So I'm going to start working on this job that pays me $50 per hour. I'm only going to work for 2 hours and work on Saturday and Sunday. That's $200 right there. I want to save my money and spend it wisely, can you tell me how do you save your money? Oh and if it helps, this is my first job ever and I'm 14. I'm going to work as one of those people who drive golf Karts and take golfers around.
Best Answer: Do you have a savings account at the bank? Figure out what money you might need for the week/weekend and bank the rest.
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I want to start a line of shoes, different designs and everything.
-Do I need a copyright/trademark?
-How do I get a copyright? Do I go to my local city hall?
-Where do I get started?
-Can I get registered even if the shoes are homemade(but professionally)? If not, this is no problem, I can find a shoe factory to help manufacture for me.
If you have any tipsexperiencess you want to share with this business, please let me know! Thank you!
Best Answer: Well what a load of nonsense........ You can't patent shoes because they already exist. Patents are for new inventions that are unique. Trademark is for your business name and logo, not your shoes. Trademark will protect you from others using your name. Google "trademark" and you'll get to the office that does that stuff. Your shoes are copyrighted the moment you finish making them, but you can also register a copyright as added insurance. All a copyright does is give you the right to sue - trademark too, in fact. There are no copyright police out there looking for violations. Copyright and trademark are both federal, not city. As long as your name and your designs are original nobody cares who makes them. Don't worry about it all too much until you actually start selling shoes in a quantity that matters and broaden you market.
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Ok. Im starting a non-profit organization for children between the ages of 2-17/18. So I wrote
children and young adults or is it children and adolescents????????????
Best Answer: Children. You are not an adult until 18... Read More »
I'm fifteen years old living in Arizona and I need to find a job. Where do I start? Do you go onto the Internet? Go down to the place you wanna work? Or do you call them and ask if they're hiring? Any advice for a first job and things I should know? But mainly I need to know where do I start, and how do I get hired
Best Answer: I would recommend making a resume, but since you are so young and don't have any past job experiences (I'm assuming) that's not an option unless ... Read More »
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Ok, i'm 15 and this is more of a secretive thing. I'm trying to get some extra cash for my parents, and myself. I have some means of getting money online. And I was wondering some things about Paypal.
1. If I have a "business" let's say. And people make transactions to purchase items. Will I get charged when the money goes to my account for the transaction???
2. Do they have monthly fees? Yearly fees? No out of the blue fees right?
3. Can I buy things online with it???
Please, nothing stupid like "talk to your parents about this" or "you're 15, to young, blah blah blah" Just answer the question, thank you.
Best Answer: 1. Paypal charges you fee when people pay you via paypal (about 3%, but see fee structure as their are exceptions (like currency conversions)).
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My parents work together in a restaurant. They do not own the place.
Like any other place, they're given certain amount of vacation days in a year.
My dad took a week off from work due to family things. He was out of the country for the time being.
There are many other workers, but to make up for my dad's time off,
they had to switch the schedule for that week.
During that week, my mom had to work more of those hours than anybody else.
Is this fair business practice for this to happen?
Nobody else in the workplace are related to each other except my mom and dad. If someone else, other than my parents, were to take a week off, then everybody would get even hours to make up for that missing person.
The fact that they took advantage of the relation to put more burden onto my mom kind of makes me question their practices.
The fact that they tried to black out everybody else's schedule with a permanent marker (even though you can still see the schedule due to the reflectivity of the ink) when they handed my mom the schedule, makes it kind of obvious that they knew what they were doing was wrong. They never did that for any of the other schedules before.
My parents didn't say anything about it, but when I saw that it kind of made me feel a bit of unfairness.
There's a ton of little things that happen in the workplace that is questionable. Is there a book or site or something that can help me to determine if what they're doing is good/lawful? I'm so sick of the workplace taking advantage of my parents.
additional questionable aspects of restaurant:
-the job itself is not very distinct in nature. Both my parents, are cooks/chefs, dish washers, and servers. The restaurant claims to be "self-served" when it's not. I feel as though the workplace is purposely keeping the job title indistinct and labeling the restaurant as "self-served" in order to cut off some of the tip distribution.
Also, there has been numerous times that the boss has treated my parents extremely rudely.
