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Baqar Iftikhar Naqvi is the founder and CEO of Upriver Ecommerce, an online sales accelerator firm and can guide entrepreneurs on how to make their firms grow.He holds a BTech in textile technology from the Central Textile Institute and has a master's degree in marketing and merchandising from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.He has 23 years of experience in the consumer products and retail industry.... more
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Respected Sir , I am at the Age of 76 Years. I am having a small shop at a Prime location . I want to start Nuts and Dry Fruit Shop with the Help of an employee. Kindly suggest me pros and cones of the Said Business.

Ans: Sir, start this if you can actively manage this and have a trusted employee, else it is not an easy task to make a shop profitable. Also, dry fruits is a very commoditised business, where skills lie in purchasing at the right price. Please evaluate if you have these.
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Hello sir. I want to start a bakery business at some location. I don't know how to evalutae the location and maket research for that particular business. What should i do sir.
Ans: Hey! For Starting a bakery business is an exciting venture, and evaluating the location and conducting market research are crucial steps to ensure its success. I suggest here what you can do to evaluate the locality and market cap,

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Ans: Dear Anonymous,

After reading your question I understood that your partner and you have, what we call, an open relationship. As long as both partners are okay with the dynamics of it, and no one is emotionally hurt, or resisting, it should be okay. It isn't exploitation if your husband himself encourages you. You are both consenting adults and not harming each other or anyone else. As for your question, if he has a cuckold fantasy, that is something you should discuss with your husband. An open discussion is better than speculation. Also, at any time if you suspect that your husband is growing concerned about the nature of your relationship, ask him directly. It can help avoid misunderstandings.


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Dating someone older than you is not the problem, but the fact that you are making major life decisions based on what he wants and doesn't want is concerning. I am guessing that you decided to not get married because he doesn't want it either. Is that fair to you? You yourself mentioned that you often feel lonely. Don't you think you deserve better? Don't you deserve someone who would love you and would like to spend the rest of their life with you? Please reconsider this relationship. Speak to your partner and ask him what his plans are for the future. Does he want to settle down with you? How will you two continue this relationship in the future? There are many important questions that need answering. Sort them out and you will have the solution to your dilemma.


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