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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2013, 04:56:07 PM »
Well whatever Dave is doing or going to do I wish him well.
Never met the man but setting up any business in the current negative economy we have is brave indeed!
Good luck!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2013, 05:52:30 PM »
Well whatever Dave is doing or going to do I wish him well.
Never met the man but setting up any business in the current negative economy we have is brave indeed!
Good luck!  :thumbsup:

I'm not sure I'd agree that the economy WAS negative. My own business has thrived in the last 18 months or so, and I've just enjoyed by busiest (read: most profitable) August in the entire decade of the existence of my business. Admittedly, I don't work in the railway modelling field, but mine is a field that suffers badly if company budgets are tight. Things to me seem to be flourishing quite promisingly.

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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2013, 06:44:15 PM »
Well whatever Dave is doing or going to do I wish him well.
Never met the man but setting up any business in the current negative economy we have is brave indeed!
Good luck!  :thumbsup:

I'm not sure I'd agree that the economy WAS negative. My own business has thrived in the last 18 months or so, and I've just enjoyed by busiest (read: most profitable) August in the entire decade of the existence of my business. Admittedly, I don't work in the railway modelling field, but mine is a field that suffers badly if company budgets are tight. Things to me seem to be flourishing quite promisingly.

 :sorrysign: I mean't as in trying to set up a business.
Banks are still quite reluctant to lend to start up businesses. I know as I've looked into this myself.
It depends on what type of business it is of course as to if they'll lend.
And if it happened to be a model shop, like I looked into, you'll be very lucky indeed.

As to business in general, it depends on what your business is as some are still suffering.
Nice to hear yours is doing well.

Anyway, we're  :offtopicsign: now, so back to the OP, good luck Dave!
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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2013, 07:07:03 PM »
...Banks are still quite reluctant to lend to start up businesses. I know as I've looked into this myself.
It depends on what type of business it is of course as to if they'll lend.

Good point. Mine was a loan-free business, although in those days, getting a loan wouldn't have been difficult. Setting up a shop or similar selling business must be a bit of a nightmare these days.   :(

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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2013, 08:29:34 PM »
I wonder if the someone has let the cat out of the bag too early...the DJ Models site is now 100% password protected.  :doh:

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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2013, 08:38:49 PM »
Model business still seems fairly subdued but other businesses I talk to around here seem more positive. Businesses have money (profits up, wages down in real terms) but people don't - or what they have is being spent on more important things than trains - like fixing the car.

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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2013, 08:24:11 AM »
I'm noticing a big upturn in orders. This could be down to the improved vinyls and increase in 4mm stuff. N gauge is certainly a lot more buoyant and we have to thank Dave for giving the UK scene a real kick start.
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Re: Dapol Dave is leaving
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2013, 10:18:56 AM »
I'm noticing a big upturn in orders. This could be down to the improved vinyls and increase in 4mm stuff. N gauge is certainly a lot more buoyant and we have to thank Dave for giving the UK scene a real kick start.

Thank you, Dave  :wave:

 

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