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Old 19th January 2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hello all. I am very happy that I found this wonderful site and hope it will help me as I will also try to help others if I can. I sold consumer electronics a few years ago at a local auto detail shop and through Ebay. The larger dibtributors flooded Ebay and put us lil guys out of biz . I would like to know if there are any companies out there that can give me ideas on business to start. How can I research geographiacal areas to see what is marketable and how do I find info for grants for economic development? I live in an area where alot of factories closed alot of businesses are closing due the ripple effect. So basically what I need alot of help.
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Old 19th January 2005, 02:29 PM   #2
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Howdy! I think the best place to start is the SBA and SCORE. They have lots of information and free counseling available for startups, and can help you put together a loan package.

One good way to do some research on your geographical area is to let your fingers do the walking through your local yellow pages. Check your prospective competitors' web sites and see what their offerings are like. This could give you some idea of the lay of the land.

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Old 25th January 2005, 06:22 AM   #4
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Hello all. I am very happy that I found this wonderful site and hope it will help me as I will also try to help others if I can. I sold consumer electronics a few years ago at a local auto detail shop and through Ebay. The larger dibtributors flooded Ebay and put us lil guys out of biz . I would like to know if there are any companies out there that can give me ideas on business to start. How can I research geographiacal areas to see what is marketable and how do I find info for grants for economic development? I live in an area where alot of factories closed alot of businesses are closing due the ripple effect. So basically what I need alot of help.
Any input,advice or directions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Harvey
Hi I just started on this page too, maybee we could work together on some of our "newbee" problems! Please drop me a line two!
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