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At what point should a small business look for HR help?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 54 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/13/15

I'm looking to hire for my small business. However, I've had a bit of difficulty in assessing potential hires, and finding quality applicants. Do you have any tips for hiring for a small business? At...

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Is it best practice to offer a discount or get your regulars a gift?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/11/15

From my experience in the hospitality/tourism industry, I see this pretty regularly at either the beginning or end of our high peak season. If you agree, what's an appropriate or reasonable...

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Am I able to start a tech business if I don't have an IT background?
QUESTION | BY Lwitiko katule | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/11/15

I am in the process of exploring my options to start a digital insurance hub where costumers and insurers will be integrated. I want this to be a web based market platform. Is this possible for me to...

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How can you bounce back in entrepreneurship after closing down your business?
QUESTION | BY Morgan Phillips | 48 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/10/15

I've been in the wedding / event planning industry for a few years until very recently when we closed down our business. I'm not sure I want to be out of the hospitality and event planning industry...

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What is the best way to determine if your plans for expansion are feasible?
QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/07/15

I am looking to expand my custom jewelry line. Whether that be to outsource to other suppliers or hire additional employees, I'm not sure. How can I determine if my ideas are feasible in the first...

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Can I decline a full time employment offer after signing?
QUESTION | BY Hema Verma | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/06/15

If I receive an offer, sign it, and then get a counter offer from my current company; is it acceptable to decline the signed offer before the start date? Or does the new company have legal rights to...

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Do you have both email address and phone number(s) for key contacts?
QUESTION | BY Dr. John Elcik | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/26/15

It may be a sign of the times but I find it increasing difficult to have both an email address and a phone number for anyone. In today's digital world, people seem determined to control where...

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Are you an author? What did you write? Based on your experience; what tips do you have for a wannabee author?
QUESTION | BY Dr. John Elcik | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/22/15

All experience levels are encouraged to answer. Did you begin by writing articles? Did you write a book? When and where did you first get published? Who (did you have a co-author)? What (unusual...

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What are suitable KPI's to focus on for our marketing campaigns?
QUESTION | BY Guido Palazzo | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/15

We are running several activities to impact our brand, such as social media posts and ATL & BTL activities. But we have come to realize that it has been very difficult to focus our marketing...

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How to get visitors to the site and generate leads for website design and development servicecs?
QUESTION | BY Unisoft Informatics System | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/13/15

I have my own website. We provide website design and development company. I am working for SEO and want to generate leads for my business. Please suggest some tips.

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How do I get started with online advertising without divulging the name of the company?
QUESTION | BY Kelley Baer | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/13/15

I am looking to attract new customers who seek healthy alternatives at affordable prices. It is important for me to be able to speak with individuals and build a relationship, but I've found that...

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How can I structure our employee meetings to keep everyone aware and on task of what we're working towards?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 74 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/07/15

Recently, there has been miscommunication between my team members and management on the best practices for our company and where our resources should be spent. I don't want to waste any more time and...

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Where do I begin to start my own pizza business?
QUESTION | BY Bing Wang | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/06/15

I know of great pizza in the U.S. and now that I am back in China, I want to apply the same concept, atmosphere, etc. to a pizza shop here. How do I get started on such a venture? I've looked into...

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How can I get funding for a project that doesn't yet have traction?
QUESTION | BY Maureen Goodwin | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/03/15

I am looking to attract investors - preferably ones who have experience and expertise in hospitality, restaurants, accommodations, franchising and product branding/merchandising. I am early stage and...

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How would you go about fundraising for a nonprofit?
QUESTION | BY Ivi Brown | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/02/15

This is for a nonprofit that is established to help fledgling NGOs to establish their credibility so that they will be able to establish supportive, lasting relationships with donors. It needs to be...

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Where can I find advice on agriculture project reports?
QUESTION | BY angan chandra | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/31/14

I am looking for a project report of various agriculture farming, like vegetables, banana, papaya, pears etc. Project report should contain, required land area, total production cost (material,...

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What's the best way to wrap up web projects that won't end?
QUESTION | BY Geoff Daigle | 36 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/26/14

I have worked on a few projects with clients who, even though I did my best to define the scope of the project, keep wanting to make improvements or change their mind on the way certain features...

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I have many small business ideas, more than I have time to build, how do I choose?
QUESTION | BY Jarret Minkler | 36 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/24/14

Perhaps one day they will all be done, perhaps I need to focus on the best? How do I pick which venture to start first? My gut tells me to start with the easiest projects first, and see where they...

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How do we decrease employee turnover in our restaurant?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 29 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/21/14

Our hiring decisions are really important because each member on our team has an impact on the guest experience. Lately, we've had a high employee turnover despite everything looking good on paper...

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How can I time manage my full time position with starting my consultancy business?
QUESTION | BY Cristian Ruiz | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/20/14

I'm at a transition point in my career where I want to go into consultancy but still need to hold on to my current position. I am hesitant to let go of the benefits of my current position until I...