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How can I improve my oral english to help me better communicate with clients?
By Nora Lin | 11 Answers | Last Activity on December 17, 2020

I am a foreign trade salesman in China and I generally communicate with my clients online. My English isn't good enough so I usually use Google translator to help communicate with English-speaking...

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What features should an online vendor marketplace include?
By Vendorbazaar Marketplace | 13 Answers | Last Activity on December 15, 2020

Interested to know if there is a vendor bookmarking website or vendor marketplace online. We are looking to start a vendor marketplace, a full fledged directory with tips and advice for the vendor...

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What are your favorite small business products that would make for good gifts?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 6 Answers | Last Activity on December 14, 2020

Comment a link to your favorite small business products below (or tell us about your own product if you are a business owner!) This holiday season, it's more important than ever to shop small. We...

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How do we improve the quality of customer service?
By Armando Ortiz Valencia | 44 Answers | Last Activity on December 07, 2020

How do we get better results around customer service? Is this something that is more about the training or about our hiring? Can good customer service be taught or is a certain personality a...

Advice
How to increase traffic to my photography blog?
By Priya Sharma | 4 Answers | Last Activity on December 04, 2020

Hello, I have a photography blog and I want to know what I can do to increase traffic. Thank you in advance for any advice!

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Differences Between an Angel Investor and a Venture Capitalist
By Will Jiang | December 03, 2020

In order to know which financing option is right for your business, it is important to understand the differences between the two.

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How to Attract International Investors
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 03, 2020

International investors can add value and scope to your business.

Advice
What advice do you have for other small businesses to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 11 Answers | Last Activity on December 02, 2020

What can small businesses do during the COVID-19 shutdown on such short notice? What are tips for keeping revenue coming in during a time when they may have to close brick-and-mortar retail locations?

Advice
Which eCommerce platform is best?
By adam kostka | 17 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

Hi everyone, I want to build an e-commerce store for my client and I need your opinions, Which platform should I go with, my client has approx 1000 to 10,000 products. I found this comparison...

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Is it a good time to open a training center for kids?
By Karen Laruene | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

I have an Idea about Spanish training center but the problem is everything moves online? Will it be a good idea next year?

Advice
What is the best organization for industrial engineers to work in?
By Faisal Shoaib | 10 Answers | Last Activity on November 23, 2020

Can you forcast the career of industrial engineer also what is the best organizatio for industrial engineer to work in? what are the major areas where he can work and also where the maximum...

Advice
How can repair stores protect business amidst COVID-19?
By Muhammad Waleed Siddiqui | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 21, 2020

Any suggestions for repair business owners to keep giving repair services and maintaining social distancing. How they can survive during the pandemic.

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How do I build a two-sided online marketplace from scratch?
By ashwin varghese | 11 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

I am a young entrepreneur, a really young one, and it's my dream to launch an online marketplace where small business owners can post their products for free and customers can search for products...

Advice
What is the single most important growth stategy in business?
By Sonya Withrow | 15 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2020

I posted this question to learn more about the mosaicHUB community and build relationships with the members. Discussions and conversations in an on-line community is crucial to understanding who you...

Advice
What is the best software/solution to start a service marketplace like TaskRabbit?
By Rajnish Kumar | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2020

Hi Guys, I would like to start a service marketplace like TaskRabbit. Please guide me on which software or solution is the best one.

Advice
What tips do you have for starting an eco-friendly business?
By Sumaiya Akter Mili | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 13, 2020

I want create an eco-friendly business but I do not know where to start. I'm having trouble finding business ideas that meet my small budget. Any advice?

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What are a few websites with positive reputations for freelance writing? I'm already with Elance, so are there any other good ones?
By Heather Nelson | 14 Answers | Last Activity on November 12, 2020

Looking for new freelance writing work. Know any good sites or companies hiring contractors? Web content writing, like writing, article writing, press release writing, etc.

Advice
what is the best business to start at home during social distancing?
By elena rosito | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 08, 2020

I want to start a small online business at home during these times of covid-19 crisis and social distancing and quaratine. I worked in the hospitality industry for so long, I haven't got any idea how...

Advice
How do I get data entry projects?
By Anonymous User | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 03, 2020

We want to work on data entry projects and are looking for some data entry related work, bpo projects work and data entry services. What are some recommendations you may have to attain these...

Advice
What do you do to add some fun to running your business?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 14 Answers | Last Activity on November 03, 2020

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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Would you consider outsourcing to help your startup grow?
By Virtual Coworker | 14 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020

There are a lot of business going for outsourced staff and outsourcing, would you consider outsourcing your business if you are just starting up?

Advice
I am relocating to Europe in August. Any recommendations on how to develop business contacts?
By samantha Patel | 31 Answers | Last Activity on October 20, 2020

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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What steps should I take to build my first e-commerce website?
By Kevin Smith | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 01, 2020

Hi, I have decided to build an e-commerce website as an example to work for my digital portfolio. Does anyone have any tutorials or videos I should look at before making a start on this? Thanks

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For those of you who have multiple interests & talents as entrepreneurs, how did you choose your ultimate niche?
By Lora Freeman Williams | 16 Answers | Last Activity on October 01, 2020

I'm in the process of honing the focus of my business. I'm a life coach, love coaching groups in particular, have mediated between two parties, and I also write. I can't market all of this at the...

Advice
Does happiness cause productivity in the workplace?
By Joseph Gedgaud | 17 Answers | Last Activity on September 22, 2020

This seems fairly easy, but are we mixing up causation? Does productivity cause happiness instead? I think there might be more to this situation such as long-term versus short-term outcomes. Making...

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from where i can get good paying clients?
By christo raphael | 3 Answers | Last Activity on September 13, 2020

i want to start my bpo and need 2to4 projects to run in it and get fixed payout without delays for my company i need to develop with better name and reputation.

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How do you promote your small business?
By Ruth Hoffmann | 16 Answers | Last Activity on September 09, 2020

I personally believe social networking for business is fun. You can share real-life stories, events, product benefits, user reviews, and so on and so forth. What methods do you guys use to promote...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a co-work space versus renting an office?
By Lynn Kretschmer | 9 Answers | Last Activity on September 09, 2020

I'm getting stircrazy in my home office and am ready to leave the house. Should I work in a co-work space or should I rent out an office? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

Advice
What is the best ongoing training one can provide to visual and performing arts teachers?
By Asiya Shervani | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 21, 2020
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Did you apply for a PPP loan before the funding ran out?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 5 Answers | Last Activity on August 21, 2020

If so, we want to talk to you! Please contact me at hhanlon@business.com We are looking for input from real SMB professionals who have been impacted by this first hand.