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Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Henderson yesterday. 10 Replies

Hi guys, quick question. I currently buy a certain item at a retail store, modify it, and resell it for use with Yeti and Tervis mugs. I sell to friends and family by word of mouth. My idea is to…Continue

SHOULD I start a business?

Started this discussion. Last reply by carlos joaquin Feb 20, 2015. 7 Replies

I've read books about business and entrepreneurship that give a few basic questions to help you decide if you should start a business or work for a company.  But these never seem to get at the heart…Continue

Arkansas Tumbleweed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Johnston Oct 22, 2012. 2 Replies

We all know what those are right?  Well, sometimes I feel like my life is following the trail of the wayward Wal-Mart bag. I'm in a "career" I hate, work paycheck to paycheck, but when I work more…Continue

 

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John Henderson replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"I don't know the legal ramifications of teaching people how to alter patented products. But I know that, as long as you don't use the name, logo, emblem or image of a product you can say (or insinuate)  whatever you want, which is…"
yesterday
Harvey Ramer replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"It sounds like you might want to find a reputable small business CPA to answer all your questions. Or you could look into software like FreshBooks that might help you think through and manage financials. That software has a reputation for…"
yesterday
Mark Johnston replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"I'll check that out Harvey. My number one obstacle is not knowing the details of how to get going And it's not just opening the door, but then what about day two and beyond? The regulations, laws, taxes, etc and dealing with the numbers on…"
yesterday
Harvey Ramer replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"Oh, and a great little book to read is The Dip by Seth Godin. It's so easy to take a step or two toward a dream then become overwhelmed with the difficulties. His book helps me think through my obstacles and decide if it's time to quit or…"
Wednesday
Mark Johnston replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"Thanks so much for the tips. I may just take you up on that!"
Wednesday
Harvey Ramer replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"To start with, accounting shouldn't be very difficult. There are many platforms for selling digital goods, and if you do an ebook through Amazon, they'll take care of the tough stuff for you (including sales tax). It's simple to…"
Tuesday
Mark Johnston replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"Jeff, taxes and accounting are some of the things that have kept me from becoming an entrepreneur, (officially), but it's something I really need to be educating myself more about. Thanks for your input, do you know if 48 days has resources for…"
Sunday
Jeff England replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"I agree with Lee that there shouldn't be any roadblocks on what you want to so. The tax id is a must especially if you are purchasing items for resale (wholesale) and remitting sales tax to the state after the sale. Depending on the state,…"
Jun 23
Mark Johnston replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"Thanks Lee. I'm just mulling the idea of doing an ebook vs. making the final product with my own design and manufacturer and trying o go retail. This is the intimidating part, because it seems like a more lucrative, yet complicated path to…"
Jun 21
Lee Smith, Dr.DIY replied to Mark Johnston's discussion Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling
"I can't imagine there being many limitations on writing a book like this.   1.If the book readers want to start a business:  You might want to include details on how the start a small retail business that includes acquiring a tad ID#…"
Jun 20
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Need help with legal aspect of retail re-selling

Hi guys, quick question. I currently buy a certain item at a retail store, modify it, and resell it for use with Yeti and Tervis mugs. I sell to friends and family by word of mouth. My idea is to make an e-book outlining my process and show people how to make these themselves. It would actually promote more sales of both retail items. Is there any legal roadblock to this?
Jun 17
carlos joaquin replied to Mark Johnston's discussion SHOULD I start a business?
"Have you come to a decision? Would love to get an update and follow up. Thanks!!"
Feb 20, 2015
Mark Johnston replied to Mark Johnston's discussion SHOULD I start a business?
"Thanks Bob, good advice "
Feb 18, 2015
Bob Fraser replied to Mark Johnston's discussion SHOULD I start a business?
"I agree with Mark.  I just want to add one thing.  Do something you can get excited about.  As for the balloon idea, go around and market them and see what kind of response you get before you make a big investment. Bob Business…"
Feb 18, 2015
Mark Johnston replied to Mark Johnston's discussion SHOULD I start a business?
"Awesome replies with great insight guys, I really appreciate it.  I started dabbling in making paracord bracelets on the side and thought that might turn into something, but I soon realized it's a little too labor intensive for the money…"
Feb 17, 2015
Michael Good replied to Mark Johnston's discussion SHOULD I start a business?
"Hi Mark,  Maybe the question isn't "should" you start a business, but do you "want" to and do you have something of value to offer to others. If the answer to those questions is yes, I say go for it! Try some things on…"
Feb 17, 2015

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Through Dave Ramsey, and have read the 48 days book. Also subscribed to the podcast. Hoping to get back to the core of what I am and find meaningful and satisfying career options.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
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And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Finding out if entrepreneurship is right for me, or find a suitable alternative to my current career
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I want to make more time for my personal interests, but also be financially comfortable so I can do them without guilt.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Creative, artistic, good at helping others, good at adapting to change, handling fast-paced situations
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At 10:57pm on February 9, 2014, Adam Rico said…

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the Unlock Your Passion group!

I'm so glad you've decided to join.

As you've probably noticed already, one of the best ways to get a lot out of the group is to start a discussion or join one. 

I wish you much success in your pursuit to live and work in your passions. 

I look forward to connecting with you further in the group.

All My Best,

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At 2:45pm on October 16, 2012, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Mark -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

Depending on your interests, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with.

If you are interested in closing the gap between your passion and purpose, here is the link to ours, Powerful Living for Health and Wealth. 

To make the most of your experience, visit our handy getting started tutorial page. You'll find how-to videos and suggestions.

-joel

48 Days advisory team

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For anything to bring you true meaning and fulfillment, it must nurture you from the inside out.
At 1:42pm on October 5, 2012,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…

Welcome Mark,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

 
 
 

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