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Starting a Small Business: Business question?, Sole proprietorship
Sole proprietorship: The answer to your second question - Which form of ownership do you believe is more effective when it comes to accounting? - is that from a purely accounting standpoint, one entity is no more effective than another. As for the first question - would...

Starting a Small Business: donating property to corporation, irs tax law, small business university
irs tax law, small business university, irs guidelines: Maggie: Based on what you tell me it would seem that you would transfer the ASSET/rental home to the corporation AND then the corporation would probably assume the mortgage debt as well. The value of he home would be included on the corporation s balance...

Starting a Small Business: judgment proof - can I collect, judgment enforcement, periodic payments
judgment enforcement, periodic payments, court order: Juan, Once you file for periodic payments, you will get a court date, at which the judge will order the amount of the periodic payments. The court then gives the defendant 30 days to begin making those payments, if they do not make the payments, on time...

Starting a Small Business: license requirements, vehicle licenses, moving company
vehicle licenses, moving company, internet search: Frank: The first thing I would do would be to do an internet search using the phrase what special licenses does a moving company need in the state of---------------? After the words state of add the name of your state. I am sure one or more net entries...

Starting a Small Business: LLC, pa llc, llc operating agreement
pa llc, llc operating agreement: Hi Jack, You have asked some complicated questions, but I will try to give you some simple answers. By way of background, an LLC is a very flexible entity. Although the exact details do vary from state to state, basically the members of an LLC can agree...

Starting a Small Business: starting a dog training business, individual income taxes, business greetings
individual income taxes, business greetings, dog bites: Mindy, It is totally up to you how you want to form your business. Look into the benefits of sole prop. & LLC and then make a decision based on that and your specific needs for your business. You would contact your local state house to register a business,...

Starting a Small Business: construction and sale of land for non resident, foreign ownership of US real estate
foreign ownership of US real estate: Dave, Foreign individuals are allowed to buy land and construct commercial property as you want to do. There are some tax issues you should be aware of, so that there are no surprises. These apply both during the ownership and operation of the real estate,...

Starting a Small Business: Delisting Shares/Stocks on Stock Exchange/s., delisting shares
delisting shares: First, most delisting is not based on the decision of the company s management. While there are certainly instances where a company has decided that the cost of maintaining a listing on a stock exchange exceeds the benefits of the listing, it is far more...

Starting a Small Business: start up business loan for trucking company, small businesses, loans
Starting a Small Business: start up business loan for trucking company, small businesses, loans

Starting a Small Business: Installment Loan Business, installment loans, installment loan
installment loans, installment loan, payday loans: Keri: My suggestion would be to do an internet search using the following key phrases: - how to start a payday loan business - how to start an installment loan business - sample business plan for a payday loan type business...

Starting a Small Business: LLC and Hiring, independent contractor status, www irs gov
independent contractor status, www irs gov, independent contractor vs employee: Hi Ed, Thanks for your question. Most people hired meet the definition of an employee. If such is the case get provide them with an employment contract and have them complete a Form W-4 for tax exemption (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf). To...

Starting a Small Business: LLC with S-Corp Status, S corp election, llc
S corp election, llc: Steve, With respect to your first question, you cannot wait until the end of the year if you want the LLC to be treated as an S corporation for this year: To have your LLC receive the tax treatment of an S Corp, you must file an election with the IRS...

Starting a Small Business: Purchasing a Vehicle for Business, limited liabilty company, service corp of retired executives
limited liabilty company, service corp of retired executives, score service: Mari: As a business consultant I would suggest tha you setup what is called an LLC /Limited Liabilty Company. Far less costly to setup and give you much of the benefit of setting up a corporation. Since you are thinking of starting up a NEW BUSINESS I would...

Starting a Small Business: share repurchase, treasury stock, stock shares
treasury stock, stock shares, share repurchase: Jack: According to the very reliable tax source I cheked out The company ( small business) either reires the repurchased shares or keeps hem as treasury stock, available for re-issuance. Nowhere can I find info that would support the repurchase of stock...

Starting a Small Business: Small business, TED, John Foppe
TED, John Foppe, Chipin: You are most certainly welcome! :) I enjoy your topic and I feel our discourse will serve not only you,but others as well. Our notes or should I say letters are so long I can t quite find the error in the numbers,but I think the fault is mine. I ve been...

Starting a Small Business: start up business loan for trucking company, kenworth t2000, service corp of retired executives
kenworth t2000, service corp of retired executives, score service: Stephen: The best help/assistance I can give you is the following suggestion: Rather than my responding with several paragraphs of info/suggesions I would suggest you contact your local SCORE/Service Corp of Retired Executives office in your area at www.score.org...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a Manufacturing company in USA, foreign investment in the United States
foreign investment in the United States: Sandeep, Thank you for your questions. Here are my answers: 1. There is no residency or citizenship requirement for starting a manufacturing facility in the United States. Investments from foreign companies and individuals is very common. 2. Yes,...

Starting a Small Business: tax questions, social security and medicare, service corp of retired executives
social security and medicare, service corp of retired executives, score service: Chris: Since I am in CT and not familiar with FL or NC laws it might be best for you to contact SCORE/Service Corp of Retired Executives office in your area at www.score.org or at 800-634-0245. They offer FREE one on one assistance in all areas of ? you would...

Starting a Small Business: advise, self employment income, social security tax
self employment income, social security tax, income tax return: Deepti, You can start a business while you still have a job. People do that all the time because they need the income from the job to carry them until the business gets off the ground. The only thing that might keep you from being able to do so is if...

Starting a Small Business: consultating business, samples of business plans, service corp of retired executives
samples of business plans, service corp of retired executives, fantastic organization: Leigh: Thank you for posing your questions to me thru AllExperts. You state Any help would be great. I am herein giving you absolutely THE BEST HELP as follows: - do an internet search using the following phrases: -how to...

Starting a Small Business: Packaging for Business, perishable product, smaller company
perishable product, smaller company, elance: Packaging is very important and any design will have an impact on your sales. Do an Internet search for a good package designer. You can also look on elance and guru. With respect to the actual packaging it really is a case of Internet searching for a...

Starting a Small Business: starting a vitamins store business in china, vitamins store, credit worthiness
vitamins store, credit worthiness, vitamins products: To answer your questions. 1) Suppliers will probably require you to pay up front until you have built up your credit worthiness. You should budget for this. Different suppliers will have different minimum orders. You will need to know what and how much...

Starting a Small Business: Arts and Crafts business, starting business, greeting card
starting business, greeting card, greeting cards: Hello Connie, I like that you started by saying “I am very dedicated to starting my own greeting card business” it tells me you are serious about following through with your passion. It really depends on your comfort level. I say this because I do not...

Starting a Small Business: Funding for small business start-up, grant wisconsin, hipe
grant wisconsin, hipe, google: I put grant Wisconsin into Google and got numerous sites that each offer multiple types of grants so they are around. Your problem seems to be more of choosing which ones to chase. So: 1) identify your USP. 2) review the grants on offer and see how you...

Starting a Small Business: Lawn Mowing Business and EIN, lawn mowing business, sole proprietorship
lawn mowing business, sole proprietorship, sole proprietor: You do not need to get a separate FEIN for the business if you are operating it as a sole proprietorship. Be careful, however. Just because you are husband and wife does not necessarily mean that the business you own together is a sole proprietorship....

Starting a Small Business: lost my tax id number, business license application, federal tax id
business license application, federal tax id, business license number: There are ways to get the numbers but, at least with respect to your Federal tax ID number, you can t get it online from the IRS. For the Federal tax ID number, you can call the IRS on their a href= http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=161104,00.html...

Starting a Small Business: Business Idea Inquiry, patent research, inquiry question
patent research, inquiry question, conference exhibition: Not knowing what kind of product it is difficult to be explicit. 1) surveys amongst locals business or consumers. 2) get some help from Fiverr, elance and guru. 3) demo at conference, exhibition, local mall, seminars etc. training or seminars. 4) spot...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan Question, purpose of a business plan, writing a business plan
purpose of a business plan, writing a business plan, plan question: Fola: The BEST answer(s)/info I can give you re: business plans would be for you to contact me directly at johntroland@msn.com and give me your phone number. I would be happy to have you call me on my 800# that I will give you. Thn I can better convey some...

Starting a Small Business: Cleaning a Home that was unbearable, california king size, california king size bed
california king size, california king size bed, cat feces: This is between the two of you. You should have quoted for the job not the week. As the price is per week you will only get pro rata. Why boy work the rest of the week making the place nice for your relative. Maybe a small pro rata payment is due for your...

Starting a Small Business: Entertainment & Maintenance Store, repair store, cell phone
repair store, cell phone, game systems: Khalid, Here in the US one rarely sees a blend of mobile phones found with entertainment items like movies and games. However, it makes perfect sense to me as it must have to you, to do so. As more and more people are using cell phones as a means of relaxation...

Starting a Small Business: Finding investors?, biz tv, entertainment production
biz tv, entertainment production, business venture: Alex: You might try placing an ad on Craig s List. Also do an internet search using the phrase funding sources for a new business venture. Also if you will e-mail me diectly at johntroland@msn.com and tell me the specific type of business I then can dirct...

Starting a Small Business: Need advise on a new clothing store, due diligence, suitable space
due diligence, suitable space, selling a business: First of all I would be suspicious of someone selling a business after only 3 months. I assumed that you did some due diligence so you have 6 months figures to review and see the potential for your sales and profits. In such a small country you gphave a limited...

Starting a Small Business: purchasing an existing small busness, small busness, burial vault
small busness, burial vault, retirement business: As you understand the business, you know how to set up the business side. I would suggest that you ascertain why the business is for sale. Was it because it was not profitable? A retirement business is the best, but it will usually need some work to pep...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a blog business, graphic design technology, business question
graphic design technology, business question, steady job: As I said before, it is almost impossible to make a living wage out of a blog. How about a book. Go to create space or lulu to see how to get published. You really need to work out what you want to do for a job and then do it. The time for dreaming has passed...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a Small Business, business startup checklist, location photographer
business startup checklist, location photographer, compact digital camera: Jessica: I would suggest that you do the following 3 things: 1) purchase the BEST book ever on starting a new business: The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide by Stephanie Chandler @ www.BusinessInfoGuide.com ( I have recommended this book...

Starting a Small Business: to clarify the old question: Member-Managed LLCs vs the Manager-Managed LLCs, limited liability company, articles of organization
limited liability company, articles of organization, operating agreement: Edward, There is still some confusion on the terminolgy because you refer to the LLC sometimes as a Manager-Managed LLC and sometimes as a Member-Managed LLC as if it is both at the same time. That cannot be the case; it has to be either one or the other....

Starting a Small Business: Incorporation, registered agent
registered agent: Alison, before I answer your question about using third party registered agent services, I want to tell you that your plan will not save you money, or at least not much. If you form a corporation and work for it, you are almost certainly going to be treated...

Starting a Small Business: medallion taxi business, gasoline purchases, taxi business
gasoline purchases, taxi business, steep prices: Whether this type of business provides better cashflow compared to real estate is debatable. Once you take out expenses such as repairs, and upkeep it could be the same or less. Also, keep in mind a vehicle which is a moving object is more likely to be damaged...

Starting a Small Business: medallion taxi business, taxi business, business concepts
taxi business, business concepts, business ideas: Claude: Offhand I do not know of an example. However I would suggest you do an internet search using the phrase similar business ideas or concepts to he medallion taxi business. I am SURE you will get some terrific examples from multiple sources...

Starting a Small Business: Name & Type of Entity for a Training Center, degree granting institution, beauty colleges
degree granting institution, beauty colleges, abc business: Rick, a) There are plenty of for-profit schools that don t offer degrees and yet have the words college or school in their names. I am aware of several business colleges or beauty colleges for example. However, the laws governing the names of corporations...

Starting a Small Business: TAXES, lawn care business, publication 463
lawn care business, publication 463, publication 587: While there is a great deal of difference of opinion on this, the IRS seems to clearly say that if you home is your principal place of business, you can deduct the mileage. Here is what the IRS says in i Publication 463 (2011), Travel, Entertainment, Gift,...

Starting a Small Business: Business License, music school, license
music school, license, registration: Since I don t know what specific city you are in I can t answer your question completely. You can call the number provided below and ask I m trying to find out if any licenses or registrations are needed to have/start teaching music lessons in my home versus...

Starting a Small Business: Couple of questions, self-employed, how to start a business
self-employed, how to start a business, side income: Hi Geoff, I really couldn t tell you why America has made it so complicated to set up a business. There are many countries America claims to be superior to that make it as easy as filling out a one sided form to be in business! Since you said you are...

Starting a Small Business: Drop Shipping Resources, amazon marketplace, drop shippers
amazon marketplace, drop shippers, google search: I think you need to undertake your own research on this. Try and find some niche areas. Also look at selling via eBay and the amazon marketplace. A google search will find many distributors. Don t by lists they are a con. Do a search on problems with your...

Starting a Small Business: Loan, assets, LLC
assets, LLC, S Corp: Hi Leroy!, So, right now is your business currently under your personal social security number as a sole proprietorship, did I read that right? Since, you didn t tell me what kind of business you have or even the specific asset you are talking about I can...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a catering business for charter buses., catering contract, bus tours
catering contract, bus tours, charter bus: First I recommend you crunch the numbers and figure out your price points and what you can offer them. Have a high ball and a low ball number so you can have room for negotiation. Research the companies you are interested in and the people they serve. See...

Starting a Small Business: looking to sell novelties at events, festivals carnivals, westchester county ny
festivals carnivals, westchester county ny, glow necklaces: My settings were set to Vacation Status, but somehow your question slipped through. Because your question is very location specific and I am not from your home state I suggest you ask another expert at this time. Often a city will require a peddler s license...

Starting a Small Business: Need Affordable WordPress Web Design Company?, outsourcing, coaching
outsourcing, coaching, mentoring: Hi Kamrynhughes from California, USA Thank you for your request of information today I recommend you these resources that will help you outsource the task 1- Open an account in www.ODESK.com It is free and you can interview the people offering what...

Starting a Small Business: Goatscaping Business
There are a few things you need to do before you start borrowing: 1) do some research and find out if there is a demand for your potential service. Without customers you will not go far. 2) work out your numbers. What will it cost to run your business,...

Starting a Small Business: advertising a business
Hello Molly, you write well for a 14 year old. This is a common problem. Direct mail might not be the answer because the return is usually about 1 - 3% but if you can get the advertising at a cheap cost then this is a good idea. You can also consider...

Starting a Small Business: start a accounting firm
Starting a Small Business: start a accounting firm

Starting a Small Business: Fail?
Amber, this is not a legal question, so I ll give you my opinion but it carries no more weight than asking any other experienced business person. First, you say that the pest control business is cut-throat in your area. Even in businesses where there is...

Starting a Small Business: Name suggestion for startup ecommerce company
First of all I am a lady, so best be accurate. The names you suggest are very complex and not easy to remember. Try for shorter, easier to understand and remember names. Try being a little off beat if you wish, it never hurt hostgator. You are in a very...

Starting a Small Business: online backup business
James: Some backup systems work, others do not. There are a lot of these businesses on the market already, and the amount of funding you would need to compete on a national level for server space, hardware, technology, web site development, security and...

Starting a Small Business: start a accounting firm
I am afraid that you will need to start networking with and contacting potential customers. You could join local organisations, place adverts in strategic places. Think that if you were a lion you would need to go to where the deer were. This is usually...

Starting a Small Business: start accounting firm, starting an accounting firm, accountant
starting an accounting firm, accountant: Sunny, Your question may be better for a marketing expert rather than an attorney, but I will give you my perspective as one who has started his own law firm. In a small professional services firm, you have to be good at marketing. Even if you had clients...

Starting a Small Business: How to overcame fear of starting business?, Business, Coaching
Business, Coaching, Mentoring: 11/12/2013 Hello Martin: Thank you for your question This is my advice to you regarding your request: Your “small problem” has a “solution”. I absolutely understand about fear as well as the terror barrier that comes in front of you when you...

Starting a Small Business: Expanding Web Development Business, web development business, cms projects
web development business, cms projects, good journey: To get more short term projects to tide you over whilst you expand you need to work from the sites such as guru, rentacoder etc. To find bigger projects you need to start tendering for projects. Most big projects either go out to tender or to trusted in...

Starting a Small Business: Tax Preparation Services, tax preparation software, tax preparation services
tax preparation software, tax preparation services, dollar fee: The system for collecting your fee from the client s refund is a service call e-collect and is available when you efile the returns. It works with a number of software packages. Just do an internet search for e-collect and the name of your preferred tax...

Starting a Small Business: clothes label, shirt business, startup books
shirt business, startup books, amazon: I have written a book about starting a new T Shirt business called Profitable New T Shirt Business which you can buy from here: http://www.startmynewbusiness.com/biz_startup_books.html or from Amazon if you prefer. This will answer all of your questions...

Starting a Small Business: clothes label small business, shirt business, startup books
shirt business, startup books, amazon: I have written a book about starting a new T Shirt business called Profitable New T Shirt Business which you can buy from here: http://www.startmynewbusiness.com/biz_startup_books.html or from Amazon if you prefer. This will answer all of your questions...

