by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 109 comments and questions on Business issues. They are listed according to date.
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|Customer spreading false rumors||General||USA|
|Money needed to start business||General||India|
|Manage business and school at the same time||General Business Topics||Malawi|
|How to succeed in business?||General Business Topics||Namibia|
|Discuss business as a career||General||Kenya|
|How can join this online?||General Business Topics||USA|
|What are the business steps||Process Steps||Pakistan|
|Wants to start a seed business||Starting Business||Pakistan|
|Suggested business link||Resources||USA|
|Minimum capital needed to start up a business||Definitions||Zambia|
|Define business and categorization||General||USA|
|Want more information||General Business Topics||USA|
|Starting a business for the deaf||Starting a Business||USA|
|Wants to study business program||General Business Topics||South Africa|
Customer spreading false rumors
November 6, 2017
We had a customer accuse of of fraud for selling her a setting made of platinum because it was attracted to her rare earth magnet. I understand that jewelry is not our platinum, but considered pure with 950/50 ratio. I understand cobalt is often used as the 50. I understand cobalt is magnetic. I also understand that platinum is paramagnetic; which means it is a weak magnet.
Even if there was no Cobalt, is it possible if the rare earth magnet was strong enough it would attract the platinum? There are many websites stating that if it is attracted to a magnet. It is not platinum. The hurt the entire jewelry industry. Jewelers and pawn shops are misinformed because if these sites. They misinform customers.
I need some help in getting the truth out. We used, Stuller, a Billion dollar company as our supplier and showed her the invoice. We even paid $150 to have the setting independently appraised by a certified GIA gemologist. She would not accept those pieces if evidence and is calling us frauds, ruining our business. I need help in stopping the false info on the net that hurts our industry.
I hope you can help me with data on this. Thank you in advance.
Kim - USA (28310)
It is unfortunate that some people are complete jerks, and not only will not accept solid information that disputes some belief those people have, but they are also so nasty that they try to ruin another person's business.
The problem is that it is so easy to spread false statements through Social Media, and that there are people who will believe anything they see.
One thing you could do concerning this nasty customer is to offer to buy back the setting. It might be worth taking the loss than having such a person spreading false information about you and your business.
It is unlikely that any platinum used in jewelry is 100% pure. Also, since is it paramagnetic, it is slight attracted to a strong rare earth magnet. But of course, this will not convince some people.
I guess you--as well as many business people dealing with the public--have to be careful and spell things out before making a sale.
Best wishes for handling such problems in your business.
Money needed to start business
October 29, 2016
how to start a Business without Capital ?
mehmood - India (27424)
If your business is providing a service, you only need enough money for some advertising and letting people know about what you have to offer.
If you are planning on selling products, you need enough money to purchase or make the products, as well as a place to sell them.
Best wishes in starting your business.
Manage business and school at the same time
February 22, 2016
am a university student and i want to involve myself in business without interfering with my academic perfomance, how can i manage my business and school at the same time?
- Malawi (26800)
Managing a business and studying in school at the same time can be difficult. However, there are many entrepreneurs who have been able to do both.
Good time management is important. Set aside a certain amount of time for your studies, as well as other blocks of time for your business activities. Multi-tasking or trying to do two or more things at once actually prove to be inefficient. It is better to focus on one thing at a time.
Work smarter instead of harder. You can get more things done that way.
Trying to do both may cut into your social life. But you can take time to enjoy yourself, as long as it is not overdone.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes for success in your studies, as well as in your business.
How to succeed in business?
February 19, 2016
succeed in business
Kumpoma - Namibia (26793)
In order to succeed in business, you should provide good customer satisfaction with the products and services you provide.
Also it is important to have good leadership and effective management of the business. This will help having good workers.
Best wishes for success in business.
Discuss business as a career
February 15, 2016
discuss business as a career
Edwin - Kenya (26781)
You really can't have business as a career. That is a vague term.
Now, you might get a good job in some business and make it your career. Being in business management it another area. Or you could start up your own business and run it as a career.
I hope that helps you understand the concepts.
How can join this online?
November 20, 2015
how can join this online..
jyoti - USA (26550)
You can use our basic lessons for free. New ones are being added all the time.
What are the business steps
November 14, 2015
1. What is a business basic.
2. business steps.
Ijaz - Pakistan (26529)
In business, you need to get a product or service to sell to your customers. Often products are bought from producers and then the business sells them to customers.
But also, marketing and advertising is needed to let customers know you are in business.
