Hi, I have a product concept however I have no knowledge or contacts for how I go about establishing if it is a profitable concept, manufacturing the concept and getting it on the shelves. From my initial research I don't see any identical product available in the market although there is one that does part of the function
We opened 19 months ago. We were very busy at the start but we have shown a steady decline in sales since. We have expanded our menu and tried many things to bring customers but nothing seems to work. Although we have saved a lot of money in this time we are now at the point where the business only covers expenses for itself and our living costs. I fear if the current trend continues we will soon be at the point where it won't be able to support us. We don't understand why. Our shop looks great (50's style cafe), our food is tasty and gram for gram we're probably cheaper than McDonalds. Maybe there are too many places to eat in town but people used to come so why have they stopped? I would appreciate your help before we are forced to close. Thank you. Paul
I am in the process of setting up an online art gallery but I feel that my business would really benefit from a mentor who has experience with galleries and preferably quite knowledgeable about trading trading online. Any ideas where I might find such a magical being??
Hi, I have recently started a business making jams and Christmas Cakes. I was hoping to find someone who could offer my advice on food compliance and what type of insurance I need to have. This is a home-based business but I sell my products to a shop owner and a hamper/market stall business. Both buy from me, not on consignment.
We are a unique fresh food business with products ranging from fresh produce to daily made home cooked meals, fresh salads, juices, smoothies and raw treats. We live in a small tourist town which has a peak period in the Christmas holidays. We’ve done a lot of work on reducing expenses such as wages and electricity but still struggle to find alternative ways to increase sales. I’d welcome some ideas and advice. Thanks
Hi Mentors, My name is Daniel Hayward and am 23 years of age and looking at investing in and starting a registered business in the meteorology/weather Industry called Xtreme Weather Forecasting. My goal is too build strategic alliances with organisations like e.g The National Farmers Federation, Insurance Companies, Racing Victoria, ATA-Australian Trainers Association and other companies/organisations to provide precise and accurate weather information and strategic plans to help their clients be best prepared possible for dealing with weather conditions which may affect their clients industry/major events. Some ideas would be to give them an early heads up as possible to any inclement or severe weather and to help strategically plan their events to get the best possible outcome possible when things don't look good in the forecast, weather this is in Face to Face or over the phone. A classic example of how my proposed services could work would be taking the weather events on the Gold Coast last week during the V8's on the Gold Coast for the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 on Sunday when the race was suspended and subsequently deemed a no-race due to it failing to complete more then 50% of the race lap total. This could have been avoided if their was a strategic measure in place. Rather then a wait and see approach. I hereby am asking overall how good idea my business sounds overall and how approachable it would be and how I might go in best selling my services to these organisations and others? Overall this service/business will serve the general public as well as those in organisations and is been designed to cater for all events/needs. I would value all feedback possible. Kind Regards, Daniel Hayward Owner/Founder of Xtreme Weather Forecasting.