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5 Common Pitfalls of Entrepreneurship, and How to Avoid Them
BY Deborah Sweeney

Creating a proper work-life balance keeps you running smoothly, which in turn allows the business to run smoothly.

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Avoid These Mistakes While Starting a Business in a Risky Economy
BY Dustin Ray

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur trying to get your business idea up and running during this tumultuous year, pay attention to these key mistakes to avoid.

Advice
How do I start outsourcing business tasks?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/20

I have no idea where to start outsourcing business tasks. What do I look for in an outsourcing professional? How do I know which tasks I should be outsourcing? When should I start outsourcing? Help!

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Do I need an LLC or can I operate as a sole proprietor?
QUESTION | BY Marcy Lechleiter | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

I am starting a job as an independent contractor with an company for online dental billing for dental offices. I will not be selling anything , I am also in the middle of a move to TN where they...

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Tech Tools Your Construction Business Should Be Using
BY business.com editorial staff

Check out these must-have apps and tools to improve efficiency and profitability.

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6 Technological Advances Revamping the Construction Industry
BY business.com editorial staff

Wearables, robots, BIM, drones and rugged devices are changing things.

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Vacationing from Your One-Person Business: 7 Tips to Unwind Without Worry
BY business.com editorial staff

As a hard-working entrepreneur, you deserve a break like everyone else.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
BY Adam Uzialko

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. How can your business accept them?

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What to Do When Your CEO Leaves
BY business.com editorial staff

Is your CEO stepping down? Follow these three tips to ease the transition.

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How Tokenization Can Democratize Your Business Investments and Transform Your Capital
BY Alex Rosen

Blockchain offers some incredible finance opportunities, but is it right for your business?

Advice
Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
QUESTION | BY Africana Gisele | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

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
Does Working From Home Save Companies Money?
BY Baruch Silvermann

Many full-time employees in the U.S. want to work remotely, even after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. But can working from home actually save companies money?

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Backup Power for Small Businesses: Always Be Prepared
BY business.com editorial staff

It's important to develop a disaster plan for your business that accounts for the scenario of a power failure.

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Business as Usual No More: How Companies Are Adapting and Innovating Amid Disruption
BY Nancy Harris

Companies have also been forced to not only rethink norms when it comes to their employees but also to embrace a new vision of what a collaborative and productive workforce truly looks like.

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Best Android Apps for Construction
BY business.com editorial staff

These Android apps belong on your smartphone or tablet.

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4 Best Practices For Small Businesses to Grow Their Social Channels
BY Luke Fitzpatrick

The importance of small businesses to foster growth on their social channels cannot be understated.

Article
Why Your E-Commerce Marketing Campaign Failed
BY Ronald Dod

Check out these common reasons why many e-commerce marketing efforts don't deliver.

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When and How to Plan an Exit Strategy for Your SMB
BY business.com editorial staff

It's better to be prepared for the end of your business ownership than risk coming up empty-handed.

Article
COVID-19's Complicated Impact on E-Commerce: How to Deal With the Fallout and Adapt to the New Normal
BY Rafael Lourenco

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing customer expectations and e-commerce fraud prevention. Here are steps that businesses can take to cope with the ongoing wave of change.

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Hiring? 15 Interview Questions to Ask a Software Engineer
BY business.com editorial staff

Are you fluent in engineering? If not, here are 15 great interview questions to ask a software engineer.

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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.

Article
18 Places to Find Talented Freelancers
BY Scott Gerber

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

Article
Save the Planet With These Business and Personal Credit Cards
BY Janet Gershen-Siegel

Busy entrepreneurs may have charitable impulses but no time to act on them. Why not use business credit which donates directly to charity?

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5 Lessons I Learned While Working From Home
BY Mark Roberts

We have all learned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to work efficiently in a remote situation and how remote work may impact the future.

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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
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
Businesses 'LinkedIn' Together During a Crisis
BY Eric Leopardi

Now, more than ever, LinkedIn is a powerful tool, if you use it properly.

Advice
What is the best format for a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Kirk Williams | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/21/20

We have been building our business plan and want to know the best format to put it in. Trying to figure out the flow and proper length for the sections.

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Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Remote work is becoming more popular with companies and employees. Treat the remote work trend during COVID-19 as a test run for what the future might hold.