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Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 23rd February 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,062
Posted By kendvp
Good luck with your plan. The weak spot that I...

Good luck with your plan. The weak spot that I can see in your plan would be the opportunities and risk assessments, if you can write that part up and post it here, do so. In this economy, all I see...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd February 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,187
Posted By kendvp
One thing you got going for you is you know...

One thing you got going for you is you know exactly what it is that makes you stand out from your competitor, you just need a way to get the word across. First thing that comes to my mind is a home...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 15th February 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,195
Posted By kendvp
Construction, I am a contractor that does...

Construction, I am a contractor that does residential remodels. The research I've found on operational plans mainly focuses on business that involve the sale of merchandise. Construction is a service...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 4th April 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,917
Posted By kendvp
I think that depends on what state you are in....

I think that depends on what state you are in. Starting a business and collecting unemployment is totally acceptable in Washington.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,069
Posted By kendvp
Well I meant something like experience working at...

Well I meant something like experience working at a bank, writing mortgages. Interesting link, is it reputable? I sensed a little gimmikyness in it when I read "many quickly decide to go full time...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,069
Posted By kendvp
I see, kind of sounds like you answered your own...

I see, kind of sounds like you answered your own question. It would be hard since banks are struggling already. But if you did market research and saw the opportunity, I'd say go ahead.

Sounds...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,069
Posted By kendvp
I know nothing about that business, so I won't...

I know nothing about that business, so I won't offer any advice. But why is it banks aren't giving out loans right now?
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,069
Posted By kendvp
I'm having the same problem with my threads, the...

I'm having the same problem with my threads, the activity seems kind of slow around here :dunno:

My dad bought a restaurant franchise when I was in high school. He bought a Taco Time, don't know...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,705
Posted By kendvp
Post your location, licensing is different in...

Post your location, licensing is different in every state. When I started my contracting business, I think I just Googled "starting a business in Washington" And got most my answers. Then I called...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,717
Posted By kendvp
That it does. I am always thinking back to my...

That it does. I am always thinking back to my childhood aspirations and to how I am applying them now.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,736
Posted By kendvp
What about hidden text? My business is a service...

What about hidden text? My business is a service that only deals with people locally. So I was thinking of using the names of all the surrounding cities in my area and putting them into hidden text...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 19th February 2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,195
Posted By kendvp
Was it a noob question? :scratchhe

Was it a noob question? :scratchhe
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th February 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,917
Posted By kendvp
So with all this put together, I assume you had...

So with all this put together, I assume you had the idea of opening a sports store in the back of your head?

Opening a store is probably your only option given your experience. However, in this...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 19th February 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,195
Posted By kendvp
Operational Plan

Any tips on putting one together? I did some research here http://www.business-plans-guide.com/operational-plan.html but found it kind of limited. I didn't find any decent books on the subject...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 31st May 2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,621
Posted By kendvp
Interesting read, I would mention checking the...

Interesting read, I would mention checking the companies financial records before purchasing. That's the most important step if you're going to buy a business IMO. If they don't have any financial...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th May 2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,669
Posted By kendvp
Thx Torka, yeah I went to the bank and asked the...

Thx Torka, yeah I went to the bank and asked the bank manager all that stuff, he pretty much said what you said.

As for seeing an accountant, I was thinking of waiting until I have to file my tax...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th May 2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,669
Posted By kendvp
Business Accounts

So here is where I'm at. I just started my own company as a general contractor and got my first job last week. I wanted to wait on opening a business account until I actually got some work. So I did...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th May 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,332
Posted By kendvp
$16,000 doesn't sound that bad. My dad owns...

$16,000 doesn't sound that bad. My dad owns stores like that and I think he paid over $20,000 for a cash register set up with a computer in the office. It's an important part of his business so it's...
Forum: New Member Introductions 3rd May 2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Hi
Views: 1,316
Posted By kendvp
Friendly? I don't know if I trust friendly, I...

Friendly? I don't know if I trust friendly, I need honesty. But yeah I think I will learn stuff too. Welcome to the forum!
Forum: New Member Introductions 3rd May 2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Hi
Views: 1,080
Posted By kendvp
Thank you for the responses guys, yeah I'm sure I...

Thank you for the responses guys, yeah I'm sure I will find some helpful info here. I will post my specific questions soon.
Forum: Computer Software 2nd May 2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,865
Posted By kendvp
With all the stuff I want, I would need a new...

With all the stuff I want, I would need a new computer. I can only go so far with upgrading, being that I have a mid tower. I need a full tower to make room for the new video cards that are out, and...
Forum: Chat 1st May 2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,852
Posted By kendvp
Yes How can anyone not believe in luck? If I...

Yes

How can anyone not believe in luck? If I flip a coin and you call it in the air, say you get it right, is that luck or skill? Or am I misunderstanding the question?
Forum: General Small Business Issues 1st May 2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,506
Posted By kendvp
I believe you have 90 days to file a lien. If day...

I believe you have 90 days to file a lien. If day 70 has past, then I would get an attorney now and review your options. Don't wait too long on something like this.
Forum: New Member Introductions 1st May 2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Hi
Views: 1,080
Posted By kendvp
Hi

Hello, I'm Ken from Seattle, WA. Just last month I got my general contractors license and am in the process of finding work in construction. I haven't worked for a real company since October 2008,...
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