There are several "business" visas available. What kind of visa is suitable for your friend depends on the type of business and the amount of money he/she will invest in that business. Talk to an immigration attorney or have your friend talk to an immigration attorney in private to identify which visa is best for your friend.
Carl Shusterman's answer Unfortunately not. You can easily sponsor your parents for green cards, but a sibling petition for someone born in the Philippines takes over 20 years. (I know that first hand since my wife is from Cebu.)
If your parents find an alternate way to immigrate to the US, their 10-year-old daughter could immigrate together with them.
To petition for your parents (mother or father) to live in the United States as green card holders, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old. Green card holders (permanent residents) may not petition to bring parents to live permanently in the United States.
Kyndra Mulder's answer In general, once you have overstayed your visa you can not change or adjust status without leaving the USA to do so. An exception is if you are adjusting through a USC immediate relative.
You are correct that if you leave the country you may be subject to a ban and you will need a waiver to return.
Shan Dimitris Potts' answer Yes, your case will be automatically updated but it takes time for it to be done automatically. If you update your status yourself the process will be much faster. And the priority dates will also change after you become a U.S citizen.
All the best.
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Shan Dimitris Potts' answer The first step in applying for citizenship is to get a permanent residence card. Once you get a permanent residence card and send 5 years in the US with that card you will be able to apply for citizenship. Your US citizen husband may be able to sponsor you for a green card, so please contact an immigration attorney in private either through phone or skype or in person to being the process. All the best.
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