Archive for the ‘Joint Ventures’ Category

Free Marketing Audit

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

For a limited time, I’m offering a free marketing audit of your business to help you identify the top 3 things you can do right away to get extra revenue. Here’s how it works:

1. Put your name and email in the form to the right to download the questionnaire

2. Answer the 72 questions about your business (they are all simple quick questions – shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes)

3. Either email or fax me the form with your responses. Email to or fax to 303-747-4682

4. I will respond with my recommendations within 5 days

New Video About How To Do A Joint Venture

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

If you’ve wondered how to go about doing a joint venture, I made a video explaining how to do it. This particular video is focused on painting contractors but the identically same process applies to any business.

Check it out at:

Need Money Or Advice To Buy, Start Or Expand Your Business?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Whether your business or idea is in need of getting a product on the shelves at Walmart or taking your business or service coast to coast by franchising, joint venturing or licensing, my team can help.

We don’t just talk about it, we’ve done all of the above as consultants, business owners, and as investors so we can help you too. So, whether you need money, advice or both, give me a call for a no charge, confidential consultation. Call me at 720-890-8760.

Can You Sell From a Prototype?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Another frequent question we get is whether you can approach Wal-Mart or another major chain with only a prototype with the plan of getting an order to fund production.

We also get asked if Wal-Mart or other retailers will either buy your idea or product and finance the production for you.

The answer is no & no.

Wal-Mart, Target and other major chains are as concerned about prompt delivery as they are about your product’s saleability.

If all you have is a prototype and need financial help to get into production, that tells them you do not have the financial strength to do business with them.

But don’t despair. All hope is not lost. You can still use your prototype to:

1. Make a licensing or joint venture deal with a company already supplying the chain you want to get in. You will want to find a company already in your target account’s stores who is already selling into the department your product belongs in and who does not have any directly competitive products to yours.

2. Make a joint venture deal with another company to finance production. One good prospect for a JV is whoever will be making your product for you because they have a vested interest in it’s success.

3. Make a deal with a smaller retailer explaining your situation and offering them a head start over any of their competitors.

Start A New Business For Free If Your Product Is Sold In Stores

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

One of the best things I ever did was to do a consumer mail in offer on my consumer product packaging. Most companies either do nothing or have people mail in a “guarantee registration” that never gets used for anything.

I put a “mail in offer” for a different assortment of my products than was being sold in stores on my packaging and had people send enough for postage & handling to pay for both me sending them whatever they requested as well as a catalog of my other products.

Because my offer was not something stores could sell, and because I used the UPC codes on the retail package as worth $1 off the “mail in” offer, (my product only sold for $1 retail), buyers loved it. In fact, the WalMart buyer asked me to note my offer right on the front of my package – instead of only the backside where I had it. . .

Back when I did this, $1.00 was enough to pay for the product I sent people along with a catalog of my other products. As a result, we created a direct mail catalog company selling to consumers at a cost of NOTHING!