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How Should I Prepare for a Future As an Entrepreneur?

I am 17 years old and I'm hoping to be an entrepreneur some day. I have a few business ideas, but nothing solid yet, and I haven't yet started college. What steps can I take now to prepare myself to b...
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How Should an LLC Pay for Its Medicare Policy?

Should the sole member of the LLC pay for his Medicare supplement policy by personal check or as a company benefit?
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How Can I Generate Leads With a Limited Marketing Budget?

I am the marketing manager of a company providing mobile and web application services. We wish to target startups and other companies that want to make an app for their business. We are looking for da...
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What Is the Best Way to Relaunch a Business?

I recently had a number of setbacks early in the year which slowed things down dramatically. Now that things are getting back on track again, I need to figure out how to get back into the race. Any ge...
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How Can I Implement an Inventory Tracking System?

My father owns a small retail hardware store, but there is no electronic system to keep track of the inventory. He and his employees do a physical count or guesstimate to see what items need to be ord...
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What Is the Difference Between an LLC and a Partnership?

I'm trying to sort out my options for incorporation, and I'm a bit lost. I'm interested to know the differences between an LLC and a Partnership. And if I register my business as an LLC, can I later c...
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Where Should I Register My Online Business?

I live in the U.S., but I am starting an online business in Brazil and I will be selling Brazilian products through my site. There will be no shipping from the U.S since all the products are in Brazil...
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How Do I Choose a Merchant Provider?

As a new business, I'm having trouble choosing a merchant provider. Could you explain how to determine which credit card processor is best for me?
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Should I Hire Contract or Full-Time Employees?

I am a self-employed LLC that provides compliance consulting services on a contract basis. These contracts are usually set for 12 months. Since I am concerned with keeping new employees employed past...
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What Is the Limitation on Refund Claims?

I help companies in the U.S. to source goods from other countries. My manufacturer delivered a shipment nine months ago, and the buyer has now sent a claim for $30,000 for bad goods. Is this claim val...
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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...
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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?
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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.
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What Can I Expense When Running a Business Out of My Home?

What can I expense when running a business out of my home? For example, can I expense rent?

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