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Old 12-05-2002, 08:33 PM
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That's a very good point Ed, I hadn't really thought about it in that way.

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Old 12-07-2002, 01:40 PM
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On the pricing side of things why not offer a
'for the first 50 customers 10% off'
That way the first customers feel they are getting a bargin even if your price is high. You could also get more feed back this way as to acurate pricing.

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Old 12-07-2002, 02:13 PM
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I was thinking about doing something like that, and that sounds like a good way of doing it. feedback is what I'm really going to need at first. thanks clare

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Old 12-08-2002, 09:18 AM
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Good luck, David. I would suggest having Quicken in your software collection. I can't keep track without it.

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Old 12-08-2002, 11:50 AM
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I have heard really good things about QuickBooks Pro, it's orientated towards business as opposed to personal bookkeeping. You can do a lot with Quicken, but QuickBooks Pro gives you a business structure and capabilities "dialed-in".

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Old 12-08-2002, 03:12 PM
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Great information! that's one other thing that I'd forgotten to ask about. At first I was thinking that I'd just do all my records with spreadsheets and paperwork, but now I'm realizing that it would involve a lot of time and annoyance. It would definitely be a better idea to save for a good software package like Quickbooks, MYOB etc.
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:53 PM
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Hi David.. I may be resurecting this thread a bit late, but just read it and thought I should share that I discovered this little gem of a book at Chapters yesterday:

The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide

This is THE book to have if you are starting a business from scratch. As I am still getting started too, I find it a wealth of vital info.

I’m not working for chapters/indigo but thought I should mention it’s 30% off right now

worth checking into methinks..
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:32 PM
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Thanks! that's exactly the kind of info I was looking for, there's tons of books on small business, but I had no idea what's any good. I'll definitely look into that one! (plus I've got a discount account at Chapters, so that makes it even more affordable)

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Old 01-04-2003, 11:47 PM
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David,

I would suggest you register your domain and park it somewhere. Freeservers has a FREE hosting offer that is a good place to start, then when you can, you can upgrade it to a pay service with them as well.

Start doing research on the web for what search engines look for so you can build that into your site.

If you would like some help on getting better rateings for your site, let me know, it is one of the services that I personally offer.

Good luck in your business!!

Paul
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Old 01-05-2003, 02:35 AM
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Hi Paul,
I think I'm actually going to just get the hosting and domain name at the same time, since I want to host them both through the same place (which I've almost definitely decided on) for a couple reasons:
I was looking for a local host, even if they cost more than one from the US, it's easier to deal with them, and I don't have to deal with the exchange rate.
Also, I need a host with some specific features like PHP MySQL etc., and I don't want to have to switch hosts, I want to find a good on and stick with them.
As for search engine ratings, thats one aspect of web design I've never really got into since anything I've done has been just small personal and family sites, so thanks for the tip, I hadn't thought of that and that would be quite a big part of having a succesful website or not.
You'll be ther first person I let know if I need that kind of help! thanks again

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