The fact is, my parents have worked in this place for a lot longer than this boss has. It was because my parents and other workers around my parents age worked hard in the past to build this restaurant up that it stand where its today. This boss just came out of nowhere one year after being chosen by some unknown head to run the place. He is keeping the business up and running, but some of the ways he treats the employees sicken me.
You obviously didn't read my question.
My dad used his paid vacation time in order to take the time off, therefore the company couldn't have let him go. It's completely legal to take the time off. My mom didn't have to work more hours in order to make up for loss wages.
If it was anybody else who took paid vacation time, then every employee gets equal hours distributed to make up for the missing person. The fact that they did something different for my parents is what's effed up.
Best Answer: if he is given vacation hours then he is entitled to take them as long as he gives his employer advance notice of when. i agree it was unfair to ... Read More »
Do i have to have a bank account of some sort to get a card with a design on it like a picture or something.?
I want my own but don't know how to get it and don't know if I need a banking account. Any advice
Best Answer: Its depend on nature of the card if you wanna best design on it then it will take time and money also .... Read More »
like i want to buy something
let say i bid 8 dollars and if i dont win the bid do i still have to pay or not?
Best Answer: You have to bid until the closing date but if you are outbid you dont have to pay but you should stick around until the last few seconds or so be... Read More »
I was in Victoria secret and I needed a new bra....my other one was 34c but too small but I was a little shocked when the measured me for a 32 dd and my boobs don't seem that huge.
Best Answer: The average size is a 36C, so you are above average. A lot of people tend to go for D/DD when having breast enlargement surgery. In my opinion th... Read More »
I'm working on putting a food product into the market. It is something I, and many people I have asked, think that would be a very good idea. I've checked all stores and there's nothing like it out there and I'm meeting with a patent attorney to see if it can get patented. I searched my idea online and there was something similar to it in a way that someone was going to pursue but never ended up going through with it in 2007 though and I feel like this could make it not able to be patented. So my question is, is it likely that if I start making the food product, a bigger company will do the same thing and run me out of business? I'm planning to start selling it at health grocery stores (mothers market, whole foods, ext) so it wouldn't be out there that much for the first few years but is that something I should worry about? I'm confident it is a good idea but should I let the idea that a bigger company could any day copy it and run me out of business? Any advice would be great!
Thanks a lot. Also if anyone can message me the answer as well so I can get back to you on it if I have any other questions that would be helpful.
Best Answer: I would first see if it could be patented, and if so do that. As far as the company in 2007, don't end up like them and not go through with it. I... Read More »
I need some ideas. $20,000's my hard limit. I had a pizza place years ago but that cost me $150,000 to open and I just can't afford to do something like that again right now. So what are some ideas?
One good answer from Nathanial and 4 spammers. Come on people, more ideas.
Best Answer: Food truck. Not one of those ugly roach coaches, but one of the really nice creative ones, that don't serve average food truck stuff.... Read More »
I've listed the usual:
etc, etc, etc...
Should the FIRST MONTH of my "monthly kitchen rent" be listed in the "start-up budget" since I have to find & rent the kitchen BEFORE I get a paid customer? Or, is this considered a monthly expense only?
Best Answer: Something is a startup item if you need it before you can open your business.
Even though you'll be paying rent every month, if yo... Read More »
It was a touchscreen phone (samsung) but a copy, i never lied in the ad and said its a samsung and the specifications and sold it for 220 and bought it for 70 bucks! Is that good?
Best Answer: ya if that's what they were willing to pay and samsung was selling iyt for that much plus you made a profit... Read More »
I'm 18 years old, I don't really have money but there is this shopping center that just opened by my house and it is perfect for a GameStop or game store. I really want to open one up! I know it sounds silly but I'm really serious. Is this goal achievable? I know I need to learn a lot more about business and how it works. I'm a smart girl and I plan to figure some of it out this summer but is it even possible? I'm young and I know my business would be successful but am I in over my head? How would I even start my business? What is necessary to start a franchise? I'm going to college soon and just really want some advice.
Please give advice and opinions. Thanks
Best Answer: No way for GameStop since all GameStop stores are company owned.
In order to own any franchise or open your own store, you are goi... Read More »
Transworld Skateboarding June 2013 and December 2012.
How much should I sell each for?
