by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 109 comments and questions on Business issues. They are listed according to date.
You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.
|Basic commercial terms use in business||General||USA|
|Ideas about getting more business||More Business||Cameroon|
|Intrested to enroll in this prestigious institution||General Business Topics||Cameroon|
|Starting a commercial recording studio||Starting Business||Ghana|
|Resource went direct to the point||Mission||USA|
|Help me organize my business||General||Luxembourg|
|Lack finance for course in business management||General Business Topics||South Africa|
|How do I get partners to start a business?||Starting Business||Zimbabwe|
|I want to start a new business||Starting Business||India|
|I want to start my own firm||Starting Business||Nigeria|
|Expanding the business of a restaurant||General||Malaysia|
|Starting a manufacturing business||Improvement Steps||India|
|Agrees with champion metthods||Champion Workers||Scotland|
|Want a free business course||General Business Topics||South Africa|
|Wants to own a photo lab business||General Business Topics||Ghana|
Basic commercial terms use in business
July 15, 2011
Basic commercial terms use in business
Suma - USA (21811)
See Definitions of Basic Business Terms for a listing that should help you.
Ideas about getting more business
December 12, 2010
in order to encourage my expand my business it is very important to always give bonus and some product incentives and organize meetings with customers and keep them close and even give them discount.
Tambe - Cameroon (20838)
Although it is important to provide quality products and services to your customers, doing things like giving product incentives helps to satisfy them and keep them coming back to your business. But even more important is having meetings with the customers to show that you care about them. They then will show that they care about you and your business.
Intrested to enroll in this prestigious institution
December 12, 2010
I am interested to enroll in this prestigious institution I am a graduate in law and political science wanting to professional discourses in business organization
Tambe - Cameroon (20841)
Thank you for your interest. The School for Champions provides free lessons and helpful tips to assist you in your area of interest.
We do not have a formal curriculum, and it is not necessary to join. However, we do hope that you will pay back for the lessons you learned by becoming successful and by helping others to improve their lives.
Starting a commercial recording studio
November 29, 2010
after reading the steps i have get a good understanding about somethings i was not sure but i see that its the right now,
am in ghana and i want to open a commercial recording studio where people will come and hire the time and i also think with this i will need a few works to help me with the administration , is there any step i need or any idea on how to shear the money based on the activities and how to even keep records,
hope to hear from you thank you
A - Ghana (20758)
Before you start your business, it is good to do some market research to see how many musicians would be interested in using such a studio. This will also allow you to have some clients to use your studio immediately after you get started.
You can also check to see if there is much competition in your location, as well as to find out how much they charge.
You will need enough initial money to be able to purchase equipment and rent a location for your studio. If you need to hire someone to help with administration and keep records, you will also need enough money to pay the people until your business makes a profit.
Normally, you pay people by the hour, although some may agree to work on a basis of sharing your profits. But that typically is not a good idea.
You can get partners to join in your business or perhaps to get investors who will then own part of the business.
Most entrepreneurs who start their own business will do much of the work themselves until they get the business off the ground. It is always good to do research and start off small so that you will not spend too much money in the beginning.
For more on starting a business, see:
Best wishes for success in your recording studio business.
Resource went direct to the point
November 13, 2010
This resource went direct to the point to address my concerns. It was really very helpful, thanks.
- USA (20679)
I'm glad the material was useful to you. Best wishes for success in your business.
Help me organize my business
November 8, 2010
I need this material to help me organize my business.
Thank you in advance!
kristina - Luxembourg (20651)
Feel free to go through our lessons on ISO 9000, Business and TQM. They are meant to help you organize your business.
Lack finance for course in business management
July 7, 2010
I want to do a course in business management but lack finance as i have been retrenched. can u assist me?
Shireena - South Africa (20022)
for a list of free business management courses. You can learn the subject, but no credit or degree is offered. The only way to get credit is to pay the tuition, although you might try to get a scholarship or a grant.
How do I get partners to start a business?
July 4, 2010
I need to start a cleaning & maintenance company and i do not have the capital,equipment,chemicals etc. I have the knowledge of the business and all the requirements , so if i am to look for partners , how do i go about it ? If i find them how do you split the shares or fairly distributed ? As the brains behind it how many shares am i supposed to get as well as the partner(s)?
Victor - Zimbabwe (20013)
If you want to start up a business, you first need to know that there are customers who want your service and a way to attract them. If you have been in the cleaning and maintenance business, working for someone else, you should know of people or companies needing your service.
To start a business and get funding or partners, you need to have a Business Plan where you show that there are potential customers that need your service. If you have a plan in writing of how you expect your business to succeed, you can convince others to invest in your idea. They have to see that the business would give them a profit.
For information on business plans, see: http://www.myownbusiness.org/s2/
There are people who will invest in a new business. However, it is better to get someone who would be a working partner, as opposed to someone who only invest money. The investors often want a quick profit and not to grow the business.
