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What Questions to Ask on Your Franchise Discovery Day?
BY Jim Judy

If you are interested in becoming a franchisee, there are a number of key questions you should get answers to.

Should I consider moving my existing business under another parent company with different owners?
QUESTION | BY Justin Arnoldi | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/08/20

I've partnered with a new group of individuals that own similar businesses to mine. We've partnered in order to open another location together. I was presented by them yesterday with an opportunity...

7 Reasons Why Your Service Business Isn't Growing
BY Austin Netzley

Here are the common mistakes service-based business owners make with running their venture.

13 Things I've Learned in 13 Years as a Business Owner
BY Laura Spawn

An entrepreneur recounts the top 13 lessons learned over the last 13 years as CEO of an online business.

How Partnerships Can Help Your Business Grow
BY Adam Uzialko

Jersey Natural Farm has found success in its mission-driven model of organic, regenerative agriculture on a small scale. But to expand the model and drive growth, it relies on new partners.

Does a Client Owe You Money? Step-by-Step Tips for B2B Debt Collection
BY Jennifer Post

What do you do when a client won't pay what they owe? This step-by-step guide illuminates the B2B debt collection process.

What do you think stops an SME (Small-to-Midsized Enterprise) to decide whether to go for an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning software) or stay with mutilple solutions for their daily business operations?
QUESTION | BY Ravi Srinivasan | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

Here are a few that I already know: 1. Resist for change 2. Inability to trust a new service provider 3. Not willing to spend 4. Don't feel the latent or upcoming business need What am I...

As an owner, how can I maintain a good relationship with my employees?
QUESTION | BY Shruti sood | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

Can anyone suggest to me the best tips for maintaining a good relationship with your employees? What gifts and/or activities can I hold in the office to get the energy back up among the employees?

How do you handle an unmotivated employee during notice period?
QUESTION | BY Collin Davis | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/05/20

I run a startup firm and an employee after 3 months has decided to quit. He is currently serving a 30 day notice period. A lot of time was invested in training this person, however, the person is now...

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How to Generate PR for a Startup at Conferences
BY Maksym Babych

This article is about the importance of conferences for tech startups PR. Its main goal is to prepare startup founders and young entrepreneurs for tech conferences, and help them with an applying...

What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
BY editorial staff

Pass savings along to customers and clients with wholesale pharmaceuticals.

To Infinity and Beyond: Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking
BY editorial staff

Positive thinking can make you a better problem-solver.

What is the best way to manage HR (payroll, benefits, training, etc.)?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/04/20

What is the best way for a small business with less than 30 employees to manage HR responsibilities (e.g. payroll, benefits, training, etc.)? Should I hire an HR director or HR department? Should I...

How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
BY Simone Johnson

What's your motivation for starting a business? Here's how to find and sustain your drive for business ownership.

Can I fire a business partner that has 33% of shares?
QUESTION | BY Dallas Olsen | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/03/20

I own 66% of shares and my business partner has 33%. My partner promised big things and has failed to deliver on all fronts. He also spends 40 - 50 % of his time working on another business while...

What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/02/20

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

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The Best CRM Software of 2020
BY Matt D'Angelo

Looking for the best CRM software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest programs.

How to Apply for a Copyright Online
BY Julianna Lopez

Applying for a copyright online makes protecting your intellectual property easier than ever. Here's how to apply for a copyright online.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Also Be Investors
BY Anand Srivastava

Business are always focused towards making the best use of their resources, precisely for increasing sales and profits. However, in their quest towards greatness, they fail to identify the need for...

Success Stories and Epic Failures of Business Process Outsourcing
BY Victor Haydin

Forewarned is forearmed. Learn your lesson from these successes and failures in software outsourcing.