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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 are some good daily habits or exercises to get into?
By Jackson Durham | 6 Answers | Last Activity on March 14, 2019

I?m trying to create an efficient and stimulating daily routine that will lead me on the path to success and intelligence professionally. I realize this is incredibly general, but I?m open to...

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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...

Article
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.

Article
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.

Advice
I am interested in starting a payday loan service - Is it as people tell me, so risky I may lose?
By Ana Hyler | 13 Answers | Last Activity on January 06, 2019

People are telling me that the percentage of non-payment is so high, that it wipes the potential earnings. I would like to hear from experts in this arena, what is the truth.

Advice
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...

Advice
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...

Advice
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...

Advice
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...

Advice
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...

Article
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.

Advice
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...

Article
How to Create Hiring Practices to Tackle the Tech Skills Gap
By Jeff Mazur | August 03, 2018

Your business needs to think creatively to hire the best new tech employees.

Article
Want to Invest in Digital Real Estate? How to Get Started
By Syed Balkhi | July 30, 2018

You've seen people making money from owning websites. You can do it too.

Advice
How do you quit a job without burning bridges?
By James O'Leary | 6 Answers | Last Activity on July 13, 2018

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...

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Are pets a distraction in the office?
By S. Thomas Warden | 22 Answers | Last Activity on July 09, 2018

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...

Advice
What's the best way to find the courage to transition into your own business full time?
By Kate Strickler | 54 Answers | Last Activity on June 26, 2018

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?
By Anonymous User | 4 Answers | Last Activity on June 25, 2018

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...

Advice
Should I pay overtime for salaried employees?
By Daniel Larkin | 38 Answers | Last Activity on May 03, 2018

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...

Advice
I don't agree with my business partner. What are my options?
By Gabriela Meade | 15 Answers | Last Activity on May 03, 2018

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...

Advice
How can I raise prices on my existing customers without losing them?
By Jacob Woodwork | 52 Answers | Last Activity on May 01, 2018

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...

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How do I define my role in my daughter's business, that I will be funding?
By Cynthia Rock | 23 Answers | Last Activity on April 17, 2018

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....

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How to manage starting a business with your husband or significant other?
By Rema Monez | 15 Answers | Last Activity on April 11, 2018

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...