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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.

Advice
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.

Advice
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...

Advice
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...

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
BY Dan Rafter

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 127 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/23/20

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.

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Five Steps to Conducting Safe-to-Fail Experiments in Business
BY Melanie Parish

During times of uncertainly, it's a good time for leaders to work toward change by conducting experiments that, while they may not work in the end, will not harm the company's bottom line.

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What Are 7702 Plans, and How Can They Be Used for Retirement?
BY business.com editorial staff

These life insurance policies are tax deferred over time to build cash value.

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Business
BY Trent Lee

When purchasing a business, it is critical to take the proper steps to ensure you get started off on the right foot.

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How the FMLA Applies to Your Small Business
BY Skye Schooley

Understand how the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to your business and what you need to do to comply with its regulations.

Advice
Have you ever used business planning software? If so, what?
QUESTION | BY Anna Attkisson | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/20/20

I'm curious to know if business planning is something most professionals do on their own or if any of the off-the-shelf options are truly helpful or not.

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How to find Food Wholesalers in USA?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/19/20

How can I find contacts of wholesalers and grocery stores in USA, and what is the best way to get in touch with them? Is it preferred to contact them by phone calls, whatsapp, or E-mail Any other...

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Tech Tools Your Construction Business Should Be Using
BY business.com editorial staff

Check out these must-have apps and tools to improve efficiency and profitability.