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Online web store must haves?
QUESTION | BY Samuel Carr | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/08/20

So A couple days ago I started a online web store for selling golf balls and I've had 61 unique visitors but none of them have resulted in any orders is there something I'm doing or not doing that is...

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 119 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/08/20

I've recently had to deal with clients who pay extremely late or simply avoid paying us entirely. I'd like to try to avoid lawsuits, and I'd also like to maintain as positive a relationship as...

Article
Achieving the Ideal Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
BY Don Daszkowski

The franchisor-franchisee relationship is unique and takes effort from both sides. Here's what both parties can do to forge a successful partnership.

Article
What Crises Can Teach Us About Leading Beyond Borders
BY Kevin Xu

Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic have a way of highlighting our strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Here are six lessons in crisis management for global companies.

Article
1099 vs. W-2: Which Type of Employee Should You Hire?
BY Dock David Treece

There are pros and cons to hiring both W-2 full-time employees and 1099 contractors. It is important to know what those are before you decide which way to go.

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Can you manage your business in the middle of crisis?
QUESTION | BY Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa | 37 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

In the midst of economic breakdown, the last thing a company would need is a leader who easily succumbs to the pressure and forgets that he still has a business to manage. Can you please give some...

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What are some creative management ideas that can refocus and refresh our team for fall?
QUESTION | BY Anisia Allen | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/20

August has been a really tough month for my team and myself to stay motivated at work. I think we've all been slacking off a little bit and enjoying summer! As September hits, what can we do to get...

Article
Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 5
BY Adam Uzialko

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

Advice
How do I build a two-sided online marketplace from scratch?
QUESTION | BY ashwin varghese | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/20

I am a young entrepreneur, a really young one, and it's my dream to launch an online marketplace where small business owners can post their products for free and customers can search for products...

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How Small Business Owners Can Support Black Entrepreneurs
BY Andrew Martins

Wondering how your business can support Black business owners? Here are some ideas and resources to help you get started.

Advice
How did you reopen during COVID-19?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

For small business owners who were able to reopen after temporarily suspending (or pivoting) operations. What is your business and where is it located? When did you first close and/or pivot...

Advice
How can I improve the productivity of workers?
QUESTION | BY Sushil Gupta | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

I have started a civil contracting company in bahrain, 4 months ago. I have 27 years of working experience also in civil engineering as an engineer and construction manager. Now I am facing problem...

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What is the process to set up a consulting business? What would be my least initial cost estimate?
QUESTION | BY Tom Lister | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

My former company (Advanced Technology Group) wants to give me an opportunity to create more business for them in East County. ATG is a construction firm I used to Project Manage for. They would like...

Article
3 Rebound Strategies to Help Your Business Overcome Crisis
BY Joy Gendusa

Despite huge losses due to the pandemic, my company is back to profitability after just five turbulent weeks. Here are some takeaways from our success.

Advice
How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/31/20

I want to sell purified water to supermarkets and garages. Also sell to walk ins but I do not have capital. I will also supply functions

Advice
How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 131 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/20

Looking for advice from people who serve people well. Customer service is something that ensures our customers hang out, continue to buy from us, and keep coming back.

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What are some fun ways to motivate my team?
QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/29/20

I have a few remote, part-time workers. We don't have the opportunity to work together often and mostly connect over email. I am thinking I should try to set up a few team activities for us to...

Advice
I invested in my friend's company but now I want out and they say I can't get my investment back. Is that true?
QUESTION | BY Tiffany Saleem | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/28/20

Hello, I invested and bought 2 shares in my friend's company and became a partner in a mortgage loan company. I was supposed to get certified as a loan officer and start processing loans but due to...

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How can I earn money online from home?
QUESTION | BY Jim Allen | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/28/20

I want to know about the best way to earn money online from home.

Article
How to Set Business Goals in a Pandemic
BY Rachel Krug

Learn why a business needs to set goals, what makes a good goal, and how to determine goals using the SMART framework.