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If you have started a new small business, how can you start paying yourself to pay your personal bills?
No--do not pay your personal bills out of the business account. Hopefully you have created a business plan. You need to assess what the business can afford to pay you and you should visit with your... (more)
I'd like to sell my purses to local boutiques. How much profit % can I expect to make off each item?
You will need to do some research of the industry to find out what the normal markup is in your area of specialty. This is where it is important for you to have a clear understanding of your costs... (more)
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)
I am trying to get federal funds to open a large country convenient store. Where can I get an application for this type of business?
Go to your local bank to get an application for a business loan guaranteed by the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Call first, because not all banks work with the SBA but most do, and... (more)
I highly recommend a special report or article of your expertise. This positions you as an expert and sets you apart from your competition. Make sure that anything you create is related to the... (more)
Grants are not nearly as common or as easy as the TV commercials say. They are selling lists of government programs so they want to get you interested enough to buy their lists. There are some... (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)
This is why you want to do a business plan, because you want to answer this question for yourself before you get started. Has anybody else done such a hotline business in Austria? Are you aware of... (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)
How do I grow a thermoplastic injection mold tooling business in a no-growth domestic manufacturing market?
You sound discouraged with your "no growth domestic manufacturing market." Are you looking for a rationalization to give up? Sometimes giving up is the best thing. If you're considering it, read " (more)
Good luck to you. Use the resources at this Entrepreneur.com site to help you. Use business plan software to help you, the best of it offers you a tool that helps you organize and (more)
Corporate gifting absolutely gives your comapny an edge. When giving a gift, make sure it's appropriate and ethical does two things: 1) the receiver feels that you are thinking of them and... (more)
Very interesting question. Creative people use their talents to create income everyday. If you don't believe me watch the Oscars. It's not really a matter of "if" your skills can be... (more)
There is so many work-at-home internet sites for stay-at-home moms out there. How do I know it's not a scam?
We've all seen the cheesy websites: "Invest just $100 and Be a Millionaire in Two Weeks!" or "Make Big Cash Stuffing Envelopes!" Americans lose billions to fraud every year... (more)
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