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When Emily's looking for feedback on a topic for a potential article, she'll post a question about it here. 

If your answer is featured in the article, it's a great way to get some publicity for your small business.

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Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2013

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Exactly WHAT is branding?- sorry wrong forum

Started by Jeanne Heflin Nov 29, 2012. 0 Replies

I think I have a good idea of what branding is but I would like to see what other members have to say.Continue

Tags: branding

Are you a solo-preneur who outsources work?

Started by Emily Suess. Last reply by Claudine Waskowycz Sep 24, 2012. 8 Replies

Whether you hire other independent contractors or you use a crowdsourcing site (think elance, oDesk, 99designs and others) for projects, I want to hear from you.Tell me a little about your experience…Continue

Tags: contract, outsourcing, crowdsourcing

What did you learn the hard way?

Started by Emily Suess. Last reply by Celia James May 23, 2012. 11 Replies

As a small business owner, we don't always take the advice of others. What's one thing you had to learn the hard way as a small business owner?Continue

Tags: small business

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Comment by Corina Moran on May 6, 2012 at 11:36am

In 2004, I decided to buy a bar.  I had no prior experience outside of being a patron of other bars.  I talked some relatives into helping me with the money and within 90 days, I was a bar owner.  I did everything wrong.  No beer license, no liquor license.  After some stumbling around at the city and county offices, I finally got the ball rolling.  I was lucky enough to find a liquor license that was for sale.  I was up and going by September 2004.  One problem - I did not know how to mix drinks.  But I kept going.  I finally realized that I was not cut out to run a bar so I re-evaluated.  I developed a plan to lease out my building and license to others who wanted a chance to 'own a bar'.  I am in my third year of leasing and am starting to see profit.  My profit will increase by March of 2013.  I am still learning.  I am trying to install a small kitchen.  I have all the state, city,and county requirements.  I'll post my lessons learned as I go along.

 

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