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Advice
I have an idea for improving a product that has been around for a while - how can I do that?
QUESTION | BY Patrick Sullivan | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/03/20

Without giving away to much information - I have a product that I use personally. This product has been around for many years but by many means is not perfect. It has a flaw that no one has been able...

Advice
Finding quality backlinks is extremely confusing - How can I find them?
QUESTION | BY STEVE SPRAGUE | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/03/20

How does everyone do it? I need to build quality back links for my t-shirt business. The site is new, and I am doing optimization, image compression and everything right but not getting backlinks? I...

Article
6 Tips to Reclaim 10 Hours of Your Time
BY Timothy Carter

What would you do with an extra 500 hours per year? With these time management strategies, that's how much extra time you could find in your schedule.

Advice
How do I build email and/or snail mail contact lists for recreational boaters in the US, both power and sail?
QUESTION | BY Doug McQuilken | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/03/20

I have a startup which provides a free search engine service specifically for used boat parts. The MVP is functional and online at http://www.boatusedpartsearch.com/ I'd like to communicate its...

Article
How to Pivot Your Small Business to Help During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery pivoted its estate distillery and public house business to provide its community with sanitizers during the coronavirus crisis.

Article
How to Easily Implement a 5S Program for Your Business
BY Holly Chavez

Learn how to easily implement a 5S program for any size business.

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What Health Insurance Benefits Are You Legally Required to Offer?
BY Joshua Stowers

Is your small business legally required to provide health insurance benefits? Here's what you need to know about offering health benefits to your employees.

Article
Intellectual Property Infringement: What Real Business Owners Need to Know
BY business.com editorial staff

Your guide to copyrights, patents, trademarks and intellectual property infringement.

Article
Get a Whiff of This: Research Proves Marketing With Scent Increases Sales
BY business.com editorial staff

Consumers are plagued with oversaturation of visual content. By adapting your marketing strategy to include scent, you can improve your ROI.

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Article
Blockchain Offers Multiple Benefits to Restaurants
BY business.com editorial staff

Blockchain has several applications in the food industry, and for restaurants, in particular, that number is growing.

Article
When Should You Buy New Office Furniture?
BY business.com editorial staff

Should you buy new furniture for your office or repurpose your old furniture? Here are the benefits of either approach and some places to buy.

Advice
How can I get international funding support for a business?
QUESTION | BY Syed Rossedi Tuan Dalam | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

I want to start a service-oriented business - Auto Carpet Cleaning Services in Malaysia. All this while, only manual cleaning available. I have done my homework and produced my business plan, which I...

Article
18 Places to Find Talented Freelancers
BY Scott Gerber

These 18 entrepreneurs delve into where online freelance talent is most readily found.

Advice
What recruitment software do you use, and why?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

What recruitment software do you use, and why did you choose it? What recruitment software features/capabilities are most important to you? How often do you use it?

Advice
What tips do you have for leaving an LLC?
QUESTION | BY Talema Edwards | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

My husband and I own a business and are going to divorce. I simply want to walk away. How do I give him my half of the business?

Advice
How can I get Clients for my starting Call Center?
QUESTION | BY Luis Ramirez | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I'd like to get some help to get some clients so we as Call Center can start with the expanding process of our services, we are able to work as BPO, and we are already with the people and equiipment...

Article
How to Prevent the Most Common Office Accidents
BY business.com editorial staff

Keep your workforce safe and worker's compensation premiums affordable by following these basic safety precautions.

Article
Self-Directed Work Teams
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's how to make self-directed teams work for your company.

Article
Leading by Example: How to Model Effective Time Management as a CEO
BY Angela Koch

The art of time management might seem like a myth, but CEOs are tremendously skilled at it. Here are three tricks I use to manage my time effectively and live a better life.

Article
Choosing Inventory Replenishment Software? How to Find the Best Application for You
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what to look for in an inventory replenishment application.

Article
Put a Smiley on It: Should You Use Emojis in Business Communication?
BY business.com editorial staff

Emojis might be fun, but are they appropriate in the workplace?

Article
18 Key Considerations to Make When Selling a Business
BY Scott Gerber

YEC leaders discuss what elements to keep in mind before selling your company.

Article
Guide to Construction Management Software
BY business.com editorial staff

Finding the right construction management software solution may entail a hybrid approach.

Article
10 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
BY business.com editorial staff

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from its mistakes with these 10 tips.

Article
How to Optimize Your Online Business Meetings
BY Jared Atchison

Online business meetings have grown since more businesses are working remotely. Learn how to conduct effective, efficient meetings.

Article
12 Construction Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
BY business.com editorial staff

Get insights and advice from construction industry experts in these free podcasts.

Article
Why and How Your Online Store Should Offer Loss Leaders
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's how you can implement the loss leader strategy for your e-commerce business.

Article
How to Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges
BY business.com editorial staff

How you conduct yourself during your last few weeks directly affects your reputation.

Article
The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
BY business.com editorial staff

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

Advice
Any recommendations for a web based HR software?
QUESTION | BY Prashant Telang | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/27/20

We are looking for a web based HR software with all features like payroll management / employee self help portal etc. So far we have seen all windows based software which are good, but we would like...