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Great Business Opportunities Seem to Materialize in the Most Unlikely Places
 
Posted 24 months ago on 1/19/2018 and updated 9/16/2018
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This article cites some examples of how some of the best business opportunities I’ve found seemed to appear under the most unlikely circumstances.

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If there is one thing I have learned from being in the computer repair and custom software businesses, it‘s that you can‘t judge a book by its cover. What first appears to have little or no promise for economic benefit can turn out to be one of the best things you ever discovered.

As an example, in 2005 I was offered a gig as a subcontractor at a construction company by someone I had known and worked with for several years. She had recently been hired there as an independent contractor. They had a need for someone to create Microsoft Access programming for a division of their company.

When I first arrived, I noticed a large dirt yard riddled with potholes as I drove in. Then I had to climb a flight of steel steps that led to a small and cramped office. It didn‘t really seem like much of a place to work at first, but was I ever wrong. Although I had to lower my hourly rate as a subcontractor to get the work, I was able to bill for my services in an open ended hourly fashion. How many businesses let you do that? This was without question one the best application development projects I ever did.

Years ago when I was passing out my computer troubleshooting flyers in residential neighborhoods, I was called to the house of an elderly couple. They wanted me to show them how to use a vision enhancement program that zoomed the computer monitor so people with poor eyesight could see the screen icons better. Afterwards I just assumed this would be another one of my "rinky dink" 40 USD jobs that would lead to nothing. Not true. This elderly couple referred me to 3 or 4 customers from their church that lived on the same street in a condo development. And those people have also given me repeat business as well as referrals.

Another time I was passing out my tear tab flyers to businesses in a local suburb in my hometown. I gave one out to a small used car dealer. He called me back to do some work for him and later referred me to his mother. It turned out his mother had a lot of connections and friends whom she kindly referred me to. And some of those people have also become repeat customers and sources for additional referrals.

The whole point of this story is that it‘s important to always approach things with an open mind. If you don‘t, you could be cheating yourself out of some very exceptional business opportunities in the future.


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Article Contributed By Douglas.M:

Please visit my software developer website for more information about my services. I offer application development as well as Android app coding services. My developer skills are best suited to dealing with custom software projects. I can perform programming for Corel Paradox as well as C# Sharp and PHP.

In my local area of northeast Ohio, I can cater to computer repair and "fix my computer" issues.

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