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Forum: Affiliate Marketing 13th April 2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,329
Posted By davidm4210
good advice!

good advice!
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th April 2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,900
Posted By davidm4210
creating a website will make you more money than...

creating a website will make you more money than selling on someone elses money but the hard part is generating significant traffic. WHen you start off, you probably need to look at amazon or ebay...
Forum: Small Business Finance 13th April 2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,436
Posted By davidm4210
Self funding of course keeps your self in control...

Self funding of course keeps your self in control and gives you the most profit. But if not having capital is keeping you from expanding, then you should look into raising capital.
Forum: Marketplace 13th April 2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,858
Posted By davidm4210
Seems like there are better investing options...

Seems like there are better investing options than solicitating random people online. Your setting yourself up for a scam. Just being honest
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 13th April 2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,206
Posted By davidm4210
Is it possible to expand your snack business?...

Is it possible to expand your snack business? Perhaps outside of the school? Maybe you could look into vending machines
Forum: Small Business Finance 13th April 2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,753
Posted By davidm4210
Liquid cash is always the most important

Liquid cash is always the most important
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th April 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,180
Posted By davidm4210
Def hold onto your job. Having two jobs might be...

Def hold onto your job. Having two jobs might be tough but it will give you an idea of what direction your new compan yis headed before you make the leap.
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 13th April 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,161
Posted By davidm4210
PPC is tough to manage. It requires a lot of...

PPC is tough to manage. It requires a lot of research and trial and error. I would reccomend a low budget to start. Maybe even limit yourself to a few clicks a day. It can be tough to start so...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 13th April 2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,228
Posted By davidm4210
I would def reccomend a day care center out of...

I would def reccomend a day care center out of your house at first. The start up cost would be low. Your major expense would be insurance but not much other than that. Than you could take your 20k...
Forum: Small Business Finance 13th April 2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,765
Posted By davidm4210
Invest in an area you have an intrest in. It...

Invest in an area you have an intrest in. It will help you to want to research it more and stay up with it. If you have any intrest in real estate, thats a good place right now becasue the market...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th April 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,521
Posted By davidm4210
I know this is old but I dont think a 401k is the...

I know this is old but I dont think a 401k is the way to go. It makes more sense to do an IRA because the money is pretaxed. SOunds bad but would you rather pay taxes on your money before it grows...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 8th November 2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,746
Posted By davidm4210
Many companies provide cookie cutter displays. A...

Many companies provide cookie cutter displays. A custom display is of course more expensive but is worth its weight in gold. Especially because it can be used for years. The display is your first...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 8th November 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,989
Posted By davidm4210
Good advice. I use a broadband card for my home...

Good advice. I use a broadband card for my home office and it works very well. The only issue is I typically gover over the data usage. But I have never had a problem getting a signal at a trade...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th November 2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,914
Posted By davidm4210
Welcome aboard! I would be interested in hearing...

Welcome aboard! I would be interested in hearing how you help draw crowds at trade shows. We build the best exhibits on the planet. Perhaps we could work something out that would help us both.
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 8th November 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,088
Posted By davidm4210
I would be interested in hearing more about the...

I would be interested in hearing more about the data that shows the ROI is better on an online trade show.

Certainly the costs would be better. But you lose the ability to sell to people face to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th November 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,437
Posted By davidm4210
I agree with the Big O. A trade show would not be...

I agree with the Big O. A trade show would not be a good to set up an exhibit with your idea before it is ready to be sold(copyrighted, built, etc).

But it might make sense to go to a trade show...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 8th November 2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,510
Posted By davidm4210
I agree with the Big O. A trade show would not...

I agree with the Big O. A trade show would not be a good to set up an exhibit with your idea before it is ready to be sold(copyrighted, built, etc).

But it might make sense to go to a trade show...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 26th October 2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,012
Posted By davidm4210
By far the biggest mistake companies make is...

By far the biggest mistake companies make is skimping on the Exhibit itself. No matter how good the product or the salesman...the booth itself is the first and biggest impression.

WIth this...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 26th October 2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,525
Posted By davidm4210
Cross fit is becoming very popular. Its not just...

Cross fit is becoming very popular. Its not just a workout. Its a lifestyle. Something that is tough for the chains to replicate without a lot of effort on their part.

Checkout a site like...
Forum: Computer Software 26th October 2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,315
Posted By davidm4210
The problem with spending a couple hundred...

The problem with spending a couple hundred dollars for a tune up is that laptops are as low as 500 dolalrs for a qulaity one. And if just want one with the basics you can get one for under 300. ...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 12th October 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,907
Posted By davidm4210
I thought this was a good questions. I am...

I thought this was a good questions. I am curious if many people go to more than a few a yr.
Forum: General Offline Marketing 12th October 2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,048
Posted By davidm4210
Personally I LOVE the idea. As others have said,...

Personally I LOVE the idea. As others have said, the key is getting them in the correct hands.

Perhaps you could use it as a real soft sale at businesses you want to solicit. Instead of...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 12th October 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,552
Posted By davidm4210
Cost is tough to discuss without knowing much...

Cost is tough to discuss without knowing much about what you are looking to do. You can find local trade shows for a few hundred bucks. Conversely, large shows can cost thousands.

The displays...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 12th October 2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,919
Posted By davidm4210
I am not sure why someone would say that. What...

I am not sure why someone would say that. What industry are you in? Do you have any idea why they would say that?
Forum: New Member Introductions 12th October 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By davidm4210
Perfect!! Thanks. I figured this might be a...

Perfect!! Thanks. I figured this might be a redundant question. Thanks for directing me in the right place!
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