Business Basics

Would an MBA better prepare me to start a business?

QUESTION | BY Barbara Ciosek | 98 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

I have been debating about whether to go to business school or just start my own business. I am wondering if business school is worth the time and money. I know I would make great connections and...

How do I bring my business idea to life?

QUESTION | BY Ashik Gowda | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

Hello community, I want to start a business selling handmade handkerchiefs in India. The idea that I found unique was to craft handkerchiefs with a fabric which is anti-bacterial and has a mild...

How can I increase the market share of my airlines?

QUESTION | BY Raghav Mundara | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

I own a small airline that functions locally in Nepal. We are 3 partners and do not suffer from any communication gap or other problems between ourselves. We operate with 4 flights and fly locally...

Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in Q4

BY Dustin Ray

If you have a business idea you can’t wait to put into action, is it okay to charge ahead in the midst of Q4?

How to Choose Translation Software and Services

BY Business.com Editorial Staff

Find out what you need to know to pick the right translation software or service to help your business work internationally.

What advice do you have for starting a business?

QUESTION | BY Tuong Aries | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

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...

What is your favorite business book?

QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 133 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

It may not be a book directly related to business but whose underlying principles, themes or statements have proved invaluable to your career/business/personal development.

How did you celebrate Labor Day?

QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

With Labor Day quickly coming and going, we want to know how did you spend your time. Did you have the day off? Were you working? If so, was it your choice to work or was it a requirement? How did...

For business leaders: How to get the best talent?

QUESTION | BY Knut Harald Nylnde | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

It ought to go without saying that people are the most valuable assets to any company or organization. Develop a great workforce, and a great business will follow suit. It has always been a...

The best way for Web & Mobile Dev company to charge their services?

QUESTION | BY asa asasa | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

I have a Web & App Development company and I was wondering what is the best way to charge my services? For example this company: infinum.co ... They have 35 employees. That means that they have...

What are some fun ways to motivate my team?

QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

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...

How to Scale Your Customer Support Operations

BY Robert Johnson

Your growing business may have an established customer base, but how can you keep growing? I've put together four ways you can scale your customer support operations to ensure both your old and new...

How To Start A Successful CBD Business In 2020

BY Chris Porteous

By focusing on CBD products any good cannabis entrepreneur stands to make a killing in 2020.

5 Ways Machine Learning Is Leading to Smarter Manufacturing

BY Ignacio De Marco

Learn how AI and ML are improving the manufacturing process.

Have you ever used business planning software? If so, what?

QUESTION | BY Anna Attkisson | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/04/19

I'm curious to know if business planning is something most professionals do on their own or if any of the off-the-shelf options are truly helpful or not.

How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?

QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 115 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/04/19

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.

What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?

QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 118 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/19

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...

What skills can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business?

QUESTION | BY Sarah Johnson | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/19

What are the skills that can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business? Any suggestion? Can anyone share your experience related to this?

How can businesses benefit from a script directory submission?

QUESTION | BY zahra casey | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/19

What is a script directory submission? Why should any business need to use it? What is the use of directory submission sites?

How Entrepreneurs Can Stop Getting Wrapped Up in the Day-To-Day

BY Krister Ungerböck

Learn how small business owners can transition from day-to-day duties to the CEO role.