https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/rss/13611/feed en Gibson and Associates Solicitors Expert Legal Help for You Across Ireland: Business Services https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/gibson-and-associates-solicitors-expert-legal-help-you-across-ireland-business-services When you are running a business, you need to know that you have the right legal advice on your side. Managing a business is enough of a worry in itself – you do not want the added stress of an unreliable lawyer. Instead, you want someone who you can trust to deliver results, who has a wealth of experience in their field, and who will look after the best interests of you and your business. Here at Gibson & Associates, we promise to deliver a service of the highest calibre. You can have confidence in our commercial solicitors, all of whom have the necessary skills and expertise to deal with your business’s legal matter. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/gibson-and-associates-solicitors-expert-legal-help-you-across-ireland-business-services#comments Other Business Issues Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:29:14 +0000 zwanenburgh 1113762 at https://www.sba.gov/community Some thoughts around Pay Per Click advertising(PPC) + a list of classified ads sites https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/some-thoughts-around-pay-click-advertisingppc-list-classified-ads-sites <p>I have read some posts in here from people starting up their new businesses asking for advice in how to market and spread the word around about their product, program or whatever they are selling.</p> <p>In most threads, people are quickly to advice them into PPC advertising or Pay Per Click advertising to be correct, so in-experienced internet marketers can understand this to.</p> <p>Doing PPC advertising is the quickest way to get broke or file for bankcruptcy if you do not know what you are doing. The mother of all PPC advertising, Google AdWords is so complex to use in a proper way that gives you a enough return on investments(ROI). You should rather focus your internet marketing efforts on the free methods out there before you turn to PPC advertising. Buy some training on how to do PPC advertising with Google AdWords or use the free training that Google AdWords are offering before you spend your money at PPC advertising.</p> <p> </p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/some-thoughts-around-pay-click-advertisingppc-list-classified-ads-sites#comments Other Business Issues Tue, 17 Aug 2010 11:00:56 +0000 TerjeSannarnes 92521 at https://www.sba.gov/community Foreign Investment - Is it possible to own management with Visa B1? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/foreign-investment-it-possible-own-management-with-visa-b1 We welcome any comments and advice they can give me. I am Argentine citizen, I have Visa B1/2, and I do not live in USA. I intend to make an investment in USA (preferably California) acquiring a business or small company active and running in close to $ 100k amount. After the closing of the purchase Can I go to USA mediate B1 Business Visa for the purpose of administering or managing my own business or company, leaving the country within legal time tolerance limits received ? Clarified that being my own business, I do not charge salary, just get the profits that the business provides. The work would be carried out by legal employees Are there any limitations or legal impediment to this? The intention is that once increased profitability and even expanded the business or company through new services or branches, evaluate the appropriate time to request an Visa E2 - Investor (Argentina has treaty commercial). Thanks. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/foreign-investment-it-possible-own-management-with-visa-b1#comments Other Business Issues Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:18:15 +0000 luislp2004 1113579 at https://www.sba.gov/community How to On page SEO https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/how-page-seo <p>I have a android apps blog with quality backlinks i mean dofollow backlinks with pagerank 8 and 9 but i have no traffic according to backlinks. My one friend suggest i didn&#39;t do on page SEO in right way. So anyone know to do on page SEO?</p> <p><em>(This post was edited to remove a link. Please review our <a href="http://community.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/introduction/welcome-your-community/community-best-practices" title="best practices">Community Best Practices</a> for more information</em><em> about how best to participate in our online discussions. Thank you.</em>)</p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/how-page-seo#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:42:14 +0000 apkapps 1111511 at https://www.sba.gov/community How to block a website content to display in Mobile by media query code https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/how-block-website-content-display-mobile-media-query-code How to block a website content to display in Mobile by media query code. an image is shown in desktop version but i want to not to shown it in mobile version https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/how-block-website-content-display-mobile-media-query-code#comments Other Business Issues Sun, 05 Apr 2015 17:56:59 +0000 NeerTaliyan 1113679 at https://www.sba.gov/community Online Fraud Prevention tools https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/online-fraud-prevention-tools Dear online sellers, I am wondering what do you think about the so-called online fraud prevention tools such as eBuyersReviewed or BabBuyerList and FraudRecord. Have you ever used these online tools and if yes, which one is better. Thank you in advance for your opinion. Kind Regards, M Evance https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/online-fraud-prevention-tools#comments Other Business Issues Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:42:39 +0000 michael.evance 1113389 at https://www.sba.gov/community Temporary workers https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/temporary-workers I have a need to hire a few dozen temporary workers for about 3 weeks spread throughout the year. Nobody makes more than $500 and I'm wondering if I can bring them on "off payroll" or do I need to go through the expense of registering them with my payroll provider and withholding taxes etc. Any thoughts would be appreciated. