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What is one skill that you think is most important for entrepreneurs?
By Evan Brown | 11 Answers | Last Activity on August 05, 2019

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's the worst job you ever had?
By Haley Hanlon | 3 Answers | Last Activity on July 30, 2019

I'm interested in hearing from you all about the worst job you've ever had before becoming successful in your career. What (not so pleasant) steps did you have to take before landing your dream...

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What are some tips for starting a blog on my company's website?
By Vilas zade | 8 Answers | Last Activity on July 30, 2019

The name of my company is Om Sai Foods. We manufacture a tea and coffee premix along with vending machines. I am thinking of starting a blog but having trouble coming up with topics/ideas. Could...

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What do you wish you had known before you started your business?
By Lori Fairbanks | 8 Answers | Last Activity on July 22, 2019

It seems like a lot of people start businesses because they're passionate about something or they have a great idea, but they don't necessarily know the ins and outs of how to start or how to run a...

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What's your experience with online ticketing?
By Megh Shetty MACS CP | 4 Answers | Last Activity on July 01, 2019

I have a set of 4 questions: 1) Name 2 sites which cater to online ticket buyers and event managers and which site would you recommend to your friends? 2)please do share your experiences (...

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Where do I find a reliable mentor?
By Anonymous User | 48 Answers | Last Activity on June 05, 2019

Looking for a mentor to help me get back up on my feet. Ran a very successful group of Companies in the past. I would now like to dive back into business, but finding it hard to get direction....

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Rethink Corporate Social Responsibility and Turn Social Good Into a Business KPI
By Maciej Kranz | May 15, 2019

Corporations need to show more social responsibility. Here's how.

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How can I fire my husband who owns 49% of our S corp?
By Tina Allen | 3 Answers | Last Activity on May 09, 2019

We have owned a business together since 1999. We have no partnership agreement. We have separated and I'm going to file for divorce this year. Problem is my husband owns 49% of the company. He has...

Article
Top 9 Industries For Virtual Reality
By Victor Bogomolov | April 24, 2019

Virtual reality isn't just for gaming.

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Want to Launch a Business? Why You Should Consider Acquisition Entrepreneurship
By Walker Deibel | April 23, 2019

Buying an existing business can be a more successful route than starting one from scratch.

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How to Increase Your Restaurant's Profits in 2019
By Zac Johnson | April 19, 2019

Boost your restaurant's bottom line using these strategies.

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Do I need a POS system?
By Samantha Gath | 27 Answers | Last Activity on April 19, 2019

I have been manually keeping track of purchases and a friend said I need a POS system. I am not that technical and not sure if this is overkill for a small business. Does anyone have experience...

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8 E-commerce Trends to Watch Out for in 2019
By Chris Porteous | April 16, 2019

The trends online retailers should be paying attention to this year

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How can I find a happy atmosphere to work in?
By Liz Wilson | 55 Answers | Last Activity on March 28, 2019

How can you tell that a company has the right work/culture environment for you? Should you be able to tell in the job interview? I have never worked in a happy atmosphere and I am wondering what I'm...

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How do you conduct market research?
By Michael Darden | 4 Answers | Last Activity on March 26, 2019

I have an idea for a security company. But not sure if there is a market for it. How do I research the need for my services? I believe that there is a market for more private security companies....

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How can you prepare your company for a change in leadership?
By Jack Kemper | 24 Answers | Last Activity on March 20, 2019

As a tech startup, we've been lucky to have a tight knit team that works really well off of each other. What is the best way I can break the news of a leadership change in our startup? And how can I...

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What do I need to know about blogging before I start?
By Connie Berryhill | 11 Answers | Last Activity on March 13, 2019

Will this help me get more business? I'm new at this and I have no idea what I'm doing or where to start.

Article
Creating an Honest Eco Strategy: Why Greenwashing Doesn't Work
By Alex Miller | March 11, 2019

Greenwashing is a short-term strategy that may lead to long-term harm for your brand.

Article
Business.com Survey Reflects Support for Trump Administration Policies
By Adam Uzialko | February 06, 2019

Small business owners feel that Trump's administration has been positive for their growth.

Advice
Is it smart to have high level barriers for submissions of user-generated content?
By Becca Richards | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 01, 2019

I want to ensure high quality content is being submitted and the best way I can think of to do so is by having high level barriers for uploading. I hope this would weed out bloggers that aren't...

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Tricks of Trade: Angel Investor Shares Secrets for Landing a Deal
By Chad Brooks | January 29, 2019

Perell's advice includes tips on how to know when you are ready for an investor and how succeed in pitch meetings.

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6 Tips to Develop a Quick Pitch for Potential Investors
By Donna Griffit | January 14, 2019

To prepare for chance encounters with potential investors, develop a strong quick pitch.

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What's the best way to showcase Freelance consulting on a resume?
By Aanand Shukla | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 27, 2018

I'm currently freelance consulting on two main projects. I anticipate adding more in the future, each with various duration. What's the best way to showcase Freelance Consulting on a resume if you're...

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What is your favorite local business and why?
By Cynthia Bellgan | 9 Answers | Last Activity on November 24, 2018

Local businesses can be really special. I often think big name brands should pay more attention to local businesses and how they attract customers. I'm curious to hear what your favorite local...

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What are the benefits of being a freelancer?
By Daniel Larkin | 17 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2018

I have over ten years of experience consulting in a corporate agency. I've seen many of my colleagues and friends leave to do it on their own. I feel like I would enjoy being my own boss, but I also...

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Any suggestions on the best Ted Talks to show during orientation and training week?
By Abby Santos | 4 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2018

I know there is a lot of great Ted Talks shared on leadership, building a team, culture, project management, etc. We want to show 1-2 through out this week of training to break up the lectures. Has...

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How do I train my employees on email writing and etiquette?
By Bhushan Vaidya | 30 Answers | Last Activity on September 20, 2018

I know that email communication is important for many different departments, like sales and HR. What's the best way to train my employees in writing business emails and maintaining business...

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What You Should Do Before Launching a Voice AI Product
By Amy Shim | September 12, 2018

Check out these four tips before launching your voice AI product.

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What characteristics should a business possess to demonstrate innovativeness?
By Zack Lombardi | 21 Answers | Last Activity on September 06, 2018

I want my business and my employees to possess a culture of innovation. What core values or characteristics should a business have to fulfill this? We are a production company in filming, script...

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When is the best time of year for employees to take a vacation?
By Carolyn Burt | 9 Answers | Last Activity on September 05, 2018

I am a big believer in rejuvenation for your employees. Most of my employees request their vacation time in the summer months. As a new solar energy company, we don't have a designated slow season...