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-- morning everybody and Lawrence in an -- thank you so much for joining us sons small business plans -- -- let's go straight out to Daniel -- the CEO of app direct joining us from our bureau in San Francisco.
Hi Daniel good morning -- for waking up early.
How learn your -- to be here so maybe tell us -- in very clear in layman's language is -- act.
After it makes it really easy for small businesses.
To find buy and manage.
Cloud applications could cloud is booming right now pray that everything and on the cloud in the buzz word in the tech world.
Cloud is booming and it's making it easier for businesses but for those who don't know what -- is all it means is that your accessing your software online.
Just like you go onto a web browser and type in FaceBook dot com or Linkedin you could do that with your software like accounting and inventory management.
Great and -- what you've done after act has teamed up with small business web.
To launch a new resource and it's very important and very catered to small businesses.
Essentially -- seen here is that disclosures months science doesn't mean you can't have the resources that the bigger guys stand.
Can you tell us about this partnership.
Exactly the small business web is the leading organization.
For developers of tools for businesses to for example Google apps which is a great way to manage email online or fresh books inventory management.
There are really hundreds of great applications for businesses and the small business web is the directory that showcases the mall.
Secure business -- you wanna find out what's relevant for you.
You can go do with this small business Web.Com and find all the great tools you need.
And it what are some tips you can give small businesses for finding -- for finance.
Sure so again that the biggest tip would be to go to we're directory -- site.
That has all the consolidated tools and a lot of trusted providers like telecoms or retailers are starting to get into the business of selling cloud tools.
And if you the small business go to that trusted provider they're gonna give you the right advice on what you should use to for example if you're salon in Arkansas.
These web states can tell you exactly what types of tools other salons like you're using it and which categories might be the most beneficial to your business -- Some TV on the look at me problematic you don't know -- -- -- -- to make you more competitive and also to make your job easier.
Exactly we started out correctly that pinpoint -- myself and my co-founder had started small businesses in the past.
And we found that there were all these great tools that were available for most people and most businesses would have no idea which ones to use.
So really the goal here is to make it very easy for business is to know what tools are really gonna help them run their business.
It's better when somebody else recommend something -- know with myself.
Don't make fun of me am very needed the iPhone -- to -- my first iPhone.
Over the holidays and I didn't download any apps is to visit and think about it and I don't in the they -- But I had a phone call with selling very techie.
And he gave me all of these great apps to download and told me why I would use each one of them to name Atlanta hole -- easier and I -- listening and you need an it was outlet spirited things didn't know -- Exactly -- -- so many of these tools are your fingertips and what's important is really picking that first application.
In learning how to onboard your team and really investing the time in understanding how that application can benefit you.
-- -- his tools like this can really help drive sales can help drive your relationship with your customers your employees.
So it's really important to invest the time to get -- -- any indications to prove that it is worth your time in that business might see a -- a core.
I mean -- any way to quantify that.
Exactly we're finding that the growth in cloud computing for small businesses growing at over 30%.
Year over year.
We're finding a real case studies of businesses that -- operated exclusively online and they're generating millions in sales just from using these productivity tools.
One stat that I recently -- heard was that most business owners spend only 20% of the time on what they wanna be doing.
That means the Baker's only toward spending 20% on -- The salon owners only spending 20% of time on cutting hair.
And these web tools can drive you to be much more organized you can spend more time on what you really lot.
That's a staggering numbers so we're so inundated with all the -- and -- housekeeping that only a fifth of our time and actually.
Being used on the on the -- of the business.
Exactly yes that's some women I remember I mean that is that's shocking as the tips you say remember it's not a popularity.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Really what's important is that there are the popular brands that are starting getting to the cloud space and -- I feel like Google with apps.
Microsoft for 365.
But there are actually hundreds of great applications that have been built on a cloud and vendors and businesses may not have heard of these spit special vendors.
It's what we really one errant drive business awareness for is these independent tools that might be knew there might solve new -- -- -- businesses haven't heard of to some of the most beneficial apps are ones that.
