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Dustin Romero
Works at The Curryer
Attends America Military University
Lived in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Looks good, were you doing lamb?
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Anyone have any experience or knowledge with research in India?
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Have you tried the Families in British India Society? They were at the London Who do you think you are show last week.

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Having used both, I would stay as far from Phone Swipe as possible. Horrible...Horrible company to work with. LOADS of hidden fees and trickery.
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I have a question for the community. So this is my wife and I's business. We own a food cart in Downtown Salt Lake. It's been a good business for us, but it's time to grow.

So here's my question. We want to franchise, but we're not sure how to reach a market for it. The basic product outline is that the franchisee would get a cart and franchise license for somewhere between $10-15k. Within the state we would offer a lease to own type deal.

So we've got a good idea, but like everything in business we need to be able to reach a market. Does anyone have any experience with this type of market? What advise could you offer?

Cheers!
~Dustin
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+Dustin Romero Let me give a bit of support for your current plan. Why not start with a sign? "Want to get in on our expansion plans?" and then a QR code and an URL pointing to an e-mail harvesting landing page should let you gauge interest. Start a conversation with these people to find out if you have investors, franchisees, or even if there's any interest at all. This would be a cheap way to put a toe in the water and if nobody bites, franchising is probably not the way to go. Instead put money aside and hire employees to work a second cart when you have sufficient put aside. 

You have a built in advertising platform for your expansion. That's better than a lot of businesses. Use it. 
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So if anyone isn't aware of the suckfest that is the "cosplay" community (That's a different community than this one). I posted this picture, and it's apparently dull, and poorly executed. It was removed from feed. So, me, a bewildered amateur will post it here. Please like it and say "Oh cool dude, that leather armor looks pretty neat. Keep learning and improving!" Because holy crapoly. I though cosplay was about having fun.
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Watch for our posts, and if you see SHARE TO WIN, share our post to enter to win a Multi-day Pass to FanX!
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Merchant processing advice. DON'T USE PHONE SWIPE. Or for that matter any of the traditional merchant services. I'm still stuck in the Phone Swipe trap and just got a convoluted letter on how to disconnect telling me to return my card reader, the tiny one that plugs into the jack, or pay $150! No end to the hidden fees. On the other hand I've used square for 3 years now with absolutely zero unexpected charges. Please do yourselves a favor and when any salesman comes by offering any merchant service that is not Square (you'll never have a Square salesmen come by, they don't exist), tell them to go to hell.
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You will find: paypal pro offers more options and best price!
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 I've used Square for three years now and have never had a problem, but god, don't get me started on all the hidden fees and convoluted cancellation forms, equipment fees, etc I've had with Phone Swipe. I would say do not...DO NOT use Phone Swipe, ever...under NO CIRCUMSTANCES.
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The other day I put up a cosplay of SAO Klien. Someone requested I post the closeup of the bracers. Here they are.

For the final product I aged them by dipping them in hot water and using a cloth to wipe off the excess dye before it had set. The bracers are made using two layers of saddle skirting stitched together by hand. If I made them again I would spend more time cutting the hand part out, and I wouldn't use glue, also the rivets for that part were too long and so they bent out of shape.
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That's what we were going for. We wanted them to look aged. The leather is a thick saddle skirting, which is what you would actually use to make armor with.
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Let's grow this community. Please let anyone  you know who cosplays that this community is here, and take a second and repost our guerrilla marketing photo to the "cosplay" community. Cheers!~Dustin
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No Porn Okay, let's clarify, sexy cosplay is okay, but "sexy nurse" might not qualify as cosplay. Just make sure you're actually cosplaying something and not just posting a "sexy picture".
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Had your hard work deleted from this community? You don't have to put up with that shit. Here's a community for everyone. It's well moderated to keep post relevant, but not exclusionary, nay, discriminatory like you might find here.

See you there, Cheers!
~Dustin

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Please re-post this to the "Cosplay" community. It will just get removed, and we may get banned from the community, but who wants to be part of such discriminating group anyways? Make sure to include a link to this new community. Cheers!
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Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur, Tandoor Chef
Skills
Tandoor Operation, MIG Welding (barely), Silversmithing (barely), Lvl 20 Dwarf Warrior
Employment
  • The Curryer
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Decide whether I want to stay in and sleep, or go out and work.
  • Army
    Soldier, 2007 - 2013
    Human source intelligence collector and interrogator. (barely)
  • United Parcel Service
    Package Handler, 2006 - 2008
    Load boxes into truck.
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Previously
Salt Lake City, Utah - Al Asad, Iraq - Sacramento, California
Contact Information
Work
Phone
801-413-3983
Email
Address
300 South Main Street
Story
Tagline
Post World Pseudo Adaptive Existentialist
Introduction
Salt Lake Reventionist, owner/operator of The Curryer, me and my wife's Indian food cart. Recovering addict of anything addictive or otherwise fun.
Bragging rights
4th Generation war vet, business owner, food cart operator
Education
  • America Military University
    Business, 2009 - present
  • Cyprus High School
    2000 - 2003
  • Salt Lake Community College
    Sociology, 2006 - 2009
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Networking
Birthday
August 3, 1984
Relationship
Married
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