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Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | March 19, 2020

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.

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7 Tips for Managing Your Newly Remote Team
By Tony Sherba | March 18, 2020

If your team is now working remotely, it might seem strange and unfamiliar. These seven tips can help you facilitate a happy and productive remote working environment.

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Working Remotely Thanks to COVID-19? How to Make the Best of It
By Deborah Sweeney | March 17, 2020

Are you and your team working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak? Here's how you can stay focused and on task, while helping your team to do the same.

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Is a College Degree Necessary for Success?
By Sammi Caramela | March 13, 2020

Education comes in many forms, whether years of schooling or months of hands-on training.

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How Much Does Customer Service Training Cost?
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Get customer service training on any budget

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The Best Time of the Year to Take Vacation
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Don't waste your time off; just make the most of it without leaving a disaster at work.

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What do you think stops an SME (Small-to-Midsized Enterprise) to decide whether to go for an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning software) or stay with mutilple solutions for their daily business operations?
By Ravi Srinivasan | 31 Answers | Last Activity on March 06, 2020

Here are a few that I already know: 1. Resist for change 2. Inability to trust a new service provider 3. Not willing to spend 4. Don't feel the latent or upcoming business need What am I...

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As an owner, how can I maintain a good relationship with my employees?
By Shruti sood | 5 Answers | Last Activity on March 06, 2020

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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To Infinity and Beyond: Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking
By business.com editorial staff | March 04, 2020

Positive thinking can make you a better problem-solver.

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Why and How to Build Cybersecurity Into Your Company Culture
By Rafael Lourenco | March 03, 2020

Data breaches are a growing problem for retailers. Learn how you can build cybersecurity awareness into your business's culture.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Matt D'Angelo | February 25, 2020

If you do business with companies from other countries, you must understand how international business etiquette varies from place to place.

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Great Online Resources for Improving Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | February 14, 2020

Modern accounting requires both hard and soft skills, and businesses want accountants with the most up-to-date skill sets. These online resources will help you improve your accounting skills.

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What consulting firms hire contract consultants for temporary or short term projects?
By Bernadette Boas | 15 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2020

I am a business consultant and leadership coach who obtains referrals, but I also find that linking in with consulting firms that hire temporary or short term independent consultants, is also a...

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How to make our services a need of people?
By Uma Joshi | 36 Answers | Last Activity on February 06, 2020

While establishing the business Which factor(s) will influence buyers mentality to go for the services we are offering?.

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Why a Quarter-Life Crisis Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Your Career
By Ashley Morris | February 05, 2020

Many people experience a "quarter-life crisis." Luckily, it can be motivation to make a positive switch to reinvigorate your career.

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Top 5 Accounting and Finance Certifications to Get Ahead
By Kim Lindros | February 03, 2020

If you want to take the next step in your career, these accounting and finance certifications might be just what you need.

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How Women-Owned Businesses Can Use Social Media Marketing
By Ryan Ayers | January 31, 2020

Social media is an invaluable tool to help businesses grow their brand awareness and customer base. Women-owned businesses should use it to highlight the unique aspects of their businesses as well.

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Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders
By Marie Rosecrans | January 29, 2020

Society must continue empowering and supporting women to break gender barriers, bring services and products to market, receive equal pay, secure financing and see their visions come to life.

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How can I monetize a tourism information center to create a profitable business?
By Samwel M P | 3 Answers | Last Activity on January 29, 2020

Hello business experts, can anyone help me to know how I can run a tourism information center as a profitable business occupation in my homeland? It's been a challenge for me to figure out how I can...

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Successful Community Managers Share These Critical Qualities
By Sean Peek | January 27, 2020

Community managers provide invaluable services to the companies they work for and their audiences. Here's what the best community managers have in common.

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Environmental Scanning: How CEOs Can Stay Ahead of the Curve and Beat the Competition
By Ken Gosnell | January 24, 2020

A leader’s biggest regret can be missing a clearly identifiable trend or failing to make a single change that would have been essential to making a key pivot or decision. The CEO has the...

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I am thinking about celebrity endorsements as a growth option for my nail salon business. I need some advice?
By Mari-Louise Van den Berg | 20 Answers | Last Activity on January 22, 2020

I have a small nail salon business on the side and I want to start growing this small venture into some day being owner of my own business having to quit my job or doing both. I am in this industry...

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How to Automate Your Business
By Ibrahim Hanif | January 16, 2020

Before your business can expand to multiple locations, you need to automate how it runs by establishing a department chart, KPIs and training manuals.

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How can we find a manufacturer in the U.S. for our swimwear line, and should we work with an experienced designer?
By Shana Egan | 31 Answers | Last Activity on January 15, 2020

We are starting a swimwear line. We have our business idea and mission and are on our way to finalizing our collection. We need experienced advice on finding a USA manufacturer, and we want to know...

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How to Design a Workspace That Improves Productivity
By Katharine Paljug | January 07, 2020

The design of your workplace can have a significant effect on productivity. These tips will help you improve the quality of work you do simply by rearranging your space.

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Why Starting an Online Business Changed My Life
By Anthony Delgado | January 06, 2020

I share the hardships I faced in the beginning stages of my business and how I overcame them.

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What should I consider when pricing my product?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 92 Answers | Last Activity on January 02, 2020

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...

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15 B2B Business Ideas for 2020
By Usman Raza | December 20, 2019

If you’re thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2020 but not sure what your startup should be, check out our article about 15 business ideas to consider.

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The Ins and Outs of Becoming an Intrapreneur
By Jason Anderson | December 19, 2019

Who says innovation has to come from the C-suite? Every professional can help drive any brand forward through intrapreneurship.

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Why U.S. Companies Should Invest in Apprenticeships
By Nicholas Wyman | December 18, 2019

Learn how apprenticeships can help U.S. businesses develop a pipeline of skilled workers.