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How will COVID-19 permanently affect remote work trends?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/01/20

COVID-19 has drastically changed how businesses operate. After the world resumes back to "normal," what remote work changes will businesses permanently adopt? What businesses have benefited from...

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How to start a solo business? what books should I read?
QUESTION | BY tan Ng | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/30/20

Hello everybody, recently I'm going to start an one person business in imported and trading. I'm looking for some books or documents that useful for operating my business, control outsourcing or...

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Understanding Business Ethics Key Terms
BY business.com editorial staff

Understand the theories that contribute to differing business ethics.

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How to Plan for the Future of Your Business During Coronavirus
BY Adam Uzialko

The pandemic has forced many businesses to close or drastically adapt their business models to survive. Here's how to plan for the future of your business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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The Management Theory of Max Weber
BY Sean Peek

The bureaucratic management theory claims it will increase your business's efficiency.

Advice
How can I start my new business?
QUESTION | BY Ashish Ghaskata | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/26/20

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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Remote Work Trends and the Coronavirus: What Changes Are Coming?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the benefits of remote work and why more small businesses may permanently integrate it after the pandemic is over.

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Guide to Expatriate Education and Training
BY business.com editorial staff

Do you ever need to relocate employees for international assignments? Here's how and why you should tailor your company's classes for expatriates.

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Tips for Staying Sane and Productive When Working From Home
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Working from home can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but even more so in the midst of a global crisis. Here, experts share their best tips for working from home.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Expertise in Any Profession
BY business.com editorial staff

Learn new skills, earn a certification with these invaluable online resources.

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6 Mindfulness Tips for Entrepreneurs
BY Ryan Ayers

In tough times, entrepreneurs, especially, need to practice mindfulness to keep their businesses running in a global recession.

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How to Work From Home With Kids
BY Skye Schooley

Stay productive with this list of helpful advice and resources from working parents and educators.

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A Guide to Environmental Issues in the Workplace
BY Sean Peek

Environmental issues in the workplace are a growing concern for companies, especially around employee health and safety. Here are five common environmental issues to address in your business.

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What to Say When People Ask What You Do for a Living
BY business.com editorial staff

You don't always have to give a literal answer. Instead, give them a more interesting answer that leads to a longer, more memorable conversation.

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Heavy Equipment Licensing: Everything You Need to Know
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what you need to know about licensing your heavy equipment operators or becoming one yourself.

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Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
BY business.com editorial staff

Businesses can learn much from the key aspects of military battle rhythm.

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Professionalism: How Exceptional Leaders Maintain Composure and Why It's Important
BY business.com editorial staff

Leadership is something that is set by example.

Article
Guide to Marketing Certifications
BY Max Freedman

These are some of the best marketing certifications available in 2020.

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8 Tips for Effective Crisis Communications in the Workplace
BY business.com editorial staff

It's important to have a crisis communications plan in place before you need it.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Empower Team Members Struggling With Change
BY Deborah Sweeney

Talk about opportunities for innovation with all team members.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
BY Kiely Kuligowski

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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The CEO's Approach to Evolving Business Industries
BY Moazzam Kamran

Recent events have led to a massive movement to socially distance and move toward digital platforms for both work and learning. Let's look at various sectors and ways to embrace their digital...

Advice
What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
QUESTION | BY Shibu George | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/07/20

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

Article
A Strong Foundation: 5 Books to Read Before Starting Your Business
BY business.com editorial staff

An easier way of starting a business is to gather more knowledge and motivation. Here are five masterpieces that will help you.

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8 Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice and Opinions
BY business.com editorial staff

Every leader receives unsolicited advice, but what is the best way to react to it?

Article
Do Results-Only Workplaces Really Work?
BY business.com editorial staff

The results-only work environment, or ROWE, is a management strategy designed to increase productivity while eliminating the arbitrary constraints of traditional workplaces.

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Your Open Office Didn't Work? 5 Better Ways to Boost Collaboration
BY Jason Myers

Open offices haven't necessarily improved communication and collaboration. True collaboration depends less on what your office looks like than on how it operates.

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How to Build a Strong Company Culture (Even When You All Work From Home)
BY Kunal Chandiramani

Your whole team may now work from home, but company culture is as vital as ever. If you maintain a culture of trust and empathy, it will strengthen the backbone of your company.

Advice
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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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?