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How do you quit a job without burning bridges?

QUESTION | BY James O'Leary | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/13/18

I work for a consulting company and just got assigned to a 3-4 month project at the client site due to begin in early May or early June. I found out about this project last week and unfortunately I...

Are pets a distraction in the office?

QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/09/18

Studies show that allowing pets to be in the office is a stress reliever for employers, but it also comes with liability for the company. Almost all of my employees have dogs and some have asked to...

What's the best way to find the courage to transition into your own business full time?

QUESTION | BY Kate Strickler | 54 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/26/18

I've been working on a side business for several years. I really want to make it a full time job, but have been nervous to take the leap. I would love to hear from others who have made the...

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My partner wants to leave: what are my options?

QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/18

Advice welcomed & appreciated: My partner and I run a small staffing agency business. We are only 3 1/2 years old. After about a year in business, I brought on a partner to help grow the...

Should I pay overtime for salaried employees?

QUESTION | BY Daniel Larkin | 38 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/03/18

We are a new startup with a small team. We are able to offer our employees minimal salary compensation with some benefits. Everyone has been putting in overtime lately in order to really scale our...

I don't agree with my business partner. What are my options?

QUESTION | BY Gabriela Meade | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/03/18

My business partner and I own 50% each of a restaurant & bar. We can't seem to agree on anything and it becomes a fight. I do not get along with the accountant and my business partner refuses to fire...

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How can I raise prices on my existing customers without losing them?

QUESTION | BY Jacob Woodwork | 52 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/01/18

We launched our startup initially with all inclusive one-price packages for our services. As we grow, our operating costs can no longer be covered with the current prices we have set. I want to make...

How do I define my role in my daughter's business, that I will be funding?

QUESTION | BY Cynthia Rock | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/17/18

My daughter wants to start her own business in a field in which she is not only certified, with 5 yrs. experience, a solid client list, but has some excellent ideas in which to grow the clientele....

How to manage starting a business with your husband or significant other?

QUESTION | BY Rema Monez | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/11/18

Like many advise against going into business with your friends, I'm sure they advise against going into business your husband. Too late, I already did! We started our own Vermont Maple Syrup product...

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How do I collect from a non-paying client?

QUESTION | BY Glen Mead | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/11/18

I recently completed a project for a client, at a reduced rate ($5000 vs $10000) based on a carrot being dangled in front of me. Bad idea to begin with I'm sure. However, despite the fantastic deal...

What is the marketing ideas/trend for Mobile App Development Services?

QUESTION | BY Sonima Floges | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/14/18

Hi, I'm running a software company, delivers mobile and web applications. I would like to expand my business and planning to start marketing our services globally (specially in US). Our...

How do you avoid having to micromanage your employees?

QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 45 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/18

This is a follow up question to a question I asked a few months ago on how to structure our employee meetings. I received a lot of great feedback and suggestions. Since then, I have printed out tasks...

How do I come up with good survey questions?

QUESTION | BY Jack Kemper | 39 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/07/18

I set up a landing page to get sign ups a few months ago. Now that I have a list of users, I want to get some feedback. I started drafting a survey, but I am finding it hard to come up with...

Is success of a business based more on the decisions or the idea?

QUESTION | BY Abby Santos | 80 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/28/18

I recently attended an event where one of the speakers talked about the large number of businesses that fail. She said that most business failures are less about the idea and more about the poor...

What are your best time management techniques?

QUESTION | BY Kobus Myburgh | 76 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/18

In most careers, time management is of paramount importance. As your time is a finite resource, scheduling your work in order to stay within budget, within scope and within the deadline can be a...

What should I do to earn 1 million dollars in a year?

QUESTION | BY rajneesh bharti | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/09/18

Should I rewrite my resume?

QUESTION | BY Liz Wilson | 43 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/08/18

I am looking for work and not getting any results. I'm wondering what I am doing wrong. I have a personal portfolio and blog site displaying my work and expertise, a comprehensive resume and...

Is your business open for the holidays?

QUESTION | BY Zander Davis | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/31/18

I work for a non-profit to stop animal abuse so realistically we never shut our doors, even for the holidays. Is this something we can capitalize on? I'm curious to hear if you slow down business...

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How do we improve the quality of customer service?

QUESTION | BY Armando Ortiz Valencia | 45 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/18

How do we get better results around customer service? Is this something that is more about the training or about our hiring? Can good customer service be taught or is a certain personality a...