How much would shipping approximately cost?
Can I just put them in a bubble mailer?
And that's all the questions I can think of for now. Sorry I don't really do a lot of eBay selling.
Well.. the thing is I don't want to over price, then no one will end up buying it. And I will waste money by posting.
Best Answer: Read ebay's help pages for sellers re packing etc.
Look at ebay to see what other people are asking/whether the items are selling.... Read More »
I've noticed a trend in the last few years that small businesses don't seem to want to bother with customers. I've called the local electrician at least 3 times and he never returns my calls. In the local convenience store I had a question and tried to ask the clerk who was talking on her cell phone. She totally ignored me and when I finally said "Excuse me, but I have a question." she put her hand over the phone and glared at me and snapped, "CAN'T YOU SEE I'M TALKING ON THE PHONE!" In another local store there never seems to be any clerk at the front counter and I have to hunt through the store for one usually to find they are having a tete-a-tete with the stock boy in the back room. Are these employees trained at all in customer care?
Best Answer: I've had experiences like yours, both with small businesses and large/chain businesses. I don't know that it's a recent trend, though. The underp... Read More »
I opened a small business, do not understand where the money is spent, employees are coming up with various excuses, it is important to me guess employees who use commercial spending money for other purposes and for personal expenses. I have no way is always in the office.
How to test employees?
Best Answer: Hello You can take advantage of the application spy. Sitting at home or anywhere else you will come to the computer to how many and how much your... Read More »
My uncle who owns a gas station/ Corner store wants me to work for him in the summer. i am a 15 year old sophomore and i realize i need to get a work permit before i can work at all. And i was wondering if there was age that i had to be to get this. Any help? thanks!
Best Answer: First you will have to have at least a lead as to where you would like to work or where you think you can work.. ( since you already have a job t... Read More »
I own a store where I sell/distribute wholesale goods (cosmetics and accessories), but do not actually make any of the goods and none of the goods bear my logo or name. I have named the store a particular name that I would like to protect/retain, including a simple logo consisting of the stylized version of the business name.
The reason this has come up is because of my desire to bump up my advertising. I plan on putting my logo on business cards, magazines, and newspapers. However, while reading up on the registration process, I got stumped on the "proof" I need to submit. I would like to know if I can even register a name for advertising purposes (I do have plans of launching my own product in the future, but that is a few years down the road) before entertaining the use of a trademark attorney.
A thousand thanks, in advance!
Best Answer: Let's help you break it down:
a business name is not a trademark. you register it according to your state laws. it can be nearly ide... Read More »
I made about $16 and if they're charging 10% of final sales then that should be only a dollar something. They're saying it's 3.68.
If they're adding in shipping then how is that fair? Barely got anything from the sales I made and this is putting me in the negative.
Best Answer: eBay charges two fees, the listing fee (depends on what options you choose) plus the final value fee which includes the shipping cost. Thats arou... Read More »
I will be babysitting two kids (7 and 10) , and four dogs. It will be about 5-6 hours a day , and 5 days a week (Monday-Friday). How much should I charge per week?
Best Answer: Depends on where you live, what the going rates are, and if there is a big demand for babysitters.
I would call some other in home... Read More »
I'm going to start selling bows online. I have made an Instagram for the purpose. I just need advise on how to get the word out! There regular bows and cheerleading bows.
Best Answer: Start small and start local.
Do arts and crafts shows in your area. These are usually around the holiday season, and are held at ... Read More »
So i was making a paypal business account for my minecraft server so i can save up to get a host, so i entered all the info and stuff and when i clicked ok it took me back to the top where it says "Date your business was established" saying it was wrong (mm/yyyy) i put in 5/2013
Best Answer: Because you are not paying attention. It says mm/yyyy so that would be 05/2013... Read More »
I'm sure many can relate to this in a way or two. I'm currently on my last semester in university and planning to start an online store. Part of me get really excited and can't wait to execute all the plans, but another part of me seems to set me back all the time. It kinda echoes within me that " it's already a saturated market, why do it". I know I want to to this, but I also know I wouldn't want to sign up for things that I knew would fail.
Well, my question is : is it too late for me to start it now? considering the long-existing online shop and all that.. Sigh..
Any advice will be great!
