I want to start a service that will put real letters into the mail via a website. I kind of prefer a meaningless name that is simple, unambiguous to spell, and memorable that would grow with the site, if it began to branch out into different areas. And of course, the domain should be open. Any ideas? [more inside]
What do I need to know about promoting my small online business using Google AdWords? [more inside]
I need to back up some laptops that are roaming around so I'd like some kind of automagic online backup solution. [more inside]
I sell Mexican arts and crafts, alpaca, shell jewelry, hand painted shell bobble heads, all made by indigenous people in Mexico (I'm a Mexican american immigrant, and I import a small amount of crafts every year), I'd like to use facebook, or a website, or internet to sell my jewelry to a wider audience, but I'm a very beginner and need ideas and guidance. So far I have just been doing craft shows for many years, but I'd like to make more money hopefully enough to live off of.
I need a free online bookkeeping / accounting website, can anyone suggest one for a small business? [more inside]
I have an internet marketing concept that might be useful. Unfortunately this is not my field and I'm in over my head. What are some steps I can take to turn my concept into reality. [more inside]
Are there any businesses that successfully transitioned from brick-and-mortar to completely online? [more inside]
YANA Image Consultant: What's the best way for a Jack of all Trades to present himself online? [more inside]
Well-liked and user friendly e-commerce web hosting site? [more inside]
Seattle dot-comer looking for local meetings with similar folks. [more inside]
Do online companies need 800 numbers if most of their sales are online from their website?
How much is my website worth? [more inside]
Help me find an economical, customized stationary and business card service. [more inside]
I have a small online company in the US. Am I responsible for the custom fees other countries charge my buyers? [more inside]
blogging as a business and taxes - it can't be so difficult! Or can it? The Plan - spouse and I want to start a travel blog (we love to travel and are *good* at it!) as a business. You know, run some google ads, make a little money. Actually, if we make enough to cover our travel, we'll be happy (until the eventual greed kicks in). Soooo... if we're going to make more than $600 here in America, the IRS is going to want it's share. But two can play at that game! We want to take all the deductions we can (home office, website costs and, of course, our travel). It will just be the two of us, no employees. But therein lies the confusion... [more inside]
How to figure the asking price for an online business? [more inside]
How can a new company track leads submitted via its website through the sales and post-sales process, simply, automatically, and online? [more inside]
What credentials can I gain quickly (>6 months), easily (effort is fine but not too much!) and cheaply (<$150)? [more inside]
Help me find a insurance company that will cover my home-based ebay business. [more inside]
I'm considering starting an adult internet dating service in the US. What legal implications do I need to consider? (Some mildly NSFW details follow). [more inside]
Looking for reports about (or people working with) closed online communities inside companies. [more inside]
Looking for about 1000 business cards in the UK. Preferably a site where I can email/upload a design, and have them shipped quickly. [more inside]
I run a small local computer repair business. I have a website and i have acquired a DBA (assumed name) in the name that i use for my business. the problem is that my website, lets call it computer repair man for example, i own THECOMPUTERREPAIRMAN.com. the site without the word "the" infront of it is taken by someone else. If they havent trademarked "computer repairman" can I? Or if they were using it first without TM do they still have the rights to it? If they have already done it, can i trademark "the computer repairman"? How else can i protect my companies identity??
Ladies (and some gents): What do you wear under your skirt? [more inside]
Has anybody had any success making good business out of an online business such as CafePress? [more inside]
Is the ‘revenue-from-ads’ website business model viable for a small tightly focused company, or not? [more inside]
How's Charge.com for a third party merchant account to accept credit card payments online? [more inside]
I have a game that I am interesting in self-publishing. I don't have a lot of capital to put into it myself, so I'm thinking about using pre-orders to generate the bulk of the necessary revenue. What is the etiquette, if you will, of pre-ordering? What's "too long" between the submission of a pre-order and the availability of the product? I don't want people to actually give me money unless I can guarantee eventual shipment of the product; how is this handled? I'm thinking of how Amazon doesn't charge your card until an item ships; is that how pre-orders are typically handled? Do business that operate on pre-orders borrow against those pre-orders to pay for manufacturing, and then cash in on those pre-orders to pay back the bank? Any wisdom in this area is appreciated.
Online contact lenses. For the past year or two, I have been ordering contact lenses online. I've never been asked for a doctor's prescription before. Now it seems no site will allow me to order contact lenses without a doctor's prescription. What happened? The doctor who I saw for my contact lenses, I've long since forgotten his name. I just got a eyeglass checkup but skipped the contact lens because mine are working fine, and are cheaper online. Is there a canadien or foreign contact lens company someone can recommend that doesn't require a prescription?