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    Salaams.

    I am starting my own carnivorous plant store. It will be mostly online (ebay, etc), but I will likely make some early sales at garage sales to start things off.


    I'm pretty new to all this and I need tips. Anyone have any advice?

    For starters, what should the name of my business be? (serious answers please)
    Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.

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    Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

    Feed Me Semour

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      Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

      Planthings
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        Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

        carnivorous plant store...simply, if that domain is free its good, because people arent going to type in, cheesyname store into google, they'll type in carnivrous plants, or carnivourou plants shop or smilar

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          Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

          hopefully your ready as business will take up 99% of your time, unless ofcourse you have tons of money and trust alot of peolpe to run it for you.

          as for a name? it depends, do you want to trade as a specialist in your trade cover alot of other things?

          if its specialist, 'carnivorous plant store' is suffice, though you can play around with the words to shorten it, other wise things like 'plant man', plant house, 'green garden' etc etc, something simple and catchy is key inshaAllah.

          may Allah swt make it easy for you
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            Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

            Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
            Salaams.

            I am starting my own carnivorous plant store. It will be mostly online (ebay, etc), but I will likely make some early sales at garage sales to start things off.


            I'm pretty new to all this and I need tips. Anyone have any advice?

            For starters, what should the name of my business be? (serious answers please)

            thats interesting!


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              Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

              Do you need a website and logo :p. ;)

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                Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                Originally posted by Phoenix CG View Post
                carnivorous plant store...simply, if that domain is free its good, because people arent going to type in, cheesyname store into google, they'll type in carnivrous plants, or carnivourou plants shop or smilar

                I'm leaning towards "Florida Carnivores", but I find it's too similar to "California Carnivores" (the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the world), and I'm wondering if people will think I only sell carnivorous plants native to Florida.

                Originally posted by adil786 View Post
                Do you need a website and logo :p. ;)

                Yes. I'm about to create a facebook page for my business, but I need to think of a name first.

                I don't want to call my business "Ahmad's carnivorous plants" because that's not my legal name, and if I use my legal name, I'm considering changing it in a few years anyways.


                I'm first going to create a facebook page for my business, and once I get a larger inventory, I'll create an ebay store for my business.
                Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.

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                  Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                  :wswrwb:

                  I know its cheesy but how about Carniv-R-Us?

                  :o
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                    Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                    Originally posted by Hiking View Post
                    :wswrwb:

                    I know its cheesy but how about Carniv-R-Us?

                    :o
                    That creative and interesting, but I'm worried that people won't know what I sell if I use that name.
                    Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.

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                    • #11
                      Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                      Well you could do as phoenix said and have a domain name that people would be likely to search for, and you could also have that as your slogan/gimmick. That way you get to keep the name whilst still giving people an idea about what you sell/sending them in the right direction.

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                      Carniv-R-Us
                      The carnivorous plant store
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                        Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                        Originally posted by adil786 View Post
                        Do you need a website and logo :p. ;)
                        Also yeah like adil786 said, you'll need to design your website and your logo, also maybe a letterhead and some other standard stuff.

                        Have bought many things from e-bay stores/companies and not all of them have standardised the media they communicate with such as packaging/letters, hence they end up looking unprofessional, So remember that attention to detail, and maybe you can design a business card/leaflet/flyer to slip in with each purchase and to distribute wherever.

                        I'm not too clued up on the legal stuff though, anybody else?
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                          Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                          Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
                          Salaams.

                          I am starting my own carnivorous plant store. It will be mostly online (ebay, etc), but I will likely make some early sales at garage sales to start things off.


                          I'm pretty new to all this and I need tips. Anyone have any advice?

                          For starters, what should the name of my business be? (serious answers please)
                          Well you could use a name of a plant? Or a characteristic similar within all plants.

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                            Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                            Originally posted by nadiaS. View Post
                            Well you could use a name of a plant? Or a characteristic similar within all plants.

                            That's not bad. My biggest sellers would be sundews (Drosera) and butterworts (Pinguicula)


                            Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up do we realize something was actually strange.

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                              Re: I'm starting my own business and need advice

                              wat r carnivourous plants? :scratch: are they like normal plants?
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