I always hear people talk about "growth opportunities," but how can you judge when an opportunity is a growth opportunity? When is a good time to grow your business and what is the best way to go about it?
I've been in human resources for a long time and I'm desperate to change careers. I've been thinking of buying a franchise, maybe a mall kiosk with pretzels or cookies - something simple. I want to know if that's a bad idea and if I should stick with what I know if I buy a business.
I'm a college student and my parents are willing to buy a business for me (like a pizza franchise) but want me to work for a couple of years first. I would like to skip the grunt work and go right to being the boss. My grades are pretty good and I'm taking all of the business classes.
I currently have a small computer business with one location. We are getting by with a slight profit. However, there is a competitor 12 miles away going out of business and I have the option to get take over that building and phone number.
The landlord is willing to give me a great rate for a month-to-month lease. I have enough working capital for three months if I expand to a second location. Should I take this risk with the bad economy? My business attracts walk ins for PC repair and some b2b customers.
My friend lives in Dubai and owns a trading company there. I have special connections with auto part manufacturers in the U.S. Our main difficulty is finding any solid market research in Dubai or other large cities in UAE.
We need help finding out what the prices for receiving parts in the UAE area currently is. I have tried via e-mail but I have not received any responses that way so far. My friend lives in Dubai and could actually meet some people face to face but we don't really know where to send him.
As a growth strategy coach in Cincinnati, Ohio, I conduct educational seminars. Let's face it. Small business entrepreneurs are the backbone of our country and their success is what it will take to move us forward again and strengthen our economy during these uncertain times.
My mom makes this really good sala. At least, that's the opinion of more than 500 family and friends who have tried it. I know if I took it to El Paso or Pace they would want to bottle it themselves. How can I take this idea somewhere?
I reside in NYC and would like to know if I need to have any type of permission or license from the city before placing the benches around the city for a bench advertising business. If yes, what department do I get in contact with?