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Grants for Felons
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 30, 2020

There are grants available for felons who are looking to start a small business.

I invested in my friend's company but now I want out and they say I can't get my investment back. Is that true?
By Tiffany Saleem | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 28, 2020

Hello, I invested and bought 2 shares in my friend's company and became a partner in a mortgage loan company. I was supposed to get certified as a loan officer and start processing loans but due to...

How can I improve my education institute?
By Mohamed Akram | 11 Answers | Last Activity on November 27, 2020

I am a director of an education institute. Any one with experience please share me ideas as to how I can improve the institute.

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22 Branches of Business Management
By Max Freedman | November 26, 2020

Breaking down the different types of business management can be tricky, but determining the key characteristics of each is a great way...

Business Owner's Guide to FICA Tax
By Adam Uzialko | November 26, 2020

The FICA tax is a federal tax that both employers and employees pay to support Medicare and Social Security. Here's how it works and what you need to know as an employer.

How to Learn From Your Failures: 4 Valuable Lessons
By Thomas Griffin | November 25, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you'll encounter failure. Here's how to maintain a healthy perspective

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Startups
By Ben Mizes | November 25, 2020

Investing in startups is a uniquely high-risk, high-return challenge, but investors can boost their chances by following a few simple guidelines.

WorkForce Software's Secret Sauce for Retention: Transparency and Accountability
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 25, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, WorkForce Software furloughed 22% of its staff and reduced salaries. A few months later, 97% are back. Here's why.

20 Crazy Gifts for Employees this Holiday Season
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 25, 2020

These crazy gifts make great gag gifts or funny gifts for your workers.

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Which eCommerce platform is best?
By adam kostka | 17 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

Hi everyone, I want to build an e-commerce store for my client and I need your opinions, Which platform should I go with, my client has approx 1000 to 10,000 products. I found this comparison...

Is it a good time to open a training center for kids?
By Karen Laruene | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

I have an Idea about Spanish training center but the problem is everything moves online? Will it be a good idea next year?

Shop Small: Business.com's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
By Haley C. Hanlon | November 24, 2020

We are proud to present business.com's ultimate small business holiday shopping guide featuring 48 amazing small businesses, as well as our hand-selected gift recommendations from each company.

How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
By Simone Johnson | November 24, 2020

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

What Are Liability Waivers, and How Do They Work?
By Skye Schooley | November 24, 2020

Liability waivers can protect your business when used properly. Learn about general and COVID-19 liability waivers to see if your business needs one.

What is the best organization for industrial engineers to work in?
By Faisal Shoaib | 10 Answers | Last Activity on November 23, 2020

Can you forcast the career of industrial engineer also what is the best organizatio for industrial engineer to work in? what are the major areas where he can work and also where the maximum...

What is the best human resources / payroll software solution?
By Justin Boyle | 14 Answers | Last Activity on November 23, 2020

What is the best human resources / payroll software solution available for construction projects in 2015? I'm looking for a solution that is user friendly, functional, and mobile.

How can repair stores protect business amidst COVID-19?
By Muhammad Waleed Siddiqui | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 21, 2020

Any suggestions for repair business owners to keep giving repair services and maintaining social distancing. How they can survive during the pandemic.

The Best Help Desk Software for 2021
By Andrew Martins | November 20, 2020

The right help desk software makes it easier for your customer support or IT team to track and resolve issues. We researched the top providers on the market to pick the best help desk software for...

How to Run a Successful One-Person Business
By Bennett Conlin | November 20, 2020

Running a business on your own is doable, but it's important to remain patient when building it.

What Are You Doing to Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset?
By Anna Johansson | November 20, 2020

Employee development is critical to the success of your business.

13 Smart Ways to Better Market Your Retail Store
By Karina Fabian | November 20, 2020

With the right marketing, brick-and-mortar stores can still compete.

How do I build a two-sided online marketplace from scratch?
By ashwin varghese | 11 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

I am a young entrepreneur, a really young one, and it's my dream to launch an online marketplace where small business owners can post their products for free and customers can search for products...

What business I choose amid COVID?
By Rakesh Kumar | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

Hi All, I would like to know about the business ideas that can survive in any pandemic. Please share so that I can choose accordingly.

What is the single most important growth stategy in business?
By Sonya Withrow | 15 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2020

I posted this question to learn more about the mosaicHUB community and build relationships with the members. Discussions and conversations in an on-line community is crucial to understanding who you...

Calculating the Costs of Call Center Systems
By Simone Johnson | November 19, 2020

Calculating the true cost of a particular call center system isn't easy. Here's how to find the price you can afford and the system you need.

8 Essential POS System Features for Your Retail Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 19, 2020

If you're looking for a POS system for your retail store, make sure it has these features.

What is the best software/solution to start a service marketplace like TaskRabbit?
By Rajnish Kumar | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2020

Hi Guys, I would like to start a service marketplace like TaskRabbit. Please guide me on which software or solution is the best one.

Forum Etiquette: Guide for Online Forums
By Mona Bushnell | November 18, 2020

This simple set of guidelines will help you garner more high-quality responses to your posts online.

How to be both a successful entrepreneur and a mother?
By Brandie Carles | 18 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

I want to start my own business. I am also a new mom. I've read many great articles on stories of women becoming successful entrepreneurs while also raising a family. I just want to take it day by...

7 Critical Building Blocks for Small Business Success in 2021
By Zaheer Dodhia | November 17, 2020

Whether you're planning to start a business or in the process of building one, you need to know these seven steps to establish the foundation of your enterprise and avoid pitfalls.