Best Answer: I don't think you understand how online stores work.There is no market saturation in online stores in general. If you are selling a product that ... Read More »
If you get an interview for a job ? Does that mean they want you? OR how do you make the best impression possible?
Best Answer: Getting an interview for a job means that you passed the first "screening" for that particular job, so they think that you may have the... Read More »
I have a fairly new business selling items I make, I had a customer place an order I then made and shipped the order and let the customer know on 3 different I occasions their order was being shipped. The customer says she never wanted the order, but since she did not cancel I had no way of knowing this, now the cost of the order is owed but she is not paying. What can I do? I have contacted her through email several times, first time she said she'd pay but have not heard back since and never received payment. As a new business I'm struggling and can't afford a loss and since she never cancelled the order I had no way to know she no longer wanted it what can I do to get the payment for the order? Thanks!
Best Answer: The best thing you can do at this point is to keep bugging that customer for payment, especially since they said they would pay. Alternatively, a... Read More »
I am starting an online spice store. Most of my shipments will be small, just packets of spice. I have Opencart on my website and have to choose a shipping method. Because some of my orders may be quite inexpensive, would a flat rate be best or a weight based system? UPS or USPS? I'm not sure what to do here. Any help would be appreciated.
Best Answer: USPS will be cheaper than UPS most of the times because flat rate and packages are 4 to 5 dollars meanwhile UPS will charge for a residential are... Read More »
I am wanting to make and sell things during my spare time, but I don't know what. I have thought if making dreamcatchers, but I was just wondering if there was something else I could make and sell for a good profit. Please help, but please don't say jewelry. Thank you
Best Answer: Calvin Coolidge
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.... Read More »
I am in a pickle and i need some money (I am 15) i have a blower a lawn mower and a trimmer and i want to mow lawns for about 15-20 a lawn. whats the best form of advertising etc. i AM a hard worker and i will do my job right or not charge. i also need a company name it will be me and my friend so i want a name like: 2 dudes and a mower. Please give me all the tips you can.
Best Answer: Your best bet would be to search out senior citizens who no longer do this type of work. Walk around your neighborhood and ring doorbells and of... Read More »
I just a email marketing account through awebber and is now wondering how to get subscribers for my news letter. i have been promoting on social network, word of mouth but i only have 10 people so far. how do i get potential customers to sign up for my newsletter.
email marketing site- forms.aweber.com/form/11/49013611.h...
my website- www.sizzlinpockets.com/
Best Answer: Hi.
You can get email subscribers from paid advertising on Google & Bing /Yahoo, cheaper traffic sources can be gotten from tr... Read More »
I got offered a summer internship (marketing) and it said I would get 14.25$ as a starting pay. It does not state how many hours i have to work, only "your schedules is flexible on a day by day basis". Any advice or observations? is a 14.25 good or ?
Best Answer: A paid internship is wonderful. However be wary of the time flexibility because that could mean you get a schedule a week before or a day before.... Read More »
So, Me and a friend are intending to buy products like chocolate and sell them to other friends. We've started with small products such as confectionery and soft drinks, but if we were to create a website in order to sell products, what licenses would we need, and would we need permission from the product's company?
Best Answer: A website is not needed and its a waste of time
My husband runs a snack business,selling crisps, chocolate, sweets and drinks
He go... Read More »
i am trying to draw up a template quote in excel. i need some guide lines please. don't really know what i am really doing :/
so if anyone can help it would be much appreciated
Best Answer: Hi, here is a link of a sample quote. If you are going to follow the guidelines of the sample quote, it would be much easier to create in Word ra... Read More »
I'm 15. And I would love to be a young entrepreneur and I figured ebay would be a good place to start. I have never sold anything on ebay so I don't really know what to do but I'm sure I will easily be able to find that out on my own. My main concern is what to sell and how to get it. I think you need to buy things wholesale? And to buy wholesale you need to have a business I think? How do you get one and how much does it cost? What items are selling good on ebay right now that I could get pretty cheap but make a profit on? Could I make a good profit from what I sell? I know this is a lot of questions so if you can answer all/most I would be very grateful.
Best Answer: 1. When you list an item on Ebay, you pay a listing fee. This is going to be important to remember. You need to have an item that you can list, s... Read More »
I want to own my own hair salon so I figure taking business in college would be a good idea, then taking cosmetology. I applied at university of Phoenix online.. but idk what the best way to do this is? Please help. Idk how to go about getting this done.
