Wanting to Learn to Start My Own Business

Updated on November 21, 2008
G.B. asks from Kansas City, MO
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Hi would someone walk through the process of starting a small out of home business.
From getting a tax id....to going to market. web page.... ads etc.....everything.

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answers from Kansas City on

Hi! I have had my own business for about 1 1/2 years. I'd be happy to share with you what I've learned. Email me: [email protected]____.com



answers from Springfield on

Have you tried Tupperware it's great I sell it for a second (job) and have fun with it. I do book orders, fundraisers, home parties. I also sell Home and Garden Party which is great because they have alittle more than Tupperware but I love both of them. Just send me an email and we can keep in touch if you are wanting to sell.

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answers from Kansas City on

Hi G. B. Before you begin you need to know how much you are willing to put out in up-front costs. Will you get training and from whom? Can you work when you want & as much/little as you want? Is the product/products consumable so you can establish repeat sales? Is it a growing company/industry? Can you work alone yet have support when you need it? I started a home business 2 yrs ago at age 52, along side a full-time job, and I can teach/train you besides being able to get online training 24/7 whenever you want. And the products are totally amazing! I would love to share what I know so you can make your own decision. Good Luck! [email protected]____.com

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answers from Kansas City on

I don't know if you've considered direct sales, but it is a great way to get out of the house, make extra money, get great tax deductions and give you a sense of fulfillment. I see others have offered their business, and I am going to offer mine....I'm with Wildtree...It's very new to this part of the country, as of now I and one other gal do this in Overland Park. It's an ALL NATURAL food company. Everything is free from MSG, preservatives, additives and artificial colos. I'd love to tell you more if you are interested. Please let me know, I wish you the best of luck in your search.

S. B.

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answers from Kansas City on

Try Kaufman's Fast Trac program (just type Fast Trac into your browser, you'll find it). Its 11 weeks (1 day a week) that teaches you every thing you need to know to start a business. I went through it three years ago, and I'm still using things I learned in my 3 year old business. The cost is about $600 but well worth it (they also have scholarships). The Missouri and Kansas Women's Business Centers are also excellent sources of information Good luck, having your own business can be very satisfying.

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answers from Wichita on

Hi G.,

I know this is an older post, however, there is never a wrong time to try and start your own business.

I sell Home & Garden Party which is wonderful! I set my own schedule, work when I want.I have been very successful with my Home Party Plan, it is a wonderful company to work with and I do make a nice income every month. My husband actually got me started with H&GP, I have NO regrets, I quit my retail job because I was making more money in less time! If you are interested in more information please contact me at [email protected]____.com or ###-###-####.

Also this link will take you to the company website: http://www.HomeandGardenParty.com/Home?WebId=lindashgp

Advantages: Small startup cost, NO Delivery, NO inventory, 30% to 40% commission plus bonuses!

This is a great opportunity to be home and still make a wonderful income.

Again, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.




answers from Oklahoma City on

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answers from Joplin on

Hi G.,

My name is S. Alumbaugh and I started my own business last July I love it. I am sure you have heard of the products, Mary Kay. Well if this is something that you might be interested in please let me know and I would love to help you get started. I can show you everything from starting to make money right away to help with you taxes, etc. Just let me know if you are interested [email protected]____.com



answers from Kansas City on

Hello G.,
I am a newly 40 year old, owner of my own business. I have been with Tupperware fo 14 years, and it is fabulous. I currently am the Executive Director of a franchise in the Kansas/Missouri area, but have sales force members in several states.

I am interested in sharing more with you about this business. The income is great, the sales are easy, and most of all it is very flexible, so I am able to decide how much I want to make, and when I want to work. There are very few steps to take to start this business, and training and support on a weekly basis.

