A Change of Pace
Seeing as I'm less busy at the Lab, the most proactive approach I've come up with is to hire myself out as a camera operator for various events for other filmmakers. If I could get the hirer to purchase film, processing and telecine from me as a package deal this would be cheaper for them overall, postage costs would be minimal as well because I could bring and take all film stock to the event/lab personally. I would only have to post the processed films and dvd disk to the hirer when everything had been developed and digitized. After It's been shot, developed and digitized the hirer can edit the raw film as they see fit. This approach would give me time to develop, dramatically improve overall turnaround time and give me some extra cash for services rendered. I have all the equipment necessary to do this kind of work and I'm extremely handy with it. I have 3 high end Super 8 cameras, shoulder support, monopod, tripod, nice wide angle lenses etc... I could do your standard coverage or do something more specialist like time lapse shots.. Remember I don't only shoot and process my own film regularly but also have the privilege of watching other peoples endeavors on a weekly basis (a schooling in itself).
All the best