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So you REALLY Want your own Small Business?

If you are looking for small business advice that likely will apply to any business, take a look at this series from CNN Money . The link will open a new window :)http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2010/03/23/sbiz_tips_mario...

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Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 8, 2010 at 8:49pm
not really john lol :)
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 9, 2010 at 4:40pm
Could you explain why AV? I've run businesses and find it pretty sound..
Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 9, 2010 at 4:53pm
im bad at handling money
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 9, 2010 at 5:11pm
ROTFL! Thanks for a lovely laugh!
Comment by A.V.Koshy on May 9, 2010 at 5:26pm
yeah u need to put up one for me on financial managmeent :)
glad i put a smile on your face
Comment by Turil Cronburg on May 9, 2010 at 5:48pm
I want to run an independent non-profit business. Any suggestions on how to do that? :-)

(And by that I mean, an entity that is legally prohibited from making a profit (and isn't taxed), but is recognized as being a benefit to the world and legally allowed to ask for and accept donations, while also being independent from a board of directors or membership votes.

Basically I want to be allowed the freedom of having an independent business, while making it clear that we're putting more into the world than taking out of it, and that no one is getting any extra money beyond a set salary based on a healthy living wage (or less if they choose).

I'm not sure I'm explaining it well, but it's something I feel strongly about. Though at this point I've started to just ignore most laws and mainstream approaches to things, and I'm kind of just doing my own thing, and not giving it a name. :-)
Comment by Buffy B on May 9, 2010 at 6:00pm
Hi Turil - check out http://www.techsoup.org they'll have or give all the help you need for a nonprofit including reduced priced software and have gone global. They also sponsor free virtual office space for nonprofits, info at http://www.nonprofitcommons.org I've had an office there for 3 yrs and it is fantastic platform for connecting with nps all over the world (we meet every week) and spreading awareness of your org in a way that works.
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on May 9, 2010 at 6:21pm
Any thoughts on microgranchising http://marriottschool.byu.edu/selfreliance/wiki/controller.cfm?home... ?
What is a better way to fight poverty? Microfranchises or this approachhttp://www.ted.com/talks/esther_duflo_social_experiments_to_fight_poverty.html ?
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on May 9, 2010 at 6:21pm
Microfranchising I ment
Comment by Turil Cronburg on May 9, 2010 at 6:33pm
Buffy B, but I don't want to have a non-profit. That's the wh*** point. I don't want something that is either a Business or a Non-Profit, I want a third option that has some elements of one or the other, and doesn't have some elements from one or the other. Know what I mean?

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