Thinking of starting a business

China
March 17, 2007 11:20am CST
Have any of you guys started your own business? I have a concept for developing a niche online service/community that has proven popular in the US and can be localized for China/Asia. It's related to my previous job, and I think it has the potential to generate advertising revenue and possibly some subscription income down the road. The problem is that I'm not a web developer, don't know anyone who is and worst of all, none of my friends have any interest in doing anything entrepreneurial. So what's the best thing to do in my situation? I know that you can outsource the development side to certain companies, but I'm skeptical that you can develop an appealing site by contracting out the work. I could register a company and hire a web developer, but how can I attract and retain a talented person to work for a start-up with little cash flow? The best thing would be to find a partner who is experienced in web development, but unfortunately this is easier said than done. I am now living in Hong Kong but have been thinking of moving to Shenzhen, just because it seems so much easier to meet young, entrepreneurial-minded people there. It just seems a pity to waste this opportunity, when I can afford to take some risk in life. Can anyone offer me some advice?
2 responses
@carlennj (593)
• United States
18 Mar 07
If you can follow directions, I can help you make $20-$100 a day or more. I will pay you to help me. If you are interested in making a quick $10 via paypal, email me at carlennj@comcast.net Thanks, Dave
@smartnrich (1067)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 07
I think the best thing is we need to know what we want to do.Hire a web programmer is one of your choice but sometimes it also will a big problem to you when they have did something different with our need.They also can be demand a higher salary, they can't satisfied what do you want.This thing was happened to my friend.My suggestion you must learn and know about it first and then you can start your own online business with a small scale and its will be come a big scale after that depend on your progress.