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How do I start my own collections agency?

Simple really. Set up a business, decide what it is you sell, how much you will sell it for, then marketing and sales kick in.  Be sure to register for any licenses you may need in collections. ... (more)

How do I start a business on a low budget?

<P>Probably the same way we all did - by starting small.</P> <P>In business you have two options: Start with what you have.  Most of us start after hours in the garage and with a... (more)

Should I offer different services under different business names, or all under one name?

<P>Simply put, yes - you can easily do it all under the one name.</P> <P>However, one of the keys to success in business is becoming known for something.  With so many services... (more)

Where should I sell my products?

<P>Great to see you want to give it a go.  That's the biggest step.  </P> <P>As for the business, start small, use word of mouth and get the products right.  Finding out which of... (more)

What is the best way to open a payroll company for small businesses?

<P>The best way to open any business is, obviously, with a big order from a big client on day one.</P> <P>Assuming most people will never have this, write a plan, raise the... (more)

I do not know how to bake or cook, but I have an idea for a cafe. It it feasible?

<P>Yes, your idea is definitely feasible.</P> <P>Often I find some of the best business owners are people who had very little experience in that industry before - mainly because... (more)

How do I start a market research company?

Market Research is a great business. And, getting started is like any business a matter of first putting together your business plan.  The business plan is more important for the process of... (more)

How do I start a credit repair business?

I can't tell you step-by-step how to start a credit repair business, from home or not, because I've never done it and I don't know that business. I can however point you to a lot of very good... (more)

How do I start a title insurance or real estate company from home?

I can't tell you step by step how to start a real estate or title insurance business, from home or not, because I've never done it and I don't know that business. I can however point you to a lot... (more)

How do I write a business plan?

Yes, I can help you. Take a look at the business planning articles on entrepreneur.com, including my monthly columns and others. Then if you want more take a look at the business planning articles a (more)

Why is it not reliable to get an equity line of credit (from your own house) to put on your own business? Why is it so risky?

This is an area where you will get many differing opinions. An equity line can be a very viable option in starting a business, just realize that you are putting your home at risk if you default on... (more)

Can I legitimately build a business credit line that is separate from my personal credit? If so, any suggestions ?

As an entrepreneur, your credit will be involved. While you can build credit for the business, it is going to be tied in with you when you essentially "are" the business. As any loans... (more)

How do I get recipes that I can feature on my site without having to worry about copyright infringement?

You need to request permission from the recipe creators to reprint their recipes. Most people are amenable to this and will usually have some sort of stipulation that you provide a link back to... (more)

Where do I find a beauty product manufacturer ?

Sounds like you're starting to experience some growing pains, and that's definitely a good thing. The perfect resource for finding a factory to manufacture your line of beauty products is... (more)

What type of investor should I approach for a recruitment consultancy business?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's very hard to generate outside investor interest in a recruitment consultancy business because there's no scalable product. Even if you are successful... (more)

How can I find potential investors based on my patent?

There's so much information out there that I think I can just point you in the right direction and get you started. There are books on this, and websites galore, and lots of different opinions too. (more)

How do I compile a business plan?

I could write you a book, in email, except that I already have and its posted free on the web. You can buy it for $20 at Amazon.com or www.paloalto.com, but its also at Hurdle: the Book on Business... (more)

Where can I find a business coach/advisor?

Great question and it just so happens I can answer that one easily. www.actioncoach.com is my company and as the largest company doing this in the world (1000 offices in 24 countries) I am sure... (more)

What should my business proposal say?

Starting a business is a great step. And putting together a proposal is obviously about bringing together ideas, people and capital. The proposal should sell your business idea to a potential... (more)
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