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What do I need to know about blogging?
By Akmyrat Batyrov | 3 Answers | Last Activity on April 08, 2020

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 | April 06, 2020

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?
By Abby Santos | 50 Answers | Last Activity on March 29, 2020

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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Can you recommend a payroll service for a start-up?
By Shaun Paul | 31 Answers | Last Activity on March 20, 2020

I seek complete payroll services that includes tax withholdings, federal and state filings, and W2s. And, of course I am seeking something - good and cheap - advice welcomed.

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What Are the Costs of a Food-Testing Lab?
By business.com editorial staff | March 18, 2020

Set a reasonable budget for food testing services.

Advice
Should I proceed with business in China despite the coronavirus?
By Victoria Ye | 4 Answers | Last Activity on March 18, 2020

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?
By Robert Kelley | 19 Answers | Last Activity on March 17, 2020

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?
By Stacy Carter | 3 Answers | Last Activity on March 16, 2020

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...

Advice
Is it safe to travel to the U.S. for business?
By Victoria Ye | 5 Answers | Last Activity on March 15, 2020

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...

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What advice do you have for an aspiring young entrepreneur?
By Jean Chloe Miray | 8 Answers | Last Activity on March 11, 2020

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?
By Kenji Kanemaru | 6 Answers | Last Activity on March 09, 2020

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....

Article
What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
By business.com editorial staff | March 04, 2020

Pass savings along to customers and clients with wholesale pharmaceuticals.

Article
Ready-Mixed Concrete Pricing and Costs
By business.com editorial staff | March 02, 2020

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 | February 19, 2020

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

Article
The State of the Restaurant Industry: Facing Challenges, Embracing Opportunity
By business.com editorial staff | February 17, 2020

Ready to face your business challenges head-on?

Advice
Should I continue with my business after 4 months of not generating any clients?
By Ryan Johnston | 4 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2020

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...

Advice
How does your team manage bilingual and bicultural communication issues in the workplace?
By Dr. Laura G Sweeney | 16 Answers | Last Activity on January 24, 2020

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?
By Ashik Gowda | 6 Answers | Last Activity on December 19, 2019

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
What are some fun ways to motivate my team?
By Kate Strickler | 27 Answers | Last Activity on December 10, 2019

I have a few remote, part-time workers. We don't have the opportunity to work together often and mostly connect over email. I am thinking I should try to set up a few team activities for us to...

Article
5 Ways Machine Learning Is Leading to Smarter Manufacturing
By Nacho De Marco | December 04, 2019

Learn how AI and ML are improving the manufacturing process.

Advice
What skills can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business?
By Anonymous User | 7 Answers | Last Activity on December 04, 2019

What are the skills that can you learn by yourself that can potentially be turned into a business? Any suggestion? Can anyone share your experience related to this?

Advice
How can businesses benefit from a script directory submission?
By zahra casey | 3 Answers | Last Activity on December 04, 2019

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 | December 01, 2019

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 | November 27, 2019

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

Advice
What are the best POS systems for restaurants?
By Charlie Ross | 18 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2019

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...

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What is the best promotional product you have given out or received, and why?
By Troy Butterfield | 16 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2019

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...

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Venture Capital Winners and Losers: How to Stop the Bleeding From a Struggling VC Investment and How to Capitalize on Success
By Jack Rainer | November 14, 2019

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 | November 13, 2019

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 Nacho De Marco | November 07, 2019

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?
By Basant Pandey | 29 Answers | Last Activity on November 01, 2019

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...