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How can you secure a loan for a truck without a deposit.

My husband has been offered a five year contract with an option for another five by a large and reputable company but we have to buy a $178 000 truck. We do not have our own home and we do not have money laying around as my husband has been unemployed for the last six months. The truck is for an existing drinks delivery run and the contract is generous and includes the cost of the repayments and running costs of the truck but we are having great difficulty getting anyone to look at us. How can you go about getting finance in this sort of situation?

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Aussie honey for export

I’ve stumbled on an Aussie honey grower that has more flavours that I have ever seen before. I feel they could be promoted to an overseas market. What is the best way to approach this?

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How do I market my business in a regional area?

I have just qualified as a food and wellness coach and counsellor. I can help clients with problems ranging from weight loss or healthy diet to managing stress, reducing anxiety, getting better sleep, or having a happier life. I live in a regional area and are not sure where to find clients who are willing to pay for this service (around the same cost as a physio or massage per session) and I find that many people dont actually know what a food and wellness coach is or does. I can see clients via Skype too and I have a good website where I am already doing blogs and I am on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I have tried handing out brochures face to face at gyms or local clinics and I am currently running a free relaxation class for seniors. I would appreciate any advice about how to get new clients.

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How do I find the RIGHT investor?

I have been running my business for 2 years now manufacturing my own range of wellness products which I have been selling to over 70 shops across Australia including creating products for other big companies. I know that I have had one of those mind blowing ideas that will take off and create a huge success, the problem is I don't want to do it by half and by doing it in full I would require more funding than I have. I quite like the idea of investors as I already have one investor who found me when I was still creating products in my kitchen and had only started doing markets. I have since come across several who wanted to invest in by business, however, I want to find the right investor, someone who understand my idea - who sees the value in it and who is as passionate as me to grow the business while being able to help me gain knowledge and information around growing and marketing a business this large. (I would think of competitors like Lush and The Body Shop when they were at the early stages ) Although my idea is entirely different from theirs. I keep my idea quite private due to the risk of someone "taking it" So how do I find THAT person?

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how do i improve my business

currently own a franchise, it has been 7 months since taking over. at the started we had amazing staff and team then ,headoffice pretty much took all of our staff and manager and left us to find a new team, we went from making 20 thousand a week to now 10 on a good week! no help with training new staff from franchise or help on how to improve our business! with sales ect we are left stuck and dont know how to pick it up! have lost 80% of clients due to the change and staff turnover! any advice on how to fix it?

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How can grow my business while living in rural QLD?

Hi, I have started a business where I take Australian grown fruit & veg and make a gourmet range of condiments. We do take online sales but mainly would like to build and work with wholesale customers. My problem is I live and run my business on our family cattle property up here in North QLD. Dropping the kids off at school and going around to the businesses I would like to stock my products is not an option right now. I have got a good amount of businesses using and stocking my products in our local town and in some other parts of QLD but would really love to grow my business even more. So I guess I'm wondering is it possible to really grow my business from home or is getting out into the big cities going to be the only way? And if it is possible is there some coaching program I can do that would best help me in my position, as I do believe getting some coach or training is going to be an important investment for myself and my business. Thank you Cheers Jodie

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How do I be found

Hi there, Little Kids Business is an online Platform representing just over 100 Brands in the children's space. Being a double-sided Marketplace I have two clients. I am proud to have encouraged so many Brands to join me and be found collectively. I outsource SEO, Google Shopping and Youtube advertising which is expensive. I am also marketing in other areas of the children's space and have a media centre on Press loft in an effort to gain Press Coverage. We have gained a product here and there in the press however this has not driven sales. We are just about to start selling our gift vouchers through another business with a large database which may assist. We are only 9 months old and really only started to climb about three months ago however I expected more sales than I currently receive and I am wondering what else works for you?

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To finish Developing a Wild Life Education Centre and Animal refuge in the Blue Mountains

I need to finish developing a Wild Life Centre and need $80,000 to do so ; which financial institute would be the best to approach ?

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How do I book my seat for Mark's talk on 27th Feb 2019 in Sydney

Important that I go. I want to take advantage of the early bird offers but when I opened up the offer I couldn't see where exactly I could confirm my seat and pay for it. Please assist. Thank you

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Start-up in Perth

I'm hoping to speak with someone who's set up a business in Perth, WA and who's encountered and overcome similar challenges like: * Not having the weight / size of a big brand to win business (companies go with who they know) * Overcoming a mindset that almost relies on cost in place of value * Giving / paying things forward, not expecting anything in return - and meeting friction from people/companies who don't like this approach * The time it took to start seeing an uptick I've set up a business in the UK and it did well. It's not easy setting up a business anywhere, however, setting one up in Perth seems more difficult. I'd love to learn how people like doing business in Perth, along with any helpful tips someone can share. Coffee / lunch is on me. Thank you. Mark