Starting a Small Business: Does this drink already exist 2?, health shops, health drink
health shops, health drink, concoction: I think you will have problems with the owner of the original drink if you retail the resulting drink. Make your own drink from the beginning. It is a very competitive area you are entering. However if you are selling the drink in a bar, restaurant...

Starting a Small Business: Dropshipping/Wholesaling?, amazon listings, ebay
amazon listings, ebay, chinese import: I really cannot recommend companies as it depends on so many different criteria. I am concerned that you do not appear to have looked at the demand for your items. You can do this by searching through the appropriate ebay and amazon listings. Dropshippers...

Starting a Small Business: Startup: Furnitures, furniture workshop, labour cost
furniture workshop, labour cost, indian rupee: Lots of questions here. First websites take a lot of time to make money unless you throw a lot of money at them. Best to start with selling off major sites such as eBay although you should factor in delivery costs. Existing suppliers will give you high...

Starting a Small Business: Chip Timing Adv, Mark, and Advice needed ASAP, niche area, fellow brit
niche area, fellow brit, thinking caps: Hello fellow Brit, I had to do a little research on this subject and I do see that there are some very big providers in this field which gives you some stiff competition. It will be difficult for you to take them head on so you do what Richard Branson...

Starting a Small Business: Determining Business Type to Register As, face and body painting, what is a registered agent
face and body painting, what is a registered agent, professional face: Without knowing more, it is impossible to say positively that an LLC is the best choice for your specific needs, but an LLC offers the advantages of limited liability and no income tax at the entity level. For most small businesses, an LLC is a very good choice....

Starting a Small Business: LLC's, Series LLc
Series LLc: I suggest that whatever attorney you select, you find someone who has specific experience in creating series LLCs. There are differences between regular LLCs and series LLCs. You do not want to have somebody learn about the differences at your expense or,...

Starting a Small Business: Question, Florida fictitious names
Florida fictitious names: Yes, a single LLC can operate multiple businesses with different names. However, typically state law requires that the LLC register the other names in order to give public notice of the identity of the true business behind the business name. These filings...

Starting a Small Business: What decisions to make?, ebay amazon, entrepreneur traits
ebay amazon, entrepreneur traits, running your own business: I am not sure if you really are an entrepreneur, rather someone that does not wish to be controlled. Running your own business is hard and you are continually chasing suppliers and customers in order to make money. Think hard before you give up your regular...

Starting a Small Business: handling, Executive Coaching, Mentoring
Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Time Management: 3/5/2013 Hello Nel: This is my advice to you regarding your request: 1- The first thing you need is to be clear in your goal instead of loosing time and energy and “handle the naysayers” understanding this expression as negative things...

Starting a Small Business: Marketing Question, local tv stations, novel press
local tv stations, novel press, public relations directory: David Press Release first. Go to PRWeb.co they are very helpful with advice on how to write a press release. If you are still a little unsure élance or guru will provide one for about $30-50. Prepare yourself by thinking about what is unique about your...

Starting a Small Business: mlm
To be honest That is a difficult question to answer for a few reasons 1) I am involved in one and recommending it may seem biased. You can check it out here anyway - http://ronmendelson.com/3-steps-to-success 2) There are truly a lot of good companies...

Starting a Small Business: start up, retainer fee, adult entertainement
retainer fee, adult entertainement, setting up a web site: As you know I cannot provide you with legal advice. Here is some business advice. Your chosen business area has specific laws and local state requiremts that you need to adhere to. You nee a lawyer to advise you on these. You do not need to pay a retainer...

Starting a Small Business: starting a small bussiness, Executive Coaching, Mentoring
Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Time Management: 25/5/2013 Hello kunal varudkar: This is my advice to you regarding your request: 1- You did not mention which your doubt is regarding how to start a business. 2- I understand you are “currently studying diploma in information technology”. ...

Starting a Small Business: naming new business, Executive Coaching, Mentoring
Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Time Management: 12/6/2013 Hello Paul: This is my advice to you regarding your request: 1- 󙯵 want to start an eBook website����d you search your competitors? 2- Which are the names of other similar sites? 3- 󙯵 will...

Starting a Small Business: Startup: Question on inventory and pictures, furniture workshop, prospective purchaser
furniture workshop, prospective purchaser, furniture maker: A number of questions here so I am looking at your problem as a prospective purchaser. I think you very much need to have samples of your work in order to not only advertise your wares but also to demonstrate your skills as a furniture maker. Unless you...

Starting a Small Business: Tips on crowdfunding; quick question, crowdfunding, startup
crowdfunding, startup, crowdfunding expert: Joseph: Thank you for submitted this question. Not only am I am attorney who has helped many start-up businesses and small businesses over the years, I am something of an expert on crowdfunding. Google crowdfunding expert and you will see many of my...

Starting a Small Business: Business research, drop shippers, football lovers
drop shippers, football lovers, ebay: I am surprised that your college degree did not cover this in your entrepreneur course. Research is one of the core skills. There are many ways to research but you need to identify who you will be selling to and I am guessing the kids playing football in front...

Starting a Small Business: company shares, dividend payments, research shares
dividend payments, research shares, company shares: You own a share of the company. Shares produced dividends or payments every year that the directors decide to issue a dividend. This will only happen if the company makes a profit and has enough spare cash. If the company becomes super successful then another...

Starting a Small Business: company shares, Shares
Shares: Jake, Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to your question. There are several factors that have it an effect on whether or how you can realize value from your shares. First, are there any contractual restrictions on the transfer of the shares? Often...

Starting a Small Business: Business research, spare time
Starting a Small Business: Business research, spare time

Starting a Small Business: geoffpurcell@hotmail.com, ebay amazon, small business ideas
ebay amazon, small business ideas, loads of money: You need to start by deciding what you want to sell to whom. For example do you want to sell goods or provide a service. Find something you will enjoy. Then research to find out what people might buy this stuff. Look at the big sites like eBay, Amazon, GumTree,...

Starting a Small Business: What can be the name of my role, when I am the only IT guy working for a start up company?
Some more things for you to think about: The first think the company needs to do is to come up with the vision for the company. Why does this company exist and what make it unique? When our vision of this company is done what will it look like? What will...

Starting a Small Business: Need some help, crowdfunding, crowd funding
crowdfunding, crowd funding, raising funds: Leland: There are certainly many ways to finance what you are trying to do. The most obvious ones are to raise money from family members or friends. Borrowing money from a bank or credit union are possibilities, but in today s world, not very likely. ...

Starting a Small Business: small business, small business ideas, new neighborhood
small business ideas, new neighborhood, rat race: You need to decide on your business from a number of factors. 1) is it interesting to me. If not you won t want to do it? 2) am I selling stuff or services that people want at a price they can afford? 3) will I sell, enough to make a profit? 4) can the...

Starting a Small Business: Start Up, crowdfunding, crowd funding
crowdfunding, crowd funding, crowd-funding: Daniel: You have the perfect project for crowdfunding! There are a number of things you need to do in order to be successful. Rather than trying to reiterate them all here, let me point you to some of my blogs and videos on the subject at my crowdfunding...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a business, niche business, target market
niche business, target market, starting my own business: Hello. You really don t need my opinion you need the opinion of your potential buyers. Without buyers who will buy your items at prices they can afford and you can make a profit, you won t have a business. So be a lion, they hunt where their potential food...

Starting a Small Business: type of company, S-corp,LLc, etc., LLC, corporation
LLC, corporation, independent contractor: Don, From a liability standpoint, there is no basic difference between the protection offered by a limited liability company or a corporation (an S corp is simply a tax election, not a separate type of entity under state law). Either type of entity, if...

Starting a Small Business: Gardening Business, blog
Starting a Small Business: Gardening Business, blog

Starting a Small Business: Gardening Business, google search, price contracts
google search, price contracts, pique interest: This is always a problem for companies such as gardening businesses. You do not state which country you are from, some countries/states rely on gardeners more. To look at both sides of your business: Gardening. This really is more a case of foot slogging...

Starting a Small Business: opening a daycare, opening a daycare, limited liability company
opening a daycare, limited liability company, sole proprietorship: Opening a business is not easy, and it is a lot of work. But, if you are prepared to work hard, there is nothing more rewarding than being your own boss and building a successful business. But, if you have never done it before, you need help. You need a...

Starting a Small Business: Name for a cell phone shop?, iphones, shelf companies
iphones, shelf companies, domain company: Ivan give you some pointers. 1) finding a domain is harder so if you are going to specialise in phones, go to just dropped.com and search using phone or what you want your company to be remembered by. Make a note of a few you like. 2)go to a reputable...

Starting a Small Business: How to start up a online cell phone business?, business name
business name: Craig, I can give you a few tips on selecting a name, but a good business name, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder. What some people think is a great name makes other people shake their heads. Here are my suggestions for choosing a good name...

Starting a Small Business: What should my business be registered as?
Rei, Thank you for your question. There is no single right answer. A DBA means you are liable for anything that happens, but as long as you are the only person performing activities for the business, you are probably going to be liable in most cases even...

Starting a Small Business: Corprorate Structure
Kevin, what fair share proportions are in any particular situation depends entirely upon what the principals of the business agree is fair. Based on your summary of the facts, it would appear that your co-owners are contributing no capital and very...

Starting a Small Business: Questions on nexus, registration and taxes for LLC with partners in two different states
John: Thank you for your questions. As you will see from my responses below, technology has spurred changes in how business is conducted and the law has not really kept pace with those changes. 1. As you know, nexus is the term used to describe the...

Starting a Small Business: Would setting up a business and license be the right path?
Deb, I think that forming an LLC is the right way to go for your group. If you do not form a limited liability entity to conduct your cooperative activities, there is a reasonable possibility that if one of the members of your group becomes liable...

Starting a Small Business: Starting from scratch, checklist for starting a business
checklist for starting a business: Adrienne, Every business is different so the steps will vary with the type of business, the size, the location, etc... but the first step is always a business plan. The business plan does not need to be in writing, though that is always a good idea....

Starting a Small Business: Charity Event Organizing Business
Jason, There is no right answer for the best legal entity for this particular type of business. The choice of legal entity depends on a number of factors but the nature of the business is usually not one of the more significant factors. The main factors...

Starting a Small Business: what kind?
Social sprout will help you regularly post to social media sites. Do not bother with affiliates. You can open up a shop on both eBay and Amazon, the latter though their market place. Investigate and research well first of all and make sure that you can profit...

Starting a Small Business: None
Surely, learning more about computing, making contacts and learning about life away from your parents are all positives from your time in university. Why not use some spare time to design your game while still studying? You can get assistance from your peers,...

Starting a Small Business: Solar Panel Co. Start-Up
You are starting up in an area that has some sharks and charleston so in it, combined with being in a country that does not have year round sunshine so you have an up hill struggle. Yes you need marketing material and ideally a reference site. This you can...

Starting a Small Business: Toy Manufacturing Business., Coaching, Mentoring
Coaching, Mentoring, Tutoring: 27/12/2014 Hi Prashant S Akerkar Thank you for your question To reach to the point of having an answer regarding “What will be the investment capital required to start a Toy Manufacturing Business” like the one you want, you need to first understand...

Starting a Small Business: business partner issues
You can restrict the ability of the other member of the LLC from competing with the LLC by providing restrictive language in the LLC s operating agreement. In fact, that is a common provision in many circumstances. Be careful to clearly describe what...

Starting a Small Business: Question for Lee
First of all insurance and it must be a tenants insurance is absolutely essential. Tenants will not treat your house as well as you do and if one of them got injured you would be liable. Your insurance will cover this. Secondly you have found a good, reliable...

Starting a Small Business: Trying to succeed with business...
I have my own site www.JobSuccess.co.uk and have seen the same thing happen. Go onto,guru or élance or similar and set up a project/s for one or more of the following. 1) Seo of the site to get yourself higher up the rankings, 2) redesign of the site...

Starting a Small Business: Annual Budget - "iHealthTube.com"
If the company publishes reports you can usually get a copy for the results. It depends upon whether the country involved expects accounts to be of public record. Many sites also publish their accounts on their sites. You really should be producing your...

Starting a Small Business: Start up Business Entity Name., Business, Education
Business, Education, Personal Development: 12/3/2014 Hello Prashant S Akerkar: Thank you for your question This is my advice to you after reading your message based in your information: As you mentioned: “There are nine planets in the Solar System: Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus,...

Starting a Small Business: Start up Business Entity Name., name your business
name your business: Prashant, First of all, as noted in the Wikipedia article you cited in your question, under IAU definitions, there are b eight /b planets in the Solar System, not nine. Pluto was declassified as a planet in 2006. I think giving a start-up company the...

Starting a Small Business: Start up Business Entity Name.
I think the first thing you need to think about is what do you want your company to stand for. What do you do? What makes you unique in the marketplace. What is your vision for the business…Then you can find a name that is in alignment with your who you are...

Starting a Small Business: Start up Business Entity Name.
Prashant: Almost any memorable name is a good name for a business. Because planetary names are well-known, they certainly can be good brand names. Several have been used successfully already: Mars candy, Saturn automobiles, etc. This is certainly a good...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a Business
This is always a difficult question to answer, particularly with so little information. You need to find a combination of what you can do and will enjoy doing for a long time as well as a market of people that want to buy your stuff at a price that makes...

Starting a Small Business: Brick And Mortar
Zappos had this problem with the shoe manufactures and they had to open up a cheep retail front in order to get the shoes they needed. These are requirements that the retail store put on the manufactures. This is to reduce competitors coming in without the...

Starting a Small Business: Startup, LLC Advantages
LLC Advantages: Josh, There is not a single right way . Either a corporation or an LLC will give you similar protection from the liabilities of the business. There are some advantages unique to each type of entity, but I can tell you that the vast majority of the time...

Starting a Small Business: filling out form 2553, Form 2553
Form 2553: On form 2553: b B Date incorporated /b is the dated the articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State s office. That is not necessarily the day the articles were submitted. The date should be shown on the confirmation you received...

Starting a Small Business: online business
The first part of your question, where do you file a business and/or tax registration, the answer is you may not need to register at all. You should check with your local government, but an unincorporated business like an online tutoring business with no other...

Starting a Small Business: starting a business, business, education
business, education, success: 26/6/2014 Hello Jerome: Thank you for your question This is my advice to you after reading your message. Category: Starting a Small Business Private: No Subject: starting a business Question: I want to start a business. i think first i should...

Starting a Small Business: wholesale
it really is a combination of the following: internet search local search through yellow pages and similar attending local trade shows where wholesalers will be exhibiting. You might also be lucky to have several salespeople contacting you. Make...

Starting a Small Business: not too sure about a collaboration
you are right to be wary of a collaboration with a stranger. Why not decide on one or a few of your products and then go and get the training to get your product and business set up. There is no way you can make a business just with a product idea. Take...

Starting a Small Business: more information
Jerome, Renting out your house sounds like it might be something to look into since it is located in a popular tourist destination. The internet has made it much easier to let potential renters know about the rental of your house. For more ideas, the...

Starting a Small Business: Performing Arts Business
There are several people you need to keep happy: inland Revenue, VAT, your investors and the bank manager. All of these can cause big problems, so register with the first two straight away. I cannot give legal advice but I can suggest that you get all your...

Starting a Small Business: startting idea new bussiness
You need a number of things for a successful business: Interest so that you do not become bored. Customers that will be prepared to buy your products at a rate that you can make a profit at. Products that people want to buy and will continue to buy. ...

Starting a Small Business: Created Website but filed for a Corporation, choice of entity
choice of entity: Carolyn, It is possible to avoid double taxation in a corporation in a couple of ways. First, you can elect to be treated as an S corporation which passes through all income, gain, loss, etc to the shareholders. See a href= http://www.illinoisbusinessattorney.com/articles/what-is-an-s-corporation.html...

Starting a Small Business: llc
First of all, if you personally infringe someone s copyright, you can be personally liable for your infringement even if you have a limited liability entity such as a corporation or an LLC. An entity does offer some protection, particularly if the infringement...

Starting a Small Business: None
Hi. Thanks for your question Please find the answers herein 1. No you are not too young to start a business. 2. You are correct it obviously depends on the specific business, time invested, etc. That said yes it is possible. Young people today...

Starting a Small Business: None
People start businesses at all ages but you do need some idea of what you want to do and some experience in your proposed business. If you want to raise chickens why not get a job on a chicken farm and learn as much as you can about the business whilst saving...

Starting a Small Business: Start up a company
Thank you for your review. I understand that in many African countries that smartphones are more prolific than anchored phones. You need to do two things: Find drivers to register with you. Make it worth their while by finding lots of customers that...

Starting a Small Business: Automobile tires manufacturing business.
You have to answer that question yourself. Is there a demand for the product? Are there lots of competitors nearby? Do you have some customers lined up? For costs to start a business have a read of my article: http://ezinearticles.com/?Entrepreneurs---How-Much-Does-it-Cost-to-Start-a-Business?&id=497461...

Starting a Small Business: Automobile tires manufacturing businesses.
I would personally NOT consider a business of manufacting automobile tires a good startup venture for many reasons: 1. The capital investment would be huge. I have no idea what even a small plant would cost but it would certainly be more than a typical...

