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How do you start your first business?
By Ryan Luis | 19 Answers | Last Activity on October 07, 2013

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?
By Kyle Connors | 15 Answers | Last Activity on September 30, 2013

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?
By Deborah Cone | 5 Answers | Last Activity on September 04, 2013

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?
By Carrie Dunham | 12 Answers | Last Activity on August 30, 2013

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?
By Jonathan Brake | 7 Answers | Last Activity on August 29, 2013

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?
By Greg Alder | 8 Answers | Last Activity on July 26, 2013

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?
By Kathi Minsky | 3 Answers | Last Activity on July 24, 2013

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?
By Talha Khurshid | 14 Answers | Last Activity on July 17, 2013

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?
By Patrick Russell | 9 Answers | Last Activity on June 28, 2013

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?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 12 Answers | Last Activity on June 26, 2013

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?
By Natalie Stezovsky | 4 Answers | Last Activity on June 17, 2013
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Does a pre-revenue, pre-seed company need a valuation?
By Terry MacEwen | 9 Answers | Last Activity on June 13, 2013
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Will Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr work/make money?
By Chris S. | 3 Answers | Last Activity on May 25, 2013

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?
By Shawn Parr | 8 Answers | Last Activity on April 26, 2013
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What is more Important ? Ensure a Good Service or Ensure a Good Profit ?
By Anonymous User | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 07, 2013
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What are the top things to know when negotiating?
By Rob McLaughlin | 12 Answers | Last Activity on January 29, 2013

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?
By Ian Stammers | 12 Answers | Last Activity on January 27, 2013

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?
By Ryan S. | 18 Answers | Last Activity on September 21, 2012

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 | December 12, 2011

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