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Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 4th December 2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,490
Posted By MikeAnd
Great interview... This information should be...

Great interview... This information should be helpful for a lot of small to mid-sized companies.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th December 2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,907
Posted By MikeAnd
My experience has been that as long as you charge...

My experience has been that as long as you charge more at retail for your products than your dealers, they don't tend to get too upset about it. I think that this is why most companies that sell...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th December 2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By MikeAnd
I agree that a pay per card model would be more...

I agree that a pay per card model would be more appealing to me.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 4th December 2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 107,505
Posted By MikeAnd
I've never done this, so below is my opinion and...

I've never done this, so below is my opinion and some guesses. Don't rely on these, althought they should hopefully be in the ballpark.

1) What kind of building is nessicary
Something that...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 4th December 2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,182
Posted By MikeAnd
I wonder if linkexchange is still in business?...

I wonder if linkexchange is still in business? This is precisely what they used to do.
Forum: Selling Ad Space 4th December 2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,386
Posted By MikeAnd
Instead of comparing it to adsense, I'd recommend...

Instead of comparing it to adsense, I'd recommend getting the rates for competitive sites and charging the same price that advertisers are paying to your competition. I think you'll find that this...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 4th December 2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 32,287
Posted By MikeAnd
There is also a business value calculator at...

There is also a business value calculator at www.bizbuysell.com that you might find useful in trying to come up with a value for your site/company.
Forum: Selling Ad Space 4th December 2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,145
Posted By MikeAnd
I think that you'll need to either offer equity...

I think that you'll need to either offer equity or commission to get the attention of most good advertising sales people.

I've seen commissions range anywhere from .5%-7%, depending on what their...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th November 2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,370
Posted By MikeAnd
I think that you might be surpised by just how...

I think that you might be surpised by just how thorough of a market analysis you can perform using Google.

Try googling your competitors, and looking at how they market, who they market to, what...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th November 2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,290
Posted By MikeAnd
I agree with mktgbiz. I think that you'll find...

I agree with mktgbiz. I think that you'll find that a lot of companies will be really interested in having you market their products or services to students by handing out flyers, promotional items,...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th November 2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,465
Posted By MikeAnd
This also sounds like a great deal to me. Just...

This also sounds like a great deal to me. Just make sure that you try to get every detail in writing.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th November 2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By MikeAnd
This could depend greatly depending on how the...

This could depend greatly depending on how the loan and the investments in the business are structured, as well as whether you have any business partners.

I'd talk to a lawyer and accountant who...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th November 2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,036
Posted By MikeAnd
In addition to networking with other wedding...

In addition to networking with other wedding vendors, I would try to find a prominent couple that's getting married in your area and offer to plan their wedding at a really reduced cost. I'd do this...
Forum: Marketplace 8th October 2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,719
Posted By MikeAnd
In addition to checking all of the big career...

In addition to checking all of the big career sites: Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, I would really suggest that you keep on eye on the employment section of your local newspaper.

It seems that...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 8th October 2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,936
Posted By MikeAnd
I haven't tried it, but it seems that dayparting...

I haven't tried it, but it seems that dayparting (targeting specific times of the day) is a concept that is really starting to catch on.

Where I live, they are now putting in digital billboards,...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th July 2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By MikeAnd
If it were me starting a company, I would sit...

If it were me starting a company, I would sit down with an attorney that specializes in startups and business formation and would have him take a look over my papers, give me his thoughts on the...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th July 2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By MikeAnd
Not knowing all of the facts and the...

Not knowing all of the facts and the circumstances, I would think that a pizza place might make a good business for the location. I was also thinking fast food, but then I was thinking about how a...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th July 2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,036
Posted By MikeAnd
It's great that you are already thinking about...

It's great that you are already thinking about marketing your business, as I believe marketing is the single most important task for entrepreneurs and startups.

If it were me, I would try to...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 5th July 2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,045
Posted By MikeAnd
It sounds like you are a developer. If it...

It sounds like you are a developer.

If it were me, I would think hard about trying trying to find a good marketing/sales/business development person who would be willing to work with you....
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 27th June 2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,960
Posted By MikeAnd
It is admirable that you are interesting in being...

It is admirable that you are interesting in being an entrepreneur and going after your passion.

If it were me, I would start out by doing as much research and reading into the book/publishing...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st June 2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649
Posted By MikeAnd
I'm not sure if this helps, but I usually need...

I'm not sure if this helps, but I usually need 2-3 months to get used to all of the policies, procedures, and nuances at a company when I first go to work there.

If it were me, I'd spend a few...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st June 2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,582
Posted By MikeAnd
Great question. As others have already said, the...

Great question. As others have already said, the value of the company is going to depend on a lot of factors.

I think that one of the key factors is going to be what the company does, how much...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 20th June 2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,742
Posted By MikeAnd
SoKyBiz's advice is right on target. ...

SoKyBiz's advice is right on target.

There's just one thing that I would add. Make sure that you find a business partner who's skills and experience complement your own. That is, if you are an...
Forum: New Member Introductions 20th June 2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By MikeAnd
Greetings

Hello Everyone,

I just came across this forum today and I'm impressed with all of the valuable advice that gets shared here every day.

I work for PartnerUp.com, which is a free online service...
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