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09-12-2004, 12:06 PM
Got an idea that is floating around in your head that you can't seem to figure out? post it and let's all see what we can do to help get that idea turned into reality.
11-29-2004, 02:07 PM
My new company just asked me to be on a call tonight about how to book parties within the 18 days till christmas cut off.... I have some ideas but if anyone has any more that would be very helpful!!! The call is tonight at 8:30pm eastern time...
Thank you in advance!!
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04-23-2006, 09:19 PM
I know what you all mean lol...I have all these ideas of my own for my new biz and cant seem to get my thoughts organized.This biz has exploded in just a short time and I cant seem to handle it all lol.Its a big change from what I used to do!
07-22-2006, 12:06 PM
there are a lot of times that i have an idea for a business and i will spend days looking it up on the internet, searching for ideas, and sources and supplies and how to market the product and all that. but then when it comes down to actually doing it, i realize there is not a large enough customer base to support it..... very frustrating.
07-24-2006, 12:53 PM
Every business has had to start somewhere Eileen!! Who knows???? Get your business out there & start marketing it, advertising you'd be surprised. Someone always has something that someone else may want to purchase, etc. Just a thought- think positive!!
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07-24-2006, 07:02 PM
I would be curious what research led you to think there is not a large enough customer base to start a business.
I'm a strong believer that anything and everything can and does sell. Look up "ceramic elelphants". Look at the competition. It's mind boggling.
Here's my 2 cents. If you've invested 6 months researching, why not instead invest 6 months into opening one of the business's you've considered. In 6 months make a first evaluation of where you are. If you are not where you planned to be, make a change or two. Add an additional product/service that will increase your potential customer base. For example if you want to sell ceramic elephants and you don't feel the sales are high enough, add additional ceramic pieces or add additional ceramic animals. If you are selling jewelry and you don't feel sales are high enough, add another accessory, such as purses.
Hope that helps provide some thought starters for you.
07-24-2006, 10:02 PM
i think that my problem is i get too specialized in my train of thought. i want to make one thing and it is not broad enough to reach enough people or to be able to afford to produce it.
07-31-2006, 02:04 PM
Hi Eileen!! That's when you exspand your line a little more!! Ask questions from People whom you think would be interested in your products & get some good feedback, before long your business will be off & running!!! Have Faith!!(= God Bless-
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07-31-2006, 03:13 PM
I admire your creativity and your desire to start something from scratch. There is nothing more exciting than creating something new...or a "first." I can't help to wonder how far you would be today if you had implemented and stuck to one of the great ideas you have had in the past. While there are many reasons why people don't put actions to their good ideas, I often wonder if most of it is not simply rooted in fear; fear of failure, fear of not having enough to offer, fear of not having the right image in mind yet for your product or service, fear of criticism, or even fear that you have not hashed out all of the details. The truth is that starting a business is much like having a baby--there is never going to be a perfect time and the most important details are worked out after the baby is born. When my husband and I began our company we didn't have a clue that it would be a home party based company or that we would have to rethink our entire concept of what products we would offer. It has not been an easy road but it has been rewarding. Also, once you start, do not be to quick to give up because you get overwhelmed, tired, or over-your-head. The last stretch of the race is often the point when you are most exhausted. Keep Running!
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