Hello YA, I am very new to this and still very young ( 18 years old). I am tired of working at McDonald's, it's so crazy there ( not all McDonald's are as crazy like the one I work at, most aren't ) and have been thinking of becoming a retailer. My aim is to start small, with no employees and my house being my office and place of business. What are the legal requirements for me to become a retailer? Also, I live in the state of Arizona. Also, I have no clue about doing taxes as a self-employed. One more thing, when would I know when to order more items before running out? Isn't there an efficient way of doing reordering? I would greatly appreciate it, or any reference would be great as well. Thanks.
Best Answer: Hate to pull the "you're too young" card, but you should really gain either experience or a university education before you attempt to run a business. Having studied 3 years of commerce at a reputable college, there is no possible way for me to tell you all of the things you would need to do to start a business in an answer to this question.
Don't be deterred. Just understand that you will need to have a formal education in business before any attempt you make is one with a reasonable chance of success. Go back to school and learn or hit the library.
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Ok so my dad lost his job and I want to earn money for him but I need an idea it has to be a small thing that won't take ok much time to make and it has to be like able to be given out at school ! Thanks!
Best Answer: Thanks for clarifying what you are looking for.
I would suggest something your classmates need to have anyway, and that there's unlikely to be a school rule against. School supplies could be a good choice. Check the prices at a few stores (like Wal-mart, the dollar store, and Staples or Office Max) to see which has the best price for a plain, non-nonsense version of an item, like pencils, rulers or notebooks. Don't forget to figure out your price PER ITEM. A big package might, or might not, be cheaper per item than a small package.
Then, go to the craft store and get some things to "fancy up" the items, like glitter glue or craft paint. You could wrap colorful pipe cleaners around a pencil to give it a new look and a soft handgrip. Set your price higher than your cost and sell them to your friends. (Don't forget to include BOTH the cost of the basic item and of the supplies you used to make it fancy.)
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A service where someone comes and cleans your home thoroughly. and how much would you pay for the service if you were to be interested in it
Best Answer: There's plenty of those around so you would have to be very competitive. Do some research on what others are charging.... Read More »
Best Answer: Want to be a successful home business entrepreneur but don’t know how? One of the easiest ways is by modelling other people’s success stories... Read More »
I thought the most you can pay using paypal is $500, so if i'm selling something for $800, how would this work?
Best Answer: become a PayPal Verified member, and everything will be ok.... Read More »
I know for a fact some people do this but where to start?? I don't know anybody. If i search wholesalers online it gives me a bunch of cr455p everyone else is already doing. im talking about warehouses or something like that electronics stuff like that not wholesales of sh664t. thanks any advice is welcomed
Best Answer: First you need to realize that most real wholesalers aren't going to sell you one or two items at a time. They sell in bulk. A purchase I made ... Read More »
Can I have a carwash or cook out? Are those legal to raise money for a business since banks don't want to lend?
Best Answer: You need a business plan and collateral.... Read More »
I have bought a Sleep Number bed.
I am now selling my waterbed. - I am tempting to post this item for sale on E-Bay.
How / if / can / should I limit my scope to within my local region? - Hoping to avoid having to pay the expected LARGE SHIPPING COST for my waterbed to wherever buys it.
I am considering whether or not to buy an Ebay membership when I am selling this single item as a complete set.
How should I do this?
Best Answer: I'd put it on craigslist instead. That's more local, and someone could pick it up instead of having to ship it.
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I have absolutely no experience in this area. I am on a mission to learn and be successful in the novelty business. Any suggestions? What are some of the 1st step I need to take? How should I go about getting information about the product. I need as many tips as possible. Help Me! I need to know, tire of these 9-5 jobs.
Best Answer: Best place to start would be to get a consult with someone who knows the business. See link below. It could potentially save you thousands of dol... Read More »
I am starting up a business but need a loan of about $30,000. I don't have great credit- I'm trying to build it but it's just not doing anything. I know I probably won't qualify for a business loan on my own. My question is if I have a cosigner who has great credit will it help me? Or should I apply for a microloan and can I have a cosigner for a microloan?
