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    • train2bee
    • By train2bee 17th Mar 17, 11:08 PM
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    Looking for business type / category name that fits my work
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    • 17th Mar 17, 11:08 PM
    Looking for business type / category name that fits my work 17th Mar 17 at 11:08 PM
    Please forgive how dumb this might sound.

    I want to create a business card with my name and a fitting descriptor e.g. "Trish Smith, Private Analyst / Investor", but I have no idea if that is fitting or could be improved. Also, I want a very short elevator pitch that concisely sums me up. Of course, to answer this you'll need some background...

    My background is in IT but I have never considered myself a specialist in any one area. Tbh, this has caused me a lot of problems in the past; "jack of all trades but master of none". I can setup servers (web, mail etc), build basic web applications in php / sqlite. But tbh, I'm more an ideas person. For example, I've previously built web applications to test out business ideas e.g. local business directories.

    More so, when I have ideas, I often find myself in the minority only to watch them go mainstream years later by someone else; that's because I failed to connect / collaborate with like minded people. But I have certainly profited from this foresight e.g. I have profited from early investments into apple, google, baidu etc.

    Equally, I can say I have an appetite for some risk and I survive on a combination of income streams. For example, I made some capital gains by being an early investor / speculator in cryptocurrencies, and I now receive some dividends by supporting basic cryptocurrency infrastructure.

    In the future, I hope to further diversify my income e.g. providing loans to others, and possibly renting out property.

    I recently heard someone say that such income is not "investment" as there was no product service provided, that such gains were simply gambling / speculation.. perhaps that is true, I really don't know. But having said that, although I have some failures behind me, I am on-the-whole quite good at seeing where things are going.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 19th Mar 17, 12:34 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:34 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:34 AM
    the beauty of an elevator pitch is surely that you pitch what the person trapped in the lift with you is interested in, so in your position I'd probably think of several (and practise each one in front of the mirror ...)

    I am not sure from your post though what it is you're attempting to 'sell' or communicate. What are you offering? What do you WANT to spend your time doing?
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    • train2bee
    • By train2bee 19th Mar 17, 7:20 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:20 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:20 AM
    True, I'm not sure I'm trying to sell anything as such, except to say, "this is what I do...". All I know is, I have a habit of getting early on trends and making money from it.
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