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What adjustments can I make to my business model to avoid negative impact from the Coronavirus or future viruses?
QUESTION | BY Victoria Ye | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/01/20

I have registered my company in Shanghai, China. I have a legally registered name, a legal import and export license, and a registered brand in China. I have put so much effort into marketing my...

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I've been managing a new team for 9 months and they are unhappy. What do I do?
QUESTION | BY Leah Benard-Boggs | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/01/20

I started a company 9 months ago at a state-supported higher educational institution. I have worked in private higher education for 20 years. I am still learning the culture of my current place of...

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My business partner wants to leave our failing business and expects compensation. How do I proceed?
QUESTION | BY Ben Prent | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/31/20

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...

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What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/31/20

If I am writing a business plan, what are the biggest challenges I will likely face during the process? How do I effectively prepare for and resolve those issues in a timely manner?

Article
8 Things Not to Do When Starting a Business
BY Derek Gallimore

When starting a new business, there are a number of missteps you want to be sure not to take.

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5 Ways to Secure Your Supply Chain
BY Mark Edwards

Ensuring your supply chain is running smoothly is critical to the success of your business.

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What is the difference between a merchant cash advance and working capital loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/29/20

I'm currently working on an article for business.com about the difference between a merchant cash advance and a working capital loan. I am looking for community members with experience, either as...

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How can I monetize a tourism information center to create a profitable business?
QUESTION | BY Samwel M P | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/20

Hello business experts, can anyone help me to know how I can run a tourism information center as a profitable business occupation in my homeland? It's been a challenge for me to figure out how I can...

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How can an entrepreneur run multiple businesses?
QUESTION | BY Bennett Conlin | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/20

I'm working on an article for Business News Daily, the sister site of business.com, about running multiple businesses at the same time. Does anyone run multiple business right now? If so, what tips...

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How to Double the Size of Your Business Overnight With a Merger
BY Nathan Resnick

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to have millions of dollars to your name or run a Fortune 500 company to combine your corporation or LLC with another business entity.

Article
How to Stay Relevant in Your Industry
BY Anthony Delgado

Here are a few tips on how to build an enduring name in your business's industry and stay one step ahead of your competitors.

Article
Transitioning From Corporate America to Franchise Business Ownership
BY Jim Judy

The thought of leaving the corporate world for business ownership is both exciting and frightening. These steps can help you decide and prepare.

Advice
Is cold calling too old school or is it still appropriate in today's marketplace?
QUESTION | BY Deborah Glass | 73 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/20

I've been in the insurance business for 27 years and it keeps changing. I do direct mailings for outreach on behalf of my company but, I am also open to new ideas. What are your thoughts?

Article
How to Pick the Right Insurance Coverage When You're Self-Employed
BY Chris Porteous

Don't skip on insurance. Here's how to determine what coverage you need and how to get it.

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How does your team manage bilingual and bicultural communication issues in the workplace?
QUESTION | BY Dr. Laura G Sweeney | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/24/20

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...

Article
Accounting and Cashflow Management Tips for Small Business
BY Anand Srivastava

Starting a business isn't easy, but running it amidst the existing competition is even more difficult if proper accounting strategies aren't followed. In this article, we talk about the best possible...

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What do you look for in an investment deal?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/23/20

Securing funding can be a challenge, so it can be tempting to jump at the first offer. But how can you tell a good investment deal from a bad one? What are the things you should look for in a...

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I am thinking about celebrity endorsements as a growth option for my nail salon business. I need some advice?
QUESTION | BY Mari-Louise Van den Berg | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/22/20

I have a small nail salon business on the side and I want to start growing this small venture into some day being owner of my own business having to quit my job or doing both. I am in this industry...

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How To Leverage Seasonality To Boost Visits to Your Website
BY Jared Atchison

Seasonal fluctuations impact all businesses. It is critical to ensure you are properly prepared for those times.

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Have you ever received a hard money loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/21/20

If you've received a hard money loan, business.com would like to hear about your experience. Why did you seek out a hard money loan? Did it serve the purpose you hoped it would? Was a hard...