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    February 2, 2014 11:32 AM EST

    Hi!

    I'm new to the forum, and I'm sorry if this is the wrong subfora.

     

    I'm running a one-man-show and I was wondering, how do you get feedback on possible business deals and partnerships when you're just one guy? I don't have a co-founder or really anyone to discuss those kinds of things with, so I'm mostly just in my own brain and would like other's perspective (preferably those with more experience) on different issues.

     

    Something I've been wondering about lately is this:

     

    Background:

    My company (myself) is developing a web service that another company will be marketing and selling, they had the idea and I'm the "muscles" of the operation. If the service would become a company, I'd be the CTO and one from the other company would be the CEO. Compensation through equity.

     

    Issue:

    For marketing, they'll probably want to brand the service with their own name to avoid confusion. But the product is owned and developed by my company. How would you solve that? If they gave me a higher share for branding rights (and that would probably have to mean copyright notices as well), it would essentially mean that they'll own the whole product, right? I'd lose my bargaining chip. I think the best solution would be one where my company retains ownership.

     

    I appreciate any feedback! :)


    This post was edited by ptrrr at February 2, 2014 11:36 AM EST
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    March 21, 2014 10:36 AM EDT

    Hey guys,

     

    we are Fabian and Ivan from Hamburg, Germany and try to realize our lifetime dream through Kickstarter (Crowd funding).

    In fact we dislike self-promotion in terms of spam but in our current position there is no other possibility and otherwise we can bury our lifetime dream.

    Our plan is to found a new fashion brand. Fashion means to us shoes, fragrances for him and her and headphones. Our marketing-concept is based on promotion through celebrities. In the past it was possible to us to get a good connection to popular people. There onto we want to open a store in Los Angeles, Hollywood to emphasize the elegance and exclusivity.

    For our big plan we need 3.5Mio € to be competitive on the international market. In this cause we published our intentions on Kickstarter to get our project financed through crowd funding.

    It would be awesome if you support us. Every euro brings us further and of course we have little considerations for you helping us.

    We got after 12 hours almost 12.000€.

    We thank you with all our heart and you can have a look at the following link:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1487919235/los-angeles-wings-shoes-fragrances-headphones

     

    Best regards,

    Fabian and Ivan