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I would like to open my own restaurant; what should I study in college?
By Aneena Andrews | 8 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

Hi, I am currently a college student interested in starting my own business. I would like to start my own restaurant but I am unsure about what I should study in college. What are your...

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The Best Help Desk Software for 2021
By Andrew Martins | November 20, 2020

The right help desk software makes it easier for your customer support or IT team to track and resolve issues. We researched the top providers on the market to pick the best help desk software for...

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How to Run a Successful One-Person Business
By Bennett Conlin | November 20, 2020

Running a business on your own is doable, but it's important to remain patient when building it.

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What are your favorite small business products that would make for good gifts?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

Comment a link to your favorite small business products below (or tell us about your own product if you are a business owner!) This holiday season, it's more important than ever to shop small. We...

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What Are You Doing to Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset?
By Anna Johansson | November 20, 2020

Employee development is critical to the success of your business.

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13 Smart Ways to Better Market Your Retail Store
By Karina Fabian | November 20, 2020

With the right marketing, brick-and-mortar stores can still compete.

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How do I build a two-sided online marketplace from scratch?
By ashwin varghese | 12 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

I am a young entrepreneur, a really young one, and it's my dream to launch an online marketplace where small business owners can post their products for free and customers can search for products...

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What business I choose amid COVID?
By Rakesh Kumar | 6 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

Hi All, I would like to know about the business ideas that can survive in any pandemic. Please share so that I can choose accordingly.

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What is the single most important growth stategy in business?
By Sonya Withrow | 15 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2020

I posted this question to learn more about the mosaicHUB community and build relationships with the members. Discussions and conversations in an on-line community is crucial to understanding who you...

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Is your business open for the holidays?
By Zander Davis | 29 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2020

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...

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Calculating the Costs of Call Center Systems
By Simone Johnson | November 19, 2020

Calculating the true cost of a particular call center system isn't easy. Here's how to find the price you can afford and the system you need.

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What are some good daily habits or exercises to get into?
By Jackson Durham | 7 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2020

I?m trying to create an efficient and stimulating daily routine that will lead me on the path to success and intelligence professionally. I realize this is incredibly general, but I?m open to...

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8 Essential POS System Features for Your Retail Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 19, 2020

If you're looking for a POS system for your retail store, make sure it has these features.

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Does anyone have business ideas to help communities during the pandemic?
By Michael chen | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2020

I want to create a business that can help both the community during this pandemic. The business I want to create is specified to a product, not a consumable, for example, cards and tumblers.

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What is the best software/solution to start a service marketplace like TaskRabbit?
By Rajnish Kumar | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2020

Hi Guys, I would like to start a service marketplace like TaskRabbit. Please guide me on which software or solution is the best one.

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Forum Etiquette: Guide for Online Forums
By Mona Bushnell | November 18, 2020

This simple set of guidelines will help you garner more high-quality responses to your posts online.

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What are the entrepreneurial roots of success for small businesses entering a crowded market?
By Michellyn Miner | 16 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

My husband and I are moving to Central Florida next summer and are looking to open a gym & yoga studio. I am a registered yoga instructor in Vermont and my husband has helped his best friend open his...

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What skills can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business?
By Anonymous User | 10 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

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?

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How to be both a successful entrepreneur and a mother?
By Brandie Carles | 18 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

I want to start my own business. I am also a new mom. I've read many great articles on stories of women becoming successful entrepreneurs while also raising a family. I just want to take it day by...

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7 Critical Building Blocks for Small Business Success in 2021
By Zaheer Dodhia | November 17, 2020

Whether you're planning to start a business or in the process of building one, you need to know these seven steps to establish the foundation of your enterprise and avoid pitfalls.

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The 5 Most Popular Types of 501(c)
By Deborah Sweeney | November 17, 2020

If you're considering starting a 501(c) organization, you should know the different options and the criteria for each.

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How to Start an Online Business From Home
By Ryan Ayers | November 17, 2020

Follow these five steps to lay a durable foundation for small business success in the digital marketplace.

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How does your team manage bilingual and bicultural communication issues in the workplace?
By Dr. Laura G Sweeney | 17 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

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...

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Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
By Colette Hamilton | 43 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

As a small business, is it more important to get the advice of a lawyer or accountant. There are various questions, such as our choice of legal entity and making sure we are taking the right steps...

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
By Denise Mock | 135 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

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.

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Shopify or Amazon? Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | November 16, 2020

Shopify and Amazon are giants in the e-commerce world, but which one is better for your business? Read on to make the right choice.

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How LaFlore Paris Became the Most-Funded Female-Owned Business on Kickstarter
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 16, 2020

LaFlore Paris co-founder Natacha Seroussi shares her tips on being successful on crowdfunding sites.

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What tips do you have for starting an eco-friendly business?
By Sumaiya Akter Mili | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 13, 2020

I want create an eco-friendly business but I do not know where to start. I'm having trouble finding business ideas that meet my small budget. Any advice?

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Should You Buy or Lease an ATM?
By Jennifer Post | November 13, 2020

Consider these six things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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What is the easiest and fastest way to make money?
By Robert McGee | 27 Answers | Last Activity on November 13, 2020

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