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Advice
Is it safe to travel to the U.S. for business?
QUESTION | BY Victoria Ye | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/15/20

I have many clients from the U.S. that I acquired online. I am thinking of booking a booth at a U.S. exhibition next year. Since there have been several gun shootings, the China government has warned...

Advice
What advice do you have for an aspiring young entrepreneur?
QUESTION | BY Jean Chloe Miray | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/11/20

Hi! I'm Jean Chloe, 17 years old. Since the 10th grade, I've been really interested in entrepreneurship. My family has faced financial struggles so I've always planned to immerse myself in work and...

Advice
How can I make the most use of business.com?
QUESTION | BY Kenji Kanemaru | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/20

Hello, I'm from Avanti Co. Ltd, a Japanese company mainly active for industrial materials. I'm looking to enter the B2B marketplace worldwide in order to promote our products and sell globally....

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Article
What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
BY business.com editorial staff

Pass savings along to customers and clients with wholesale pharmaceuticals.

Article
Ready-Mixed Concrete Pricing and Costs
BY business.com editorial staff

Mold your budget with these ready-mixed concrete pricing and costs

Article
10 Signs That It's Time to Pivot Your Business
BY Chris Porteous

Pivoting can revitalize a struggling business. How can you tell when it's time for your business to pivot?

Advice
How can I improve my oral english to help me better communicate with clients?
QUESTION | BY Nora Lin | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/19/20

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...

Article
The State of the Restaurant Industry: Facing Challenges, Embracing Opportunity
BY business.com editorial staff

Ready to face your business challenges head-on?

Advice
Should I continue with my business after 4 months of not generating any clients?
QUESTION | BY Ryan Johnston | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/20

I am a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, AKA, a health coach. I have started a virtual clinic at https://functionallabtesting.com/. It is much more difficult to get customers than I...

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Advice
How does your team manage bilingual and bicultural communication issues in the workplace?
QUESTION | BY Dr. Laura G Sweeney | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/24/20

I am curious about the variety of issues that occur in workplaces when communication is between businesses from various countries with differing linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Can you think of...

Advice
How do I bring my business idea to life?
QUESTION | BY Ashik Gowda | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/19/19

Hello community, I want to start a business selling handmade handkerchiefs in India. The idea that I found unique was to craft handkerchiefs with a fabric which is anti-bacterial and has a mild...

Advice
Would an MBA better prepare me to start a business?
QUESTION | BY Barbara Ciosek | 99 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/09/19

I have been debating about whether to go to business school or just start my own business. I am wondering if business school is worth the time and money. I know I would make great connections and...

Article
5 Ways Machine Learning Is Leading to Smarter Manufacturing
BY Ignacio De Marco

Learn how AI and ML are improving the manufacturing process.

Advice
How can businesses benefit from a script directory submission?
QUESTION | BY zahra casey | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/19

What is a script directory submission? Why should any business need to use it? What is the use of directory submission sites?

Article
Investment Control at the Technical Stage of a Startup
BY Dmitriy Nortenko

Software development is often tricky and requires professional monitoring. That`s where the team of QA engineers adds value.

Article
5 Tips for Finding the Right Manufacturer
BY Lucas DiPietrantonio

Learn how to choose a manufacturing partner for your e-commerce business.

Advice
What are the best POS systems for restaurants?
QUESTION | BY Charlie Ross | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/20/19

I am looking for recommendations on the best POS system for restaurants. My restaurant will have 38 tables, mostly 4-tops. Which POS would your recommend and how many terminals would I need for...

Advice
What is the best promotional product you have given out or received, and why?
QUESTION | BY Troy Butterfield | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/18/19

Most companies, when buying promotional products, purchase the cheapest item (i.e. pen, mug, shirt, etc.). What do you do when you receive a cheap item? Which ones have made the greatest brand...

Article
Venture Capital Winners and Losers: How to Stop the Bleeding From a Struggling VC Investment and How to Capitalize on Success
BY Jack Rainer

Risk-taking is at the core of venture capital, and sometimes that risk can pay off in a big way. Other times, it can result in a problematic situation that requires a concerted effort to turn things...

Article
6 Steps to Successfully Buy a Company
BY Kison Patel

Are you looking to create value and expand your market reach by acquiring another company? Make sure you follow these six steps before making a final decision.

Article
Deep Learning and the Medical Research Industry
BY Ignacio De Marco

Learn how deep learning technology is moving the medical research industry forward.

Advice
Is a corporate or startup job better to initially build my resume?
QUESTION | BY Basant Pandey | 29 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/01/19

I am very passionate about learning and would like to launch my own startup, but I also want to start building my resume. Would a startup help me do that or would it be better to first go to a...

Advice
How much do you charge as a Business Consultant per hour?
QUESTION | BY Dawkins Hanna | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/23/19

Recently, it appears that more and more people are claiming to be consultants. Why is this? Is it a lucrative market or is it just for prestige, brand awareness? What about time and effort, is it...

Advice
What is the difference between network marketing and pyramid schemes?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/22/19

I am interested in learning the differences between multilevel marketing techniques and pyramid schemes to better understand my business approach. Thank you.

Advice
What's the biggest problem that aspiring entrepreneurs face?
QUESTION | BY Ryan Shirzadi | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/20/19

In my field of work, I get to connect with a lot of people who want to start their own business, but only a few of them actually get to pursue it. So, I wanted to know what usually stops people...

Advice
How do you make the most out of a networking event?
QUESTION | BY Ryan Shirzadi | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/19/19

As a regional partner, I have to attend a lot of networking events. But I don't think I'm able to fully utilize the opportunity. How do I make sure I do what's expected of me and make the most...

Article
How to Attract International Investors
BY Kiely Kuligowski

International investors can add value and scope to your business.

Article
How to Attract Customers to Your Restaurant
BY Mark Masterson

Learn how to use online and offline marketing to reach more customers for your restaurant.

Advice
What are the best HR resources for a startup?
QUESTION | BY Jenny Simon | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/01/19

Websites or firms other than prestige?

Advice
How do you decide which niche market you should target?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/24/19

When you started your business, how did you decide which niche market to focus on? Are there any tricks to deciding on which niche market you should choose? How do you know if a market is TOO niche...