| ||My business worked... until I found out it was illegal|
36 points by contacternst on Apr 20, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 57 comments |
|My name is Max, and I'm 26.|
I currently work as a teacher’s aid in Special Education and am a counselor for a special needs summer camp. I met the girl of my dreams two Summers at this same camp (http://www.partnersinadventure.org/) and have been with her ever since. However, I’m worried about an inability to provide for our future family.
I’ve had one successful business venture previously. I began selling Heady Topper online, an internet-famous beer made in the Vermont area. First I started doing it on Ebay. Eventually I made a website called headytopper.com with Magento (it’s down now for reasons I will soon reveal).
Sales were going great and I had made an extra thousand dollars or so after a couple months. However, during my Christmas break, I got a call from Jen Kimmich, the wife of the brewer John Kimmich. She advised that I stop doing what I was doing as it was illegal in the state of Vermont and “Heady Topper” was trademarked. It was a huge shock I’m lucky to have not gotten sued. I had had a successful but illegal business.
-I really want to start one that is successful LEGAL! I want your help:
-I’m very frugal
-I am resourceful in that I take a lot of advantage of all that the internet has to offer in the form of software to increase efficiency
-I live in Vermont, state a lot of people want to go to or be a part of
-I am competent at selling
-I have a car
-I have saved about $5K for startup funds
-I am willing to learn
-Thank you very much, any advice would be greatly appreciated
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