I really want to start a business doing interior design but don’t have a lot of money. I have a business plan but keep getting turned down from banks. I haven’t worked outside the home for almost five years as I chose to be a stay-at-home mom. I am looking to start a small business to supplement my income now that my son is back in school. How do I start without blowing my savings?
I run a small event planning company focused on birthday and retirement parties. I pretty much cater to small children and senior citizens. There aren’t a lot of local businesses similar to mine – most event planners tend to focus on weddings. With limited competition, how do I determine my rates? I don’t know if I’m charging too little or
I recently started a side business selling baked goods. I reached out to my inner circle of friends and family to start generating sales, but they all want free or significant discounts where I make little to no profit. What should I do? I feel bad if I say no, but I can’t keep doing work for free. - Vanessa,