Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert
Entrepreneur's Ask the Expert column seeks to answer questions about everything from starting a business to growing one. To follow the column on Twitter -- and ask a question -- use hashtag #ENTexpert, or leave a comment below. Your query may be the inspiration for a future column.
Today's Most Read

News and Articles About Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kip Tindell.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kip Tindell.

Our expert this month is Kip Tindell, the CEO and founder behind The Container Store. As a long-time entrepreneur, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a company and is excited to take founders' questions.
Andrea Huspeni
The Importance of Entrepreneurs Building Their Personal Brand
Ask the Expert

The Importance of Entrepreneurs Building Their Personal Brand

Public-relations expert Sabrina Horn discusses why founders should not just focus on building up their startup brand.
Sabrina Horn
The Best Way to Market a Niche Company
Ask the Expert

The Best Way to Market a Niche Company

To get the word out about a specialty business, entrepreneurs need to understand their audience and then get to the places where they get their information.
Sabrina Horn
Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.
Ask the Expert

Want to Start a PR Firm? Focus on These 4 Things First.

Expert Sabrina Horn talks about the importance of gaining customers, keeping them happy and having proper procedures in place during the first few years of launching a PR firm.
Sabrina Horn
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Sabrina Horn.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Sabrina Horn.

Our expert Sabrina Horn is looking to answer your questions about PR, marketing, social media and general entrepreneur inquiries.
Andrea Huspeni
Determining When You Should Hire a Full-Time Accountant
Ask the Expert

Determining When You Should Hire a Full-Time Accountant

Often entrepreneurs don't have the core competencies to understand accounting, which could result in a startup failing. Here is how an entrepreneur should approach hiring an accountant or outsourcing her financial tasks to ensure success.
Alex Katz
The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers
Ask the Expert

The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
Alex Katz
Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
Ask the Expert

Determining the Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Sole-proprietorship, partnership, LLC or corporation? All have their advantages – and their drawbacks. Expert Alex Katz breaks down each one for us.
Alex Katz
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Assisting entrepreneurs for years with startup finances, this month's expert Alex Katz is looking to take people's questions relating to bookkeeping, payroll, financial statement preparation, tax issues and more.
Andrea Huspeni
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
Ask the Expert

The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
Bo Yaghmaie
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You
Ask the Expert

Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
Bo Yaghmaie
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch
Ask the Expert

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
Bo Yaghmaie
What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding
Ask the Expert

What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.
Bo Yaghmaie
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.

Assisting startups and major corporations with financing, Bo Yagmaie is looking to take entrepreneurs questions relating to VCs, funding and corporate formation.
Andrea Huspeni