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Forum: New Member Introductions 11th August 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By jgbreeden
If you are talking about a physical shop, you...

If you are talking about a physical shop, you have to go with the old real estate priority list: location, location, location. That means very expensive rent.

Consider what your profit would be on...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th August 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By jgbreeden
I can only speak about the technical issues. ...

I can only speak about the technical issues.

Wordpress is a great place to start. Anyone running a personal business that is dependent on the website needs to be able to update their own content,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 31st July 2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By jgbreeden
If you have money to hit the ground running but...

If you have money to hit the ground running but no business experience, I'd suggest a franchise.

Yes, you may wonder every month when making royalty payments whether it's worth it, but it's more...
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th July 2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By jgbreeden
Putting together two of your comments, "a lot...

Putting together two of your comments,
"a lot of companies that transfer home videos to DVD's and digital files cheaply" and
"people just can't justify spending the money to transfer old tapes",...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 28th July 2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,831
Posted By jgbreeden
A sports card shop for $160K, in a bad location....

A sports card shop for $160K, in a bad location. How many other potential buyers do you think he has? My guess would be zero.

If he's happy running the place, he may be willing to wait for years...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th June 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,781
Posted By jgbreeden
It all comes down to being relevant. Whatever...

It all comes down to being relevant. Whatever niche you are in, when someone types in a search on that topic, you need to have useful information on your site to be considered relevant to that...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 9th June 2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,222
Posted By jgbreeden
Can you share some analytics? Did most of that...

Can you share some analytics? Did most of that come from search or referrals?
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 7th June 2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,495
Posted By jgbreeden
Whatever you do, do not follow the path of Amy's...

Whatever you do, do not follow the path of Amy's Baking Company (google it).

It only disappears from search results when something else is deemed more relevant to the search. When someone types...
Forum: Website Development 31st May 2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,453
Posted By jgbreeden
"multi-device responsive design" sounds like...

"multi-device responsive design"

sounds like a marketing mouthful! :D I assume that means, "looks good on pc, tablet, and phone".

I think for most small business, a Wordpress site is hard to...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 30th May 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By jgbreeden
First, I have no legal training, the following is...

First, I have no legal training, the following is barely-educated opinion.

Having a partner doesn't really change liability. A general partnership is the worst, as you can both be held jointly and...
Forum: Link Development 24th May 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,613
Posted By jgbreeden
I recently ran across discussions in the Warrior...

I recently ran across discussions in the Warrior Forum (http://www.warriorforum.com) about the misconception about article publishing sites.

To summarize, it says that you don't publish for the...
Forum: Marketplace 6th May 2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,780
Posted By jgbreeden
How much merchandise currently sells from a...

How much merchandise currently sells from a second floor display? If I were selling goods that require visibility, I'd be hesitant to rent a second floor space.

Individual service providers or...
Forum: Small Business Finance 6th May 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By jgbreeden
Square is probably what you need. I have not used...

Square is probably what you need. I have not used them, but they claim no monthly fees. I think the swiper is only $10.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 3rd April 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,992
Posted By jgbreeden
The merchant account reselling business has a...

The merchant account reselling business has a nice advantage in the perpetual commissions, but it is highly competitive. Everyone who gets a new business license gets bombarded with solicitors...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 3rd April 2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,622
Posted By jgbreeden
Consider your own selling skills. Kitchen...

Consider your own selling skills. Kitchen installs will require face to face selling, e-commerce requires web marketing. House flipping requires negotiating skills that very few of us have, and must...
Forum: Questions About the Forum 29th March 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,398
Posted By jgbreeden
It's on the "Quick Links" menu.

It's on the "Quick Links" menu.
Forum: Small Business Finance 28th March 2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,752
Posted By jgbreeden
Software isn't required, but it doesn't take much...

Software isn't required, but it doesn't take much activity before it's well worth it. If you have used a Schedule C, then you know what numbers you need, so it's just a question of how you add them...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 28th March 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,385
Posted By jgbreeden
The biggest point from your description that...

The biggest point from your description that jumps out at me is your skill for collecting debts.

As you note, no one likes to do that, which makes it a more valuable skill. And leveraging that...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 20th March 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,995
Posted By jgbreeden
You'll certainly need a website for any business,...

You'll certainly need a website for any business, and you will most likely make some videos for good content, and eventually you'll find ways to make money directly from the website.

But until...
Forum: Small Business Finance 18th March 2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By jgbreeden
I agree with Alex that the interest should be...

I agree with Alex that the interest should be near "market rate".

Interest payments have nothing to do with labor. If the LLC has needs like property maintenance and bookkeeping, it should pay...
Forum: Small Business Finance 8th March 2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,476
Posted By jgbreeden
There's a difference between bookkeeping and...

There's a difference between bookkeeping and accounting. You can probably handle your own bookkeeping, which includes a lot of data entry, probably every week. It requires enough knowledge to...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd March 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,242
Posted By jgbreeden
Get the maximum marketing value into the name....

Get the maximum marketing value into the name. The more descriptive it is, the better.

That might mean narrowing the focus. For a single person business, it's good to keep the focus pretty narrow...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 27th February 2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,728
Posted By jgbreeden
First, don't quit the day job. There is no amount...

First, don't quit the day job. There is no amount of books or training that will save you from making some costly decisions as you learn. You should still read a book on starting a small business,...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 27th February 2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,335
Posted By jgbreeden
I'd guess it's all about the visual impact from...

I'd guess it's all about the visual impact from 30 feet away, or however far the typical customer walks by. What will catch their eye and get them to walk up, the monkeys or the game?
Forum: General Small Business Issues 27th February 2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By jgbreeden
My first reaction is no, a fashion/jewelry shop...

My first reaction is no, a fashion/jewelry shop cannot survive without high traffic.

However, if the online business is doing enough to justify paying for a space just so you can stock inventory...
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