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Questions tagged [business]

generic tag for questions related to small business. Related tags corporation, limited-liability-company, s-corporation, limited-partnership, sole-proprietorship can be used as appropriate.

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Do US banks accept out-of-state applications for checking accounts?

Let's assume I walk in a local branch of a US bank with a presence in many federal states (for example, the Wells Fargo branch in Richmond/California). Will they be able/willing to open a Wells ...
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Is wire transfer the best way to send international business profits from Ghana or Senegal to US or am I overthinking this?

first time poster her. Ive searched through the group but don't know if I'm over thinking this so maybe you can help me out. I am looking to find ways to build capital. Selling things tend to come a ...
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Dropshipping - Should I set up a business for this?

I've been looking in to the world of dropshipping and am keen to give it a go myself. I'm just curious if it would be wiser for myself to set up a business in order to do this or am I able to do it ...
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money investment [closed]

I am trying to invest money because I have around 3218.45 USD which I could invest, and start generating money. I am out of ideas in how can I invest the money to start generating money from my money ...
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Business taxes to an Italian citizen with an online business outside Italy

As an Italian citizen, if I open a company outside Italy (for example, a LLC in US) and operate strictly online, will I still have to pay business taxes on the income of this foreign company to the ...
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The alternatives to checks, credit cards, and cash, for transactions

So personally I pretty much just use a credit/debit card for most purchases, but cash is not uncommon, and checks are often used for paying rent to landlords or some small businesses. Then there are ...
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Is a business buyer ever responsible for the seller's taxes?

Bert and Ernie are both 50% shareholders in their small business. Ernie is losing passion and interest in the business, and is going to cut ties and explore other opportunities. Ernie and has agreed ...
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What does it mean to take equity and get a board seat?

In this article from Forbes: 500 Startups recently took in equity from Abu Dhabi Financial Group, giving the firm one of its only two board seats. What exactly does it mean to take in equity from ...
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What is considered “operating in Illinois” in regards to having an LLC?

Company: We formed a LLC in Delaware as a 50/50 partnership. We have an agent in Delaware, EIN, Operating Agreement, Articles of Organization. Our company will operate over the internet as a ...
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How does tiktok company earn money? [closed]

I would like to know how does the company tiktok make or earn money? They're not showing any ads, but their users are increasing and their video upload rate is increasing. Even they have 500 ...
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How to keep track of revenue and expenses of a small business that I rarely visit?

I'm a programmer looking to invest some money into opening a very very small restaurant which will be run by my friend (who's a professional restaurant manager) with occasional help from family ...
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US Permanent Resident holding partial stake in a European company

I'm a permanent resident living in the US and would like to invest some money in a company run by my family back in Poland. I'm trying to figure out how to do this and what kind of tax implications it ...
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How to effectively monetize a facebook page [closed]

I have a facebook page with an increasing number of likes. I would like to find a way to make money out of it. Since the page is about a niche subject (photos of a city), I'm thinking about using a ...
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general expense vs capital expense

If the water main outside of my business has ruptured and I paid the entire $10,000 to have it repaired can I write that off as a general expense on the business or do I have to depreciate it?
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Are founders typically completely on-hook for business loans, when a business fails?

Let's say an individual takes out a business loan, incorporates (or whatever), hires a team and works awhile. Eventually the venture fails. Is this individual completely on-hook for the millions he ...
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Direct deposit personal check into business account

I'm in the process of trying to launch a new start up company but also still working full time for another company. Is it ok to start having my personal paychecks directly deposited into my new ...
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As a director of a limited company in the UK, can I have multiple business bank accounts?

I am a director of a limited company in the UK. I live here and sell my services within the UK. If a bank goes bust, by law, a bank has to protect my deposits to up to £85k. Can I have multiple ...
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Personal Assets and Initial Contribution for Business Use

How would a person factor using personal assets for starting a business? For example, the owner's personal car, cell phone, and laptop will be used as initial equipment, but the owner will also ...
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Can I deduct an office space rental if I am not self employed?

As a remote worker, I'm looking at renting an office space $250/mo. I am not self employed but instead working for a company. Is this expense tax deductible?
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Need business checking account with limited access [closed]

I'm looking for suggestions. I need a business checking and savings account, where I can setup full access for myself (withdrawals, deposits, view account number and routing information, etc...). ...
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Purchasing things on the internet

(Since it may be relevant, I am in the UK.) There are many sites where people can place items they want to sell to potential buyers. For example, gumtree or facebook marketplace. One potential worry ...
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Does Capital Expenditure include acquiring business? [closed]

I got curious if CAPEX includes acquiring other businesses. Thank you so much for reading it and have a good day!
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How to use a business loss to convert a traditional to a Roth IRA?

I have an annual business loss on a C-corp business I own. Is it possible to use that loss to convert traditional pretax IRA funds over to Roth IRA?
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NRE to savings account

I am living abroad for the past three years on a student visa, and therefore fall in the 'NRI' category. I have a NRE account where I had sent some funds from abroad. Lately, I have been thinking to ...
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Hired by company abroad

Can I work directly for a company abroad (Sweden) in the United States if they do not have a U.S. entity and I'm a U.S. citizen? Or should I set up an LLC and function as a consulting business?
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Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? [closed]

Why is there a lot of controversy and claims that Multi-level Marketing (MLM) is unethical? I see it just as a business model. While the customers and clients, distributors or resellers of your ...
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Does business credit score transfer over when you incorporate from a sole proprietorship?

