QUESTION on Paying Sales Tax in Every State My partners and I recently started a business selling IT products and services. I live in Colorado, my partners in Maryland and Virginia. For various reasons we registered our Company in Delaware through MyCorp services as a corporation. We have just received our first purchase order and are about to invoice our first sale. The sale … [Read more...] about Paying Sales Tax in Different States
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QUESTION ON How to Grow a Greeting Cards Business I have sold greeting cards or simply poetry on pretty paper/framed to family and friends. Making a couple of thousands in 3 weeks a mother's day special. I have sold over $300 greeting cards for Christmas. My question is where do I go from here. It is expensive to print. A printing company will charge 33 cents a card, but I do … [Read more...] about How to Grow a Greeting Cards Business
QUESTION ON Home-based Business Ideas for Homemakers with No Degree I am a full-time wife and mother, and I am looking to start a business from home. Can you suggest some home-based business ideas for homemakers like me with no degree? - Emily ANSWER Without a degree, there are some businesses that you may not be able to do, such as run an economic … [Read more...] about Home-based Business Ideas for Homemakers with No Degree
QUESTION ON Starting an International Trading Business Good to hear from you and thanks for your interesting article that confirmed my decision to go ahead with this business idea. Thanks also for the very useful attached information; will most definitely keep you updated of my progress. I'm thinking about offering trading business for a product range comprising of: … [Read more...] about Steps to Start an International Trading Business
QUESTION ON Starting a Clothing Shop Hi, my friends and I would like to start a business. The problem is we're between the ages of 13-15. Is it possible to start a business at our age? If so then how do we get started. We need to know how to get suppliers and all the important information we might have missed on the way. We've been very resourceful and gotten a lot of … [Read more...] about Starting a Clothing Shop at a Young Age?
QUESTION ON Starting a Medical Billing Service I am thinking of opening a medical billing servicing center. I have no experience with medical code. But I found a company that promises that their software have the ability to handle medical coding. The name of the company is IAMS. I tried to get them to give me names of those in my state that have bought their software but … [Read more...] about Starting a Medical Billing Service
QUESTION ON Starting an Online Yard Sale I'm interested in starting an online yard sale. I have many goods such as clothing, house ware, shoes and some small furniture that's in almost perfect condition. My question is I don't know how to set up an online website to show the items that I have. Any info will be greatly appreciated. - Phyllis ANSWER Dear … [Read more...] about Starting an Online Yard Sale?
QUESTION ON Starting an Information Broker Service I do not have a business background or any business experience. Over the last 2 years I have researched 2 different business opportunities and several university degree programs and related careers for myself and friends. What would be involved in doing that type of research as a business? Thank you, - … [Read more...] about Starting an Information Broker Service
QUESTION on Doing Market Research Before Starting a Wine Bistro I am just starting to develop a business plan for a wine bistro in a suburban downtown area. What are my best methods or resources for market research? How do I determine if the area will be receptive to this business or if there is room for another restaurant in town? Thank you. -- … [Read more...] about Starting a Wine Bistro: Researching the Market
QUESTION ON Export License For Selling Via The Web Do I need an export license if I want to sell merchandise via the web to other countries? I am starting an online store and I intend to sell to a global audience. I want to know if I am required to get an export license to legally operate my ecommerce store in the United States. - Lissette ANSWER Dear … [Read more...] about Getting an Export License When Selling on the Web