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From: "Craig R. Scott, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] options after closing a business
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 11:00:16 -0400
Based on what you have said you are not really closing your genealogy
business. You are just retooling it into something that is more workable
If you do work for people and you charge them, even just to recover
expenses, you still have a business. Money is exchanging hands which you
will have to account for.
If you are doing lookups, how is that kind of client any different from any
other client that you are charging.
It would seem to me that if you are doing lookups and charging for expense
that your time is still an expense.
I really don't see how your client base is going to be really any different.
Maybe you just need to consider yourself part-time.
Business and standards are apples and oranges. Failing to adhere to
standards, regardless of what you charge, will not help your new business
in anyway. Nor will your peers understand.
Just my two cents.
On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM, <> wrote:
> I am seriously thinking about closing my genealogy business since after a
> few years as
> it has never made money and other factors. It seems as if I am a good
> genealogist, but
> I had few customers and it has been a learning experience. I have
> recently renewed my
> APG dues and I have a website that doesn't need renewing until the middle
> of next year.
> I am thinking about going back to volunteering, as a independent, which I
> can put on my
> website although I am unsure if I can put I am still accepting clients on
> the APG site.
> Another issue is I think with doing look-ups I could charge for the
> actually costs (such
> as mileage, postage, and record) without having to be a business.
> What I didn't know is if I could still do in-depth research with using the
> BCG standard
> as I always done without issue. Any advice would be welcomed.
> Thank you,
> Amy Dunn
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