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Mentors To Help Business Entrepreneurs With Permits & Regulations, Tax ID's, etc...

It is very difficult to navigate a new business. When I opened my Day Spa years ago I had no idea about all of the red tape, regulations, permits, etc... It was a live and learn time in my life and ever since I do my best to be an advocate and/or consultant for small businesses.

If there would be a pool of volunteers that could help walk people through the process of opening their business from start to end, I would guess a lot more people would push their business ideas to fruition. Sometimes not knowing what to do is enough to crush a dream. If you knew someone would be there to help you along the way, it would be so much easier.

I think many business owners would volunteer to help. Wouldn't you?

If you are a business owner or have knowledge about what it takes, please comment here.

Agreed, this is a huge issue. Might be an opportunity for apps.

Not trying to sell my own startup's app, but it directly addresses your point. The app is called Interface by WhenHub, already in app stores, and it allows anyone to connect immediately to experts of all types, at prices set by the experts. If some of those experts are the types of business experts you describe, that is one path for getting information quickly. As you know, for this sort of stuff you can't easily Google answers. Our app fills that opening.

But I also wonder if there could someday be a "start a business" app that walks you through everything from trademarks to taxes to creating a corporate/partnership entity to business forms (invoices, etc.)

 

 

Yes Yes! @WhenHub would be great for this!

Maybe there could be dedicated contributors on WhenHub that could have a special 'Blith Authority' listing meaning they give a discounted rate to those in these new communities? Like a certain 'check mark' or indicator letting someone searching know that they are there knowing the situation they are in. Maybe the first few sessions are discounted?

Back in the day, I started a jewelry design business "Hey Chickie" which has morphed into all sorts of consulting... when I started I googled and found a site called MyNewCompany.com which was very helpful for me.

When it came time for my brick and mortar I was lost but figured it out. I would have LOVED an advocate to help me.

 

Thanks for responding.

Erica

A simpler way to accomplish this is for WhenHub to donate WIN tokens to the targeted urban communities. According to the WhenHub ICO white paper, this is part of the plan. There are a lot of creative ideas for how to most effectively distribute the WIN tokens to achieve the maximum benefit for the whole community. It must be distributed according to merit, not socialism.

Quote from ScottAdams on August 9, 2018, 4:18 pm

Agreed, this is a huge issue. Might be an opportunity for apps.

Not trying to sell my own startup's app, but it directly addresses your point. The app is called Interface by WhenHub, already in app stores, and it allows anyone to connect immediately to experts of all types, at prices set by the experts. If some of those experts are the types of business experts you describe, that is one path for getting information quickly. As you know, for this sort of stuff you can't easily Google answers. Our app fills that opening.

But I also wonder if there could someday be a "start a business" app that walks you through everything from trademarks to taxes to creating a corporate/partnership entity to business forms (invoices, etc.)

 

 

This is a perfect "classroom" topic for an online university. It could be incredibly low-cost, accessible, and useful for everyone in the country. The State governments could even help out by simplifying and streamlining very small and predictable business licenses/taxes. Not through social workers and volunteers explaining the complicated process, but to actually make it easy.

Quote from ScottAdams on August 9, 2018, 4:18 pm

Agreed, this is a huge issue. Might be an opportunity for apps.

Not trying to sell my own startup's app, but it directly addresses your point. The app is called Interface by WhenHub, already in app stores, and it allows anyone to connect immediately to experts of all types, at prices set by the experts. If some of those experts are the types of business experts you describe, that is one path for getting information quickly. As you know, for this sort of stuff you can't easily Google answers. Our app fills that opening.

But I also wonder if there could someday be a "start a business" app that walks you through everything from trademarks to taxes to creating a corporate/partnership entity to business forms (invoices, etc.)

 

 

Have you heard of the Small Business Association (SBA)? There's counseling and stuff like that, although maybe there could be more done to bring the SBA resources to the new business owner without making the new business owner go to the SBA. https://www.sba.gov/