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Things to Consider Before Presenting Your Idea to Investors
By Tommy Wyher | September 08, 2016

Here is how to prepare before pitching an invention idea to an investor.

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Do you charge for the first "meet the team" meeting?
By Libby Anthony | 41 Answers | Last Activity on September 01, 2016

I recently landed a new client and we have both signed a contract and agreed on my hourly rate. The client wants me to come in to the office to meet the rest of the team, and I'm not sure if I should...

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Does playing sports help people work better as a team at work?
By Eagle Stadium | 13 Answers | Last Activity on September 01, 2016

Sports develops a team spirit in players so it is essential for all of us to take interest in games and sports. What is your experience?

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What has been your experience working with partners?
By Andrea Rozman | 13 Answers | Last Activity on August 28, 2016

I'm interested in hearing about experiences you've had bringing in partners to your business. What works? What doesn't? What should you have done but didn't do? What are the "must dos?" Do you...

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What is the best way to get a meeting with another business owner?
By Grant Holsberg | 25 Answers | Last Activity on August 28, 2016

I am new business owner in a small community and I am just looking to network and attract new clientele. I have tried emailing, phoning, and setting up in-person meetings with other business owners...

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Is it safer to run my own business or work for a larger company?
By Jeff Harris | 45 Answers | Last Activity on August 26, 2016

I have been working on my own business, more as a hobby, on the side and am now working to make it a full-time business. I have been debating with my wife the security of having my own business as...

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Should I tell my current employer about a side business I am working on?
By Sara Connors | 33 Answers | Last Activity on August 18, 2016

I am not sure whether I need to or should tell my current employer about a side business I am starting. It is not competitive with the company I work for but I don't want anyone to get upset if they...

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Which is more important as a startup: hard work or luck?
By Zack Lombardi | 41 Answers | Last Activity on August 13, 2016

I know hard work is important, but I have seen a lot of entrepreneurs work really hard, have great ideas, but who just cannot seem to succeed. I have seen other entrepreneurs succeed quickly with...

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5 Ways You Can Improve Customer Retention in Your Restaurant
By Zac Johnson | August 12, 2016

Discover some of the best ways to improve any existing restaurant business through customer perks, incentives and business management tools.

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What is the best scheduling platform out there? That incorporates the ability to book online, take online payments, and promo codes.
By Bobby Miller | 10 Answers | Last Activity on August 12, 2016

I orginally signed up for Bookafy and was pretty happy with the service until I realized that I could not track how well my marketing campaigns would do. For instance, if I had a groupon or sent...

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How to Proficiently Start & Run a Catering Business
By Charles Crawford | August 04, 2016

Before you start a new catering business it is significant to keep in mind some tips and tricks for you to succeed.

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Where do I find real estate development investors?
By Rob Zirpolo | 3 Answers | Last Activity on July 30, 2016

I have many projects available.Here's a prime example with return on Net Revenue is 63.5% as % of net revenue. Fully approved housing development with 100 plus building lots. This site has water...

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What small business blog topics are you mostly likely to read?
By Anisia Allen | 18 Answers | Last Activity on July 28, 2016

1. Discovering new apps or software to help run your business 2. Using social media to start conversations with potential customers 3. Creating viral content that converts 4. Improving your...

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Does social networking improve our business?
By Kalai Selvan | 48 Answers | Last Activity on July 06, 2016

Though I have been building a lot like minded people into my professional network, I rarely get inquiries from my contacts related to business. Am I missing something? Should I make more efforts to...

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How do you stay motivated through business setbacks?
By Kelly Gordon | 28 Answers | Last Activity on July 05, 2016

Happy Motivation Monday! I want to know how others deal with business disappointments. Feel free to share any specific examples. I work for a small community newspaper. Compared to past years,...

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What is the right way to put a pricing list on your company website - (Mobile App Development Services)?
By sonima k v | 22 Answers | Last Activity on June 28, 2016

Hello all, one of my friends is a SEO specialist. He asked me to put our company's pricing plans on our website. He suggested, as we are a start-up, it will help to boost customer interaction. I...

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The 7 Most Rewarding Social Media Tactics for Restaurants and Bars
By Clair Jones | June 27, 2016

Revamp your restaurant or bar's social media tactics to gain new followers online and loyal customers offline.

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Meet the Angels: Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors of 2016
By John Rampton | June 23, 2016

Silicon Valley has long been a central point on the map for investors who are seeking to fund the “next big thing,” which has turned the area into a breeding ground for some of the biggest companies...

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Job Spotlight: Is a Career in Wholesaling Real Estate Right for You?
By Lucinda Watrous | June 23, 2016

Ready to build a booming real estate business? Should you choose wholesale or flipping? What's the difference? All you need to know inside.

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What is the best method for personal development?
By Shadi Deeb | 51 Answers | Last Activity on June 22, 2016

When someone is feeling in need of personal development in order to complete his business tasks as an employee and the business is not providing due to different reasons. What is the best way to do...

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Do you think it is important to be a morning person when running your own business?
By John and Beverley Taylor | 33 Answers | Last Activity on June 21, 2016

I have read a lot about productivity and success. It seems that many of the most successful people start their day early. I am curious what others think about the importance of starting your day...

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Is it smarter to try to do advertising yourself or hire an advertising expert?
By Modeo Media | 59 Answers | Last Activity on June 17, 2016

I was wondering how other businesses are doing advertising. What tools do you use in advertising your business? Do you find that you have been able to advertise well enough on your own or would you...

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Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
By Lexi Margaret G. | 59 Answers | Last Activity on June 16, 2016

I am young but I still feel I have gained enough passion, knowledge, and experience to be an expert in my field (Health & wellness, beauty, and fashion). I'm also fortunate to have the funds to start...

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How do you generate leads from LinkedIn Groups?
By Carrie Dunham | 12 Answers | Last Activity on June 05, 2016

I am curious how others use social media and social networks to generate leads. I used to like LinkedIn Answers and Groups, but they got rid of Answers and they just released their new navigation and...

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How do you learn to let go when outsourcing to others?
By Stephanie Watson | 52 Answers | Last Activity on May 27, 2016

I have grown my business as far as it can go. I currently outsource on a limited basis. I have found it difficult to let go and let others do their work. No one else seems to be as concerned with...

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Negotiating the Perfect Lease: Don’t Overpay For Your Retail Space
By Mike Wood | May 26, 2016

Learn how best to negotiate the best deal on your lease once you have found the perfect spot to open your business.

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What do people think about hiring family?
By Carrie Dunham | 58 Answers | Last Activity on May 26, 2016

I need some help with marketing, social media and managing trunk shows. My sister is a stay-at-home mom and has been wanting to pick up some part time work. I think this could be a great...

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What are some good ways to bring back lost customers?
By Ramachandran V. | 20 Answers | Last Activity on May 23, 2016

I am in a service sector and would appreciate inputs on what are some of the good ways in which I can win back customers who have left me for some reason or another. In fact some customers have left...

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Do you read/follow any business blogs on a regular basis?
By Danielle Healy | 17 Answers | Last Activity on May 06, 2016

I'm subscribed to Entrepreneur Daily Dose and Quora right now. Both are good, but I am wondering what other sources are out there for business advice and light reading. Any recommendations? I'd be...

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Focus on Selling: 4 Tools to Help You Run Your Retail Store on a Budget
By Lucinda Watrous | April 05, 2016

Check out these tools to help you manage critical parts of your business, even if your cash flow isn’t where you want it to be.