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Advice
Where can I find advice on agriculture project reports?
By angan chandra | 7 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

I am looking for a project report of various agriculture farming, like vegetables, banana, papaya, pears etc. Project report should contain, required land area, total production cost (material,...

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What are the most common challeges of and for small businesses?
By Kunal Bhat | 24 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

A friend of mine is setting up a small manufacturing unit and reached out to me for advice. What are the most common challenges and pain points faced by small and medium businesses? I am interested...

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How to Describe Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 14, 2020

Find out how you can boil down your business to a few keywords.

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How Smart Dining Is Changing the Restaurant Industry
By business.com editorial staff | July 14, 2020

It's not just about automation – smart dining means a better experience for customers.

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How to Create a Sustainable Business Model
By Drew Hendricks | July 14, 2020

Why should your business be sustainable, and how can you achieve this model?

Advice
Where do I begin when developing a business plan for an existing business?
By Tammy Lyn Fox | 19 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

I need to develop a business plan for an already established business. I am looking to relocate and expand the current services that I offer.

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What are some ways a small business can celebrate holidays?
By Sara Eveland | 14 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

I started to wonder how small businesses can celebrate holidays. I find that holidays can offer a great opportunity to reflect and be appreciative. I am just not sure how to celebrate the upcoming...

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8 Actionable Takeaways for Small Businesses to Implement After Crisis
By Rotem Gal | July 13, 2020

As the world starts to go back to normal, businesses must adapt. Here are eight actionable steps every company needs to cross off their checklist once they are back in business.

Advice
What is the best way to start an introduction?
By pamela geis perron | 15 Answers | Last Activity on July 13, 2020

What is the best way to start an introduction with a producer or agent? My goal is to get personally invited to fundraisers within the business. How should I approach this?

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Tech and Equipment to Jump-Start Your Catering Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 13, 2020

There is a lot of technology and other equipment you should invest in before you begin.

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How to Manage Accounts Receivable (and What to Do When Clients Won't Pay)
By Max Freedman | July 13, 2020

To be an effective debt collector, educate yourself on the situation, document your actions, and avoid assumptions.

Article
How Your Business Can Adapt During Uncertain Times
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 13, 2020

Tribute.co experienced exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how it has thrived in a time of major change.

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Business Plan Basics: A Simple Formula for Highly Successful Startups
By business.com editorial staff | July 12, 2020

A well-crafted business plan forms the cornerstone of your business.

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Are There Any COVID-19-Proof Franchises Out There?
By Don Daszkowski | July 10, 2020

While there's no guaranteed COVID-proof investment, some sectors are better positioned than others. Here are eight franchise business areas that have done well through the pandemic.

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17 Legal Tools to Make Running Your Small Business Easier
By Scott Gerber | July 10, 2020

Here are 17 legal tools that will help you run your business.

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Why You Should Develop a Relationship With a Business Lawyer
By Doron Hafner | July 10, 2020

The facets of launching a company can be overwhelming. Getting the help of a business lawyer is crucial to your success.

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How You Should (and Shouldn't) Take Your Own Headshot
By business.com editorial staff | July 10, 2020

Read this before attempting to photograph your own professional headshot.

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing Construction
By business.com editorial staff | July 10, 2020

Virtual reality is being used in the construction industry to improve design, safety, and training and to avoid costly overruns.

Advice
Share Your Story: How has COVID-19 affected you?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 13 Answers | Last Activity on July 09, 2020

Hi everyone, I'm Haley, the Community Manager here at business.com. As the spread of Covid-19 has turned the world upside down and posed a particular challenge to small business, we?re working to...

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Business Basics on Surviving a Pandemic
By Moazzam Kamran | July 09, 2020

Your business can survive the pandemic by re-engineering your processes and evolving to thrive in the market after COVID-19.

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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By business.com editorial staff | July 09, 2020

Creating an office pet policy for your business? Here are five crucial points to include.

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7 Brainstorming Techniques to Innovate Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 09, 2020

Innovate your business with these unique brainstorming techniques.

Article
How to Start a Telehealth Business
By John Riddle | July 09, 2020

The market and demand will only grow, but will the rules prove too difficult to overcome?

Advice
I've been managing a new team for 9 months and they are unhappy. What do I do?
By Leah Benard-Boggs | 10 Answers | Last Activity on July 09, 2020

I started a company 9 months ago at a state-supported higher educational institution. I have worked in private higher education for 20 years. I am still learning the culture of my current place of...

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5 Tips to Manage Your Restaurant's Cash Flow
By Will Fleming | July 08, 2020

High volumes of transactions can make restaurant cash flow management seem intimidating, but it's actually straightforward.

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How to Create a Paperless Office
By Max Freedman | July 08, 2020

Paperless office solutions reduce clutter, improve organization and streamline reporting. Here's how to create a paperless office.

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How to Start a 3D Printing Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 07, 2020

Profit from your expertise in 3D printing and start your career in this growing industry.

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Creating a Strong Company Culture: How to Do It Right
By business.com editorial staff | July 07, 2020

Workers thrive in cultures that encourage support, personal growth and open communication.

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Everything Employers Should Know About Payroll Withholding
By Simone Johnson | July 07, 2020

Learn what payroll withholding is and what it means for your small business's payroll process.

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6 Most Common Business Plan Pitfalls
By business.com editorial staff | July 07, 2020

When writing your business plan, be aware of these common mistakes that small business owners make.