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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?

QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 117 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/24/20

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.

What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?

QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 120 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/24/20

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...

Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?

QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 39 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/20/20

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...

What advice do you have for starting a business?

QUESTION | BY Tuong Aries | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/20/20

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...

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...

How do I get started with building roller skating not Ice rink business?

QUESTION | BY Hesham Osman | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/10/20

Hi everyone, I am searching for rink consulting services in Ontario that can provide invaluable assistance for building a skating center from the ground up. The skating and entertainment rink...

How much am I required to pay an investor if I bring one on?

QUESTION | BY Victoria Ye | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/08/20

I have run my business for roughly 2 years, it is going well, and I have earned enough money to support my investment, my life, and my vacations. I am comfortable with the situation. I found this...

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?.

What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?

QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/31/20

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?

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...

How can an entrepreneur run multiple businesses?

QUESTION | BY Bennett Conlin | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/20

I'm working on an article for Business News Daily, the sister site of business.com, about running multiple businesses at the same time. Does anyone run multiple business right now? If so, what tips...

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...

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...

What do I need to be aware of before bringing on a silent partner?

QUESTION | BY Danny Lee | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/04/20

So I'm thinking of purchasing a pizzeria with my brother in law. He is a silent partner investing a 100k. The business is being sold for 200k. The agreement right now is that I pay him back 60k and...

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...

How should I approach business competition?

QUESTION | BY Abdoulie Jah | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/16/19

My business sells building materials and many people also sell the same product. How do I win over the market from these guys with my product?

What is your favorite business book?

QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 137 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/14/19

It may not be a book directly related to business but whose underlying principles, themes or statements have proved invaluable to your career/business/personal development.

Where does a new entrepreneur go for financing to formally start a business?

QUESTION | BY Hamilton Hami | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/10/19

I want to start my own sports bar pub and grill. I have an updated business plan which includes all the financial plans drawn out. I just need finances to start building.

What do I need to know about pursuing a career in hospitality?

QUESTION | BY Grace Sandak | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/10/19

I would like to start working in a hotel one day and would like to know if there is anyone that would be willing to have a conversation with me about the basics of getting started in working and...

How can I increase the market share of my airlines?

QUESTION | BY Raghav Mundara | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

I own a small airline that functions locally in Nepal. We are 3 partners and do not suffer from any communication gap or other problems between ourselves. We operate with 4 flights and fly locally...