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Any suggestions for professional coaching training programs?
QUESTION | BY Mary Ann Ault | 34 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/15

I am seriously considering adding "Professional Coaching" to the list of services I provide. There are many training programs out there -- is there anyone who has gone through a training program...

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How do you translate your expertise into a book?
QUESTION | BY Ahmed Benchaou | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/15

For those of you who published a book in their field of expertise, where and how did you start? How long did it take you? Did you seek editors help?

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Can a business cut costs by going green?
QUESTION | BY Kelly Gordon | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/12/15

I've read "going green" is actually good for a company's bottom line. Not only can it cut costs, but it can increase sales. We are a printed newsletter and going green has been something we've...

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What sort of confusions do entrepreneurs face before they start their business?
QUESTION | BY Pradeep Mandavya | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/10/15

The confusion is whether we should have a website before approaching the clients to outsource their services or to first get the clients to invest for building a business website. Appreciate your...

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Should I bring on a co-founder?
QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/10/15

I have been planning my business and working on it on the side. I have a friend who has expressed interest in helping. Some people have told me that it is better to bring on a co-founder. The pros...

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How do I know when I'm ready to make my first hire?
QUESTION | BY Laura Wagner | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/09/15

My business is growing and I know I will need to hire help soon. People have suggested interns, or office support - but my business relies a lot on my own skills. I have thought about partnering or...

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How do you create a productive work environment in a small home?
QUESTION | BY Rob McLaughlin | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/05/15

I live in a fairly small condo and don't have a separate office. I typically use our kitchen table as my office, but I always feel like my family and work life are mixed together and that my family...

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How can I make my business simpler?
QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/15

In the middle of all the excitement of gaining more traffic and generating revenue, my business has swayed away from what I really wanted to do. Which is to design and sell one of a kind jewelry. Now...

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What advice would an experienced blogger give a young blogger just starting to write?
QUESTION | BY Michellyn Miner | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/15

I've been told 'Just go with it' and start writing; that in the beginning quantity is more important than quality. I'm wondering if this is true. Should I spend a lot of time making my work perfect...

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How do I get my boss to appreciate my work?
QUESTION | BY Sasho Janevski | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/15

I am working as a full time marketer in a company that didn't have a marketing strategy. I delivered extraordinary results, but soon my boss started to set me difficult to achieve goals i.e. CPA at...

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What do you do to add some fun to running your business?
QUESTION | BY Mary-Alice Miller | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/15

I have a tendency to always focus on the next thing on my to-do list. When I was in the corporate world, with many more resources, I found that I would take more breaks and joke around with...

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I have been nominated for a women's business award; is it worth filling out the application?
QUESTION | BY Anna Hodges | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/28/15

I am been nominated for the Telstra Women's Business Awards and I'm very excited! But I have just realized how much time and work is actually involved in putting the application together. I know that...

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How do you manage your goals?
QUESTION | BY Bill Paulding | 38 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/25/15

I am curious how people manage both their personal and business goals. Do you create a list and print? Excel? Word document? Other? Goals could be as simple as: running a 5k, vacationing in Paris, or...

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What are your best tips for juggling your business and parenthood?
QUESTION | BY Jen Ostrosky | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/21/15

First, Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there. Being a mom of two young kids myself, I am always looking for tips on how to better manage my time, particularly when it comes to balancing...

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Should employees be allowed to create their own hours?
QUESTION | BY David Jon | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/15/15

Some of my team say they work best late at night, while others are most productive in the morning. Is it reasonable to allow them to make their own hours or do organizations perform best when the...

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How much do you charge in late fees?
QUESTION | BY Libby Anthony | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/13/15

I have a client that is consistently late with paying invoices. It's never incredibly late, usually one week to three weeks late, but it's happened for the past 4 months. I have addressed this issue...

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Is unlearning an important learning skill?
QUESTION | BY KK Verma | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/15

I know unlearning is a new way of learning. It helps you remove clutter from your mind and can make you sharp, decisive and productive. Today when everybody will advise you to learn something more,...

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How do I make sure that my business idea actually makes it to the materialization stage?
QUESTION | BY Sahil Goel | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/09/15

I have a business idea which deals with viral marketing campaigns over social media. I need some advice on how to build upon my idea and start my own venture. What do I need to do to make this happen...

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How would you pursue to build business in a fairly new neighborhood community?
QUESTION | BY Luana Gonsalves | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/07/15

I have been trying to build business by pursuing various activities (including networking) over the last year; of which some were successful and some were not. My business is under 2 years old...

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How can small businesses look up to bigger corporations?
QUESTION | BY Morgan Phillips | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/06/15

There are a lot of big brands I look up too. In fact, that's why I became passionate about entering entrepreneurship. I want my business model to be a mirror of theirs. Is that possible to do at a...