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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. MJ DeMarco

    GOLD! Is CENTS Destructive to Action?

    Over the years I've read thousands of introductions here. A common thread I've seeing follows the following format: A) I have 3 ideas, X,Y, and Z. B) None of them meet CENTS. C) X is missing entry, Y is missing scale, and Z is missing a mix of both. D) I don't know what to do. The end result...
  4. Royce2

    Scaling a Cleaning Service Business

    Hello forum! My wife has her own business of cleaning post construction houses. In our area this is a massive niche because of the housing market. Currently she does this by herself and spends typically 10 hours per house, depending. Charges .30 per square foot. I’m trying to find ways to...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Rabby

    EXECUTION [Progress] Helping professionals execute and grow.

    Edit January 5, 2018: I changed the thread title from "building industry specific community" to "helping professionals execute and grow.'" After chatting with a lot of you here, this sounds much better to me. As of this edit, my current state of mind related to this project is represented by...
  8. P

    An artist's guide to creating a productocracy

    I came across this old but gold post (from 2008) from Kevin Keller - 1000 true fans It has been completely rewritten recently (2016/ 2017), but the original is still up there on the same page. The more and more I read it, the more and more I thought: This is basically what @MJ DeMarco would...
  9. AgainstAllOdds

    HOT TOPIC Stop what you're doing. Get a line of credit.

    At most banks, for $150 a year you can open up a business line of credit up to $100,000 without providing financials. All you need is a personal guarantee and good personal credit. Then, you have $100k sitting for you for whenever you need it. When you need it, you only pay interest on the...
  10. Joel Parkes

    I executed! Am I growing too fast now?

    Hey all, Forgive me if I haven't followed the right etiquette, I'm relatively new to the forum. However, I'll get to the point. I started my business 2 years ago whilst working a full time job and read as much as I could about building a scalable business (including MFL and Unscripted). I...
  11. MJ DeMarco

    GOLD! The CENTS Business Commandments for Entrepreneurs

    Thought I'd start a thread based upon the CENTS Business Commandments found in The Millionaire Fastlane and UNSCRIPTED, just in case someone searches for it by search engine. Since this concept is covered in both books, I don't think I ever posted an "official" thread on the topic. It would be...
  12. E

    Uber of cooking, scale issue

    I'm thinking about starting a company similar to Uber but I have a scaling issue. My idea is to build a platform where people cook and earn some cash and others buy the food from the producers. I need some overall feedback on the idea and I'm wondering how I will get enough cookers to...
  13. focusedlife

    RANT Lesson In Trojan Mass Marketing Via Perverse Fascination

    Did you know that America has been fascinated with the perceived hilariousness of African Americans and Jews since the mid 1920’s? You can verify it, yourself. On January 12, 1926, a bizarre two man comedy show entitled “Sam ‘n’ Henry” debuted on Chicago’s WGN radio station. Two years later...
  14. E

    REAL ESTATE Real estate commissions

    Most traditional real estate agents seem to be charging relatively the same range of rates for listing and selling property. With a professionally taken set of pictures posted on the MLS and a fairly priced home it practically sells it's self given how the listing gets automatically syndicated...
  15. PersistentlyHungry

    Small Country, Fastlane Business

    Hello fellow hustlers! At the moment, I live in a small country, which naturally limits market sizes in most niches. I have a few business ideas and I'm in the process of choosing which one to execute. My options: 1. 1st idea: Build a small online business in my small country, where I know the...
  16. SheikhNaveed

    Are you still confused with SCALE and TIME too?

    While reading forum yesterday I came to read a post by MJ where he was appreciating a non-digital product made by a guy here on forum. From days, I'm confused with the scale and time factors of CENTS. Today, I've tested a market of home-based carwash service using facebook ads. While I was...
  17. KopyKidd

    EXECUTION Scaling a Fitness Copywriting Biz

    This first post in this thread is more of an update than anything, but I'm taking this idea off of the shelf I stuck it on back in 2013. I've been MIA from the forum (and entrepreneurship in general) for a few years, so here's a quick-ish catching up... Skip to the bottom if you don't feel like...
  18. Lwyrd

    Marketing for distance education

    Hi! For the past few months (since before I started reading TMF) I've been working on a distance education business model. I was invited by the board of a non-profit education association to be one of 4 course coordinators for a graduate distance legal education course. I can see this as a...
  19. eqttrdr

    Facebook Ad Spend vs Audience Size?

    Currently in uncharted waters now.... and trying to plan out future growth... Have a single digital info product with 2 upsells in our funnel Doing PPC on Facebook and currently up to spending $1,300/day on ads with an audience size targeting of 1.8mil. At this level we are about 90% ROI...
  20. eqttrdr

    Front end is breakeven.. now what?

    Currently selling a one-off digital info product with a couple upsells in the front end funnel. From what all the "digital info product gurus" I spoke with at a meetup last year their goal from the start with any info product is to eventually get to break even on the front end. Great.... so...

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