Best Answer: What confused me at first about your question is that a microloan really is a business loan. It's just a very specific type. If you haven't alrea... Read More »
Hello, I am seeking some legal advice.
Me and a few friends are starting a business this summer. We are renting a storefront for $600 per month, all bills taken care of! (I know. its extremely cheap! Small town life)
We are looking to opening up either a guitar shop or something related to music. What kind of permits/licenses do we need to legally sell things out of our store?
P.S. All payments are being handled on intuit, and we actually have a cash register. We are buying wholesale items from china.
All help appreciated. Thanks!
Best Answer: There are a number of things you need to do. You can do some of it online here:
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I need to have something made but I'm not sure who I would go to to have this thing made and how much it would?
Basically, I need a thin metal U shaped item made. It had to be durable enough to hold its shape, but somewhat flexible. I'm not sure what type of business I would need to go to to have something like this made.
Best Answer: You want a business that advertises that it does "fabricating." You will need to work with them to have it custom made.... Read More »
i'm applying for a job and one of the questions are "I am willing to take a risk in order to achieve a higher payout"
do i answer with
strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, strongly agree?
Best Answer: Strongly agree, that question is the definition of entrepreneur. People also like people who are going to be willing to take risks for their comp... Read More »
I'm planning to start a new web startup and I'm a little careful about the look of my web project, I mean the design. I need to know what are the other ways to make revenue from a web project more than ads.
But i am planning to build a website of my own. Which is coming with high potential .
I'm an expert in coding, Designing and SEO. we've a four member team who has similar abilities.
Best Answer: The design, implementation and SEo of a website are VERY important.
The purpose of a website is to get TARGETTED customers, loads of them a... Read More »
Can I having a donation setup then for certain amount of money gets you a *free* gift? Like ice cream, so technically I'm not selling ice cream, I'm asking for donations that come with ice cream.
I want to sell ice cream but don't want to get all the permits and licenses because:
1. I'm a minor
2. My parents will not go all the trouble of obtaining all the permits for me.
Best Answer: You already have accurate info...but here's something to consider for the future. The IRS considers what your intent is as do other offices. Fr... Read More »
My girlfriend is thinking about starting a skincare business (and I'm helping her do some research because I'm supportive!) but she doesn't really have any business training. She's great at making skincare stuff because she's been doing it for fun for several years & shes always making lotions and soaps and stuff for her friends. I'm just looking for advice in general that I can pass along when it comes to starting a business, specifically a home-based business that makes and sells skincare products and cosmetics and stuff like that.
Someone earlier recommended www.SkincareTycoon.com because it teaches how to make skincare products & also covers the business side of things, but since my girlfriend already knows how to make skincare products I don't think its the best option for her. Has anyone taken this course, or can maybe recommend a good book that we can order about starting a business? I'm only looking for legitimate stuff, no "GET RICH QUICK" nonsense.
What things should she look out for when it comes to starting a skincare business? Is it a good idea to network with other business owners? How can you get in touch with people who own skincare businesses to talk shop?
Thanks so much for your help and advice, I truly appreciate it.
Best Answer: Hey!!
I'm glad I stumbled across this question because I can definintely offer some useful advice. My wife started her own skincare... Read More »
im really interested in working in Computer Repair shop but im only 16 and i don't know anything about computers and fixing and is it really hard
Best Answer: Go for it it's good had lots of friends who did it because. They wanted to work in that feild later... Good luck... Read More »
Free program to store a customers name, number, address, rent for the month, and how much they have paid?
I was wondering if someone knows of a free program where I can store a customers name, phone number, address, how much rent they owe each month, and how much they have paid. I work at an apartment and I will need to keep track of all the customers. You could say like a customer database. Also, I should be able to look up a customer by their name and see all the details for them. Thanks
Best Answer: Use Ragic instead of storing your data on Excel. Spreadsheets get out of hand very fast.
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Is it acceptable to not report salaries and bonuses to partners in the partnership income statement?
I am taking accounting classes online and doing a discussion post on partnership agreements. I have Googled partnerships, looked in my online library, and searched through my text thoroughly and cannot seem to find a definite answer for this. If you can provide references instead of just answers I can look it up myself so I will learn rather than copy someone's answer. Thank you!
