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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)

Can an LLC be a member of another LLC?

Yes. You don’t have the same restrictions concerning who can own an LLC as you do with, say, an S Corporation. (more)

Do I have to pay taxes if I run a home based business?

Yes. Taxes are based on the amount and sources of income and the types of products or services sold, not the location of the business. (more)

How do I copyright my idea for an e-business?

You cannot copyright an idea until there is some actual expression of the idea. In addition, your idea may not be something that can receive copyright protection, which is limited to certain... (more)

Is it legal to open a business that sells knock-off items? If so, how do I become successful?

You have not indicated what you intend to “knock-off” or whether you intend to make exact copies or similar items. In either event, selling “knock-offs” is always a precarious venture. And calling... (more)

How should I go about finding a marketing agency?

Agencies come in all sizes, so it may be possible to engage one even on a limited budget.  It all depends, of course, on just how limited.  If you're in a small media market and wish to advertise... (more)

How can I distribute a new product to the appropriate stores without the middleman?

It's great that you are seeing huge demand.  Always remember the internet for the college student market; they are happy to buy and have most things sent. As for convenience stores, it's usually... (more)

Lena, what business area shows the most potential for growth?

My focus is mostly on social media, the Internet and technology so, I can't really say - without a bit of research - which business area has the potential for the most growth. I can say,... (more)

How do I find a reliable internet service?

You've hit on all the right alternatives with satellite being one - but you've said it's not available. Where do you live? If you� (more)

How do I close a sale when I haven't closed one yet?

There is so much info I don't know - but in general, this is what you need to know: The good news is that you can prepare yourself for success.  The realistic news is that creating trust takes... (more)

How do I close a sale when I haven't closed one yet?

There is so much info I don't know - but in general, this is what you need to know: The good news is that you can prepare yourself for success.  The realistic news is that creating trust takes... (more)

How do I choose products that will be most profitable for my store?

Wow - I know EXACTLY what you are going through, and the simple answer is that you need to do a lot of investigating and evaluating. Before you can make the right choices on new products and what... (more)

How do I choose products that will be most profitable for my store?

Wow - I know EXACTLY what you are going through, and the simple answer is that you need to do a lot of investigating and evaluating. Before you can make the right choices on new products and what... (more)

How do I generate a tagline for my business?

Your tagline should be the most succinct possible explanation of your essence. Make it specific. Make it accurate. Make it true. Does your paper towel soak up liquids faster than all the others?... (more)

How do I generate a tagline for my business?

Your tagline should be the most succinct possible explanation of your essence. Make it specific. Make it accurate. Make it true. Does your paper towel soak up liquids faster than all the others?... (more)

How do I do market research for a business that there isn't much data on?

Is there a trade association for your business? Who puts on the big conventions for the trade?  Both types of organizations would be a great place to start. They  have their finger on the... (more)

How do I do market research for a business that there isn't much data on?

Is there a trade association for your business? Who puts on the big conventions for the trade?  Both types of organizations would be a great place to start. They  have their finger on the... (more)

What messages do the colors used in a business send?

There are a lot of studies about color and response.  Here is a quick rundown:Black - traditionalBlue - confident, calmRed - angryGreen - moneyYellow/Orange - not professional, but happyPick... (more)

What color truck should I purchase as a salesman?

How smart you are to think this through!  First, is there a signature color for your logo or company?  If so, consider that color.  If corporate identity is not an issue, go with your favorite... (more)

How do companies who must market unpopular things (i.e. funeral services and medical equipment) survive?

You are really asking about selling these two examples, not marketing them.  The marketing plan would include advertising, media placement, etc.Don't assume that because a product doesn't have... (more)
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