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Can I Add Not-for-Profit Outreach to My Existing Business?
I run benefits for local individuals in my community, and I would really like to put a name on this charity work and use my for-profit company as a permanent sponsor. Can I do this and still be legal or do I have to file a 401(c)3?
Do I Need an LLC to Start Up a New Online Business?
I am going to be a wholesaler of tropical fish, corals and things of that nature. I just purchased the domain for the website that I am building. Do I need to obtain an LLC?
Can an Employer Dismiss an Employee Who Was Arrested?
We have an employee who was arrested for drug possession, can we take him off the schedule, even if he got out on bond and is able to work? We are a health-care facility.
How Can I Save Time on Social-Media Marketing?
I recently attended a social media seminar and the speaker suggested spending a few hours a day working on social media. How, as small-business owners, are we to spend a few hours working on social media? I wish I had that much time. I recently stumbled across Hootsuite, but can you offer any other ideas to save time?
What Is the Best Way to Create a Successful Social-Media Marketing Campaign?
I am starting a website, but want to properly prepare by implementing a social-media marketing campaign. I have a good deal of experience in marketing, but would like to know: What would be the steps that you would suggest for a successful social media and general marketing plan? Also, I know that there are many books on this topic. Is there a specific book that you would recommend the most?
How Can My Company Get the Exposure It Deserves?
In 2010 I founded a company that develops front-of-house software, quality assurance reviews and mobile apps for the hospitality industry. We are privately funded with several national accounts, and our apps are available in the Apple and Droid stores. But press covering this space never mentions us. Competitors such as OpenTable have much more visibility. How can my company get the exposure it deserves?
What Do I Need to Start a Consulting Business?
I'm looking into launching a consulting company for people who want to start businesses themselves or who have failing businesses and need help. I would not do the actual consulting, but will match the client with a consultant that I would contract out. I want to be available in most major cities in the U.S. What legal and tax hoops would I have to jump through to accomplish this?
Should My Website and Online Store Be Connected?
I run a small apparel business. We have a website and an online store. Our website has information about our brand, products, lookbooks, videos, news, contact info, etc. Our online store is strictly a storefront for customers to buy our products. Would having a fully-integrated website and webstore result in higher sales figures? Is it worth it? Whatâ€™s your advice?