Starting a Small Business: Business
Most owners of shipping lines are millionaires and billionaires. Like many cases of small entrepreneurship the owner of a small ship may indeed earn less than their employees. Many entrepreneurs own businesses because they don t likebworking for people...

Starting a Small Business: DBA
William, First, let me say that I m not familiar with the specific requirements of New York state or New York City, so this is a more general answer. 1) If you are a sole proprietorship and have no employees, you do not need an EIN. Some people prefer...

Starting a Small Business: Should I pay a dividend?
Avi, Though it is tempting to offer a dividend, for most start up businesses that is not a good idea, and for that reason is very rarely done. A growing business generally needs its cash. There are some types of business that are expected to throw off...

Starting a Small Business: start up
I have written loads of articles and a book on this subject. Have a look at these: http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-Your-Business-Plan-To-Start-Your-New-Business&id=7107984 http://ezinearticles.com/?Entrepreneurs---What-Do-You-Need-to-Ensure-Before-You-Start-Your-New-Business?&id=3011398...

Starting a Small Business: T-shirts... how to sell 1,000,000, Clarity, Confidence
Clarity, Confidence, Self-esteem: 24/3/2015 Hi Tanner Thank you for your question First I wish you much success with your “local Screen-printing shop where we ve been making t-shirts”. It is great that you have “a crazy amount of ambition” this is the most important FUEL TOWARD SUCCESS!!...

Starting a Small Business: T-shirts... how to sell 1,000,000
Hi there, glad you are doing so well with your new business. I actually wrote a book about starting a T Shirt business. Called Profitable New T Shirt Printing Business. You can get it on Amazon. Just search in the book section for Lee Lister or click...

Starting a Small Business: Idea then team
Hello fellow Brit. You have done well to build your foundation of your business now you need to get down to the nitty gritty and fortunately in this modern world it is much easier. There are two sayings you need to remember: You eat an elephant a small...

Starting a Small Business: Reselling chocolates purchased in bulk, food licensing
food licensing: Ester, Buying any food in bulk and repackaging it in smaller quantities requires handling the food, so it is almost always subject to both state and local health laws and regulations. Some states and local health agencies have even shut down children selling...

Starting a Small Business: certificate of occupancy, Consuelo DiGuglielmo - EXEMPLARY Worth Imitating! Digno de Imitar!
Consuelo DiGuglielmo - EXEMPLARY Worth Imitating! Digno de Imitar!: Dear Clay, Thanks for your e-mail and I am sorry for the delay. Congratultions on your business. Yo probaby found the answer to your question already, however, here is input. Call the county Occupational License Department and ask if you can either...

Starting a Small Business: corporation choice, LLC or S Corp
LLC or S Corp: There is no best choice for your circumstances. There are both advantages and disadvantages to an LLC (taxed as a partnership) over an entity taxed as an S corporation (which can include an LLC which elects to be taxed as a S corp). For the rest of this...

Starting a Small Business: letterhead
It is very common for companies to only use printed letterhead for the first page of a letter and use unprinted sheets for subsequent pages. However, when you say regular paper I would say that in many companies, including my law firm, the second sheets...

Starting a Small Business: Can an LLC protect me in a lawsuit ?, LLC, limited liability
LLC, limited liability, personal assets: Steve, A limited liability company, like a corporation, generally limits the liability of the owners of the entity. In most cases, although the owner can lose his entire investment in the business, a person dealing with the business cannot go after the...

Starting a Small Business: starting business
whatever business you start you have to enjoy it so choose something that you are interested in. Find a niche in the market. Have a look at ebay, amazon and sites such as etsy and fiverr and see what people are doing or selling. Decide what kind of thing...

Starting a Small Business: Reselling, Consuelo DiGuglielmo EXEMPLARY Worth Imitating! Digno de Imitar!
Consuelo DiGuglielmo EXEMPLARY Worth Imitating! Digno de Imitar!: Dear Ester. Thank you for your question. There are many places where you can buy chocolate in bulk for resale. Do searches on your favorite search engines making sure that you select at least three sites. Your search string will be something like bulk...

Starting a Small Business: windshelid washer business, Consuelo DiGuglielmo - EXEMPLARY, worth imitating!6
Consuelo DiGuglielmo - EXEMPLARY, worth imitating!6: Dear Jrpatel, thanks for your e-mail. Starting any kind of business requires first planning. This planning involves the following steps: 1) Know your strengths and competitive advantage. Why your product service is better than anyone else? It can be your...

Starting a Small Business: Business start up
Some of the quick typing that you did has lost some of the meaning of your question but I believe that you are saying you have a test order for your new publishing company and want to know what departments you need to set up. There are so many different...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a on-person business
Wesley, When you ask Do I even need to classify it as a business or could I be a freelancer? it appears you are confusing two separate concepts. A business is basically any activity that you enter into with a goal of making money, other than as an employee...

Starting a Small Business: What should I do?
You are like a lot of people in that you want to run your own business but do not know what to do. Have a look at this gig on fiverr: https://uk.fiverr.com/bizguru/give-you-details-of-100-new-businesses-that-you-could-start?context=advanced_search&context_type=auto&pos=1&funnel=c26cc4b5-7370-4eca-9311-038038ec0986...

Starting a Small Business: How to start the business in Automobile manufacturing sector
this would be a business that would require millions of dollars to set up as most automobile manufacturing companies use hi tech complex engineering techniques to build a car or van. What about starting small and just produce parts. Do some research and...

Starting a Small Business: battered women shelter, What to do after retirement, Battered Women's Shelter
What to do after retirement, Battered Women's Shelter, Battered Women: First and foremost congrats on your upcoming retirement! I d be happy to answer your question, but first I have a few of my own: 1. What motivates you to take on this project? Are you doing this to meet a need in your community? How many shelters currently...

Starting a Small Business: Business partners?
Partners in a new business usually provide financial or sweat equity to a business. If you want to offer 50% of the shares is this person providing the same input as you are? You should keep at least 51% of the shares so that you maintain control of your...

Starting a Small Business: Starting a small business
Starting a Small Business: Starting a small business

Starting a Small Business: Starting a small business, LLC
LLC: Congratulations on your choice to join the ranks of small business owners! To answer your specific questions: 1. I see no harm at all in preparing a business plan a year ahead of time. A business plan is essentially a road map of where you want to go...

Starting a Small Business: Updating Corporate Filing Info, Pennsylvania LLC
Pennsylvania LLC: Jim, The address shown is the address of the registered office (where the registered agent is located). Are you the registered agent for your LLC? If so, you should file a Change of Registered Office form http://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Documents/RegForms/15-1507_5507_8506_8906%20Statement%20of%20Chng%20of%20Registered%20Office.pdf...

Starting a Small Business: I have good ideas that I want to pursue, just really having trouble getting started.
I would suggest that your first call should be the SBA or Small Business Association. They will offer you free guidance and advice. The advisers are volunteer experienced business people. Grants: there are major sites that consolidate grants available...

Starting a Small Business: starting a business, business, learning
business, learning, education: Hello Arunita Thanks for your question What you have to do is develop a model through which people pay you before you bring the products I do not recommend you to have a stock of them You will be the broker for the products to be delivered in your...

Starting a Small Business: how to start my chess business clinic
This is one of the areas where you can start slow. It is also a situation where it will be difficult to make money from your exploits. There are a number of things that you can do to start your business: 1) Make up a training course on a function within...

Starting a Small Business: 401k money for business purchase, business cash flow, 401k withdrawal
business cash flow, 401k withdrawal, retirement money: My suggestion is to first try any bank or banks where either you or your relative have personal relationships. In almost all small businesses, the bank is betting on the owner more so than on the business. The most important thing to provide the bank is...

Starting a Small Business: Adding Officers/Owners to an existing Corporation, federal tax id, federal tax id number
federal tax id, federal tax id number, sole proprietorship: Hi Jeff, Based on the information you have shared with me, it sounds like you should definitely consider incorporating. Whether or not a LLC is the right choice depends on a number of factors. But given the amount of money involved and the number of people,...

Starting a Small Business: Advertising Help on Home-based Cleaning Service, busy careers, income households
busy careers, income households, magnetic signs: I do not have expertise in the cleaning business, but have you thought about frequenting places where people who would need your services congregate? You need to focus on those who may need you, not the general population. The most likely people to need...

Starting a Small Business: Advice, federal tax id, social security administration
federal tax id, social security administration, business receipts: Hello Jonathan, You already have the basics. The only other thing I suggest on the supply end is possibly trash bags/mulch bags for recycling. Now on the business end, you will need to get licensed in your local area as well as attain a Federal Tax...

Starting a Small Business: Advise on opening a candy store, service corp of retired executives, score chapter
service corp of retired executives, score chapter, candy store: Tiffany: Better to form LLC than a corporation. Re: other questions please contact your local SCORE chapter (Service Corp of Retired Executives). They offer FREE one on one counselling and assistance in all areas you would have ?? in need help in...

Starting a Small Business: Agent, personal professional advice, taxation laws
personal professional advice, taxation laws, taxation issues: Hello Ryan, I m afraid that I cannot answer your legal question at all. Laws (including taxation laws) vary not only from country to country, but even within the one country, so that the answer you need should come from an expert local to you, preferably...

Starting a Small Business: AMERICAN LAWN SERVICE, gross receipts, service idea
gross receipts, service idea, chamber directory: If you are making money you are required by law to report it and pay income taxes, state and federal for sure, and perhaps city if there is a city tax where you reside. But you also can and should take deductions for all expenses. Gas, oil, tools, mileage...

Starting a Small Business: Animal Dreams, audio video products, diploma in business
audio video products, diploma in business, animal dreams: Hello Sarah, To answer your question in one simple word, NO. It is definitely not necessary to have your degree when you start your own business. Degrees just help lend credibility to your ability when you approach potential lenders, investors or others...

Starting a Small Business: Appraisal start-up, apprentice work, sole proprietorship
apprentice work, sole proprietorship, self employment taxes: Starr: Re: business name: It must be registered with some agency either in your town/city or with your state. This depends on how you legally operate your business: sole- proprietorship, partnership, corporation or LLC. Check with a small business accountant...

Starting a Small Business: Articles of Incorporation/Stocks, articles of incorporation, stock holder
articles of incorporation, stock holder, presdient: The share transfer book of the corporation, if properly kept, will list you as the only shareholder. And issued shares will be listed as issued only to you. Per properly drafted Bylaws, you as the shareholder will have the right to control the running...

Starting a Small Business: Asset or Expense?, pottery business, lumber
pottery business, lumber: Deborah: The ...lumber and other products to build with... that you refer to are NOT expensed. Rather they are placed in the building asset. The total cost of the asset/building is then depreciated starting with the date the building was placed in service...

Starting a Small Business: accounting and letter of intent, accounting textbook, reply thanks
accounting textbook, reply thanks, cookie business: Brian: Your best bet to answer your questions would be to purchase an accounting textbook to answer questions #1 & #2. Re: #3: Use key words letter of intent in a net search; in just a couple of minutes I pulled up at least 5 different sites that show...

Starting a Small Business: Getting a action plan quickly, different types of corporations, types of corporations
different types of corporations, types of corporations, h r block: Hi Andrea, I think this sounds like a great business idea! I ve often joked with my husband that I m going to call Rent-a-Husband to take care of his neglected Honey-Do list! I think there is actually a business with a name like that- but it would also...

Starting a Small Business: ad revenue, marino institute, venture capitalists
marino institute, venture capitalists, acceptable range: Hello Again Franco; I just read your comment and am very upset by it. May I ask why you thought this was an advertisement? I have not used the site listed in quite some time but when I did it was free. Has that changed then? If so there is another...

Starting a Small Business: adult living d d in homecare, state authorities, adult
state authorities, adult: I ve consulted with a couple of people who know something about this and they tell me that you need to contact the county and state authorities and find out what they expect. The county usually controls every aspect of this type of business (in the USA)...

Starting a Small Business: advertising slogan, painting company, professional aspect
painting company, professional aspect, professional job: Hi Jason, I like what you are trying to do with that slogan, but I m not sure I like the amateur reference. How about changing it to say something about competitive rates? Or best value? The other thing to keep in mind is that some people expect to...

Starting a Small Business: advice, business start up advice, travelagents
business start up advice, travelagents, travel training: Hi Melissa, Well this is probably the kind of business you could start without a lot of money, but you will have to invest some time to advertise and get it going. If you re not certified to be a travel agent, then you will have to do that. There are...

Starting a Small Business: affiliate programes, internet expert, programes
internet expert, programes, affiliate programs: Bradley: I am no expert in affiliate programs but my basic understanding is that you need a lot of traffic directed to a site to make it financially worthwhile. Perhaps if you did a net search using the phrase internet expert you might find someone who...

Starting a Small Business: ask about, baltimore maryland area, corporate ceos
baltimore maryland area, corporate ceos, netpreneur: Hello AO; I hope you are well. Let s take a look at your questions individually. I could give you a better answer if I knew just what your hobbies were. However, there are two that I recommend for evaluation of a marketing object. The Venture...

Starting a Small Business: ask about, prime target, niche areas
prime target, niche areas, greatest marketing: Good day to you Jackie and thank you for visiting me here. I would think that in your situation and with your experience that you would be a prime target as a future ‘Guru’. Certificates and accreditations are all great recommending tools Jackie but...

Starting a Small Business: ask about, instructional ebooks, economy stocks
instructional ebooks, economy stocks, commerce franchise: Hello Jackie. One of the ways that you can market your hobbies is by producing instructional eBooks. First you will want to research the idea to decide if there is a genuine market for your knowledge. Use the services provided by Google.com and you will...

Starting a Small Business: ask about, e myth, michael gerber
e myth, michael gerber, starting your own business: Dear AO, Probably so. The first questions to ask really are, Is there a market for what I m selling? Can I reach people who will buy my product? Who are my competitors? Why will customers buy my product over someone else? One of the best books you...

Starting a Small Business: ask about, voice over courses, olympics program
voice over courses, olympics program, voice coach: Hello, You are looking for a career in voice over productions. Many acting schools and associations have courses and job leads in this area so this is where you would start your search. You need to contact casting directors and talent search agencies....

Starting a Small Business: ask about, target audience, new letters
target audience, new letters, researches: Hi there, It s great to turn a hobby into an income producing tool and there are numerous ways to do that. There is no ned to evaluate as there is a market for absolutely everything- you just need to market to your target audience. Grab and learn from...

Starting a Small Business: Banking And Lending, new london ct, risk ratios
new london ct, risk ratios, ltd company: Perry: Being a US citizen living in New London, CT I have NO IDEA of the correct answers for your questions - sorry. I would suggest you consult witha British attorney knowledgeable in British banking law as well as a UK accountant familiar with the banking...

Starting a Small Business: Bar Opening Costs, e mail address, entrepreneur magazine
e mail address, entrepreneur magazine, opening a bar: Brandon: Best bets: Purchase from Entrepreneur magazine a business startup manual for Bars & Taverns AND purchase from me the inside scoop on the bar business for $250.00. I am an accountant in my 43rd year of practice. I have had numerous bars as clients....

Starting a Small Business: Becoming a CPA, relevant work experience, cpa australia
relevant work experience, cpa australia, taxation advice: The functions of a CPA will vary depending on the specialization they decide to pursue and the kind of work/job they have. Some will work for Accounting firms in the taxation and compliance fields, others work as finance or accounting experts in large organizations...

Starting a Small Business: Best Cost Provider, business coach, competitive strategies
business coach, competitive strategies, powerpoints: Hello Derik: Unfortunately I am not a marketing specialist, but after doing a simply search on Google of the words best cost provider I found the site (powerpoint presentation) referred to below which quite eloquently explains the 5 generic competitive...

Starting a Small Business: Bonding, limited liability company, immigration issues
limited liability company, immigration issues, payroll tax: The costs to get bonded, licensed, insured vary significantly from state to state (and sometimes even within the state). Since you have been in the business for quite a few years, I suggest that you talk to someone who has gone through the process in Michigan,...

Starting a Small Business: Bonding & insurance for a new small business, home inventory service, digital archiving
home inventory service, digital archiving, insurance companies: Hello Bob, I am sorry that it has taken this long. I have tried to contact a friend that knows a bit more about this particular issue than I do but have not gotten an answer from him. I do know that many insurance companies themselves will use outside...

Starting a Small Business: Book Rental Legal Issues, intellectual property rights, net profit
intellectual property rights, net profit, rarity: AC: the laws? You have a license to sell, probably. OR, bookstores do. Libraries buy books and can rent them out; they actually do rent some out. IT is a rarity that anyone will rent a book; new or otherwise. I know of no private renter of books...

Starting a Small Business: Book Rental Legal Issues, prospective business, intellectual property rights
prospective business, intellectual property rights, rental business: Unfortunately, I have no familiarity or expertise with UK law. I recall vaguely that the restrictions booksellers in the UK are able to put on the use of their books are much greater than what is permitted under US law. E.g., I believe in the front...