Wants to start a seed business
October 18, 2015
Greetings! Sir, I have read your good thoughts and ideas to start a good business. These are key points for any successive buisness. I am a student of seed science and technology and i want to establish a seed buisness after completion of my studies. My request is that kindly provide me some guidelines and besic steps to start a seed buisness or to establish a seed corporation. Thanks
Muhammad - Pakistan (26451)
It is good to study the various seed businesses--both large and small--to see what they do and how they get their customers. In fact, it may be worthwhile to look into working for such a company for a while, in order to learn the business and to know who are the suppliers.
If your expertise is in the seed science, it is also good to find a partner who has a business and marketing background.
Write up a short Business Plan that outlines what you want to do and how you will achieve your goals, as well as the funding your will need to get started. A good Business Plan is important in convincing prospective investors.
See Starting Your Own Business: Entrepreneurship for some more ideas, as well as to check the various resources.
Best wishes for success in your upcoming seed business.
Suggested business link
August 10, 2015
I noticed your Links to your Business Resources section on your website and I want to thank you for providing those helpful resources.
Broadview Networks recently created a Top Tech 2015 Blog Award post that features the best technology bloggers on the internet, and we think your readers would benefit from this article too. The article leads to 20 bloggers who provide insight to the latest and greatest technology and how it can be utilized in business.
We hope you share our award findings on your Business Resources section, so that your readers may discover these bloggers and gain further and advice to what you have already provided.
Cindy - USA (26265)
I couldn't find the Top Tech 2015 Blog Award post. Also, most blogs seemed to be advertisements for BroadView.
Minimum capital needed to start up a business
June 21, 2015
What is the minimum capital to start up a business
DANIEL - Zambia (26105)
It depends on the type of business you want to start and how much equipment you need. It also depends on the level at which you are starting. You could start some small businesses in your home, or you might want to start at a large scale.
See Levels of Starting a Business for some ideas.
Define business and categorization
October 29, 2014
PLEASE BRIEFLY DEFINE BUSINESS. THEN LIST AND EXPLAIN THE CATEGORIZATION OF BUSINESS.
Dennis - USA (25486)
A business is a legally recognized enterprise or organized activity that obtains, creates or manufactures products or services and then sells them to customers on a continuing basis.
One form of business categorization is the way you will accept payments.You can categorize businesses as retail, mail order, or internet.
You could also categorize business by the type of products or services the business provides.
Want more information
January 4, 2014
I would like more information about the class.
- USA (24403)
You can go through our lessons to help gain knowledge in the subjects. They are not official classes and no grades are given.
Best wishes in understanding basic business concepts.
October 30, 2013
plzzzzzzz tell me the business terminologies and their application...
Rumi - Pakistan (24152)
The main purpose of a business is to provide products or services to customers at a profit. There are many factors involved, which are listed in alphabetical order on Business Definitions.
Instead of trying to know all the terminologies, it is good to start with the basics in your area of interest.
I hope that helps you. Best wishes in business.
Starting a business for the deaf
August 23, 2013
I'm Rebecca Reed, and I wanted to compliment your page called (http://schoolforchampions.com/business/resources.htm). My husband and I are both deaf and in the process of starting a firm for other deaf people, sort of like a life coach for the deaf. Its been our dream for the last few years, and I'm happy to say we are getting started!
I wanted to tell you that your page has been really helpful through the planning stage! We particularly appreciated the SCORE page. Although, one thing I was surprised to find missing is info for entrepreneurs with a disability (like us!)
I was finally able to find a page I was looking for. It's a great page for small business owners with disabilities, and I thought you might want to link to it to make an ultimate resource page. This is the one: (http://www.shoretelsky.com/resources/business-resources-for-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities/). It was so helpful for us!
Anyway, thanks again for the help! I'll be sure to let you know about our success :)
And let me know what you think of the page I sent along!
Rebecca - USA (23958)
I'm glad the material was helpful to you. I added your suggested link in the Business Resources page. It looks like a valuable list of resources.
I also added the link in the Entrepreneur Resources page.
If you haven't already done so, check out the articles in Starting Your Own Business: Entrepreneurship. They may give you some ideas.
Starting a firm for other deaf people certainly seems like a worthy cause. Best wishes for success in achieving your dream. Let me know how things work out.
Wants to study business program
June 15, 2013
Please i want to study one of your business program and would like to find out the process of how i can start and how to write the exams to gain certificate after successful study the course and pass the exams.
Please get back to me asap.
Thanks a lot
Jeffrey - South Africa (23777)
We do not have a complete Business program but simply offer supplementary lessons on various business topics, including TQM and starting your own business. Feel free to go through them to increase your knowledge.
You can also go through free business lessons from the University of Pennsylvania. However, they do not give exams of certifications.
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