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/temporary-workers#comments Other Business Issues Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:07:09 +0000 turnbacktime 1113669 at https://www.sba.gov/community MOVED: business trend https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/moved-business-trend This post has been moved to “Starting & Registering a Business [1]”. [1] https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/business-trend https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/moved-business-trend#comments Other Business Issues Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:24:02 +0000 davidjhon 1113693 at https://www.sba.gov/community How should this be handled? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/how-should-be-handled <p>Thank you in advance to anyone who reads and tries to help me. I am not a business owner and understand very little. I have been reading on your website to learn more, but still had a few questions. My fiance and his best friend have a business partnership. Since they are in the startup phase, the majority of the profit goes back into the business. I own my own house. When my fiance decided to start the business I told him he could live with me so he could save his salary(lack there of) to pay on his student loans. I recently found out that his business partner is using the business credit card to take his girlfriend out to dinners and buying her clothes. I complained to my fiance and he said he was going to talk to him. After that, I found out that his 'business partner' is taking money from the business to pay his and his gf's rent, utilities, baby stuff. This money could be considered a salary, yet my fiance is not getting an amount even close to what his partner is taking out. I love my fiance but he is a very shy and a non confrontational person. This is why he is being taken advantage of by his so called 'friend'. He works so hard and has nothing to show for it. Does anyone have advice that I could share with him?  It would be nice if there were some legal/tax reasons that these things needed to stop. Thank you again!</p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/how-should-be-handled#comments Other Business Issues Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:39:00 +0000 carlee81 93181 at https://www.sba.gov/community my hair products https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/my-hair-products hello everyone. I started my business about 1 year ago, it is registered as a sole proprietorship , and i have my EIN number and sale taxes ID, all this is for my hair extensions business. now i want to make homemade cream and conditioner and sell it but I'm wondering if i have to register my hair products again, and also if i have to get some type of license so that once i put my ingredients on the labels nobody else can replicate it. thank you https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/my-hair-products#comments Other Business Issues Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:32:11 +0000 fleurdelyshair 1106011 at https://www.sba.gov/community Mba education Noida https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/mba-education-noida How can i find a bussiness name? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/mba-education-noida#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:31:21 +0000 manav 1113630 at https://www.sba.gov/community Non profit vs. for profit - founder buyout https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/non-profit-vs-profit-founder-buyout Hello all! I just have a quick question on the topic of for profit business vs. non profit. My cofounder wants to move our business from a for profit organization to a non profit. I'm not planning on staying with the company for more than 8-10 years, and would want to be bought out eventually. How does this work in a non profit? Is this even possible? I'm having trouble finding good information online. Thank you! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/non-profit-vs-profit-founder-buyout#comments Other Business Issues Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:01:49 +0000 socialentrepreneurquestions 1113625 at https://www.sba.gov/community I need business management software recommendations https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/i-need-business-management-software-recommendations I am looking for a very simple customer records software program, and can't find anything suitable. I must be missing something! I only need it to handle two things: 1. Customer information 2. Customer history (orders, phone calls, returns, etc related to each customer) I've tried a couple CRM programs, but CRM is mostly focused on analytics and sales lead management, not on day-to-day customer interactions. I've tried some customer database software, and this is closest to what I want, but I can't find any that allows me record a HISTORY of orders or events for each customer. All my web searches are turning up accounting software, which I do NOT need. Accounting is being handled by an outside firm. I can't believe that what I want isn't out there. Any ideas would be appreciated! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/i-need-business-management-software-recommendations#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:21:34 +0000 twinsfan318 1111461 at https://www.sba.gov/community Trademark business name and domain name issue https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/trademark-business-name-and-domain-name-issue <p>I registered my business with my state&#39;s Secretary of State (SOS) 3 years ago. I have been renewing it annually but have not been doing any business with this entity. I am earnestly putting it together now. The nature of the business is farming and education. I registered two domain names that were exactly the same as my business name under .org and .net, and plan on using one of those. I would have purchased the .com domain just to keep it out of circulation, so I could avoid confusion from another business entity. At that time the .com was taken by a domain name broker who was holding it to speculate resale. Not being able to afford to purchase this .com domain, I waited hoping the domain registration would expire, so that I could purchase it. It has not. Thinking I may need to change my business name I called my state SOS to discuss. I got the information that I needed to register a DBA, but I was also informed that my business name was not secured nationally, but was protected only within the state. I was informed to trademark or copyright my name for national protection. Researching at the SBA.gov