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What is More Important: Building Your Business Brand or Personal Brand?
BY Kim Tracy Prince

Which is more important, your personal brand, or your company’s? Short answer: it depends.

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We're In This Together: Effective Practices To Maintain Office Harmony and Reduce Workplace Drama
BY Adam Toren

Adding a range of personalities with workplace stress can equal a hostile environment, however, there are ways to combat this issue

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What You Need to Know to Sell to Military Families
BY Stacy DeBroff

This article contains the shopping behaviors, retail preferences, travel habits and big-ticket purchasing decisions of military families.

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Do investors prefer a simplified or detailed business plan?
QUESTION | BY Amber Pleiss | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/15

What type of business plan should be used when working with investors and raising startup capital? I have a simplified plan with 1, 3, and 5 year goals. My company is a new start up in Tech industry...

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At what point will I need to switch over to a CRM system?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/15

I am still using excel right now, and I'm curious at what point in my business should I switch over to a CRM system. My business is still small, so I'm unsure if switching over now is worth the costs...

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What are the most common obstacles faced with employee productivity?
QUESTION | BY Diana Lozano | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/15

I am writing my dissertation on conflict resolution in the workplace and employee productivity (or lack thereof) is one main factor. I would appreciate your input to help me learn more about this...

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Would I be able to satisfy my entrepreneurial itch in a corporate environment?
QUESTION | BY Deana Andriolo | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/15

I have been working on starting my own business. I am worried about having enough financial resources to get it off the ground. I am thinking the corporate route might be a better option, but I am...

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Do you belong to any entrepreneurial networking groups?
QUESTION | BY Morgan Phillips | 38 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/09/15

I just launched my new business focused around running corporate events. I love my job, but I don't have as much familial support because my schedule is pretty demanding right now. I want to join an...

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What makes a perfect startup team?
QUESTION | BY Rema Monez | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/08/15

I am the co-founder of a startup with my husband. I have taken on the role of customer service / sales rep. While my husband is responsible for managing our finances. It seems like we're still...

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What is the best way to build my team?
QUESTION | BY Ella Alpina | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/08/15

Hello all! I am starting a web marketing agency. I am wondering about building a team: do I outsource? Do I contract out? I can't afford to hire anyone full time yet. I believe having someone locally...

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Emotional Intelligence & Negotiating: Lessons from Harvard Business School
BY business.com editorial staff

Tips on managing anxiety and emotional preparedness for negotiation from Harvard Business School professor Michael Wheeler.

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How do you determine how many contracts is too many when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Rachel Maleh | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/15

I'm starting out and trying to make my work load manageable without jeopardizing quality, customer service or turning down someone out of fear they won't ask again. How do you determine how much is...

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How can I run and grow a business in an awful political/economical environment?
QUESTION | BY Karin Maldonado | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

I want ideas or suggestions of how to grow and a run a business while fighting against these terrible political and economical times in Brazil, mostly in the Oil and Gas industry. Have any other...

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How can we right size manpower numbers in my organization?
QUESTION | BY Abhijit Sharangpani | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

Our manpower cost is very high and we realized that one of the way of reducing it is right sizing manpower count. How should we go about it?

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How do I get our small HR team to serve our department needs when they're always so preoccupied with other matters?
QUESTION | BY Michael Rubio PMP | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

I have a critical need to fill a sales post (industrial, B2B) and have done the needful internal procedures. However I am getting little support from HR (recruitment). I understand that our company...

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How do you handle the stress of starting your own business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Larkin | 38 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

I've taken on the project of opening my own business, mostly on my own. I find getting off the ground to be overwhelming sometimes. I read a lot of self-help books, and apparently 'stress' is good...

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How do I convince mobile operators to provide an API for my online mobile recharge site?
QUESTION | BY vamsi krishna | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/15

I want to build an online mobile recharge website. What I found out was the most important to do is to provide an API. I have an appointment next week with the manager in one of the companies. How do...

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Growth Hacking for Good: The Parallel Between Startups and Charities
BY Janice Chaka

Charities and startups are some of the worst business models, so they have a lot more in common than you think. Make them work together!

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Boom or Bust? The Impact of an Economy Driven by Startups
BY business.com editorial staff

Two decades ago, we saw the dawn of a new business funding paradigm that would set the stage for an incredible Wall Street roller coaster ride for years to come.

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Has anyone ever done a "client swap" or referral exchange?
QUESTION | BY Tyrone Robinson | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/27/15

I'm interested in doing a "client swap" or referral exchange with another professional in business development. I'd like the opportunity to make my network aware of what they have to offer and have...