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How do I create a business plan for a home salon?
QUESTION | BY Crystal Harvey | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I am a licensed cosmetologist. I am looking to open a salon out of my home. However, I am having issues with business planning. How do I go about creating a business plan?

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How to Protect Your Startup With a Sustainable Mindset
BY Kash Mathur

Growth doesn't have to happen at lightning speed. Startups can celebrate the small wins on their growth journey (as well as the big ones).

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How can I start my new business ?
QUESTION | BY Ashish Ghaskata | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I can't understand which business is good for beginning. How can I start my new business. How much investment required for stat the bussiness. Which rules and regulations are required for that...

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 121 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

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...

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I have a business in two states. What do I need to know about operating in multiple states?
QUESTION | BY Russell Knight | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I have a law firm in Chicago, Illinois and one in Naples, Florida. Is there anything I need to know? Anything I'm forgetting about operating in multiple states?

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Which eCommerce platform is best?
QUESTION | BY adam kostka | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

Hi everyone, I want to build an e-commerce store for my client and I need your opinions, Which platform should I go with, my client has approx 1000 to 10,000 products. I found this comparison...

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4 CMMS Packages for Small Businesses
BY business.com editorial staff

Find out how to automatically track your equipment and other assets to extend lifespan, reduce maintenance costs, and improve utilization.

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Turn It Up: Aggressive Marketing Strategies for Startups in Any Industry
BY business.com editorial staff

If you've got a product ready to go, how do you market it so that you can sell as many as possible in a short amount of time?

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Forget the Checks: 3 Reasons Why Your Construction Company Should Accept Credit Card Payments
BY business.com editorial staff

Learn about the advantages to accepting credit card payments.

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3 Surefire Strategies to Help You Stand Out from the Competition
BY business.com editorial staff

As a business owner, you need to know how to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

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The Role of ISO Certification in Business Growth
BY Anand Srivastava

ISO certification signifies adherence to quality standards and processes. However, getting certified requires substantial financial resources, something that is not easy to do when you're a startup.

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5 Tips for a Successful Conference Call
BY business.com editorial staff

Conference calls are convenient for remote workers, but there are some downsides.

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The Best Business Liability Insurance Providers of 2020
BY Chad Brooks

Business.com is the most popular review site for business liability insurance. Compare service features and prices to make your buying decisions easy.

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Should You Require Contracts as a Freelancer?
BY business.com editorial staff

Considering freelancing? Here's everything you need to know about freelance contracts.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
BY business.com editorial staff

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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Sound Stupid? Dumb Business Ideas That Turned Out to be Pretty Smart
BY business.com editorial staff

Google, Twitter and the iPad all started as "dumb" business ideas no one believed in.

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How has the covid outbreak affected your business?
QUESTION | BY Abeer Raza | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/31/20

Hi everyone! My partner and I are conducting workshops to help entrepreneurs in the community use technology solutions to cope with the covid outbreak, and the way it?s been affecting business...

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7 Ways to Protect Your Online Business During COVID-19
BY Rotem Gal

In the face of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to protect and maintain your online business against changing market conditions as well as malicious threats.

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Naming a Product: What You Need to Know
BY business.com editorial staff

Product names can make or break sales. Here's how to choose the right one.

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Intellectual Property Essentials
BY business.com editorial staff

Aggressive intellectual property protection allows a business to protect hard work.