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What you guys think of Texting for Business? Launched Text9
QUESTION | BY Eugen Ilie | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/06/14

Just joined MosaicHub. I am the CEO of Text9.com and I would love to hear your guys thoughts on this SaaS. We got some great feedback so far, but would love to explore more opportunities and ways...

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Have you ever given an employee or contractor a second chance? Opportunity for a more efficient working relationship, or recipe for disaster?
QUESTION | BY Joanne Wolforth | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/05/14
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How do you define success?
QUESTION | BY Modeo Media | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/03/14

Success is define to as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. In your own opinion, how do your define success?

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How to replace a non performing CEO who happens to be yourself?
QUESTION | BY Tom Simon | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/14

I am founder of a business. Have built a great team, brand and product. And that is what I am good at. But though I needed to drive the business forward to this point, I am not qualified to lead the...

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What do you need to be a successful entrepreneur?
QUESTION | BY Joseph Gedgaud | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/17/14

What resources, tools, training, or opportunities do you think you need or that you want to become a successful entrepreneur now or in years to come? Is it money, interviewing 1 on 1 with...

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Best practices to avoid last minute joining ditches?
QUESTION | BY Ravindra Nathan | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/14/14

Recently I came across many times that the candidate is not joining after accepting the offer letter. This is applicable to all levels of roles including General Manager. They kept on promising us...

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What's your purpose of life?
QUESTION | BY JC Quek | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/09/14

I do not wish to ask too many philosophical questions... Just before turning to 2014 yesterday 11pm, a friend send message via Facebook chat to greet me happy new year. We had a little chat, but...

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How do we measure the value of security?
QUESTION | BY Andre Mundell | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/07/14
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What would you advice a company who is successful in thier home country and looking to go International (Middle East or Asia)?
QUESTION | BY Paul Grezio | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/03/14
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What is a fair benefits package for a new startup to offer employees and what is the minimum required by law?
QUESTION | BY Amber Pleiss | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/30/13

I am ready to launch my new startup company in the next few weeks and am ready to hire people to work for this company. I will have 5 employees including myself. What am I required by law to offer,...

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Starting a Venture Capital Company in Austin, Texas, Asking for Ideas and Advice, Advisers, Investors, and Mentors?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/07/13

I am searching for ideas and advice as well as Advisers and Investors as I will be starting a Venture Capital Company in Austin, Texas. Over the years both in Canada and the USA, I have helped...

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How do you start your first business?
QUESTION | BY Ryan Luis | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/07/13

I've taken classes and read plenty of books and articles about what it takes to actually start a company, and I'm positive that I'm capable of executing everything I've learned about. Why, then,...

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Is it more difficult to build a startup with a single founder versus having multiple co-founders?
QUESTION | BY Kyle Connors | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/30/13

They say two heads are better than one, but what are the pros and cons of being a solo founder vs. a co-founder?

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How to overcome the challenges of expansion?
QUESTION | BY Deborah Cone | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/04/13

Businesses in expansion mode often have unique, challenging, and complex issues to overcome. In our experience, start-ups, franchisors and entrepreneurs reign in this area. Their businesses are...

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What's the best way to motivate interns?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/30/13

Being an early stage business, I don't have cash to pay people. I have found that interns are fairly easy to find in the fashion industry. But what's the best way to create a sense of urgency,...

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What does engaging customer service mean to you?
QUESTION | BY Jonathan Brake | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/29/13

I am looking for a variety of answers across a range of business / industry types - if you can state the industry that would be great. Possibly some great examples of service you have received or...

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Are you building a business or a brand?
QUESTION | BY Greg Alder | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/26/13

Is there a difference? You bet. Too many business owners have stopped at creating an income source and haven't thought about the potential to build a brand with enduring value. Often the...

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How are you using this site?
QUESTION | BY Kathi Minsky | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/24/13

I am a new member. Mostly curious at this point. Wanted to start a discussion on the value of the site and how I can use it to promote my business.

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On what basis should we split up the percentages while doing partnership?
QUESTION | BY Talha Khurshid | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/17/13

I am founding 2 enterprises on partnership basis but we haven't decided any percentage of ownership shares till yet. In one enterprise we are 4 persons and in other we are 3. In first one I am...

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How do we drive innovation in our organization?
QUESTION | BY Patrick Russell | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/13

Our firm lags the market in applications of technology to provide competitive advantage and help differentiate us. I.T. looks to the Business to bring forth requirements and the Business looks to...

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Which revenue model works best: membership fee, transaction fee or something else?
QUESTION | BY Mary-Alice Miller | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/26/13

Online sites that help match consumer needs to providers that can help take a variety of approaches to charging for these services. Some charge consumers a membership fee to access or contact...

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What's the smartest and/or most creative thing you've ever done to improve your customer's loyalty to your company/product?
QUESTION | BY Natalie Stezovsky | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/13
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Does a pre-revenue, pre-seed company need a valuation?
QUESTION | BY Terry MacEwen | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/13/13
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Will Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr work/make money?
QUESTION | BY Chris S. | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/24/13

If you haven't heard, Yahoo agreed to purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/technology/yahoo-to-buy-tumblr-for-1-1-billion.html And if you're not familiar with...

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Promotions at work: should seniority count for something?
QUESTION | BY Shawn Parr | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/26/13
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What is more Important ? Ensure a Good Service or Ensure a Good Profit ?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/07/13
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What are the top things to know when negotiating?
QUESTION | BY Rob McLaughlin | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/29/13

I don't think I am the best at negotiating. This comes into play in various aspects of my life both professionally and personally. What are some of the fundamentals to effective negotiating?

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Do's & Don'ts in your first year of business?
QUESTION | BY Ian Stammers | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/27/13

I have recently started my own company 6 months back and so far it is going well. I am keen to expand quickly and push myself all the time however should I consolidate in my 1st year, then look to...

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How do business pros connect to website development pros?
QUESTION | BY Ryan S. | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/20/12

Greetings, Where do the non-hackers, the non-coders or the non-programmers of the world go to recruit computer wizards in order to build their online vision. I?m not talking about websites built...

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Understanding Renters Insurance Coverage Options and Endorsements
BY GEICO Gecko

Find out exactly what is covered with a renters insurance policy, and the types of endorsements you can add for additional coverage.