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How can I find potential investors based on my patent?

I'm trying to start a computer company and I have a patent. Where can I go to find and investor?
Technology

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

So if I'm registered in S.C., but people in Alabama are ordering my products off my website. Does that mean I have to register as a foreign state?
Starting a Business

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

How can I establish an internet or mail-order business? Would I have to have my own stock of merchandise or would it come directly from the supplier? We have managed a book store for the last nine years, but our company did not want to do business in MN any longer so they closed the store. Our management team knows how to run a bargain bookstore but needs a backer for some of the startup costs.
Marketing

How do I get advertisers on my site?

I bought the site resortrank.com and want to start a website where resorts are ranked by people who have been there, not resort critics. But this will be a free access website, so the money will come from advertising, therefore I need Expedia, Orbitz, or any other online travel booking company to pay to be put on my site. How do I get my name out there, and how do I get a company to pay to put their advertising on my site?
Starting a Business

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

I am starting a new business selling scented gel candles. In the past I have only sold candles to friends and family. I have also started selling at flea markets. I have just recently hired someone to make a website for me to sell my scented gel candles. But I want other ways to sell my products.
Starting a Business

Can you recommend a book for starting an online company?

I need to know about the kind of hardware I should have, how to set up credit cards on my website, etc.
Marketing

What kind of music can increase sales in a bar?

What music should I use to increase the sales of drinks in my bar? I run a rock night in a pub. The music will be played in between bands playing.
Marketing

Where do I find clients for a new printing company?

I'm contemplating starting a small printing business concentrating on run-of-the-mill orders from hospitals and the overflow from large printers. My job hours have been downsized from 40 hours to 24 hours. I had my own print shop 30 years ago for 25 years. I have been a printer for a local hospital that is close to bankruptcy. I need help in finding buyers to contact and figuring out where to start. I can finance equipment, but I also need a location that will not be expensive to rent.
Marketing

I have been chosen to expand a health insurance brokerage into two new counties. Where do I need to go to promote this expansion?

We have many types of policies. From five major medial plans, small group solutions, preexisting style policies, hospital and surgical indemnity plans. medicare supplements, HSA policies and AFLAC products. We are able to offer something in most cases so people have some protection.
Marketing

How do I narrow my leads?

I have a startup software company, my product is for businesses that use temporary staffing agencies. How do target businesses that uses these agencies? Most agencies will not reveal their clients, even on their websites.
Starting a Business

Should I quit my job and focus full-time on my business venture?

Hello, I am a mother with rent and alot of expenses. I have two business ventures that I am working on one is selling handbags and costume jewelry on the weekends at street fairs. The other is I do Professional resumes for people in my community. I want to take my handbag venture further and start designing my handbags. I get stuck and don't know what to focus on. I feel real positive about everything I am doing. I have good people surrounding me and alot of support. I am not afraid to fail but I want to know should I really quit my job or wait until my demand is overwhelming and then make a decision. Help, help, help!
Starting a Business

How do I compile a business plan?

How do I compile a business plan?
Marketing

Should someone with a part-time home business put a sign in their lawn?

My sister and I started a part-time administrative support business. We also have full-time jobs. Should we put a sign in our yard letting people know of our business? The only negative would be that no one would be home during the week. However, a sign is one of the most effective advertising methods. So far we've developed a website, posted flyers and business cards at libraries and local businesses and placed newspaper ads. I think the sign could help us attract more clients.
Marketing

How do I advertise for a cleaning business?

I have a small cleaning business but I need to advertise it. What do I need to do to get the word out to the public?
Starting a Business

Where can I find a business coach/advisor?

I'm starting a business and would like to speak to an advisor/coach.

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