Best Answer: Sue, I think I am in the same class. I have to assume that it is not acceptable as salaries and bonuses are still considered as income copy and p... Read More »
When i order stuff on amazon it usually takes it about a couple hours to ship. Its been 3 days. Before when i ordered stuff it would automatically say shipped. I ordered 5 things on amazon. Not one of them say shipped. Can someone please help me out. Am i being scammed by all 5 people. Thanks.
Best Answer: I think the fact that you have five orders may have something to do with it. This happened with a recent order of mine: I had ordered a few diffe... Read More »
The situation is this: I have in mind someone who may want to hire me as a 1099 contractor. Before I start negotiating with this person though I want to know the steps I need to go through so I'll know what I am talking about. I know 1099 contractors file their own taxes but that is all I know. Thanks. No, the company won't be scamming me because I am choosing to be a 1099 contractor instead of a W-2 worker. I have my reasons. :-)
Best Answer: You are an independent contractor. No social security, unemployment or income taxes are withheld from your pay. At the end of the year the busi... Read More »
I am a carpet cleaner. I use Adwords to get about 25% of my residential business and about 50% of my commercial business. Commercial business is easily 75% of my business, at times more like 80% of my business.
In what I'd call near the outer edge of my market, in a weak (but not weakest) direction, I have a competitor. A one man operation. He is too busy cleaning carpets to actually sell. This is very obvious. When I've been out on sales calls, I've seen him driving his truck around. I own two trucks. One has a crew of two that needs little supervision. The other has two that needs my supervision for a little. I probably spend 10 hours a week with them, one hour a week with the other crew, about 40 hours per week making sales and doing estimates.
Last fall, this guy spent a LOT of money advertising in my market on Adwords. For about 3 weeks, he put himself in the number one spot for residential carpet cleaning. That is crazy. A click is going to cost you $7-10 in my market at the top, been there, done that. Takes about 10 clicks to make a sale. I'm not going to spend $70 to make a $150 residential sale. I will, and do pay $70 for $1,000-1,500 sales.
I love cleaning restaurants. The carpet is nasty. My system can't run off most electrical systems. I have to run a generator. The vacuums take two 15 amp circuits, the heater takes two 15 amp circuits. I will use one of yours and three of mine. It is the only way to break down the grease, lots of heat.
I know this competitor doesn't even have heated equipment. He has no problem running on one circuit. The equipment you see on his website, with him always the only one working, is considered a joke in the industry, basically a Rug Dr.
So he tried and gave up. Since then, he has made more half hearted attempts to advertise in my market. I actually ran into him last week at a restaurant I was bidding and so was he. I had a crew come and demonstrate on a 3x3 spot that was extremely greasy. I heard them say to him "we'll call you" and 5 minutes later I had the work order. They told me he under-bid me a little, but also told them he doubted he could clean the spot I just demonstrating on.
He annoys me. When someone close to him quit the business, I bought some of his equipment and hired the guy. The guy move out of the area about 2 months later. I think that gave him some false hope.
I could start a heavy Adwords campaign in his market, extending my reach into a so-so market slightly or I could just ignore him and concentrate on my target market. Which would you do? Why? Thanks.
Don't need the expense of a truckmount. With dual vacs and a 25-50' hose, I assume I get plenty of suction.I have two Kleenrite Heatrite 2 heaters, 3250 watts, one for each crew, I own three Sandia portables, a Powr-Flite and two CFM recycling units. Those two CFRs are for the LEED buildings I do for a nearby state university. They are on spring break this week and those two portables will do $10,000 in billable work this week. Four years ago, when I first bid that contract, it was specifically for portables. They didn't want 100's of feet of hose going through the building for security reasons. This latest bid required recycling extractors, so I had to buy these. I have a public school district that also has a no-open door policy and they are a substantial account. I have several restaurants that would also frown on truck mounts at 2am. It just works for me. I can put the generator outside the door and I run a cable to my spider box. Needed the box and generator for re
My residential work is mainly referrals. A lot of my commercial work is public property and they have to solicit bids. I spend a lot of time looking for bids. A lot of hospitality work is found on Google because they are shopping for the best prices.
