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Need help to get my underground mining water sprayer

I made one at a minesite I was working at and worked beautiful. Peter Hearne from Programme Integrated published a article about it. Now I have someone asking about it wanting my specification and plans with no mention of payment. I'm now bankrupt and need your help. My name is Darryll I'm a boilermaker of 17 years with trade my phone number is 0437469055

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Paying subcontractors/casuals legally and tax obligations

Im a subcontractor, running a small business. My work load is increasing and I need help. How do I pay other subcontractors legally and claim on tax etc.? What if I pay someone very casually (cash) who has no ABN? I cannot find the right information or paperwork needed regarding this and how to employ people

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How do I get more customers to come in to my new restaurant?

We have started a new restaurant in Wollongong. It used to be a Moroccan restaurant and we changed it to a Pakistani restaurant keeping in mind that there is no Pakistani restaurant in Wollongong. We started operating two weeks ago. The first few days were very good where we had a constant inflow of customers but during the last 3-4 days, we have not got many customers. We are getting great feedback about food from customers who have been to our restaurant and most of them have come back twice since we opened. We are finding it very hard to attract more customers which is really keeping us depressed. Any suggestions or help would be highly appreciated as we have put all our lives' savings into this business.

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What % margin to apply

Hi, I am starting a homemade jam business and have an opportunity to stock these in a local store. I am wondering what percentage margin I should apply to the COGs price. I was thinking 10%. For example, this particular jam costs $5.15 per jar to make (225g), therefore a sell to retailer @ $5.60. I'm not sure what she intends to sell these for. She currently sells a known "gourment" brand for $6.95 (280g). So my thinking is I want mine to come in around $6 mark. Marketed as locally made, no additives or preservatives, only fresh locally sourced fruit, sugar and lemon juice. Would appreciated some advice.

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Pod casts: How do I connect in?

I know, a ridiculous question in a technological age. But I am not sure that I have the appropriate platform for the podcasts. Can any of you technological people out there let me know please? I also noted the changes esp re social media that Mentored is about to engage in and I applaud them.

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How do we improve our cashflow so we can move the business to the next level

We are a Construction and Plant Hire Business. We have been in business for 18 Years. We are stuck in a catch 22 situation with cashflow. We usually run with around 120 to 170 employees but have dropped down to around 60. We are in Gladstone,Central Queensland and work dried up overnight a few years ago. We are tendering on contracts in the hope of wining a few. But if we win, them we are going to have trouble bankrolling the mobilization costs. Things are extremely tight and really need advice on who to handle this. I also need a mentor who can understand earthmoving, plant hire and civil construction. Please, we are desperate for help.

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Where can I lean about business plans

Hi would like to know the best way to lean about business planing. Myself and my brother have taken over our family owned business in 2014 we are the 5th generation of a 143year old tradition so want to keep the business growing. We have been growing every year but don’t actually have anything in writing. We are always talking about how and what we want but not sure how to go about setting up a proper Business plain.

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How do I begin?

I have an idea for a business, not reinventing anything but something that I think there is a need for and I believe I have a solution. It won't be million dollar idea, more like something I could work around my current job and set up over a long period of time. My question being "How do I begin?" is because I want to put a business plan together but have never done it before. I also need help researching and identifying risk. Thank you for your consideration.

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How do I step up my art business

I recently started to sell my art at markets and found I enjoyed it. Initially I was reluctant to sell as I didn't feel my work was good enough. It was a few friends who basically nagged me to do the market stall. I found it personally challenging as I am a natural introvert, and talking to people is very difficult. So basically, my question is, how do I progress my paying part time hobby into a dream business..? I would appreciate some advice and guidance...

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I sell / install curtains and blinds, how do I get more customers.

I have a small home based business (4yrs) selling and install all types of, made to measure curtains and blinds in the metro area and getting a flow of new customers seems impossible without a TV campaign like the big boys. I measure and quote in customers homes. Does TV give credibility that customers are prepared to pay for ? As I've worked for the leading company's, I know first hand there is a huge demand for these products every day but how do I get noticed on a small budget ? I've done FB, website SEO and Adwords, local papers and flyers but without risking big bucks you're just wasting what little money you have and gumtree just attracts all the low ballers chasing a bargain. In the internet savvy age, most sales are price driven (even the wealthy) and it's difficult to get buying power when sales are slow. No one wants to pay more than they have to. The more sales the lower the margins required. I've even tried manufacturing to get the costs down but after holding stock and making in small quantities you're working day and night for very little. For every thousand dollars I spend on marketing the big boys are spending a million. Any tips appreciated