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How can I create an inventory tracking system without computers?

I would ask why you would want to do anything without computers. The cost of the time it takes to track inventory manually is going to far outweigh having it automated. Utilizing a point of sale... (more)

What is the best way to approach people about a potential partnership?

Sorry, I'd like to make it simpler, but there isn't a best way to approach partners. It's like asking the best way to approach a person you don't know, it all depends on the specifics. Factors like... (more)

How do I reconnect with my existing customer base?

The best way to communicate with an existing customer base is through a combination of e-mail, direct mail, and one-to-one phone or in person contact. This is superior to relying on a single form... (more)

What should we consider before making someone a partner?

Hi, Great question and my answer is a simple one: You already have a partner, your husband. Business partnerships more often than not end up in a disagreement and almost always mean one... (more)

Is there a website that lists money-making scams?

Cheryle, Every state has business opportunity laws that require certain disclosures for you when you buy into an opportunity. Most states also have franchise laws that make even more disclosure... (more)

Is there a website that lists money-making scams?

Cheryle, Every state has business opportunity laws that require certain disclosures for you when you buy into an opportunity. Most states also have franchise laws that make even more disclosure... (more)

How do you change the name of a corporation?

Do you really want to change the name of the corporation, or just change the name that people know you by? You don't have to change the name of the corporation to change your marketing name and the... (more)

How do you change the name of a corporation?

Do you really want to change the name of the corporation, or just change the name that people know you by? You don't have to change the name of the corporation to change your marketing name and the... (more)

How do you change the name of a corporation?

Do you really want to change the name of the corporation, or just change the name that people know you by? You don't have to change the name of the corporation to change your marketing name and the... (more)

How do you change the name of a corporation?

Do you really want to change the name of the corporation, or just change the name that people know you by? You don't have to change the name of the corporation to change your marketing name and the... (more)

How do you change the name of a corporation?

Do you really want to change the name of the corporation, or just change the name that people know you by? You don't have to change the name of the corporation to change your marketing name and the... (more)

I've got the George Baily complex--should I run my father's long-running business even though I don't want to?

Tony, Wow . . . a lot of emotional decisions to make, on which I am no expert.  On the business side though, my suggestion is to run the existing company, turn it into something great and... (more)

I've got the George Baily complex--should I run my father's long-running business even though I don't want to?

Tony, Wow . . . a lot of emotional decisions to make, on which I am no expert.  On the business side though, my suggestion is to run the existing company, turn it into something great and... (more)

I've got the George Baily complex--should I run my father's long-running business even though I don't want to?

Tony, Wow . . . a lot of emotional decisions to make, on which I am no expert.  On the business side though, my suggestion is to run the existing company, turn it into something great and... (more)

Is it good to talk to your employees directly concerning honesty/integrity/stealing? How?

It's good to talk to your employees about almost anything and everything. As the leader, you set the stage and control the climate of the organization.  If you avoid having uncomfortable or... (more)

How do you deal with buisness partners who have a different vision for the future of your business?

A shared vision is a critical component of a successful partnership.  Vision is what guides where a business is going and how it will get there; it is the plan and the path for the future.  A... (more)

How do you deal with buisness partners who have a different vision for the future of your business?

A shared vision is a critical component of a successful partnership.  Vision is what guides where a business is going and how it will get there; it is the plan and the path for the future.  A... (more)

Is it wise to have two in-home businesses be subsidiaries of an LLC?

<P>Lisa</P> <P>Simply put, yes you can easily use one LLC to run the two different profit centers.  If you open a second LLC you are up for another set of fees and tax returns... (more)

Is it wise to have two in-home businesses be subsidiaries of an LLC?

<P>Lisa</P> <P>Simply put, yes you can easily use one LLC to run the two different profit centers.  If you open a second LLC you are up for another set of fees and tax returns... (more)
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