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Buying a Business: The Pros and Cons of Seller Financing
BY business.com editorial staff

Buying a business through seller financing is an overlooked option. How does it work? How do both parties get a good deal?

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Ready to Reopen Your Retail Locations? Try These 4 Tips
BY Bobby Marhamat

If you own or manage a retail business, keep these tips in mind as you reopen to the public.

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What are the 3 biggest concerns faced by restaurant owners?
QUESTION | BY Heather Donovan | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I'm curious to hear from other restaurant owners or managers on what they feel are their 3 biggest concerns when it comes to their business. My husband and I opened our own healthy cuisine food truck...

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How has the covid outbreak affected your business?
QUESTION | BY Abeer Raza | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/05/20

Hi everyone! My partner and I are conducting workshops to help entrepreneurs in the community use technology solutions to cope with the covid outbreak, and the way it?s been affecting business...

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How to generate commercial property deals?
QUESTION | BY Frank Wallem | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/05/20

Commercial real estate values has significantly declined over the years but still you can't just take it out of the industry, we still plan to increase our commercial real estate holdings. To...

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I have an idea for improving a product that has been around for a while - how can I do that?
QUESTION | BY Patrick Sullivan | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/03/20

Without giving away to much information - I have a product that I use personally. This product has been around for many years but by many means is not perfect. It has a flaw that no one has been able...

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Finding quality backlinks is extremely confusing - How can I find them?
QUESTION | BY STEVE SPRAGUE | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/03/20

How does everyone do it? I need to build quality back links for my t-shirt business. The site is new, and I am doing optimization, image compression and everything right but not getting backlinks? I...

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How do I build email and/or snail mail contact lists for recreational boaters in the US, both power and sail?
QUESTION | BY Doug McQuilken | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/03/20

I have a startup which provides a free search engine service specifically for used boat parts. The MVP is functional and online at http://www.boatusedpartsearch.com/ I'd like to communicate its...

Article
How to Easily Implement a 5S Program for Your Business
BY Holly Chavez

Learn how to easily implement a 5S program for any size business.

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What tips do you have for leaving an LLC?
QUESTION | BY Talema Edwards | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

My husband and I own a business and are going to divorce. I simply want to walk away. How do I give him my half of the business?

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Choosing Inventory Replenishment Software? How to Find the Best Application for You
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what to look for in an inventory replenishment application.

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Guide to Construction Management Software
BY business.com editorial staff

Finding the right construction management software solution may entail a hybrid approach.

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How should I improve my classified website?
QUESTION | BY Tapan kumar | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

We started a classified website named www.mycplaces.com. Our website is designed with the idea that only IT professionals can post ads and exchange services among themselves. So, it's basically...

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Recovery Scenarios for Business Leaders Impacted by COVID-19
BY Rob Shelton

The novel coronavirus pandemic is an economic crisis as much as it is a public health catastrophe. Here's how to shift from surviving to thriving during the pandemic recovery.

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How do you handle the stress of starting your own business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Larkin | 40 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/05/20

I've taken on the project of opening my own business, mostly on my own. I find getting off the ground to be overwhelming sometimes. I read a lot of self-help books, and apparently 'stress' is good...

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Common Construction Accounting Problems Solved
BY business.com editorial staff

Accountants in the construction industry face unique challenges. Here are four ways to simplify your construction accounting procedures.

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How do you use social media as a crisis communication tool?
QUESTION | BY Ming-Yi Wu | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/24/20

How do you use social media as a crisis communication tool (i.e., communicating with key audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic)? What social media platforms do you use and in what way? How do...

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Can I fire a business partner that has 33% of shares?
QUESTION | BY Dallas Olsen | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/22/20

I own 66% of shares and my business partner has 33%. My partner promised big things and has failed to deliver on all fronts. He also spends 40 - 50 % of his time working on another business while...

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What should I do to earn 1 million dollars in a year?
QUESTION | BY rajneesh bharti | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/19/20
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Heavy Equipment Licensing: Everything You Need to Know
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what you need to know about licensing your heavy equipment operators or becoming one yourself.

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5 Best Construction Estimating Tools
BY business.com editorial staff

Use one of these programs to gauge the costs of your next construction project.

Article
The CEO's Approach to Evolving Business Industries
BY Moazzam Kamran

Recent events have led to a massive movement to socially distance and move toward digital platforms for both work and learning. Let's look at various sectors and ways to embrace their digital...

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What do I need to know about blogging?
QUESTION | BY Akmyrat Batyrov | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/08/20

Hello, I want to earn money being blogger, yeah I know it will not be so easy, even more than difficult, but anyway I want it. So my skills are communicability, some training skills and knowing...

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Social Workers for Business? How They're Helping the Private Sector
BY business.com editorial staff

It's not just corporate responsibility where social workers can help businesses.

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How do I determine good content from bad content on the web?
QUESTION | BY Abby Santos | 50 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/29/20

There is so much content out there on the web, how can I determine which resources are good versus which resources are bad? How much trust should I place in the content I pull from the web? Thank you...

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How do I start my own company?
QUESTION | BY Carike Klokow | 70 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/20/20

I would like to open a water purification company. I have my own capital but need to know where to start. What are some of the obstacles most of you missed when opening your own company and only...

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What Are the Costs of a Food-Testing Lab?
BY business.com editorial staff

Set a reasonable budget for food testing services.

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Should I proceed with business in China despite the coronavirus?
QUESTION | BY Victoria Ye | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/18/20

I was thinking of investing in a booth at an exhibition held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands come October. I am from China, now most business in China is shut down because of the crazy coronavirus and...

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Working from home or working from the office?
QUESTION | BY Robert Kelley | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/17/20

Is working from home more productive than working in the office? What do you think?

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Any suggestions on a secure business phone system and fax to transmit personal and medical info?
QUESTION | BY Stacy Carter | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/16/20

I am starting a non-medical home care agency and I am looking for a business phone and fax system. I have been Googling different companies for business phone physical landline, cell, and fax but I'm...