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QUESTION: hi..i am going to retire in just over two years,and now trying to start an online business, which would be running a site for pc backups, such as carbonite. of course there is a lot to learn, and i am wondering how to start and where to start. if you are not familiar with this, could you please point me in the direcion of a person or people who do. thanks so much!

ANSWER: James:

There are many aspects to starting a business. Funding, licensing, legal, market research, accounting, business plan, and many others. What specifically are you looking for help with?


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QUESTION: hi...what i am looking for help with is, if you want to get into the business of having a website for backing up computers, what do you need to do to get started,and who do backup systems actaully work, like carbonite, for instance. thank you!


Some backup systems work, others do not. There are a lot of these businesses on the market already, and the amount of funding you would need to compete on a national level for server space, hardware, technology, web site development, security and promotion would be very high in order to compete, unless you have something unique in mind.

My suggestion is to do a lot more research before you start, and to write a business plan that takes into account all of the factors I mentioned in this and my previous answer before you do anything else.

Best of luck to you.


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I am available to answer questions about crowdfunding for businesses. I am available to answer questions related to how to use crowdfunding to start a business, how to use crowdfunding to grow or expand a business and questions related to equity crowdfunding and the JOBS Act. I am available to explain how anyone may use crowdfunding to start or expand their business without giving away any equity in the business, by creatively using crowdfunding to their advantage.


I am an attorney with 24 years of experience helping individuals and businesses. I am the Chief Executive Officer of a rapidly growing crowdfunding website, ClickStartMe, where my primary focus is helping people use crowdfunding to raise money to start or expand businesses.

I am a member of the Florida Bar, and belong to many crowdfunding groups online and on Linkedin. I also have held membership in many professional legal societies.

I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, then graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree before becoming a practicing attorney, an entrepreneur and a businessman.

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