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Startup Basics

How Do I Partner with Another Startup Company?

I have my own app startup company and I’m preparing to partner with another startup app company. What is the best way to go about this? Do you think it would be smart to create a subsidiary company...
Online Marketing

How Can I Attract More Customers to My Website?

I have a website that connects buyers of promotional products with companies that offer promotional products. So, essentially, I am a middle man. How can I attract people who work in marketing depa...
Startup Basics

How Do I Start a Hotel Business?

I have a unique idea for a specific type of hotel in a specific city. I believe this hotel concept would fulfill a need that is not currently being met by any other hotels in this particular market. W...
Legal Basics For Startups

What Type of Holding Company Should I Create?

I would like to create a holding company that I can use to purchase existing small businesses. My plan is to purchase an existing "Beverage Drive-Thru" business that has been established for approxima...
Startup Basics

Are There Mentorship Programs for Product Developers?

It seems as though there are a lot of incubator sites out there for tech startups. But where do people turn if they want help developing a physical product and executing it? Are there certain programs...
Startup Basics

How Do I Sell My Homemade BBQ Sauce?

Everyone loves my BBQ sauce. Right now, I am making it and giving it away as Christmas presents. But how do I get started or what do I need to do to start selling it locally and eventually in larger m...
Sales

How Can I Get Businesses to Advertise on My Website?

I created a website that I think will actually make people want to view advertisements. I need ads before I can get traffic, but advertisers want traffic first. What do you suggest?
Customer Loyalty and Retention

What Can I Do When a Customer Relationship Gets Shaky?

Do you have any tips for what to do when a client you provide great customer service to "throws you under the bus" to his or her higher ups without bringing the issue to your attention first? Should I...
Human Resources

What is a Business Owner's Relationship with Freelancers?

Is the enterprise head the employer of the freelancer? Or is he or she the client of the freelancer? Are there any legal issues to consider? What tips can you share for managing this type of business...
Growth Strategies

How Can I Break into a Competitive Industry?

We are a food company that has quality products and manageable prices. How can I get the attention of distributors and larger retail stores when the items we are selling are similar to other products...
Branding

Can One Failed Business Affect My Future?

I worked at a small company for three years but it went out of business in May. A lot of former customers have a negative image of the former business. As an independent contractor, I am hesitant to m...
Building a Website

Should I Learn Web Development?

I have an idea of a particular kind of micro-blogging website which I think will be both beneficial to the world and also make a good profit. But I have to decide which path to take: Should I learn we...
Management & Operations

Can I Buy Wholesale Merchandise Before Starting Up?

I'm thinking about opening a kayak rental business but I don't want to spend more money than I have to for equipment and supplies. Is it possible to buy kayaks wholesale if I have not opened the busin...
Websites

How Can I Streamline My E-Commerce Operation?

Is it possible to allow customers who have an account on my website to pay with the click of a button without having to fill out their credit card information each time? I am considering PayPal for al...
Franchises

How Do Master Franchise Owners Get Paid?

Are master franchisees that are hired by the franchise companies paid normal, fixed incomes or do they only receive sales commissions? How does this work? What are some of the positives and negatives...

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