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I'm trying to find out if people are interested in a new product to help farmers and land holders, fire fighters, collect water from any water source available, particularly when you have little option where you throw your suction hose into, you are unable to see into the water, mud, sand, gravell, weed, block flow, block pumps , Empellors,

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What is the best way to build brand awareness for a first of it kind product?

Hi, I have recently developed a product called EzySNIP a simple lawn edge maintenance tool, and we produced it locally on the Sunshine Coast QLD. My main form of marketing has been social media (because its cost is time) It has been a slow road so far, I expect it will be a long one before it's the preverable "overnight success" I want it to be :) I am having difficulties breaking into markets as it is so new and unique. So my question is; What is the best way to build brand awareness for a first of it kind product? Many thanks in advance. Cheers - Ian

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How can I sign up for the Mentor Accreditation Training in Sydney? Thanks, Donna

How can I sign up for the mentor accreditation training in Sydney? I'm based in Coffs Harbour, but I'd be happy to make my way down there..

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Dividing my Business into separate businesses

Hello there We are in the business of importing and selling and installing mainly backyard products, We have been thinking of dividing our business into a wholesale business and the other one for sale and install of various products. The reason we want to do it , we wan to put our products onto other reseller's shelves and presently if we do with this same business model, it seems bit confusing for the wholesale customers, and once we divide we would be able to concentrate on both the business models separately . We are hoping to get a mentor who can, may be guide us . Thanks Rav Singh Nice Backyard www.nicebackyard.com

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How do I plan to move my business to full time

Hi I currently own a part-time dog grooming business working from home. I first started this late September 2017. I also work full time. The business has been going well as I offer early morning, late afternoons and weekends. I am still building my clientele but I need to work on how I can move this business to full time. I am feeling torn between my job (which I still need due to my financial commitments) and torn with my business as I want to focus on it and continue to grow it. How do I plan for this? Thanks regards Julie

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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.