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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)

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)

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)

What basic forecast software would you recommend for my company?

There are many options available to you and it really depends on your specific needs and budget. Basic accounting software such as Quickbooks, Peachtree and Microsoft accounting have basic sales... (more)

Do you know of a web host that has a reseller program that supplies everything from a website to tech support to my end customer?

I know that Hypermart.com has a reseller program and does offer support. I use their services. Verio is also a very good web hosting company with a full suite of support options. I would be very... (more)

Do you know of a web host that has a reseller program that supplies everything from a website to tech support to my end customer?

I know that Hypermart.com has a reseller program and does offer support. I use their services. Verio is also a very good web hosting company with a full suite of support options. I would be very... (more)

How can I be sure the asking price for a business is worth it?

You can never really be sure, but you certainly need to make sure you work with the right professionals including a small business attorney and business broker and possibly CPA, and you also need... (more)

How do I get permission to use a product another company produces?

Simple question. In this instance you are the customer, so contact the sales department of the company and organize ordering their products (with or without your logo).  Most of us in... (more)

How do I get permission to use a product another company produces?

Simple question. In this instance you are the customer, so contact the sales department of the company and organize ordering their products (with or without your logo).  Most of us in... (more)

How does one determine shareholding in a new business?

Here is a previously published answer to a very similar question:http://www.bplans.com/qa/article.cfm/381Tim (more)

How does one determine shareholding in a new business?

Here is a previously published answer to a very similar question:http://www.bplans.com/qa/article.cfm/381Tim (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)

What should I do when my investors only finance one third of the agreed upon cash and say they are out of funds even though we have a signed agreement?

Talk to an attorney about this. This is serious, and requires legal advice from a professional. Expect to pay for a few hours of counsel. They'll have to look at the documentation and know a lot... (more)

What should I do when my investors only finance one third of the agreed upon cash and say they are out of funds even though we have a signed agreement?

Talk to an attorney about this. This is serious, and requires legal advice from a professional. Expect to pay for a few hours of counsel. They'll have to look at the documentation and know a lot... (more)

How do I decide whether I should license my product to someone else or manufacture it myself?

<P>Lucy</P> <P>Great question, it's almost like asking how long a piece of string is.  Running a complete business on a single product line is always very difficult to get to a... (more)

How do I find a mentor in a small town?

<P>Ronnie</P> <P>Score.org is great for retired execs who want to give back.</P> <P>www.actioncoach.com and they have a bunch of business coaches in the Ch (more)

How do I find a mentor in a small town?

<P>Ronnie</P> <P>Score.org is great for retired execs who want to give back.</P> <P>www.actioncoach.com and they have a bunch of business coaches in the Ch (more)

How do I find a mentor in a small town?

<P>Ronnie</P> <P>Score.org is great for retired execs who want to give back.</P> <P>www.actioncoach.com and they have a bunch of business coaches in the Ch (more)

How profitable are websites that require paid memberships?

Congratulations on your new website! Websites that offer paid memberships are actually pretty successful and profitable. Many evolve into full-blown online communities because of their success.... (more)
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