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How do I set up an email subscriber box on my home page?

Congratulations on setting up your temporary website! You're right to be concerned about staying in touch with visitors. Businesses do well because of the relationships they build. I... (more)

How do I set up an email subscriber box on my home page?

Congratulations on setting up your temporary website! You're right to be concerned about staying in touch with visitors. Businesses do well because of the relationships they build. I... (more)

How do I take demographics into account while writing a business plan when I don

Shouldn't you be using demographics to help you decide where to locate? If the demographics are different in various areas near where you live, then that should be an important consideration in... (more)

Is there a general rule of compensation for an outsider bringing companies together that results in a partnership?

No, there is no general rule, you're in wonderland. You can't solve this riddle with an established formula. You have to use common sense and gut instinct and if you have the benefit of somebody... (more)

Is there a general rule of compensation for an outsider bringing companies together that results in a partnership?

No, there is no general rule, you're in wonderland. You can't solve this riddle with an established formula. You have to use common sense and gut instinct and if you have the benefit of somebody... (more)

Are there websites or other resources that would help me create a business plan?

Having no idea how to go about purchasing the products you would sell is a serious problem if you're trying to start a business. If you really have no idea then you should work at a clothing... (more)

How do I market my craft to a high-income audience?

Start working immediately to get your Santas featured in the holiday issues of major upscale magazines.  You'll need to make contact with the publications, send photos of your Santas, and provide... (more)

How do I market my craft to a high-income audience?

Start working immediately to get your Santas featured in the holiday issues of major upscale magazines.  You'll need to make contact with the publications, send photos of your Santas, and provide... (more)

How do I start marketing my product outside the local scene?

Provided you've already met all the health and legal regulations for selling food products, you can go full speed ahead via catalog, website, or direct sales to specialty stores.  Are you already... (more)

How do I start marketing my product outside the local scene?

Provided you've already met all the health and legal regulations for selling food products, you can go full speed ahead via catalog, website, or direct sales to specialty stores.  Are you already... (more)

How do I start marketing my product outside the local scene?

Provided you've already met all the health and legal regulations for selling food products, you can go full speed ahead via catalog, website, or direct sales to specialty stores.  Are you already... (more)

How do I acquire the gross income statements from the present owner of an existing business I want to buy?

Ask the owner of the business to show you the financial statements and tax returns for the business for the previous five (5) years. This is part of the usual “due diligence” that any purchaser of... (more)

What document do I need to change who the sole member of an LLC is?

The sole owner of an LLC owns 100% of the membership interests of that LLC. What you require is called an assignment, which is a document that transfers the membership interests to you and states... (more)

How do I completely transfer stock from an old business partner back to my own?

You have not indicated if you and your old business partner are the only shareholders of this corporation or if there is a shareholder agreement that contains restrictions on, or procedures for,... (more)

Is there a proper way to write a Proof of Employment letter?

If by "proof of employment" you mean a letter that states that you are employed, all that is required is for your employer to say so in writing. There is no magic formula. A simple form... (more)

If I hire an artist to create designs for silk screening apparal, does the artist have any legal rights to the designs?

The designer will have intellectual property rights unless you execute a document that states that the designer’s work is a “work for hire”. This type of document is not uncommon but does require... (more)

Is there any way to protect a business idea while testing it?

Ideas are generally not covered by intellectual property laws until there is some actual expression of the idea. Although a "provisional patent" can be obtained before the idea is fully... (more)

Is there any way to protect a business idea while testing it?

Ideas are generally not covered by intellectual property laws until there is some actual expression of the idea. Although a "provisional patent" can be obtained before the idea is fully... (more)

I live in PA. My sister lives in NJ. In which state should we register our business?

There is no simple answer to your question based upon the information you have provided. It is not required that you be a resident of a state to organize a business there. It is also not required... (more)

If I am bonded, do I also need to be insured?

The terms "bonded" and "insured" are frequently misunderstood. While bonding is a type of insurance and each involves coverage for a financial risk or loss, the types of losses... (more)
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