Are you going to be a small-business owner or an entrepreneur when you complete your degree? Do you have strategic, business-activity how-to questions that could assist your business-planning process?

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is looking for questions for a weekly business-advice column, “Outside Consultant,” which is coordinated with the University of St. Thomas.

Questions will be answered by professors from the university’s Opus College of Business and can include a wide range of topics from hiring and marketing to real estate and work-life balance.

One- to three-sentence questions relevant to business are requested. You can ask a business expert, at this website, for potential inclusion within the column.