Starting a Small Business: Book Rental Legal Issues, intellectual property rights, blockbuster
intellectual property rights, blockbuster, thanks in advance: Hi Alvin, I would definitely check with a local lawyer (I m not sure where you are located?), but my guess if you purchase something, you can rent it to others. I m not 100% sure, however, if copyright laws could interfere but my GUESS is that as long as...

Starting a Small Business: Bottling water, bottled water business, google search
bottled water business, google search, business startups: Geneva: As for a good book or website I would suggest you do a Google search for books on selling spring water and also bottled water business and spring water business. This will surely give you some great info. Best bet for all other ? etc: contact...

Starting a Small Business: BUSINESS FOR 2006, social welfare services, victims of domestic violence
social welfare services, victims of domestic violence, domestic violence situation: go to bplans.com download a biz plan same with the small biz admin fill it out call every city and county org and state org that might offer you help and similar services. see how yours will be uniquely different. forget about being profit...

Starting a Small Business: BUSINESS CONSULTANCY, retail gift shop, gift shop business
retail gift shop, gift shop business, industrial technicians: yes visit 10 businesses this mo. see which ones need the most help to either grow their firms or to fix their broken ones. offer to fix or grow for a specific $ % of the growth. get it in writing. then fix or grow their firm. make sure...

Starting a Small Business: BUSINESS CREDIT CARDS, business credit cards, maintenance business
business credit cards, maintenance business, payment history: Rick: The only guaranteed issuance credit card is a debit card. A debit card is tied into a checking account. When you purchase something using your debit card your checking account is immediately charged for the amount of the purchase just like when...

Starting a Small Business: BUSINESS STARTING, canada industry canada, corporations directorate
canada industry canada, corporations directorate, canada corporations: Mr. Jones: Before I begin, I would like to apologize for taking so long to answer your question as it appears that you posted it on September 30th, but I did not actually receive it in my mail box until Sunday October 4th for some reason. I suppose that...

Starting a Small Business: BUSSINESS PLAN FOR STARTING A BAKERY, business plan software, sole proprietor
business plan software, sole proprietor, plan proposal: I wouldn t be doing you any favors if I let the format of your message slide. I don t mind unconventional language but your writing sounds like you re not a native speaker of English. Is this true? If so, I ll assume that you are fluent in your native...

Starting a Small Business: Business, avalon trust inc, bbb
avalon trust inc, bbb, foot pole: it is MLM hiding that it is MLM. and Shakespear said, for one of his characters, who ranted and raved too much- me thinks you protest too much . this site uses words and puff to say abolutely nothing for 15 + paragraphs. OBFUSCATION is the approach...

Starting a Small Business: My Business, appliance repair business, e mail address
appliance repair business, e mail address, nathan woods: Nathan: Based on my schedule for the next few days the following times would be good to call me: today @ 9:30 am; today at 3pm or tomorrow morning (Wednesday) @ 9;30am. Please send me an e-mail to johntroland@msn.com telling me which day and time works best...

Starting a Small Business: Business, company secrets, rule of thumb
company secrets, rule of thumb, starting a new business: DO NOT go after the same clients they have now. YOU could and likely would be sued out of existence. IT has nothing to do with anything you did or did not sign. It relates to the laws of CONFIDENCE, CONFIDENTIALITY, company secrets, etc. what does...

Starting a Small Business: Business Acquisition and Partnership Negotiations, lucrative return, venture capitalists
lucrative return, venture capitalists, angel investors: Hello Michael, Are you familiar with how Donald Trump acquired his first major residential hotel purchase? He played his investors off of each other. First, he went to possible leasees and presented them with a proposal of what the hotel would look like...

Starting a Small Business: Business Acquisition and Partnership Negotiations, lucrative return, venture capitalists
lucrative return, venture capitalists, angel investors: I would like to speak with you by phone, as you happened to hit extremely close to the mark with respect to a major project on which I am working. There may be some synergy here, and I would like to talk with you about the future of our respective projects....

Starting a Small Business: Business to Business, business b2b, new leads
business b2b, new leads, advertising company: Dimitris: After doing a little research, I believe that this term is normally used by businesses involved in providing consulting and other types of advertising services to business owners which would provide their clients with advertising in all the right...

Starting a Small Business: Business/Company Name Registration, australian securities and investments commission, australian business name
australian securities and investments commission, australian business name, company name registration: It seems there are two concerns you have, which are perhaps getting mixed up. At least in the USA, these are slightly different concepts: trademark registration, which protects the trade name you use for your product (e.g., Coke ) and your actual company...

Starting a Small Business: Business Costs., business costs, newby
business costs, newby, sba: There is so much detail involved. To save time here are my suggestions. A very important link to every future to be business owners is the following http://Sba.gov You can also look into the following: http://www.mycorporation.com/startabusiness.htm...

Starting a Small Business: Business capital allowance, tax software program, income tax software
tax software program, income tax software, canadian web design: Lisa: Pre existing software would be a capital asset if it can be utilized over a number of years say a word software program. Say you had a 2006 income tax software program - this would be an expense in the year you purchased it since you need to purchase...

Starting a Small Business: Business DBA, word store, cute name
word store, cute name, merchandises: Will: If you are going to sell mixed merchandise it probably is a good idea to use a name such as Will s Store and yes you may use the word store in your business name. A cute name could simply be This n That ; it is a name surely to be remembered by...

Starting a Small Business: Business Death & Government, mlms, heir
mlms, heir, key words: Christine: What happpens is this: when the owner dies the business dies with it. INSIST that they get a will; setup an appointment for them with an attorney. The attorney will tell them the importance of having a will. Another suggestion: before incurring...

Starting a Small Business: Business Deduction, income tax preparer, business tax return
income tax preparer, business tax return, section 179 deduction: Dan: There are 2 possible ways to handle the deduction of your tools on your business tax return. ( I would advise you to have a professional income tax preparer assist you in the preparation of your 2004 income tax return). One way to handle your equipment...

Starting a Small Business: A Business Degree, school of hard knocks, double entry accounting
school of hard knocks, double entry accounting, starting my own business: I wish I had been able to ask this question of a knowledgeable person when I entered the university. I can tell you from experience that you should absolutely, positively study accounting. This may sound odd but I have iron-clad reasoning to back it up....

Starting a Small Business: Business Entity, sole proprietorship, s corp
sole proprietorship, s corp, retail clothing: Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:28 AM CDT Hello, Debbie: Excellent question -- let s get right to it: I recommend speaking with an attorney in the state which you will operate. There are unique fees and processes for each type of entity, as well as...

Starting a Small Business: Business entity, sole proprietorship, sole proprietor
sole proprietorship, sole proprietor, individual income tax: Dear Clay: I would strongly disagree with people who suggest using sole proprietor for any business. Luck of legal protection from liabilities and tax rates are bad… As an insurance agent you will earn substantial income and you do not want to pay height...

Starting a Small Business: Business Failures, business startup checklist, best marketing
business startup checklist, best marketing, business failures: Hi again Dimitris, By poor marketing effort I mean that little or no marketing is done. Unfortunately we can t just turn on the Open sign and hope that people find our businesses, we must let them know we are there. I work with a lot of small businesses...

Starting a Small Business: Business Financing, 401k hardship withdrawals, joshua kennon
401k hardship withdrawals, joshua kennon, international accountant: Dear Richard, There is an article that I think provides an answer to your question in an accurate manner. Please try the link below and access the Article 401K Loans and 401K Hardship Withdrawals by Joshua Kennon.In addition, it has links to other...

Starting a Small Business: What Business Form Is Right For Me, minnesota lawyer, personal assets
minnesota lawyer, personal assets, professional corp: mr smith; what is your specialty? originally, i would have said, just insure yourself and your concerns are basically over. Today, my peers suggest otherwise. While Sub S types of corporation declarations are your best bet, for some reason [though...

Starting a Small Business: Our Business Idea, price fluctuation, sole proprietor
price fluctuation, sole proprietor, e corporation: Without going to far into detail and deviating from the overall concept of owning a business, such a business involves a lot of research and all details should be concrete creating a basis on your business plan. Point is, and what will be important in such...

Starting a Small Business: Business Investigation, morals and ethics, multi level marketing
morals and ethics, multi level marketing, air mattresses: my fellow advisors have different morals and ethics than I do. they have probably not been lied to......or lost money on such business practices. my job used to be helping recipients of scams get their money back..........and on to something logical....

Starting a Small Business: Business idea, payroll service, partnership agreement
payroll service, partnership agreement, education systems: Since our education systems fails to provide us with an education in the real world, most of us have no idea where to begin when starting a business. Your question is very general and so I m going to provide a very general response. When you start out,...

Starting a Small Business: Business idea, business startup checklist, qestion
business startup checklist, qestion, business idea: Hi Dimitris, You are wise to perform market research before pursuing a business idea, and I understand your concern about others stealing your idea. I think it s possible to perform the research without completely giving away the business idea. You certainly...

Starting a Small Business: Business License, Taxes etc, business licence, business end
business licence, business end, business license: Hi Brian, First of all, congratulations on your new business! The laws for business licenses vary depending on where you are located, but in general, it is best to have one. In most cases it is a legal requirement, plus it gives your customers confidence...

Starting a Small Business: Business License never used, tax commissioners, delinquent taxes
tax commissioners, delinquent taxes, business license: You should seek advice from a professional familar with your state rules. In general if you send them a letter explaining that the business never got off the ground I think it likely they will just close the file. I advise that you promptly contact them...

Starting a Small Business: Business Line Of Credit/ Break-Even Analysis, real estate investor, free credit application
real estate investor, free credit application, squeaky wheel: Rashad, I have the details of a credit policy listed on this blog post: http://www.bizcreditpolicy.com/2007/08/i_need_help_with_a_credit_poli.html You can download a free credit application to use as well as get all the information you need to have a credit...

Starting a Small Business: Business Line Of Credit/ Break-Even Analysis, real estate investor, sample business plan
real estate investor, sample business plan, break even analysis: Rashad; Hello, Janet here from AllExperts. Rashad, I must apologize to you for some of the information that I relayed in the answer to your question here. I have recently discovered that the Website URL that I posted in your answer has been disabled....

Starting a Small Business: Business license, small business licence, state tax id
small business licence, state tax id, what is use tax: I d suggest that you start at the county courthouse at the office of the county clerk. It shouldn t take long to get an answer from them. Most places do not require a license just to start a business. They require that you publish your business name (in...

Starting a Small Business: Business loan, small business loans, biz idea
small business loans, biz idea, money loans: EXCellent biz idea but wrong place to get $. a; call dif mortgage brokers in your area and see who might have equity only--hard money loans . b; find a real estate firm that deals with income prop buyers. DO NOT tell them where this prop is. ONLY...

Starting a Small Business: Business Marketing, business startup checklist, local business groups
business startup checklist, local business groups, john wiley sons: Hi Luke, If you want to meet some real estate agents, join some local networking groups! These folks can usually be found at local business groups such as Le Tip or groups you find on Meetup.com or Craigslist.org! You might also consider putting together...

Starting a Small Business: Business Name DBA, business names act, word store
business names act, word store, leisure accessories: Hello Will: Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, but I have been extremely busy the past week or so. I am not a name expert however I can advise you that the name of your company must meet the requirements of the Business Names Act which...

Starting a Small Business: Business Name and permits, catchy phrase, product offerings
catchy phrase, product offerings, merchandise sales: Hi Will, Coming up with a business name can be a big (and frustrating) challenge! I suggest that you brainstorm some ideas, then run them by friends to get some feedback. It can be helpful if the business name indicates what kinds of products you are selling,...

Starting a Small Business: Business Organization, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, blinds and shutters: Karla: As a practicing accountant in my 39th year in the field (I am also a business consultant and professional business plan writer as well) let me answer your question this way: the number ONE consideration when contemplating which legal organization to...

Starting a Small Business: Going for Business for oneself, biz plan, experince
biz plan, experince, minerva: Minerva-- i got a question like this 2 weeks ago from a Minerva. hmmm start with a biz plan, always! many free are available. bplans.com jian.com us small biz admin any college down load a template, fill it out AS BEST YOU CAN. i will guide...

Starting a Small Business: Business Partnership issues, partnership issues, e corporation
partnership issues, e corporation, business partnership: I believe someone asked this question yesterday. The first question that comes to mind…Will every partner be on the payroll? If so, this detail has to be taken into account. At the same time, what business entity are you planning…i.e. corporation,...

Starting a Small Business: Business Partnership, e corporation, business partnership
e corporation, business partnership, active partners: The first question that comes to mind…Will every partner be on the payroll? If so, this detail has to be taken into account. At the same time, what business entity are you planning…i.e. corporation, LLC, LLP, etc.? As a recommendation all shares can be...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan, professional life coach, u s census bureau
professional life coach, u s census bureau, target customer: Hi, You can try the U.S. Census Bureau at www.census.gov or the United States Department of Health & Human Services at http://www.hhs.gov/aging/ Please let me know if this answer was helpful by rating my response and providing any feedback. Happy...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan, income statement balance sheet cash flow, income statement balance sheet
income statement balance sheet cash flow, income statement balance sheet, financial sections: Good morning; Try looking around for other similar businesses - particularly publicly owned businesses, as you ll be able to gain access to their financial information online, or via phone. Another method is to poll a portion of your local community, to...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, e mail address: Judy: You exclaim HELP ; my response: I would love to help you; Here s the deal: Can you e-mail me your business plan or otherwise send it to me? MY direct e-mail address is: johntroland@msn.com I am about to enter my 42nd year as an accountant, small business...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan/ Start-Up, business plan writer, chuck e cheese
business plan writer, chuck e cheese, service corp of retired executives: Rashad: The first thing you must do is hire an accountant and a business plan writer. Better yet: contact your local SCORE office (Service Corp of Retired Executives). They offer FREE one on one assistance and can answer ALL of your questions and MORE!!...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan/ Start-Up, chuck e cheese, shaheed
chuck e cheese, shaheed, place of business: Hello Rashad; I need a bit more information here. Where are you located for one thing. But, upon the information you have presented me I would advise you to do one of two things or both. Contact me privately by adding a private follow-up to this message...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan Writer, business plan writer, high school teacher
business plan writer, high school teacher, share business: Kami: I would be most happy to share business plan business info with you. It can be best done by my speaking with you directly. My 800#is: 1-800-840-4320. First please e-mail me directly at johntroland@msn.com with the following info: where you live and...

Starting a Small Business: Business Plan, service core of retired executives, google search
service core of retired executives, google search, part time jobs: Start by reviewing the information from the following Google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+do+a+business+plan Also check out http://www.TENonline.org The Service Core of Retired Executives is a good personal and FREE service: http://www.SCORE.org...

Starting a Small Business: Business Planning for very small business, free business plan, client businesses
free business plan, client businesses, licensing board: Hi Randall, I don t think is a business plan is ever a waste of time! A business plan forces you to look at all aspects of your business strategy- and some topics may come up that you wouldn t have otherwise considered. I highly recommend writing a plan...

Starting a Small Business: Business partnership, llc statutes, state partnership
llc statutes, state partnership, preferred return: If you don t have an agreement among the partners, most state partnership (and often LLC) statutes provide that the partners share equally. That is definitely not fair to the two partners who are putting up the capital, so even if you were inclined not to...

Starting a Small Business: Business plan feedback, cost benefit analysis, research competitors
cost benefit analysis, research competitors, chris kelly: Chris, I am based in the UK and can help with the admin and legal side for this country. If you are in the UK please let me know. Alternatively, I have a home business information disc that is available on my site below. This is applicable to both the...

Starting a Small Business: Business plan feedback, e mail address, cost benefit analysis
e mail address, cost benefit analysis, research competitors: Chris: Contact your nearest college or university s business department - they should be able to give you your best leads. Another avenue - me! I have been writing/critiquing business plans for 41 years. I would be happy to offer some assistance as your...

Starting a Small Business: Business Start up, angel investor, angel investors
angel investor, angel investors, corporate chef: The first thing that jumps into my head when you mention the angel investor is the old concept of the silent partner. The silent partner is a kind of inside joke among the few who have actually started a company from nothing. Usually the silent partner...

Starting a Small Business: Business Start Up, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, business tv: Calvin: Four words summarize what you need: BUSINESS PLAN AND CASH!!! I am the Executive Producer and host of the nationally acclaimed business tv show Business Beat Live. The website is www.businessbeatlive.com I am the principal in Trobray Television...

Starting a Small Business: Business Start, tuning cars, part time work
tuning cars, part time work, zoning ordinances: Most areas have zoning ordinances which would prohibit you from running this kind of commercial activity in a residential area. You might get away with doing some part time work, but once they figure out what you are doing you will have trouble. I suggest...

Starting a Small Business: Business Startup, personal tax returns, business tax returns
personal tax returns, business tax returns, perfect restaurant: Dear Beth: Sorry, I could not answer your question about the name of the restaurant. The lawyer will be able to advise you on the name issue. About business loan. It does not meter what size of loan you are looking for. The things that are important...

Starting a Small Business: Business Startup, preparing a business plan, perfect restaurant
preparing a business plan, perfect restaurant, corporate chef: Beth: Re: logo it depends on whether someone else has already registered it either in your state or nationally. It would take some research to determine this. Re: abusiness loan: NO bank will give you a loan for the full amount!!! You will have...

