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  1. Walter Hay

    Starting a business with the intention of selling franchises.

    The outright sale of a business doesn’t often take place until it has been trading for a long period of time. This thread is intended to produce some ideas for those who see an opportunity to develop a business that could be saleable after a year or two of profitable operation. My point is...
  2. Walter Hay

    MARKETPLACE Walter Hay's Business Books

    Well, I have become a serial business book writer. Three down, with at least one more residing in my brain. The 3 books so far are based on: A lifetime of success in sales and marketing, while designing, copywriting, and structuring all of my own advertising in both major businesses I...
  3. Patrick Hughes

    Feeling Down The Past Few Days

    Hey guys, Recently I've hit a rough patch on my journey and I am at this point of where I feel I can't run back to the SCRIPTED world but at the same time, my journey into the UNSCRIPTED world is still long and arduous. It's like this weird middle ground where I can't move forward or backward...
  4. U

    Lets grow Instagram accounts together

    Hello all, I know many of you already heard of engagement groups on IG. I’ve just got added in one new one. The rules are pretty simple...someone send their new post to the group and other members like it and write some non spam looking comment...if someone post an image of a car, others...
  5. Patrick Hughes

    Becoming Selfless over Selfish

    Hey guys, I started my Entrepreneurial journey a few years ago. I had a mentor who owned 5 residential houses and we worked together for a year understanding the ins and outs. This brought me into a passive income mindset and I picked up a lot of his habits as he was my first mentor. He was...
  6. LivingToLearn32

    EXECUTION Being disgusted instigates change.

    Wow. Today I just found a piece of my pursuit of entrepreneurship beginning/infant stages . This quote was put on social media in 2016 EXACTLY 2 years ago from today. That was a LONG time ago for me. Here is the quote that later brought me to where I am today. May I remind you this was BEFORE I...
  7. Varun

    Retail industry B&M stores(consumer electronics). Is omnichanneling the way?

    So now B&M stores in my country(India) have started feeling the heat from online players like Amazon and Flipkart. Most of them are unwilling to change and are content to grumble. How do I add value to the customer's lives? As it stands, customers go online to shop(especially for cameras and...
  8. Varun

    Couple of questions from a beginner

    Hi, I've started a website for affiliate marketing in the fitness industry. I know my goals, there's no control. In it for industry experience, to raise some capital and ultimately create my own product based on need/pain points etc. My question is - how do I know when I've become good enough...
  9. Zest

    Show me where I am wrong -- Growing and monetizing a new website

    Here I'll post what my general ideas are when it comes to growing and monetizing a brand new website. I am absolutely green when it comes to this so for those who have been there and done that, please do tell me where I am mistaken or flat out wrong about any of what I am about to post. I have...
  10. FreedomXX

    INTRO Building My Second Business

    Hey fastlaneforum, this is özzie from Berlin. I have built an online sound business for the last 4 years (rastsound.com) from zero and now running it with a small team. Also now we are building a second business (freedomxx.com), this time with experts of business, psychology and communication...
  11. Drive2Riches

    I am in a better spot now - after reading TMF in '14

    I knew things were going to change after reading the book. But I still don't feel like it's going fast enough for me. However, I've been working my tail off and, if I allow myself to remember how shitty it was -- collections agencies, state aid, borrowing/getting money from family, gf paying...
  12. V

    Getting back on fastlane

    Hi all, I was on Fastlane it feels like a few years ago. I looked around, wasn't sure what to do. Then, I started an investment company, did very well, then my partner had a lot of issues, and we had to close down (he was the trader). Now, I've restarted and reinvested. I've opened up an...
  13. Hassan

    EXECUTION Best Way to Expand My Wife's Tutoring Business? (not an askhole, I promise)

    So we launched a Arabic home tutoring business for kids... It's been exactly 1 year now. We've made some progress, but things have started to plateau. Her income is capped at £800-900/month from a couple of evening clients and busy weekends. But I know I can drum up MUCH more business, + I want...
  14. mrarcher

    HOT TOPIC If you had 1 hour with MJ, or someone similar...

    I thought this might be a good thought exercise for the forum. Especially if we get participation from both sides. Here's the deal.. If you are a new or growing entrepreneur (or just want to play along of course) We all have some successful entrepreneurs we look up to and would love to know...
  15. Arun Siva

    Something for sidewalkers/slowlaners to consider

    For those of you out there that are doing menial jobs or jobs that you personally cant stand or like, there is quite an immediate demand of quality “technicians & engineers” throughout the United States and Canada.. I picked up on this a few years back and there is Some great resources that one...
  16. A

    INTRO Fresh Beginning

    Hi all, I stumbled upon this forum by chance (thanks Reddit) and following two days of blazing, eye-squinting in the dark at 2am reading I've decided to sign up. For context, I've been an ardent forum lurker since the age of 13 and this is the first forum I've ever signed up to and intend to...
  17. FelixForum123

    Has any company ever done a global referral program like this before?

    The eyewear brand Jamie Looks just launched a very generous global referral program where you receive 15€ for signing up to their newsletter. By inviting your friends to do the same, you receive exponentially growing vouchers and a pair of free sunglasses if you refer 50 friends...
  18. Ravens_Shadow

    The Fastlane Forum Thread and Rep+ Exchange

    @MJ DeMarco I had an idea that may be a good way to expand upon popular threads, encourage rep+ exchanging, and highlight some of the best gold on the forum besides the gold tag. This is more of real-time thing vs seeing recent posts. What if we had a page on the forum that was similar to a...
  19. R

    INTRO Miami Beach Living and Loving LIFE!!!

    Hello my name is Ron. I joined this forum to network and meet amazing people. I am a writer and I am in the middle of writing my first book. I have my own blog and I also guest blog. I am primarily into inspiring and motivating. EDIT: Link removed by mod. Please read the forum rules.
  20. Ivan Mushketyk

    Legal and other ramifications of platforms like Uber, Airbnb, Ebay etc.

    Recently I was thinking about starting a company that follows the model of Uber, Airbnb, Ebay and other similar companies that bring together providers of services (taxis, apartments, goods) and users of this services. I see two significant obstacles in creating the business like this and I...
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