A while back I launched a burger stall. I now have two stalls in separate locations, and both are doing very well. I want to take my business to the next level, and I think the best way is to franchise it. How can I do this?
I am an international student currently earning a master's degree in the United States. A friend and I want to start a web company. We each hold an F-1 visa. I already have a Social Security number but no green card. Are there any legal obstacles that might block our plans?
My wife and I own a consultancy which is registered as an LLP. We have been operating it out of our home for the past year, but we're starting to feel hampered by the lack of real office space. When is the right time to set up a dedicated office, and what are the steps that we should take toward this goal?
My wife and my sister-in-law launched an online women's clothing boutique this year. Now my sister-in-law wants to change the logo and go back and forth between using the old logo and the new one. I am not a marketing person, but this does not make sense to me. What do you think?
I am working with five groups of 12th-grade students at local high schools to implement one or more entrepreneurial projects to expose the students to the traits of successful entrepreneurs, including but not limited to: planning, money management, marketing vs. sales, wearing multiple hats, building a team, customer management and organization. The program will run for 60-120 days. What sorts of projects should I do with them?
For young people like myself with an entrepreneurial bent who are about to enter college, currently enrolled or considering to which schools to submit applications, what is the best degree to prepare to be a founder? Some schools allow you to major in Entrepreneurship, but I'm not sure this is the best path to take.
I am 17 years old and I'm hoping to be an entrepreneur some day. I have a few business ideas, but nothing solid yet, and I haven't yet started college. What steps can I take now to prepare myself to be a successful founder when I'm a little older?
I am the marketing manager of a company providing mobile and web application services. We wish to target startups and other companies that want to make an app for their business. We are looking for databases, PPC campaigns and similar ideas. But with a limited budget, which is the best place to start?
I recently had a number of setbacks early in the year which slowed things down dramatically. Now that things are getting back on track again, I need to figure out how to get back into the race. Any general suggestions on marketing, gaining new customers and so on?
My father owns a small retail hardware store, but there is no electronic system to keep track of the inventory. He and his employees do a physical count or guesstimate to see what items need to be ordered. The employees are not very computer-savvy. How can he implement an inventory tracking system that will be as easy as possible to put in place and learn to use?
I'm trying to sort out my options for incorporation, and I'm a bit lost. I'm interested to know the differences between an LLC and a Partnership. And if I register my business as an LLC, can I later change to a partnership?