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What are your experiences with the show Shark Tank?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 14, 2020

Discovery Channel's Shark Week (8/9/20 - 8/16/20) made me wonder if any of our own business.com community members have ever had their own up-close experience with a 'shark.' As a community of...

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What are some creative management ideas that can refocus and refresh our team for fall?
By Anisia Allen | 21 Answers | Last Activity on August 11, 2020

August has been a really tough month for my team and myself to stay motivated at work. I think we've all been slacking off a little bit and enjoying summer! As September hits, what can we do to get...

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What is the best business idea after pendamic in US??
By Sardar Akmal | 7 Answers | Last Activity on August 11, 2020

I believe starting a business is a toughest decision. There are a lot of ideas list that we get online but practically does anyone have experience. Need expert opinion? Any Business ideas after...

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What SMBs Need to Know About Electronic Logging Devices
By Sean Peek | July 27, 2020

If you operate a small fleet, you may be required to adhere to new regulations.

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Am I doing everything right in my business?
By Andrew bonni | 9 Answers | Last Activity on July 27, 2020

I want to know if I'm doing everything right in my business. I have been open for about 6-7 days now and I haven't had any sales yet. Is that normal? My website is https://supershirtz.com/.

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Where can I find advice on agriculture project reports?
By angan chandra | 7 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

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 are the most common challeges of and for small businesses?
By Kunal Bhat | 24 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

A friend of mine is setting up a small manufacturing unit and reached out to me for advice. What are the most common challenges and pain points faced by small and medium businesses? I am interested...

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What are some ways a small business can celebrate holidays?
By Sara Eveland | 14 Answers | Last Activity on July 14, 2020

I started to wonder how small businesses can celebrate holidays. I find that holidays can offer a great opportunity to reflect and be appreciative. I am just not sure how to celebrate the upcoming...

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing Construction
By business.com editorial staff | July 10, 2020

Virtual reality is being used in the construction industry to improve design, safety, and training and to avoid costly overruns.

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Trucking Technology Is Improving Fuel Efficiency
By Matt D'Angelo | July 06, 2020

In-cab solutions like Vnomics' True Fuel help drivers improve fuel economy on the road.

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Why Your Construction Company Needs Smart Helmets
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

This wearable tech could improve your construction team's safety and efficiency.

Advice
Have you ever used business planning software? If so, what?
By Anna Attkisson | 4 Answers | Last Activity on June 20, 2020

I'm curious to know if business planning is something most professionals do on their own or if any of the off-the-shelf options are truly helpful or not.

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Drones in Precision Agriculture and Crop Management
By business.com editorial staff | June 19, 2020

Drones are the next technology to provide innovative solutions to the agriculture industry.

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Buying a Business: The Pros and Cons of Seller Financing
By business.com editorial staff | June 12, 2020

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 | June 12, 2020

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

Advice
How has the covid outbreak affected your business?
By Abeer Raza | 3 Answers | Last Activity on June 05, 2020

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...

Advice
How to generate commercial property deals?
By Frank Wallem | 4 Answers | Last Activity on June 05, 2020

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?
By Patrick Sullivan | 3 Answers | Last Activity on June 03, 2020

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?
By STEVE SPRAGUE | 3 Answers | Last Activity on June 03, 2020

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?
By Doug McQuilken | 8 Answers | Last Activity on June 03, 2020

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...

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How to Easily Implement a 5S Program for Your Business
By Holly Chavez | June 02, 2020

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

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Choosing Inventory Replenishment Software? How to Find the Best Application for You
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

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 | May 28, 2020

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

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Recovery Scenarios for Business Leaders Impacted by COVID-19
By Rob Shelton | May 13, 2020

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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Common Construction Accounting Problems Solved
By business.com editorial staff | May 04, 2020

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?
By Ming-Yi Wu | 3 Answers | Last Activity on April 23, 2020

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?
By Dallas Olsen | 20 Answers | Last Activity on April 22, 2020

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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Heavy Equipment Licensing: Everything You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

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 | April 10, 2020

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

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The CEO's Approach to Evolving Business Industries
By Moazzam Kamran | April 09, 2020

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...