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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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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...

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What's the worst job you ever had?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/19

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?
QUESTION | BY Vilas zade | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/19

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?
QUESTION | BY Lori Fairbanks | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/22/19

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 are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a co-work space versus renting an office?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/04/19

I'm getting stircrazy in my home office and am ready to leave the house. Should I work in a co-work space or should I rent out an office? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

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What's your experience with online ticketing?
QUESTION | BY Megh Shetty MACS CP | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/01/19

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?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 48 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/05/19

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....

Article
Rethink Corporate Social Responsibility and Turn Social Good Into a Business KPI
BY Maciej Kranz

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

Article
Product Prototypes: What Stage Are You In?
BY Jared Haw

Understanding the stages of prototypes can help improve your product testing.

Advice
How can I fire my husband who owns 49% of our S corp?
QUESTION | BY Tina Allen | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/09/19

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...

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The Connected Intelligence of NOW and How It Can Help Your Company's Efficiency
BY William MacDonald

Connected intelligence is the future of business communication.

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Who knows a good writing service?
QUESTION | BY Robert McGee | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/29/19

There are plenty of websites offering writing services but I need the best one. Who can recommend me?

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Top 9 Industries For Virtual Reality
BY Victor Bogomolov

Virtual reality isn't just for gaming.