website, I discovered that I must trademark my business name to protect it. There was no mention of copyright. I performed the TESS search, and it came up that no TESS records were found to match the criteria. Here is my question: As I am not interested in using this .com domain name, but owning it just to protect it&#39;s use, if I had a registered trademark for my business name which is identical to the domain name (except the domain name has no spaces between the 3 words that make up my business name), by having my business name trademarked, would that nullify the use of this .com domain name by any entity other than my business? In other words, If another business entity purchased this .com domain, would they be in violation of my trademark registration, if they used it? If the answer is &quot;YES&quot;, thenI do not believe it will be necessary for me to acquire, or worry about anybody else getting to use this .com domain name, which would be excellent news. Please help. This is a very important issue for me to resolve before I can forge ahead with this very important business project that will be a powerful component on toward enhancing our food security. I hope this is clearly explained. My sincere thanks --</p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/trademark-business-name-and-domain-name-issue#comments Other Business Issues Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:36:22 +0000 DanielW007 1113474 at https://www.sba.gov/community Looking for wholesale distributors https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/looking-wholesale-distributors Hello, Im having trouble finding wholesale distributors for women and men urban apparel. If anyone has any information or websites that will be very helpful. Thank you! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/looking-wholesale-distributors#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:00:07 +0000 Charmwalk 1113461 at https://www.sba.gov/community MOVED: Please help me to solve this problem. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/moved-please-help-me-solve-problem This post has been moved to “Marketing & Advertising [1]”. [1] https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/please-help-me-solve-problem https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/moved-please-help-me-solve-problem#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:55:43 +0000 davidjhon 1113460 at https://www.sba.gov/community Make Money Online With Google Adsense https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/make-money-online-with-google-adsense <p>If you have a website you can make money with adsense. Put adsense code on your site and drive visitors to your site. If people click on google ads you will be paid by google. Who else earn money online with adsense here?</p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/make-money-online-with-google-adsense#comments Other Business Issues Wed, 06 May 2009 12:21:55 +0000 chathura 87541 at https://www.sba.gov/community Anyone Familiar with Pro Insurance Managers Inc.? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/self-employed-amp-home-based-business/anyone-familiar-with-pro-insurance-managers-inc I was wondering if anyone has experience with the company Pro Insurance Managers Inc.? I have heard they work on behalf of the Direct Sellers Association, but would like to hear real life testimonials. Thank you! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/self-employed-amp-home-based-business/anyone-familiar-with-pro-insurance-managers-inc#comments Other Business Issues Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:51:34 +0000 dothistoday 1112131 at https://www.sba.gov/community Questions regarding an online business with foreign partners https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/questions-regarding-online-business-with-foreign-partners Hello, I have a question regarding starting an online based leads generating system. I am American but my business partners are from Europe and we are wondering what is the best legal format for the business and what needs to be done in order to be able to function throughout the states. Any advice will be appreciated. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/questions-regarding-online-business-with-foreign-partners#comments Other Business Issues Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:50:34 +0000 krajowy200 1112861 at https://www.sba.gov/community Lease addendum to guarantee construction date? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/lease-addendum-guarantee-construction-date I am currently negotiating a commercial lease with a landlord and would like to have it negotiated before my attorney looks it over for my protection. I would like to get the landlord to agree to an addendum that would guarantee the construction complete date he has promised me. He will be building out the unit to suit our needs. I want to add penalties in the lease to give him incentive to meet his deadline. What are common penalties for something like this? Thank you. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/lease-addendum-guarantee-construction-date#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:46:24 +0000 j37o 1113041 at https://www.sba.gov/community What is image expiration in CSS https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/developer-resources/sbagov-web-services-discussions/what-image-expiration-css Hi, Can anybody let me share with the topic of image expiration in css on website? I have no idea about this let me brief information on this topic. thanks in advance, Nick https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/developer-resources/sbagov-web-services-discussions/what-image-expiration-css#comments Other Business Issues Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:26:52 +0000 NickMorgan 1112781 at https://www.sba.gov/community Operating as an LLC in other states. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/operating-llc-other-states As an LLC based in Boston (with certificate as of organization), what are the legal barriers to also operating in other states? Taxes? What resources are there to figure this out? I am planning on expanding to NYC, and eventually additional states afterwards and at a loss for how to go about it. I will not be opening up offices, but rather hiring contractors and servicing companies in other states. Any help is appreciated! