Need to interview any type of business person plz and ty :) (its just 20questions)?

have to interview some type of businessperson for introduction to business...

1. What is your business background?

2. What was your career path? (Or, how did you get where you are?)

3. Describe your job duties.

4. Does the state of the economy affect your business? If so, how?

5. Do you feel that your product/service fulfills a want or a need? (Not yes or no, which one.)

6. What kind of records do you need to keep?

7. How is your business organized: as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a cooperative, or a franchise? Do you think that this type of organization causes you to do things differently than you would in another type of organization?

8. Do any of your job duties involve financial management? If so, what are those duties?

9. Does your business complete financial reports? What kind and how often do you need to prepare them?

10. Does your business have a marketing theme or philosophy?

11. What kinds of advertising do you use?

12. Does your business have a separate marketing department? If not, who is responsible for marketing?

13. How do you evaluate customer satisfaction?

14. Does your business have a code of ethics? What are ethical expectations for employees?

15. What kind of legal issues have you had to address?

16. Does your business try to be socially responsible? For example, contributing to charities or schools, participating in community events, involving the community in decisions, etc.

17. Does your business deal with any international issues?

18. What kind of careers would be available in this line of business?

19. How much education/training is required to work in this environment?

20. Is technology widely used by your business? What percentage of employees in the business would you estimate need to use computers?

(tell me about these)

Managerial duties-

Leadership style-

Advice for entering the business world-

Human resources- hiring, firing, training-

thx a lot :)

Update:

oh can you please also have your name and where you are from.....cuz we're supposed to interview ppl from my area but i can't find anyone so decided to ask online..so i also have to include this in my paper :) thx

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  • Ollie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    1. What is your business background?

    Software development, experience as a company founder.

    2. What was your career path? (Or, how did you get where you are?)

    Got into high tech in my 20s. Got interested in the economics of high tech with the mentorship of some successful entrepreneurs.

    3. Describe your job duties.

    Plan, design, develop the business case (potential profitability) of software products, hire good team members, make tech decisions.

    4. Does the state of the economy affect your business? If so, how?

    Business I'm in is a service business; it replaces capital expenditures for our customers so it's generally recession-proof.

    5. Do you feel that your product/service fulfills a want or a need? (Not yes or no, which one.)

    Yes; we deliver information services used by hospitals that help patients have successful transitions when they leave the hospital. It's a critical need.

    6. What kind of records do you need to keep?

    Lots. Customer accounts, logs of access to patient records. Lots.

    7. How is your business organized: as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a cooperative, or a franchise? Do you think that this type of organization causes you to do things differently than you would in another type of organization?

    C Corporation.

    8. Do any of your job duties involve financial management? If so, what are those duties?

    I help decide about capital expenditures. But I'm not in finance.

    9. Does your business complete financial reports? What kind and how often do you need to prepare them?

    Quarterly and yearly financial statements, audited yearly.

    10. Does your business have a marketing theme or philosophy?

    Yup. "We care."

    11. What kinds of advertising do you use?

    Web site, word of mouth, highly targeted telephone and direct mail.

    12. Does your business have a separate marketing department? If not, who is responsible for marketing?

    Yes, separate marketing department.

    13. How do you evaluate customer satisfaction?

    Quarterly Customer Satisfaction surveys, according to a book called "The Ultimate Question" by Fred Reicheld.

    14. Does your business have a code of ethics? What are ethical expectations for employees?

    We are bound by the HIPAA rules about respecting patient confidentiality. ARRA 2009 (a law) makes each of us personally liable for disclosures.

    15. What kind of legal issues have you had to address?

    Who owns what information? How can our vendors guarantee patient confidentiality? Can we do digital signatures of documents and have them be binding? What do we do if a customer is late on payments?

    16. Does your business try to be socially responsible? For example, contributing to charities or schools, participating in community events, involving the community in decisions, etc.

    We provide continuing education classes for our customers.

    17. Does your business deal with any international issues?

    No, USA only.

    18. What kind of careers would be available in this line of business?

    Software, inside sales, outside sales, clinical consulting, customer support.

    19. How much education/training is required to work in this environment?

    All our employees have college degrees. Many have professional credentials such as LICSW or RN, or advanced degrees.

    20. Is technology widely used by your business? What percentage of employees in the business would you estimate need to use computers?

    Yes. 100%.

    Advice for entering the business world-

    The more you care about the mission of your employer, the more successful you will be.

    Human resources- hiring, firing, training-

    Hire very carefully, train diligently, let people go if they aren't working out.

    I hope this helps. No two businesses are the same.

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