Four friends are embarking on a creative endeavor, which may turn into a business. We just finished making up a logo and are about to purchase a web domain. What sort of legal actions/responsibilities should we be doing to protect all parties and fulfill all legal requirements in the American state of Georgia? [more inside]
Building (and purchasing) a website for a friend's company in Africa - am I legally responsible if his company gets sued for something unrelated to the site? [more inside]
Are a small corner market and a major grocery chain store typically subject to the same licensing requirements? [more inside]
What is on my roadmap for a Top 20 MBA program? And how do people pay? [more inside]
Looking for a cloud billing system that both tracks amounts to be paid to contractor/staffers who work remotely and which also tracks the combined amounts to be billed to the client (on whose case all the staffers will work). [more inside]
What are large corporations doing around the production of mobile apps today? For customer use, obviously, but for internal use too? Built in-house or contracted out? Android or iOS or both? Or are web-apps for mobile preferred? Where can I read more about this? [more inside]
We're trying to start a vintage clothing business! How do we source the best clothing at the best prices?
How do I source reasonable to high quality vintage clothing at low prices [more inside]
What kind of contract would I write for this? [more inside]
I would like to begin to sell my paintings at local art fairs and online sites such as Etsy, $25-100.00 price range. Do I really need to set up an LLC or sole proprietorship, get a tax number and whatever else just to sell a painting or two (if I'm lucky?) Thanks. P.S. I live in Illinois.
Finishing my MBA and would really like to know what adjunct or introductory online teaching opportunities are out there. What resources are out there? What would I be qualified to teach? Are there any other additional certifications that I should obtain? [more inside]
Help me help my brother learn to play well in the sandbox at work. [more inside]
Please recommend a good, short business biography! Preferably one about an entrepreneur.
Business etiquette landmines to avoid when making a sales pitch to Japanese business owners. [more inside]
Could a check cashing / short term loan operation be operated in a more ethical fashion, while still making (what I consider to be) reasonable profits? [more inside]
Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting)
Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting) [more inside]
My recruiter placed the person who got the job offer instead of me! [more inside]
Freelance/small business filter: How to handle clients that you are ambivalent about working with? [more inside]
Want to start a new business.. but don't have an idea of what to do. Help? [more inside]
Our company is successful. We (the three founders) are realizing that we need to add more structure and middle management. And we're looking for the right consultant to help us do that. [more inside]
What magazines / newsletters should an businessperson / entrepreneur in D.C. subscribe to in order to get connected? [more inside]
What is the best thing for my feet when I walk all day? And had foot issues before? [more inside]
Help me decide what business to get into? I have some ideas to choose from. [more inside]
Advice Wanted: I'm a MBA graduate with 10 years of business experience and $50,000 in cash and am looking to start my own business. What would you do in my situation? Advice? [more inside]
I'm transferring my consulting business from out of state to west LA and I need to find an attorney to help with: - Forming the company - Helping me put together contracts for my clients - Coming up with a tax strategy Does anyone have a recommendation?
How much should the appearance fee be? [more inside]
I'm a Canadian software developer. I'm going to a conference in the US next month, and I'm not sure what to say when they ask if the trip is for business or pleasure. [more inside]
Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business? [more inside]
What is the best (least expensive) way to setup a toll-free international business line in Canada? [more inside]
A friend owns a children's boutique in NYC. She recently confessed that business has been tanking. She overbuys, she doesn't do any sort of inventory management, she has no online presence (apart from a neglected Facebook page). What advice would you give her?
Is a job in sales a good way to jump from academia to the corporate world? [more inside]
Business Card Holders! Do you have recommendations for business card holders? I want to get my husband one for his birthday. Thank you so much!
What am I missing?-filter: I feel like I have a lot of the pieces of this notion that companies are holding onto enormous cash reserves and waiting to see how the election shakes out, but I can't quite put it all together. [more inside]
Can you share ways of sounding less direct and polite while contradicting / disagreeing / sharing ideas in a business context?
Can you share ways of sounding less direct and polite while contradicting / disagreeing / sharing ideas in a business context? For example in a scenario where one wants to say : Why don't we have a website for this product a more polite way of saying the same thing could be: I am new here and was wondering if there would be any value in having a website for this product. I would love to hear ideas around how individuals can sound polite and make their point in business setting where often times you need to make your point to senior management. Also, Any books or websites that can help with this?
I am an engineer, and my wife is a business major. She is more miserable with her job and entire career than she has ever been, and I do not know how to help her. It's easy for me to search for jobs - I look for "mechanical engineer" or "robotics" and find positions matching my specialist skills. My wife is a generalist, and seems to hate the people that are attracted to the jobs she is qualified for. Her career unhappiness is taking a serious toll on her personal life and our marriage. Please help us figure out what to do! [more inside]
What additional steps should I take to get money an auction house owes me? [more inside]
How important is it for me to get an accountant now that I'm earning most of my income as a freelancer? Can I handle taxes on my own? [more inside]
In Canada, what kind of (government) disability benefits can a separated, self employed person qualify for and how? [more inside]
I have a day or two to decide whether or not to buy a recently closed restaurant. I have tons of experience running small retail businesses. The books look good and the price is right. [more inside]
I'm a proposal writer and editor who has decided to go the independent contractor route and set up my own LLC. Should I just use my own name, or come up with some other company name? [more inside]
What is the most secure webhost for a small business? [more inside]
Book recommendations requested: I liked My Korean Deli, which went into considerable detail about the day-to-day operation of a small convenience store. [more inside]
What are the dates for the 9th and 20th business day for the rest of this year and all of next year?
I need to quickly figure the 9th and 20th business days of each month for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013. Preferably not in a manual fashion. [more inside]
Help me come up with a name for my new business venture, please? [more inside]
How do you determine if you are on an employment blacklist? I have an MBA degree, and I have more experience and credentials than most of my MBA class, but I have not been able to get hired, and the only jobs I've been close to getting are at much less compensation than the average for my class. I interviewed for a position, made it past a phone screen, and went through a second in-person interview. I was told that they would get back to me in one week, but less than 1 day later I get a voicemail saying the company has chosen to go with another candidate. It's not the rejection, but the swiftness of the rejection after initial enthusiasm that makes me suspicious. If you are on a blacklist, how can you find out? And what can you do about it?
What are some of the best books on marketing? [more inside]
I'm a web developer in Toronto who is currently operating as a sole proprietor. A prospective new client would really like to hire me for a major new project, but they can only deal with incorporated companies and cannot hire a sole prop. I'm looking for advice on incorporating from a) people in Canada and especially Ontario, but also from b) anyone who has any relevant advice about the experience of becoming an Inc., even if you are not Canadian. Yes, I will be engaging an accountant or lawyer for specific advice if I do decide to move forward, so I'm not worried that some specific advice may not be appropriate for my jurisdiction: I'm just trying to get a broad picture of what it's like (and some recommendations for lawyers/accountants). [more inside]
How do I get cheaper phone service for a small business? [more inside]
A business was leased to another party and they set up and curated a business page on FB. When the lease expired they left and set up a competing business. They took the FB page with them and changed the name on the business page - keeping all the old content and relationships. How do I get the page back? [more inside]
How do I time submitting my resignation, in order to best give my employer(s) time to prepare, without adding too much additional stress to a big upcoming project? [more inside]
Is there any way to accept credit cards via Square or similar WITHOUT having an expensive cell phone plan or shelling out lots of money? [more inside]