Small Business Florida Advice

Small Business – Where to Begin?

Looking to open a small business? Well it has never been a worse time in some sectors, while other sectors may seem more promising. Advice from a small business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: take the service route – forget goods, forget exports….read on as to why Locksmith Fort Lauderdale, Free My Lock says “in today’s economy – service is the way to go”.

Trade Deficit Holds Steady at NEGATIVE 40 Billion - 8 Years Straight!

Trade Deficit Holds Steady at NEGATIVE 40 Billion – 8 Years Straight!

US Deficit:  Impact on Small Business

The graph above shows where the flow of money has been flowing out of the US…holding steady at NEGATIVE40 billion dollars to other economies for the last 8 years, up 25 Billion from a slippery way down to a 65 Billion.  So why is it that a small business selling goods cannot flourish in this economy?  Well the graph says all.  Whether you are a small business in manufacturing or a small business selling goods, it is hard to compete with the big guys.  Manufacturing goods that are special and unique still have similar goods that are brought in much cheaper from other countries – and the distribution channels are challenging.   You have either online sales that are difficult to market without:
1 – Web Presence
2 – Money to Google Ads
or, you have to partner with stores that by cheap goods to resell at high prices & don’t really want to deal with small business. You really have to have something spectacular to make it in manufacturing and the right stores to work with. The same applies to resale except your product is probably sold in many places, making the competition fierce.

What to do if you really want to work for yourself?

Open a Small Service Business

Any service business has a shot, especially if you care about your customers. A small business with store front carries a lot of cost, so the best way to go is probably mobile.  3 Quick steps to begin:  register your business at Sunbiz.org for a Florida Corporation or LLC, then head to the City of Fort Lauderdale and get your city business license and off to the next building to get your Broward County license. We will lead you through the process in many more articles to come.

About Free My Lock:
Free My Lock is a Fort Lauderdale Locksmith specializing in High Security Locks, On Call 24/7 for help with your Emergency Car Lockout or House Lockout. Offering a full range of locksmith services including lock change outs, re-keys, and fresh lock installations to name a few.

Our Locksmith Service Areas in Broward County include: Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Oakland Park, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors. Call Free My Lock for all your locksmithing needs and expect a trusted locksmith that is the best locksmith in Fort Lauderdale help you out.

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