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What do I need to be aware of before bringing on a silent partner?


So I'm thinking of purchasing a pizzeria with my brother in law. He is a silent partner investing a 100k. The business is being sold for 200k. The agreement right now is that I pay him back 60k and...

What should I consider when pricing my product?

QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 92 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/01/20

I know that I need to at least make back what it costs to make, but how do I know how big of a markup I should take? Will it be different if I sell my books on my website vs in a store like Amazon or...

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How can I monetize a tourism information center to create a profitable business?


Hello business experts, can anyone help me to know how I can run a tourism information center as a profitable business occupation in my homeland? It's been a challenge for me to figure out how I can...

How to Ace Your Next Investor Briefing

BY Howard Goldstein

When trying to secure funding, you need to showcase your business to investors in the best possible light.

How can a business owner ensure they're hiring the right people?

QUESTION | BY Leonard Phillips | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/30/19

We have a small cleaning company that we started in 2005. Our biggest challenge is with employees. We read many leadership books, have weekly meetings with our leaders, monthly staff meetings to...

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The Best Answering Services of 2020

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The Best GPS Fleet Tracking Services of 2020

BY Andrew Martins

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The Best Business Liability Insurance Providers of 2020

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Can you recommend a payroll service for a start-up?


I seek complete payroll services that includes tax withholdings, federal and state filings, and W2s. And, of course I am seeking something - good and cheap - advice welcomed.

5 Customer Experience Strategies for Small Businesses

BY Jared Atchison

Providing a great customer experience is critical to the success of your business.

What are some networking tips I can put into practice at industry events?


I am interested in going to some industry events to network and get in front of new clients who may be interested in buying my product. Any suggestions on how to start the network? Considering how to...

What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?

QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/26/19

If I am writing a business plan, what are the biggest challenges I will likely face during the process? How do I effectively prepare for and resolve those issues in a timely manner?

What legal actions should I take against my ex business partner?

QUESTION | BY Kimberly Roman | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/25/19

I own an e-commerce company which is solely registered under my name. I had an oral business partnership agreement with a partner, which was my former boss. We became close friends and he decided he...

I own 49% of a business and I want out. What options do I have?

QUESTION | BY Jason Livingston | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/25/19

My business partner and I own a restaurant in a small town that brings in about 1.2 million per year and approximately 200K in profit. I own 49% of the business. I came into this business 6 years...

Do I owe my old business partner after he abandoned the business 15 years ago?

QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/25/19

We started a business 23 years ago w/ a friend. He walked out, literally, after being there seven years. We have recently sold the business. Do we owe him for the small money he helped us open with? ...

My business partner left almost 4 years ago but now wants a buyout. What are my options?

QUESTION | BY Lester Brown | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/25/19

He never invested any money, I have been the only investor. We have no buyout arrangements, nor did we issue any shares in writing. We have a business that loses an average of 50,000 each year... and...

Why Entrepreneurs Should Have Life Insurance Plans

BY Anand Srivastava

Find out how insurance policies could help with your business maintenance.

How Will AI Work Against Insurance Fraud?

BY Rafael Lourenco

Learn how the AI tech that detects e-commerce fraud can combat insurance fraud as well.

What features should an online vendor marketplace include?

QUESTION | BY Vendorbazaar Marketplace | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/23/19

Interested to know if there is a vendor bookmarking website or vendor marketplace online. We are looking to start a vendor marketplace, a full fledged directory with tips and advice for the vendor...

3 Non-Financial Goals to Boost Your Business in 2020

BY Sean Hopwood

Not every goal should be simply to make more money. Here are some worthy goals for expanding your market abroad in the new year.