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honorhappy
« on: December 12, 2003 02:33:49 AM »

A couple of close friends and myself have decided to start an online herbal/all natural and crafts business. It will have an alternative religion slant.  Currently we are doing research not only on what products we would like to sell, but also on the financial and legal aspects of starting a business.  My brain is swimming with multiple ideas, but I am not sure the best way to organize them and the steps needed to make this business a success, which is what we all really hope for.  Any advice from people that were in my situation would be appreciated, as well as references for other places to look for more advice.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2003 07:05:12 AM »

First, go to your local book store. I work at a  Barnes & noble and there area TON of books vailable on how to start a business that will hel pyou to organize. Good Luck!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2003 10:44:36 AM »

i'm in a similar situation at the moment and i have to say, writing everything down really helps.

maybe that sounds obvious but it really helps me to de-clutter my mind.

if you keep a journal, plus also a folder with relevant leaflets, paperwork, mag articles etc it helps you keep everything organised. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2003 07:45:15 PM »

i started out at the state government website (i live in nebraska).  i downloaded all the forms i needed from there, they had a small business start up guide page.  i would also suggest cozying up to a banker, or at least making an appointment at your local bank to help you get a business account set up.  when i did that, i learned many things i didnt know. it also helps to have an accountant as a friend (or step-mom, in my case), they will help keep you out of trouble.

one thing that jumped up and bit me was that i had to get my business name copyrighted before the bank would let me open any business accounts.  this involved having a legal notice published in the local paper at a cost of $150.00.  i wasnt prepared for that expense so just thought i would warn you.  but maybe it is different where you live? feel free to email me or whatever if you have any other questions!

this is my first post, hope i did it right!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2003 02:53:50 AM »

$150?? ouch  Tongue

well, i guess it's true what they say... you gotta speculate to accumulate...
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2003 08:25:12 PM »

Yeah, definitely get yourself a notebook to keep track of everything.  Get one with dividers so you can have a section for web stuff, legal stuff, money earned, etc.  Or whatever sections you think you need.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2003 12:08:06 AM »

Thanks for the ideas and advice...did the $150 fee apply to a physical business location or an internet business as well?
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2003 01:51:48 PM »

i have a website, no actual store.   but the $150 fee was the cost of running the ad in the paper.  it was required to copyright my business name.  the bank made me do that, they wouldnt open up an account for me unless i had my name copyrighted, so others couldnt do illegal business in my name, not sure why they would, but hey.  the actual getting of the business license was only $10 or something cheap, it was just that dang newspaper ad that cost so much.
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