Best Answer: The answer is 'Ignore It'. This happens in every market area, everwhere. 'Newbies' without much knowledge of how Adwords works put all their mone... Read More »
I have a really good idea for a business and i really think it would prosper. how would i go about getting it started? the only thing is, I'm still in high school so i don't really have much money so how would i go about that?
Best Answer: @ Captain
Actually, about 17% of business owners list it as a problem for having started their business.
And that numbe... Read More »
Recently a group of women used my house to host an adult toy party and it was a HUGE success. I was wondering if men were able to be independent business owners selling toys at these parties?
Best Answer: Hmm. The problem is that women are the ones mostly tuned in to the idea of "parties" where the purpose is to sell something, and the se... Read More »
So here's some back story: I am 18. My Mom and dad run a small business. My dad often manages it and my mom does a lot of the paperwork, but they switch off once in a while and they are very honest workers. My dad's dad, my grandfather, first started the business but it was taken up by my uncle and my dad when my grandfather retired. My uncle and dad have had a lot of disagreements and he eventually backed out but still uses a lot of the property that the business is on. So through more events my dad became the owner of the name and business and all the merchandise. The only thing not owned by my dad is the actual property that the business is on. This includes a large storage area and a parking lot. This property (along with a lot of other property in the area) is owned by my grandfather. He is very generous and does not ask for rent or any sort of money for its use. Recently my dad has been fighting with my extended family on his side. So his brothers and sisters. They have never really gotten along. See my grandfather is very old and is probably going to pass on soon. This means that the property that the business is on, will be owned equally by my dad and his siblings. Two of which are on very bad terms with him and 1 of which is on better terms but still has a lot of disagreements. They want to start charging my dad rent. This will be a major drawback on the business and could even cripple our finances. We might have to sell the business. Also as a side note, My grandfather has Alzheimers and is not really capable of fixing this whole issue.
Here is another problem: My aunt, the one that is on fairly good terms with my dad, also runs another business jointly with my dad. And is recently refusing to allow my dad to see certain forms. Is this illegal? She claims she doesn't want him to see them because she thinks my dad doesn't trust her. But it is because of this that my dad has gotten suspicious. The more she refuses the more my dad thinks she is hiding something. Should we get some kind of legal counsel for this?
This ties in to the first problem because my aunt may be making my grandfather sign certain documents without him knowing the full effects (because of the Alzheimer). My dad only wants to be a part of this process and make sure everything works out fair. I don't understand why they can't just work together or what to do and my dad seems really distressed about this whole thing.
What can I do or advise my dad to do? He isn't the type of person that would accept help from online so I'm asking for him. How can we fix this? Sorry for the really long question and thanks!
Best Answer: I am sorry that you feel in the middle of these very adult issues when you are just coming into your own adulthood. Please realize that it is not... Read More »
I'm almost fifteen and I really need a job. I've baby sat for my dads friends a lot, but I want to expand my clients (I guess I would call them that). I tried a few websites, but for the ones I checked out you have to be eighteen. If anyone can give me a link to a website, or even some advice on advertising, it would be really helpful. Thanks.
Best Answer: I would suggest you not sign up for a website, or use any other marketing method that would have you going to the homes of strangers. It's just t... Read More »
My grandma is going to be starting an Esty store very soon but we are having a hard time finding a shop name that isn't already taken. What she will be selling is a bunch of old antique jewelry and we haven't been able to find a good name referring to that. Any ideas?
Best Answer: "grandmas gold" "grandmas treasure"... Read More »
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good supply company to buy ingredients for loose tea (good quality, and fair pricing....wholesale). I would love to make my own, and possibly sell some too. Also, I was wondering if anyone knows if there are certain guidelines for selling homemade teas......do I need to have a certain food handlers permit? Thank you!
in 2011 I setup a website through Yahoo small business website hosting. how do I make changes to my website?
Best Answer: Contact Yahoo customer service at 408‑349‑1572... Read More »
Ok so my friend graduated from that middle school but accidentally didn't return her sax , we need to fundraise for something so is it possible to sell the sax and not get in trouble?
