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Post Info TOPIC: How long does it take to be up and running after gettig the kit
JD

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RE: How long does it take to be up and running after gettig the kit


Hi,

I would recommend you contact your attorney for specific requirements and details in setting up a company in your state. I'm in Nevada and currently set up as an LLC.

There are many places available for hosting web sites and some of them also have templets, so you can set up your own site. I'm a web host and take care of my own site hosting as well as programming them in HTML. It isn't difficult, but if you don't know anything about setting up web sites, it can be nerve wracking at times.

As for the telephone, all I have are cell phones. It's not important if it's a landline or cell as long as it works for you. I have two cell phones, one strictly for business use and the other for personal use. That way, I'm not bothered with business calls on my personal number.

Good luck with your new business.



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Hi.
This is Lady in NC.I have thought about doing a sole p. but now I am thinking about my husbond working as well.What would be the best set up a limited partnership, S corp or perhaps an LLC.Any thoughts out there??I am also looking to do a web site.I have never attempted anything like that before.How easy or hard is it ? Is the affilite listed a good one to use?How important is a phone # I have used a cell as my primary for a long time.Except for the usage has anyone any ideas there? Thanks for all your help in advance.

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Hello,
I would give yourself about 4 to 5 weeks to prepare before opening for business.  The startup kit also comes with a 5 week quick start guide to keep you on track week by week.

You don't need a license, you simply need to register your new business name which is a simple matter of paperwork explained in the kit.  This type of business falls into the category of 'personal services' which does not require you to be licensed in your state.

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I am just starting to look into this business oppertunity. I am in the state of Ohio. What type of license is required to conduct this business??

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Hey guys. I am still around. Been lurking in the background. Erik and Darin thanks for the kind comments. Remember everyone that once you get your kit and practice on your home, you can also start doing family and friends for practice. Ask them for some referrals so you can start making a little money. There is nothing wrong with not being in the full groove of marketing, and doing word of mouth referrals first. As long as your insurance and business license is active start doing something.

It will keep you motivated and make you feel comfortable before you start getting and making those cold calls.

Darin, you are right we are struggling for INDUSTRY recognition. Keep getting out there and keep making your contacts. Every chance you get throw the inventory business and your name in front of everyone. They say someone needs to see a name 20 times before they use that company, so get started now.

Good luck to everyone out there. Make your contacts everyday and follow up constantly!


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Ari Dorfman

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See my post in Quiet-Setup.

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Kristina Nielsen Owner TakeStock Home Inventory

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I'm doing about like Eric in that I started heavy research and prep work in April 2007.  It is now the end of October and I'm still not even into the full steam marketing campaign, but I too work full time and have little/zero budget.  I also want to take my time, but most of this is a general lack of knowledge that our service even exists.  I think Ari or Bridget spoke about this fact before; we aren't fighting for name recognition (which is a common new business problem/goal) we are struggling for INDUSTRY recognition. 

Once we have raised public awareness of our industry and the need there is for our services we will be on a much better playing field with our customers.  Until then we must all work diligently to overcome this primary obstacle for home inventory businesses now.  It will take a while, and a lot of hard work, but it will pay off down the road.


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Darin Griffith
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Mark,
I started considering this business in Feb 2007 time frame. I too work full time. I am doing this business part time and with a budget that doesnt exist. I am just starting to market my business. I do everything, from marketing to sales, to technical. I decided to take it slow and do things right. Dont know if I am yet or not and I have spent a decent amount of money for several things (mostly marketing and sales, takes a lot more than I planned on). The time involved with starting this business is a bit when you have a full time job. I totally believe in this business, it a matter of educating the public. If you or anyone else has questions feel free to ask and I will do my best as far as info for start up. Ari is a great recourse also, I learned a lot from him.
Erik



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I've had my kit for about 30 days and I find there a lot of preliminary work to be done,business plan,name selection,s corp vs LLC,insurance,etc does anyone have a outline for a orderly progression to help with these matters,and a honest time line to be up and running considering the fact that I also have a regular job. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
Thank You
Mark

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