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How Do I Partner with Another Startup Company?

You can associate or create a joint venture, where you retain control of your own part of the business. Discuss with an advisor or tax attorney the best fits for what you are doing and the... (more)

How Can I Attract More Customers to My Website?

You might need to clarify what you're offering on your website at present. It appears that you're offering business-to-consumer services as an affiliate marketer, and (more)

How Do I Start a Hotel Business?

First, you'll want to get an idea of the market, its needs and the type of capital needed to launch this idea of yours. To do that, start by talking with people in the industry. You'd... (more)

What Type of Holding Company Should I Create?

In creating any business for any purpose, you have both tax as well as legal factors. Deciding on the form of entity for your holding company depends on a number of issues. For example, what's... (more)

Are There Mentorship Programs for Product Developers?

There are many resources in the marketplace to help entrepreneurs develop a physical product. Before I go through some of them, it's important to emphasize a key element in developing a product... (more)

How Do I Sell My Homemade BBQ Sauce?

I suggest you begin quickly by getting some real person-to-person help locally. Depending on where you are, find the nearest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or (more)

How Can I Get Businesses to Advertise on My Website?

Monetizing your website with ads is a challenging business model. As you've pointed out, the best way to be attractive to an advertiser is to make sure your website generates more qualified... (more)

What Can I Do When a Customer Relationship Gets Shaky?

Having a conversation with your customer would most likely be your first move. Sometimes nuance and certain hints in conversations can be missed. If the person has someone else to answer to, and... (more)

What is a Business Owner's Relationship with Freelancers?

Normally, a freelancer is brought on board as a contractor under a professional services agreement. Essentially, you will be paying this individual to do specific work at a set rate per hour or per... (more)

How Can I Break into a Competitive Industry?

Coming up with new products might not be necessary. Instead, figure out what you unique selling proposition is. That can show customers why your products are better than the competition's.... (more)

Can One Failed Business Affect My Future?

As an independent contractor, you are a business owner. And as an owner, it is up to you to create your own image – based on the experience others have of you and your work. If you are... (more)

Should I Learn Web Development?

Starting from scratch and learning how to code a website probably isn't the best way to get started if you're serious about building a profitable business at a scale large enough to be... (more)

Can I Buy Wholesale Merchandise Before Starting Up?

You should be able to buy a few items but you may not be able to buy in bulk, depending on the local “re-selling” rules in your area. In general, it’s easier than ever to get... (more)

How Can I Streamline My E-Commerce Operation?

One-click transactions may seem simple to provide, but the process of the one-click purchase is actually protected by a software patent owned by none other than Still, there are a few... (more)

How Do Master Franchise Owners Get Paid?

A master franchisee is typically someone who enters into a contract with the franchise company to help them sell and service individual franchisees in a large and well-defined area. This is usually... (more)

Which Franchise Markets Are Most Profitable?

The most profitable markets or industries in franchising are the ones least affected by the lousy economy that has marked the past few years. In terms of industries, you want to steer toward... (more)

What's the Best Way to Acquire New Sales Leads?

There are a number of ways that businesses can get new sales leads. Some do it through advertising, some through internet marketing, some by getting data from information aggregators such as... (more)

How Can I Market My Online Business?

Building "likes" on a fan page takes a bit of strategy with targeted advertising through Facebook pay-per-click. The nice thing about Facebook's advertising platform is that you can get... (more)

How Do I Find Someone to Run My Business?

One way to do this would be to hire two "managers" to help you run the company, and see who is better able to lead your operation over a six- to 12-month period. The key to making sure... (more)

How Can I Land My First Client?

Getting your first client can be daunting. Here are a few ideas that can help get you some results:     Make sure your flyer looks professional, and that it lists your phone number,... (more)
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