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Who should write your business plan?
By Heather Donovan | 33 Answers | Last Activity on March 04, 2021

My husband and I recently bought a food truck for healthy cuisine on-the-go. We've done a few 'soft opens' the past few weekends at smaller venues, but have yet to go anywhere that would attract too...

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What are some good interview tips for a small business owner?
By Kate Strickler | 6 Answers | Last Activity on March 04, 2021

I am looking to hire two people and started to get several resumes. Does anyone have any tips on interview questions and best practices to ensure I find the right fit?

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As an owner, how can I maintain a good relationship with my employees?
By Shruti sood | 7 Answers | Last Activity on March 04, 2021

Can anyone suggest to me the best tips for maintaining a good relationship with your employees? What gifts and/or activities can I hold in the office to get the energy back up among the employees?

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4 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
By Laura Handrick | March 03, 2021

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

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What's the best book on leadership and motivating your team?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 68 Answers | Last Activity on March 03, 2021

There are a ton of books out there on the subject, but does anyone have any recommendations. I've heard the Balanced Scorecard is good, as well as Seth Godin's Tribes, though they probably are...

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
By Denise Mock | 125 Answers | Last Activity on March 03, 2021

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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What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
By Bryan C. | 97 Answers | Last Activity on March 02, 2021

What's the most important lesson you've learned from being an entrepreneur, or observing other entrepreneurs? How have you succeeded in fulfilling your main goals? How have you dealt with small...

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What are the best web tools/mobile apps for productivity?
By Bryan C. | 29 Answers | Last Activity on March 01, 2021

Which tools/apps will best enable me to start my own business and maintain a high level of productivity? Which do you prefer and recommend? I'm looking to start an app-development company and seem to...

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Can anyone recommend an app developer to build an Accounting software app?
By Jay Casey | 3 Answers | Last Activity on February 28, 2021

Seeking an app developer to build a mobile bookkeeping/accounting app. I'm looking for someone interested in helping us to make a project management application. Profit & loss statements,...

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How do you market two services under one roof?
By Daniel Legrand | 8 Answers | Last Activity on February 28, 2021

I have a business that specialises in two areas. 1. Purchasing service/management - product sourcing ? Procurement/purchasing agent I provide a purchasing service, sourcing all types of...

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CRM, Projects, Timesheets and Invoicing system?
By Chris Pennisi | 38 Answers | Last Activity on February 27, 2021

I am looking for a single solution that does CRM, Projects, Timesheets and Invoicing system and is software that I can download and host on my own servers. I have tried online systems and looked...

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What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
By Skye Schooley | 14 Answers | Last Activity on February 26, 2021

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?

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Tips for developing a new product?
By Austin Flora | 3 Answers | Last Activity on February 26, 2021

I came up with a new product that I would like to get developed. It's a very simple product - only three parts, no moving parts, and about as difficult to create as a retractable dog leash. I have a...

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How do companies standardize delivery fee rates?
By Robin Tan | 7 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

We are in the Retail Construction Supply business and we accommodate deliveries and add this fee to the customers invoice. Sometimes it is hard for us to estimate delivery fees since we have to...

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How do I make my small business standout against much larger competitors?
By Anonymous User | 68 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

I know there is a serious market for my business, but I don't know how to attract bigger companies to use my services for their employees? I do not have the financial means to compete with the big...

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What are the entrepreneurial roots of success for small businesses entering a crowded market?
By Michellyn Miner | 18 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

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...

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How do I grow in a small market?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 22 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

I've asked many questions here and the expertise on this platform has been really helpful in getting me the answers I need to start and plan my business. I am an author and editor of children's...

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How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
By Phani Indra | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 22, 2021

I have been working in the call center vertical for the past few years with different companies. Now am working with a company call Knoah Solutions. How do BPO companies get projects from large...

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Tips for my first networking event?
By Zack Lombardi | 10 Answers | Last Activity on February 21, 2021

I'm planning on going out to my first networking event to raise awareness. I've never been to a networking event and am a little nervous about it. What are good tips for navigating a room/talking...

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How do I start with my new business?
By Serge Dagher | 30 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

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...

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Does a perfect business strategy really exist?
By Knut Harald Nylnde | 99 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

For budding businessmen, there are several terms and concepts that seem overwhelmingly complex, and one of them is strategy. In your own experience and opinion does a perfect business strategy is...

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Why is a website so crucial for every business-- (it's obvious but still) I'd like to know some expert views?
By Fadila Ali | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

I would like to truly understand how important a website is to any business. Quotes, referrals to studies, surveys, or other authorities, even testimonials will be appreciated.

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What are the best steps to launch an online business?
By Mouna Boujmal | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021
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What advice do you have for starting a business?
By Tuong Aries | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021

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...

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Is it harder to start a business when you are older?
By Barbara Ciosek | 56 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

I know starting a business requires long hours and a lot of stamina. It also requires a lot of skill. It is often hard to work the longer hours as you get older, but you have developed more skills....

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What are the main points a startup company should consider before launching?
By Sarfraz SA | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

As a start-up company, what are the main points or factors we need to take care of before launching? Thanks in advance, Sarfraz Saleem

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
By Colette Hamilton | 117 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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...

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I really want to start my own business - but I'm not sure whether to wait until I finish university or to just go for it while I'm there. Thoughts?
By Michael Scullino | 88 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

I'm studying two degrees - advanced commerce and law - however I feel that I'm wasting time solely focusing on them because I plan on starting my own business when I finish university anyways.

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What should I consider when pricing my product?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 94 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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...