Standard Business Questions

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There are a number of standard business questions used when making generally inquires into the nature of a company. The following dialogue covers a number of standard business questions. The reference section then provides variations and related business questions for a number of the standard business questions used in the dialogue.

Business Reporter Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today.

Manager: It's my pleasure

Business Reporter: Who do you work for?

Manager: I work for Springco.

Business Reporter: What does Springco do?

Manager: Springoco distributes health products throughout the United States.

Business Reporter: Where is the company based?

Manager: Springco is located in Vermont.

Business Reporter: How many people do you employ?

Manager: Currently, we have 450 people on staff.

Business Reporter: What's your annual revenue?

Manager: Our gross revenue is about $5.5. million this year.

Business Reporter: What type of distribution services do you provide?

Manager: We distribute to both wholesale and retail outlets.

Business Reporter: What sort of internet presence do you have?

Manager: We have a storefront, as well as an online forum.

Business Reporter: Is your company public?

Manager: No, we are a privately held company.

Business Reporter: What type of logistical structure do you have?

Manager: We ship from four regional warehouses.

Business Reporter: Where are your products manufactured?

Manager: Most of our products are manufactured abroad, but a number are also produced here in the United States.

Standard Business Questions

Who do you work for?

Variations:

Which company do you work for?

Where do you work?

Related Questions:

What kind of job do you have?

What do you do?

What are your responsibilities?

What does X do?

Variations:

What kind of business does X do?

Which business is X in?

Related Questions:

What type of products does X sell/manufacture/produce?

What type of services does X provide/offer?

Where is the company based?

Variations:

Where is your company located?

Where are your headquarters?

Related Questions:

Where do you have branches?

Do you have any offices abroad?

How many people do you employ?

Variations:

How many people does X employ?

How many people does X have on staff?

How many employees are there at X?

Related Questions:

How many divisions are there?

How many people are on staff in that branch?

How many people do you employ in (City)?

What's your annual revenue?

Variations:

What's your turnover?

What type of revenue do you do?

Related Questions:

What's your net profit?

What are (were) your quarterly earnings?

What type of a margin do you have?

Is your company public?

Variations:

Are you a publicly traded company?

Are you on the stock market?

Is your company privately held?

Related Questions:

What's your company's stock symbol?

Which market are you traded on?

Where are your products manufactured?

Variations:

Where are your goods produced?

Where do you manufacture/produce your merchandise?

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