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/operating-llc-other-states#comments Other Business Issues Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:06:42 +0000 DropByTech 1112581 at https://www.sba.gov/community art investment https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/art-investment <p>I have a company in hong kong. <em>(This post was edited to remove a link. Please review our <a href="http://community.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/introduction/welcome-your-community/community-best-practices" title="best practices">Community Best Practices</a> for more information</em><em> about how best to participate in our online discussions. Thank you.</em>)</p> <p>It&#39;s about art investment, is that possible to hold this company in other country like india? And what should i need to prepare before i open the company?</p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/art-investment#comments Other Business Issues Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:29:36 +0000 alan business 1111711 at https://www.sba.gov/community Looking for a mock business plan for a wine and painting class start up https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/looking-mock-business-plan-wine-and-painting-class-start Hi business owners, I am looking for a 'Painting w/ a Twist' or 'Sip and Pour' type business plan to help build my own independent wine and paint studio. If anyone has one or know of a website to help me a long it would be much appreciated! Thanks, Ali https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/looking-mock-business-plan-wine-and-painting-class-start#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:54:05 +0000 ajolley 827281 at https://www.sba.gov/community Payroll Processing In-House or Outsourced? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/payroll-processing-house-or-outsourced Looking for input about handling payroll in-house versus outsourcing with companies like Sure Payroll and others. Thanks. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/payroll-processing-house-or-outsourced#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:45:05 +0000 Deborah Osgood 666751 at https://www.sba.gov/community Selling Overstock Inventory https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/selling-overstock-inventory Hello, Does anyone know any legit company that purchase clothing inventory? I have been searching the internet for companies that purchase overstock men's clothing inventory, but most companies are not taking the items. Any referrals? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/selling-overstock-inventory#comments Other Business Issues Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:49:48 +0000 Raise77 1110021 at https://www.sba.gov/community Editing business information https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/editing-business-information I need to edit information under Organization Ownership and Certifications. This cannot be done under My Account tab. Any info is appreciated. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/editing-business-information#comments Other Business Issues Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:53:54 +0000 sctb082552 1112101 at https://www.sba.gov/community Creating a hair salon for a greater good beyond hair care. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/creating-hair-salon-greater-good-beyond-hair-care I work in human services and counsel d.v. victims. I am considering opening a hair salon that could create a revenue source to help individuals escape their perpetrator and rebuild their lives. I'd need to find hairdressers that are not only great at what they do, but empathetic to the experience of women and men who have been victimized. I'd like the stylists to appreciate 'The Mission' I have beyond allowing the hairstylist to be creative. I believe all people deserve a great salary. I don't know if the salon should book the appointments and pay the hairdressers or if booth rental is the way to go. I live in Columbia County, NY (about 30 minutes from Albany, NY). I don't really know how to start. Perhaps I can open the business in my multiple-zoned building where my practice is. It is located close to a mega shopping center (Lowe's and Walmart). I do not want to pursue a franchise. I am willing to take reasonable risks. I've done so my whole life and have not suffered but thrived well as a result. Please help. Sylvia https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/creating-hair-salon-greater-good-beyond-hair-care#comments Other Business Issues Sun, 05 Jan 2014 23:52:22 +0000 Sylvia Lelhtinen 784471 at https://www.sba.gov/community What is Small Business Management? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/what-small-business-management Some small business owners don’t think that there is such a thing as "small business management". They believe that if you have 10 or fewer employees than you can manage your business by doing as much as possible yourself, then telling your employees what to do and making sure you catch them before they make a mistake or mess something up. In fact, Small Business Management is where you’ve organized and systemized your small business to virtually run itself. This applies to the 1-person business as well. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/what-small-business-management#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:05:21 +0000 movemasters 151871 at https://www.sba.gov/community Lower Credit Card Processing Fees https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/lower-credit-card-processing-fees I'm a small business owner. I sell fishing equipment with sales at approximately $700,000 per year. Much like other businesses, I accept credit cards as a form of payment; this accounts for approximately 65% of my overall sales. With respect to the company I am currently with, I will not disclose their name. However, I see qualified charges of 1.85%, mid qualified charges at 2.65% and non qualified charges at 3.45%. Most of my transactions are either qualified or mid qualified according to the statement but I really don't know why I am charged these rates. I would like to get a few quotes to compare my fees. Does anyone know/understand these fees? A friend of mine referred me to a site www.paydemand.com Has anyone used this site or has heard of them? I just don't want to go thru a time consuming process to get bids. Thanks, MarlinMan https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/other-business-issues/lower-credit-card-processing-fees#comments Other Business Issues Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:01:10 +0000 MarlinMan 820431 at https://www.sba.gov/community