Standard Business Questions
These are some standard business questions that may be asked while making general inquiries into the nature of a company.
A sample piece of conversation between a reporter and the manager of a publishing company is given below.
Reporter: Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today.
Manager: It’s my pleasure.
Reporter: Which company do you work for?
Manager: I work for a publishing company called Alpha Books.
Reporter: What sort of books do you publish?
Manager: We publish both fiction and non-fiction, academic and non-academic books.
Reporter: I see. Where is the company located?
Manager: Pioneer Books is located in Mumbai.
Reporter: How many people do you employ?
Manager: Currently, we have 250 people on our staff roll.
Reporter: Does your company have an online presence?
Manager: We have a full-fledged online store. We also have decent presence on social networking sites. Reporter: Do you also publish digital books?
Manager: Yes. Many of our titles are available in both print and digital versions.
Reporter: Do you have a presence overseas?
Manager: At the moment, we don't have a presence overseas, but we are working on entering into a partnership with some international publishing houses.
Reporter: Is yours a public limited company?
Manager: No, it is a privately owned company.
Variations of these questions are also possible.
Question: Which company do you work for?
Who do you work for?
Where do you work?
Who is your employer?
Question: Where is your company based?
Where is your company located?
Where is your company headquartered?
Where are your headquarters?
Question: Does your company have an online presence?
What about your company's online presence?
Do you have a website?
Does your company have a website?
Do you have an online store?
Question: How many people do you employ?
Does your company employ a lot of people?
How many people does your company employ?
How many people do you have on staff?
Parts of content taken from esl.about.com
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