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Advice
Is connecting with VPs of Product Development on LinkedIn the best way to find a company to license or buy my patent?
By Deirdre Frouge | 11 Answers | Last Activity on December 02, 2020

There are a few companies that I would like to contact to see if they are interested in licensing or acquiring my patented design. They manufacture a large variety of products including accessories...

Article
How to Do a Year-End Review in the Midst of a Pandemic
By Nicole Krug | December 01, 2020

Taking the time to do a year-end review is a must for every business. But how do you do that during a pandemic?

Advice
Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
By Africana Gisele | 14 Answers | Last Activity on December 01, 2020

I'm an artist with an artistic career and I would like to build my management office. To build a music management practice, which documents, connections, and sponsors do I need? Do I need money to...

Article
The Importance of Freelancers in 2021
By Andrew Martins | November 30, 2020

Years after the 2008 financial collapse changed the economic landscape, COVID-19 has shifted how companies see freelancers.

Advice
Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
By Colette Hamilton | 44 Answers | Last Activity on November 30, 2020

As a small business, is it more important to get the advice of a lawyer or accountant. There are various questions, such as our choice of legal entity and making sure we are taking the right steps...

Advice
How can I improve my education institute?
By Mohamed Akram | 12 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.

Advice
What is the difference between Sales and Marketing?
By vamsi kvs | 100 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

I want to know the basic difference between Sales and Marketing?

Article
4 Ways to Get More From Your Marketing
By Jeremy Knauff | November 24, 2020

Marketing is an important component of every business, but many entrepreneurs aren't getting as much out of their efforts as they could.

Advice
What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
By Shibu George | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 22, 2020

I want to venture into most potential business verticals during / after corona virus period. Please suggest. Thank you.

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An Epidemic During a Pandemic: The Cure for Employee Burnout
By Nick Bogacz | November 20, 2020

Employee burnout is on the rise. In a difficult year, it's hard to fault someone if their performance slips. Here are some strategies to light a fire and end burnout.

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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...

Advice
What business I choose amid COVID?
By Rakesh Kumar | 6 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.

Article
SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
By Jason Milleisen | November 19, 2020

Jason Milleisen, a former workout officer for the biggest SBA lender in the U.S., answers your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise process as a result of the coronavirus.

Article
Leading in the New Normal
By Joanna Swash | November 19, 2020

Leading in the new normal means that there is a new set of rules to follow, which are not taught in business school. Here are seven rules to help leaders be prepared.

Article
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.

Advice
What are the entrepreneurial roots of success for small businesses entering a crowded market?
By Michellyn Miner | 16 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

My husband and I are moving to Central Florida next summer and are looking to open a gym & yoga studio. I am a registered yoga instructor in Vermont and my husband has helped his best friend open his...

Article
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.

Advice
How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
By Denise Mock | 135 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

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
Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Shiv Nanda | November 12, 2020

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

Article
What Have We Learned? Business Lessons From COVID-19
By Brian Wallace | November 11, 2020

Do the work now so your business will still be around later.

Article
What Is a Shareholder Agreement?
By Sammi Caramela | November 11, 2020

With a shareholders' agreement, your corporation can avoid legal issues and challenges.

Article
Productivity Metrics Matter More Than Ever for SMBs: How to Measure Your Workforce Effectively in 2021
By Isaac Kohen | November 10, 2020

Here's what small businesses are missing when it comes to making the shift from closely managed on-site teams to remote teams.

Advice
What are the first steps to turning a hobby into a business?
By Deana Andriolo | 20 Answers | Last Activity on November 10, 2020

I want to turn my storybook album hobby into a business. I think I have enough interest from the referrals I am getting, but not sure where else to start. Do I need a formal business plan, should I...

Article
Follow a Gratitude Strategy to Pull Employees Out of Their Negative Slump
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | November 09, 2020

It may be hard to find things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Still, business owners need to help employees be grateful for what they do have.

Article
How to Improve Your In-House Customer Service Team
By Thomas Griffin | November 09, 2020

Give your customer service team a reboot with these tips.

Advice
Outsourcing - is it good for a startup?
By Arjun Thakuri | 28 Answers | Last Activity on November 06, 2020
Article
4 Ideas to Help Your Business Create Cash Flow Without Laying Off Staff
By Joy Gendusa | November 05, 2020

The pandemic has affected almost every business in 2020, and mine was no exception. My company was able to rebound from the initial shockwaves without a single layoff. Here's how I did it.

Article
4 Ways to Ensure Mold Doesn't Deter Your Business Reopening
By Brian Miller | November 05, 2020

As businesses reopen after lockdown, many are discovering their premises have been taken over by mold. Here's how to protect your business, building, employees and customers from mold.

Advice
How do I start with my new business?
By Serge Dagher | 26 Answers | Last Activity on November 05, 2020

I am eager to start my own business and enter the market, but I am facing a problem in deciding what kind of business would that be. I can't decide what type of market interests me or what types of...