Ask Entrepreneur

Most Recent Questions

How do I know when my business is financially ready for a second location?

If the first and only location isn't doing well or needs fixing, then don't get into a second location. If your first location is doing well, then that's something that comes from business... (more)

Is it possible to find out the annual revenue of my competitors?

The short answer is no, not easily. In most cases you settle for reasonable estimates. Publicly traded companies (meaning that their stock is traded on a stock exchange) are required by... (more)

Is it possible to find out the annual revenue of my competitors?

The short answer is no, not easily. In most cases you settle for reasonable estimates. Publicly traded companies (meaning that their stock is traded on a stock exchange) are required by... (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)

What do you think of obtaining a credit card receivables loan in order to supplement cash flow when the business currently cannot work through a more traditional borrower?

The answer is hidden in your question. Additional debt is never good or bad in a vacuum; it depends on what got you into the need for that extreme debt, and how realistic your prospects of getting... (more)

What do you think of obtaining a credit card receivables loan in order to supplement cash flow when the business currently cannot work through a more traditional borrower?

The answer is hidden in your question. Additional debt is never good or bad in a vacuum; it depends on what got you into the need for that extreme debt, and how realistic your prospects of getting... (more)

Is there a standard layout for contracts when buying out other businesses?

There are certainly forms available from a number of different sources; however, there really isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” form, since pretty much every transaction has unique issues. Even if the... (more)

Can you get benefits for maternity leave even if you are part-time?

A major company would certainly have an employee policy manual that explains eligibility for medical benefits. Most companies have specific rules about employees having to work over 25 hours per... (more)

Can you get benefits for maternity leave even if you are part-time?

A major company would certainly have an employee policy manual that explains eligibility for medical benefits. Most companies have specific rules about employees having to work over 25 hours per... (more)

Should I still pay an employee for holidays after he's used all his paid time off?

The vast majority of companies have a policy for paid time off that is for vacation, sick, and/ or personal use plus a policy regarding pay for declared "company holidays"---ranging from 6 to 9 or... (more)

If I hire people that aren't U.S. citizens, can they get a green card if they pay their taxes?

There is a great deal more involved in getting a “green card” than paying taxes! If hiring immigrants makes the best sense for your business, follow some good advice from SCORE: --Understand... (more)

Is an exclusivity agreement enforceable by law?

While there are a number of different types of “exclusivity” agreements, I assume that you are referring to an agreement under which your client would agree to work exclusively with you or obtain... (more)

Do commissions from a sale get included in payroll taxes?

Yes -- if it is for an employee, then taxes need to be withheld on ANY compensation. (more)

How do I figure projections for a start up business?

You need to visit with your local small business development center to discuss the creation of a business plan. You also need to research your industry to help with information necessary for... (more)

What is the best refund policy for a small business that hosts events?

When I host events, I have a no refund policy as well. If you have to make the go/no go decision, then that should be implemented for your clients as well. There will always be reasons someone will... (more)

What is the best refund policy for a small business that hosts events?

When I host events, I have a no refund policy as well. If you have to make the go/no go decision, then that should be implemented for your clients as well. There will always be reasons someone will... (more)

What is the best refund policy for a small business that hosts events?

When I host events, I have a no refund policy as well. If you have to make the go/no go decision, then that should be implemented for your clients as well. There will always be reasons someone will... (more)

What do I do when I have a possible business partner that does not have the skills and knowledge, but has the desire to learn?

Choosing a partner is one of the most important startup decisions you’ll ever make. There is no reason to have a partner unless he or she brings something to the table that you don’t – whether... (more)
1 ... 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 ... 85

About ASK ENTREPRENEUR

Ask Entrepreneur is a question-and-answer forum for and by the Entrepreneur.com community. Send in your burning business question, or comment on someone else's now. Have a Question? Ask Now

Topics (over 1000+ answers)

Ask Entrepreneur Q&A Hangouts

Google + Hangout With Shark Tank
Google + Hangout With Jason Falls
Google + Hangout With Angela Jia Kim
Google + Hangout With Grant Cardone

ASK Quick Tips