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How do I grow a thermoplastic injection mold tooling business in a no-growth domestic manufacturing market?

I want to penetrate the medical device market which is extremely careful about taking risk with high liability with product litigation costs and the FDA. There are about 40 vendors of hot runner systems and a shrinking US plastics market.

Tim Berry

How do I calculate early projections for my business plan?

I'm having trouble making good predictions for the first three years on my business plan. Where can I find advice to crank out these numbers?

Tim Berry

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

I love writing poetry. This is my favorite pastime. I have always had a gift for writing but just recently started spending more time developing my poetry writing skills. How can I turn this into a money making venture that will generate more income?

Bunmi Zalob

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?

I am serious about working at home doing something on the computer. There are so many sites for work-at-home moms and it gets really overwhelming. I am not sure if it's a scam, it's hard to tell. Everything is like pay $49.95 and you'll be successful and rich. Or maybe I'll just be $49.95 poorer. Thanks.

Bunmi Zalob

How do I advertise online?

How do I advertise online?

Roy Williams

Where do I find a beauty product manufacturer ?

Hi, I want to open my own business. I have been thinking about creating an all natural spa/beauty line for some time now. I have so many products in my mind that I want to create (body scrubs, muds, shampoos, conditioners, fragrances, etc.) but there are too many products to be made by hand at the kitchen table. All of my products will be made "from scratch". Where do I find a reputable manufacturer for my products?

Brad Sugars

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

Are there any resources you can recommend to get started?

Tim Berry

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

I have an idea and a prototype of a existing product. It not only makes the product easier to use, but I truly believe it would sell. My only issue is how do i go about selling my product to a large company, what are the steps that I need to take?

Tim Berry

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

I have an idea for a product that I use everyday that consists of a simple modification. The modification is more or less for convenience. I made a prototype of the product to see if the modification would work, and I was not suprised that it did. It makes no sense to me why any of the companies that make this product have not come up with this idea. I would like to present this modification to the company to see if they would be interested, but I'm not sure how to go about doing so. I am also curious if I could make any money should the company, or any company that makes this product decides to use this idea. What can I do to make this idea a reality?

Tim Berry

Do I need a tax ID number?

I have started a small embroidery business. Do I need a tax ID number?

Tim Berry

What type of investor should I approach for a recruitment consultancy business?

I would like to start a recruitment consultacy. Whom should I approach and what will be the investment for this?

Tim Berry