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Can My Small Business Ideas Succeed?

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This is one of the most common questions new clients ask me.

“You’ve heard so many business ideas. Do I have a good idea for a business?”

There’s a simple answer. You have a good business idea if:

1. You think you can do what your competition does and do it 95% percent better.
2. You absolutely love what you’ll be doing in your own business.


1. I know I can make cupcakes better than 95% percent of the bakeries in my demographic area.
2. I love baking cupcakes.

Forget about those business ideas of “being your own boss” or “making money” or “making your own hours.” You’ll quickly find out that’s nonsense.

Small business is usually a tough way to make a living.

However, if you love what you’ll be doing in your business and you’ve researched your competition and your customers, you have a good chance of succeeding.

One more thing. If any “expert” tells you that you don’t belong in business and you’re absolutely certain they’re wrong, you could be the type of owner who makes a small business succeed.

  • Hoyt Aikens

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  • ecurtain_media

    My pleasure. I’ve been through the ups and downs of small business for almost twenty years ago. Business is definitely about learning from your mistakes and that’s what I hope to share here.

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eCurtain Media Small Business Ideas And Answers

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A Message From John Heartfield, eCurtain Media’s Director

John Specializes In Small Business Ideas & Answers.

My posts will be short and straight to the point.

I’ve run my own Internet small business companies for more than eighteen years. I’ve helped countless small businesses shine on the Internet.

My posts will cover a variety of topics.

For example: There are certain key factors you should consider when you look for a individual website developer or a website company. eCurtain Media is a business consulting company, not a “business website factory.”

I only build websites for a select number of clients. I don’t sell websites in bulk so my advice is always objective. My goal is lasting business relationships helping clients with business ideas to create and maintain great business websites and succeed with their business dreams.

I often hear something like, “Hey, my brother-in-law’s cousin knows a little HTML. He’ll build the site for just the experience. Why don’t I just have him do it?”

Why not have your brother-in-law build your website? After a few months, you’ll either wind up with a weak ineffective (possibly destructive) website or no website at all.

I’ll try to communicate in these posts with many kinds of business owners. Some know about “hosting companies.” Other don’t know the difference between a Domain Name and a Street Name. I think both kinds of owners will find clear useful advice.

I’ll share my personal experiences with vendors (I’ll name some of them) and clients (anonymous).

This is my person-to-person place. I’ll try to chat with you just as if we were sitting together over a cup of coffee.

  • Tom Babbs

    I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  • ecurtain_media

    Thanks, Tom. I created the blog myself using WordPress. It was simple enough. I’m trying to find more time to share quite a bit more so please come back soon.

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