Q&A: What To Do With Those Web App Ideas

by Tim Berry

This is question I received over the weekend via my Ask Me page at timberry.com: I have 3 great app ideas that I think many people will benefit from. I am only 18 and I am absolutely clueless on how I am going to turn my ideas in to a reality…. Any sort of advice... Read More »

Q&A: Valuing a SaaS Business

by Tim Berry

This question was posted on my “ask me” page on my timberry.com site. I can’t promise to answer all the questions I get, but I try, and I’m particularly happy when I get one whose answer might be useful to other people. So here’s a question: Do you have any idea how to value a SaaS... Read More »

Q&A: The Perfect Letter to Potential Private Lenders

by Tim Berry

This is another question received in my ask-me form on my timberry.com website: I’m hoping you might be able to help direct me in finding the perfect letter that I need to send out to potential private (mainly friends) lenders for a start-up I’m involved.  I need this letter to spell out the details of... Read More »

Q&A: How Do I Sell My Idea to A Big Company?

by Tim Berry

This is another email question I received via my ask-me-a-question form on my timberry.com site. I’ve edited it slightly: I recently read your article protect your ideas and I have an idea that I want to protect and want to pitch to a company. I don’t know if I can turn my idea into a... Read More »

Q&A: How Do I Find Investment For My Dream Business?

by Tim Berry

Question (edited for grammar and spelling): I want to open a new business related to export and import, but I’m confused … how can I get investment money without having any experience of import and export? Answer: Yes, you are confused, but no need: Forget it. Of course you can’t get investment money without having... Read More »

What Kind of Advertising for a Startup

by Tim Berry

I revised my timberry.com website a couple of months ago and one of the additions was the ask me page where I offering to answer questions people ask. This question came to me from that page and I think it might be a useful answer for this blog. Question: I just started a small business... Read More »

Q&A: Two Many Owners in the Kitchen

by Tim Berry

Here’s the question: Our company has multiple founders – any advice on how to best run a company with so many chefs in the kitchen? And here’s my answer: Establish roles and responsibilities before you grow and get money in. Talk it out, write it down, sign it, save it. And if it’s too late,... Read More »

Q & A: My Advice For Starting Your First Website

by Tim Berry

I received this question yesterday from the ask-a-question form on my website at timberry.com: I would like to create website design for my company. What do I need to do? To start you could search in Google for how to create a website. The good news is that you’ll get good results. The bad news is... Read More »

How to Protect Your Business From Customers

by Tim Berry

What? You say, reading my title here. Why would I want to? Here's a question I received in the www.bplans.com Ask the Experts forum today: My business sells window coverings and recently got taken by a client who decided to... Read More »

Don’t Kid Yourself About Education

by Tim Berry

This is another question from the entrepreneur.com ask the experts section, and another one that comes up a lot, so I want to post my answer here too. Question: I'm 17 years old and my parents own a successful restaurant.... Read More »