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Do I need a lawyer to sell percentages of my company and set up a formula for how my investors get?

Yes, selling shares in your business definitely requires very detailed legal help. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has strict rules related to selling shares. Tim (more)

How do I get health insurance that covers multiple states?

There are really only a few carriers that write health care coverage in all of the states.  The best thing to do is deal with a knowledgeable employee benefits broker who will gather the... (more)

What are my wife's health care options if I end up growing my lawn care business in to a full time job?

There are many health care options for small businesses and for individuals as well.  Most kinds of health insurance that larger companies purchase for their employees can be obtained for companies... (more)

Are there self-administered career tests I can give to potential hires before interviewing them?

Yes.  There are hundreds of online tests that are inexpensive and easy to administer.  Kenexa “ProveIt” offers over 800 online tests ranging from different levels of accounting to technical... (more)

Do businesses normally reimburse employees if they decline their health insurance premium?

It is not usual and customary, but some companies do it.  Most companies simply charge the employees enough of a portion of the premium to discourage anyone who does not need the coverage from... (more)

What are some ways to avoid incompetence when hiring a new manager?

First of all, be certain that you have accurate job specifications.  Outdated or otherwise inaccurate job specifications can result in honest misunderstandings regarding what the job entails and... (more)

How do I determine what type of personnel I need to hire for my small business?

It really depends on what kind of business you want to start. If you're running a home-based service business where you're making the sales and doing the work, you may not need any staff at all... (more)

How can I grow my florist business?

The best way to grow your florist shop is to target a market niche and reach out to local distribution partners who can help you target it. For example, if your specialty is providing... (more)

How do I write a sales letter to a franchise?

I would suggest you contact a franchisor directly, either through email or over the phone to determine if they are selling franchises in the areas you are interested in and if you meet their... (more)

Should I offer free services at first?

I would never suggest offering free services unless I knew more about your business. I'm not a fan of business owners trading their time for free. But, here are my recommendations based on... (more)

Should I offer free services at first?

I would never suggest offering free services unless I knew more about your business. I'm not a fan of business owners trading their time for free. But, here are my recommendations based on... (more)

Can I pay for an equity loan through my business?

Be careful with this and work it out with your accountant. Mixing business finances with personal ones can make a mess of both, muddy up your business analysis and your personal finances. On the... (more)

Are there other more productive ways to actively prospect instead of cold calling?

Yes, cold calling is the lowest priority for lead generation. It is time consuming, expensive, and not always productive. Lead generation programs are many and varied and include telemarketing,... (more)

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

There are a couple of important things to consider.  Even though you'll be providing the service for kids 5 to 14, it's their parents who will be making the decision to send them to class, so you... (more)

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

There are a couple of important things to consider.  Even though you'll be providing the service for kids 5 to 14, it's their parents who will be making the decision to send them to class, so you... (more)

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

There are a couple of important things to consider.  Even though you'll be providing the service for kids 5 to 14, it's their parents who will be making the decision to send them to class, so you... (more)

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

There are a couple of important things to consider.  Even though you'll be providing the service for kids 5 to 14, it's their parents who will be making the decision to send them to class, so you... (more)

How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?

There are a couple of important things to consider.  Even though you'll be providing the service for kids 5 to 14, it's their parents who will be making the decision to send them to class, so you... (more)

How does one calucate the price of business whose space just lost its lease?

There are multiple factors to be considered when evaluating the value of a business to buy or sell. Areas to be considered include profitability, assets and loans you will be acquiring, client... (more)

How do I show capital investments on my income statement?

Capital investments are an asset and therefore are shown on your Balance Sheet. (more)
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