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Ready-Mixed Concrete Pricing and Costs
BY business.com editorial staff

Mold your budget with these ready-mixed concrete pricing and costs

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How to Build Trust With E-Commerce Customers
BY Ming-Yi Wu

Building trust online is essential for e-commerce businesses. Here's how to gain repeat business and build brand loyalty.

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3 Ways to Replace Yourself in Leadership Roles
BY George Brooks

Letting go is never easy, but as a small business owner, you need to focus on high-level strategy while your team handles the day-to-day work. Use these three strategies to get started.

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How to Manage Funding Grants for your Small Business
BY Ryan Ayers

Many small business owners don't have the finances to fund their own businesses. So they manage their funding and grants themselves.

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10 Signs That It's Time to Pivot Your Business
BY Chris Porteous

Pivoting can revitalize a struggling business. How can you tell when it's time for your business to pivot?

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Overspending Mistakes Your Small Business May Be Overlooking
BY Chris Porteous

For small businesses, every dollar counts. That's why it is important to make sure you aren't overspending in areas you can't afford to.

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What consulting firms hire contract consultants for temporary or short term projects?
QUESTION | BY Bernadette Boas | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/20

I am a business consultant and leadership coach who obtains referrals, but I also find that linking in with consulting firms that hire temporary or short term independent consultants, is also a...

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6 Tips to Conduct a Successful Video Interview
BY Chris Christoff

With enough preparation, you can hold interviews online that are not only pleasant for both parties but also make the process easier and more manageable.

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How to make our services a need of people?
QUESTION | BY Uma Joshi | 36 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/06/20

While establishing the business Which factor(s) will influence buyers mentality to go for the services we are offering?.

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Why a Quarter-Life Crisis Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Your Career
BY Ashley Morris

Many people experience a "quarter-life crisis." Luckily, it can be motivation to make a positive switch to reinvigorate your career.

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How to Launch a Podcast on a Shoestring Budget
BY Felena Hanson

Creating a podcast can be as simple or complicated as you make it.

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2020 Trade Show Exhibit Trends
BY business.com editorial staff

Help your trade show exhibit stand out by keeping an eye on these trends.

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9 Best Side Hustle Ideas for 2020
BY Chris Porteous

Here's a breakdown of nine of the best side hustle ideas for 2020, why this is the year to chase them, and how they'll reward you for your hard work.

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SEO Strategies to Implement in 2020
BY Chris Porteous

Getting your SEO right can play a big role in how well your business performs in 2020.

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Biggest Financial Problems for SMBs and How to Solve Them
BY Intuit

You don't need to be a financial whiz to stay on top of the threats to your wallet that cause chaos for your small business.

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Why Everything as a Service Is a Game Changer for Small Businesses
BY Erik Day

In today's customer-centric world, businesses need to provide sharing economy-like experiences while maintaining low overhead.

Advice
How can I monetize a tourism information center to create a profitable business?
QUESTION | BY Samwel M P | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/20

Hello business experts, can anyone help me to know how I can run a tourism information center as a profitable business occupation in my homeland? It's been a challenge for me to figure out how I can...

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How to Pick the Right Insurance Coverage When You're Self-Employed
BY Chris Porteous

Don't skip on insurance. Here's how to determine what coverage you need and how to get it.

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Environmental Scanning: How CEOs Can Stay Ahead of the Curve and Beat the Competition
BY Ken Gosnell

A leader’s biggest regret can be missing a clearly identifiable trend or failing to make a single change that would have been essential to making a key pivot or decision. The CEO has the...

Advice
I am thinking about celebrity endorsements as a growth option for my nail salon business. I need some advice?
QUESTION | BY Mari-Louise Van den Berg | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/22/20

I have a small nail salon business on the side and I want to start growing this small venture into some day being owner of my own business having to quit my job or doing both. I am in this industry...

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5 Ways to Use Automation to Streamline Your Customer Experience
BY Matt Shealy

Automation allows you to implement complex workflows and business logic so you can cater to individual customers' needs.

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How to Automate Your Business
BY Ibrahim Hanif

Before your business can expand to multiple locations, you need to automate how it runs by establishing a department chart, KPIs and training manuals.

Advice
How can we find a manufacturer in the U.S. for our swimwear line, and should we work with an experienced designer?
QUESTION | BY Shana Egan | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/15/20

We are starting a swimwear line. We have our business idea and mission and are on our way to finalizing our collection. We need experienced advice on finding a USA manufacturer, and we want to know...

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A Primer on Timeclock Apps and Your Business
BY Andrew Martins

You need an accurate record of when your employees are on the clock. Here are some apps that can help.

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How The Cloud Can Help Grow Your Business
BY Chris Porteous

Cloud-based services and software are giving small businesses an affordable way to grow their operations.

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How to Design a Workspace That Improves Productivity
BY Katharine Paljug

The design of your workplace can have a significant effect on productivity. These tips will help you improve the quality of work you do simply by rearranging your space.

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How to Prepare a Grant Letter for Nonprofit Funding
BY Ryan Ayers

Grant writing is essential for nonprofit organizations looking to acquire the funding they need to stay afloat or grow.

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How to Preserve Evidence of Internet Defamation
BY Aaron Minc

Anyone and everyone is vulnerable to potentially defamatory online statements and attacks.

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Why You Should Always Be Following Up With Your Customers
BY Clate Mask

There are a number of benefits that come from making sure your customers know you are thinking about them.

Advice
What should I consider when pricing my product?
QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 92 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/01/20

I know that I need to at least make back what it costs to make, but how do I know how big of a markup I should take? Will it be different if I sell my books on my website vs in a store like Amazon or...