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Online web store must haves?
QUESTION | BY Samuel Carr | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/20

So A couple days ago I started a online web store for selling golf balls and I've had 61 unique visitors but none of them have resulted in any orders is there something I'm doing or not doing that is...

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What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
QUESTION | BY Bryan C. | 96 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/20

What's the most important lesson you've learned from being an entrepreneur, or observing other entrepreneurs? How have you succeeded in fulfilling your main goals? How have you dealt with small...

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Crystal Knows All: You're Being Profiled
BY business.com editorial staff

Crystal combs your online social media and compiles a personality profile that it sells to businesses trying to reach you.

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Should I Start My Own Business During Retirement?
BY business.com editorial staff

Retirement doesn't always mean not working. Sometimes, it means pursuing entrepreneurship.

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
BY business.com editorial staff

Are you properly valuing the services you provide?

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ATM Buying Guide
BY Rissa Ann

An ATM may be just the extra source of revenue your business needs.

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How can I increase efficiency and maximize profit?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Greene | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/26/20

I wish to increase operational efficiency and maximize profit, what skills do I need? Someone told me that I need to become proficient at managerial accounting. Can you tell me what others skills I...

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5 Common Pitfalls of Entrepreneurship, and How to Avoid Them
BY Deborah Sweeney

Creating a proper work-life balance keeps you running smoothly, which in turn allows the business to run smoothly.

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Why Your Construction Company Needs Smart Helmets
BY business.com editorial staff

This wearable tech could improve your construction team's safety and efficiency.

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Avoid These Mistakes While Starting a Business in a Risky Economy
BY Dustin Ray

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur trying to get your business idea up and running during this tumultuous year, pay attention to these key mistakes to avoid.

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How to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting
BY business.com editorial staff

Find out what to do to keep your virtual meeting participants engaged and invested.

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5 POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
BY business.com editorial staff

Increase sales and minimize waste at your store with the data already in your POS system.

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
BY business.com editorial staff

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a cashless system.

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How to Use New Tech to Succeed in an Old Industry, and to Give Back
BY Simone Johnson

Fitz Frames uses new technology and creativity to not only break into an established industry, but to give back to the community.

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How do I start outsourcing business tasks?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/20

I have no idea where to start outsourcing business tasks. What do I look for in an outsourcing professional? How do I know which tasks I should be outsourcing? When should I start outsourcing? Help!

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How can I find a manufacturer (U.S. preferred) for a online swimming store?
QUESTION | BY Christian Sztolcman | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

We're in the process of making an online swim shop that sells competitive swim gear, and we need advice on how to find a manufacturer for some of the gear we want to sell.

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How to Transition From Your 9-to-5 Job to Full-Time Franchise Ownership
BY Nathan Resnick

Does your day job leave you exhausted at the end of the workweek? If so, franchising might be a good opportunity for you to be your own boss.

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Do I need an LLC or can I operate as a sole proprietor?
QUESTION | BY Marcy Lechleiter | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

I am starting a job as an independent contractor with an company for online dental billing for dental offices. I will not be selling anything , I am also in the middle of a move to TN where they...

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What is the best business idea after pendamic in US??
QUESTION | BY Sardar Akmal | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

I believe starting a business is a toughest decision. There are a lot of ideas list that we get online but practically does anyone have experience. Need expert opinion? Any Business ideas after...

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How can a business owner ensure they're hiring the right people?
QUESTION | BY Leonard Phillips | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

We have a small cleaning company that we started in 2005. Our biggest challenge is with employees. We read many leadership books, have weekly meetings with our leaders, monthly staff meetings to...