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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 25, 2021

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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How to Stay Focused on Your Goals After the New Year's Resolutions Fade
By Karie Kaufmann | January 25, 2021

You might have lofty goals for your business or yourself at the start of the year. Here's how to make sure you don't lose sight of them as the year goes on.

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What Employers Need to Know About Ban the Box
By Alison Grillo | January 25, 2021

It is important to examine your company's policies for seeking information on criminal history of job candidates. Many states and cities have legislation on when this information can be requested.

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How much does it cost to build an online rental marketplace?
By William James | 5 Answers | Last Activity on January 25, 2021

I want to build an equipment rental marketplace. What is the best solution to get started with this?

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Online web store must haves?
By Samuel Carr | 11 Answers | Last Activity on January 24, 2021

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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Which food delivery clone app is the best for a startup?
By Lingesh Prabu | 7 Answers | Last Activity on January 23, 2021

With many restaurants relying on takeout/delivery during COVID, food delivery has become a necessity. With that being said, I want to start a food delivery business but don't know where to start....

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What is your company policy for dating in the office?
By Kayla Desmond | 21 Answers | Last Activity on January 22, 2021

I work for a corporate organization that frowns upon relationships within the workplace. I recently have met an amazing man through my work that I would like to continue seeing. I am also very happy...

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Why is a website so crucial for every business-- (it's obvious but still) I'd like to know some expert views?
By Fadila Ali | 6 Answers | Last Activity on January 22, 2021

I would like to truly understand how important a website is to any business. Quotes, referrals to studies, surveys, or other authorities, even testimonials will be appreciated.

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10 Ways Businesses Can Put Downtime to Good Use
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | January 21, 2021

When business is slow, downtime can be wasted or harvested as an opportunity. Turn boredom into innovation, creativity and problem-solving.

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SBA Loan Default? 9 Ways to Turn Your Business Around
By Jason Milleisen | January 21, 2021

Here are nine suggestions to help you turn around your business if you're struggling with SBA loan default.

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How to Decide if a Permanent WFH Model Makes Sense for your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 20, 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to embrace working from home, whether they were ready or not. Now businesses have to consider extending those policies permanently.

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18 B2B Business Ideas for 2021
By Usman Raza | January 20, 2021

If you're thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2021 but not sure what your startup should be, check out these business ideas to consider.

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7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business (With Case Studies)
By Wesley Cherisien | January 19, 2021

What should a small business do when facing a recession? Here are some practical ways to recession-proof your business.

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How to Build Business Momentum With Limited Resources
By Chris Porteous | January 19, 2021

Here, we look at how a business can establish decent momentum with only a handful of resources.

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I would like to expand my business to offer grocery delivery. What key features should I offer?
By Anderson Shelton | 3 Answers | Last Activity on January 19, 2021

Hi, I currently have a food delivery business. Due to the current situation we're in and my customer's needs, I want to expand my business to offer grocery delivery as well. What are some...

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5 Best Practices for Improving Business Productivity
By Amelie Theron | January 19, 2021

It's time to be more productive! Adopt these techniques and create a business with enhanced work output.

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Small Business Optimism Sinks as COVID-19 Rages, New President Takes Office
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Small business owners are pessimistic about the coming months, but there are reasons to be optimistic over the longer term.

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Text Message Laws Every Business Needs to Follow
By Jordan Beier | January 19, 2021

There are a number of text message marketing laws that your business should be following when trying to reach its target audience.

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Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
By Africana Gisele | 13 Answers | Last Activity on January 19, 2021

I'm an artist with an artistic career and I would like to build my management office. To build a music management practice, which documents, connections, and sponsors do I need? Do I need money to...

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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What should I do to earn 1 million dollars in a year?
By rajneesh bharti | 10 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021
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What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
By Bryan C. | 95 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

What's the most important lesson you've learned from being an entrepreneur, or observing other entrepreneurs? How have you succeeded in fulfilling your main goals? How have you dealt with small...

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What makes a leader resilient?
By Anonymous User | 69 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

I am looking for research on resilience in leadership. If anyone can help by giving me their views or pointing me in the right direction then I will be very grateful.

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The best way to ensure office security?
By Greg Bjorg | 5 Answers | Last Activity on January 16, 2021

Hello, dear experts. My question is about ensuring the security of offices. Due to the pandemic, it was decided to let night shift employees work from home. So, in the daytime, there are a couple of...

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Features of Business Security Systems
By Sean Peek | January 15, 2021

When evaluating a security system for your business, here's how to determine the critical features you will need.

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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.

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What are the most important skills to being a successful entrepreneur?
By Jeff Harris | 20 Answers | Last Activity on January 15, 2021

Is it your knowledge, your ability to manage time, perseverance? There are a lot of things I am working on to be successful, but I cannot do it all. What are a few key personal development areas I...

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Hitting the Books: A Guide to Retail Accounting
By Jill Bowers | January 14, 2021

Methods of calculating and tracking your inventory