Thursday, April 25, 2019
A reader wrote: What exactly is a franchise? In its most simple definition, a franchise is a business opportunity that allows the franchisee (possibly you) to start your business by legally using someone else's (the franchisor's)...
A reader wrote: Hi Dane, can you recommend a website where I can find business plans that I can modified and use as models of my own? Sure! BusinessPlanTemplate.net is a website with more than...
A reader asked: How does your newsletter and weblog earn income? You do so much work… finding these interesting articles … etc. Advertising mostly. Here’s how I accidentally fell into this. Photo by Tattooed JJ.
A reader asked: I have so many ideas for businesses that I don’t really know which one to start first? Everytime I start something, I get distracted by a new business idea. Help! What do...
Harry writes, "Can you suggest websites where I might contact people already in a dog walking/dog sitting business? I'm looking for hints & tips as to how to get started, upfront costs such as liability...
A reader wrote: I have a question about working from home. Can you work from home for a company based in Canada and you live in say like US (Florida). How does the currency work?...
A reader wrote: Hi Dane. I just posted up a new article that I thought might be of interest to you, given your site’s focus on new business opportunities. It highlights a...
A reader wrote: I’m struggling in my marketing. I understand that I advertise benefits and not features, but since some of my company’s products are, shall me say, odd, I don’t really know...
Does anyone use a standup desk? I've been looking at this standup workstation, and it is awesome, but at $579, it's almost as much as a new computer. Does anyone know of anything...
A reader wrote: My wife is interested in starting a Bed & Breakfast. She think’s it’ll be all roses, but I’m not sure. Do you have any information about what it’s really...
A reader asked: Why is the pizza the only food you can get delivered? What’s the history of pizza delivery? According to PizzaDelivery.com, in 1889, King Umberto and Queen Margherita had the privilege of...
A reader wrote: What do you think about starting a coffee shop? I think that many people think that they want to start a coffee shop, but, in fact, what they really want to do...
A reader asked: I am looking for good and new ideas in the medical field to introduce into Europe. Please help. What say you?
A reader wrote: Who said “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door?” Is it true? The phrase is usually attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson. The phrase is...
Every day my inbox is full of people with over-the-top business ideas. Someone always wants to know if I think their business will fly. Some of them will work, for sure, but here’s...
A reader wrote: Hi Dane, thanks for your recent post about the food truck situation in El Paso. I’ve been thinking about starting a taco truck myself. Do you have any resources...
A reader wrote: What business should I start? I have lots of hobbies and am sure I can find something, but how do I narrow it down to one that I will really...
Joan writes: How much money (do I need) to start a small retail business? What are the pros and cons I should be looking out for? You could start a retail business for as little...
Reader Emelia wrote: Thank you for your wonderful encouragement. I have a small graphic design company that I run out of my apartment. I would love to lease an office in...
A reader asked: Where can I sell my business idea? You can’t. Ideas by and of themselves are worthless. It’s the execution of the idea that has value. Do something, anything, with your idea...