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How do I decide what price to sell my work on eBay?

The best place to start is by looking at what others are doing with similar products on eBay. Then make a list of what you like and what you don't like about how their shops are set up, what their... (more)

What should I pay an independent sales person?

Well - the best  I can come up with, given the info you've provided is - it depends. It depends on what kind of sponsorships these are, and the medium of the sponsorships (is it an online... (more)

In a seasonal business, how do I determine the cashflow and take advantage of the peak season of sales?

The obvious answer is to increase your capacity by either purchasing additional diesel generators or renting them only during the peak period.  It is common for sales people not to keep records.  I... (more)

Is moving from online retail to strictly wholesale a smart move?

I would sell via both distribution channels.  You might want to change the marketing name for one of the channels so there is not a conflict.  This is easy to do by creating a "DBA"... (more)

Is moving from online retail to strictly wholesale a smart move?

I would sell via both distribution channels.  You might want to change the marketing name for one of the channels so there is not a conflict.  This is easy to do by creating a "DBA"... (more)

I've been thinking about adding a Bubble Guru (www.bubbleguru.com) to my business site to speak directly with my visitors. Do you think this is a good idea?

When helping clients to determine if they need a new piece of technology, we always look at the following: 1) Why they think they need it and if the answer to that question is truly a need or a... (more)

I've been thinking about adding a Bubble Guru (www.bubbleguru.com) to my business site to speak directly with my visitors. Do you think this is a good idea?

When helping clients to determine if they need a new piece of technology, we always look at the following: 1) Why they think they need it and if the answer to that question is truly a need or a... (more)

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When helping clients to determine if they need a new piece of technology, we always look at the following: 1) Why they think they need it and if the answer to that question is truly a need... (more)

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)

Is it too late to start a career in the eBay market?

My opinion is it's never too late to start anything that's done effectively. It is a saturated market, so you might want to look into what could make your eBay store standout from the rest.... (more)

Would adding Web 2.0 technology help my web design business?

It depends on what your business objectives are and in what direction you're taking the business. Web 2.0 technology is great - that's my area of expertise - but, it can be a distraction if... (more)

How can I increase traffic for my website without spending a lot of money on advertising and promotion costs?

The best way to increase traffic is to provide visitors with compelling and relevant information. You can pay a service to send you visitors, but�if they're not interested, they'll... (more)

How can I increase traffic for my website without spending a lot of money on advertising and promotion costs?

The best way to increase traffic is to provide visitors with compelling and relevant information. You can pay a service to send you visitors, but�if they're not interested, they'll... (more)

How can I increase traffic for my website without spending a lot of money on advertising and promotion costs?

The best way to increase traffic is to provide visitors with compelling and relevant information. You can pay a service to send you visitors, but�if they're not interested, they'll... (more)

What is the best way to get customers to visit your website and keep coming back?

The best way to get customers coming back to a retail website is to provide them with more than just your merchansdise - give them helpful hints on how to use the electronics, for example. You... (more)

Where can I get a grant to start my business?

My honest opinion is that you have very little chance of getting a grant to start a shoe store no matter how good the idea. Grants are offered by governments and foundations and they have social... (more)

What's the best resource to find a bookkeeper?

I don't know the best resource but I'd go to the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and ask them. Also banks, chamber of commerce, other local business groups, plus the social clubs... (more)

Can you start any business without any money down?

Yes, you can start many businesses with no money down, so many that it's impossible to even start listing. Most of them are services. Think of businesses like graphic arts, landscaping, gardening,... (more)

Can you start any business without any money down?

Yes, you can start many businesses with no money down, so many that it's impossible to even start listing. Most of them are services. Think of businesses like graphic arts, landscaping, gardening,... (more)

Where can I find angel investers for a small business?

Start by asking your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC). There's a list of local contacts at www.bplans.com/sb/. They usually have good contacts with local investors and they are... (more)
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