What is your husband's business?

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Charnette - posted on 05/12/2009

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My husband is a naturopath, like an herbalist. He specializes in alternative healthcare using natural and organic herbal products. I do most of the PR, advertising, research, and paper work. As of now, he partnered with our local natural health food store, where he has his office. He helps people by appointment in his office, online and by phone. He can be reach at drjosephfrederic@gmail.com, naturalyyourshealth.com, 973-545-6183. With this economy, we need as much help as possible to survive. Thus, if you want great advices, amazing products about your family’s health, let us know.

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Kathy - posted on 04/10/2012

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My husband is a satellite contractor. He installs Dish, DirectTV, Wildblue, and Hughes Net.

Proud - posted on 02/14/2012

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My husband and I actually have our own business.



We own a theatrical supply store and also sell on eBay (Wigs, tights (adult and child), clown accessories, makeup...etc

Meagan - posted on 03/03/2011

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HEY ALL from up here in Canada mine is a contrctor/handyman he can fix just about anything in your home but it is a hard job to have right now everyone and their dog is becoming or claim to be one and money is tight, right now I am prego again and we have a 11mth 9,and 10yr old so going back to work for me wont be happening for alittle while yet :( and I have a SHAM for over a year now.

Amber - posted on 03/06/2010

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Wow, so many of you do the paperwork!!! My husband owns his own HVAC company(heating&AC). i wouldn't dream of doing the paperwork. i'm too worried I'll screw something up, especially with all the distractions. I dont think I get 10 minutes a day that I could devote my undivided attention to it. How do you all do it?

Intan - posted on 02/21/2010

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My husband is a professional photographer and mostly he works as still photographer on movies and also for wedding. He also do commercials product shots, pregnancy photography, artist profile, company profile, etc. Just recently He also doing music videos and short films as Director of Photography. I work for him as the photo book designer. The toughest is we don't have health insurance. And most of the money had gone for my delivery and appendicitis surgery one month after it.

Nancy - posted on 09/10/2009

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My hubby and I own a welder repair business. I am sorta the silent partner in the business. I help when it is needed and I wanted to do the books but my kids keep me busy so that wasn't going to work. So yeah so fixes welders he doesn't weld. like most people think.

Kelly - posted on 08/04/2009

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my husband has his own bouncy castle and entertainments company www.2heartsleisure.com - he work very long hours in the summer months

Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2009

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Mine is a pilot. He does instruction and cooperate flights. He is always looking for his next job.

Jennifer - posted on 05/10/2009

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My husband is a part owner of his family's apple orchard. We just made the move to rural NH so that he could do it. It has been a stressful year, but we know that raising our kids on a farm is going to be great. I just wish I didn't have to drive half an hour to get everywhere...

and that the pay was better of course! Yes, there are days when I say "Can't you get a NORMAL job????" It kind of stinks having almost all of your income come in seasonally.

Kyle N Lori - posted on 05/06/2009

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My husband is also in the remodel/repair & looking to get into new home construction. I try to help with the paper work & when I am off, I like to help with some of the jobs. Our older boys help as well when they are not in school. I work for the school district where we live & it allows for flexibility in my time off with the kids.

Vicky - posted on 04/29/2009

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My husband is a mobile tool dealer for Cornwell Tools. I do alot of paperwork and other misc. things so he can get thru his day.

Kris - posted on 04/05/2009

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My husband went full time with his web design and consulting business in November. He does mostly turnkey designs and business andchurch consulting. His site is http://nomorebox.com



He is home during the day and watches our two youngest (and works when they nap) then when i get home from teaching I play with them and we eat dinner and he goes back to work in the evenings until about midnight. 

Carrie - posted on 04/05/2009

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My husband is a sub contractor doing drywall. He's been doing this for almost 9 years. He'd like to get a "normal" job, but it would be a huge drop in pay. Financially we just can't afford for him to do this.

Jennifer - posted on 04/03/2009

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My husband has a landscaping business!  Great business to keep us environmentally aware and he is very talented BUT so much time spent away from home (as I know a lot of business owners experience). 

Karen - posted on 03/25/2009

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my husband has his own electrical business and like Brandi Brown's husband he is always working weather it be at home doing paperwork or out 'on the job' i do try to help but it's not easy when you don't understand it all, would love for him to have the time to show me how to do the paperwork then we might stand a chance of having some time together!

Joy - posted on 03/24/2009

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Completely understand the whole economy thing...it does suck. My husband has had his own business for over 15 years and small businesses are really taking it hard right now. And even more important is the getting paid after the work is completed.

Joy - posted on 03/24/2009

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My husband has his own tool & die company. He builds plastic injection molds. However in the last few years we have a huge turn in the books with the economy slowing down so much. It is getting harder and harder to make ends meet. I work full-time so we benefits but we also have three kids that require daycare so it is kinda a catch twenty two. Anyone need any molds build let me know...

