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Advice
How would you know whether this person is suitable to run business?
By JC Quek | 28 Answers | Last Activity on February 01, 2021

When a person decided to run a business, is there a way to check whether he is fit to run business?

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I am still a student. But I want to be an entrepreneur in the future what should I learn during this time ?
By Zein Hesham | 6 Answers | Last Activity on February 01, 2021

What should I start learning in business? Where can I take courses for that field what is the advice that you want someone to told when you are a student

Advice
What experience should I highlight in my resume/cover letter?
By Krys Buckendahl | 12 Answers | Last Activity on January 31, 2021

I am looking to get into instructional design/content development. While I have several years of training/teaching experience in an academic setting and working for small companies, I have never...

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How to Run a Family Business Smoothly
By Chris Porteous | January 29, 2021

Family businesses are an important part of the economy, and running one comes with unique challenges and rewards.

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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WHERE and WHEN incorporate a internet startup?
By Alberto Sfolcini | 18 Answers | Last Activity on January 29, 2021

Hello, Suppose to have a very clear BusinessModel. The startup won't make money for some time (maybe 1-2years). Main markets (in order): USA, Europe, Asia 1) WHEN incorporate ? Do you think...

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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The Best GPS Fleet Tracking Services of 2021
By Skye Schooley | January 28, 2021

Our team of experts has compared the best GPS fleet tracking services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated services.

Article
Employer's Guide to Disability Leave
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 28, 2021

Here is everything you need to know about offering disability leave as an employer.

Article
4 Ways Companies Fail – and How to Fight Them
By Vasiliy Ivanov | January 26, 2021

A lack of clear vision can wreak chaos on your business. Here are four ways your company may fail, and how you can avoid them by facilitating proper goal-setting and communication.

Article
The Post-PPP Tax Realities You Should Know
By Andrew Martins | January 26, 2021

If your business received money through the Paycheck Protection Program, your tax situation for 2020 will be different from previous years.

Advice
Online web store must haves?
By Samuel Carr | 11 Answers | Last Activity on January 25, 2021

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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How to Stay Focused on Your Goals After the New Year's Resolutions Fade
By Karie Kaufmann | January 25, 2021

You might have lofty goals for your business or yourself at the start of the year. Here's how to make sure you don't lose sight of them as the year goes on.

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What Employers Need to Know About Ban the Box
By Alison Grillo | January 25, 2021

It is important to examine your company's policies for seeking information on criminal history of job candidates. Many states and cities have legislation on when this information can be requested.

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10 Ways Businesses Can Put Downtime to Good Use
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | January 21, 2021

When business is slow, downtime can be wasted or harvested as an opportunity. Turn boredom into innovation, creativity and problem-solving.

Article
SBA Loan Default? 9 Ways to Turn Your Business Around
By Jason Milleisen | January 21, 2021

Here are nine suggestions to help you turn around your business if you're struggling with SBA loan default.

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How to Decide if a Permanent WFH Model Makes Sense for your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 20, 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to embrace working from home, whether they were ready or not. Now businesses have to consider extending those policies permanently.

Article
18 B2B Business Ideas for 2021
By Usman Raza | January 20, 2021

If you're thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2021 but not sure what your startup should be, check out these business ideas to consider.

Article
7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business (With Case Studies)
By Wesley Cherisien | January 19, 2021

What should a small business do when facing a recession? Here are some practical ways to recession-proof your business.

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How to Build Business Momentum With Limited Resources
By Chris Porteous | January 19, 2021

Here, we look at how a business can establish decent momentum with only a handful of resources.

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5 Best Practices for Improving Business Productivity
By Amelie Theron | January 19, 2021

It's time to be more productive! Adopt these techniques and create a business with enhanced work output.

Article
Small Business Optimism Sinks as COVID-19 Rages, New President Takes Office
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Small business owners are pessimistic about the coming months, but there are reasons to be optimistic over the longer term.

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Text Message Laws Every Business Needs to Follow
By Jordan Beier | January 19, 2021

There are a number of text message marketing laws that your business should be following when trying to reach its target audience.

Advice
Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
By Africana Gisele | 13 Answers | Last Activity on January 19, 2021

I'm an artist with an artistic career and I would like to build my management office. To build a music management practice, which documents, connections, and sponsors do I need? Do I need money to...

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

Advice
What should I do to earn 1 million dollars in a year?
By rajneesh bharti | 10 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021
Advice
What makes a leader resilient?
By Anonymous User | 69 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

I am looking for research on resilience in leadership. If anyone can help by giving me their views or pointing me in the right direction then I will be very grateful.

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Features of Business Security Systems
By Sean Peek | January 15, 2021

When evaluating a security system for your business, here's how to determine the critical features you will need.

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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.