Ask Entrepreneur - Business Management

Looking to Hire a Manager? Read These 4 Tips First.

Hiring a manager is about finding someone who can lead and set the tone for your employees. These tips can help your search.
Ryan Himmel

Understand This Before Joining the Family Business

Our expert suggests getting a formal operating agreement hammered out before investing time or money in the venture.
David Koji

At what point do I buy inventory for an online business?

I am in the process of trying to get an online business going. When do I buy inventory (I intend to buy from wholesalers to sell online)? Do I order products and then get them on the site, or should I get the site up using manufacturers' photography? I have considering dropshipping, but I don't think the vendors will be particularly amenable out of the gate.
Brad Sugars

How do we find the right person to manage the content, design and feel of our startup website?

I have the business and financial aspects covered but I really need to find a person with the creative spark to develop and maintain the content on the site. I've tried networking and job sites, but it is such a shot in the dark!
Lena West

How do I get my programmers in India to finish my project?

My website was supposed to be completed by the end of December and it still isn't complete to launch. I talk with them on a daily basis and it seems they're always having resource problems. I have secured the investment to pay for the website; I am just waiting for them to complete the project then I will pay the remaining balance. This is an awesome project too! What do I do?
Lena West

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