I started a junk removal business We Heart Junk in 2010 and... moreI started a junk removal business We Heart Junk in 2010 and it has done well. The key to our succes, outside of the basic ins and outs of operation (dump, managing employees, equipment, etc) was when we got serious about our SEO (search engine optimization). There are lots of little niches you can do well with in the junk biz by just blogging about your day to day operations. Our business probably doubled when we focused more on SEO and PPC and less on traditional ads like radio and valpak mailers.
Also remember that your Trucks are depreciable assets and someday you'll have to replace them. If you can save some of your profit and pay for the new trucks with cash, you'll be way ahead of the game. less
I'm sure this will be a long winded post, with many questions but I would greatly appreciate any advice. I'm so glad I found these forums and look forward to learning and sharing.
... moreI'm sure this will be a long winded post, with many questions but I would greatly appreciate any advice. I'm so glad I found these forums and look forward to learning and sharing.
I have multiple new startups going on at the moment. My main personal career is independent (1099) medical sales rep. I'm a 1099 rep for 2 different companies. 1st Question: Should I form a business enitity such as "startup Medical" that would encompass these?
I also do video production. music videos, weddings, sports highlights etc. I have a sole proprietorship "XX Media" that handles this.
i just started up a consulting business with a friend.
I have plans to do a few other things in other areas.
To keep it short, I'll stop here.
What is my best route for setting up a company that would be the umbrella for all of this? Should i start an LLC and just make all of these DBAs? Please help. I feel like I have Startup ADD. less
Dressing in a costume works for getting attention, but I can't t... moreDressing in a costume works for getting attention, but I can't think of a time it's caused me to respond to the particular business. Where I'm from it's mostly pizza and tax businesses. or car wash fundraisers. I guess that's the point, it does draw attention, but how much does business increase on the day you use someone dressed up, or the next day?
+ I do feel bad when I see someone on a hot day in a full blown mascot costume. It's sad.
Hello adi004!While there’s a lot of good advice here, I wo... moreHello adi004!While there’s a lot of good advice here, I would like to add that you should consider the style of the logo. It’s been mentioned about what impression you want to make with your logo, and the style can address that right away for any potential customers.If your friend wants an upscale look to their bakery, consider a very simple icon and san-serif font for the logo, limit it to two colors. If they’re wanting something more local and friendly, use a font that looks like handwriting and an abstract illustration of bread or a baker’s hat. A style that has been recently re-invented in logo design is Retro, it can give a sense of history or hipster-cred, depending on how you go with that. That being said, the style of a logo will automatically do a lot of work creating an impression for potential customers. If you don’t have any designers to work with locally there are options for connecting with professionals online. I could talk about logos all day, but I hope something he... less