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Question added to topic Home Based BusinessJune 14, 2007

Is it a good idea to start an English hotline in a foreign country?

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)
Question added to topic Starting a BusinessJune 14, 2007

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)
Question added to topic MarketingJune 13, 2007

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)
Question added to topic MoneyJune 13, 2007

How do I calculate early projections for my business plan?

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)
Question added to topic MarketingJune 13, 2007

Does corporate gifting really give your company an edge?

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)
Question added to topic Home Based BusinessJune 13, 2007

Can I start a home-based business by writing poetry?

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)
Question added to topic Home Based BusinessJune 13, 2007

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)
Question added to topic MarketingJune 12, 2007

How do I advertise online?

A good place to begin is Google Adwords. You'll find a link to their very good tutorial on the home page at Google.com. Look just below the blank where we type our search strings and you'll see an... (more)
Question added to topic Starting a BusinessJune 12, 2007

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)
Question added to topic MarketingJune 12, 2007

How can I find someone to help me with a baby toy idea I have?

One place to start is your local Small Business Development Center, called the SBDC. There are about 1,000 of these in the US funded by federal, state, and local governments. They generally offer... (more)
Question added to topic MarketingJune 12, 2007

How do I sell an idea for a new baby product?

I have bad news for you.   It's extremely unlikely. Do a google source for "value of ideas" and you'll see what I mean. If it's a good idea you should be talking about building a company, of... (more)
Question added to topic MarketingJune 12, 2007

Is it possible to make money from a modification to an existing product if it is your idea?

It might be possible but it's extremely unlikely. There is no easy way to legally protect and own an idea. Laws protect inventions with patents and creative works with copyright but not ideas. Can... (more)
Question added to topic MoneyJune 12, 2007

Do I need a tax ID number?

The tax ID number depends on a couple of choices you make. If you have employees then you probably need one, if you don't have employees, then you probably don't. The best bet is to check with a... (more)
Question added to topic Starting a BusinessJune 12, 2007

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)
Question added to topic Starting a BusinessJune 12, 2007

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)
Question added to topic Your WebsiteJune 11, 2007

If you develop an LLC for a website that sells products, do you have to be registered with all the states in the US?

This is a question that's best answered by an attorney. It's been my experience that you don't need to set up a corporation or regsiter your business in every state where you receive... (more)
Question added to topic Home Based BusinessJune 11, 2007

How can I establish an internet or mail-order business?

First, you have to educate yourself on what it takes to start and maintain an Internet/mail order business and, education involves reading. Two good books to read are: "The Complete Idiot's... (more)
Question added to topic Selling OnlineJune 11, 2007

How do I get advertisers on my site?

Essentially what you're talking about building is a web community of travelers who are willing to share their experiences. To get advertisers interested in your web site, you'll need to... (more)
Question added to topic Home Based BusinessJune 11, 2007

What are the best places or methods to sell gel candles?

I think you should try a number of different approaches, to see what works best for your schedule and your expectations of receivables. Try selling home parties, at your Chamber of Commerce Busness... (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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