I recently started a limited liability company (LLC) but have not purchased a company with it yet. I also haven't set up any credit accounts or bank account for it. My goal is to establish good business credit, which may in part assist me in purchasing a business. Would changing the name of the LLC affect any potential business credit? If so, should I just start a new LLC? What are the positives and negatives?
I've been researching franchises and have finally settled on one that seems to be a good match. I'm about to head to its franchise discovery day. What can I expect? How should I prepare? What should I be looking for?
I am attempting to start a nonprofit organization that gives boxes of supplies to people in need -- locally and internationally. My first project will be to send a few hundred of these boxes to people in Haiti. But I've been funding this through individual donations and, so far, finding money to pay for bulk shipping has become a problem. How can I either get a grant or maybe contact an international delivery company for sponsorship? Do you have any ideas about where to go or ask for assistance?
I am writing a business plan on a new business in my market that will offer two distinct services not yet offered here. There are two companies offering these services successfully on another continent (therefore not in competition). If I want to help convince potential investors that this idea is viable, to what extent and how should I use a benchmarking comparison of these successfull companies and consequently shape my plan?
I am currently investigating a franchise that only has one franchised unit open. What special considerations should I take when researching it? I want to make sure the franchise is going to be just as successful as any other with hundreds of units.
I am launching a small business in my town and it is only going to take $1,000 to get started. A friend wants to invest the $1,000 in the business but says he wants a 55 percent ownership stake of the company. Is that fair? What are the pros and cons?
I am living in Mumbai and I am interested in starting my own business. I have not seen U.S.-based pizza businesses anywhere in Mumbai. Is it worth looking into buying a U.S. pizza franchise and opening it here? Can it be profitable?
My partner and I are in the process of forming an LLC. However, we are torn over how to create appropriate titles for each other. One of us is focused on the technology side and the other on the business side (including sales and marketing). Any suggestions?
I'm in the process of developing a business plan for a cheerleading gym and am looking for a resource that will share pay information for other gym owners like me, as well as pay scale information for future staff. Any suggestions?
I've been out of work for almost two years and have been looking at franchise business ownership. There are so many franchises to choose from and although I feel like I could be successful, I'm not completely sure. Is there a way to accurately weigh my odds?