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Warning: These Real Estate Marketing Strategies Are So Effective, They're Addictive
BY Jimmy Rodela

The real estate industry has taken the marketing bull by the horns. Learn their tactics for success in order to replicate their wins.

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What is the difference between a coach and a mentor?
QUESTION | BY Denise Dukette | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/22/16

I'm curious how you, as an entrepreneur, personally define the differences between a mentor and a coach. Including specific examples would be great.

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How do I build email and/or snail mail contact lists for recreational boaters in the US, both power and sail?
QUESTION | BY Doug McQuilken | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/21/16

I have a startup which provides a free search engine service specifically for used boat parts. The MVP is functional and online at http://www.boatusedpartsearch.com/ I'd like to communicate its...

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Big Data, Big Problem: Coping With Shortage of Talent in Data Analysis
BY business.com editorial staff

Forty percent of companies are struggling to find and retain data analytics talent, and the picture is starting to look even more bleak.

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Small Business Guide to Outsourcing
BY Mary-Alice Miller

This Business Guide will help you understand which tasks to outsource, how to find trusted experts and how to afford hiring someone.

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Looking Within: New Age Business Principles Need Deep Self-Reflection
BY Bhavna Chadalavada

Inspired action oriented toward a particular value or purpose comes from within. That comes from true evolution and internal alignment.

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I have a potential acquisition opportunity to buy a more successful company than my own fledging one. What are my best funding options?
QUESTION | BY Kelly Bains | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/19/16

The business is in the same sector so we have a lot of synergies and it would fast track expansion without management overload. We are just starting to turn out a profit ourselves. What would be...

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Prioritizing The Postmortem: Learning the Most from the Post
BY Andrew Lovasz

Whether your project was a success or a failure, there are always valuable lessons to be learned in the postmortem meeting.

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Always Prepared: 4 Things Every Business Owner Should Have in His Back Pocket
BY Anna Johansson

Prepare for all situations by having the right resources at hand. Here are the top things every business owner needs access to stay ready.

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Stop Blaming Something Else For Your Business Woes
BY Ed Drozda

As is often said "there are things over which you have no control." Amen! If you can't do anything about it, STOP WHINING, it won't make things better. Ah but whine you do_

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As a company owner, when do you think to hire a consultant, and how you find him/her?
QUESTION | BY Mohamed Salah El Dein - MBA | 52 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/17/16

At which stage of your project do you incorporate the opinion of certain business consultant, and what are the parameters of choosing this consultant? How you can find him/her?

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Making Connections: The Best Internet Marketing Conferences in 2016
BY Seth Rand

Trade shows and conferences remain a key factor to the success of any business. Here are a list of the best ones this happening year.

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Building Home Base: 5 Reasons You Should Consider a Virtual Office
BY David Shiffman

There are creative ways you can avoid paying rent, while still reaping the benefits of a physical office space.

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Build Your Bank Account: 15 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money
BY John Rampton

Sometimes, salary just won't cut it. If you want to earn a little extra cash, take a look at these 15 easy ways to bring in the bacon.

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How do you successfully bring partners into your business?
QUESTION | BY Melissa O'Reilly | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/15/16

We are innovating and adding some partners and products for our 5 year Anniversary. I am bringing in some partners who are experts in different categories. I am not sure how to create aggreements...

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Room for Improvement: How to Build a Better Performance Review System
BY business.com editorial staff

The traditional annual performance review is outdated for today’s knowledge workers. Here's what you should do instead.

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What are some ways to establish a good culture in a small business?
QUESTION | BY Kevin Travers | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/12/16

I want to establish a culture of stellar customer service and a dedication to learning and working hard, while also having a respect for personal life. I have written these goals, and a few others,...

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Even Out Retail Seasonality: Picking Up the Slack During Off-Peak Seasons
BY business.com editorial staff

Most businesses are cyclical. The key question is: what do you do during the slow periods besides wait for things to pick up again?

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In the Can: 5 Types of Presentations Every CEO Needs to Have
BY Peter Arvai

Be prepared to give your company what it needs, when it needs it.

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The Art of Being Present: Building a Company Culture Rooted in Mindfulness
BY Victoria Heckstall

Your company should have a company culture rooted in mindfulness. Find out why this is important and how to achieve it.