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Galganov frequently asked questions.
You start like you would in any other business: with good market research and
a business plan. The problem is that most people do not know where to look for
the information they need to make a plan, this is why they call us. It is part
of our job to evaluate new business ideas, do the costing and determine the
potential profitability. Unlike doing business in the physical world Internet
business start-ups are, depending on the type of business, often low cost.
They do, however, require "staying power". At this time, venture capital for
Internet start-up businesses is very difficult to obtain, so be prepared to pay
start-up costs out of your own pocket.
I have a really good idea for a business on the Internet.
How do I start?
This is a rather complicated question. Security requires encryption (or
coding). As we all know, no matter how well we secure our home, there is always
someone looking for a way to "break" our security. Early keys were a challenge
for early burglars. The better a burglar got the more the key was improved. The
more the key was improved the better the burglar had to get. Encryption is much
the same. There is always someone out there who dedicates himself to this
rather loathsome task of finding new ways to intrude and/or steal. Essentially,
security, using sufficient encryption, is quite satisfactory. It is no worse
than, for example, giving your credit card to your local merchant. It certainly
is safer (as a very general rule) than giving your card number out over the
phone - providing, once again, that you use sufficient encryption (a minimum
level of 128 is what we would recommend for high security).
How secure is a secure server?
Obviously, you make money on the Internet by providing a service or product
that Internet surfers value. Finding this product or service is the difficult
part. In addition to finding it, you must also have a good understanding of
this service or product. For example, you probably will not be successful
selling engineering services if you are not an engineer. There are two
important factors that you must consider. Imagine what kind of people go on the
Internet - who they are, what their educational level is, etc. Secondly, it has
been our experience that specialty products and services do very well on the
Internet, that is, products and services which are difficult to find in the
How do you make money on the web?
It depends on which browser you are using. Generally, if you look at the status
bar along the bottom of your browser a yellow padlock will appear indicating
you are in a secure area. In Netscape, the lock is always present, however, it
only turns yellow and appears closed when you are in that secure area. In
Microsoft Internet Explorer the yellow padlock is only visible when in the
How do you know when you are on a secure server?
Secure server renders making payments and providing personal
information over the internet safe (or "secure").
Galganov does not outsource!
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Galganov & Associates supports the
principles of free speech on the Internet. We do, however, actively reject the practice of spam
and/or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE).