I'm doing the ground work in setting up a small side business. This business would target a specific demographic with a defined subset of residential design services. I feel compelled to do a 'rate card' but I wonder if anyone here has experience with using a rate card as a service provider. Trying to figure out pros and cons and whether I've missed something. As a consumer, I think I'd love to see some up-front rates but I know that, realistically, it would keep me from hiring someone if I felt like I couldn't afford them (even if I could). [more inside]
Can you write off renovations to your home on your taxes for a home based business if you don't own or rent the residence? [more inside]
How to be successful as a professional Amazon merchant and how to limit one's risk? [more inside]
Can you help me brainstorm ideas for small items to import for resale? [more inside]
Caught between a potentially troublesome mortgage and a bad job. How should I proceed? [more inside]
Use cash to start a business or for a down payment on a home. [more inside]
How can I protect my home from my (somewhat) risky home business? [more inside]
Help me build my sales empire! [more inside]
What are your best resources for growing an established home-based business? [more inside]
Help me find a insurance company that will cover my home-based ebay business. [more inside]
moneyfilter! I have a website that I started a while back hoping to "monetize". Well, I got lazy, and gave up. I was going to start a newsletter in conjunction with the site and never got around to it. But someone found the site, and the newsletter sign up page, and wants to distribute it to their clients (it relates to their brick and mortar business). The company seems legit. Can I turn this into a business opportunity? [more inside]
Parents with home-based businesses -- how do you do it? [more inside]
I was looking online into some home based businesses. You know those things you read about..."make millions just packing envelopes?" Well, this one is not quite that. Ever heard of www.assuranceplus.net? They just called me and basically said that I could try them out and if I don't make the amount of money that I spent getting my business started, than I would get a full refund. Is this legit? If so, why doesn't everyone do this? Anyone ever made money doing this?
Buying a home without a realtor. My landlord wants to sell the place I am living in (he lives in the lower, me the upper) because he is using the money to buy a business. He wants to sell quickly as the business loan is contingent on his sale of the home. The only catch is that he wants to forgo using a realtor by using an attorney instead. Has anyone here ever bought a home this way? What are the advantages/disadvantages on my end? Any common mistakes to avoid?