I have a newly registered sole-proprietorship in Canada that I am trying to build credit for. If later down the line I decide to incorporate my business, will the business credit score from my sole-...
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Does PayPal working capital offer a good value?

I'd like to know how to determine if PayPal working capital is a good value. Their calculator can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/us/workingcapital/. The way it works is the larger the gap ...
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Freelancer, Schedule C, Deductions for MEALS in 2018-2025

This question is specific to sole proprietor freelancers who (a) network with other freelancers, (b) sometimes outsource their work to other freelancers but never employ someone, and (c) file a 1040 ...
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If I owe the IRS, how can I protect my new business?

I want to fix and flip some houses, and potentially pay the IRS once I make some money, but I don't want them putting liens on my properties before I can sell them.
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How to track iTunes transactions as business expenses?

I have some business expenses that go through iTunes. I want to include certain business expenses in iTunes with my overall business expenses report created in my financial software (Quicken). The ...
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Calculating NPV for future cash inflows [closed]

I have a question, where I am calculating the net present value of a project we are considering if it is beneficial or not. The project starts and the sales (cash inflows), don't start until a few ...
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CEO entitlement from share ownership?

If I own shares of a company, am I entitled to apply as position of CEO? Who decides? Do I have more clout within the corporation to gain positions of work in the company than a non-holder? What kind ...
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How to acquire assets without buying them? [closed]

A friend named Bob told me that he knows a guy who owns a shopping mall. I asked him how his friend owns this shopping mall, but he doesn't know how. How does one just own a shopping mall? I've been ...
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Is this a viable business plan to secure me real estate?

I'm asking here if this is a viable/likely option for me. To put it shortly, I don't make enough money to put a down payment on any house. I am looking for a silent investor who is willing to agree to ...
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How common is it for an executive to sell more than $50k in shares without filing a 10b5-1 plan?

So with regard to the Equifax hack and the sale of shares by three executives, we've read that: Filing a 10b5-1 plan and selling shares on a set schedule is an affirmative defense against insider ...
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Can a entrepreneur hire a self-employed business owner?

Let's say that a guy founded a new business he owns, and became CEO of his small company. Can a rich Entrepreneur offer that guy a job?
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Why “N-year” loans (and other complications)? Why does a loan need so many parameters?

If the title sounds ridiculous, please hear me out before downvoting. Let's start simple. You have too much money on your hands and want to start a loan business. If you neither want to gain nor ...
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Tax whilst starting a business in full time employment

I live in the UK and I'm thinking of starting a business whilst in full time employment. I've looked up the tax rules but I'm still quite unsure on everything. I was hoping someone could just clear ...
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New vending route business, not sure how to determine taxes

I have started a new LLC business in Ohio for which I have acquired multiple amusement vending machines (these are prize redemption machines e.g. claw machines) with the plan to lease space and start ...
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Selling an app, sharing income, how does it work tax-wise?

Suppose I develop an app with a friend, and put it on sale (say with apple or microsoft). We want to split the income from the sales 50/50. Suppose I receive all the income from the sales. Now I want ...
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Using business check to pay at retail

I recently opened a LLC bank account, and need to buy some equipment (computer parts) for the day-to-day operation. I want to buy in a physical retail store for convenience. Can I use a business ...
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Starting a large business with a not so large income? [closed]

It's something people here don't like talking about, but how would one accomplish the funding of a highly expensive business when they themselves don't possess a high income? It would seem that this ...
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Borrow money to invest in a business venture with equity?

Is it generally considered a financially-sound thing to do for one to borrow money to invest in a business venture, which may not be their own? For example, Jane borrows $50K to put in to a startup ...
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why if change manufacturing of a product not change the price for the buyer? [closed]

I want to explain my question, if it is true. Take an example, "X". "X" wants to move their production from a country to another, doing that, "X" reducing the cost of manufacturing that product. But "...
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How to get a grip on finance? [closed]

I hope this is not too off-topic (theoretical but not necessarily off-topic), but I am just starting to understand the financial world and I am a bit confused while reading publications and books ...
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I am working as a freelancer (interior designing) in India . Do I have to register as a business?

I have recently been appointed as an interior designer for a Europe-based company. Although my income has not been fixed, do I have to register as a business in India? Can I print my visiting cards ...
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Filing 1120S for business that was shut down in 2015 and had no activity in 2016

My business shut down in 2015 and had zero income or activity in 2016. It was an S-corp. The 1120S taxes for 2015 were filed in March of 2016. My assumption was I could simply file the tax return ...
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Investing/business with other people's money: How does it work?

I have heard of this phrased such as "OPM" -- basically, "other people's money." It's something said that, if you don't have the funds necessary to invest, use someone else's money. What does this ...
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Which year to use to pay US taxes on business income that was invoiced in December but paid in January?

I was paid a few hundred dollars to review a few textbooks. I submitted an invoice in Dec 2016, and received payment in Jan 2017. When I pay taxes on this income, does that count towards 2016 or 2017? ...