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How do I create a business plan for a home salon?
QUESTION | BY Crystal Harvey | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I am a licensed cosmetologist. I am looking to open a salon out of my home. However, I am having issues with business planning. How do I go about creating a business plan?

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How can I start my new business ?
QUESTION | BY Ashish Ghaskata | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I can't understand which business is good for beginning. How can I start my new business. How much investment required for stat the bussiness. Which rules and regulations are required for that...

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 121 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

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...

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Are You Entitled at Work? Why It Might Actually Be a Good Thing
BY business.com editorial staff

Younger workers are frequently mocked as “entitled.” But does entitlement provide the confidence needed to compete in the business world?

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Stress and Productivity: What the Numbers Say
BY business.com editorial staff

Stress is a necessity in life, and sometimes, it can be a good thing. But when there's too much of it, stress can be a monster.

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A Marketer's Guide to IAB Certifications
BY business.com editorial staff

Show employers and clients your expertise in online advertising sales and marketing

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Would You Hire Someone Who Didn't Go to College?
BY business.com editorial staff

How crucial is higher education in finding the right talent for your business?

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Will Four-Day Workweeks Boost Employee Productivity?
BY business.com editorial staff

Shortening the workweek isn't the answer to increasing productivity.

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Do you think a four-day work week is a good idea?
QUESTION | BY Bennett Conlin | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/30/20

I've seen a lot of articles circling around about the benefits of a four-day work week, and I'm interested to hear the business.com community's thoughts on the idea. Would your business ever consider...

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Any recommendations for inexpensive conference calling and screen-sharing?
QUESTION | BY Jake Savin | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/30/20

I've used UberConference, Google+ Hangouts, and Join.me, and all have their issues. UberConference's web UI is not good, it lacks flexibility for scheduling, and often has call quality issues....

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What is the best time tracking software for a business with contract employees?
QUESTION | BY Kendra Steinmetz | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/28/20

I work for a small consulting firm and am in the process of implementing a time tracking software for our contract employees to enter hours worked on specific projects. Because the number of...

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Is multitasking good or bad for productivity?
QUESTION | BY Tom Torrence | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/28/20

I have always been good at multitasking, but I have recently had a debate with a friend who said multitasking is actually inefficient. I believe that I can get a lot more done when multitasking, but...

Article
How to Prepare for a Change of Leadership
BY business.com editorial staff

Help ease the transition and prepare your workers for new leadership.

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How can I increase the market share of my airlines?
QUESTION | BY Raghav Mundara | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/20

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...

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What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
QUESTION | BY Shibu George | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/20

I want to venture into most potential business verticals during / after corona virus period. Please suggest. Thank you.

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5 Areas Where Leaders Get Stuck and How to Avoid Them
BY Ken Gosnell

Being a leader isn't easy. Your team looks to you for guidance. Many leaders get caught up in these five areas, but luckily, these leadership pitfalls are easy to avoid.

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 122 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/25/20

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 Identify, Address and Dissolve a Bad Partnership
BY business.com editorial staff

Understand the signs of a bad partnership before you take steps to end it.

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Does Interning Abroad Mean More Job Opportunities?
BY business.com editorial staff

Interning in college can boost your career chances. An internship in another country gives you even more of a competitive advantage.

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Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
BY Daglar Cizmeci

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are forced to work from home, which can encourage procrastination. Let's explore a few tips to maintain productivity and focus at home.