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    Don't spend your money on this. With that...

    Don't spend your money on this.

    With that said, I just had a very interesting opportunity show up. It is a business purchase that is an almost perfect fit for my shop. I'll for the sake of the...
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    I wouldn't do text message marketing for B2B - at...

    I wouldn't do text message marketing for B2B - at least not to me. It will be assumed as either spam at best or phishing at worst.
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    Interestingly, I had a similar discussion today. ...

    Interestingly, I had a similar discussion today. Your overthinking it. For the most part, the only time your price will change, from one customer to another, will be due to either larger purchases...
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    Pictures and a listing of your machines and...

    Pictures and a listing of your machines and capabilities can go a long way. Having open spindle time, allowing for a quick turn, doesn't hurt either.

    Any time you try out a new vendor, whether...
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    Looks like your margins are light, but if this...

    Looks like your margins are light, but if this customer/distributor is buying consistently and paying COD than you shouldn't get hurt too much when the inevitable "oops" happens. Any way to cut the...
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    Sounds like you're getting into building machine...

    Sounds like you're getting into building machine fixtures. I don't think there is much of a retail market but I know there is a market for custom part testing fixtures.
  7. How, exactly, is this relevant to the original...

    How, exactly, is this relevant to the original topic?
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    I've done this so I'll try to answer some of...

    I've done this so I'll try to answer some of these:

    1. Anything and everything. If there is a possibility of paperwork, get it. This will range from financials to maintenance records to employee...
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    So let's take this to the next logical step. ...

    So let's take this to the next logical step. You've gone out and bought a screen printing machine; how are you going to turn that investment into cash flow and the cash flow into profit?
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    Welcome, Before we can give you any direction,...

    Welcome,

    Before we can give you any direction, let me ask you a question - Why screen printing?
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    Hold on a minute. Is the OP seriously asking us...

    Hold on a minute. Is the OP seriously asking us how to cheat? Not only that, but the 2nd post approves. Methinks something is amiss here.
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    I forgot about this. If moving will not affect...

    I forgot about this. If moving will not affect your business from a product and customer point of view, than your next call should be to either a business lawyer or business accountant based in...
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    ERP software. Some are cheaper (JobBoss around...

    ERP software. Some are cheaper (JobBoss around $100/month) and some are a little spendy (Netsuite at $1000/month). Take your time and do your research.
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    Leaving taxes to the side, how would moving to...

    Leaving taxes to the side, how would moving to Tennessee affect your customers and your delivery of products or services?
  15. Why Chinese companies? Why not look for a local...

    Why Chinese companies? Why not look for a local job shop for 50-100 units as a prototype and take it from there?
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    Welcome, tell us a bit about your business.

    Welcome, tell us a bit about your business.
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    Get yourself a good business accountant. They...

    Get yourself a good business accountant. They will save you more money in the long run than they cost.
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    I think Quickbooks is one of the most popular...

    I think Quickbooks is one of the most popular programs available with compatibility to most, if not all, online banking systems. Unfortunately, it appears that they have gone the route of monthly...
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    Be careful when signing up for programs like...

    Be careful when signing up for programs like these. Quite often they are a lot of hype with very little depth.



    What would make you ready to take on clients? What level of training do you...
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    Welcome Rebecca. I can't help you too much...

    Welcome Rebecca.

    I can't help you too much with getting started other than suggesting that you start putting the word out that you're looking to take on new clients. I will however recommend that...
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    Can you explain your reasoning behind this? It's...

    Can you explain your reasoning behind this? It's a very generic response that I usually only hear spoken by those who have never run a business.
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    How will images generate interest for your specific business?
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    Simply put, he would buy equity with cash. I...

    Simply put, he would buy equity with cash. I would use a fair market value to determine price (you can discount the price if you choose) at the time he would be purchasing the shares.
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    Welcome and I must say that wasn't too long. ...

    Welcome and I must say that wasn't too long.

    Base the equity split on real dollars contributed. If you put up $15k you get 100% of the equity to start. You can include options where your...
  25. What kind of small business startup requires...

    What kind of small business startup requires property and millions before prototyping and proofing is done? As Beetee asked, what type of business and where?
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