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What You Need to Know to Sell to Military Families
BY Stacy DeBroff

This article contains the shopping behaviors, retail preferences, travel habits and big-ticket purchasing decisions of military families.

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Would I be able to satisfy my entrepreneurial itch in a corporate environment?
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I have been working on starting my own business. I am worried about having enough financial resources to get it off the ground. I am thinking the corporate route might be a better option, but I am...

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Do you belong to any entrepreneurial networking groups?
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I just launched my new business focused around running corporate events. I love my job, but I don't have as much familial support because my schedule is pretty demanding right now. I want to join an...

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How can I run and grow a business in an awful political/economical environment?
QUESTION | BY Karin Maldonado | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/15

I want ideas or suggestions of how to grow and a run a business while fighting against these terrible political and economical times in Brazil, mostly in the Oil and Gas industry. Have any other...

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Has anyone ever done a "client swap" or referral exchange?
QUESTION | BY Tyrone Robinson | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/27/15

I'm interested in doing a "client swap" or referral exchange with another professional in business development. I'd like the opportunity to make my network aware of what they have to offer and have...

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I am relocating to Europe in August. Any recommendations on how to develop business contacts?
QUESTION | BY samantha Patel | 30 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/25/15

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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Should you ever compromise with a client who doesn't pay on time?
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I have had a career in managing clients within big agencies and have dealt with various tricky and tough situations. I am now managing my own business and I'm dealing with my first tricky client....

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How do I network and build my professional circle?
QUESTION | BY Jaime A. Lewis | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/19/15

I am in the planning stages of starting my own digital media company that offers photography, videography, and in the future, audio production services. Locally I find too many "would be's" in our...

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What topic would you choose to speak on?
QUESTION | BY JC Quek | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/18/15

I had been invited to speak in many occasions. One of the most challenging tasks is none other than selecting a topic to speak. In my case, my target audience usually are entrepreneurs,...

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What does a self employed individual say to a Recruiter?
QUESTION | BY Megh Shetty MACS CP | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/16/15

What does a self employed say? 1) Is it fine to say he/she is self employed to the Recruiter? 2) How does he/she justify the reasons for him/her to seek employment? 3) What does one say on the CV...

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What red flags should I look for when trying to grow my business?
QUESTION | BY Danielle Healy | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/13/15

My sales have been gradually declining over the last 3 months. I've tried going back through my records to spot trends, compare prices, etc. anything to try to pinpoint the cause. I'm not sure what...

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How do I deal with a 50% business partner who can't hold up his promises?
QUESTION | BY John King | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/09/15

Right now I own 50% of a technology startup aimed at real estate agents. I am responsible for developing and maintaining the upkeep of all the software associated with our business. The other partner...

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Should I stay in my current established business or start a new business?
QUESTION | BY Serena Carcasole | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/07/15

Should I stay in my current established virtual support business or should I follow my passion as an integrative nutrition health coach to help change the world now that I am certified as a health...

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How much effort should I spend on making my retail website mobile friendly?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 39 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/07/15

My website is somewhat mobile friendly. Visitors can easily see images of my product (mostly designer handbags). However, the shopping cart experience isn't great on mobile. People definitely need...

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How can I reach out to brokers without soliciting?
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I switched niches about 6 months ago. Instead of virtual assistance for small business owners, I am now working in The Real Estate industry. In the past, I have only been on a referral base. Now that...

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Is there a way to gain back customers after you've lost them?
QUESTION | BY Zoe Brown | 30 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/30/15

My startup has been losing business lately and it has me thinking about where those lost customers went. We have a good foundation of loyal customers, but I do believe some of the lost customers are...

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How do you deal with the pains of customer service?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/15

I work in the hospitality industry, and I spend a lot of money on what I call "guest investments" where I give some sort of discount, free merchandise, etc. in order to win back customers when...

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Where can I get a free or very affordable online signature service?
QUESTION | BY Larry Launstein Jr | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/23/15

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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Is it ethical to compensate employees with equity in a startup over cash?
QUESTION | BY Lexi Margaret G. | 42 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/22/15

My team is launching our startup on a very limited budget. I want to compensate them for their hard work. Is it ethical to offer up equity in the company? If so, is this a smart business decision to...

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Should I separate my personal and professional values?
QUESTION | BY Joseph Gedgaud | 37 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/22/15

If a business or organization asked me for web and reputation services should I deny to work with them if I do not personally agree with what they do? Example: I don't believe in their business...