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    Few questions about the upcoming network im starting...

    How much would the following cost.

    • Business license
    • Incorporation
    • Lawyer to draw up terms, Im guessing he is paid on an hourly wage, so the median amount he should be paid per hour
    • Merchant account
    • Checking account and Banking services
    • Liability Insurance


    Thats about it for now. Any estimates, and donations are cordially welcomed....


    Thank you, Regards.

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    I can tell you that to get incorporated will probably cost you at least $1000 depending on what kind of corporation you're looking to create. Insurance will probably run you a couple of thousand a year (based on a ballpark number given to me by my agent with respect to "libel protection" insurance").

    You forgot to include an accounting package that you will need to manage your finances. Without one you'll be cutting checks by hand, which gives an amateurish appearance.


    Ralph

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    Actually Ralph,

    Incorporating costs quite a small amount of money.

    I incorporated my LLC back in December 2000 and it only cost 400$ (I incorporated in Delaware).

    I did it through http://www.corpamerica.com and they are wonderful and very very helpful and have good prices. They did it in 1 week.

    Hope I helped,
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    Depending on your network, you are going to want to have a good amount of money in the bank in case things don't go as planned. You could probably get everything together for around $2000 plus your reserved money.

    Russ

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    Thanks you all helped.

    And I was just curious to know Ralph Slate what is an accounting package include?
    And about how much does one go for?

    And to anyone who reads this with an opinion. Would you think $12,000.00 altogether is enough to make a legit network, until profits start rolling in
    (Just your opinion, I know there is no true way to tell)

    Thanks, Regards.
    Last edited by Rampage; Aug 15, 2001 at 22:19.

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    I think $12,000 should be enough to start the network and maintain operations for a couple months until you get built up. That is as long as you run the show yourself and don't have any employees, etc.

    Russ

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    I think you need something that will keep your books -- how much cash you have on hand, how much you've paid to each person, how much is owed to your vendors, how much your creditors owe you, etc.

    It will prevent you from sending out bad checks because it will balance your checkbook for you.

    A simple program is Quickbooks or Peachtree. I'm sure there are more elaborate packages out there too.

    Ralph


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