Shannon - posted on 03/23/2009

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My husband owns a fence and powdercoat business. He does a lot of commercial work, and some residential. We've done the feast or famine bit for quite some time, and thankfully, now we are beginning to see the "perks" of self employment. He has had his business for 7 years. I used to do most of the paperwork for him, but we have had 4 kids since he started the company.... I will probably work with him again once our kiddos are a little older.

Annabel - posted on 03/14/2009

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My husband owns a promotional manufacturing company (www.printpresspromotionsonline.com) and a medical publications company (cedilla publishing). We moved an hour and a half away from his factory with the view of him working from home, however this hasn't worked out so he has to commute 3 hours each day and works very long hours. I wish he could spend more time with us. He takes one of our dogs to work with him each day and the dog gets spoilt by the staff too much. His factory is based on a farm so they both have somewhere nice to hang out.

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We just opened a computer support / repair / sales store. Well, it's more of a small office for now, until it grows. So far it's doing well. There is a good market for it where we are, as the other places don't seem to care much about customer service.

Carrie - posted on 03/05/2009

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My husband is an Optometrist. He is able to spend a lot of time with his daughter. It's very nice to have a hubby who can and wants to be so involved. I'm really new to this mommy thing and couldn't imagine doing it on my own. Props to all the moms who have busy husbands.

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My husband owns his own Tree Removal business and has been doing it for 10 years. I am a stay at home mom with 4 girls and I homeschool 2 oldest. I also do the bookwork for his business. It takes a toll on us sometimes having him gone a lot, but it is worth it because he loves what he does and it gives me the opportunity to stay hime with my kiddos! I appreciate how hard he works to provide for us!

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2009

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My husband has had his own Lawncare and Snowplowing business for about 10 years now, we have 4 children, I homeschool 3 of them and do most of the book work for our business as well.

Rebekah - posted on 02/17/2009

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My husband and I own a garage in PA.



http://www.markseastendauto.com/



I have just recently started trying to come back to work, but it is a little rough with a 10 month old. We work long hours, my husband is usually in the shop by 6am and if he is lucky gets home before 9pm. I come in around 8 with the baby and try to leave by 6 or 7 pm. My husband is our main technician and I am the service writer, I run all advertising including the website. It's all long hard work right now but hopefully it will settle down soon!

Deanna - posted on 02/15/2009

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My husband is a Snap-on Tools franchisee. He has a route around Muscatine, Iowa. I do most of the bookkeeping work for him. He has been doing it since Dec. 2008. He enjoys what he does. I like the thought that he can make his hours and have time to spend with the family now. More than he did working for someone eles.

Amy - posted on 02/13/2009

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My husband is a Cinematographer.  He shoots movies, commercials, TV shows, sporting events, concerts, etc.  He worked on "Windtalkers", "Once Upon a Time in Mexico", "House", "The Closer".... He's been freelance for most of our married life and the income is feast or famine.  He won an Emmy award for the footage of the war he shot as a Marine Combat Camera Officer.  Dan Rather interviewed him and showed his footage and the show was nominated for an Emmy and won!

Keri - posted on 02/05/2009

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We have our flooring business. Carpet, Wood, ect. My husband works long hours and sometimes 7 days a week. We miss him alot and often have dinners with out him, but its worth it to us because i am able to stay home with our children, Something our parents were not able to do. I appreciate him, resepct him and thank him everyday :)

Lana - posted on 02/05/2009

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My husband is a baker and we own a bakery. I do the books as well, and 9 months ago, I also went back to work full time as a support scientist at our local university. Those benefits are worth more than my paycheck! The bakery works great. My husband goes to work at 2am Tuesday thru Saturday. When my 3 girls (ages 4, 11, and 15) get up, we go down to the bakery for breakfast and make our lunches there. Then I take everyone to school and head to work at the university. My husband is pretty much done with the baking by 3pm so the girls walk to the bakery after school or if the weather is bad, Dad pick them up. He usually makes our dinner at the bakery and takes it home. So when I get home, dinner in on the table. Doing the books is hard, because a couple of times a week, I get little to no sleep so that I can get everything done. But it works for us for now.

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My husband has his own Electrical Company Called Wild Power. He is a one man show right now and is always working at home doing paper work or on the job.

Amanda - posted on 02/03/2009

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My hubby recently started his own business growing hydroponic produce (www.buttervalleyharvest.com). We supply local restaurants, individuals from the community, and should be sold in local Wegman's store(s) starting next week. *fingers crossed/saying lots of prayers* We moved from Northern VA to PA last summer to do this, so there has been lots of stress with making all the adjustments!

