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Most Recent Questions in Startup Basics

Question added to topic Startup BasicsFebruary 14, 2012

How Do I Partner with Another Startup Company?

You can associate or create a joint venture, where you retain control of your own part of the business. Discuss with an advisor or tax attorney the best fits for what you are doing and the... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsFebruary 2, 2012

How Do I Start a Hotel Business?

First, you'll want to get an idea of the market, its needs and the type of capital needed to launch this idea of yours. To do that, start by talking with people in the industry. You'd... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsJanuary 10, 2012

Are There Mentorship Programs for Product Developers?

There are many resources in the marketplace to help entrepreneurs develop a physical product. Before I go through some of them, it's important to emphasize a key element in developing a product... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsDecember 27, 2011

How Do I Sell My Homemade BBQ Sauce?

I suggest you begin quickly by getting some real person-to-person help locally. Depending on where you are, find the nearest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsFebruary 8, 2010

What should I keep in mind while starting an IT business?

1. Be very focused on your customers. Make sure that your company is solving a real problem that customers are willing to pay for. 2. Start small. Don't build up expenses or infrastructure... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsNovember 5, 2008

I am starting a web-based service business and don

Congratulations on taking the time to examine your business model and future revenue streams. If you take into account that many of the companies that did not survive the dotcom bust were... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsJuly 16, 2008

I ran an online business unsuccessfully before. I need guidance so I can be successful this time.

It seems you need to develop a plan that will serve as a guide, a map and a system to keep you on track. Talk to people in your industry, network and ask questions. You�d be surprised at the... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsJanuary 11, 2008

How do I run an eBay business from abroad?

Congrats on deciding to start an eBay business. EBay actually has a Global Trade organization dedicated to exactly this purpose. You might want to check it (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsOctober 20, 2007

Can I effectively get an internet biz off the ground relying solely on word-of-mouth?

Abosolutely! I built my own site completely via word of mouth, and it's now in the top 5000 US websites on the internet. Building a business via word of mouth takes a LOT of time --... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsSeptember 12, 2007

Do you know of a web host that has a reseller program that supplies everything from a website to tech support to my end customer?

I know that Hypermart.com has a reseller program and does offer support. I use their services. Verio is also a very good web hosting company with a full suite of support options. I would be very... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsSeptember 12, 2007

Do you know of a web host that has a reseller program that supplies everything from a website to tech support to my end customer?

I know that Hypermart.com has a reseller program and does offer support. I use their services. Verio is also a very good web hosting company with a full suite of support options. I would be very... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsSeptember 11, 2007

How profitable are websites that require paid memberships?

Congratulations on your new website! Websites that offer paid memberships are actually pretty successful and profitable. Many evolve into full-blown online communities because of their success.... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsSeptember 7, 2007

Should I offer free services at first?

I would never suggest offering free services unless I knew more about your business. I'm not a fan of business owners trading their time for free. But, here are my recommendations based on... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsSeptember 7, 2007

Should I offer free services at first?

I would never suggest offering free services unless I knew more about your business. I'm not a fan of business owners trading their time for free. But, here are my recommendations based on... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsAugust 14, 2007

How do I hire a web application programmer that is professional and in the price range of a small internet startup?

There's a few ways: 1. Find websites that you like and keep these in mind. 2. Ask your business associates about who has done their websites and for recommendations 3. Your local... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsAugust 8, 2007

How much capital should I raise if I want to start a social networking website with basic Web 2.0 functionality?

When building a Web 2.0 enabled website, you want to make sure that you have done a functionality assessment. Depending on whom you work with and their level of experience, you can expect to pay... (more)
Question added to topic Startup BasicsJune 11, 2007

Can you recommend a book for starting an online company?

Congratulations on your decision to start an online business! There are many great books available on how to start an online company. One of them is "Starting an Online Business for... (more)

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