A pretty small companies that are really helping you solve this specific pain points and then answer for example -- sign is a great way to sign all your documents online.
Most businesses may not have heard of that but it's actually being used now by hundreds of thousands if not millions of users.
This might seem like a silly question so I'm sorry an advancement in big isn't fancy App Store today have more complicated software.
So what's great is that big businesses that use these types of applications for a long time and really needs what's great about -- tools is its giving small businesses the opportunity.
To get started with the same level of sophistication -- enterprise refuse.
To these tool starred at.
Our monthly fee -- five dollars per user per month or twenty dollars per month and it is very affordable for you as a small business owner to get started with these tools.
-- it's interesting you said that because our next -- -- it's union.
-- on essentially starting your business from your home from your garage -- dining room table and with all of these apps in many cases you can get them on your Smartphone.
I don't think you can run like a big business in your pajamas sitting on your -- On the beach in Hawaii with an -- whether you're on your mobile's phone on the bus you can really have accessed your entire company from anywhere and that's the beauty of cloud computing.
Any city started several small business this how many.
I've started a few they were much more traditional -- -- company in Niagara Falls -- jurors a bus that through air force students to go on ski trips.
But really time and time again.
Thinking about the ways to market.
To be more productive.
To grow where some of the biggest challenges and what's really exciting about the world that that we were operating in now with cloud computing and without direct.
Just makes it so much easier for business owners to really get access to these tools that are really gonna help them stay organized -- and you know -- -- Firmer come from -- had it.
I think in my co-founder and I have both been very passionate about business from from when we started -- he had started Nicklaus -- many businesses in the past as well.
So I think it.
You definitely dating you but were also attracting a great team a very entrepreneurial team members.
And guy and and it's great to see and be in that -- current environment.
Daniel -- thank you so much for coming on.
Thanks let's learn and I just -- turns its Marion now big -- you always make me laugh remember -- -- cloud its only had rain or snow.
And then you can -- Tuesday I had I had it won at three years I call it do it yourself until Philly and then had a great time.
Big -- 323 thank you for writing in now that.
I've entered the -- worlds there's actually a cloud literally on the top of my phone kind of spooks me some -- discuss it.
Captures everything that they do -- it was like someone else can see it.
Are you -- break right now are gonna be back with -- CEO from a company telling us about.
How you can really start.
A profitable business in your pajamas.
Sitting -- your -- it happens all the time we'll be right back.
RA welcome back everybody late -- this right before the break essentially and hopefully we've all heard of companies that were started in garage is Jeff phase as the CEO of Amazon started Amazon in -- -- And Larry -- surging.
Yes Larry Page and Syrian brand I'm sorry.
Concerning this everyday just about them suing Google actually from a -- a little less familiar like fresh books.
That was headquartered in -- -- -- parents' basement for more than three years so it happened then wouldn't need to technology.
Lots of -- success stories are happening everything holiday -- -- you know of -- net finale eight cal joining us now.
I -- hide things from coming back on the show.
Didn't want any I think you are having me back.
Sure and you have a lot green tips -- actually me and that dream more for many people.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Where you want you let me now are -- -- if you if you want any legit business but you know you don't.
On an office in your operating from your dining room table worsening -- you should do to get off the ground haven't yet to be an authority in in your industry.
It's -- new year timeframe you ventures which seem at times entrepreneurs starting businesses so I decided to come up with the five best and being six fast or home based business to get legit.
I basically -- -- selected business named first straight what kind of names should -- be selecting.
This is it critics call the most important -- not been the most exciting stats or entrepreneurs artists.
You want any check that name is available before you start cleaning up business cards and letter -- -- Quick way to do -- is go online to a reputable company like when we provide here Hackwear dot com to a quick knock out search for your state before you start using that name.
-- -- I guess that's pretty common I mean there's some -- -- that means duplicate are they wanna register that name with the state -- that.
You want you name registered once you find that amazing name you must register with the state to ensure nobody else besides he's seen marrying somebody on the start incorporating.
