Wednesday, June 14th, 2006...7:32 pm

Help This Poor Soul Start a Hookah Bar in Oregon

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It’s hard enough to start a business. This excited young fella wants to start his own Hookah Bar in Eugene, Oregon and he wants to get a bit of support or words of encouragement. He is also wondering if it is a good idea to drop out of college to make the idea happen. Of course, I would say that he certainly should and that college is only preparing you for cubicle life, but I’m sure he’d rather hear what you have to say. Here’s his question:

I am an 18 year old college student, just about to finish his sophomore year in college. I am severely dissatisfied with school right now, and really have very little interest in continuing my education right now, although even if I go through with this, I would plan to go back to school within 3 or 4 years.

So here is the plan that has been brewing in my brain for the past few weeks. This is the first time I have actually put anything down in writing, so excuse me if it is a little bit rough around the edges.

The Plan

I live in Eugene Oregon, the land of the hippies. Hookah, the Middle Eastern smoking device, is very popular with college students in this area. I would like to provide a hookah bar where students can come, chill, study and smoke. I would also have small meals and coffee/tea for people who were there, although I don’t want to become a restaurant.

The other thing I should note is that I inherited a bit of money from my grandmother, and I think it would be enough to start this business with and keep it going until it is profitable. After the first few years I would find someone to manage it part time and go to school half time until I had finished my degree.

Am I crazy, or could this actually work? Am I missing anything big?

If you have a moment, drop by and give him some support or tell him how much of a dumbass he is being. It’s up to you. The link to his forum is here.

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  • I am an 18 year old from New Jersey. I am moving to Oregon on June 24th to persue an education hopefully ending up at UO. I have experience in business and have own my own since I was 15 years old. I had the same idea in mind and am interested in a partnership? write back on my email! I have a lot of New York City knowledge with lounges and bars, which is necessary in this field of business!

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