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Which is more important for design, functionality or looks?
QUESTION | BY Jack Kemper | 47 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/16/17

I recently heard Ev Williams, founder of Medium and former CEO of Twitter, talk about the importance of beautiful design. I used to hear not to focus so much on looks but on functionality. Which is...

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How to approach more valuable clients to cooperate with and grow our headhunter business?
QUESTION | BY Charlie Chen | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/30/17

We are an executive search firm specilized in serving munltinational companies with their business in China market. So i would like to have a more efficient way to approach more clients to serve. ...

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Should background checks be required for potential hires?
QUESTION | BY Lexi Margaret G. | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/16/17

We want to hire trustworthy employees. Is it right to ask potential hires to undergo a background check? I am a little hesitant that this could push candidates away. If my company did want to push...

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Food Safety Guide: What to Know and Where to Get Certified
BY business.com editorial staff

Follow these tips to keep your customers safe from food poisoning.

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Can you suggest an affordable (or free) commercial-grade Webinar platform?
QUESTION | BY Anne Zieger | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/13/17

I need it to be reliable enough to deliver a for-pay course. Also, it must integrate with PayPal. The ability to deliver e-mail marketing messages would be a big plus.

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How do you compare using a professional external mediator rather than an internal manager to mediate workplace disputes?
QUESTION | BY Joanne Law | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/02/17

Have you used either or both and how do you think they compare? Are you worried about conflicts of interest and power imbalances when using an internal person? Dose the cost outweigh the...

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Should You Buy Your Biggest Competitor?
BY Bruce Hakutizwi

Organic Business Growth vs. Growth Through Acquisitions

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The State of the Restaurant Industry: Facing Challenges, Embracing Opportunity
BY business.com editorial staff

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What can be done, legally, when the customer says he/she doesn't have any money to pay in a restaurant?
QUESTION | BY Charlie Ross | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/17

In the case of a customer's card being declined or a customer realizing they don't have enough money to pay the bill when it is presented to them, what actionable steps should be taken? First, how...

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What are your thoughts on Groupon or Amazon Local for a sole proprietor for massage therapy?
QUESTION | BY Sandy Martinelli | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/04/17

As one person, I am concerned about too many coupons being sold and lowering the value of what I offer.

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How do you handle failure?
QUESTION | BY Modeo Media | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/25/17

?Success is most often achieved by those who don?t know that failure is inevitable.? - Coco Chanel

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10 Design Review Tools for Receiving Helpful Feedback on New Products
BY Scott Gerber

10 entrepreneurs from YEC share their favorite design review tools.

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What are the 3 biggest concerns faced by restaurant owners?
QUESTION | BY Heather Donovan | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/22/17

I'm curious to hear from other restaurant owners or managers on what they feel are their 3 biggest concerns when it comes to their business. My husband and I opened our own healthy cuisine food truck...

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How do you know if your startup idea already exists?
QUESTION | BY Whitney Lynn | 41 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/18/17

How do you know if your startup idea already exists? And does that matter, because what if you can do it bigger and better? Thanks in advance for your input!

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Are remote jobs as reliable?
QUESTION | BY vamsi krishna | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/17/17

Hi, I am interested in remote jobs, I have done some freelancing work but not over the internet. I wanted to know can we take up these jobs as full time jobs? Are these jobs reliable? Would a...

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About anger management: Does it help to get things off your chest or it is better to remain silent to keep the peace?
QUESTION | BY Adile Cretallaz | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/15/17

Hello everybody. In order to start a short essay about Anger Management, I am willing to gather as much information as possible about this topic. The first problematic who came to my mind was to...

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Company Culture: At what staff number is it worth to provide daily "free" lunch or dinner for your employees?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/12/17

I am the Recreation and Events Golf Manager for a course in Orlando. Part of my responsibility is overseeing the Clubhouse's food and beverage team. We have always offered our staff 50% off a meal if...

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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 | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/11/17

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 has been the most inspiring moment in your life?
QUESTION | BY Marzena Kmiecik Engagement Strategy | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/09/17

In life or in business...What has been the pivotal moment that has made you change the path you've initially taken...be it a significant shift in lifestyle, career, habits, beliefs etc...share your...

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What is a typical commission rate for independent sales reps?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/21/16

Is there a standard percent to pay sales reps that are compensated solely on commission? I have heard percentages ranging around 20-30%, but haven't talked to many people.