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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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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...

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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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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 do you get the team to buy-in?
QUESTION | BY Ken Gosnell | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/18/20

Getting a team to buy-in is important and critical to the success of any leader. What is the best way or ways that you have found to communicate your vision with clarity to your team?

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Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 40 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/10/20

As a small business, is it more important to get the advice of a lawyer or accountant. There are various questions, such as our choice of legal entity and making sure we are taking the right steps...

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How should you format and write a rate increase letter?
QUESTION | BY Amy King | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/20

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...

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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?
QUESTION | BY Ravi Srinivasan | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

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?
QUESTION | BY Shruti sood | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

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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What advice do you have for starting a business?
QUESTION | BY Tuong Aries | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/20/20

I want to start a business but I'm not sure where to begin. I have taken courses on Coursera and read many business books such as Michael T. Porter's "Competitive Strategy" and Robert T. Kiyosaki's...

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What consulting firms hire contract consultants for temporary or short term projects?
QUESTION | BY Bernadette Boas | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/20

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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What percent of the company should I give my Vice President/brother?
QUESTION | BY Jason Lawrence | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/13/20

Due to growth of my company that is directly tied to my Vice President, I'm planning on rewarding him with a percentage of the corporation. The Vice President also happens to be my younger brother.

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How do I get started with building roller skating not Ice rink business?
QUESTION | BY Hesham Osman | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/10/20

Hi everyone, I am searching for rink consulting services in Ontario that can provide invaluable assistance for building a skating center from the ground up. The skating and entertainment rink...

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How much am I required to pay an investor if I bring one on?
QUESTION | BY Victoria Ye | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/08/20

I have run my business for roughly 2 years, it is going well, and I have earned enough money to support my investment, my life, and my vacations. I am comfortable with the situation. I found this...