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Many people have great ideas about starting a business but their expectations are unrealistic.  Some people believe that they have done homework but they have not done the proper marketing research.  I received a call regarding starting up a retail store.  What research did they do for location?  Basically they said, there were other clothing stores in a strip mall if if people go to them, they will buy lingerie from my store.  Is that sufficient research? (more…)


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You are tired of working for someone but you do not have enough money to buy a business.  What can you do?  There are a number of opportunities which you can look at which do (more…)


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Why should you buy a business?

August 31st, 2009

If you do not always want to be a follower, you should buy a business. What are the advantages of owning your own business? (more…)


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The first three years of a new business are critical and many of new businesses fail within that period to time.  Why do they fail?  Here is a partial list of reasons:

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You have decided that you do not want to buy a business, you would rather start your own business.  Before you open the door and start getting new clients, you need to be prepared. (more…)


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Whenever I speak to a group about franchising or tell someone I’ve just met what I do, the inevitable question is always “What’s the best franchise right now?” (more…)


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You have decided to buy a business or start a business and you now have to decide who will own the business.  There are many advantages and disadvantages of being incorporated vs unincorporated (more…)


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What is in a name?

February 27th, 2009

Is the name of your business unique?  Does it describe what you are doing?  Are you operating your business as a numbered company?  Many people do not like numbered companies if they are used as (more…)


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Before starting up a new business, look for an existing business for sale in websites like thebusinessplace.com to see if there is a similar business for sale with cash flow already in place.  (more…)


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Yesterday’s article highlighted the advantages of a start up business.  Here is a list of disadvantages

  • high risk of failure in first two years of operation (more…)

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