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Topic # 15422 22-Aug-2007 10:50
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Hi all,

 I'm setting up a business at the moment.
 So I thought I'd start a discussion to share my findings on typically encountered stuff and request your feedback.
 Alternatives and useful tips are - as always, greatly appreciated.

 1.) Domain - Cheapest I could find was through GoDaddy. As I grow I may need to review it but this keeps early costs at a minmum and gives a web presence.

 2.) Hosting - Wanted to stay in NZ and support the industry. Hosting Direct gives a free option for a basic site. Again, will need to review as I grow, but they have easy upgrade options.

 3.) 0800 -  I need an 0800 number that forwards to my mobile. Free2Call looks like like it covers my bases but does anyone have any good alternative suggestions?

 4.) PO Box - From $105.00 a year.
 5.) Banking - On registering a new company, ANZ offers a dedicated business account with no fees for the first two years.
 6.) Market Access - PayPal, TradeMe


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  Reply # 83517 23-Aug-2007 17:56
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What kind of business are you starting, if you dont mind me asking?

Good to see that you are keeping the purse close to your chest. One of the biggest mistakes a new start up business can make is to spend all their capital before there are any income stream flowing in. You will be surprise to find that alot of new start up go through capital so fast that they go belly up before they even open for business.

Good luck on your new venture.

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  Reply # 83566 24-Aug-2007 09:55
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If you're going to have e-commerce on your site, then watch out for paypal, a lot of web hosting companies have unresolvable with them.. as they'd like to change their IPN code without advise and their helpdesk said no change is made. Perhaps, talk to ASB, you can get a better support and easier to deal with when you use.. pay by credit card on your e-commerce.

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