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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 Ways to Drive Better Results From Your Email Newsletter
BY Liviu Tanase

Your email newsletter helps you connect with you audience, strengthen your brand and boost sales. Here's how to drive better results from the emails you send.

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Pros and Cons of Monitoring Your Employees
BY Simone Johnson

Monitoring your employees is important, and comes with both advantages and disadvantages.

Advice
Online web store must haves?
QUESTION | BY Samuel Carr | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/20

So A couple days ago I started a online web store for selling golf balls and I've had 61 unique visitors but none of them have resulted in any orders is there something I'm doing or not doing that is...

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3 Steps to Attract the Next Generation of Investors With Social Responsibility
BY Brady Fletcher

COVID-19 brought CSR to the fore, and the increased consumer interest in it will remain. To capitalize on this, businesses must be transparent to investors and report on metrics tied to social good.

Advice
Any advice on prospecting for a startup internet marketing company?
QUESTION | BY Scott Fleishman | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/13/20

I've just launched my company, Fluid Trends Marketing. I recently quit my job of 8.5+ yrs to develop my business. It's starting to be a bit of a shock becoming a full time freelance entrepreneur-...

Advice
How much capital would I need to start an ecommerce business from home?
QUESTION | BY Kevin Elias | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/13/20

I recently graduated with a Business Computing degree and would now like to apply my knowledge and skills to starting my own ecommerce business from home. How much capital would I need?

Article
Offensive or Defensive: Which Crisis Strategy Is Better for You?
BY Ignacio De Marco

Learn more about the best business strategies to follow in the post-pandemic world.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Connecting With Your Audience on Social Media.
BY Rotem Gal

Before competing with other businesses on social media, ask yourself these questions to help you craft a brand voice that sells.

Advice
What is the best way to raise money for my school project?
QUESTION | BY Srinanda Sen | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

We manufacture craft products and have now started developing craft activity for schools. Given the huge number of schools in the geographical state Maharashtra (in India), the project has suddenly...

Advice
How to find Food Wholesalers in USA?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

How can I find contacts of wholesalers and grocery stores in USA, and what is the best way to get in touch with them? Is it preferred to contact them by phone calls, whatsapp, or E-mail Any other...

Advice
Can you manage your business in the middle of crisis?
QUESTION | BY Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa | 37 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

In the midst of economic breakdown, the last thing a company would need is a leader who easily succumbs to the pressure and forgets that he still has a business to manage. Can you please give some...

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Company for the Future of Remote Work
BY Antonio Barraza

As companies look to an increasingly remote future, they must make changes to prepare their teams.

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A Customer Complains: How to Respond on a LARK
BY Nick Bogacz

With shutdowns, limited openings, mask rules and more, the pandemic isn't consumer-friendly. Customer complaints are on the rise, but there's a system for dealing with a tough customer: LARK.

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Embracing the Future of Remote Work
BY Brian Wallace

The transition to remote work was abrupt, but some changes made during this time will be permanent.

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4 Tips to Ensure Remote Workforce Productivity
BY Greg Hanover

Many business owners have faced uncertainties and challenges around remote workforce management, engagement, and productivity. How do you captivate a remote workforce?

Advice
What is the process to set up a consulting business? What would be my least initial cost estimate?
QUESTION | BY Tom Lister | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

My former company (Advanced Technology Group) wants to give me an opportunity to create more business for them in East County. ATG is a construction firm I used to Project Manage for. They would like...

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3 Rebound Strategies to Help Your Business Overcome Crisis
BY Joy Gendusa

Despite huge losses due to the pandemic, my company is back to profitability after just five turbulent weeks. Here are some takeaways from our success.