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Why Your Next CEO Should Be a Woman
BY business.com editorial staff

According to a study of Fortune 1000 companies, women-led businesses earned investors a 340% return.

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5 Best HR and Talent Acquisition Certifications
BY business.com editorial staff

For a career in human resources or recruitment, check out these certifications.

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Top Small Business Grants of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Looking for a business grant? Find out which grant programs can help you grow your business.

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Ways to Cultivate Volunteerism in Your Business During the Next Phases of COVID-19
BY Katie Zwetzig

Involving your employees in volunteer efforts is a good way to build employee engagement and your brand while serving the community.

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Radical Compassion: A Leadership Lifeline During Times of Crisis
BY Barbara Shannon

Radical compassion is the act of directly aligning ourselves and our mission with the moment.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
BY Mark Robinson

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.

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How to Create a Partnership Agreement
BY Sean Peek

If you are entering a business partnership, it's important to understand the rules of a partnership agreement and how to create one. Here's what you need to know about partnership agreements.

Advice
What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
QUESTION | BY Bryan C. | 96 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/20

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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Should I Start My Own Business During Retirement?
BY business.com editorial staff

Retirement doesn't always mean not working. Sometimes, it means pursuing entrepreneurship.

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How to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting
BY business.com editorial staff

Find out what to do to keep your virtual meeting participants engaged and invested.

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How to Use New Tech to Succeed in an Old Industry, and to Give Back
BY Simone Johnson

Fitz Frames uses new technology and creativity to not only break into an established industry, but to give back to the community.

Advice
How do I start outsourcing business tasks?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/20

I have no idea where to start outsourcing business tasks. What do I look for in an outsourcing professional? How do I know which tasks I should be outsourcing? When should I start outsourcing? Help!

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How to Take Advantage of Word-of-Mouth Recommendations (And Get More of Them)
BY business.com editorial staff

Even in a hyper-digital era, word-of-mouth referrals are still a powerful resource.

Advice
Do I need an LLC or can I operate as a sole proprietor?
QUESTION | BY Marcy Lechleiter | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

I am starting a job as an independent contractor with an company for online dental billing for dental offices. I will not be selling anything , I am also in the middle of a move to TN where they...

Advice
How can a business owner ensure they're hiring the right people?
QUESTION | BY Leonard Phillips | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

We have a small cleaning company that we started in 2005. Our biggest challenge is with employees. We read many leadership books, have weekly meetings with our leaders, monthly staff meetings to...

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Staying Motivated: 12 Quotes to Inspire Your Sales Team
BY business.com editorial staff

These quotes from sales professionals could give your staff the inspiration they need.

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How Offering Professional Development Opportunities to Employees Helps Your Small Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Continuing education platforms are a great way to develop employee skills, boost morale and improve recruitment efforts.

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5 Best Digital Marketing Certifications
BY Kim Lindros

Digital marketing is a fast-growing career path with a solid outlook for years to come.

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Vacationing from Your One-Person Business: 7 Tips to Unwind Without Worry
BY business.com editorial staff

As a hard-working entrepreneur, you deserve a break like everyone else.

Advice
Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
QUESTION | BY Africana Gisele | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

I'm an artist with an artistic career and I would like to build my management office. To build a music management practice, which documents, connections, and sponsors do I need? Do I need money to...

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5 Tips to Get Your Office Back to Normal After Quarantine
BY Robert Moutal

As governments look to ease the global lockdown, will your employees return to your office as normal? Here are five tips to reopen your office safely and adjust to the new normal of post-COVID work.

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Does Working From Home Save Companies Money?
BY Baruch Silvermann

Many full-time employees in the U.S. want to work remotely, even after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. But can working from home actually save companies money?

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How Writing a Book Might Help Your Small Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Writing a book can build trust and foster a more genuine connection with your consumers.

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15 Best Sites for Freelance Services
BY business.com editorial staff

Freelancers and those needing professional talent have so many ways to connect.

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Old Dog, New Tricks: What's the Best Age to Start a Business?
BY business.com editorial staff

Very young entrepreneurs get a lot of press. But research shows 40-somethings are the best positioned to start a business.

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Focus: The Most Important Tool for Navigating Uncertainty
BY Andrew Hoag

It’s important to focus on your customers, the features required to attract and retain them, and your team during tough times.

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5 Telltale Signs You're a Chronic Procrastinator
BY business.com editorial staff

Chronic procrastination can have a huge impact on a business. Here's how to recognize it in yourself and overcome it.

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Weirdest Things Caught on Security Camera
BY business.com editorial staff

Security cameras catch more than thefts. Here are eight weird things caught on camera.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
BY business.com editorial staff

Does your daily workflow feel hectic or like there's never enough time? Here are some ways to make it smoother.

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Enough Is Enough: When (and How) to Say No at Work
BY business.com editorial staff

Sometimes, you need to turn down extra work.