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If you have an angel investor, what forms and documents need to be written and what needs to be filed?

You need to find a local attorney you can trust. They aren't all sharks--it's not nearly as bad as the myth. Get recommendations from local business people and interview prospective attorneys and... (more)

How do I start up a traditionally capital-intensive business with no money?

It's good to want things but if you're serious about it, change your attitude. People do manage to do what you want to do, but you have to be more realistic about it. If you don't have the money... (more)

Are radio ads worth buying if you're on a tight budget?

Radio is one on one marketing and works when you have a great message including a hook and you run it frequently. If you are on a tight budget my guess is that radio will be too expensive at the... (more)

How do I create a quick "elevator pitch" for my business?

Creating an elevator pitch - a 1 minute summary of what you offer your customer - is most easily done when you have the help of a really rude friend who will frustrate you with ignorant questions... (more)

How do we prepare to market our product at an trade show?

Don't plan on going home from the trade show with the most possible orders. For every order you close, you'll walk 10 prospects because you were "busy." Your goal should be the largest possible... (more)

How do we prepare to market our product at an trade show?

Don't plan on going home from the trade show with the most possible orders. For every order you close, you'll walk 10 prospects because you were "busy." Your goal should be the largest possible... (more)

How do I set up a marketing plan?

A marketing plan is a process, not a one time event. It starts by analyzing the market, doing competitve research and research with potential, lost and current customers where applicable. You may... (more)

How do I set up a marketing plan?

A marketing plan is a process, not a one time event. It starts by analyzing the market, doing competitve research and research with potential, lost and current customers where applicable. You may... (more)

Should I cold call or meet with potential customers directly to market my business?

An in person meeting is always preferred if possible, then you can see if there is good chemistry and it is a strong fit for what they need and you can offer. I know other businesses that have... (more)

How do I market internationally?

This is a very broad question so unfortunately it will be a broad answer. 1. Define your target market, ideal client and put a geographical component in this definition. 2. Develop your... (more)

How do I market internationally?

This is a very broad question so unfortunately it will be a broad answer. 1. Define your target market, ideal client and put a geographical component in this definition. 2. Develop your... (more)

What's the best homebased business to start?

Honestly, I don't think you're being realistic in your expectations of what you can accomplish online. It takes months if not a year or more to learn how to drive targeted traffic to a website and... (more)

Is it possible to raise money for a charity and keep some of it for yourself, like a salary?

If you set up a nonprofit, you are able to have salaries/wages. I would visit with a nonprofit specialist in your area because there are very specific details as to what you can and cannot do... (more)

How do I establish a good business model?

Business model will depend on the type of business you are looking at starting. You can use the following resources to help you: Small Business Development Center in your area www. (more)

How do I establish a good business model?

Business model will depend on the type of business you are looking at starting. You can use the following resources to help you: Small Business Development Center in your area www. (more)

Should I stop dreaming of being an entrepreneur and just be happy working for someone else?

Don’t stop dreaming, but temper your dreams with a dose of reality. Your lack of capital in itself needn’t defeat you, but combined with bad credit, it’s a red flag warning potential investors not... (more)

What is the best homebased business for stay-at-home moms?

I've run three different home based businesses since I became a parent. The first was a crafts business, which was easy to market but difficult to sell at the right price to make a reasonable... (more)

How do I get my foot in the door as a web designer?

The answer depends on what door you want to get into.If you want to create your own opportunities, build some of your own websites and experiment with driving traffic and dabble in affiliate... (more)

How do I get my foot in the door as a web designer?

The answer depends on what door you want to get into.If you want to create your own opportunities, build some of your own websites and experiment with driving traffic and dabble in affiliate... (more)

How do I find sponsors for a startup business?

First things first: You need a business plan that will show anyone who loans or invests money what they will get in return.  Generally, by actually writing the plan you will come across the... (more)
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