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What is the best project management software?
QUESTION | BY Kritika Pandey | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/12/20

I am looking for some good project management software recommendations for my start-up company.

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Where can I find a good virtual assistant?
QUESTION | BY Maxine Jones | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/12/20

Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot of research on virtual assistance and I find that it may come in handy for me and my business. Has anyone ever used this type of service? If so, is there a...

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The Best Time of the Year to Take Vacation
BY business.com editorial staff

Don't waste your time off; just make the most of it without leaving a disaster at work.

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What advice do you have for an aspiring young entrepreneur?
QUESTION | BY Jean Chloe Miray | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/11/20

Hi! I'm Jean Chloe, 17 years old. Since the 10th grade, I've been really interested in entrepreneurship. My family has faced financial struggles so I've always planned to immerse myself in work and...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of running a home-based business?
QUESTION | BY Mary Hinton | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/11/20

I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of operating a business out of your home versus having it based in a commercial building.

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How do we improve the quality of customer service?
QUESTION | BY Armando Ortiz Valencia | 48 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/11/20

How do we get better results around customer service? Is this something that is more about the training or about our hiring? Can good customer service be taught or is a certain personality a...

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Eliminating Excel from the M&A Process for More Successful Deals
BY Kison Patel

Excel has been the modus operandi in the world of M&A for decades now, but it’s time for that era to end. Not only is the traditional methodology out of touch with the industry’s current needs, but...

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Federal Wage Garnishment Rules and Procedures
BY business.com editorial staff

What to do if you need to garnish an employee's wages

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How to Dissolve a Partnership Agreement
BY Julianna Lopez

Dissolving a partnership agreement isn't always easy. Here's how to end your partnership amicably.

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How Coworking Spaces Positively Impact Small Businesses
BY Luke Fitzpatrick

Learn about the perks that coworking spaces offer small businesses and their employees.

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How Can Businesses Better Protect Employees Who Drive For Work?
BY Chris Porteous

Learn how company driving policies help business owners protect their companies, their employees and everyone else on the road.

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What's the best multi-client project, task and document management software?
QUESTION | BY Kara Brown | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/10/20

I'm an independent with a growing retainer-based business. I'm looking for a software to help me track projects, to-do lists, document management and sharing, etc. for all my clients. Right now...

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How can I turn an angry customer into a loyal customer?
QUESTION | BY Becca Richards | 94 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/10/20

I do not deal well with confrontation. My first instinct when I get a customer complaint is to ignore it and let them go. (Terrible approach, I know!) This is something I need to work on, and the...

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Looking for the best small business loan provider? We have expert reviews and feature comparisons of the top business loan providers.

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Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 40 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/10/20

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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Have any of you contributed to business.com, and if so, would you mind sharing some tips?
QUESTION | BY Faisal Rehman | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/10/20

Hi guys, I would like to contribute and write some articles on business.com. Is it mandatory to have some previous business experience to contribute? If you have contributed here, would you...

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How should you format and write a rate increase letter?
QUESTION | BY Amy King | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/20

I am a legal billing coordinator running my business as an independent contractor. I currently have four separate law firms that I do monthly billing for. I am trying to come up with a way to...

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Should You Provide Food for Your Employees?
BY business.com editorial staff

It's easier to treat a small workforce to a meal, but there are ways to feed large teams.

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How can I make the most use of business.com?
QUESTION | BY Kenji Kanemaru | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/20

Hello, I'm from Avanti Co. Ltd, a Japanese company mainly active for industrial materials. I'm looking to enter the B2B marketplace worldwide in order to promote our products and sell globally....

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What Are You Waiting For? The Best Time to Start a Business Is Today
BY Ryan Disraeli

The reality is that the longer you wait, the more time you will have for excuses to pile up until starting your own business feels like an insurmountable feat.