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Business certifications can help advance your career. Discover industry specific resources and get advice on the best certifications for you.

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Advice
How can I get a struggling new hire more equipped to take over my previous role?
QUESTION | BY jim sheldon | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/06/20

I have an assistant that was hired to replace me but she has no known business experience and wants to take over but does not want to do the work required. She always has an excuse for why she didn't...

Advice
Have you ever worked with a business coach?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/23/20

I am interested in hiring a business coach, but I have my doubts if they can bring me real value. I want to know from others who have worked with coaches, what were your expectations out of the deal?...

Advice
How did you reopen during COVID-19?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

For small business owners who were able to reopen after temporarily suspending (or pivoting) operations. What is your business and where is it located? When did you first close and/or pivot...

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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.

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...

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...

Article
5 Best Digital Marketing Certifications
BY Kim Lindros

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

Advice
What recruitment software do you use, and why?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

What recruitment software do you use, and why did you choose it? What recruitment software features/capabilities are most important to you? How often do you use it?

Advice
As a business leader, how do you define your purpose?
QUESTION | BY Eric D. Jammer | 56 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/24/20

I have recently found myself pondering my professional purpose and very interested in the feedback from others. I am sure I am not the first to wonder, am I doing what I am supoosed to be doing...

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Advice
What are the qualities of a good manager?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/04/20

We've all worked with good and bad managers before. So what makes someone a good manager? What specific qualities do they have? What do you expect from a good manager?

Article
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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Guide to Marketing Certifications
BY Max Freedman

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

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A Marketer's Guide to IAB Certifications
BY business.com editorial staff

Show employers and clients your expertise in online advertising sales and marketing

Advice
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?

Article
Top 5 Accounting and Finance Certifications to Get Ahead
BY Kim Lindros

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

Article
How to Boost Your Programming Skills
BY Scott Gerber

As programming become increasingly important across industries, knowing how to code can help your career grow.

Article
The Different Paths to a Career in Project Management
BY Ryan Ayers

Want to become a project manager? Learn how to develop the skill set employers demand.

Article
The Benefits of B-Corporations and the Simple Steps to Achieve Certification
BY Anthony Gold

B-corporations are good for employees and customers, and good for the world. It's a commitment to creating a positive impact with lasting results.

Advice
What is the difference between a boss and a true leader?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/21/19

How can someone go from being "just a boss" to being a true leader? What are the differences in their qualities and actions?

Advice
Should you still hire someone with a bad reference even if they interviewed well?
QUESTION | BY Brandie Carles | 32 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/30/19

I interviewed two candidates recently. One of the candidates really out shined the other. This person was quick to answer all my questions intelligently, seemed really passionate about the role and...

Advice
What's your #1 tip for managing remote employees?
QUESTION | BY Claire Chandler | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/20/19

I'm particularly interested in hearing from franchise owners who hire employees to work at remote locations, i.e. where the owner is not on site regularly. How do you keep them engaged and performing...

Advice
What would the title be for a person who manages online listings and reputation management?
QUESTION | BY Sherry Henn | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/03/18

We have several Google listings, etc. Also online ratings on several sites. We are looking to hire an expert consultant to monitor these and help correct any listing errors. What would their title be...

Article
A Killer Marketing Plan for Startup Entrepreneurs
BY Mark Sands

Establish a solid framework for your startup by following these 8 marketing tips.

Advice
Why do managers use "management by fear"?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/17/18

So many times I have seen managers that use their power as managers to scare people to do things. Why does this still exist in 21 century? This is an old school way of managing that we should flush...

Advice
How do you build a winning team?
QUESTION | BY Mark Odur | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/13/18

My company is a SaaS re-seller for several different SaaS categories. I need to build a winning team around me, but I don't know where to start. Any advice?

Advice
How do you screen out candidates from LinkedIn?
QUESTION | BY Jeff Harris | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/14/18

I recently posted on LinkedIn that I was looking to hire an entry level Marketing Manager. I received an overwhelming number of responses. I only asked for an updated resume to apply. How do I filter...

Advice
What experience should I highlight in my resume/cover letter?
QUESTION | BY Krys Buckendahl | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/19/18

I am looking to get into instructional design/content development. While I have several years of training/teaching experience in an academic setting and working for small companies, I have never...

Advice
How can I test a person has strong leadership skills?
QUESTION | BY Harsh NEEDS COFOUNDER BUSINESS PARTNER. | 43 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/07/18

I am looking for a Cofounder that is on an equity sharing basis. How do I know that this person will be a strong leader and is good at execution? Is there a way to test their skills and check whether...

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The 5 Best Supply Chain Management Certifications
BY Ed Tittel

Learn to drive the retail and manufacturing industries globally.

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Restaurant Food Handler Certification Guide
BY Mary Kyle

Credentials for mastering food safety rules and regulations