Starting up

Start your business off on the right foot with help from those who’ve done it before.
How organize my workplace?
I work a lot of time at the computer, and I have pain in my back. Maybe I need new desk and computer chair?
by Emmet Established Member in Starting up ‎October 22, 2017 1:07 PM
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It's Really Easy to Forget What You Had to Learn!
What was you big Ah-Ha Moment? Being a business consultant, requires a lot of patience which at times can be somewhat difficult. We all have different “ah-ha” moments along our journey and I wanted to share one of mine that still helps me find that e...
by ParkwayInc Established Member in Starting up ‎October 20, 2017 2:27 PM
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How did you start your own business?
what did you do to start your own business? i have tried a business plan and grants to get funding. all turned down and unable to get funding due to my bad credit. even had opportunities to start a couple of businesses with friends but those fell thr...
by MassielC Established Member in Starting up ‎October 11, 2017 9:38 PM
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What are the best and worst things about hiring someone to build your company website?
I build websites for companies. I want to acentuate the postive and minimize the negative aspects of working with someone like me. What are some things that I should always remember to do? What are some bad experiences that you've had?
by butchewing Established Member in Starting up ‎September 27, 2017 6:35 AM
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I'm just starting out and don't have many transactions, but I need to get my books in order for my taxes due 10/15/2017. It's for a real estate investing entity. The point and click aspect of Quickbooks seems simple enough, but I want to get my chart...
by Micro4Now Member in Starting up ‎September 24, 2017 4:07 PM
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Go Narrow to Get Big and 4 Other Tips from Someone Who Has Seen It All
Will focusing on a niche really help me get customers? Do I need to hire people to grow my business? How can I go mobile? These are questions that entrepreneur, author and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams gets asked regularly by folks just like us. ...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Starting up ‎September 22, 2017 1:42 PM
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Starting up? Thinking about how to get more customers? Take this quiz!
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Starting up ‎September 22, 2017 10:47 AM
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Don’t panic. Pivot!
Those three little words sum up some serious learnings about getting customers from QB Community member @Rustler. Want more great insights? We’ve got plenty, right here: Three Ways Your First Customer Can Help You Build a Better Business. Whan have y...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Starting up ‎September 14, 2017 5:22 PM
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Am a BIG fan of a "non traditional" approach to starting up - i.e., NOT a business 'plan'
A suggestion/recommendation which I now freely pay forward to anyone who is a sidepreneur, solopreneur, mobile-preneur, or any other class of (entre)preneur is to invest in these two resources: Blue Ocean Strategy & the Business Model Canvas. For the...
by SBSL-Founder-SJ Senior Member in Starting up ‎September 13, 2017 11:25 AM
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Getting Customers: Is Your Business Customer-Ready? A Checklist for Success
You’ve heard the saying, “If you build it, they will come.” If you’re building your own business, nothing’s more exciting than imagining when your very first customer will come. Who will it be? What product or service will they purchase? In what volu...
by AudreyPratt Community Host in Starting up ‎September 11, 2017 8:01 PM
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We only get one chance to make a great first impression.
So make yours positive -- and positively professional. Here in our QuickBooks Community we’re taking a deep look at how best to establish a strong customer base and turn those customers or clients into loyalists who keep coming back. Check out this Q...
by ShanaNiederman Community Manager in Starting up ‎September 11, 2017 1:51 PM
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When Should You Quit Your 9-5 and Focus On Your Side Gig 24/7?
Juggling a full-time job and a side-hustle? It’s not easy, we know. You’ve probably fantasized about ditching the daily grind and working strictly for yourself. Question is, exactly when is the right time to take that plunge? After all, it’s a huge d...
by AudreyPratt Community Host in Starting up ‎September 06, 2017 5:41 AM
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Hi! I want to ask some advice for my future website. I know that if I will hire a developer I will pay $2000 for my site. So I decide to try do it by myself. So, I want to ask is it a good idea to use ready-made templates, for example from https://ww...
by ShermanBriggs New Member in Starting up ‎September 01, 2017 9:35 AM
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Think Running a Small Business Is Easy? Stationery Designer Tessa Worley Gets Real
Tessa Worley knew early on that she wanted to create art to express her individual style and personality. So, from her studio apartment in Eugene, Oregon, she started doing just that with her handmade stationery business. We asked Tessa to share her ...
by Community Leader Community Leader in Starting up ‎August 29, 2017 10:59 AM
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QB online, Shopify, and Amazon integration?
Hello, I'm new to QB online. We are launching a coffee company in the next few months selling on Amazon via FBA and our website hosted by Shopify. I'm trying to find the best solution to integrate the three of these platforms in the most effiecient w...
by nnorring Member in Starting up ‎August 25, 2017 4:38 AM
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