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Advice
What are the most important skills to being a successful entrepreneur?
By Jeff Harris | 20 Answers | Last Activity on January 15, 2021

Is it your knowledge, your ability to manage time, perseverance? There are a lot of things I am working on to be successful, but I cannot do it all. What are a few key personal development areas I...

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Hitting the Books: A Guide to Retail Accounting
By Jill Bowers | January 14, 2021

Methods of calculating and tracking your inventory

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Expand Internationally by Leveraging Local PEO Services
By Craig Dempsey | January 13, 2021

A professional employer organization can make an international expansion painless for your business.

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Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?
By Matthew G. | January 13, 2021

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

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The Legalities and Benefits of Employee Cellphone Monitoring
By Skye Schooley | January 13, 2021

Learn the benefits and laws associated with monitoring company-owned employee cellphones.

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5 Ways Small Tech Companies Can Thrive During COVID-19
By Mehdi Khalvati | January 12, 2021

With a few sales and marketing strategies, such as reframing your product and focusing on SEO, your small tech company can thrive during COVID-19.

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Why In-Location Experiences Matter More Than Ever
By Bobby Marhamat | January 12, 2021

To survive and thrive in the future, businesses will need to make in-location experiences a priority.

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Is Your Small Business Achieving Profitable Growth?
By Emil Abedian | January 12, 2021

Here's how to understand if your business's growth is profitable.

Advice
Would an MBA better prepare me to start a business?
By Barbara Ciosek | 101 Answers | Last Activity on January 12, 2021

I have been debating about whether to go to business school or just start my own business. I am wondering if business school is worth the time and money. I know I would make great connections and...

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Advice
What are the different types of e-commerce business models?
By karim ravi | 3 Answers | Last Activity on January 12, 2021

I am looking to start an e-commerce business. In order for me to decide what type of business I should start with and which one is best for me, I would like to know the different types of e-commerce...

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How You Can Apply System Thinking to Your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 11, 2021

What is system thinking, and how can it be applied to a wide range of businesses and industries without impacting their efficacy?

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Top 10 Customer Support Tips to Make Your Startup Prosper
By Emily Watson | January 11, 2021

Customer support is often the most important aspect of a business.

Advice
I want to start a new electrical equipment wholesale business, what are the important steps that I should follow?
By Serge Dagher | 5 Answers | Last Activity on January 10, 2021

I started with the business plan and it is almost finished, I also own a warehouse and a place that could be changed into a showroom so I can reduce my costs. My father has been an electrician for...

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10 Money-Saving Strategies for Small Businesses
By Vector Moranov | January 08, 2021

Knowing how to save money when running a small business is essential if you want to be profitable or expand. Simple choices such as using certain instruments, software apps or automated tasks can...

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.

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How to Start an E-commerce Business: An Easy Guide to Getting Started
By Kevin Shuler | January 07, 2021

E-commerce is growing at an unprecedented rate and is one of the most valuable industries now. This guide will inspire and guide you in starting your own e-commerce business.

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How Startups and SMBs Can Craft an IP Protection Strategy That Works
By Chris Porteous | January 07, 2021

Small business owners can develop a sound IP strategy when they leverage the right types of internal protections and external controls. Here are five steps to get started.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 07, 2021

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

Advice
How do Lawyers and Accountants keep track of time spent on providing service to a client?
By Chacko Cherian | 13 Answers | Last Activity on January 06, 2021

As a hardware and software solution provider, we are always looking for problems that we can solve. Lawyers and accountants spend time providing legal and accounting services to their clients...

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6 Myths About Process Improvement
By Kevin Shuler | January 06, 2021

Don't let workflow inefficiencies derail your company.

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The Small Business Productivity Guide: 7 Tips to Boost Your Output
By Victor Snyder | January 06, 2021

Here are seven tips to help you and your employees work more efficiently.

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How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | January 05, 2021

Learn about what businesses you can start with limited to no startup capital.

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How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | January 05, 2021

Follow these 10 steps to start your physical or online clothing store.

Advice
What are the top benefits of outsourcing web development services to India?
By Bimal Patel | 3 Answers | Last Activity on January 05, 2021

Why is outsourcing to India growing and what are the benefits of outsourcing?

Advice
How much capital would I need to start an ecommerce business from home?
By Kevin Elias | 25 Answers | Last Activity on January 04, 2021

I recently graduated with a Business Computing degree and would now like to apply my knowledge and skills to starting my own ecommerce business from home. How much capital would I need?

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10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | January 04, 2021

A clear, thorough invoice could be the difference between your business getting paid and your invoice being ignored.

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Recovering Your Business Post-COVID
By Brian Wallace | December 31, 2020

With COVID-19 and lockdowns showing signs of turning the corner, here is a holistic list of business and technology solutions to help businesses find the path forward.

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Top Tips for Conducting an End-of-Year Review for Small Businesses
By Jared Atchison | December 31, 2020

Learn how you can create an annual review to gauge the health of your business.

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What Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | December 31, 2020

The SBA and USDA offer loans to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who need funding.

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Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | December 31, 2020

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.