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Advice
What is the best time tracking software for a business with contract employees?
QUESTION | BY Kendra Steinmetz | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/19/20

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...

Article
How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
BY Chris Porteous

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

Advice
Any recommendations for inexpensive conference calling and screen-sharing?
QUESTION | BY Jake Savin | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/16/20

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....

Article
How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

Advice
Where do you look for clients that want to create games?
QUESTION | BY Alex Dovgodko | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/15/20

I'm starting an independent business in a field of creating games for mobile platforms. I got a professional development team, but no sales or business developers. So I have to learn how to sell my...

Advice
What business I choose amid COVID?
QUESTION | BY Rakesh Kumar | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/15/20

Hi All, I would like to know about the business ideas that can survive in any pandemic. Please share so that I can choose accordingly.

Article
Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
BY Shawn Singh

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

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How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
BY Shawn Singh

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

Article
The Best Business Grants for Women in 2020
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Women are still far behind in business funding. Here are some of the best business grants for women in 2020 that can help close the gap.

Article
Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
BY Rachel Krug

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

Advice
Do you think a four-day work week is a good idea?
QUESTION | BY Bennett Conlin | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/20

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...

Article
What Makes a Good Workplace Leader
BY Andrew Martins

A strong leader in the workplace can bolster a small business's push for success.

Article
Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
BY Andrew Hoag

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

Advice
How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
QUESTION | BY Phani Indra | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/31/20

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...

Advice
How should you format and write a rate increase letter?
QUESTION | BY Amy King | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/28/20

I am a legal billing coordinator running my business as an independent contractor. I currently have four separate law firms that I do monthly billing for. I am trying to come up with a way to...

Article
How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
BY Lesley Pyle

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

Article
How Thinking Like a Founder Can Help Intrapreneurs Achieve Success
BY Stephany Lapierre

There are a few characteristics and skills that can be adopted to help intrapreneurs in the corporate world looking to enact change.

Article
How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
BY Andrew Martins

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

Article
Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
BY J. Kevin McHugh

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.

Advice
Is business growth an option or a necessity?
QUESTION | BY JC Quek | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

guys, when we started off a business, we will working on growing it until it becomes mature. What than after mature? we will be talking about maintaining the mature business ... but than, what is...

Article
How to Successfully Lead a Global Remote Team
BY Jacob Maslow

Today, there is a shift that is taking place. More people than ever are working remotely. Here's how remote working can be successful in today's world.

Advice
What is the best time management software?
QUESTION | BY Sara Eveland | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/18/20

I have been writing and reviewing my to do list every morning and mapping out my day, but I never seem to be able to stick to my planned schedule. I am thinking that there might be a reminder tool...

Advice
Online web store must haves?
QUESTION | BY Samuel Carr | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/20

So A couple days ago I started a online web store for selling golf balls and I've had 61 unique visitors but none of them have resulted in any orders is there something I'm doing or not doing that is...

Advice
Any advice on prospecting for a startup internet marketing company?
QUESTION | BY Scott Fleishman | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/13/20

I've just launched my company, Fluid Trends Marketing. I recently quit my job of 8.5+ yrs to develop my business. It's starting to be a bit of a shock becoming a full time freelance entrepreneur-...

Advice
What are your best productivity tips when you're running on no sleep?
QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/11/20

I am currently working my full time job and working on my children's books on the side as much as possible. I've found that I either have the choice to sleep or work on my startup. I am determined to...

Article
Trust the Process: 13 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
BY Peter Daisyme

The key to happy and productive employees is making sure that they feel important in their roles. Here are 13 tips to empower your staff.

Advice
What is the best way to raise money for my school project?
QUESTION | BY Srinanda Sen | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

We manufacture craft products and have now started developing craft activity for schools. Given the huge number of schools in the geographical state Maharashtra (in India), the project has suddenly...

Advice
Is multitasking good or bad for productivity?
QUESTION | BY Tom Torrence | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

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...

Advice
How to find Food Wholesalers in USA?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

How can I find contacts of wholesalers and grocery stores in USA, and what is the best way to get in touch with them? Is it preferred to contact them by phone calls, whatsapp, or E-mail Any other...

Advice
Can you manage your business in the middle of crisis?
QUESTION | BY Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa | 37 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

In the midst of economic breakdown, the last thing a company would need is a leader who easily succumbs to the pressure and forgets that he still has a business to manage. Can you please give some...