Insider Secrets for Starting a Successful Business

Starting a Pool Hall Business

Brad Turner, creator of Pool Hall Business Plan, walks us through the steps of opening a billiards business. He talks about getting funding for your pool hall, choosing a location, bringing in the most lucrative players, bringing in pool tournaments, follow-up marketing, hiring a manager and employees, and more. [24 min.]

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Starting a Freight Brokerage Business

Dennis Brown, creator of Freight Broker Bootcamp, reveals insider tips about becoming a freight broker. He covers what it takes to get started, the difference between a freight broker and freight agent, FMCSA licensing, finding new customers, negotiating with motor carriers, insurance, bonds, and much more. [20 min.]

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Starting a Business Buying and Selling Cars

Stephen Hobbs, author of The Lazy Way to Buy and Sell Cars for Profit, shares his thoughts about how to profit from buying used cars and trucks. He shares important tips about buying cars way below value, getting the most for your cars, avoiding lemons and scams, buying at used car auctions, and more. [26 min.]

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Starting a Pizza Box Advertising Business

Gina Gray, author of Pizza Money, shares her advice about how to start a pizza box advertising business. She covers the basics including finding advertisers, printing flyers, contacting pizza business owners, and much more. [24 min.]

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Starting a Roofing Business

David Deschaine, creator of the Roofing Business Blueprint, shares his advice about how to start a roofing business. He reveals insider tips about start-up costs, which roofing shingles to use, estimating roofing jobs, promoting your roofing business, avoiding critical mistakes, and much more. [11 min.]

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Starting a Bookkeeping and Tax Business

Allen Bostrom, CPA, president and CEO of Universal Accounting, reveals his advice about starting an accounting business. He talks about choosing the right tax preparation software, where to find the right accounting courses, becoming an Enrolled Agent, which professional organizations to join, and more. [21 min.]

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Starting a Food Concession Business

Barb Fitzgerald, author of Food Booth: The Entrepreneur’s Complete Guide to the Food Concession Business, shares her insider tips about opening a concession booth. She covers getting started, choosing the right food service equipment, picking a menu, finding profitable fairs and events, and more. [21 min.]

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Starting a Daycare Business

Kris Murray, creator of the Daycare Success System, shares her insider tips about how to get started in the day care business. She reveals what kinds of licenses and certifications you need, finding start-up money, marketing successfully, and avoiding the five biggest mistakes most people make. [23 min.]

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Starting a Real Estate Investing Business

Matthew Sorensen, author of The Creative Real Estate System, reveals his tips about how to get started in real estate investing. He walks us step-by-step through many different profitable real estate investment techniques and shows us which properties to buy (and which ones to avoid), and how to profit. [28 min.]

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Starting a Laundromat Business

Brian Brunckhorst, creator of the Secrets of Buying and Owning Laundromats, offers insight about how to open a laundromat.  He shares his experience laundromat financing, choosing the best coin-op laundry equipment, how to avoid overpaying for an existing laundry business, and much more. [25 min.]

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Starting a Coffee Shop Business

Bruce Milletto, president of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup and founder of Online Barista Training, offers his insight about how to start a coffee business.  He reveals expert advice about getting started, choosing a location, picking the right coffee and espresso equipment, and more. [24 min.]

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Starting an Office Cleaning Business

Sam Rodman, author of Instant Office Cleaning Kit: How to Start or Expand Your Own Cleaning Service, reveals his advice on how to start an office cleaning service. He shares secrets about getting started, equipment and supplies you need, bidding cleaning jobs, and finding the most lucrative clients. [15 min.]

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Starting a Vending Machine Business

Chris Robertson, author of My Vending Secret, reveals his secrets for success in the vending business. He shares great tips about how to find the best vending locations, which vending products are most profitable, and how to get vending machines for pennies on the dollar — even for free! [23 min.]

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Starting a Christmas Light Installation Business

Tanner Larsson, author of Cashing in On Christmas – How to Have Your Very Own Christmas Light Installation Business, shares his tips and advice about how to start a holiday lighting installation business.  He reveals insider information about buying the right lights, equipment, and more. [21 min.]

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Starting a Home Inspection Business

Ken Compton, president of Home Inspector Start-up and Growth, shares his tips about how to become a home inspector and start a home inspection business. He gives expert advice about the training and equipment you’ll need, marketing techniques, income potential, and much more. [25 min.]

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Starting a Party Rental Business

Cheryl Pierce, author of How to Start a Party Rental Business, offers tips and advice about getting started in this exciting business. She shares her insight about income potential, marketing, and buying the right equipment such as moonbounces, inflatable slides, and much more. [21 min.]

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Starting a Window Tinting Business

Bob Rossignol, author of How To Easily Start a Window Tinting Business and Generate up to $300 Per Day, talks with us about how to start an automotive window tinting business. He covers the step-by-step process of tinting a car, cutting tinting film, security laminates, marketing, and more. [18 min.]