Susan - posted on 02/01/2009

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My husband is a chiropractor. We have our own chiropractic and physical therapy office. I am part owner and do all the money in-money out stuff. I am able to work from home. I can log into our computer programs from our house, so it's very convenient. My husband only works between 32-35 hours per week, but usually gets home late.



Our website is www.performspine.com.

Marnae - posted on 01/29/2009

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My husband is an attorney.  He and a friend own their own firm.  Being fairly new at the business, they take what they can get.  I'm a stay at home mom and student.  

Marnae - posted on 01/29/2009

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My husband is an attorney.  He and a friend own their own firm.  Being fairly new at the business, they take what they can get.  I'm a stay at home mom and student.  

Cheryl - posted on 01/22/2009

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My husband is a Painting Contractor, and I do all the paper work for our business also.

Heather - posted on 01/15/2009

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My husband is a builder. He and his father have their own business. They do everything from building decks to building houses to remodels. Their company is vantage point builders.

Nichole - posted on 01/15/2009

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My husband owns & operates a Tattoo shop (Funhouse Tattooing). We worked their together for 8 years until our daughter arrived and now I stay home; however, I still do all of the books! He works crazy hours, but always finds time to play with us!!!

Krista - posted on 01/09/2009

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My hubby is a tattoo artist. He has two partners and they own their own shop. So there is never a guarantee of money, which can be extremely nerve wracking. But their new shop has been open almost a year now and so far so good, so we're keeping our fingers crossed. He's a great artist (with a BFA) and she seems to have a natural talent for business so hopefully his talent and his brains will keep us supported and keep him doing a job that he absolutely loves.

Keisha - posted on 01/09/2009

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My husband is a general contractor and pours basements, slabs and walls he can build a house from top to bottom and remodle of course the economy has hurt us tremendosly with work going in a hole quick.



 

Tammi - posted on 01/08/2009

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My husband is in construction. Remodels, new homes, trimwork, electrical work. He does it all. So far we've been blessed that this economic slowdown hasn't effected him yet. I work a full time and a part time job at a small university. We live on the university campus so it makes it very convenient. Plus, I always have an abundance of college students who are willing to watch my 8 year old!

Kelly - posted on 01/05/2009

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Hi everyone! My husband and I own our own excavator and positrack and do small scale earthmoving and landscaping. I do the bookwork from home as well as look after the kids (3 under 4). We started the business so he could make more money in less time, but it hasn't really worked that way because he had already worked up a good name, and now has more work than he can handle!



BTW - I'm from Australia and it might sound silly but what is 3rd shift?

Shannon - posted on 01/04/2009

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My wonderful man is in the music industry. For years he had a real "job" and only played out as a singer/guitarist about twice a week. However, soon after we moved into our first place together 8 years ago, he went to playing out 5 nights or more a week and quit his job. Now, with 2 kids and me working part time at a local casino in CT to get health insurance, he is still out at gigs 4 to 6 nights a week, and makes more money in one night than I do in 3 days. However, I am in the same boat as those who have men who work 3rd... I sometimes feel as though I am alone since he is sleeping a lot during the day and gone all night from about pm on...

Jean - posted on 01/04/2009

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We have a lot in common. My husband has his own home building & remodeling company, and he is finding it hard to find work. We live in Duluth, MN, and he usually has to go about 2 hours away to find anything, and lots of times, he can't even then. He started it in 2006, and still doesn't seem to be established enough yet to get continuous work. He has impeccable skills, and too many people don't pay him when his job is done. This economy sux and now so does his business. Any suggestions? Oh, and I got a job with benefits recently, so I am doing what I can.

Kerri - posted on 01/03/2009

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My husband is an equity trader and trades stocks/equities from the house. It's great because he's a super-involved dad, and he doesn't really work full days all that much. We get to have all our meals together, and I can even bring our baby boy to the office upstairs and have him sit and play in there so I can have conversations with an actual grown-up. :)

Heather - posted on 01/03/2009

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My husband drills/installs and repairs water well systems. He works all the time. And, if a nursing home or some other public building's water stops working, he has to get there to fix it right away. He's gotten calls at 3 AM and on holidays. He even drills year around--I get that question alot. In fact, 2 weeks ago he was drilling a well in a blizzard where we go 14 inches of snow.

Lynda - posted on 01/03/2009

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Hubbie is a Lumberjack! he hugs the trees first, then sings the "Lumberjack song" and fires up the chainsaw! Actually.....the technical term is an Arborist and he is one of the hardest workers I know. HIs work is quite technical and dangerous as he climbs dead trees, roping them down strategically to avoid hitting peoples houses, pools etc. YES, I would like too see him more often as he is home at 9pm in the Summer, however I have learnt to plan family getaways and invite people over regardless to help him slow down! He loves his work but family must come first...right?

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