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Old 1st February 2010, 01:47 AM   #11

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There is lot of suggestions you have got here, but i would like to say only that in which you are interested just do that thing. Because if you will follow your interest than success will follow you automatically.

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Old 1st February 2010, 07:46 PM   #12
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Default Picking a Micro-business

I have a too-long blog post about this that I'll link here.


Basically, I suggest you build a list of ten options (following a lot of the advice already given,) and then you use my Business-rate-o-matic to winnow down the list to your #1 choice.

For the most part, you build the "Top Ten List" by examining the stuff you know and the stuff that your friends and family think you'd be good at.

More than anything, though, I'd recommend that you focus on the MARKETING of the business instead of focusing on WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING. Of the hundreds of businesses I've experienced from the inside, the biggest path of failure is a failure to figure out the marketing. Likewise, the biggest mistake of most entrepreneurs is thinking that they can build the business and figure out the marketing later. Ouch.

Come up with an amazing marketing approach, THEN fit the product or service into that mold.

Best of luck!

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Old 2nd February 2010, 05:31 AM   #13

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I don't think you should start up a software related business, simply because you didn't like it. And you did not enjoy your work before. But the best, I think, is do what you want. You're interested in travelling so why don't you do business on travelling, such as travelling agency. Doing your interest will lead you to success. But not too soon as you started your business. But a lot of adjustment will occur, first how you will manage it. You aren't familliar on doing travel business. What is the steps, procedures and ways to manage it. It's totally different to your previous job. But there's nothing wrong, you can learn those things if you want.

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Old 9th February 2010, 10:53 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Jayson Orvis View Post
I have a too-long blog post about this that I'll link here.


I was interested in your post but got a 404 when linking to the referenced URL

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Old 9th February 2010, 12:25 PM   #15
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Default Diving..in business

Before diving into the ocean of business know first your ultimate reason as well as the risks. Sometimes it's easy to imagine and envisioned things but
realizing it is not that easy.
Well, most businesses needs capital and you need also to invest on tools/ equipments in setting up a business not to forget the manpower. Think on the things that you love to do by then start to convert it into a business.
People who loves doing the work they do will find joy and don't get easily worned out.

Think well..


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Old 9th February 2010, 01:27 PM   #16
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Before you dive into the biz world, know the risks first. Sometimes it's easy to visualize rather than realize your plan.


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Old 11th February 2010, 10:12 AM   #17
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That is a difficult questio answer in all honesty, it might help to know what type of business you would like to run, what are your skills, what are your passions, what could you see yourself doing everyday?

The affiliate idea is a good one, providing you have a good enough website that is bringing traffic for the goods you wish to sell, if not then your affiliate sales will not amount to much

I chose a career that I enjoy doing and one that supports what my husband was already doing

All the best and get your thinking cap on, pen and paper and start preparing your next business plan of attack

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Old 12th February 2010, 11:52 AM   #18

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Hi, I think you should share more about yourself as starting a business is solely based on your interests and your experience.
That way, someone would be able to guide you in a better direction.

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Old 13th February 2010, 07:07 AM   #19

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Hmm... That's hard. If you want to travel, why not become a pilot or something? Most business owners spend most of their time in the office instead of "travelling the world," -- unless they are involved in a multimillion-dollar international conglomerate.

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Old 25th February 2010, 07:17 AM   #20

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Personally I feel that you should follow your passion, especially when you are planning to start your own business. Think what you like to do the most and then find out all the possibilities in that particular field. I'm sure this will get you a much better result than just following the trend. Good luck!!!

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