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What can I do if my business partner tries to scam me?
QUESTION | BY mike leung | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

I invested $6000 for 10% share of my friend's new company. He is not operating or do anything for the company. The company is not running. I want out. How can I can my investment money back?

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Which eCommerce platform is best?
QUESTION | BY adam kostka | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

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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Am I doing everything right in my business?
QUESTION | BY Andrew bonni | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

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/.

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How do we improve the quality of customer service?
QUESTION | BY Armando Ortiz Valencia | 50 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

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...

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How should I improve my classified website?
QUESTION | BY Tapan kumar | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

We started a classified website named www.mycplaces.com. Our website is designed with the idea that only IT professionals can post ads and exchange services among themselves. So, it's basically...

Article
7 Things to Know When Hiring a Water Delivery Service
BY Max Freedman

Looking for a service to bring drinkable water to your office on a regular basis?

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Article
Can You File a Business Interruption Claim During COVID-19? It Depends
BY Dan Rafter

With many businesses across the country forced to close or pause due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent restrictions, here are things that business owners can do to protect themselves.

Advice
How to keep my business afloat and know my faults?
QUESTION | BY Michael Adetunji | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/16/20

I started a restaurant about month ago And in this 4weeks I noticed my expenses on food stuffs were more than the income coming in after a days work. I also notice I made more profit on drinks than...

Article
HSA Guide for Business Owners
BY Andrew Martins

It may not be an open enrollment period right now, but if you're considering setting up health savings accounts for your employees, now is the time to learn more about them.

Article
Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to ask for financial help for your startup from friends and family.

Article
10 Ways to Track Employee Productivity in the Workplace
BY Jayson DeMers

In this article, we explore what “productivity” truly is (and what it means to you as an employer), how to measure employee productivity, and how to improve productivity once you have a baseline...

Article
How Analytics Can Boost Change Management
BY Jared Atchison

Creating change in an organization is as challenging an experience as it is desirable. Today, we have analytics to support the introduction of new tools, new leaders, and new workflow. Let's explore...

Article
5 Lead-Nurturing Tips You Need for Success
BY Thomas Griffin

Do you want to nurture your leads and drive them through your sales funnel? We have five tips that will help you improve engagement and build rapport through email, social media, and your website!

Advice
Where can I start looking for suppliers?
QUESTION | BY Serge Dagher | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/13/20

I have a local online store, www.otloubnow.com and I am looking for a supplier that will distinguish me from my competitors by offering new and innovative items in my store. Can you please tell...

Article
Recovery Scenarios for Business Leaders Impacted by COVID-19
BY Rob Shelton

The novel coronavirus pandemic is an economic crisis as much as it is a public health catastrophe. Here's how to shift from surviving to thriving during the pandemic recovery.

Article
Minimalism in Business: Why It Works for Me and How to Implement It in Your Organization
BY Laura Spawn

Minimalism is a great strategy for some businesses. Here are some ways to apply it to your business.

Article
Thinking of Opening a Home-Based Business? 6 Things to Know Before the Launch
BY Blake Waller

Now more than ever, people are rethinking their careers and leaning toward home-based businesses to minimize high overhead and the need for employees.

Article
How to Save on Business Insurance During a Crisis
BY Chris Porteous

Despite the allure of doing away with your insurance entirely, insurance coverage remains critical, especially when it comes to preparing for future crises.

Article
Expanding Distribution Channels
BY business.com editorial staff

Increase sales and brand awareness while reducing risk.

Article
The Role of Ethics in 21st Century Organizations
BY Lance Wilkins

Ethical leadership is as important as ever.