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Is table of content on your website part of Google's ranking factor?
By Juan Force | 4 Answers | Last Activity on February 23, 2021

The backlinko guy says that a linked Table of Contents can help Google better understand your page?s content. But from what I have learned, table of content is used as an effective content...

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Where should I begin?
By User Name | 3 Answers | Last Activity on February 22, 2021

I want to build an infrastructure, let's say a Library, for purpose of social welfare. The project I'm aspiring for may cost $100m, which obviously I don't have. So, where should I begin?

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How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
By Phani Indra | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 22, 2021

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...

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How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | February 22, 2021

Everyone's startup is different, but these expenses are typical and usually necessary.

Advice
What is the marketing ideas/trend for Mobile App Development Services?
By Sonima Floges | 5 Answers | Last Activity on February 22, 2021

Hi, I'm running a software company, delivers mobile and web applications. I would like to expand my business and planning to start marketing our services globally (specially in US). Our...

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What's the worst job you ever had?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 5 Answers | Last Activity on February 21, 2021

I'm interested in hearing from you all about the worst job you've ever had before becoming successful in your career. What (not so pleasant) steps did you have to take before landing your dream...

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Tips for my first networking event?
By Zack Lombardi | 10 Answers | Last Activity on February 21, 2021

I'm planning on going out to my first networking event to raise awareness. I've never been to a networking event and am a little nervous about it. What are good tips for navigating a room/talking...

Advice
How do I start with my new business?
By Serge Dagher | 30 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

I am eager to start my own business and enter the market, but I am facing a problem in deciding what kind of business would that be. I can't decide what type of market interests me or what types of...

Advice
How do I get funding for a business startup?
By Onke Makalima | 5 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

I want to sell purified water to supermarkets and garages. Also sell to walk ins but I do not have capital. I will also supply functions

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I have a billion dollar idea, but no money. What are my funding options?
By Sabrina Johnson | 10 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

My idea is to get everyone involved in children's lives. Take the power away from iPads and tablets, and put it back in the hands of human beings. I want to do this in a fun, educational way. I have...

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 19, 2021

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

Advice
Does a perfect business strategy really exist?
By Knut Harald Nylnde | 99 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

For budding businessmen, there are several terms and concepts that seem overwhelmingly complex, and one of them is strategy. In your own experience and opinion does a perfect business strategy is...

Advice
Why is a website so crucial for every business-- (it's obvious but still) I'd like to know some expert views?
By Fadila Ali | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

I would like to truly understand how important a website is to any business. Quotes, referrals to studies, surveys, or other authorities, even testimonials will be appreciated.

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5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Security Cameras
By Bennett Conlin | February 19, 2021

Security cameras can help protect businesses against internal and external threats.

Advice
What are your best time management techniques?
By Kobus Myburgh | 76 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

In most careers, time management is of paramount importance. As your time is a finite resource, scheduling your work in order to stay within budget, within scope and within the deadline can be a...

Advice
What are the best steps to launch an online business?
By Mouna Boujmal | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021
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What advice do you have for starting a business?
By Tuong Aries | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021

I want to start a business but I'm not sure where to begin. I have taken courses on Coursera and read many business books such as Michael T. Porter's "Competitive Strategy" and Robert T. Kiyosaki's...

Advice
How do you handle the stress of starting your own business?
By Daniel Larkin | 39 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021

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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What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation Insurance
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 17, 2021

Nearly every state requires businesses to have workers' compensation insurance. Learn more about workers' comp.

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How Much Should You Spend on Small Business Security Systems?
By Max Freedman | February 17, 2021

Learn how much you can expect to spend on video surveillance, computer security systems, intrusion alarms and electronic access systems.

Advice
Can I start an online business without having an office?
By Pradeep Kumar Jha | 11 Answers | Last Activity on February 17, 2021

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...

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How can I make sure the business ideas shared are protected and not copied by others?
By Sarfraz SA | 67 Answers | Last Activity on February 17, 2021

Hello, I'm planning to do startup but I'm not sure whom to share the ideas with or how to make sure my ideas are not stolen or copied by others. How do I know who to trust? Is this even something I...

Advice
Is it harder to start a business when you are older?
By Barbara Ciosek | 56 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

I know starting a business requires long hours and a lot of stamina. It also requires a lot of skill. It is often hard to work the longer hours as you get older, but you have developed more skills....

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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

Advice
Does my business need a mobile app?
By Jack Garrett | 13 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

As a business owner I wonder does my business need an app? I have a website but is it enough? My restaurant is quite profitable and I always look for development opportunities. Any ideas?

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What are the main points a startup company should consider before launching?
By Sarfraz SA | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

As a start-up company, what are the main points or factors we need to take care of before launching? Thanks in advance, Sarfraz Saleem

Advice
The best way to ensure office security?
By Greg Bjorg | 8 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

Hello, dear experts. My question is about ensuring the security of offices. Due to the pandemic, it was decided to let night shift employees work from home. So, in the daytime, there are a couple of...

Advice
Which food delivery clone app is the best for a startup?
By Anonymous User | 11 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

With many restaurants relying on takeout/delivery during COVID, food delivery has become a necessity. With that being said, I want to start a food delivery business but don't know where to start....

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How do I start my own company?
By Carike Klokow | 70 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

I would like to open a water purification company. I have my own capital but need to know where to start. What are some of the obstacles most of you missed when opening your own company and only...

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Document Scanner Buying Guide
By Marisa Sanfilippo | February 15, 2021

Document scanners allow you to create a digital archive and ditch the filing cabinet.