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    1 Reply Latest reply on May 27, 2010 11:15 AM by TheSoloGuide

    starting a business.

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      Good Evening,

      Can anyone give me an idea how to start a business without one cent? This is not a joke, I will like to sell sewing patterns here in Trinidad, although is not a big market for it. I am working for $10.00TT per hour. Patterns are not sold in Trinidad, so i have to buy them online. I plan to ask my potential customers to pay up front. I am seeking advice on how to start this business.
        • Re: starting a business.


          Preselling is always a possibility, but I'm not sure how it will work in your situation without knowing more.


          For example, my partner and I will be preselling a new ebook that we are releasing June 21st. Starting June 7th, we will be preselling the ebook for delivery on the 21st. Those that purchase ahead of time will receive a discount.


          However, in your situation, if you are going to buy the patterns online, I wonder why someone would give you the money upfront instead of ordering the patterns themselves. Maybe it's my lack of knowledge about your situation.


          All the Best,


          Doug Dolan


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