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Postby Mel on Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:51 pm

If you could offer just one piece of advice to someone who is just starting out or perhaps still thinking about stating a new business, what would it be?
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Postby LorettaOliver on Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:26 pm

Don't fund your start up with a credit card .... :? Learned that the hard way a long time ago.

Take it one day at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. Plan ahead, but don't over-think every little thing to the point that you get stuck in a rut.

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Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
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Postby DeenaEsq on Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:50 pm

Please plan, plan, plan. I can't tell you how many people get into business, either by themselves or with a friend, and find themselves in a lawsuit and in danger of losing everything their family has because they didn't take time to set the business up properly. Or they have a falling out with their partner and don't know how to get away from the person because they never had a partnership agreement.

And for that matter, if you think something might be illegal or even bordering on it, please just call a lawyer and ask. Don't bury your head in the sand and hope you're right. Most legal problem could have been avoided with just a couple of simple questions...

It's always worth the time and money now to avoid the heartache later...


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Postby BethinArkansas on Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:40 am

If the new business will be Internet-based, learn all you can about keywords and why they are absolutely vital to your success.
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Postby busymomma on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:20 am

Once you have a plan in place, put it to use! Do not wait for the best time. Do not wait until you have every single piece of knowledge. Do not wait until you have it all perfected.

Business is constantly evolving, if you think you have it perfected then you are stagnate and your business will be in a sure decline. You've got to start in able to get to your goals.
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Postby Mel on Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:15 am

BethinArkansas wrote:If the new business will be Internet-based, learn all you can about keywords and why they are absolutely vital to your success.


I agree that keywords are important but I stink at doing them for myself. I do it for my clients all the time but when it comes to my own business, I'm very laid back about it. I do use keywords but I'm just not overly concerned about whether they are the perfect keywords.
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Postby Mel on Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:19 am

busymomma wrote:Business is constantly evolving, if you think you have it perfected then you are stagnate and your business will be in a sure decline.


Good advice. I think too many times, people get their businesses to a comfortable place and think it's perfect, they don't have to do anything else but let it glide along. WRONG! You have to continually look for ways to improve your business, adjust it to keep up with the ever changing needs of your customers and the internet.
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Postby Nell Taliercio on Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:28 pm

Research the idea well. You'll want to make sure it's a money making idea before you jump in. This may seem like common sense but I think many people think up a "great" idea and fail to do simple research to be sure other people are interested in it and buying.
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Postby cherie27 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:17 am

My advice is to be consistent and patient as the business will take around 1 to 2 years to be able to see the results.

Most people think that the business will start earning in 1 to 3 months. It is the wrong perception. It all depends on your effort and time on your business.
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