Best Answer: Hi. I would do it in reverse order. First apply to a cosmetology school, going through the regular course training, then going through the cosmet... Read More »
I am already a certified audio engineer and I want to get another degree to expand my career choices, what would be a good degree to get if I wanted to work at a record label? thanks
Best Answer: Business and Marketing. Get a Bachelor's of Business Administration. Record labels are all about making money and marketing, it seems to me.... Read More »
convenient stores, gas stations, anywhere! Suggestions, advice, tell me if it's even possible. Will I have to go through the IRS, will business owners trust me, I mean you can't ignore the possibility of a scam artist. I'd have to pick up the change weekly or bi monthly, and then deposit it in a bank. Any help would be much appreciated.
Best Answer: You need to register your charity with the IRS. The store managers require you to present your Tax Exempt number before you can place your jars,... Read More »
My dream is to design: flowers, jewelry, ice cream and sell them online.
and also to design websites for others.
My question is: What do you do when you have too many orders?
I don't think I can handle working more than
60 hours a week, and I don't want to hire anyone.
Best Answer: raise your prices -simple.
orders will fall to a good level.
do not "hire" people .
get them to w... Read More »
My boyfriend's family runs an automotive shop. They have been in business for about 4 years in the U.S., his dad operated the business in Mexico for 25 years before that. They have their ups and downs. I know his dad had some legal issues with his business in Mexico. I have worked at a few businesses and I know that businesses have things they have to deal with, but I am wondering how much of their practices I should be worried about, and whether the business will survive if it continues doing these things.
For example, there are a few illegal people working there under the table. Additionally, sometimes when they rebuild the transmissions, they just replace it with a used transmission instead of rebuilding it. Their employees don't get lunch breaks and often end up working past the time they were supposed to be there. They fire people for no reason sometimes if someone comes along who they think is better, or if someone is not working as hard as he could or has a bad attitude for a few days. They just don't follow all of the rules I guess, and it bothers me.
Also they are super disorganized. The father changes his mind all the time about what direction he wants the company to go. Little accountability is placed on some of the working family members. Some don't come to work for a full day, don't get their duties done and just don't care. And those duties are important, like caring for the company finances. They don't put enough rules on their employees. People can steal money from the company with no one noticing. A few people who work there are criminals because they didn't do background checks. I've tried to help them out with these things but they no longer take my advice.
Will this business survive if they continue to do these things? I know these things are going to land them in some hot water some day, but how much hot water? Do many businesses continue on under these circumstances and last?
Best Answer: not your business so unless they hire u as a consultant
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How would a 20 year old go about getting this done it has to be possible or someway to get the loan I mean the business I am going to buy has plenty of cash flow so I would have no issue paying it back.
Best Answer: You go to a bank that offers business loans - be prepared to put up 25% of the cost of buying the company out of your own pocket - banks will not... Read More »
I've won an auction on ebay, paid for it and the site says product is shipped, but it should've been delivered by 10 May, I couldn't contact seller he wont respond, I opened a case in Paypal but only some automatic emails came from there, what else can I do?
I already did that but seller still won't respond
Best Answer: You need to open a case with Ebay, not Paypal. Go to the MY Ebay page and click on purchases on the drop down list. Then scroll down to the item... Read More »
I've searched everywhere online and can't find out what's general filing. So I'm beginning to wonder if it's even a real term. I know there is alphabetic, numeric, alphanumeric, geographical, subject and chronologic filing. I would assume that general filing includes a little of all of these. So if I were to put "did general filing" on my resume, I would have to include all these? Because I've noticed that it's not a well known term....
Best Answer: I've often heard the term and understand it to mean the various types of filing that would be needed in a typical office environment. I think any... Read More »
Im hoping on making a babysitting business during the summer. Im 14. Any advice? I use to watch my cousin when her parents went for dinner but i did t charge them, i really need ways to start up. Helpp me please? I have no idea how to get anyone to babysit......i am great with kids. And just need some extra cash.
Best Answer: Make up a flyer announcing that you are available and the hours and days you would like to work. Put your name and your "vital statistics&qu... Read More »