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iyemstoopid
« on: April 18, 2004 07:53:01 PM »

Hi everyone,

I'm new here, roaming around these boards and looking to start a small online business. I'm entirely new to the small business scene so perhaps you could give me some suggestions and tips to start. Hopefully this is enough of a craft to be posting here. I was planning to sell a japanese plant called marimo, sold in glass jars, essentially a green ball of algae which I know may sound odd but it is considered a national treasure in japan. minimal care, change the water, look at it. Its a really awesome plant, and pretty small. there are lots in japan but not yet to hit the american scene yet.

Thanks everyone
alan
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Goddess
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004 07:54:42 PM »

ok, so you're in american or japan? My suggestion would be to go to your local small business administration if you want a brick & mortar location....or start a website! do you have any photos of the plant you are  inteding to sell? sounds interesting.....
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iyemstoopid
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2004 08:18:14 PM »

Im in america, but got the idea because my sister is an english schoolteacher in japan. i forgot to say I wanted to start a website, because that would work best with my schedule.


thanks
alan
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Goddess
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004 11:58:22 PM »

those are cool...you'd have to really get your name out there since people out in these parts have no idea what those are.

so, buy a domain name, get a hosting service, set up a shopping cart take some pics and get goin'! good luck
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iyemstoopid
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2004 08:06:57 AM »

 Grin
awesome i probably will, also are there things im supposed to know about starting an online business, business/tax related things? is there anything else i should know for now?

thanks,
alan
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