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Article
How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
BY Chris Porteous

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

Advice
Any recommendations for inexpensive conference calling and screen-sharing?
QUESTION | BY Jake Savin | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/16/20

I've used UberConference, Google+ Hangouts, and Join.me, and all have their issues. UberConference's web UI is not good, it lacks flexibility for scheduling, and often has call quality issues....

Article
7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
BY Mike Kappel

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.

Advice
What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 117 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/15/20

I've recently had to deal with clients who pay extremely late or simply avoid paying us entirely. I'd like to try to avoid lawsuits, and I'd also like to maintain as positive a relationship as...

Advice
Where do you look for clients that want to create games?
QUESTION | BY Alex Dovgodko | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/15/20

I'm starting an independent business in a field of creating games for mobile platforms. I got a professional development team, but no sales or business developers. So I have to learn how to sell my...

Advice
What business I choose amid COVID?
QUESTION | BY Rakesh Kumar | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/15/20

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.

Article
Sell Your Team on Safety
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

​​​​​​​Your top job right now is to convince employees and customers to follow the rules.

Article
Making a Difference: What You Should Know About Nonprofits
BY Chris Porteous

Should you start your business as a for profit or nonprofit? Learn which business model works best for you.

Article
Why Small Businesses Need to Digitize Documents
BY Emily Watson

Learn about the benefits of digitizing your documents and how to do it.

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Advice
What advice do you have for starting a business?
QUESTION | BY Tuong Aries | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/10/20

I want to start a business but I'm not sure where to begin. I have taken courses on Coursera and read many business books such as Michael T. Porter's "Competitive Strategy" and Robert T. Kiyosaki's...

Advice
Should I hire an independent contractor or a full time employee?
QUESTION | BY Deborah Jacobs | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

I have reached the point where I can not handle all the work by myself anymore and I need to outsource some of it. I am not sure if I should outsource by a per project basis to an independent...

Article
A Pathway to Reopening During COVID-19
BY Matthew Loughran

Follow these steps for a safe and sustainable reopening.

Advice
Who should write your business plan?
QUESTION | BY Heather Donovan | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/01/20

My husband and I recently bought a food truck for healthy cuisine on-the-go. We've done a few 'soft opens' the past few weekends at smaller venues, but have yet to go anywhere that would attract too...

Article
Mastering the Digital Handshake: Adapt Your Sales Pitch to Virtual Meetings
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Selling during a virtual meeting involves different skills and more preparation than an in-person meeting.

Advice
How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
QUESTION | BY Phani Indra | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/31/20

I have been working in the call center vertical for the past few years with different companies. Now am working with a company call Knoah Solutions. How do BPO companies get projects from large...

Advice
How should you format and write a rate increase letter?
QUESTION | BY Amy King | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/28/20

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...

Advice
What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/27/20

If I am writing a business plan, what are the biggest challenges I will likely face during the process? How do I effectively prepare for and resolve those issues in a timely manner?

Article
How to Hire a Remote Team Member With Confidence
BY Lesley Pyle

Is the prospect of hiring new team members daunting when you can't meet them in person? Follow these steps and tips to feel good about your choice.

Advice
How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 131 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

Looking for advice from people who serve people well. Customer service is something that ensures our customers hang out, continue to buy from us, and keep coming back.

Article
How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
BY Lesley Pyle

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

Article
How Are American Small Businesses Really Doing?
BY Joy Gendusa

Recently, I surveyed my small business owner clientele to see how they were faring through the pandemic. Here are some takeaways – and surprises – based on their answers.

Advice
How to find new clients for IT Outsourcing Business?
QUESTION | BY VIVEK PANDEY | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/24/20

We have an IT Outsourcing company & we basically work on various job portals to get projects from global clients. I am looking for an effective alternative way to get new clients & prospects for our...

Article
Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
BY J. Kevin McHugh

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.

Article
What Is a POS System? (and Other Common Questions Answered)
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what a POS system is, how it works and how your business can benefit from having one.

Advice
Is business growth an option or a necessity?
QUESTION | BY JC Quek | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

guys, when we started off a business, we will working on growing it until it becomes mature. What than after mature? we will be talking about maintaining the mature business ... but than, what is...

Article
How FinTechs Are Changing Small Business Lending Amid the Pandemic
BY Chris Porteous

The small business lending space won't go back to its pre-pandemic configuration because a bumper crop of new highly-skilled fintech innovators are bringing new approaches to lending to the market.

Article
How to Successfully Lead a Global Remote Team
BY Jacob Maslow

Today, there is a shift that is taking place. More people than ever are working remotely. Here's how remote working can be successful in today's world.

Article
How a Proper CMMS Software Helps Streamline Self-Storage Maintenance Management
BY Mehdi Khalvati

Facilities and maintenance management software optimizes self-storage operations through automated workflows and key business analytics, resulting in reduced costs and satisfied customers.

Article
Why Is the Supplier Experience Important in Payment Automation?
BY Josh Cyphers

While a company's first responsibility is to its bottom line, it's important to remember that suppliers are ultimately responsible for the ability to deliver revenue.

Article
Moving to E-Commerce: What You Need to Know
BY Eric Leopardi

Between social distancing, economic variability and state closures, many businesses are increasingly turning to e-commerce as a way to stay afloat.