Business Questions

Increase your odds of business success: start with good people, make something customers actually want, and spend as little money as possible.

2 Votes
4 Answers
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Websites for helping choose a company name?

I found this very cool site that I thought I'd share with the community (I'm not affiliated with them)! http://www.panabee.com/ It helps you word play and create fun domain names... but it hasn't...

asked May 3 '11 at 09:18
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Agile Scout
113 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
3.39K Views
Someone wants to invest in my project

Someone wants to invest in my idea. I'm building this project and it's a very good idea. I'm thinking about starting my own company for this project. This person heard about my idea and he is very...

asked Mar 20 '11 at 10:46
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Luka
8 points

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0 Answers
2.65K Views
Do i need to get in touch with an organization to include it in my website?

I want to build a travel website. Do i need to get in touch with an organization to include it in my website? Lets say I want an option for people to book a room at Hotel x from my website. Do I...

asked Feb 13 '17 at 04:53
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Vineeth Nair
1 point

2 Votes
4 Answers
8.04K Views
Startup Marketing - Commission Based?

I own a computer repair business where all work is done remotely over the internet (serving throughout the US). I started this business on a shoestring budget and I'm trying to do my best at...

asked Jul 16 '11 at 00:47
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James
133 points

3 Votes
4 Answers
3.58K Views
How would you start finding business ideas? ("pain" that businesses or customers experience)?

This is for someone who is perfectly positioned to start a business (IT graduate, no expenses, saving all of his money, living at home and unchallenged at work). BUT.... he doesn't have any...

asked Mar 31 '14 at 15:30
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Clay Nichols
737 points

16 Votes
6 Answers
3.58K Views
Have the ideas, found the niche...what to do first?

I have found two completely seaprate niches, and identified the target markets for them both. I have comprehensive ideas and details on how the applications should work. I have a developer that I...

asked May 19 '10 at 08:00
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Kerry
113 points

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0 Answers
1.38K Views
What are some startup ideas that are working in other countries but have not arrived here in the US?

What are some business ideas that are working in other countries but have yet to be launched here in the United States?

asked Jun 6 '14 at 17:59
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1 Answers
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Is this a good idea: a site that ousts bad business practices?

There are a lot of companies whose bad business practices get ousted but don't reach mainstream press. And consumers are the ones that get the short end of the stick.Would it be a good idea to...

asked Jul 8 '14 at 01:29
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Fletcher Bolt
2 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
1.26K Views
Should you create a standardized recruitment process for a new startup?

I'm the business co-founder in our startup and creating processes to keep things running smoothly and being able to focus on sales.Should startups have a process in the place for hiring? If so,...

asked Jul 21 '14 at 15:03
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Ralph Setzer
9 points

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1 Answers
932 Views
Outreach to potential customers in order to pitch consulting services?

I'm just getting started with a consulting business and don't have any clients or personal network I can tap into to get the ball rolling.Is it ok to cold-reach potential customers that fit my...


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3 Answers
1.38K Views
What are some recession proof business on the web?

Offline there are tons of local businesses which are known to be recession proof (ex: laundromats). What are some web equivalent verticals that would qualify?

asked May 19 '15 at 22:25
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Britt Aaron
12 points

0 Votes
2 Answers
1.88K Views

2 Votes
3 Answers
1.01K Views
Does age matter in leading a company?

I was thinking to start something of my own. Sometimes, I feel I am too young to get all this started. I think I need to be more experienced. Any suggestion guys, what should I do? I know this is...

asked Nov 10 '13 at 05:34
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Habi
111 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
1.39K Views
bootstrapped startup needs to be creative about "enaging" with out of house expertise

Fanciful title really translates in simple English as this: We are (read I am ) a bootstrapped, cash strapped startup and I need to employ the services of outsite experts but want to a). minimise...

asked Jul 19 '11 at 21:09
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Voidstar
55 points

5 Votes
1 Answers
1.05K Views
How a company that uses a website like groupon calculates the minimum items they need to sell?

I have the intention of giving a try at one of those group buy like businesses that you can get prepared for you and start selling in your neighborhood or village. I understand, how the hold idea...

asked May 13 '11 at 19:44
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Sfrj
205 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
837 Views
How to fund a hardware business which requires a lot of capital just to start?

Apart from crowdfunding, how can someone build a wearable tech product business which requires at least $500K just to start? Are there any government grants available here in the US?

asked May 29 '14 at 17:10
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Kevin Bower
9 points

0 Votes
1 Answers
812 Views
How to start a business in a segment that you have no experience in?

Lets say I wanted to tackle the market that Uber is in, but have absolutely no experience in the space. How does one get up to speed with the standard practices and inside trade knowledge to launch...

asked May 20 '14 at 15:43
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Sally Gomez
2 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
718 Views
When should you get business insurance?

We are a startup that builds a online software (SaaS) for the B2B space. Our revenues are under $250K.At what point should we consider getting business insurance? In fact, when should any startup...

asked May 17 '14 at 14:10
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John Carroll
7 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
727 Views
Should you charge before building an enterprise product with a client?

Have an idea for a claims management application. I got one company who is in the selection process amongst other such software but they want to work with me to build something from ground up. I...

asked May 11 '14 at 18:59
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Jo K
11 points

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0 Answers
628 Views
How should I register my company?

Should I use an accountant, which is expensive, or a company formation agency which is cheaper?

asked May 7 '14 at 15:56
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Curious Lisa
1 point