Q&A: When to Quit the Day Job and Start On My Own

by Tim Berry

This Q&A post is different. Usually I highlight questions here for my answer, meaning I’m answering a question I think others are asking, for which I’m hoping my answer might be useful. In this case, however, I’m posting because of the question itself: It’s extremely common, very important, and doesn’t have any obvious single answer... Read More »

Help Me Answer This Deep Question From a Young Entrepreneur

by Tim Berry

What would you say to this question? I think it’s too deep for me to answer by myself. Please join me in the comments, with your answer.  Here’s the question:  I have an idea that I am hopelessly passionate about, but I question the wisdom of trying to execute at this point in my life.... Read More »

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 »