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Advice
What payroll service do you use and what do you like about?
QUESTION | BY Chad Brooks | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

Trying to learn more about what payroll services your businesses are using and whether you like the service or not. What do you like about it? What is the service missing?

Advice
Which eCommerce platform is best?
QUESTION | BY adam kostka | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

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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Mandatory Sick Leave Laws and How They Work
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

Depending on the state you operate in, you may be required to provide paid sick leave for your employees.

Advice
How do you promote your small business?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

I personally believe social networking for business is fun. You can share real-life stories, events, product benefits, user reviews, and so on and so forth. What methods do you guys use to promote...

Article
Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works and How to Calculate Overtime
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

Advice
What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a co-work space versus renting an office?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

I'm getting stircrazy in my home office and am ready to leave the house. Should I work in a co-work space or should I rent out an office? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

Advice
How can I earn money online from home?
QUESTION | BY Jim Allen | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/08/20

I want to know about the best way to earn money online from home.

Article
7 Highly Effective Ways to Build an Online Community for Your Business
BY Max Freedman

For your business to fully succeed, you need to build a vibrant community that you can tap into for engagement.

Article
7 Provisions Your Sales Representative Agreement Should Have
BY Daliah Saper

If you create a sales representative agreement, make sure these seven elements are included.

Advice
Is your business open for the holidays?
QUESTION | BY Zander Davis | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/20

I work for a non-profit to stop animal abuse so realistically we never shut our doors, even for the holidays. Is this something we can capitalize on? I'm curious to hear if you slow down business...

Advice
For those of you who have multiple interests & talents as entrepreneurs, how did you choose your ultimate niche?
QUESTION | BY Lora Freeman Williams | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/20

I'm in the process of honing the focus of my business. I'm a life coach, love coaching groups in particular, have mediated between two parties, and I also write. I can't market all of this at the...

Article
5 Steps to Successfully Transition From Pro Athlete to Entrepreneur
BY Dominic Blanco

Learn what one former pro athlete recommends to other athletes considering venturing into entrepreneurship.

Advice
What business should I start to develop my Rural area ?
QUESTION | BY Junu Karki | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/20

I want to do some business in my own country ,Nepal.I am from rural area and want to create employment opportunity for rural people and for my self.what business should I do?

Advice
How do you manage to-do tasks at your company?
QUESTION | BY Josh Nicholson | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/20

How you manage to-do items on your tasks/checklist? Please let me know if you manage the task checklist manually on writing pads or you use any to-do list apps.

Article
A Pathway to Reopening During COVID-19
BY Matthew Loughran

Follow these steps for a safe and sustainable reopening.

Article
Should an Entrepreneur Act as a Registered Agent?
BY Deborah Sweeney

What is a registered agent, and what do entrepreneurs need to know about acting as the point of contact between the state and their business?

Advice
Am I doing everything right in my business?
QUESTION | BY Andrew bonni | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/01/20

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/.

Article
Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits, Fines and Damage to Your Business
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

Firing employees for the wrong reason could result in lengthy and costly lawsuits.

Advice
What skills can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/31/20

What are the skills that can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business? Any suggestion? Can anyone share your experience related to this?

Advice
What is the easiest and fastest way to make money?
QUESTION | BY Robert McGee | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/31/20

What are some business ideas that make money now? Actually, what are some easy methods of making money?

Advice
How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
QUESTION | BY Phani Indra | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/31/20

I have been working in the call center vertical for the past few years with different companies. Now am working with a company call Knoah Solutions. How do BPO companies get projects from large...

Advice
Where can I get a free or very affordable online signature service?
QUESTION | BY Larry Launstein Jr | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/30/20

I'm trying to find an online signature service that will do the job, either free or very affordable. Does anybody have any idea of where I can find such a thing? Looks like I'll have to have...

Advice
What is the best organization for industrial engineers to work in?
QUESTION | BY Faisal Shoaib | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/28/20

Can you forcast the career of industrial engineer also what is the best organizatio for industrial engineer to work in? what are the major areas where he can work and also where the maximum...

Advice
How should you format and write a rate increase letter?
QUESTION | BY Amy King | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/28/20

I am a legal billing coordinator running my business as an independent contractor. I currently have four separate law firms that I do monthly billing for. I am trying to come up with a way to...

Article
Creating a Culture of Innovation: How To Align Your Innovation Strategy With Your Business Goals
BY Michael Ellenby

Reward only comes when you take a risk and dive in.

Advice
What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/27/20

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?

Advice
Are you running a business or the business is running you?
QUESTION | BY JC Quek | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

nothing new about this question ... it just like other questions such as "live to eat or eat to live". But I think interesting to ask. When you run a business, this means you control the...

Advice
Can I start an online business without having an office?
QUESTION | BY Pradeep Kumar Jha | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

I want to start an interior design consultancy and service business. I have friends who are experts in interior design and I want to take the orders, and then give them to my friends to fulfill. I am...

Advice
I invested in my friend's company but now I want out and they say I can't get my investment back. Is that true?
QUESTION | BY Tiffany Saleem | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

Hello, I invested and bought 2 shares in my friend's company and became a partner in a mortgage loan company. I was supposed to get certified as a loan officer and start processing loans but due to...

Advice
How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 131 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

Looking for advice from people who serve people well. Customer service is something that ensures our customers hang out, continue to buy from us, and keep coming back.