Checking with local business organizations or the Chamber of Commerce is a good way to find others in business and perhaps get leads on possible partners.
See: http://www.mbendi.com/indy/cham/af/zi/index.htm for information on Chamber of Commerce organizations in Zimbabwe.
Also see our section on Entrepreneurship at:
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes for success in starting your business.
I want to start a new business
May 18, 2010
i want to start a new business (don't know whether i can mention the name of the business) so i need to know the procedure to start and what are all the things a person has to do for it (like whom he should contact, how he has to gather information regarding that, license, funds etc.)
- India (19734)
If you plan to provide a product or service, you need to know who would be interested in such a thing. You also need to know how you will allow people to buy what you are trying to sell. Do you need a store? Do you want to sell online? Are you selling to people or to businesses? Also, see if any other businesses are offering something similar.
Write up all the details you can think of about your business idea.
One important thing in starting a business is to know how much money you need to get started. You not only need money to live on (unless you start doing this part-time), but you also need money to get or make your product or supplies.
If your idea is good enough, others may be willing to invest in the business. Otherwise you need your own money.
Look at our section on Entrepreneurship at:
This should give you a start on understanding about the subject. Also, check into the listed Resources on the subject.
Also check into local organizations and groups that deal will starting businesses. Most communities have such groups, and you can get valuable information and contacts from them.
I want to start my own firm
March 9, 2010
Please I want to start my own firm, will like to be an agent for clearing and forwarding of goods, contract executions, and lands & properties,
Tamunotonye - Nigeria (19345)
In starting a business, it is always good to have experience in the type of work your would do by working for a company that does that work. Besides getting the experience, you will find out what other companies are the competition.
You can also make personal contacts for future work. Getting the first contracts are often the most difficult. Sometimes, after working for a company, they can become your first customer.
Write out a plan of action of exactly what you will offer, why it is better than the competition, who will be your customers and how you will get your first contracts. You need to have an idea of how much money you need to get started and how long it will take to make a profit.
Starting up a firm is not easy, but it can be very lucrative if done correctly.
Also, see our section on Entrepreneurship at:
Expanding the business of a restaurant
February 19, 2010
i need to know about expanding a business of food restaurant?
saidatul - Malaysia (19249)
You need to provide good food and service, such that people eating at your restaurant will come back again, as well as to tell their friends about your restaurant.
The service must be polite and prompt, such that the customer feels good about the experience.
Beside word-of-mouth advertising, it is good to do other advertising to get people to come to your restaurant. Perhaps have special prices on certain days to attract people.
Caution must be taken in expanding, because if you expand too fast, the service will suffer. Often the quality of the food suffers too. Expansion must be controlled.
I hope those ideas help. Best wishes for success in your business.
Starting a manufacturing business
February 10, 2010
i am started a company like manufeture weigh automation (oil filling or dhal) i don't have any back up i no the problem .
only one think don't have market how to coming market inside
babu - India (19187)
Look at our section on entrepreneurship for information on starting your own business at: http://www.school-for-champions.com/entrepreneurship.htm
When you are starting a business, is very important to make sure that there is a demand for your product or service. Ideally, you would like to have people or companies interested in what you are offering before you even start.
It is good to do a market research, trying to find out how much demand for interest there is in your product. This can be done by going to likely customers and simply asking them.
Best wishes in starting your new business.
Agrees with champion metthods
February 3, 2010
i was promoted to supervisor one year ago straight from the shopfloor and i just want to agree with your methods and information it works completly i just wish my management would agree too the same imformation
kenny - Scotland (19155)
It is a common problem where management may believe in different or outdated methods. The big thing is that you get good results and that management will acknowledge your value to the company.
Unfortunately, the way some management treats those under them--including you--may not be the most positive way to get things done. Hopefully, you can move further up the ladder and help to change the system for the better.
Best wishes for success in your career.
Want a free business course
January 4, 2010
i will like to have a free business course if u do have one
nelly - South Africa (18966)
You can go through our Business lessons to supplement your other education. Related to that, also see Entrepreneurship, TQM and ISO 9000.
All of our material is free. Best wishes in your studies.
Wants to own a photo lab business
December 8, 2009
i am a professional photographer,but without my own photo lab,how can i plan to have my own lab and to be able to print my own pictures as well as making profits
Eric - Ghana (18807)
You need to make some long range plans to get your own lab. Perhaps you can rent a lab or get enough equipment to start your own. In either case, you need to save up some money to get started.
But also note that many services will inexpensively print pictures taken with a digital camera. Few photographers use a photo lab any more.
You have a good skill and should look at the best way to gain a profit that will be modern and effective.
For information on starting your own business, see "Basic Steps in Starting a Business" at:
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