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In the Bizempire meeting place you will notice that there are several categories of services that can be requested or offered. Below is an explanation of what is meant by each one. A reminder that you are under no obligation to use or supply any services. This is merely a place where we put you in contact with potential partners.

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Investors:

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
This is for those who are looking for investors to help start or grow their business by providing funding.

From the investors point of view:
It is for investors who are interested in investing in small business start ups. There is not really a lower limit on the amount that you will be requested to invest as multiple investors will be able to join together if the required funding is higher than what they are prepared to risk.

Online Marketing:

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
This is for where entrepreneurs are looking for help with setting up websites, ecommerce stores, SEO, click campaigns and anything else to do with the online marketing of a new or small business. It can include traditional marketing services but generally these tend to be beyond the budget of new businesses.

From the service providers point of view:
The type of service provider we would be expecting here is one that would take a long term view and either join the company or provide services that are paid from successful sales. If you are just looking for a new customer to pay you a monthly fee, then this is not really the place for you. A quick Google search will find dozens of those types of providers.

Sales Persons:

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
For the new business that requires help with the actual selling of their products. This could include visiting customers, finding customers, doing presentations - essentially what a sales representative would be expected to do. Many new business owners are not confident in sales and need help.

From the service providers point of view:
If you do freelance sales or have an existing sales force in a complementary range or industry then this would be a source of potential new products for you to work with. If you are looking for a salaried job as a sales rep, then this is not really the best place for you.

Accounting Services:

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
New business owners often need help with the accounting side of things. New companies may require accountants for annual reviews or audits. They may simply need book keeping services to be provided.

From the service providers point of view:
If you are an accountant or provide book keeping services then this may be some where that you can help out. This one of the few options where a simple customer - supplier relationship may develop, but in other cases you may want to get more involved in a financial director type of role. It really depends on the business proposal.

Business management advisors:

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
If you are looking for mentors, consultants or simply a business partner that has already been through the process of starting and growing a business, then this is the category for you to select.

From the service providers point of view:
If you are able to provide small business mentor or consulting services or looking for a venture which you can partner up with, then this is the category for you.

Business services (admin):

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
This is a much broader category. Do you need help in registering a company, do you need someone to handle warehousing, deliveries, invoicing, quoting, importing, exporting ... practically anything that is considered routine business practice. You may find a partner who can provide these services for you.

From the service providers point of view:
If you provide these general business administration types of services, then you may be able to tie up a relationship with some new business ventures. Keep in mind that most of these will be start up businesses so you will need to be clever in how you structure pricing and payment terms. Almost always you will have to take some chances and hold their hands as the start off.

Other requirements or services:

From the entrepreneurs point of view:
For anything that doesn’t fall into the above categories.

From the service providers point of view:
For anything that doesn’t fall into the above categories.

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