Its been 2 years after we graduated, I dont think they care anymore. Besides band isn't an elective there anymore, my brother goes to the same middle school and he said they stopped it.
Plus she paid $90 rent for it so... Idek
Best Answer: If it should have been returned then they still own it and it was stolen. So, should you sell stolen property? No.... Read More »
Basically the question is what are some good business ideas for a competition? Like what are good ways to filter an idea?
Best Answer: Find setting that's popular like video games or shoes maybe even candy sell candy at school and make about $60 dollars a week making you... Read More »
what is the formula to figure out the number of product being produced
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Is that even legal?
I want to take advantage of New York State's current start up business program.
Best Answer: There is nothing illegal about it, but it also depends on the type of business and how it is formed. If it is a 'sole-proprietorship', then you a... Read More »
Im looking to start a small soul food restaraunt, but i know nothing about buying the space, or even how to negin. I dont have any capitol yet...im expecting money soon,and i want to invest in myself. How do i get started
Best Answer: Get a job in a small restaurant. Keep your eyes open. Ask questions. Learn the operation from the ground up.
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I want to open a firm that offers trade and accounting services but I don't know if it has an specific name like consulting services or something like that...
Best Answer: Red flags!
I'm not a stocktrader or an accountant, but a former banker, so take this for what it is worth, but I think there might ... Read More »
So this lady put an on craigslist requesting help for a payroll assistant. Basically I would work 14-15 hours a week, printing checks and enveloping them. There is a software that she has already bought for my computer. ( I did research and it costs $40). I put it on and it seems legit. Also, She wants me to buy $150 of this business paper off amazon as a sign that I would be committed to the job. (It's special business check paper that I would use for the job.) She would pay me bi-weekly, including reimbursement for the paper and any supplies i use. So she said if I want to draw up a contract that she will sign it. Does this seem legit?
Best Answer: no moneypak's are used to reload other cards. the money cannot be taken directly off the moneypak
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how long will it takes for me to get my refund after being auited in sending in the information they needed pr?
Best Answer: Complete your question and you may get an answer.... Read More »
I started using ebay to sell my stuff (but havent set up an ad yet), and I cant figure out how to set a shipping price if i dont know where ill be shipping it to yet? can someone help?
also any tips for selling my stuff on ebay?
Best Answer: Check with Canada customs and they can give you a good idea of any costs involved there.Some items will have duty on them. Don't know about yours... Read More »
I want to start selling mine craft servers do I need I business license? I live in washington. Do I need a business license to sell mineccraft servers? Or what? Im under the age of 18 if that changes the business rules for me,
Best Answer: Not going to happen unless you can get permission from the owner of mine craft.
There are needs for registering for tax purposes.
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Already tried cafepress, districtlines, zazzle, and spreadshirts. Preferably something with a not too expensive base price. Thank you!
Best Answer: Try classifieds or advertise with your own business website. You can get one with us as well. Good luck!... Read More »
Should a business plan be changed for each stakeholder or kept the same? If it should be changed what should be altered or highlighted for each key stakeholder? Thank you!
Best Answer: I would suggest having one version of your business plan at any given time. Of course, changes inevitably happen as you reevaluate you business, ... Read More »
For selling....and now that I have a paypal account do I have to buy my stuff through paypal? also I would like some tips to get great feed back ...right now I have around 65-75 feedback from people I bought stuff from ...this will be my first time selling
Do you think I can make lots of $$ cleaning homes and newly constructed homes that need to be prepared?
for the new home owner. How much should I charge the client and how much do I give to the people who would be working with me . I have three contractors who need cleaning done. I can start a business doing this. I really hate cleaning but I do clean well. Your suggestions and knowledge is greatly appreciated.
Best Answer: I've had a cleaning business, and can say that you'd charge what it's worth to the company. I'd think that in construction/realty that you may b... Read More »
So I want to start my own nutrition bar business. I would have a company do the labeling, manufacturing, etc. of the bars. I need to know what permits I would need to sell the bars. Do I need specific ones for selling food?
Best Answer: you will need FDA approval
that can take you 1-2 yrs
sure hope you have market tested the bar... Read More »
Best Answer: Depends what you are selling and how much money you intended to make. Please elaborate.... Read More »