Business Basics

What is the best commercial insurance for an e-commerce website?

QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/20

I want to know which commercial insurance is best for an e-commerce website and its price. Please guide me in the details.

How to Allow Unit Economics to Skyrocket (Not Sink) Your Startup

BY Dev Garg

Unit economics is part of your strategic plan that you can't afford to ignore. We cover how you can run basic unit economics and avoid mistakes many startups make.

Am I still liable to pay my partner if the company goes under?

QUESTION | BY Jayne King | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/20

My partner and I each had 50% ownership of our LLC. We created an agreement where he would get paid $4,500 a month for 12 months as his share of the company. Now he is leaving the business. If the...

Everything Employers Should Know About Payroll Withholding

BY Simone R. Johnson

Learn what payroll withholding is and what it means for your small business's payroll process.

5 Ways to Use Automation to Streamline Your Customer Experience

BY Matt Shealy

Automation allows you to implement complex workflows and business logic so you can cater to individual customers' needs.

Becoming a Data-Driven Organization Starts With a Culture Change

BY Hailey Friedman

Several prominent industry reports have shown that companies that implement a data-driven strategy are seeing impressive results.

How do we improve the quality of customer service?

QUESTION | BY Armando Ortiz Valencia | 46 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/20

How do we get better results around customer service? Is this something that is more about the training or about our hiring? Can good customer service be taught or is a certain personality a...

How does your team manage bilingual and bicultural communication issues in the workplace?

QUESTION | BY Dr. Laura G Sweeney | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/20

I am curious about the variety of issues that occur in workplaces when communication is between businesses from various countries with differing linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Can you think of...

Am I doing everything right in my business?

QUESTION | BY Andrew bonni | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/20

I want to know if I'm doing everything right in my business. I have been open for about 6-7 days now and I haven't had any sales yet. Is that normal? My website is https://supershirtz.com/.

Where can I find a good virtual assistant?

QUESTION | BY Maxine Jones | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/20

Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot of research on virtual assistance and I find that it may come in handy for me and my business. Has anyone ever used this type of service? If so, is there a...

What advice do you have for starting a business?

QUESTION | BY Tuong Aries | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/20

I want to start a business but I'm not sure where to begin. I have taken courses on Coursera and read many business books such as Michael T. Porter's "Competitive Strategy" and Robert T. Kiyosaki's...

How can I make the most use of business.com?

QUESTION | BY Kenji Kanemaru | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/20

Hello, I'm from Avanti Co. Ltd, a Japanese company mainly active for industrial materials. I'm looking to enter the B2B marketplace worldwide in order to promote our products and sell globally....

Free Job Posting Tips to Hire Better Employees

BY Derek Gallimore

Want to hire better employees? These free job posting tips will help you make sure you land the best candidates for your open positions.

How to Automate Your Business

BY Ibrahim Hanif

Before your business can expand to multiple locations, you need to automate how it runs by establishing a department chart, KPIs and training manuals.

What are the most important things to consider when setting up a job/recruitment agency?

QUESTION | BY Charles Martey | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/16/20

I intend to start a recruitment agency as a sole proprietor, and I would like to know some do's and don'ts of the trade.

Why You Should Consider Investing in a Co-Working Space

BY Chris Porteous

Coworking spaces are increasingly popular. Find out why you should consider investing in one.

How can we find a manufacturer in the U.S. for our swimwear line, and should we work with an experienced designer?

QUESTION | BY Shana Egan | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/15/20

We are starting a swimwear line. We have our business idea and mission and are on our way to finalizing our collection. We need experienced advice on finding a USA manufacturer, and we want to know...

How To Write A Business Plan

BY Deborah Sweeney

There are a number of key elements that all business plans should include.

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

BY Anthony Delgado

Let me help you learn from the tough lessons I head to discover on my own.

My business partner wants to leave our failing business and expects compensation. How do I proceed?

QUESTION | BY Ben Prent | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/14/20

My business partner and I set up a business 18 months ago to sell on Amazon. We did all of this on a low budget - $2.5k each to start out with inventory and everything thereafter we have used the...