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How would you go about selling your business without a business broker?

I am thinking about selling my tanning salon but can't afford a business broker. I don't want to make mistakes with selling the salon. Any suggestions as to what you would do in my shoes?
Tim Berry

How would you go about selling your business without a business broker?

I am thinking about selling my tanning salon but can't afford a business broker. I don't want to make mistakes with selling the salon. Any suggestions as to what you would do in my shoes?
Brad Sugars

How would you go about selling your business without a business broker?

I am thinking about selling my tanning salon but can't afford a business broker. I don't want to make mistakes with selling the salon. Any suggestions as to what you would do in my shoes?
Rosalind Resnick

Am I using enough sales and marketing strategies?

I started my cleaning company about two months ago. I have a great look, a great design, and an unlimited number of services. I do most all of the marketing myself. I target many businesses, call them by phone, ask the manager for permission to bring my info to them, then take my portfolio that I create to them personally so I may thank them in person for taking the time to look at my info. Perhaps I'm just impatient but I'm trying to cover my entire area. Should I be doing anything differently or stick with the gameplan?
Kim T. Gordon

Am I using enough sales and marketing strategies?

I started my cleaning company about two months ago. I have a great look, a great design, and an unlimited number of services. I do most all of the marketing myself. I target many businesses, call them by phone, ask the manager for permission to bring my info to them, then take my portfolio that I create to them personally so I may thank them in person for taking the time to look at my info. Perhaps I'm just impatient but I'm trying to cover my entire area. Should I be doing anything differently or stick with the gameplan?
Al Lautenslager

Am I using enough sales and marketing strategies?

I started my cleaning company about two months ago. I have a great look, a great design, and an unlimited number of services. I do most all of the marketing myself. I target many businesses, call them by phone, ask the manager for permission to bring my info to them, then take my portfolio that I create to them personally so I may thank them in person for taking the time to look at my info. Perhaps I'm just impatient but I'm trying to cover my entire area. Should I be doing anything differently or stick with the gameplan?
Margie Zable Fisher

Am I using enough sales and marketing strategies?

I started my cleaning company about two months ago. I have a great look, a great design, and an unlimited number of services. I do most all of the marketing myself. I target many businesses, call them by phone, ask the manager for permission to bring my info to them, then take my portfolio that I create to them personally so I may thank them in person for taking the time to look at my info. Perhaps I'm just impatient but I'm trying to cover my entire area. Should I be doing anything differently or stick with the gameplan?
Pattie Simone

How can I grow my florist business?

I own a florist shop in a small town of 2,300 people. Thirty-five percent of the town is probably at the poverty level. What can I do to grow the business when I have competition from the local grocer, local drug store, and Walmart?
Rosalind Resnick

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

I am developing a business plan for a cooking school for kids and adults. Target market would be primarily ages 5-14 but would like to offer up cooking parties for adult groups as well as corporate team building with cooking themes. I don't want to eliminate adults but primarily my revenue would be coming from kids. Any suggestions on how to come up with an effective and catchy name?
Bonnie Price

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

I am developing a business plan for a cooking school for kids and adults. Target market would be primarily ages 5-14 but would like to offer up cooking parties for adult groups as well as corporate team building with cooking themes. I don't want to eliminate adults but primarily my revenue would be coming from kids. Any suggestions on how to come up with an effective and catchy name?
Kim T. Gordon