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#1 sebberry

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:50 AM

Anyone here owns/owned/plans to own a small business be it retail or otherwise?

What were your experiences and challenges? How did you succeed or what could you have done better?

I was there myself for a couple of years and continue to work in a small business and this is a topic that is of interest to me. Perhaps one day I will start another one..

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#2 VicDuck

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 02:31 PM

Anyone here owns/owned/plans to own a small business be it retail or otherwise?

What were your experiences and challenges? How did you succeed or what could you have done better?

I was there myself for a couple of years and continue to work in a small business and this is a topic that is of interest to me. Perhaps one day I will start another one..


Is it hard to start up a business?

#3 sebberry

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:09 PM

Is it hard to start up a business?


If you;re doing a limited company most of it is handled through a lawyer, so I wouldn't say it is all that hard. Financing is obviously a big challenge and it is really easy yo tunder-finance yourself. You might think you are saving money but really it just makes getting the business up and running and surviving the long-term harder.

What I did find to be a pain in the ass is the debit/credit terminals. Perhaps things have changed, but when I signed up, Moneris wanted something like 10 grand for security so you don't run off with the discount fees they charge on CC transactions. Really makes things tight, but I operated a franchise and the till was set up on the head office account so I managed to avoid that.

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#4 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 03:41 PM

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#5 Caramia

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 06:27 PM

^ That's really clever. I bet they make a mint!
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
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