Starting a Small Business: Business Startup from Abroad, starting a sole proprietorship, practice immigration law
starting a sole proprietorship, practice immigration law, flat fee basis: Starting a sole proprietorship requires only a business license from the city and/or county where the business is located. Most likely, you would instead want to incorporate the business -- a service I offer on a flat fee basis at my website at www.incorporatecalifornia.com...

Starting a Small Business: Business Startup, personal tax rates, personal tax return
personal tax rates, personal tax return, types of business entities: Laith: First you must decide what type of business you want to start - is it a Sole-Proprietorship (1 person carrying on business under a name other than his own) or is it an incorporated entity (a separate legal entity). The main differences between...

Starting a Small Business: Business Structure in Australia, international accountant, fraud examiner
international accountant, fraud examiner, experience need: Dear Noel, The business structure in every country is slightly different from the American structure. Since the United States has been known as the most powerful nation in the world every country strives to follow the same guidelines. You will find...

Starting a Small Business: Business Structure and Investment Money, minor disagreement, full time job
minor disagreement, full time job, stock certificates: John: I would suggest you and Tim have a meeting with both your CPA and business attorney to iron out your % question. Yes there is ...a difference between investing in, or loaning to a start-up corporation? An investment means you are receiving stock certificates...

Starting a Small Business: Business Structure and Investment Money, minor disagreement, full time job
minor disagreement, full time job, investment money: I am a little confused by your questions since you say that The corporation is already set in stone. That is as it should be, but your questions make it sound like the basic structure is still fluid. Nonetheless, I will answer the questions (as best as...

Starting a Small Business: Business start-up, cash distributions, nationwide corporation
cash distributions, nationwide corporation, net profits: I think an LLC would be a great idea, unless you were planning on parking a lot of cash in the company. As you may know, LLC s are pass-through entities in that all net profits and losses are passed through the company and flow to each of the individual member...

Starting a Small Business: Business startup, start up business loan, carrier change
start up business loan, carrier change, start up business: Dear John: It depends on how much money you need. For the loan less than $35,000 you can apply for Microloan Program - which is designed to help applicants who cannot qualify for a traditional business loan because of poor, or lack of credit, and little,...

Starting a Small Business: Business status of a distributor, workman comp insurance, accounts receivables
workman comp insurance, accounts receivables, business payroll: You need to pick and register an assumed business name or incorporate. You will need a tax resale license. You need to consider the following: Workman comp insurance. General business and liability insurance. Capital equipment such as trucks and...

Starting a Small Business: Business type and state registration, sole proprietorship, service corp of retired executives
sole proprietorship, service corp of retired executives, score office: Mark: I am quite sure that to register your LLC = froming same. Might want to consult with a small business attorney in your area. BETTER YET for F R E E : contact your local SCORE office (Service Corp of Retired Executives); THEY OFFER free ONE ON ONE...

Starting a Small Business: Business for myself, handyman work, licensed insurance
handyman work, licensed insurance, harsh reality: Hello Randy, This sounds like something wonderful may have happened for you. The real question is: what are you going to do with this opportunity. The miracle for you is that your helpfulness has exposed a major talent - you are obviously good at something...

Starting a Small Business: Bussiness, business plan software, age resources
business plan software, age resources, biz plan: sitienei; you need to determine MANY things: what type of business, where, WHY? your resources, customers, suppliers of merchandise if applicable, etc. and do research ahead of time, regarding the above, and visit libraries to study the above, and...

Starting a Small Business: Buying a gas station, convenience store, gas station
convenience store, gas station, 300k: Friday, May 21, 2004 3:06 PM CST Hello, Naveed: Excellent questions! Let s get right to them -- It is important to verify the financial operations data provided by the current owner, before purchasing the location. Many times this is a difficult...

Starting a Small Business: Buying a horse business, business plan writer, e mail address
business plan writer, e mail address, professional business plan: Alison: Unless there is some clause(s) in a Sales Contract that specifically prohibits it you can buy a horse business ( You indicate that you would be buying land and buildings as well) and change the business any way you so desire. If the seller is including...

Starting a Small Business: Buying a partnership, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, inventory assets: Scott: I am in my 43rd year as an accountant, small business consultant and professional business plan writer. Based on that and on the info provided herein by you my advice would be (P.S. If you were a fee paying client of mine my fee to you would be $3,000.00...

Starting a Small Business: Buying Software Online, business startup checklist, fraud protection
business startup checklist, fraud protection, interactive arts: Hi Sheila, You are right to be concerned about purchasing products from companies you aren t familiar with. I would suggest that you run a search on Google to see if the business name shows up on any message boards or in any bad press. I have used this...

Starting a Small Business: Buying a small business, irrigation company, down trend
irrigation company, down trend, sprinkler system: Hello Chris; My first step would be confirm the books, are then independant, or professionally done. How about the tax returns, they should be a good indicator. Next check with legal regarding the payments for the business, any clauses that can allow...

Starting a Small Business: Buying a tavern, business plan writer, e mail address
business plan writer, e mail address, professional business plan: Amy: I have 38 1/2 experience as an accountant, small business consultant, tax consultant and professional business plan writer. My advice would be to write/have written for you a business plan for starters. If I may be of service to you in this regard...

Starting a Small Business: Buying From a Wholesaler, small business resources, electronics sellers
small business resources, electronics sellers, keyword combinations: Hi Sheila, There are a number of ways that you can locate wholesalers. First of all, try a trade association for this industry. I m not sure what kind of electronics you are referring to (computers, stereos, TVs, etc.?) but you can search the internet using...

Starting a Small Business: bakery business, free trademark search, www irs gov
free trademark search, www irs gov, bakery business: Hi Tia, There are lots of ways to get your business started slowly, and your idea of selling to family and friends is a good start! Since regulations are different by state and by county and I don t know where you are writing from, you should check to...

Starting a Small Business: bar code, service corp of retired executives, google
service corp of retired executives, google, free advice: Aura: My suggestions would be these: 1) ask someone in your area who also runs a small business the size of yours 2) do a web Google using key words such as bar code ; how do I get bar code info ; info on...

Starting a Small Business: battered womens shelter, x ray tech, richard m king
x ray tech, richard m king, google search: Hi James, I think that is a noble cause, however it s probably not going to be a big money maker (if that is one of your goals). Most shelters rely on private funding and donations since the women who go there usually don t have any resources available...

Starting a Small Business: becoming INC, limited liability partnership, parnership
limited liability partnership, parnership, forms of ownership: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 8:53 PM DST Hello, Tierra: Excellent questions! Let s get right to them: I recommend contacting an attorney in the state in which you will operate, Tierra. The cost of incorporation in each state varies, as do certain...

Starting a Small Business: begin contract surveying, personal tax rates, personal tax return
personal tax rates, personal tax return, types of business entities: First you must decide what type of business you want to start - is it a Sole-Proprietorship (1 person carrying on business under a name other than his own) or is it an incorporated entity (a separate legal entity). The main differences between these two...

Starting a Small Business: where do I begin, business networking groups, business plan outline
business networking groups, business plan outline, developing a business plan: Hi Leticia, You are wise to consider starting your own business as a business consultant. The opportunities are probably very good for you there, especially if you don t have much competition. The first place to start is by developing a business plan....

Starting a Small Business: beginner, brick and mortar, trash removal
brick and mortar, trash removal, wholesale business: Hello Daryl, This is a good, honest and (would appear) to be a simple question, however it isn t. I think the first step in starting a business, is to have a business in mind. Is your concept for a service (car washing, painting, trash removal) business...

Starting a Small Business: What's the best way to go about finding wholesalers?, minimum quantity requirements, residential consumers
minimum quantity requirements, residential consumers, best bet: I m not sure exactly what types of products you d need, but your best bet is the smallest authorized reseller for the brand you need - they re more likely to waive minimum quantity requirements. Alternatively, approach the online retailers you usually use...

Starting a Small Business: bonded, satisfactory completion, insurance agent
satisfactory completion, insurance agent, insurance company: Corey: A bond is issued by an insurance company to guarantee satisfactory completion of a project by a contractor and protects the customer against loss in case the terms of the contract are not filled ( you do NOT finish the job for example). YESm there...

Starting a Small Business: bonded & insured, personal injury insurance, surety bond
personal injury insurance, surety bond, cbic: Hello Jeremy, To get bonded, you will need to search for surety bond providers in your area. You can start with CBIC on the web at http://www.cbic.com. There are different types of bonds available depending on what you plan to use it for. The bond is...

Starting a Small Business: bonded and starting small business, home pet care, dishonesty bond
home pet care, dishonesty bond, pet care businesses: Marbeth: The bond would be for $5,000.00. Typically the cost to acquire the bond might run $150.00 - $300.00 per year. Re: costs to start a home pet care business I would suggest you do 2 things: search Amazon for a book on this subject and do a google...

Starting a Small Business: getting bonded, license bond, california resident
license bond, california resident, insurance agency: I will be entering peoples homes,I realize at the start that being bonded is good business. sounds like u have seen my responses and like how I answer so far. Thanks. U are not saying WHY you are entering homes. That does make a huge difference....

Starting a Small Business: bonding, freak accident, payroll taxes
freak accident, payroll taxes, lines insurance: Terry: For starters your employees are REALLY employees. YOu MUST treat them as such!! NO WAY are they independent contractors when these people are under your direction and control. IRS will nail you BIG TIME for payroll taxes, penalties and interest...

Starting a Small Business: bookkeeping system, ball point pens, bookkeeping system
ball point pens, bookkeeping system, business merchandise: April: Re: What these terms mean: installation : ????????? record of appointments - a record of meetings to be held with customers, clients or whomever receipts and disbursements - cash coming...

Starting a Small Business: bookkeeping, bookkeeping company, bookkeeping work
bookkeeping company, bookkeeping work, bookkeeping service: Nichola: Best way to start is to do 2 things: 1) talk to people and let them know that you do bookkeeping work under the name of Nichola s Bookkeeping Service or some other name that you choose ( I STRONGLY advise you to have a business name OTHER THAN just...

Starting a Small Business: bouncy castle business, small business startups, party liability insurance
small business startups, party liability insurance, third party liability insurance: Trevor: My best advice as I presume you are in the UK: consult with both an accountant and an attorney who specialize in working with small business startups. Also you can get info on insurance from an insurance agent who carries all lines business insurance...

Starting a Small Business: buisness structure, tax form 1040, business startup checklist
tax form 1040, business startup checklist, self employment tax: Hi Ray, Here is an excerpt from my book The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide which should help answer your question: Establish a Form of Ownership Deciding on whether or not to incorporate your business is an important decision that depends...

Starting a Small Business: bulk ipods, doman, hi thanks
doman, hi thanks, wholesale prices: Hi: Thanks for your question. I would recommend that you join a site such as www.alibaba.com You only need to join as a free member and you can source all the sellers of products internationaly that you require. Regards, Ben Doman www.domanconsulting.org...

Starting a Small Business: business, employee referral bonus, employee assistance program
employee referral bonus, employee assistance program, years of service awards: Hi Bambi, Your timing for this question is great since we have been working on some outlines to post on our website. There are two common types of manuals: employee training and daily operations and procedures. The contents vary depending on the type...

Starting a Small Business: business, bachelors degree in criminal justice, personal tax rate
bachelors degree in criminal justice, personal tax rate, personal income tax rate: Firstly, you would have to decide what type of business you want to start-up - is it a Sole Proprietorship, which is a business which an individual carries on under a name other than his/her own name - note that the money that comes in is taxed at the individuals...

Starting a Small Business: business, market target, target audience
market target, target audience, insurance details: Quite frankly there are so many directions one can take. This is the beauty of business. I would personally approach this business like any other business venture. One thing I have always told myself is to research non stop. The key in business is...

Starting a Small Business: business in africa, local authorities, management and marketing
local authorities, management and marketing, marketing tips: Hello Susan; I do not really know that much about Africa. However, starting a business anywhere first requires research. Start your research by contacting the local authorities to learn if there are any special laws or permits that you must comply with....

Starting a Small Business: business cooperative, business cooperative, canneries
business cooperative, canneries, buy stock: Hello Jenille, In a nutshell, a cooperative is a business that is owned by the local community - usually, either its customers or its suppliers. To explain this, let me give you an example: Imagine a little village of some 500 people deep in a remote...

Starting a Small Business: business financing for expansion, business plan writer, business plan summary
business plan writer, business plan summary, angel investor: Gary: I have a stable of angel investors, venture capital firms and lending institutions that I have major contacts with. I only give out specific data like that to clients of mine and only those that are appropiate for the particular type of business. Both...

Starting a Small Business: business grants, matthew lesko, small business loan
matthew lesko, small business loan, business grants: Patricia: There are websites that list various grants and books advertised ( Matthew Lesko is one author) that list numerous grants available. However it sounds as if you and your partner did not prepare a business plan before opening your clothing store;...

Starting a Small Business: business identity, fictitious business names, patent trademark office
fictitious business names, patent trademark office, monique johnson: You can check New York state business records of corporations and LLCs to see if there are any conflicts, as well as New York trademarks and the fictitious business names registry for your county. Finally, you may also want to check the U.S. Patent & Trademark...

Starting a Small Business: business location, store location, business location
store location, business location, letter of intent: Friday, February 20, 2004 1:25 AM DST Hello, Karen: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- Certainly, visibility can override accessibility when selecting a new store location. Is there any other parking available nearby, such as a public...

Starting a Small Business: business name question, legal business name, umbrella name
legal business name, umbrella name, clean car: Danielle: Some companies will form a corporation with a name such as Miranda Enterprises, Inc. where the legal corporate name does not suggest the kind of business they are in; kind of like an umbrella name. Then they will operate multiple businesses under...

Starting a Small Business: business name, business startup checklist, sports emporium
business startup checklist, sports emporium, word combinations: Hi Lynette, Do you plan to expand your business into other types of cleaning other than offices? If so, you may not want to limit your title. When coming up with a title, I always suggest brainstorming word combinations. Here is a suggested exercise that...

Starting a Small Business: business opportunity, score office, biz development
score office, biz development, free thanks: yes; two resources exist exactly for this; any community college biz department that has a class on entrepreneurship; the teacher will help for free or in your state, there is probably one free small biz development center paid for by the US gov for...

Starting a Small Business: business of organization, sba web, business counselors
sba web, business counselors, small business administration: Thursday, February 17, 2005 2:56 PM CDT Hello, Mary: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- Congratulations on your retirement, and your decision to start a new business! To begin, I recommend writing a business plan for your venture,...

Starting a Small Business: business plan, business plan outline, free business plan outline
business plan outline, free business plan outline, free business plan: Hi Edward, It is smart for you to write your business plan first! This is a great way to plan for your business success. I have some resources on my website, including a free business plan outline! You can find them here: http://businessinfoguide.com/bplans.htm...

Starting a Small Business: business plans, business startup guide, business startup checklist
business startup guide, business startup checklist, howard cannon: Hi Stephen, There are a number of books available for starting a restaurant business: *The Restaurant Business Startup Guide by Paul Daniels *The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant by Howard Cannon *Restaurant Startup and Growth...

Starting a Small Business: business proposal, target audience, writing proposals
target audience, writing proposals, business proposal: Hi Lisa, Thanks for the compliment. A business proposal is different from a business plan in that it is just a snapshot of your business rather than a detailed outline used to run your business and raise capital. The proposal is usually submitted in response...

Starting a Small Business: business start up, business checking account, fly by night
business checking account, fly by night, sole proprietorship: Great question. While I do not know the nature of your business, and that is very important when selecting the type of structure to operate under, remember this; a sole proprietorship or a partnership does not shelter you from the liabilities of the business....

Starting a Small Business: business start-up actions, meager existence, peoples minds
meager existence, peoples minds, promotion ideas: Under capitalization is the biggest killer of businesses. Trying to bootstrap a business from nothing is very difficult. Basically you have to float all growth of the business with retained earnings. What do you live on? Are both of you going to work a...

Starting a Small Business: business start up, sole proprietorship, sole proprietor
sole proprietorship, sole proprietor, buying a franchise: Kristen: You need to do the SAME for both types of legal entities: BOTH the sole proprietorship and the LLC. It will be much more costly and lots more work to do it the way you tell me you plan to do it. If you wish call me on my 800#; I will gladly give...

Starting a Small Business: Doing business out of state-out of country, go getter, attractive benefit
go getter, attractive benefit, tier affiliates: it is unlikely your atty will know anything about dif nation s acceptance of MLM. AS you are depicting your company, I am guessing you have dozens of clients netting over $400k a mo. or even 400k a yr. If so, you have many world records under your...

Starting a Small Business: business statistics, something in mind, question thanks
something in mind, question thanks, business statistics: You can find this and other business statistics here Dana: http://www.usa.gov/Business/Business_Data.shtml I use this and other government sites for a lot of my research. There are other informational sites that give statistics even lower that what I...

