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    • #16123
      galaxyofstarsgalaxyofstars
      Keymaster

      Post your questions for our team of experts here.

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    • #16129
      nighttrainnighttrain
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      I have a question: I don’t have a lot of money to start my business. Which is better, raising equity (selling stock) or getting a bank / SBA loan?

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    • #16130
      HS1HS1
      Keymaster

      Nighttrain,

      It depends on your situation and the type of business. Generally there is a trade off: with equity you have a “forever” partner that gets part of your earnings as long as you own the business (or buy them out). But the risk of failure is on them, if you fail you don’t have to pay the money back. With a loan you have to pay it back no matter what (normally you will have to guarantee a loan), but then you are free and clear.

      There is a long, more explained description in our free book, download it and take a look: https://galaxyofstars.org/free-copy-of-start-up-book/

      Good Luck! And let us know if you have any more questions.

      HS1, Hidden Star expert

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    • #16148
      nighttrainnighttrain
      Participant

      thanks. I downloaded the book and am reading it now.

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    • #16332
      Centaur11Centaur11
      Participant

      I’d like to know the best platform on which to advertise a service business. I am a copywriter with no product to show other than digital copy.

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    • #16335
      RoseRue365RoseRue365
      Participant

      Hi are there any mobile wireless owners

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    • #16351
      SonjaSonja
      Participant

      I have a Wix website and I pay for an ecommerce store but I run a people-pleasing business. I don’t really enjoy working behind a computer screen as much as a ecommerce website guru would. How can I connect with the best technical-savy person who can help me set up my wix store? I’m already paying for it, just not using it. Help!

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      • #16356
        LadybugLadybug
        Participant

        I would try a freelance site like Fiverr or UpWork. I’ve had very good results with both. On Fiverr, I’m actively working with “joshuawisdom123” on Fiverr right now. He just built a really cool website for me. I don’t know if this link will work but this is his profile page: https://www.fiverr.com/joshuawisdom123.

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    • #16361
      DCIApparelDCIApparel
      Participant

      Hello there,

      I am revamping my business. I am now also renting a suite and plan to build a website with Galaxy. Do you guys help with text marketing? If not, do you guys have any suggestions on who to sign up with? Also, I would like to apply for a start up grant.

      Ebonie Hatch
      (Owner of DCI Apparel)

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    • #16382
      jboat1jboat1
      Participant

      I am a new broker for a company that helps small businesses get loans what is the best way to reach a ton of owners and be profitable?

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      • #16391
        HS1HS1
        Keymaster

        Jboat1:

        There are a lot of great ways to grow your business. Some of them cost a lot of money, some don’t cost much at all.

        Facebook does a nice job of delivering ads to business owners for not much investment. The hit rate is low, but the ones who respond are actually good leads.

        Google Ad Words is probably the best way currently. They can super target your audience and your message, and produce a LOT of leads. You might want to get a quote or testimonial from a client and use that in your social media posts.

        Also, you can buy email lists of business owners and send them an email. Again, hit rates will be low, but lead quality of respondents is pretty high.

        Hope this helps.

        HS1

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    • #16383
      jboat1jboat1
      Participant

      My friend has been working a business selling scented candles what advice do you have for her to be successful?

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      • #16392
        HS1HS1
        Keymaster

        the same advice we have for most entrepreneurs….

        – know your audience. Who buys scented candles and why? at what price? from whom?

        – communicate the “value proposition” clearly, i.e. answer the “what is in it for me” question

        – make sure you really understand the competition and pricing

        Is she set up to sell on Amazon? if not, she really needs to do that. There are a lot of videos, etc that can teach you how to set up an amazon store. They can deliver a LOT of sales.

        HS1

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    • #16400
      luttevieluttevie
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      Llc or s Corp for my clothing line?

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