An Indian textile business checks with Ask FSB's experts for advice on international expansion.
Abhiram, New York City I have a handloom and textile business in India and I would like to start an import/export business in New York City this year. Can you suggest a good book on how to get started and be profitable? I want to start with the least burden. I want insight into the problems, and MOREJun 20, 2008 10:09 AM ET
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Carolyn Deason, San Antonio, Texas
I got lucky and showed my shirts to Wal-Mart locally. They love them, and one store has already ordered $2,700 worth of shirts and plans to order more this month. Other stores wish to order as well. I am a home-based business, very small, in business less than a year. Wal-Mart pays their MORE
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Chuck Jones, Akron, Ohio Dear FSB: Do I need a license to sell retail clothing via the Internet and word of mouth? There's no storefront involved.Jun 2, 2008 9:21 AM ET
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