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|Wed, 08-15-2012 - 9:21am|
I have reached the glass ceiling in my career and my salary has been the same for the past 3 years. I get 3% raises which is a joke because that doesn't cover the rate of inflation. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and start a business while keeping my day job to make the salary I feel I deserve.
I'm going to start an online art gallery and when I building up my client list I will move to a location. I am hoping to gain advice from anyone that is self employed or runs a business. My main concern is that I'm selling a luxury item. And as much as we don't want to admit it, people sometimes do not take you seriously if you are selling an item that they feel you can't afford. Maybe I'm wrong.
I'm thinking of buying a luxury car. If I do, I will buy it cash from a car auction and save a lot of money but do you think this is a good idea? I will still have money in my savings but I will have even more if I don't buy the car. My current car is fine but it does not say "successful business woman".
Would you trust an art dealer selling art for $10K plus while she doesn't look like she could afford it? How important is image in the luxury business?