I have decided what I want to do......

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Registered: 02-25-2009
I have decided what I want to do......
Sun, 10-04-2009 - 6:56pm
but I don't know what to do.


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Registered: 05-01-2003
Tue, 10-06-2009 - 5:00pm

Well, this is WAY out of my realm, but....

You should check out your state's official

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-07-2009 - 9:15am

Here where I live registering a business name is done through the courthouse. You fill out paperwork, which includes getting a tax ID number from the IRS and then pay the fees, file the papers and you're good to go.

Do you have an accountant who does your taxes? If so, check with him/her and ask what the best answer is in your state. It will vary from state to state.

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Registered: 12-17-2004
Wed, 10-07-2009 - 9:15pm

I agree with the above posters. I registered my business online through the state. I would check with your local county and see what they recommend. I had great luck with my local small business division. They were able to help me get started.
I also like the idea of searching on ebay and other like sites to see how others are set up.
Be sure to let us know how it's going...

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Registered: 07-24-2009
Sat, 10-17-2009 - 8:09pm

I recommend starting an Ebay store. I would not just go buy used books. I would do research on Ebay and see what type of books are selling on there and then look for those types of books at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. Also, you might want to look into finding a wholesaler. Buying on Amazon to sell at flea markets won't make much profit as they shipping costs on Amazong are about $4.00 per book.

I would simply start an Ebay store and then see how it goes. If your store takes off, and you start building up an inventory, then you need to a way to organize your inventory, a storage area to keep the books, and to probably to legally incorporate your business. There are tons of books on how to do this : )

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Registered: 10-06-2008
Sun, 02-07-2010 - 6:09pm
There are actually books on this that I'd suggest you Google for. I knew someone that made GOOD money doing this but it was a lot of work. They had a temperature controlled storage unit and you need to come up w/ an inventory system, etc. Good luck to you on this.. can be profitable!