Name -- -- -- IRC or simply I'm working -- -- -- -- registered to ensure nobody else starts contention.
Not bad for a second yeah option typically at this needs to be an LLC -- C -- been asked Korb how do you know what you should do.
You can't it's all not -- -- what app business owners ready for.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It got by security protections separating your personal assets from lighter and these are the business who act the way TI -- fictitious business name firing its gonna get -- registered with -- eight at least use.
Still insuring -- -- started I mean rights to that name injuring nobody else uses it we have a great business structure wizard.
To determine which isn't structure is right for you so again he -- -- -- I'm to a reputable online Tony there's tons of free content out there Kansas great resource says.
That allows you to determine which is instructor is best for.
And obviously there's tax implications.
-- someone so -- can you take us there -- some of those.
You know I'm not a track tax professional -- and I don't mind has.
You know I -- not -- you know formal corporation you're gonna have to pay taxes both at the corporate level.
An individual level when the corporation he's -- dividend so pretty small business owner what we recommend decidedly out of -- -- or eighty S corporation and their eye on it or not you TU again.
At our -- not liability protection and not corporate shield but it also allows -- act that passed the tax Kennedy -- we don't act.
And -- not a checklist of things that small businesses are up and coming businesses that wanna get that -- you know launch since being.
Need to do went all of those items on the to do list in the checklist aren't that obvious and one of them.
Would be figuring out what kind of permits or licensees you need in certain areas to do your business -- some things that people often forget don't even think about doing its.
Yeah this is an area that's often now what -- Start out.
You start it is nice it's only asked will be -- that's endorsed specific instance black.
I'm here it is certainly isn't licensed looser permit and you must teens and getting those -- started your business is the -- pump you actually paying a late penalty acting gains tax is six under for example in California if you're selling products and services.
You -- -- to have a resellers -- You can again at taint these tax I would stick online.
I can direct the 3-D DT Eric IRS web -- or you can simply -- -- Iraqi Army document I -- Saturday's game you know move -- you needed sort of.
In LA and why did today chats the first say just wanna ask you I -- -- working from home -- your office whether it's here kicks in or you're dining room more your bedroom.
And that's and -- -- tax expert but that's something you should consider writing not break the wounded duck hunting when -- -- your tax return.
Yes we want -- -- -- homer this is actually because as a small business -- -- You -- and kind of tumbled sixty and it -- -- students and one of the things out for example if you're eating a portion of your time.
Specifically for business purposes you are entitled to a home -- office that act -- -- -- you know I teach a percentage of your -- here.
-- -- -- -- -- As a rumor that that that done.
And and you know I'm just gonna hit Robert Hawkins chat here and he who is you want to pick -- -- that shows up first in the yellow pages.
How reporting is it that you have a good name for your company and -- innocent evil picks silly names you mean you wanted to be -- But is there some sort of rule of thumb -- -- hanging should be picking are gearing torrents.
Email I think.
And would again.
Is taking your name is.
It in my opinion is the most exciting part that's starting at -- He wanted to pick a name and that really -- get a bite -- -- your friend -- your product -- -- -- so for example -- -- -- -- -- -- dot com.
You know it was an ample.
His syllable word it was easy for people to remember and for -- identified the fact that we're -- small business community helping small businesses get their.
It is thought that brown okay and witty -- -- gets started.
I actually started out of -- at -- -- park -- and I'm.
Well how ironic now eight -- thank you so much for coming ninth giving us all of those tips this CEO of -- net and we will mean let's say.
On the screen -- Snelling have a great day thank you aren't aren't really got to break the will that's with us it's a great idea.
There's this guy -- found that this company.
And it's not cheap but it's not meant to be -- but -- maintained a hot items when you want them without having to complete.
And it's perfect for -- so -- more about that in if you.
Welcome back everybody I'm -- -- in any small business Wednesday and we're talking about a very unique small business Jason -- the CEO of caviar.
Didn't joining us and I guarantee.
