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Would you create JOBS if you won the lottery?

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Would you create JOBS if you won the lottery?

Yes [ 37 ]  [72.55%]
No [ 14 ]  [27.45%]
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Posted: March 1, 2012, 9:20 am - IP Logged

Yep.

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    Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:22 am - IP Logged

    Yes, I owned my own business for 10 years, I owned a bingo hall and had 17 employees. Would be nice to get those days back, Awesome thread Jade.

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      Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:35 am - IP Logged

      I would have to go with a non profit business to help people police officers/ fire fighters who medical coverage doesn't cover their injuries or people who have freak accidents that need help providing for their families.

      Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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        The Quantum Master
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        Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:44 am - IP Logged

        I'd like to get back to the Reservation and start some kind of Tech business for Tribe members.

        Give them a chance to get in to the technical field; be it Art Design, Programming, Web Design, Career Development, etc.

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          Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:47 am - IP Logged

          Hell Yea. Carpenters to build the new garage. Landscapers to cut the grass. Autobody shops to restore old cars. Also need someone to finish splitting my wood pile. It's alot of work.


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            Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:58 am - IP Logged

            Although currently self-employed in the service industry, with a major win I would very much like to start a volunteer/paid employee organization in

            my community to reach out to needing seniors, families and distressed individuals who require financial and employment assistance.

             

            As a big lover of all animals, giving back to all area ASPCA and animal shelters in the form of donations and increasing their labor force would also

            be very high on my list.

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              Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:06 am - IP Logged

              Yes, someone will need to fill the one that I had.  Big Grin

               

              I have given that some thought, and I'm not really sure what I would do.  I don't really want to be a landlord and I know I don't have a very good business sense (two failed ones in my past) so I'm just not sure what I could do to create jobs.

              I've often thought of going to the local grocery store and paying for some peoples groceries or filling up the gas tank for some people, but I would like to do that anonymously.  It presents some problems. 

              I think my wife would want to start a dog rescue, so that might be where we create some jobs.

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                Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                The only jobs I would create is thru my consumer purchases.

                As far as having my own buisness again with employees NO. Been there and done that. To much gov't in your face having your own buisness.

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                  Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:17 am - IP Logged

                  With a large enough jackpot, would like to learn more about venture capital and funding start-ups, inventors, and small businesses. But only after having enough in regular investments.

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                    Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                    Winning a lottery jackpot doesn't educate one on starting a successful business that create jobs.  There are plenty of people with money already looking to invest in a potential successful business venture.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                      Winning a lottery jackpot doesn't educate one on starting a successful business that create jobs.  There are plenty of people with money already looking to invest in a potential successful business venture.

                      I Agree!

                      I have read a few lottery winner stories where they have invested in buisness ventures and lost it all. It takes more than money to have your own buisness.

                      MAGA

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                        Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                        For some time I thought about becoming a lottery retailer, but that doesn't pay the rent, I believe.
                        Now, you can play online, and I hardly go to a retailer. You often meet people that you don't want to meet.

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                          Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                          The only jobs I would create is thru my consumer purchases.

                          As far as having my own buisness again with employees NO. Been there and done that. To much gov't in your face having your own buisness.

                          I Agree! w/ this. Opening a business after a JP win is opening another door for jerkholes to try to get at your money.

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                            Posted: March 1, 2012, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                            I Agree!

                            I have read a few lottery winner stories where they have invested in buisness ventures and lost it all. It takes more than money to have your own buisness.

                            I have as well!!!

                             

                            Just throwing money into a business venture is extremely risky.  If your a Warren Buffet type then go for it. Otherwise leave it to the experienced

                            entrepreneurial types, that know what the hell they are getting into. Simply having money doesn't suddenly increase your money I.Q.

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                              Posted: March 1, 2012, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                              Oh yes. I want to give like 40-60% of the JP back somehow. Jobs and scholarships!