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Starting a Window Cleaning Business

Tanner Larsson, author of Streak Free Profits, shares his advice about how to start a window cleaning service. He explains what window cleaning equipment you’ll need, the best cleaning solutions to use, window cleaning company marketing, and more. [17 min.]

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Starting a Freelance Photography Business

Dan Heller, author of Profitable Photography in the Digital Age and How to Make Money with Digital Photography, explains how to start a freelance photography business. He covers choosing the right equipment, courses and photography school, working with stock photo agencies, selling your photos, and more. [26 min.]

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Starting a Medical Transportation Business

Joel Davis, author of How to Build a Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company, shares tips about how to start a non-emergency medical transportation business. He discusses getting started, researching the local market, choosing the right wheelchair van equipment, marketing, and more. [29 min.]

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Starting a Placemat Advertising Business

James West, author of A Practical Guide to Placemat Advertising, explains how to start a restaurant placemat advertising business. He shares tips about how to approach restaurants, finding placemat advertisers, expanding into menu advertising, and more. [13 min.]

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Starting a Self-Storage Business

R.K. Kliebenstein, co-author of How to Invest in Self Storage, shares insider tips about how to start a self-storage facility. He explains the different types of self-storage units, calculating return on investment, choosing a location, the planning and building process, self-storage marketing, and more. [27 min.]

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Starting a Secretarial Business

Leva Duell, creator of The Secretarial Business-In-A-Box, explains how to start a secretarial service. She shares important tips about the types of services you can offer, secretary training, what you need to get started, finding good customers, and more. [16 min.]

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Starting a Limousine Service

Bill Goerl, author of Wheels of Gold, shares his expertise about how to start a limousine business. He explains what steps to take to get started, buying the vehicles that you’ll need, services that offer maximum profit, how to market your limo business, and more. [17 min.]

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Starting a Bike Shop

Randy W. Kirk, author of Principles of Bicycle Retailing III, offers his insight about how to open a bike shop. He explains bicycle retailing, choosing which brands to carry, hiring staff, marketing your bike shop, and more. [13 min.]

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Starting a Car Wash Business

Andy Pazz, author of How to Set Up an Express Exterior Car Wash, provides tips about how to start a car wash. He covers choosing between tunnel, rollover, touchless, and self-serve. He also offers advice about buying car wash equipment and locating your car wash for maximum profitability. [16 min.]

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Starting an Aerial Photography Business

Richard Eller, author of The Secrets of Successful Aerial Photography, shares his advice about how to become an aerial photographer and start an aerial photography business. He discusses aerial photography equipment, film vs. digital, choosing the right aircraft, finding customers, and more. [21 min.]

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Starting an Event Planning Business

Jill Moran, CSEP, author of How to Start a Home-Based Event Planning Business, delivers great tips about becoming an event planner. She covers developing a business plan, start-up costs, qualifications and training, finding your niche, networking with related professionals, marketing, and more. [21 min.]

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Starting a Lawn Care Business

Daniel Pepper, author of How To Start Your Lawn Care Business, provides tips and advice about how to start a lawn care business. He covers all the basics including buying the right mowing and trimming equipment, finding potential customers, locating good employees, and much more. [14 min.]

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Starting a Laser Engraving Business

Tom “Buzz” Bernard, laser engraving expert and monthly columnist for Awards & Engraving Magazine, shares tips about how to start a laser engraving business, choosing the right laser engraver, laser training, developing a product line, and creative ways to market your business. [16 min.]

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Starting a Collection Agency

Michelle Dunn, author of Starting a Collection Agency: How To Make Money Collecting Money, shares her tips about how to start a collection agency. Learn how to get started including how collection agencies work, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, charged-off debt, and improving collection rates. [15 min.]

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Starting a Restaurant

Howard Cannon, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Restaurant, offers his advice about how to start a restaurant. He shares tips about restaurant financing, choosing a location, creating a restaurant business plan, marketing your restaurant, and more. [25 min.]

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Starting a Painting Business

Andy Thompson, professional painter and author of Painting for Profits, offers valuable insight into how to start a painting business. He shares tips for getting started, estimating strategies for getting work, generating referrals, and much more. [23 min.]

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Starting an Expert Witness Business

Steven Babitsky, Esq., co-author of The A to Z Guide to Expert Witnessing, shares tips about becoming an expert witness and advice on how to start an expert witness business. He covers expert witness marketing, qualifications, income potential, and more. [22 min.]

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Starting a Medical Transcription Business

Michele Miller, author of The Step-by-Step Guide to Medical Transcription at Home, shares her knowledge and experience about how to become a medical transcriptionist and advice about medical transcription training. [20 min.]

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Starting a Windshield Repair Business

Brent Deines, owner of the Windshield Repair Forum, offers tips on how to start a windshield repair business. He covers windshield repair kits, equipment and other supplies needed to get started repairing windshield chips and cracks. [24 min.]

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Starting a Voiceover Business

Peter Drew shares his expertise about how to get started in the voiceover business. Peter covers voiceover training and coaching, setting up a studio, finding voiceover work and more. [22 min.]

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