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Top 10 Indicators your home business is failing

#10 - The flies are chipping in to fix the screen door

Kent Design4Effect
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#9 you spend way too much time posting to the JOS forum

www.MarkTAW.com
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#8 - You don't have any customers? so you do #9 instead of aggressively marketing your services?

i--
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#7 - You split the toilet paper into plys to create the illusion of success.

B#
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#6 - You start referring to your kids as 'Interns'

B#
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#5 - You're thinking of renting your "office" to college kids for some extra income.

www.MarkTAW.com
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#4 - Your website recieves no hits even though you advertise it.

54321
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#3 - The three dotcom failures sharing an apartment next door refer to you as "the loser"

Philo
Saturday, May 31, 2003

#2 - your "angel investment" meeting with the dogs doesn't yield the quarter million you were hoping to net

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Sunday, June 01, 2003

And the #1 indicator that your home business is failing....

Joel calls you asking to cut back on your posting as its eating up his JOS bandwidth.

sedwo
Sunday, June 01, 2003

I like it...

Honorable mention, you file a Google legal suit.

Nat Ersoz
Sunday, June 01, 2003

#0 You bitch in JOS about how bad your boss is, how he is mistreating your... , but your Boss and You are the same person.

Michael Moser
Sunday, June 01, 2003

#-1 - You're thinking of asking the three dotcom failures next door who refer to you as a loser for job leads.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, June 01, 2003

#-2
Your ex gives up filing for child support.

#-3
You know exactly how long you can wait before paying the phone/tax/social security bill.

#-4
Your book club ceases sending monthly magazines as it's so long since you bought anything.

#-5
Small children laugh at you in the street and throw stones.

oh_to_be_a_software_entrepreneur
Sunday, June 01, 2003

You lose your home.

Realist
Sunday, June 01, 2003

You have to get clearance from the antiquities department before you can ship any stock.

Stephen Jones
Sunday, June 01, 2003

#1: You buy a one-way ticket to Bangalore

Prakash S
Sunday, June 01, 2003

You fire your intern kids hoping to replace them with cheaper ones in India

Daniel Shchyokin
Sunday, June 01, 2003

-10 You convert your machines' OSes from Windows to Linux hoping that the license cost savings will outweight the productivity decrease.

HeyMacarana
Sunday, June 01, 2003

You keep getting emails from Bangalore enquiring if they can outsource to you to cut down on costs

Stephen Jones
Sunday, June 01, 2003

You're no longer sure just how many 10 is.

Hardware Guy
Sunday, June 01, 2003

You've grown so fond of your Indian replacement kids that you're beginning to wish you didn't exile your original kids to Bangalore.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, June 01, 2003

LOTD has returned!

Ged Byrne
Monday, June 02, 2003

You have a new business proposal to do with LOTD server, the revenue stream driven by banner adds and neglect your core business model.

Justin
Monday, June 02, 2003

You refer to yourself as "we" to give the illusion of having a larger company.  Unfortunately, you start having arugments with yourself that you can't win.

LOTD forever!!!!

shiggins
Monday, June 02, 2003

You stock the kitchen/cafeteria with food stamps.

T.S.
Monday, June 02, 2003

... and you try to figure out if you can write it off as a business expense.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, June 02, 2003

Your credit card busts when trying to repost to download.com and Google ads.

Guillermo Rejas
Monday, June 02, 2003

You change your phone number because of the calls from bill collectors.  You aren't worried about losing business because no customers ever call anyway.

Thomas
Monday, June 02, 2003

Dishonrable mention: You blame H1B's for everything from global warming to loss of software contracts.  Damn ferners.

Nat Ersoz
Monday, June 02, 2003

You're still doing fundraising rounds at VC firms.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, June 02, 2003


You take out a loan to keep your apartment.  You post the loan dollars as income on your website.

Joe AA
Tuesday, June 03, 2003

ask the government to put up tarriffs to protect your business.

solicit govt subsidies in order to protect this business which is vital to the comunity.... (never mind the fact that the reason  you are going under is that no one was buying your stuff)

tapiwa
Tuesday, June 03, 2003

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