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Old July 8th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Good area's to focus on to start a business

I have been out of video production for about five years, working IT and I am at a point I want to start my own company. Of course a lot has changed for me since I stopped working video (wife, kids, house, cars, etc....). But it is time for me to start my own company. Equipment wise I am set, I have everything I need to get going in any area of video, and have access to anything I do not have. What I need some help on is what areas can I focus on, in a part time basis to get going and get to a point where it can become a full time thing for me. Some of the areas I was looking at were dvd creation, corporate, and training, photo/slide transfers to video/dvd, sports scholarship videos. My experience is in high end corporate, and sports. Is there any areas I should look into.


Any advice on marketing, to get my name out there. I am lucky enough that there is only one production company in the area I live in, and they really suck. For comercial production there is also they local cable company and they also suck. I have all the technical experience and equipment, just need to figure out what I need to do, and how to get my name out there.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Goggle "Video profit center" and then look at the areas some of those companies are touting as profitable video activities.

For marketing guidance there is Video Business Advisor . I can't vouch for the effectiveness of it, but I think its been discussed in this forum at some point in the past.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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Some areas might be hard part-time, just due to scheduling issues. To do corp work & training, you need to be avaiulable for marketing, meetings, etc. during reg business hours. OTOH, a wedding biz can easily be done nights and weekends.
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