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I work for the International Internet Authority. Our business is fairly straightforward.
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Our 24/7 tech support people are based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We have offices and field agents in the Caribbean and Europe.
The International Internet Authority is a safe and reliable place to buy domain names and get your business on the World Wide Web, where over 1 billion people from around the globe can find you day or night, 365 days a year.
If I may give you a free tip to affordably market your business online:
* Start a mailing list from your website!
If you pay attention to all the companies that are making money online, you would notice that they have one thing in common. They all allow people to subscribe to their mailing lists through their websites, and then they market to them repeatedly through a monthly or weekly newsletter.
We practise what we preach and offer several newsletters too. To subscribe to the one I write, please visit http://www.breakingnews.bn.gs
My list is getting very long, so I`ve had to implement an approval process to keep spammers and robots out. :-)
Feel free to call me at any time and if I`m on the road, don`t be afraid to leave a message. I will get back to you!
It seems there aren`t many with international experience in the community. In many emerging markets, there are no reliable stats. You are fortunate in the US to have statistics for everything. However, overall you are right. One has to be creative. I just wanted to know if creativity with statistics is an OK thing to do in a business plan. It seems it is. Thanks for your help.
Great, you`ve answered my question. It seems that estimating is OK in a business plan.
Now, take a look at market share for example. The business plan calls for the market share to be spelled out. You might be able to use some point of reference to estimate market size but how do you find out what percentage each of your competitors` control? In an industry where all the companies are private and have no need for disclosure, you`re just averaging, right?
The Business Plan calls for a lot of market research. Market size, growth rate, etc.
What do you do when statistics are not available. For example, if you`re starting something no one has done before or a totally new industry or a new country where no one seems to keep updated statistics?
What do you put in the business plan? Your own guestimates? Would that fly with investors?
I appreciate the community`s answers to these questions.
I know I can search on the Internet but I value personal recommendations more than anything else.
We are looking for a company that can make and internationally ship custom masks. We found this http://www.importcostumes.com/Accessories/Masks/ and it is something like what we`re looking for but hopefully someone from the SuN community can provide some guidance.