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Idea for a business?

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Offline JimRockford007

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Idea for a business?
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:00:09 AM »
I just read a post on the classified of someone looking for a ride to a certain spot cause they wanted to hike and didnt have the right vehicle.  i thought about maybe doing a bush taxis shuttle service,..lol  Id have to get to know the area a bit but wanted to see if anyone else had this cornered or had the idea  dont want to bust into town and step on anyone's toes.. not guiding anyone or babysitting, just loading their junk up and taking them where they want to go and then picking them backup at a agreed upon time  .
"Over the years I have gotten several complaints about inappropriate material during these videos, never to me personally but gutlessly through other channels. This Evening all of you bleeding hearts ,  ,why dont you just go ahead and hug yourself ,there's a really good chance you gonna be offended"

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 09:09:16 AM »
I just read a post on the classified of someone looking for a ride to a certain spot cause they wanted to hike and didnt have the right vehicle.  i thought about maybe doing a bush taxis shuttle service,..lol  Id have to get to know the area a bit but wanted to see if anyone else had this cornered or had the idea  dont want to bust into town and step on anyone's toes.. not guiding anyone or babysitting, just loading their junk up and taking them where they want to go and then picking them backup at a agreed upon time  .
Far Flung provides shuttle services. Supposedly some park employees do as well, with the Chisos Mountains Lodge acting as their front desk. I'd imagine you could pick up the occasional gig without stepping on too many toes, but don't expect to get rich. ;) I wonder if Uber would accept drivers out there... :eusa_think:

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Offline JimRockford007

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 09:49:30 AM »
Nah not looking to get rich, I do auto mechanics, I can do plumbing , electrical , carpentry and industrial maintenance plus  Im a disabled vet  and its just me myself, so I dont take up much space or need a whole lot of money , just always looking for a way to fill in the gaps for services that are needed I see alot of people asking about going places with low clearance cars and what not  just figured.
"Over the years I have gotten several complaints about inappropriate material during these videos, never to me personally but gutlessly through other channels. This Evening all of you bleeding hearts ,  ,why dont you just go ahead and hug yourself ,there's a really good chance you gonna be offended"

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 10:17:48 AM »
Nah not looking to get rich, I do auto mechanics, I can do plumbing , electrical , carpentry and industrial maintenance plus  Im a disabled vet  and its just me myself, so I dont take up much space or need a whole lot of money , just always looking for a way to fill in the gaps for services that are needed I see alot of people asking about going places with low clearance cars and what not  just figured.
There's always a need for those kinds of services out there. You would probably be able to pick up a decent amount of work.

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Offline JimRockford007

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 11:07:38 AM »
Good to know..lol
"Over the years I have gotten several complaints about inappropriate material during these videos, never to me personally but gutlessly through other channels. This Evening all of you bleeding hearts ,  ,why dont you just go ahead and hug yourself ,there's a really good chance you gonna be offended"

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Offline Txlj

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 11:27:03 AM »
Agreed. You see people on here from time to time asking. As long as its a fair price, I think its doable.

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 11:35:21 AM »
I know someone who started doing that when they first moved there.  She doesn't do it anymore.  She's created another business,  perhaps more lucrative,  but definitely more overhead.

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 12:13:30 PM »
Lyft technically operates out in the Bend. It's within the Marfa service territory. My understanding is that rides are infrequent and often long-haul (like Terlingua to Marfa) and thus one-way. Not sure about Uber.
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Re: Idea for a business?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 02:13:40 PM »
My recollection is that Far Flung charges a steep price, especially for transport along backcountry roads. I think there would be some demand for a more affordable shuttle option.
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