If you are interested in hearing more, please call me at ###-###-#### or visit my website at My2.Tupperware.com/Magnificent
I hope to talk with you soon.
M. Mendoza



answers from Kansas City on

Hi I just wanted to respond to your request. I am working full time at this point but I am also starting my own travel business on the side and I am enjoying it so much. My friend introduced it to me and at first I was hesistant but it's a great opportunity to save money on travel, write off all your travel while making money when people book their travel on your website. You can look at my page at www.plan4paradise.biz and I can also email you more information if you would like. Thanks!



answers from Bloomington on

Hi G.. I own my own Decorating business, as well as I sell an at home business - which is BRAND NEW to the area. I have experience in starting my own business, as well as working as a consultant for the at home business. I would be happy to help you with both. The at home business (It is against company policy to mention it's name, unless you contact me) has been INCREDIBLE. It is an AWESOME product, great price point, and very marketable to Central Illinois. It can be sold to business professionals, so it is not your typical at home party business. If you are motivate to sell, and have the time to do it on a part time basis - the opportunities and financial rewards are endless (I am proof of it). Contact me for more information. J. A



answers from Kansas City on

Hi G.,

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answers from St. Louis on

Hi G. B

I started my own business approx. 10 months ago after working retail sales for many years. I now have the freedom to work when I want and I make alot more money than I did working 40 plus hours per week. Please contact me at [email protected]____.com and I will tell you how easy it is to get started.

R. M.



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answers from Tulsa on

Not sure where you live, but most cities have a small business administration. They will have a lot of information on starting your own business. Also, to get a tax id, go online to the tax commission for your state. If you live in Oklahoma, the website is: http://www.oktax.state.ok.us/
I think you can fill out forms online. If you wish to incorporate for tax reasons, go to the secretary of state website. You can print off the form there. It is an easy process. You may even check at the local Jr. College and see if they offer a class on starting your own business. Could be a few months of good preparation can really make the difference in success.



answers from Tulsa on

Hi Gayle,

Saw your post from a time back and thought I'd share with you what I shared with a couple of others. I think this is one opportunity you'd love and wouldn't want to pass up on.

I'm a 39 year old SAHM and love what I do! But, to make things a little easier financially on our family I signed up as an Indep Avon Sales Rep. This allows me to do what I love most, which is spend time with my beautiful family. Selling Avon has helped our family have extra when extra normally wouldn't be there. Its fun having PLAY money! This allows us to go out to eat out occasionally, shop for fun stuff that we might not otherwise be able to afford and put money in savings.

The only draw back that I found in being a stay-at-home-mom is that all my friends couldn't afford to stay at home. Car payments, mortgages and other expenses kept them from doing so. I found my days were spent with just me, cleaning the house and watching Soap Operas throughout my day. I needed a little more social interaction. With Avon I've made a lot of new acquaintances and incredible friendships this past year, which I otherwise wouldn't have necessarily had. And with the wonderful world of syberspace it makes my Avon business so easy and fun, knowing I don't have to fill out a lot of paperwork. With the click of a few buttons my order is processed and ready to go.

G.,it only costs $10 to start your Avon business. And, Avon provides everything you need to assist you in getting off to an incredible journey of finding out that you truely are an incredible individual. Someone once said, Sometimes even eagles need a push!

I would love to have you on my team G.! Contact me at [email protected]____.com and we'll get you started!

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answers from Topeka on

Hi G.,
I am a Southern Living At Home Consultant and I would love for you to take a look at the website. This Company is Great and you are completely your own boss. I love the Product.
It is the fastest growing Direct Sales Business out there. You can earn $100's or $1000's. It is up to you. Check out the website and see for yourself. There is a number to call and listen to what the business has to offer. I have 3 kids and stay home with my youngest. A night out to party and get paid is so easy and needed. www.southernlivingathome.com/cindissouthernhome
Good Luck,



answers from Peoria on

Hi G.! I know this is an older post and I don't know if you have found a way to start a home business but I wanted to show you what I found! It is a great company that is designed specifically for moms. And, although it is MY business, I have a great support system from the parent company. I hope you find this helpful. Good luck on your business ventures!!



answers from St. Louis on

Hi G., I am a Unit Manager with lia sophia jewelry and love what I do! I'm wondering if you have ever thought of doing home party shows. You get paid to go out and meet new people and have fun while doing it. Working just 2 nights per week you can earn an average of $1000 or more per month.

Check out our product online at www.liasophia.com/carinkleekamp and let me know if I can answer any questions for you. I would love to help you get your own business started!

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