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  1. jpn

    If You Don't Have All Day, You Have All Night.

    This is looking at the problem wrong. The limit is not time. The limit is energy. Everyone has the same amount of time. But only if you have enough energy left at the end of the day can you actually use your time productively. Just focusing on time misses the point and can cause a lot of...
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    European Fastlane Business Thread

    Unless you go into an obviously regulated industry, you don't have to think too much about these. Otherwise Google is your friend. All relevant laws should be published in every EU language. And a lot of partners you'd work with would help you too. For example, if you're dealing with food...
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    European Fastlane Business Thread

    This hasn't been my experience and varies country by country. In my EU country I can start a business for 25 euro in 15 min. Or a corporation for a few hundred euro in a day or 2. Compared to most of the world pretty easy. Some sectors may be harder, but thats the same in every country...
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    INTRO Amazon Dropshipping Question

    To clarify: I think high risk - extremely high reward is fine. It's the path I'm on myself. The main point is to make sure you understand the game you're about to play. You did not get "insights" you found a pattern that has appeared in the past in a particular data set. The forum actually...
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    HOT TOPIC Business idea dropship masks

    I doubt a government depart buys off a website unless they have an existing relationship with the firm. The point of my comment was that you need to go out and sell. Your words so far are about selling in theory, "I could sell to hospitals or wholesalers". The point is: go out and do that...
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    HOT TOPIC Business idea dropship masks

    Productive tip: Get a purchase order for a product that you can source at a cost that you can source it profitably. With a signed PO from a government institution you'd be able to get credit to finance the purchase.
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    INTRO Amazon Dropshipping Question

    I know several entrepreneurs, including in Germany, who made a lot more than 10Mio following a route like this. Usually they could code or sell, built an agency doing that, then used proceeds of those agencies to build products and then sold those businesses. They did not need to take on VC...
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    HOT TOPIC So, I Have 1000€ to Invest + Some Skills: Thinking of Attempting Dropshipping

    I’m only reading about a method. Dropshipping. Not a problem and solution. If you solve a real problem, no one cares if you dropship, or if your ads are ugly. Focus on solving problems. For example, you are one of many people that say that starting a business in Italy is expensive. Why not...
  9. jpn

    Where do you meet ambitious people?

    You don't sense? A vibe? Have you spoken with these people? Have you connected with these people on a personal level? Or have you made a superficial judgement based on some of their perceived character flaws? There are a great number of highly ambitious, high quality entrepreneurs / fastlane...
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    INTRO Why I don't want to be an entrepreneur.

    Based on this information you were never an entrepreneur. Just someone who wanted to optimize his taxes and failed. No lesson here.
  11. jpn

    Just Start From Something But is it Legal?

    2 points. 1. If it’s really needed. Than go and get that registration. If you can’t bother with some paper work, you shouldn’t start a business. 2. Get advice from a specialist. For example a bookkeeper. Usually a introductory chat is free and they will usually give some basic advice during...
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    OFF-TOPIC MacBook Air or Dell XPS 13 Laptop for programming?

    Having used both personally: For software development the xps13. At my company we looked at the xps13 and MacBook Pro for our devs. We went with the MacBook Pro. Current air models will lack quite quickly for serious development. XPS is a fine machine. Just make sure to opt for the max RAM you...
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    Insurance leads in Italy, Germany, and France

    In my country, which may have similarities to other European countries (I’m not in the business), the largest lead-gen/comparing website also acts as the broker for various insurance companies. They do not sell leads to brokers or agents. I imagine there’s a reason they do it this way because...
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    Should I accept or reject this "partnership"?

    No one can say whether you should take the offer or not. We're not you, we don't know you or your life. Having said that, this is a glorified employee role. But honestly, you're acting as an employee. You'll be taking a salary, and not taking any real risk by the sound of it. From their...
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    Anti-China Sentiment

    The Italian government is perfectly able to borrow money. Every country in Europe needed to do so to help fund the fight against corona. Even so a fund was quickly set up: Coronavirus: EU finance ministers agree on €500 billion emergency fund And...
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    Anti-China Sentiment

    Here's a list of what European countries have done to help each other, including Italy: Coronavirus: European Solidarity in action There is a lot of "news" out there shared by "news agencies" funded by Russian and Chinese interests. And perhaps some Italian politicians also would be best served...
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    OFF-TOPIC Will we see an actual war with China?

    No. A hot war with China cannot be won. There is no scenario imaginable where any nation gets out ahead in a war with China. Unless... Maybe. A few politicians may be able to get ahead, and if the system is so broken that the selfish decisions of a few can initiate a chain of events that...
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    OFF-TOPIC Will we see an actual war with China?

    I largely agree with you. Many outside the US overestimates how little most people in the US care/interact with government on the federal level. Having said that, the OP isn't talking about what the average US citizen thinks. He's asking if there could be war between the US and China. This...
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    OFF-TOPIC Will we see an actual war with China?

    Never heard of them. Who is this person, and why does their view on this matter? Googled it but didn't clarify much.
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    Finding ways to differentiate myself from mature brands

    Perhaps you should reconsider trying to launch a me-too product without a clear differentiation. If you want to push ahead, did you read unscripted? There are a few chapters on value skew there. That should give you some excellent direction.
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