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Since you asked question, Norris, I feel obligated to give you an answer. What is dumbest business question I've ever been asked? I'll let you decide.
The following are real questions from real people that are running around loose among us. If you recognize your question please don't be offended. This is all in good fun and remember, ridicule is sincerest form of flattery. Or something like that.
Here's a question I get at least once a week: "I have never been in business before, but I think I'd be really good at it. Can you tell me what would be best business for me to start?"
Hmm, how about one that involves Psychic Hotline, since that's who I will have to consult to answer your question. I don't know anything about you, your background, your abilities, your talents, your experience, or anything else. How can I possibly tell you what would be best business for you? Who do I look like, Miss Cleo?
Here's one of my favorites: "I need to make a lot of money really fast. What business should I start?"
You need to make a lot of money fast, huh. No problem. I have one word for you, my friend: counterfeiting… Somebody hand me an umbrella. It's raining stupid in here.
Here's an oldie but a goodie: "I have a killer business idea, but I don't have any money. Do you ever invest in businesses or just give advice?" Unfortunately, I only invest in non-lethal business ideas, so I'll have to pass on your killer idea. Thanks for thinking of me, though. This window is now closed…
And my all-time favorite: "I have a great product that nobody wants to buy. How can I make customers buy my product."
How can you make a customer buy your product? Piece of cake, buddy boy. Try using same method I use to make my kids mind. Threaten to put your customer in time out if he doesn't buy something from you right this second! Don't make me get up and sell you something, young man…
I could go on, but I think point is made. Keep those cards and letters coming, boys and girls. It's readers like you that make this job so darn interesting.
Here's to your success.
Tim Knox firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim serves as the president and CEO of three successful technology companies and is the founder of DropshipWholesale.net. Related Links: http://www.dropshipwholesale.net http://www.30dayblueprint.com http://www.timknox.com