Starting a Small Business: What is a business telephone number worth?, annual gross sales, international accountant
annual gross sales, international accountant, muffler shop: Dear MRIGGS, The phone number is not your property. You acquired the right to use it. Under common law, the right to use it rests exclusively with you (the original user) as long as you use it. Your potential buyer may see a marketing tool in this number;...

Starting a Small Business: business, visa debit card, dear mrs
visa debit card, dear mrs, scara: Dear Mrs.Rachel RODGERS, Thank you for your answer I understand you work with me. The best way is incorporate offshore company with account bank and you will not pay tax per your business home I can prepared all documents and send to you,you will sign...

Starting a Small Business: businessplan,presskit,bio, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, e mail address: Shakim: I am a professional business plan writer and writer of press kit materials. I would love to take you on as a client and assist you to getting to the next level. My direct e-mail address is: johntroland@msn.com I can also be reached at 1-860-442-9806....

Starting a Small Business: businesss, trade magazines, dance club
trade magazines, dance club, dance clubs: Branda, The first thing you want to do is research dance clubs in your area and then nationwide. Visit them, talk to the people there and if possible see if an owner of a dance club might be interested in mentoring you. You can also do some research online...

Starting a Small Business: buying a bar or tavern, business startup checklist, thankyou greetings
business startup checklist, thankyou greetings, globalbx: Greetings, A quick internet search for buy a business will give you a long list of directories of businesses for sale. Here are a few to get you started: http://www.bizsell.com/ http://www.gwbs.com/ http://www.vrventures.com/ http://bizbuysell.com/...

Starting a Small Business: buying a business, buying an established business, med spa
buying an established business, med spa, spa business: a; i am not sold. think less work, less advertising and less transience. think assisted care--more than one facility. b; visit any community college and start a biz plan. also; bplans.com and jian.com and the US small biz admin s web site. c; what...

Starting a Small Business: buying an incorporated small business, business assets, business experience
business assets, business experience, joanne: Joanne: What you describe is certainly possible. With my 42 years of business experience I would NOT consider buying such a business where the seller will NOT sell all that you need to make your continuation of the business as successful as possible...

Starting a Small Business: buying a small bar, information marketing, smooth transition
information marketing, smooth transition, business expert: Hi Andrew, This is a brief question with a really long answer! When buying a business, there are many things you should do. It s important to learn about the history of the business, review financials for the last several years, and get EVERYTHING in...

Starting a Small Business: buying a small business, liquor store, tax cpa
liquor store, tax cpa, bank statements: easy; [almost[ hire a Tax cpa. one specializing in small biz s. or just a good CPA. and ask for bank statements. no bank statements, no buy. thanks for asking me kkemper@mindspring.com [i am buying the same stuff, maybe we can joint venture?]...

Starting a Small Business: Calenders, animals and dogs, small business development
animals and dogs, small business development, service corp of retired executives: Lilia: Best advice - hire a marketing consultant. Also get FREE assitance in setting up business, etc. by calling your local S.C.O.R.E. chapter (Service Corp of Retired Executives) AND also call your local Small Business Development Center for FREE assistance...

Starting a Small Business: Candy Business, nostalgic candy store, small business forum
nostalgic candy store, small business forum, candy business: Getting capital is a subject for a library of books. Instead of writing that library, I m going to send you to a couple of sites where some good information can be had. Please keep in mind that you are ON YOUR OWN when it comes to finding money. I don t...

Starting a Small Business: Career Assesment, sba website, business counselors
sba website, business counselors, target markets: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 2:48 PM CDT Hello, Lanisha: My apologies for not getting back to you sooner! Excellent question; let s get right to it -- Deciding to go into business for yourself can be a challenging, yet worthwhile opportunity. I...

Starting a Small Business: Career, opening a small business, business books
opening a small business, business books, business plan: Hi Jessica, I did a lot of studying before I opened a business. I read dozens of business books and wrote a business plan. I also worked for several years and saved my money so I had enough to start my business. If you want to learn more about starting...

Starting a Small Business: Careers, researching careers, beauty academy
researching careers, beauty academy, beauty parlor: Hi Andrea, You write very well for a middle school student! I would definitely suggest that you go to college first if you want to own your own business. Beauty school would teach you how to do all the beauty stuff, but wouldn t teach you about how to...

Starting a Small Business: Cash flow during start up phase, leap of faith, precise plan
leap of faith, precise plan, sound strategy: Hello Jose, ========================================================= My advice is to enter this new business very cautiously. ========================================================== While I do agree that entrepreneurship requires a leap of faith...I...

Starting a Small Business: Cell phone buisness, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, income tax returns: John: I am in my 41st year as an accountant, tax consultant, small business consultant and professional business plan writer. Based on my knowledge and experience there are a gazillion cellphone businesses all over the place in every town and city. Personally...

Starting a Small Business: Change the Corporate name or start a DBA, fein number, s corporation
fein number, s corporation, income taxes: Charles: Although I do not know what state you are located in generally there is a nominal fee for changing a corporation name. For example your S corporation name may be: Charles S Corporation, Inc. You could change it to say Charles Landscaping Corporation,...

Starting a Small Business: Changing Business Name, paperwork nightmare, deborah smith
paperwork nightmare, deborah smith, andrew smith: Deborah: Say you are Deborah Smith and your husband is Andrew Smith. Say your LLC name is Smith Partners, LLC which of course tells noone what type of business you are in. An LLC is a legal entity with a name; that name CAN be changed by application to...

Starting a Small Business: Charging for services, bus rates, car advertising
bus rates, car advertising, taxi service: There are two ways to go about pricing your services: either based on market rates, or based on your cost plus a profit margin. It s usually best to figure rates both ways, and see which one seems most appropriate, or if the two methods agree. So - in...

Starting a Small Business: Choice of entity, new london ct, fabric import
new london ct, fabric import, tax consequences: Jeff: If I were the accountant I would definitely suggest the LLC route. Less restrictive than a corporation and offers basically the same protection as a corporation. P.S. Lawyer clients , especially for an accountant are one thing ; in Tamara...

Starting a Small Business: Choosing the Right Merchant Account, business merchant accounts, merchant account service
business merchant accounts, merchant account service, e commerce solutions: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:13 AM CDT Hello, Arthur: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- Here are links to several charts comparing various merchant account service providers: http://www.consumer-guides.info/business/merchant_accounts/merchant_account_comparison.html...

Starting a Small Business: Choosing a type of incorporation, self employment tax, medicare tax
self employment tax, medicare tax, net profits: i have a proprietorship and an LLC the net profits are what is taxed, not the income. that is negligible. show me your concern. also, an LLC is as time consuming to start as an corp but is a bit easier. i would buy biz insurance and start as...

Starting a Small Business: Choosing a type of incorporation, free trademark search, self employment tax
free trademark search, self employment tax, www irs gov: Hi Nathan, It sounds like you ve done a good amount of research on your incorporation options. Since I m not a lawyer or accountant and I don t know what kind of business you are starting or all the particular details (income level, for example), it would...

Starting a Small Business: Cleaning Business, marketing ideas, more detailed information
marketing ideas, more detailed information, bonds: Paula: Janet here from AllExperts. Six months ago you asked me a question about insurance for a cleaning business. I am following up on that question/answer to ask how you are proceding? If you have anything more that you need to know or if you want...

Starting a Small Business: Clickbank, handy services, earl brown
handy services, earl brown, phone consulting: Earl; Well thank you very much for considering me. Although it sounds interesting, I am afraid that I am not your girl. One of the reasons is that I am almost mute. It is a long story, but I have to use my false vocal chords to talk now, after several...

Starting a Small Business: Client Presentation, federal estimated taxes, electronic bill payment
federal estimated taxes, electronic bill payment, psychology of persuasion: Mike: I have been running the same kind of business for 39 years myself. I commend you for taking your time in going into your new business venture. I would suggest first that you be yourself : simply relate to the potential client where your expertise lies;...

Starting a Small Business: Coffee Shop, espresso cart, coffee drinks
espresso cart, coffee drinks, bakery business: When I started in the coffee business (in 1987) there was no competition in this part of the country (the midwest). Now that coffee shops are everywhere, it s much more difficult in some ways than it was then. But, it s also easier. When you say you want...

Starting a Small Business: Collection Agency Start Up, retail director, collections department
retail director, collections department, retail gift: Wendy, If you have a copy of my book Starting a Collection Agency you should have most everything you need including a business plan and a marketing plan which are included in the book. You can also check out these websites for more information on starting...

Starting a Small Business: Columnist, dear lorraine, small business owners
dear lorraine, small business owners, business topics: Erik: Thank you for considering me to write a column in your magazine. I suppose what I really need to know is where will your magazine be circulating? Will it be in Canada, US? This will help me make a decision in this regard. Thanks, ...

Starting a Small Business: Columnist, new business startup, business columnist
new business startup, business columnist, business startups: Erik: Thank you - I would indeed like to be a columnist for your new business magazine. I would write articles on the following topics: business plans; forms of business organization; how to start a new business; pitfalls to be avoided whan contemplating...

Starting a Small Business: Community good, live8 concert, poverty in africa
live8 concert, poverty in africa, concert location: thanks I have a suggestion to go into a different direction for AIDS help. not knowing your age or education--why not become a chemist or lab teck and FIND A Cure?? kkemper1@mindspring.com [a cure requires no set amount of $ and while seeking...

Starting a Small Business: Company structure., forming an s corp, burial caskets
forming an s corp, burial caskets, lisa barr: Dear Lisa Barr: What would be the best form to take? LLC or S Corp? S Corp has better legal protection and better tax write off. Can an LLC be owned by one individual? Yes. LLC and even corporation can be owned by one person. At what...

Starting a Small Business: Compensation, biz plan, scenerio
biz plan, scenerio, kemper: jn: where is the bldg? what is your biz experience? i don t know what your objectives are; to keep busy earn a few $, grow a company? start with a visit to bplans.com download a biz plan fill it out. determine what you want to earn/pocket, a...

Starting a Small Business: Computer Busniess, limited liability company, sole proprietorship
limited liability company, sole proprietorship, sole proprietorships: You ask some very good questions. I ll give you some brief answers, but I strongly suggest that before you start your business you read a general guide on starting a small business. It will give you much more detailed answers than I can give any forum like...

Starting a Small Business: Computer Repair/Service Small Business, business startup checklist, computer repair service
business startup checklist, computer repair service, legal ramifications: Hi Ryan, You do need a business license when you start your business. I m not sure where you are located, but you can find license requirements for all fifty states here: http://businessinfoguide.com/regional.htm You can get a reseller s license/permit...

Starting a Small Business: Connecting with my Audience, search engine marketing, internet marketing services
search engine marketing, internet marketing services, marketing search engine: Congrats on your hard work so far. Unfortunately you are entering a very competitive market that contains a lot of charlatans. Here is what you need to do. 1) Build up credibility by putting your own web sites up and plotting on it how quickly you have...

Starting a Small Business: Construction Loan/ Startup, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, income tax returns: Matt: For starters you will need a business plan - I am in my 41st year as a professional business plan writer, small business consultant and accountant. I would be happy to discuss with you this aspect. Call me @ 800-840-4320. In addition you will need...

Starting a Small Business: Consulting Business - LLC vs Corp Taxes, legal angles, tax exposure
legal angles, tax exposure, consulting business: Gustavo: I would suggest two things: 1) I would setup an LLC rather than a corporation. 2) As to where to set up the LLC - I would suggest you engage the serviuces of a small business tax attorney in your area. There are both tax and legal angles to consider....

Starting a Small Business: Contract Job offer - as own Business, personal tax rate, sole proprietorship
personal tax rate, sole proprietorship, kim ryan: Kim: Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, however, I wanted to give your question some thought with the hopes that I could provide you with at least a starting point, so here it goes. Firstly, you would have to decide what type of business...

Starting a Small Business: Coporation, chairman position, seminar leaders
chairman position, seminar leaders, s corporation: a; why did you go for a Sub S instead of an LLC? b; you may go without a paycheck--because you may elect to. c; IF you get audited, what advantage is there not to pay yourself a salary? d; you may have 100% contractors serving customers but if you do, you...

Starting a Small Business: Copy Right Laws, t shirt transfers, dead man walking
t shirt transfers, dead man walking, clever words: Sunday, April 18, 2004 10:31 PM CST Hello, Stacey: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- I recommend speaking with an attorney in the state which you will operate your business, Stacey. Certain laws may vary from state to state; however,...

Starting a Small Business: Copy Right Laws, visa debit card, t shirt transfers
visa debit card, t shirt transfers, international visa debit card: Dear Stacey, I propose open anonymus account bank with international VISA debit card and checks and you will resolve your problem.You will not pay tax per your money business and profit and can work from your house I work in this business domaine more...

Starting a Small Business: Copy Right Laws, t shirt transfers, dead man walking
t shirt transfers, dead man walking, clever words: Stacey; you might possibly violate a copyright law. HOWEVER, the offended company has to learn about it, determine their likely loses, find the problem [you] and ask you to stop. so, my suggestion; do your shirts and quit worrying. IF if if, an...

Starting a Small Business: Copy Right Laws, t shirt transfers, plain text message
t shirt transfers, plain text message, dead man walking: I am not an attorney. You really need to consult a patent-copyright attorney for this. You can do some research yourself to see if a phrase is a registered trademark. But doing such searches is not as easy as it may appear. You are welcome to joint our...

Starting a Small Business: Copyright issues with using info from books in software, vocabulary flash cards, exact translations
vocabulary flash cards, exact translations, biblical languages: If it was English to Italian, for example, and available from many sources, I would probably not be too concerned -- but would only use words that multiple sources contained and that they were in agreement on the translation of. In other words, if this is...

Starting a Small Business: Copyright Laws, bad news good news, t shirt designs
bad news good news, t shirt designs, copright: LYNN; good and bad news; good news --no, you don t. bad news, no, you won t be able to afford to. MORE Specifically; a copyright and patent are useless if you cannot PROSECUITE A LAWSUIT and those have to be paid in advance by you!!! Figure...

Starting a Small Business: Copyright and Trademark, united states patent and trademark office, patent and trademark office
united states patent and trademark office, patent and trademark office, patent and trademark office uspto: A name of a business or a name of a product generally is not entitled to copyright protection. A name on a product can be protected by trademark law. Although you may rely on common law trademark and don t have to register your trademark with the United...

Starting a Small Business: Corp. or no Corp., nuans name search, eric inc
nuans name search, eric inc, sole proprietor: Eric: I am having a little trouble understanding you question, however I will give you a little basic information about doing business that might help you anyway. If you are going to run a business using a name other that you own personal name, then...

Starting a Small Business: Corp. structure for umbrella company, umbrella company, recommended path
umbrella company, recommended path, business entities: Delaware is the ideal stopping ground for those who dislike paperwork and focus from government. I see no advantage whatever in it. START as an LLC, for each operation. [is faster and shows fiscal responsibility] when u are NEEDING a corp, become...

Starting a Small Business: Corporate Information, 200k, corporate information
200k, corporate information, business plan: incorporating has NO value whatever in borrowing; it might even be a mini, short term barrier. I doubt UNLESS you are capitalizing your corporation with a LOT of cash--200k+, that any bank will lend to you as a corporate officer. but I have been wrong...

Starting a Small Business: Corporate Officers, piercing the corporate veil, business corporation act
piercing the corporate veil, business corporation act, printing business cards: Any person can hold multiple titles. As you imply in your question, you will have a president and secretary (and those roles will be noted in the corporate records and in the state filings). Using titles that describe your day-to-day roles in dealing with...

Starting a Small Business: Corporation, clarification, small business
clarification, small business: Catherine: Do you mean add an officer to your corporation or do you mean simply add an employee to the business? There IS a huge difference. You may e-mail me directly at johntroland@msn.com. With clarification I can better answer your question. ...

Starting a Small Business: Corporation - overseas customers, sole proprietorship, mechanical consulting
sole proprietorship, mechanical consulting, bottom of my heart: Richard: It might be more advisable to setup an LLC rather than a corporation. However I am in CT; you are in Colorado - therefore I do not know anything about LLC s in your state. I would suggest you consult with a small business attorney in your area....

Starting a Small Business: Corporation in Utah, time brian, utah gov
time brian, utah gov, initial step: Hi Brian, I wasn t sure if you were asking about the details of setting up a corporation or the operational part of it. I ll assume you were just asking about the initial step of creating the corporation. Your state website has a good section on it...

Starting a Small Business: Corporation Write Offs, corporate apartment, business expense
corporate apartment, business expense, execu: Sky: Yes the corporation can write off the rental fee as long as the rental is a legitimate business expense. You refer to a corporate apartment - if the corporation uses the property for company execu tives coming in from out of town that would be a legitimate...

Starting a Small Business: Crafts, Selling, business liscense, sole proprietor
business liscense, sole proprietor, copyrights and trademarks: Heather, You have asked a lot of questions! First, you need to check with your city about whether you need a license. Although there are exceptions, most cities would not require a license for a home-based craft business. Second, all income and...

Starting a Small Business: Credit Card Sales, merchant card processing, credit card purchases
merchant card processing, credit card purchases, debit card purchases: Hi Larry, I m not familiar with that company so I can t really advise you one way or the other. However, I m a big believer in gut instinct. If you don t feel good about it, there are plenty of other merchant service providers to choose from. You can...

