe expand to include high school.

Or how about starting a job search agency? Sort of like a small-scale headhunter type. Blue-collar jobs first: drivers, maids, nannies, delivery people; and then office jobs: secretaries, clerks, encoders, etc. It’ll be like a match-making service! Except between employers and employees!

And what’s wrong with a real match-making service of the romantic kind? We had organized speed dating events before. Why not have a semi-regular singles party? Maybe once every other month? Hey, wait a sec. This could actually work!! So um, who wants to be my business partner? Anyone?

About The Author

Author of the novel "In My Mother's House." Chinese-Filipino. Recent immigrant to NYC. Learning to code. Learning to live with the cold.


8 Responses to “Or perhaps…”

  1. Sharky says:

    OMG used bookstore!!! If I had that kind of money I would be your business partner. That’s like my ultimate awesomest fantasy! (to be part of a used book store, not being a business partner :P )

  2. joni says:

    I know!! Owning a used bookstore is one of my long-time dreams. But it’s not exactly a good business venture. At least not here. We don’t exactly have a reading culture. *sighs

  3. ronna says:

    move to nz or aus then start a used bookstore? hehehe. no matter how heavy or ugly or heartbreaking – they are blessings in disguise… sending you some mojo, love and energy back! i am in skype and still here at home (haven’t left for fiji yet) if you need me!

    much love,

  4. joni says:

    That sounds like a really good plan. We’ll see, we’ll see. Thanks!!

  5. Anthony says:

    I note some discussion of business partners in Aust or NZ. It sounds interesting. We shall see what comes of this. I think u would find one in Aust if u looked…..

  6. joni says:

    Oooh! Nice. I think I will need to find profitable work first before I brave the business world in either Australia or New Zealand. But we’ll see.

  7. jorge says:

    i would suggest lending… lend to officemates for tuition etc…
    used bookstore, interesting, but nobody really reads for reading sake…

  8. joni says:

    Umm… 5-6? I’m not very comfortable with the idea of lending money, especially for profit. It’s essentially making money out of other people’s strife. Of course it can be argued that it’s helping them reach their own goals…

    I remember reading about how a number of rural micro-financing programs have become successful when they lent to women… That actually sounds exciting… Maybe I could do something like that one day. I will need to have lots and lots of money to lend first!!