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need help with business side of business

Postby techie » Mon, 18 Oct 2004 2:57 pm

Hi all,

I am an engineer working at big MNC's for years and finally put some thoughts together for my own business. I have a Software/networking product designed and planning to go into the market with this off the shelf product and general service/consultancy in IT/Networking fields. I am a quite competent engineer and have confidence with my prododuct, but when it comes to business, I have no idea where to start with.

I will be setting up my business in Europe, where I plan to move very soon, and I got information about legal side of setting up a business. But have no idea about branding, marketting etc. I am preparing a web site, and hoping to put some ads to relevant magazines, newspapers.

Can anyone advice me any good books, or methodology that I can follow as a checklist. I don't have time to study economics or marketing and I am happy with starting as a small business, but I want to get as much as advice before I start and do it right. Thank you.

KLS
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Software product

Postby KLS » Sat, 23 Oct 2004 12:24 pm

Hi techie,

I would suggest you get your work patented or protected. details you can search under UK patent office.

Quick method is to write detailed description, seal in envelope and post date stamp, to yourself on back and front, just explain to post office, that you want the back stamped also over the seal.

If it goes to court, you have this proof of posting, which can prove, that you came up with the idea first.

Are you in Singapore at present? if so we can meet and i can give you a few tips

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Are you serious about starting your own business?

Postby success4u » Sun, 12 Dec 2004 2:09 pm

HI techie,
Are you serious about starting your own business? I know someone who owns an IT firm. I can get him to talk to you if you are still interested. Write to choongys@hotmail.com

Cheers,

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Re: need help with business side of business

Postby KLS » Sun, 12 Dec 2004 8:49 pm

techie wrote:Hi all,

I am an engineer working at big MNC's for years and finally put some thoughts together for my own business. I have a Software/networking product designed and planning to go into the market with this off the shelf product and general service/consultancy in IT/Networking fields. I am a quite competent engineer and have confidence with my prododuct, but when it comes to business, I have no idea where to start with.

I will be setting up my business in Europe, where I plan to move very soon, and I got information about legal side of setting up a business. But have no idea about branding, marketting etc. I am preparing a web site, and hoping to put some ads to relevant magazines, newspapers.

Can anyone advice me any good books, or methodology that I can follow as a checklist. I don't have time to study economics or marketing and I am happy with starting as a small business, but I want to get as much as advice before I start and do it right. Thank you.



Hi Techie,

If you like, you could brief me on your product and I can evaluate it and probably do all the internet branding and marketing on line. I also have 11 distributors in different countries.

I work on a commission basis, for a digital camera manufacturer, establishing distributorships world wide. The manufacturer can also supply a reference for me if you require.

I can also refer you to a Danish and swiss internet shops, that will probably also give a reference if needed.

My main education bakground is in business and export, Ranum Export Academy Denmark.

My business background is quite wide 25 years in computer components and online sales, also business development for joint venure projects, between Denmark and Asia.

I freelance, travel To UK, Denmark, Taiwan and Singapore on a regular basis. Let me know where you are located at the moment!

Regards

zack

Re: need help with business side of business

Postby zack » Tue, 04 Jan 2005 12:28 pm

Let me know if you need a marketing and distribution network in the Asian region. You can reach me at zackconsult@yahoo.com

techie wrote:Hi all,

I am an engineer working at big MNC's for years and finally put some thoughts together for my own business. I have a Software/networking product designed and planning to go into the market with this off the shelf product and general service/consultancy in IT/Networking fields. I am a quite competent engineer and have confidence with my prododuct, but when it comes to business, I have no idea where to start with.

I will be setting up my business in Europe, where I plan to move very soon, and I got information about legal side of setting up a business. But have no idea about branding, marketting etc. I am preparing a web site, and hoping to put some ads to relevant magazines, newspapers.

Can anyone advice me any good books, or methodology that I can follow as a checklist. I don't have time to study economics or marketing and I am happy with starting as a small business, but I want to get as much as advice before I start and do it right. Thank you.

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue, 04 Jan 2005 6:58 pm

To be honest this guy seems full of wind and no sails!!! he never replies to anyone!


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