UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (3) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: Jim2B Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 59  
Subject: How to get started. Date: 3/27/2006 2:04 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
Hi all,

I'm a normal working Joe but I've had an idea for starting up my own business on the side.

I've got a lot of ideas and have worked out *some* of the details but I have no experience or education in this sort of thing.

More specifically,

My idea has minimal *required* start up & operating costs but various purchases will make continuing operations much simpler. I plan to fund these from income assuming my services provide that income :).

Since my idea will be services rendered to people or small businesses, I'll need some sort of advertising. This I have not budgeted for and have no real ideas for what to do or how much it'll cost. My basic assumption is that I'll try word of mouth to start. Do you have any ideas?

Since my idea is computer related services, I'd like to get an internet site going (for advertising purposes too). I have basic web development skills but have no experience with commercial web development.

I believe that at some point, people are going to want to pay by Credit Card, but I have no experience with this sort of thing.

I believe that it'd be best to separate my personal accounts from my side business accounts, do you have any suggestions?

I suspect that using something like Quicken for small businesses would be beneficial.

What sort of other information should I be looking for?

Thanks!

Jim
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (3) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Apple

Wal-Mart Nixes Apple Pay
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement