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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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2273 days ago

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Hi LJ’s

There seems to be quite a bit of information and sometimes misinformation in posts throughout the forums regarding starting a business, operating a business (how to, what ifs, and should I). There also seems to be quite a buzz on websites and search engines.

I am considering starting a 12 Entry Blog on How to Plan, Develop, Build, and Grow Your Business – Emphasis will be placed on what you may need, what you must have, and what you may encounter.

Though it will be generic in nature and not be directed to solely woodworking; I am certain it could benefit those groups or individuals that have a business, want a business, or simply do not know where/how to begin. It will be kept simple without corporate style bells and whistles.

Again you should and could apply this proposed Blog to any product or service business.

Before I consider this, I would like to poll the group and- Determine if this would be useful to the community?

FYI – I lecture 6 times per year at the SBA (US Small Business Administration) to groups of people on this exact subject. I also speak at local colleges and Local Chamber of Commerce Groups. The Firm (I own) works with companies from mom and pops, to very large corporations.I(consider that my project post for competency)

My only interest is to lend my skill set to the forums that I benefit on learning woodworking -

Since I will put some time into this blog/subject and make it both enjoyable and informative, unless there is a market, I will save both our time.

If you feel it would be of interest simply leave a post here- if not Good Luck in what you do.

PS: There will be NO link to my corporate sites, or my personal email address at anytime before or after this Blog – I have NO commercial interest in this task.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ


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Russel

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#1 posted 2273 days ago

Somehow I can’t see any objection to more information. You write, I’ll read.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Napaman

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#2 posted 2273 days ago

this sounds great…i come here for all types of information…unfortunately my skill set (high school histroy teacher) doesnt help too many—-lol…but I am sure yours will!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 2273 days ago

I think that’s a real great idea, very giving of yourself, and filling a real need here. I think a lot of guys want to go into business for themselves but don’t have any idea of the pitfalls awaiting them. You’d be doing them a great service, plus the other guys that do know what they’re doing but don’t have all the answers, that you might be able to fill in some blanks for. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#4 posted 2273 days ago

Sounds likesome info for all to read, even if we are not planning to start a business.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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BarryW

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#5 posted 2273 days ago

success is the gradual realization of a worthy goal. 12 parts of information on starting and running a business.
great idea.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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coloradoclimber

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#6 posted 2273 days ago

AMG-Bill,

I’ve usually fond your posts to be interesting, even when they’re about something I know or care little about. You usually have an interesting point presented in a rational and engaging way. Not having seen what you’re about to present I’ll throw my voice in with the choir. Get the ball rolling and we’ll see what develops.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2273 days ago

Bill,

This is a good idea. Odie, http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/odie/blog/series/470, posted a similar series that I found helpful, even though I will never entertain any ideas of taking my work to a pro level. This site is about disseminating information on woodworking and this would be a welcome series, in my humble opinion of course.

I will look forward to seeing your posts.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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tenontim

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#8 posted 2273 days ago

Good idea, Bill. I’ve been in business for about 12 years now, but there is always something new to learn, especially with web technology and marketing. The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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Paul D

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#9 posted 2273 days ago

Bill, I for one would appreciate this type of blog. It will definitely be helpful to some folks on LJ.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Jeff

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#10 posted 2273 days ago

Blog on. Knowledge is a powerful tool itself. I have recently discovered some of your posts and like ColoradoClimber find good value in what I’ve read so far. I look forward your series.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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leonmcd

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#11 posted 2273 days ago

Sounds good to me.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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toyguy

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#12 posted 2273 days ago

I’m here…. not really wanting to start a business, but I do have an interest in the web page stuff.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 2273 days ago

Hi Bill

I would love to see something like this. What a wonderful and kind gesture you are offering to the LJ community. By all means, please do it.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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ChasHutch

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#14 posted 2273 days ago

I have read some of your posts and would look forward to reading your thoughts and borrowing from your experience.

Thanks

-- Hutch - North Dallas, Tx - Safety First

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RonPage

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#15 posted 2273 days ago

Bill,

That would be great! Get to work, Buddy! :)

-- Ron, Bakersfield, CA. Measure twice, cut twice anyway.

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