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Do you have any stories to share about an IT professional who saved the day?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/16/19

As the saying goes; not all heroes wear capes. I think it's safe to say that many of us have had an experience where an IT professional helped us avoid a major disaster in the workplace. Tuesday,...

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Analytics Achieving Retail Victory for Data-Centric SMBs
BY James Warner

Learn how you can incorporate analytics into your retail operation.

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What is one piece of entrepreneurial advice you would like to share in honor of World Entrepreneurs' Day?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/12/19

Hi everyone! My name is Haley and I am the Community Manager here at business.com. I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention that this coming Wednesday 8/21/19 is World Entrepreneurs' Day....

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How do I build a two-sided online marketplace from scratch?
QUESTION | BY ashwin varghese | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/12/19

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...

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How Leveraged Buyouts Can Help Small Businesses
BY Chris Porteous

Leveraged buyouts can help small businesses that may otherwise struggle to attract outside financing.

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Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner
BY Shahid Mansuri

Many businesses find it difficult to outsource requirements, but it can boost business growth.

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How do I build a professional network?
QUESTION | BY Leonor Kane | 44 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/06/19

Everybody praises the importance of networking. I would like to hear any ideas on getting started. Does "cold-emailing" work? I'm not good at praising myself; is that a problem?

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How did you celebrate Labor Day?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/06/19

With Labor Day quickly coming and going, we want to know how did you spend your time. Did you have the day off? Were you working? If so, was it your choice to work or was it a requirement? How did...

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How do you deal with a toxic coworker?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/30/19

If someone at the office is making you feel consistently stressed or unmotivated, you might be dealing with a toxic coworker. I personally suggest don?t take it personally and don?t let this toxic...

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How do I take a vacation when I am essentially a one-person operation?
QUESTION | BY Jeff Harris | 29 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/29/19

I think a vacation would really help re-energize me, but I can never seem to completely check out. For quite some time, I have always had jobs where I have flexibility, but need to be tuned in all...

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Connecting SMBs to Federal Opportunities Makes Better Government
BY Ben Vaught

An improved procurement process would allow government to reach more businesses.

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Should I stop contacting a customer who isn't responding to my emails or phone calls?
QUESTION | BY Enrique Gonzalez | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/27/19

Two months ago, we sent our response to a bid. I've been trying to get feedback and follow up with the customer, but they have gone silent. I've tried reaching them by email and phone. How long...

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What is the most effective phishing scam you've seen via email and did you fall for it?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/19

I have never fallen for a phishing scam because I know what to look for and I also check out the ad to see if it is in fact a scam or not.

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How to Sell Your Business in 6 Simple Steps
BY Bruce Hakutizwi

If you've decided it's time to sell your business and you'd love to start the next chapter of your life by Q1 of 2020, don't despair. You absolutely can sell your business by 2020.

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How do I know if my business idea is good enough?
QUESTION | BY Muskan Arya | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/19/19

I want to start a tree planting business. It is for a good cause. I would like to prevent global warming. But I don't know if my business model or idea is even good enough. I believe in my cause but...

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How to Become a Full-Time Airbnb Entrepreneur
BY Sam Zuo

A guide for entrepreneurs to turn the average Airbnb side hustle into a full-time business

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In honor of Shark Week: What experiences have you had with the hit show Shark Tank?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/19

Discovery Channel's Shark Week (7/28 - 8/4) 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 budding...

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How can I earn money online from home?
QUESTION | BY Jim Allen | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/19

I want to know about the best way to earn money online from home.

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What is one skill that you think is most important for entrepreneurs?
QUESTION | BY Evan Brown | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/19

I think it is patience. Building a business takes a lot of patience and hard work. Sometimes, some ideas click instantly, but most of the times, businesses take ages to groom and grow. And in those...

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What are my options for restructuring a 50/50 partnership when one partner is moving?
QUESTION | BY Katey Baker | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/19

I currently have an LLC (an in-home pet care company) that I originally started on my own, but I brought in a 50% partner when we actually registered the business as an LLC (as a general...