Starting a Small Business: Credit question????, custmers, credit question
custmers, credit question, customers money: Dear MJ: I think you found the ideal way. Just let your customers know that it takes 2 day to clear the funds for new clients. This is the way the financial system works – end of the story. You could not risk your own funds. Or say nothing about funds....

Starting a Small Business: Critique Needed, class effort, flash animations
class effort, flash animations, business site: That s a very impressive site. I do have a couple of suggestions. The booking form is hard to read for people over 40. Black text on purple is the problem. You need to have the text stand out more. You say I charge $.50 per child, if there are more...

Starting a Small Business: Critique Needed, business startup checklist, john wiley sons
business startup checklist, john wiley sons, expert speaker: Hi Mariah, I think your website is wonderful! I am so impressed that a 13-year old girl would take the time to put this all together. Your parents must be very proud! My only comment is on your rates--I m not sure you re charging enough! Babysitters in California...

Starting a Small Business: Custom Tee Shirt Business, business plan writer, www irs gov
business plan writer, www irs gov, shirt business: Unfortunately, I do not have any links. I can recommend business plan writer (he warks with our clients): Drew Becker (919) 264-9868 drbecker@earthlink.net Sincerely, Marina Lando President Business Loan Quest http://www.business-loan-quest.com...

Starting a Small Business: candy shop, business startup checklist, new business startup
business startup checklist, new business startup, white chocolate: Tristen: Re: knowing about the basics : I strongly suggest you purchase the 2 BEST books for new business startup owners: The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide by Stephanie Chsndler - www.BusinessInfoGuide.com and Starting Your First Business...

Starting a Small Business: carpentry, legal reason, business person
legal reason, business person, tax money: Anything that you need to do for legal reason should always come from the horse s mouth. That is, ask the government agency that regulates it. They will be happy to tell you, believe me. Your first trip should be down the county courthouse, and maybe...

Starting a Small Business: cash advance, paycheck advance, loose terms
paycheck advance, loose terms, how to start a company: Brenda, Good evening. Thank you for your question. I do have to initially say this; the question you are asking is quite focused. Here is what I would suggest you do... I can offer you advice and input on how to start a company, in broad sense and in loose...

Starting a Small Business: change career, harvey answer, side business
harvey answer, side business, changing career: Hi Harvey, Thank you for sending this background information--this helps a lot! I do have some ideas for you: -The bakery/restaurant business is a tough one. With this, or any business you consider, you should be sure to evaluate the market need. Are...

Starting a Small Business: A change?, successful small business, failure rates
successful small business, failure rates, fashion industry: I love this one; You are tired PROBABLY because you have not learned managment techniques. YOU are probably running everything yourself; change that. Learn to teach others what you know so you can have some free time. BOND all employees. expand...

Starting a Small Business: children's shoe store, business startup book, business startup checklist
business startup book, business startup checklist, new business startup: Jennifer: I am not aware of a children s shoe store franchise however suggestions: do a Google search using the phrases children s shoe franchise and franchise for children s shoes. Also check Entrepreneur magazine - they have a terrific list of franchise...

Starting a Small Business: choosing first business, searchable music database, bar atmosphere
searchable music database, bar atmosphere, successful entrepreneur: Hi Jade, First of all, I was impressed with your note. You are articulate and it s obvious a good brain and much maturity for your age. That gives you a major advantage over most and it will serve you well as you progress with your career. Having a...

Starting a Small Business: choosing first business, searchable music database, bar atmosphere
searchable music database, bar atmosphere, biz idea: Jade; you went from the idea of being an entrepreneur [excellent idea] to perhaps an assumption that others music and downloads would be a GOOD APPROACH. BAD approach. STICK with the music biz idea. FIND your own UNKNOWN musicians and copyright...

Starting a Small Business: client block me, verbal contract, personal problem
verbal contract, personal problem, dear customer: Hi There, Do you have a contract with this client? If so, does it detail the fact that you are to be paid in full whether or not the client decides not to complete the project? If so, you should be able to collect your full payment. Even if you have...

Starting a Small Business: client block me, initial payment, timely basis
initial payment, timely basis, husband and wife: SC This is not really within the scope of my expertise, however I can answer from experience that if a client does not answer your phone calls or does not return calls, there may simply be something going on in the client s life rather than their having...

Starting a Small Business: Getting clients to pay, small claims court, nsf checks
small claims court, nsf checks, score increase: You ve been in business for just a year--so these unpaid bills can t be too old. How past due are they? Just barely past due is a lot different from six months. Bad checks? Did you submit the checks twice? When you deposit a check and it comes back...

Starting a Small Business: cna school, patient care technicians, business plan writer
patient care technicians, business plan writer, professional business plan: Tim: For starters: do NOT give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in my 41st year as an accountant, small business consultant, tax preparer and professional business plan writer. I have had my share of setbacks but have ALWAYS bounced back! I would suggest you call...

Starting a Small Business: Are any college degrees particularly helpfull in regards to running a small business?, mba worth, luck mike
mba worth, luck mike, marketing courses: Mike, education is always a good thing. Take it from a person that had to teach themselves. However, I would concentrate on marketing if I intended to own/run my own business or businesses. Today s marketing courses cover much more than they did in my day....

Starting a Small Business: college start up, figure salary, regional guide
figure salary, regional guide, nursing college: Hi Kesa, Well I can definitely understand your situation. Not everyone is supportive when considering a career change. This one is out of my area of expertise and I did try to locate some information for you and came up short. I do have a few suggestions...

Starting a Small Business: college start up, figure salary, biz development
figure salary, biz development, biz plan: let s start with WHERE. I am only guessing you are not in the US. I will mentor you for 12 mo for no cost. I would like to become part of the clinic/biz. kkemper1@mindspring.com u need a biz plan. these 4 places are ideal for starting one; ...

Starting a Small Business: company benefits, lady d, 401k plan
lady d, 401k plan, esop: Lady D: purpose of company? to be started with what amount of $ net profit for first year on your proforma? # of employees from the first day? try an ESOP. ask your acct about that. my rule is, always offer whatever u can to make the company grow...

Starting a Small Business: copyright question, disney character, painting services
disney character, painting services, best bet: Hi Robin, There is really no simple answer to your question. As far as charging clients for painting services, that s being done around the country every day. That said, finding a picture of the Grand Canyon in a magazine and wishing to recreate...

Starting a Small Business: copyright, patent and trademark office, intellectual property rights
patent and trademark office, intellectual property rights, bureaucrat: It s a trademark. A copyright is a legal term that covers a wide range of intellectual property rights. You should consult an attorney about any copyright questions, because the laws are changing fast and you need expert advice. A trademark is similar...

Starting a Small Business: corporation structure, chicagoland area, liability concerns
chicagoland area, liability concerns, s corp: Sorry about that. In general, the publishing activites could be conducted under the corporate entity you already have. Unless there are specific reasons you want to form an additional entity, such as different owners or investors, liability concerns...

Starting a Small Business: cost of acquiring existing small business, owner financing, electrical contractor
owner financing, electrical contractor, downpayment: why do u call, in biz, net profit cash flow? that is a RE term. cash flow used to mean revenue. and why r u excluding the things you excluded in your example? your numbers all seem fair/reasonable. if u have a creative R and D dept, all of it....

Starting a Small Business: cpa firm/law firm, attornys, wills and trusts
attornys, wills and trusts, ethics rules: Paul: Reason: Some professional ethics rules prohibit it AND to have them together could create a conflict of interest/true independence question/thought in the minds of clients/prospective clients. Also a problem at times: If BOTH an accountant/CPA AND an...

Starting a Small Business: cpa/law firm, rules of professional conduct, wills and trusts
rules of professional conduct, wills and trusts, frequent source: In some other countries, accounting firms do, in fact, practice law through wholly-owned law firms. In the United States, rules of professional conduct and, in most cases, state statutes, expressly prohibit anyone other than lawyers practicing law. The details...

Starting a Small Business: criminal traffic video/business opp?, deadly accidents, liscence plates
deadly accidents, liscence plates, mothers against drunk driving: I am not licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, nor am I familiar with its laws, so I can only provide the following general information, and no legal advice, which I hope is nonetheless helpful to you: * Certainly videotaped evidence is always helpful...

Starting a Small Business: Daycare Center, federal withholding taxes, limited liability company
federal withholding taxes, limited liability company, higher tax bracket: First, you definitely should form an entity to help shield you from liability. While it won t necessarily protect you from things you do yourself, it should help protect you against things your properly supervised employees may do. There are differences...

Starting a Small Business: DBA, government search engine, office web site
government search engine, office web site, u s patent and trademark office: Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:34 AM CDT Hello, Will: Excellent question -- let s get right to it: I recommend speaking with an attorney in the state which you will operate. He or she can provide you with additional information regarding the processes...

Starting a Small Business: DBA, government search engine, govt search
government search engine, govt search, sharper image: Will: I do not know of a govt. search engine on which you could check for use of a business name. You might want to check with a local small business attorney; he might know. You would open yourself to a possible lawsuit to put an S behind a known...

Starting a Small Business: DBA, formal business, business structure
formal business, business structure, internet based business: Dear Charles: DBA is the worst business structure for any business. Corporation or LLC will not only protect you from liabilities but also saves you tax dollars. We are talking of additional income (not taxable, because it shows as company s expanses) of...

Starting a Small Business: DBA, formal business, business operation
formal business, business operation, internet based business: Charles: Certainly you should choose and use a business name - that is far more professional and adds legitimacy to the business operation. It would not necessarily be a dba ; it simply could be CW Sales Company or Wizard Enterprises or ??? Although...

Starting a Small Business: DBA, business startup checklist, home business deductions
business startup checklist, home business deductions, business official: Hi Charles, Congratulations on your new business venture! Any income in the first month is worth celebrating! I personally think the biggest advantage of getting a business license and making your business official comes from the income tax benefits....

Starting a Small Business: DBA to LLC or Partnership, sole proprietorship, structure 5
sole proprietorship, structure 5, business structure: Dear Brian: You have not provided me with sufficient information for me to provide you with any real information and it will simply take me too much time to answer all of the probable reasons which I could guess as to why you are asking your question. ...

Starting a Small Business: DBA liability, piercing the corporate veil, abc corp
piercing the corporate veil, abc corp, assets and liabilities: When you say you want to set up a DBA under my existing company , if you literally mean when you say, then all you are doing is operating your existing company under another name. Most states call this a fictitious name or assumed name and to provide...

Starting a Small Business: "DBA's", independent contractor agreements, liability protection
independent contractor agreements, liability protection, trademark registration: Your information is almost correct, as far as it goes. This has all the info. you need: http://regrec.co.la.ca.us/clerk/naming.htm You can probably navigate this yourself. If not, I can assist, but my hourly rate is $195. Also, please keep...

Starting a Small Business: DBA, government search engine, sharperimages
government search engine, sharperimages, biz plan: will; it is both simplier and more difficult than the way you are approaching it-- a trade mark and copy right and patent is a national thing but a business license is a local thing. so, you need to decide how wide spread you want your biz to be TO begin...

Starting a Small Business: Dear ms Lando,what´s necessary..., business credit cards, business phone lines
business credit cards, business phone lines, better business bureau: what´s necessary to start in a home based Ebay oriented selling business? Steps to Start Business: 1) Choose your Business Name 2) Create Business Plan 3) Choose Business Structure. For help see: http://www.blquest.biz/serv02.htm...

Starting a Small Business: Degree best for starting own business, business management degree, minor focus
business management degree, minor focus, starting own business: Thursday, January 22, 2004 11:45 PM DST Hello, Jared: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- While experienced-based learning can be a valuable source of knowledge, it is a difficult way to build a business long-term. A degree in business...

Starting a Small Business: Delaware LLC, s corporations, forming a llc
s corporations, forming a llc, limited partnerships: Orest: My best advice would be to consult with a small business attorney in your area/state that specializes in setting up LLC s, corporations, limited partnerships, etc. He/she can best advise you as to whether to setup a Delaware LLC or an LLC in your...

Starting a Small Business: Demographics, demographic info, key words
demographic info, key words, business plan: Christopher: Organization is Me - Have me write a business plan for you. This would answer both the questions you have raised as well as many others. ZLot s of demographic info on the web - do a web search based on key words that best describe your business....

Starting a Small Business: Distributors for IT services, business startup checklist, best bet
business startup checklist, best bet, recruiting agencies: Hi Kroum, I would think your best bet is to contact recruiting agencies and employment agencies. The folks at these firms are the ones who link up the needs of companies with workers so if they can t help you, they should be able to direct you to someone...

Starting a Small Business: DOUBT, india passion, indian rupees
india passion, indian rupees, american approach: sendhil K: there are about 5,000,000 dif types of biz and depending on where in India you live, you can run 90% of them from a home... so, what do u want to do? where is your passion? this is an American approach not practiced or taught in India;...

Starting a Small Business: Dog Kennels, dog kennel, dog kennels
dog kennel, dog kennels, dogs: Ruth: I would contact the Zoning Dept. of your town or city re: area requirements. Re: permits either the Zoning Dept. or the City Clerk s office should be able to tell you what permits, if any, you would need. You might want to also see if any STATE...

Starting a Small Business: Drive In Movie Theater, drive in movie theaters, drive in movie theater
drive in movie theaters, drive in movie theater, maintanence costs: Hi Stacy, Wow, that sounds like a fun business! Though I would definitely suggest that you do a lot of research before you proceed. I m not sure where you are located, but drive-in movie theaters are practically non-existent in California now. My guess...

Starting a Small Business: Driving Senior Citizens and charging money, auto insurance company, senior citizens
auto insurance company, senior citizens, net profit: where to find out about it? easy call an auto insurance company but for now--NOT your own company. if you call your own, your rates will raise immediately or they can cancel you. will u earn from the sr citizens PART alone--a net profit of over $3,000...

Starting a Small Business: Driving school, small business administration, free booklets
small business administration, free booklets, small business development: Greg: Best advice: contact your local chapter of S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corp of Retired Executives) for free assistance; also contact U.S. Small Business Administration for free booklets and assistance. Also contact Small Business Development Center of your...

Starting a Small Business: DUNN& BRADSTREET, establishing business credit, dunn bradstreet
establishing business credit, dunn bradstreet, credit background: Cornell: First it is DUN not DUNN. For a very small business not very helpful as other same size businesses likely NOT listed. For a large business or doing business with a large business it can be very helpful to know both credit background and score...

Starting a Small Business: How do I deal with putting a people together, startup company, compensation and benefits
startup company, compensation and benefits, great source: Mr. Arbor, You have definitely hit an area of extreme complication. Life and growing a company would be easy if we didn’t have to deal with employees! People are your greatest asset and also they are your greatest liability and source of problem so; be...

Starting a Small Business: debt collectors, debt collector, debt collectors
debt collector, debt collectors: Go to work for a collection agency. Let them teach you the business while they pay you to work for them. This is a growing field with a HUGE potential for profit. It sounds to me like you have a talent for business based on this one simple question. Go...

Starting a Small Business: how to make a decision?, leasure, questioner
leasure, questioner, independent business: Hello Ryan. I hope that this finds you well. I have only done this one time before and that was with a private message to the questioner about something personal. I can not answer your question at this time. I need more information about you and...

Starting a Small Business: How to deploy the business..., sole proprietorships, sole proprietorship
sole proprietorships, sole proprietorship, shoeless joes: Christina: If you intend to start a restaurant business there is a great deal to worry about and you should not be purchasing or starting up a restaurant business without some really good legal and accounting advice. I will try to answer your questions...

Starting a Small Business: diagnostic center, business startup checklist, word combinations
business startup checklist, word combinations, mri facility: Hi Colleen, Well it sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you! You could start by using a business startup checklist. I have a thorough one available for free on my website: http://businessinfoguide.com/startupchecklist.htm It sounds like you...

Starting a Small Business: Which direction to go!, sole proprietor, great relationship
sole proprietor, great relationship, hvac business: Hi Steve, I m glad to hear you have a good relationship with your father- that will help a lot! I m not clear on exactly what needs to be cleaned up , however if it s the bookkeeping, then don t hesitate to get an accountant or top-notch bookkeeper in...

Starting a Small Business: Eager to start a business, killer ideas, speaker building
killer ideas, speaker building, executive life: Because you are marketing a food product, there are many steps you will need to take in order to get your product to market. I suggest that you start at the Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov). Your local chapter will have information regarding licensing,...

Starting a Small Business: Effective advertising for a house cleaning business, e mail adress, mail piece
e mail adress, mail piece, direct mail: Victor, Marketing experts and mailing companies will tell you that an effective direct mail piece should provide up to a 10% response. Therefore, providing your marketing piece met all standards for effectiveness, you should receive approximately 250...

Starting a Small Business: Enterpreneur vs Developer, salary limit, endless challenge
salary limit, endless challenge, programming environments: There is a huge difference between the skills it takes to write software and the sills it takes to run a successful business. If I were you I would develop the software and the business plan in your spare time while retaining your job. Debug the software,...

