How BPN Defines a Business


Related Page: Should I subscribe as an Individual or a Business? 


How BPN defines a business

A business has two or more of the following:
- a business name
- a professional license, business license, or childcare license
- a storefront, office, or other site
- a business phone number

- an email address that is not a personal email
- a website for the business or private practice
- employees, associates, or staff
- business cards
- markets itself as a business outside of BPN

Tutors & Teachers: see FAQ for Tutors & Teachers for more information about the difference between an individual tutor and a tutoring business.


How BPN defines a business owner

A business owner:

- works within a BPN-defined "business" AND
- either owns the business or doesn't report to anyone higher in the business


Examples of businesses and business owners 

daycares, childcare centers, schools, contractors, medical practices, doctors, therapists, adoption facilitators, electricians, plumbers, law firms, attorneys, cleaning services, summer camps, music classes, tutoring centers, support groups

Examples of people who are NOT considered businesses or business owners 

teachers, teen babysitters, sales clerks, staff at medical practices, waiters

If it's unclear whether a person is a business as BPN defines it, it is up to the subscriber to convince the moderator that the person in question meets or doesn't meet BPN's definition of a business.