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What is the easiest and fastest way to make money?
QUESTION | BY Robert McGee | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/27/20

What are some business ideas that make money now? Actually, what are some easy methods of making money?

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Am I doing everything right in my business?
QUESTION | BY Andrew bonni | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/26/20

I want to know if I'm doing everything right in my business. I have been open for about 6-7 days now and I haven't had any sales yet. Is that normal? My website is https://supershirtz.com/.

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How can I earn money online from home?
QUESTION | BY Jim Allen | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/24/20

I want to know about the best way to earn money online from home.

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What are your best time management techniques?
QUESTION | BY Kobus Myburgh | 76 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/22/20

In most careers, time management is of paramount importance. As your time is a finite resource, scheduling your work in order to stay within budget, within scope and within the deadline can be a...

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I am relocating to Europe in August. Any recommendations on how to develop business contacts?
QUESTION | BY samantha Patel | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/20/20

I am currently in Australia but moving to Europe for family reasons in August. Although I relocated from Europe to Australia in 2000, I am really in need of creating a wider network in Switzerland,...

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How do we improve the quality of customer service?
QUESTION | BY Armando Ortiz Valencia | 50 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/19/20

How do we get better results around customer service? Is this something that is more about the training or about our hiring? Can good customer service be taught or is a certain personality a...

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Have any of you contributed to business.com, and if so, would you mind sharing some tips?
QUESTION | BY Faisal Rehman | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/19/20

Hi guys, I would like to contribute and write some articles on business.com. Is it mandatory to have some previous business experience to contribute? If you have contributed here, would you...

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Does happiness cause productivity in the workplace?
QUESTION | BY Joseph Gedgaud | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/18/20

This seems fairly easy, but are we mixing up causation? Does productivity cause happiness instead? I think there might be more to this situation such as long-term versus short-term outcomes. Making...

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I am still a student. But I want to be an entrepreneur in the future what should I learn during this time ?
QUESTION | BY Zein Hesham | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/15/20

What should I start learning in business? Where can I take courses for that field what is the advice that you want someone to told when you are a student

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Which eCommerce platform is best?
QUESTION | BY adam kostka | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/14/20

Hi everyone, I want to build an e-commerce store for my client and I need your opinions, Which platform should I go with, my client has approx 1000 to 10,000 products. I found this comparison...

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What are the most important skills to being a successful entrepreneur?
QUESTION | BY Jeff Harris | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/09/20

Is it your knowledge, your ability to manage time, perseverance? There are a lot of things I am working on to be successful, but I cannot do it all. What are a few key personal development areas I...

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How do you promote your small business?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/09/20

I personally believe social networking for business is fun. You can share real-life stories, events, product benefits, user reviews, and so on and so forth. What methods do you guys use to promote...

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What steps should I take to build my first e-commerce website?
QUESTION | BY Kevin Smith | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/01/20

Hi, I have decided to build an e-commerce website as an example to work for my digital portfolio. Does anyone have any tutorials or videos I should look at before making a start on this? Thanks

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For those of you who have multiple interests & talents as entrepreneurs, how did you choose your ultimate niche?
QUESTION | BY Lora Freeman Williams | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/01/20

I'm in the process of honing the focus of my business. I'm a life coach, love coaching groups in particular, have mediated between two parties, and I also write. I can't market all of this at the...

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what is the best business to start at home during social distancing?
QUESTION | BY elena rosito | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/25/20

I want to start a small online business at home during these times of covid-19 crisis and social distancing and quaratine. I worked in the hospitality industry for so long, I haven't got any idea how...

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Can anyone recommend a membership site platform for courseware?
QUESTION | BY Scott H. Zucker | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/17/20

I am developing a variety of "courses" for small businesses / entrepreneurs across a variety of verticals and I think I want to host these behind a paywall on a membership site platform. I am not...

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How can I turn an angry customer into a loyal customer?
QUESTION | BY Becca Richards | 95 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/13/20

I do not deal well with confrontation. My first instinct when I get a customer complaint is to ignore it and let them go. (Terrible approach, I know!) This is something I need to work on, and the...

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from where i can get good paying clients?
QUESTION | BY christo raphael | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/12/20

i want to start my bpo and need 2to4 projects to run in it and get fixed payout without delays for my company i need to develop with better name and reputation.

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What is the marketing ideas/trend for Mobile App Development Services?
QUESTION | BY Sonima Floges | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

Hi, I'm running a software company, delivers mobile and web applications. I would like to expand my business and planning to start marketing our services globally (specially in US). Our...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a co-work space versus renting an office?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/20

I'm getting stircrazy in my home office and am ready to leave the house. Should I work in a co-work space or should I rent out an office? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

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Is your business open for the holidays?
QUESTION | BY Zander Davis | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/20

I work for a non-profit to stop animal abuse so realistically we never shut our doors, even for the holidays. Is this something we can capitalize on? I'm curious to hear if you slow down business...

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What business should I start to develop my Rural area ?
QUESTION | BY Junu Karki | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/20

I want to do some business in my own country ,Nepal.I am from rural area and want to create employment opportunity for rural people and for my self.what business should I do?

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What skills can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/31/20

What are the skills that can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business? Any suggestion? Can anyone share your experience related to this?

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Where can I get a free or very affordable online signature service?
QUESTION | BY Larry Launstein Jr | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/30/20

I'm trying to find an online signature service that will do the job, either free or very affordable. Does anybody have any idea of where I can find such a thing? Looks like I'll have to have...

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What is the best organization for industrial engineers to work in?
QUESTION | BY Faisal Shoaib | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/28/20

Can you forcast the career of industrial engineer also what is the best organizatio for industrial engineer to work in? what are the major areas where he can work and also where the maximum...

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Are you running a business or the business is running you?
QUESTION | BY JC Quek | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

nothing new about this question ... it just like other questions such as "live to eat or eat to live". But I think interesting to ask. When you run a business, this means you control the...

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Can I start an online business without having an office?
QUESTION | BY Pradeep Kumar Jha | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/20

I want to start an interior design consultancy and service business. I have friends who are experts in interior design and I want to take the orders, and then give them to my friends to fulfill. I am...

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Is a business coach worth the investment?
QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 41 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/25/20

I think a business coach might be valuable to help me stay focused on my goals and accomplish more to move my business forward. However, with limited funds, I could also use that money to hire...

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What is the best ongoing training one can provide to visual and performing arts teachers?
QUESTION | BY Asiya Shervani | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/21/20
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Did you apply for a PPP loan before the funding ran out?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

If so, we want to talk to you! Please contact me at hhanlon@business.com We are looking for input from real SMB professionals who have been impacted by this first hand.