This brief roundup will share five guides for specific businesses that you may want to investigate prior to jumping in with two feet. Often there are a lot more elements to be considered than we may initially think about when starting a business. Don’t start blindly instead be informed of what you can expect.

Child Day Care Requirements in Cincinnati

The information presentedvin this brief for the City of Cincinnati is intended only to provide a general picture of the industry, a partial checklist, and sources of current comprehensive information. The regulations are regularly reviewed and periodically modified. It is likely that similar controls will be in place in other locations, particularly in the State of Ohio. It is necessary to inquire with local authorities before planning a center in any location.

Starting a Consulting Business

Why work 8 hours/day for someone else when you can work 16 hours/day for yourself? Of course as a consultant there are technical skills are required.
This brief highlights the personal issues to be considered in becoming a consultant. What does it take?
The two biggest surprises for a consultant are:
1) You will only spend 1/3 of your time consulting with another 1/3 selling and the balance on administrative and wasted time.
2) Your technical skills will not be your biggest asset.

A Guide to Exporting

Are you considering an exporting business?

Expanding into overseas markets is a major business venture, and just as any new business development or expansion program in your home country would require, preparation of a detailed business plan is strongly recommended.

This brief will give you the basic information you will need to evaluate if an exporting business is the best business for you.

A Guide to Importing

An importing business is an option to consider starting.

Small businesses generally rely upon local manufacturers, wholesalers, or distributors to source their raw material or product needs. Many of these organizations are importers, or representatives of foreign companies. In addition, most multi-national corporations have operations in the U .S.and have sales organizations seeking orders from businesses large and small.

Our brief will share why you might want to become an importer and how to find overseas suppliers.

Starting a Home Based Business

A home-based business can be an excellent choice for some. Reasons for starting a home-based business are numerous: tired of working for someone else; not getting paid what you are worth; wanting to be your own boss; investing in your future; dislike for the old office/factory routine; daily commuting, etc. However, whatever type of business you choose and whether it is part-time or full-time, you should realize that you cannot operate that business at home successfully if you try to do it in a casual, ill-planned, off-handed way. If so, you will be doing yourself a disservice and you will be wasting your money.

This Brief focuses primarily on YOU, and tries to help you answer these vital questions: Are you ready, willing, and able to open a business in your home? To be successful, you must treat your home-based business as a bona-fide business undertaking. A solid plan and dedicated execution of that plan are needed.

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