AJ and understanding Kazmir doesn't sound too exciting to me -- to -- that is the name of son's name is -- Yes -- caviar we are building a delivery infrastructure for any -- -- so.
Turns out that the majority of restaurants out there don't offer delivery and especially all the good ones.
So we want them to be able to sell offered their feet to anyone in the city -- any time.
Both the consumers and businesses and caviar really represents you know -- premiums there is a premium product you know something that's elegant and simple and easy to use.
And that you know he always get good quality.
Fish feed on time accurate borders with us.
He can't tear is that you're actually teaming up with -- suns where there is a wait -- of getting what you have to make a reservation.
Way ahead of time is that correct.
That's correct so we -- -- -- shots in we use.
We make sure everything is at least four stars on Yelp and hundreds and thousands -- -- so -- places usually have an hour or longer wait.
And now delivered -- you.
If you line for a fee obviously and you can just have that -- some -- you know on -- count for something.
So what I -- today because this thing and then not indicative more than the item that air -- they ordering.
Yeah our -- right now we charge a flat rate 999 to deliver anywhere.
In this city.
And then at any time so we do it delivered to you and under our -- -- schedule -- for another day referred dinner.
And that's it's a flat rate.
So if you're ordering -- groups there be a great deal so feared business.
Me -- order lunch for the office we're gonna charge and I 99 we don't have a minimum order or -- and border okay and down how many cities mainland.
Right now we just launches are Cisco -- back in September so we're trying to focus on us ever Cisco first let's -- succeed here before.
What's next week do you plan to expand a similar cities like San Cisco -- like Seattle would be a great city after SF -- -- We're showing web and on the screen right now -- just take us through some missteps that -- user we need to do to get.
To get some of the options.
-- -- on the home page.
A user which -- select rush -- they want to look at.
So we have every option ranging from Chinese that Pete said -- -- can -- that are asked that if something for everybody.
They click on view menu and then maybe it would go on to the -- -- -- able to see photos.
Of every single -- So we sent a photographer to take photos and where it -- only companies to ever do that.
And right now most of the restaurants are closed.
But you you can see the open hours on the right and once it opens you can add different items to the cart.
And she's what time you want it delivered and then you can type in any special structures -- have for example you don't want cheese.
On -- so sandwich.
And let's say.
You want delivered dinner you can select I want at 7 PM you placed order.
And and it brings you -- are tracking page so one of the core features we have is -- -- GPS tracking.
-- you know exactly -- -- few days and real time on a map as it gets delivered to.
Hard to get some of these prestigious restaurants to sign out did you have to do a lot of came in saying an arm twisting -- excited about a potential new source of business.
Yet so it's an extra berth in the beginning.
I mean we have to build a business without any users.
So it was hard convincing their first subset of -- -- right but they really believed in us we got.
Then signed up for our service and it's been a lot easier now so how many signs show them our website.
We have around thirty signed up and a little over twenty on our web site today so we're on -- more as we speak.
And Jason and I you know yesterday we have we talk about its job -- the -- accelerator.
And we had again -- saying that certain college degrees -- more valuable in this market than others.
And top of the list was computer science as those communications so I know you're young I have to ask you -- did you major.
Right now the high paying his computer science engineering.
Yet in Silicon Valley.
Especially OK and even mark and I web sites in designing them since -- Age eleven.
Very long time ago -- Jason a.s this year first.
And visit us is is your first entrepreneurial activity.
It's actually my second -- fun.
So we started a company called -- on me back in 2011.
And we sold that business sense it was -- group on for -- munch on me.
-- -- to -- you know we had a funny name back then.
So people can buy it daily deals on specific -- that -- -- -- -- -- in ten cities.
Across the United States.
So your invention number two we hope you expand as you -- -- -- -- next possibly New York right.
Yes definitely years on our radar Jason -- the CEO of caviar thanks so much for coming on in time last -- you're saving your business venture.
Have a great day.
And thank you -- have any I joining SA we'll -- back here and understand and learn many things like as.
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