Starting a Small Business: Establishing Business Lines of Credit, small business loans, wholesale brokerage
small business loans, wholesale brokerage, tom kish: It is difficult to give advice about which structure to choose without knowing all the details. You must take into the consideration: taxes, cost of running business structure, and liabilities. Talk to your lawyer and accountant and make informed decision....

Starting a Small Business: Establishing a Line of Credit, church materials, credit purchases
church materials, credit purchases, minimal fee: Hello Natasha; I am very interested in your project. I am a minister myself, although I do not have my own physical congregation. I assume that the church has a bank account in its name. That is the first step. Many times, such organizations will...

Starting a Small Business: Event Planner, business startup checklist, home business magazine
business startup checklist, home business magazine, small business administration: Hi Michelle, I set out to be an English teacher too and took a u-turn, so I can relate to your predicament! Event planning is a popular service that you can even start from home. My first suggestion is to read some books on the subject. I just ran a search...

Starting a Small Business: e-commerce liability insurance, professional business plan, ebay trading assistants
professional business plan, ebay trading assistants, business support services: Hi David, Liability insurance isn t very easy to get these days due to all the business fraud out there. Do you have a business plan? I would suggest putting together a professional business plan to help build your case and show the insurer that you are...

Starting a Small Business: earn a little doe from home..., virtual assistant business, little doe
virtual assistant business, little doe, target market: Hi Stephanie, There is a new industry term for what you want to do- it s called a Virtual Assistant. You can offer all kinds of services from typing letters and resumes, to designing brochures, newsletters and mailers. As for advertising- I would suggest...

Starting a Small Business: educational services, sylvan learning center, industry trade associations
sylvan learning center, industry trade associations, bookstore owners: Hi Mike, This is a rather broad question so I ll do my best to get you started. You asked: How should i go about starting this business and how can i grow it to a substantial size? The first thing you need to do is develop a business plan. This is...

Starting a Small Business: how to establish a fair price, insurance salaries, speedy reply
insurance salaries, speedy reply, hebditch: i did not volunteer what made/makes your home biz stressful. one way to determine a biz s price is equal to its annual net--with the proper expenses included; insurance, salaries, electricity, etc. I have not been asked in 36 yrs to determine the value...

Starting a Small Business: How to estimate fees to charge for cleaning services, customer preference, fee estimate
customer preference, fee estimate, working mom: You should charge for cleaning services by the hour. The formula to estimate how many hours are needed to clean a home includes the square footage, number of occupants, pets, current condition, and the service requested (basic cleaning, deep cleaning or customer...

Starting a Small Business: How do I evaluate a business, retail gift shop, business plan writer
retail gift shop, business plan writer, professional business plan: Choni: Given my 39 years as an accountant, small business advisor and professional business plan writer my advice would be to either get a paying job or start your own business. A combination of the store not being in a good location AND ESPECIALLY you say...

Starting a Small Business: expanding my business, business plan summary, angel investor
business plan summary, angel investor, google: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:48 PM CDT Hello, Gary: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- I recommend looking for potential tech-sector investors by searching Google (http://www.google.com), and sending your executive summary to venture...

Starting a Small Business: Family Business Transfer, tax consequences, s corporation
tax consequences, s corporation, tax questions: Nathan: I could give you some GENERAL info. However my best advice would be to obtain the services of a C.P.A. (Does your father s business have one?) who can work with you directly to answer these very important tax questions. Believe me it will be money...

Starting a Small Business: Feasibility, business idea, own business
business idea, own business, feasibility: Hi There, Can you provide some additional information? What kind of business is it? Are you considering buying into an established business or launching your own business? It is difficult to give you advice without more information. Thank you, Stephani...

Starting a Small Business: Fictitious Name Certificate, business checking account, fictitious names
business checking account, fictitious names, john doe: What country are you in? In the U.S.A. the problem of reporting a fictitious name is handled by publishing the name in a legal newspaper that just publishes fictitious names. A fictitious name is your business name. The ad would say John Doe of 123...

Starting a Small Business: Finance Business, loan brokerage, brokerage company
loan brokerage, brokerage company, broker loans: Mary; brokering or selling money is a regulated business. I am sorry you have been misled in any area that you have been. and hope that you get back any monies you put out. DO NOT put out any fees to anyone but government agencies. [and then, only...

Starting a Small Business: Finance, time brian, day job
time brian, day job, living expenses: Saturdany, January 29, 2005 2:12 PM CDT Hello, Brian: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- It is doubtful you will find someone to provide funds for living expenses as you build your business, Brian, even if you are able to borrow from...

Starting a Small Business: Financing, writing business plans, intangible assets
writing business plans, intangible assets, net assets: Brian: SBA will require collateral/hard assets like real estate. Goodwill will NOT work. If you approach SBA re: financing you will need a business plan. I have been writing business plans for 38 1/2 years -might I do the same for you? My direct e-mail...

Starting a Small Business: Financing a new business, score chapter, starting a new business
score chapter, starting a new business, business grants: Dear Marty: I don t think there are any grants for your business type unless you are in rural area. Check with government sources at: http://www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html For mentoring service call your local SCORE chapter: http://www.score.org/...

Starting a Small Business: Financing a new company, small business start up loan, worthless stock
small business start up loan, worthless stock, liquid assets: Saturday, March 06, 2004 12:31 AM DST Hello, Jacqui: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- When borrowing from a traditional lending institution (bank), a cash reserve is certainly the preferred form of collateral. An existing business...

Starting a Small Business: Financing a purchase of a business, loan interest rate, business price
loan interest rate, business price, business risk: Dear Amber: Without established credit history it will be hard to find a loan. The ideal way for you to finance the purchase is to ask your friend (seller) for a loan. It called seller s financing. The interest rate is negotiable between you and the...

Starting a Small Business: Financing, business plan writer, professional business plan
business plan writer, professional business plan, parttime job: Brenda: As much as I would like to bring my 39 years of experience as an accountant, tax consultant, small business advisor and professional business plan writer to the table for you I would STRONGLY advise you, based on the info you have given me, to NOT...

Starting a Small Business: Finding a space., business startup checklist, leasing agent
business startup checklist, leasing agent, store space: Hi Alejandro, Though most commercial spaces advertise phone numbers so you can call the leasing agent directly, I strongly suggest that you contact a Realtor who specializes in commercial reas estate. There shouldn t be any out of pocket cost to you since...

Starting a Small Business: First ever hire for my small business, critical bill, interview stage
critical bill, interview stage, prospective employees: Bill, I am sure that it is too late to answer this question and help you. But I thought that I would answer it to help others in your position. You have listed most of the necessary items that you will need in hiring an employee. Add to that list, a set...

Starting a Small Business: First-ever hire for my small business, google search, critical bill
google search, critical bill, google: Bill: My best advice would be to do 2 things: Go to your local bookstore and/or to Amazon.com and find a good book to purchase on the subject of hiring employees. Also I would do a Google search for both books and info on same. I am sure you will get...

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps, independent construction company, full time job
independent construction company, full time job, opening my own business: Hi Justin, As a bookstore owner, I have several suggestions for you! The bookstore business has become quite challenging due to several factors: the big guys (Borders, B&N) and internet sales. Internet sales are leading the way in the book industry and...

Starting a Small Business: Follow up on last week question, wholesale price structure, sports recovery
wholesale price structure, sports recovery, accelerade: First, you need to look into rather running this business while working is acceptable to the employer. They might fire you over it, and there could be ethics issues. Assuming that you overcome those issues I see no reason that your business model should...

Starting a Small Business: Foming a computer firm, industry specific software, coffee roasters
industry specific software, coffee roasters, steel tycoon: American steel tycoon Henry Kaiser said that if you want to make money, find a need and fill it. I don t know exactly what type of company you want to have, but if you want to get into the software business, I ll tell you about a need that is out there...

Starting a Small Business: Franchise or New, business administration website, sba loans
business administration website, sba loans, small business administration: If you intend to learn the financial end of the running a small business, then you are facing a considerable challenge. Prepare for a long learning curve and a certain amount of frustration--but in the end you will be far ahead, in every respect, if you really...

Starting a Small Business: Freelance CAD work from home, reminder letter, cad tech
reminder letter, cad tech, environmental firm: Hello Brenda; First let me apologize for taking so long to answer you. I was involved in a hunting accident and have been in hospital. Please forgive me. Well, it seems to me that you may already have a clientèle base. It depends largely on whether...

Starting a Small Business: Freelance Start Up, fictitious business name, fictitious business name statement
fictitious business name, fictitious business name statement, business question: Yes, a freelancer is a small business. If you wish to do business under a name other than your own, or your name plus what you do (ie, Mr. Smith s Plumbing), you ll need to file a Fictitious Business Name statement in your county. Regardless, you ll need...

Starting a Small Business: Functional Areas, functional areas, key role
functional areas, key role, dst: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 9:53 PM DST Hello, Alomgir: Excellent question! Let s get right to it -- Here are a few links that should provide you the information you require: http://www.coursework.info/i/31560.html http://www.bized.ac.uk/educators/16-19/presentations/business/2003_4/131003_mapa.htm...

Starting a Small Business: Funding my Business, web design animation, high times magazine
web design animation, high times magazine, referral fees: Dear Gino: You do not have to have a lot of money or creditworthy partner to start marketing. The internet based business can be promoted by affiliates that will be paid referral fees after you they generated sale, and for free by link exchange and...

Starting a Small Business: Funding, business dreams, baseball cards
business dreams, baseball cards, socio economic environment: Dimitris, You will have to come up with some of your own money if you want to start a business. There are loans and grants available, but the banks will expect you to contribute at least 1/3 of the funds. Grants are usually for a very small fraction of a...

Starting a Small Business: Future Cola, business counselors, herbs and spices
business counselors, herbs and spices, small business administration: Sunday, February 29, 2004 11:17 PM DST Hello, Mike: Excellent questions! Let s get right to them -- I recommend contacting your local branch of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and asking one of their small business counselors for guidance...

Starting a Small Business: 401k money for business purchase, c corp, benefit plan
Starting a Small Business: 401k money for business purchase, c corp, benefit plan, guidant

Starting a Small Business: Business idea, small business development, business development center
Starting a Small Business: Business idea, small business development, business development center, corporate equivalent

Starting a Small Business: Business License, Taxes etc, business licenses, sba
Starting a Small Business: Business License, Taxes etc, business licenses, sba

Starting a Small Business: Buying a horse business, sympatico ca, horse farm
Starting a Small Business: Buying a horse business, sympatico ca, horse farm, business for sale

Starting a Small Business: bakery business, quality pastry, pastry chef
Starting a Small Business: bakery business, quality pastry, pastry chef, bakery business

Starting a Small Business: bar code, barcode printer, cheers
Starting a Small Business: bar code, barcode printer, cheers

Starting a Small Business: battered womens shelter, matter of fact
Starting a Small Business: battered womens shelter, matter of fact

Starting a Small Business: bouncy castle business, public liability insurance, southend on sea essex
Starting a Small Business: bouncy castle business, public liability insurance, southend on sea essex, british inflatable hirers association

Starting a Small Business: bulk ipods, ipods, apple
Starting a Small Business: bulk ipods, ipods, apple

Starting a Small Business: business grants, cash advances, interest rates
Starting a Small Business: business grants, cash advances, interest rates, credit card company

Starting a Small Business: buying a bar or tavern, analytic tools, economic engine
Starting a Small Business: buying a bar or tavern, analytic tools, economic engine, buying a business

Starting a Small Business: Choosing the Right Merchant Account, merchant service provider
Starting a Small Business: Choosing the Right Merchant Account, merchant service provider

Starting a Small Business: Copyright Laws, entire department, leg work
Starting a Small Business: Copyright Laws, entire department, leg work, hurley

Starting a Small Business: cna school, illinois department of health, cna program
Starting a Small Business: cna school, illinois department of health, cna program, domestic violence

Starting a Small Business: Degree best for starting own business, ashford university, drexel university
Starting a Small Business: Degree best for starting own business, ashford university, drexel university, university of phoenix

Starting a Small Business: Drive In Movie Theater, projection equipment, stacy
Starting a Small Business: Drive In Movie Theater, projection equipment, stacy, drive ins

Starting a Small Business: Driving Senior Citizens and charging money, bump in the road, mini bus
Starting a Small Business: Driving Senior Citizens and charging money, bump in the road, mini bus, freind

Starting a Small Business: Which direction to go!, software management tools, sky rocket
Starting a Small Business: Which direction to go!, software management tools, sky rocket, hvac company

Starting a Small Business: Freelance CAD work from home, hunting, experiences
Starting a Small Business: Freelance CAD work from home, hunting, experiences

Starting a Small Business: Funding my Business, target business, business knowledge
Starting a Small Business: Funding my Business, target business, business knowledge, business check

Starting a Small Business: Should I form an LLC or S corp, outrageous fees, customer service
Starting a Small Business: Should I form an LLC or S corp, outrageous fees, customer service, company corporation

Starting a Small Business: Grants for women entrepreneurs, small businesses, website www
Starting a Small Business: Grants for women entrepreneurs, small businesses, website www, christina

Starting a Small Business: grants
Starting a Small Business: grants

Starting a Small Business: Insurance for house cleaning, grand parents, look in the mirror
Starting a Small Business: Insurance for house cleaning, grand parents, look in the mirror, kindof

Starting a Small Business: internet buisness, mp4 players, wholesale price
Starting a Small Business: internet buisness, mp4 players, wholesale price, ticketing system

Starting a Small Business: LLC investor question, web sounds, partner business
Starting a Small Business: LLC investor question, web sounds, partner business, limited partnership

Starting a Small Business: Low Budget Business, overnight prints, ebay
Starting a Small Business: Low Budget Business, overnight prints, ebay, free classified ad

Starting a Small Business: MOBILE FOOD VENDOR, mobile food vendors, first national insurance
Starting a Small Business: MOBILE FOOD VENDOR, mobile food vendors, first national insurance, insurance agency

Starting a Small Business: How to market my business, flyers, neighbors
Starting a Small Business: How to market my business, flyers, neighbors, many things

Starting a Small Business: mobile coffee shop, convenience
Starting a Small Business: mobile coffee shop, convenience

Starting a Small Business: need a suitable kitchen for business, good business, business partner
Starting a Small Business: need a suitable kitchen for business, good business, business partner, bakery

Starting a Small Business: Online Business, shahid, receivers
Starting a Small Business: Online Business, shahid, receivers, heart

Starting a Small Business: How to open a school to train nursing assistants, state board of nursing, board of nursing
Starting a Small Business: How to open a school to train nursing assistants, state board of nursing, board of nursing, nurses

Starting a Small Business: how to open a truck driving school, truck driving school
Starting a Small Business: how to open a truck driving school, truck driving school

Starting a Small Business: opening a dollar store, fanny pack, smooth sailing
Starting a Small Business: opening a dollar store, fanny pack, smooth sailing, dollar store

Starting a Small Business: opening a taco stand, nixtamal, sonora state
Starting a Small Business: opening a taco stand, nixtamal, sonora state, mexican flavor

Starting a Small Business: private vs. charitable non-profit, private charitable organization, exempt purposes
Starting a Small Business: private vs. charitable non-profit, private charitable organization, exempt purposes, political candidates

Starting a Small Business: property management business, international brokerage, property acquisitions
Starting a Small Business: property management business, international brokerage, property acquisitions, local brokers

Starting a Small Business: Retail space, lighting maintenance, s real estate
Starting a Small Business: Retail space, lighting maintenance, s real estate, building insurance

Starting a Small Business: Sole prop. vs. Employee- Advantages?, source revenue, reverse situation
Starting a Small Business: Sole prop. vs. Employee- Advantages?, source revenue, reverse situation, revenue canada

Starting a Small Business: Start up costs for a resale boutique, time time, sales marketing
Starting a Small Business: Start up costs for a resale boutique, time time, sales marketing, customer service

Starting a Small Business: Start up Retail Business, waste money, profit business
Starting a Small Business: Start up Retail Business, waste money, profit business, established companies

Starting a Small Business: Starting a distribution company, distribution company, karim
Starting a Small Business: Starting a distribution company, distribution company, karim, canada

Starting a Small Business: Starting a House Cleaning Business - How to Find Customers, cleaning services, online resources
Starting a Small Business: Starting a House Cleaning Business - How to Find Customers, cleaning services, online resources

Starting a Small Business: Starting a Retail Baby Specialty Store, target market, start up business
Starting a Small Business: Starting a Retail Baby Specialty Store, target market, start up business, business library

Starting a Small Business: Starting a small business for bottled water, business plan
Starting a Small Business: Starting a small business for bottled water, business plan

Starting a Small Business: Study Abroad Company, thailand
Starting a Small Business: Study Abroad Company, thailand

Starting a Small Business: Suggestions on Writing a Business Plan, chuck e cheese, indoor playground
Starting a Small Business: Suggestions on Writing a Business Plan, chuck e cheese, indoor playground, restaurant franchise

Starting a Small Business: starting up an LLC as a non-resident in US, real estate
Starting a Small Business: starting up an LLC as a non-resident in US, real estate

Starting a Small Business: starting a motel business, motels, marketing
Starting a Small Business: starting a motel business, motels, marketing, money