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Old 01-09-2013, 02:13 PM
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Whats your ideal place of business?

I figure there are 2 options-

1. Own a piece of land say 2 acres and up where you can have your home and a separate Pole Barn to run your business out of. I think you could have a few employees work out of here but no more than that.

2. Commercial / Industrial property with a building and parking where you could operate out of and have as many employees as you want.

What do you guys think?
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:20 PM
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Im sitting on 7 acres, my shop is 200 feet from the house, Im building another house on the same property. Im solo, that may make a difference.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:02 PM
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Solo I would rather have shop on my property, which I do now. My brother helps me on occasion but he usually meets me at the job.

If I had employees I would have shop off site from my house. I would not want employees hanging around by my house. My buddy ran a tree business from his house and it was a nightmare to say the least. Employees in and out all day, trucks and trailers everywhere, debris all over. Ect.......
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:23 PM
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I guess it would come down to several factors.

Where do you realistically see your business in 5-10 years as fars as business growth, number of employees, equipment, inventory, etc.?

What type of real estate you and your wife are into? Maybe you would like to live in a historic house downtown when you can afford it or out in the country with lots of land.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:27 PM
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Commercial property is ideal no matter if you are solo or have employees IMHO.
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