Good afternoon,\r\n\r\nI just signed up with this forum, and am looking forward to the discussions. I'm an ex Project Manager, Assistant Director, and currently teach on a part-time basis (have been teaching for about 10 years). I have been looking into the possibility of starting an import/export business that focuses on dental supplies (not equipment yet); supplies such as gloves (powder less and powdered, sterile and non-sterile), cotton rolls, endo files, etc. The issue with me is: as much as I've been able to find reliable suppliers, I don't know much about dental/medical supplies, and would love to partner with a dentist, a hygienist, a dental student, or a dental assistant with enough experience to know what she/he is doing. For the marketing and sales aspect of it the plan is to ... (I'll explain more in an email to anyone who might be interested). \r\n\r\nI reside in Washington, DC, so my preference is to work with someone in the DC Metro Area (DC, MD, VA), NYC, PA, NC ...; basically the East Coast based individuals. However, I'm definitely open to speaking with and partnering with someone who's not in the East Coast. \r\n\r\nThis will take hard work, but I believe it can be a very lucrative business. I want the business to be based on HONESTY, INTEGRITY, FAIRNESS, and TRUST. I would like to focus only on products that are risk-free for the patients. \r\n\r\nIf you have sales/marketing background AS WELL AS dentistry background, then that's even better. \r\n\r\nLooking forward to hearing from interested parties, \r\n\r\nBest, \r\n\r\nJoseph K.