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Is it better to take a bad job with a good boss or a good job with a bad boss?
By Sadiq Sagheer | 45 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2016

Currently I'm working with a good boss but the job isn't that great (because there is no future there and pay isn't that great). I recently found a good job (pay is good with medical insurance,...

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Today knowledge is not power, but sharing knowledge is. Do you agree? Disagree?
By Davinder Khanna | 30 Answers | Last Activity on October 10, 2016

With such generous sharing of professional expertise on social media, would you agree with the above statement? How has such sharing has benefited your business?

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Why is it important to register your business?
By Michael De Leon | 7 Answers | Last Activity on October 07, 2016

I would like to know the different reasons for registering and obtaining the necessary permits and licenses when starting a business.

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What is the difference between Customer and Client?
By Asmaa Lasheen | 28 Answers | Last Activity on October 07, 2016

After reading about "What is the difference between Customer and Client" I saw many opinions on this, what's the right answer?

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Like Mosaic Hub, what are good sites to develop networking and business connections as well a finding client bases?
By Shawn Stewart | 6 Answers | Last Activity on October 07, 2016
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Potential co-founders say my idea is too difficult, should I give up?
By Sandra Gomez | 30 Answers | Last Activity on October 06, 2016

My company is peer to peer lending but the tech co-founders I've been interviewing say my idea is too difficult. They seem to be scared of the bigger competitors. What should I do?

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How can an introvert be successful in business?
By Anonymous User | 32 Answers | Last Activity on September 28, 2016

I have a great business idea and have thought through a business plan on paper. The problem is I am not good at sales and have no desire to become a salesperson. I enjoy being behind the scenes. How...

Article
Goodbye, Cable: Can You Cut the Cord at Your Restaurant?
By Keegan Green | September 21, 2016

People continually cut cable out of their lives and that begs the question: Should we cut it out of bars and restaurants too?

Advice
Would you hire someone that didn't graduate from college?
By Asmaa Lasheen | 30 Answers | Last Activity on September 20, 2016

If you are going to hire someone, and he has all the skills and qualifications that you need... BUT he didn't graduate from any college: 1- I'll hire him 2- I'll hire him (less salary) 3-...

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Article
A Winning Plan: 5 Best Growth Strategies to Introduce Consumer Products in a Competitive Market
By Hassan Mansoor | September 12, 2016

Whether you want to introduce your consumer products in the competitive market, you need the best growth strategies to excel.

Advice
Are you a solopreneur? If so, what is the biggest challenge you face?
By Scott H. Zucker | 32 Answers | Last Activity on September 10, 2016

I am curious if the biggest challenge faced by a solopreneur will vary based on the geography of the business (i.e. US vs UK vs India vs Australia, etc.). I am interested in identifying what...

Article
Things to Consider Before Presenting Your Idea to Investors
By Tommy Wyher | September 08, 2016

Here is how to prepare before pitching an invention idea to an investor.

Advice
Do you charge for the first "meet the team" meeting?
By Libby Anthony | 41 Answers | Last Activity on September 01, 2016

I recently landed a new client and we have both signed a contract and agreed on my hourly rate. The client wants me to come in to the office to meet the rest of the team, and I'm not sure if I should...

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Does playing sports help people work better as a team at work?
By Eagle Stadium | 13 Answers | Last Activity on September 01, 2016

Sports develops a team spirit in players so it is essential for all of us to take interest in games and sports. What is your experience?

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What has been your experience working with partners?
By Andrea Rozman | 13 Answers | Last Activity on August 28, 2016

I'm interested in hearing about experiences you've had bringing in partners to your business. What works? What doesn't? What should you have done but didn't do? What are the "must dos?" Do you...

Advice
What is the best way to get a meeting with another business owner?
By Grant Holsberg | 25 Answers | Last Activity on August 28, 2016

I am new business owner in a small community and I am just looking to network and attract new clientele. I have tried emailing, phoning, and setting up in-person meetings with other business owners...

Advice
Is it safer to run my own business or work for a larger company?
By Jeff Harris | 45 Answers | Last Activity on August 26, 2016

I have been working on my own business, more as a hobby, on the side and am now working to make it a full-time business. I have been debating with my wife the security of having my own business as...

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Should I tell my current employer about a side business I am working on?
By Sara Connors | 33 Answers | Last Activity on August 18, 2016

I am not sure whether I need to or should tell my current employer about a side business I am starting. It is not competitive with the company I work for but I don't want anyone to get upset if they...

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Which is more important as a startup: hard work or luck?
By Zack Lombardi | 41 Answers | Last Activity on August 13, 2016

I know hard work is important, but I have seen a lot of entrepreneurs work really hard, have great ideas, but who just cannot seem to succeed. I have seen other entrepreneurs succeed quickly with...

Article
5 Ways You Can Improve Customer Retention in Your Restaurant
By Zac Johnson | August 12, 2016

Discover some of the best ways to improve any existing restaurant business through customer perks, incentives and business management tools.

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What is the best scheduling platform out there? That incorporates the ability to book online, take online payments, and promo codes.
By Bobby Miller | 10 Answers | Last Activity on August 12, 2016

I orginally signed up for Bookafy and was pretty happy with the service until I realized that I could not track how well my marketing campaigns would do. For instance, if I had a groupon or sent...

Article
How to Proficiently Start & Run a Catering Business
By Charles Crawford | August 04, 2016

Before you start a new catering business it is significant to keep in mind some tips and tricks for you to succeed.

Advice
Where do I find real estate development investors?
By Rob Zirpolo | 3 Answers | Last Activity on July 30, 2016

I have many projects available.Here's a prime example with return on Net Revenue is 63.5% as % of net revenue. Fully approved housing development with 100 plus building lots. This site has water...

Advice
What small business blog topics are you mostly likely to read?
By Anisia Allen | 18 Answers | Last Activity on July 28, 2016

1. Discovering new apps or software to help run your business 2. Using social media to start conversations with potential customers 3. Creating viral content that converts 4. Improving your...

Advice
How do you separate work and personal life as an entrepreneur?
By Bryan C. | 47 Answers | Last Activity on July 18, 2016

I am finding it really hard to not think about my startup. There is always so much work and I am constantly thinking about my to do list. I am not doing a good job turning it off when I am at home....

Advice
Does social networking improve our business?
By Kalai Selvan | 48 Answers | Last Activity on July 06, 2016

Though I have been building a lot like minded people into my professional network, I rarely get inquiries from my contacts related to business. Am I missing something? Should I make more efforts to...

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How do you stay motivated through business setbacks?
By Kelly Gordon | 28 Answers | Last Activity on July 05, 2016

Happy Motivation Monday! I want to know how others deal with business disappointments. Feel free to share any specific examples. I work for a small community newspaper. Compared to past years,...

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What is the right way to put a pricing list on your company website - (Mobile App Development Services)?
By sonima k v | 22 Answers | Last Activity on June 28, 2016

Hello all, one of my friends is a SEO specialist. He asked me to put our company's pricing plans on our website. He suggested, as we are a start-up, it will help to boost customer interaction. I...

Article
The 7 Most Rewarding Social Media Tactics for Restaurants and Bars
By Clair Jones | June 27, 2016

Revamp your restaurant or bar's social media tactics to gain new followers online and loyal customers offline.

Article
Meet the Angels: Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors of 2016
By John Rampton | June 23, 2016

Silicon Valley has long been a central point on the map for investors who are seeking to fund the “next big thing,” which has turned the area into a breeding ground for some of the biggest companies...