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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.
QUESTION | BY Bobby Miller | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/11/16

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

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

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Where do I find real estate development investors?
QUESTION | BY Rob Zirpolo | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/16

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...

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What small business blog topics are you mostly likely to read?
QUESTION | BY Anisia Allen | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/28/16

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?
QUESTION | BY Bryan C. | 47 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/18/16

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....

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Does social networking improve our business?
QUESTION | BY Kalai Selvan | 48 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/06/16

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?
QUESTION | BY Kelly Gordon | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/05/16

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)?
QUESTION | BY sonima k v | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/16

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

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

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Article
Meet the Angels: Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors of 2016
BY John Rampton

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...

Article
Job Spotlight: Is a Career in Wholesaling Real Estate Right for You?
BY Lucinda Watrous

Ready to build a booming real estate business? Should you choose wholesale or flipping? What's the difference? All you need to know inside.

Advice
What is the best method for personal development?
QUESTION | BY Shadi Deeb | 51 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/22/16

When someone is feeling in need of personal development in order to complete his business tasks as an employee and the business is not providing due to different reasons. What is the best way to do...

Advice
How can I make sure the business ideas shared are protected and not copied by others?
QUESTION | BY Sarfraz SA | 64 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/22/16

Hello, I'm planning to do startup but I'm not sure whom to share the ideas with or how to make sure my ideas are not stolen or copied by others. How do I know who to trust? Is this even something I...

Advice
Does anyone have experience with local/regional Chambers of Commerce as a networking source?
QUESTION | BY Glen Fraser | 71 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/22/16

I'm regularly approached to join either local or state CoC's and I'm wondering if their fees are justified for the volume of business they might produce. I'm particularly interested in Sydney and...

Advice
Do you think it is important to be a morning person when running your own business?
QUESTION | BY John and Beverley Taylor | 33 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/21/16

I have read a lot about productivity and success. It seems that many of the most successful people start their day early. I am curious what others think about the importance of starting your day...

Advice
Is it smarter to try to do advertising yourself or hire an advertising expert?
QUESTION | BY Modeo Media | 59 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/16

I was wondering how other businesses are doing advertising. What tools do you use in advertising your business? Do you find that you have been able to advertise well enough on your own or would you...

Advice
Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
QUESTION | BY Lexi Margaret G. | 59 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/16/16

I am young but I still feel I have gained enough passion, knowledge, and experience to be an expert in my field (Health & wellness, beauty, and fashion). I'm also fortunate to have the funds to start...

Advice
How do you generate leads from LinkedIn Groups?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/05/16

I am curious how others use social media and social networks to generate leads. I used to like LinkedIn Answers and Groups, but they got rid of Answers and they just released their new navigation and...

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How do you learn to let go when outsourcing to others?
QUESTION | BY Stephanie Watson | 52 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/27/16

I have grown my business as far as it can go. I currently outsource on a limited basis. I have found it difficult to let go and let others do their work. No one else seems to be as concerned with...

Advice
Why do so many people hate statistics?
QUESTION | BY Prashant Chaudhari | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/26/16

Most of the students/people perceive statistics as difficult and boring. What?s a reasonable explanation for this?

Article
Negotiating the Perfect Lease: Don’t Overpay For Your Retail Space
BY Mike Wood

Learn how best to negotiate the best deal on your lease once you have found the perfect spot to open your business.

Advice
What do people think about hiring family?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 58 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/26/16

I need some help with marketing, social media and managing trunk shows. My sister is a stay-at-home mom and has been wanting to pick up some part time work. I think this could be a great...

Advice
How do I manage a fear of loss?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 82 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/26/16

I fear loss twice as much as I relish success. What is needed to get that bigger gain to compensate for the loss? In business: It's not good enough to sell just one case, I want to get referrals,...

Advice
What are some good ways to bring back lost customers?
QUESTION | BY Ramachandran V. | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/23/16

I am in a service sector and would appreciate inputs on what are some of the good ways in which I can win back customers who have left me for some reason or another. In fact some customers have left...

Advice
Do you read/follow any business blogs on a regular basis?
QUESTION | BY Danielle Healy | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/05/16

I'm subscribed to Entrepreneur Daily Dose and Quora right now. Both are good, but I am wondering what other sources are out there for business advice and light reading. Any recommendations? I'd be...

Article
Focus on Selling: 4 Tools to Help You Run Your Retail Store on a Budget
BY Lucinda Watrous

Check out these tools to help you manage critical parts of your business, even if your cash flow isn’t where you want it to be.

Advice
What do you think is a fair hourly rate for graphic design services?
QUESTION | BY Liz Wilson | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/05/16

What would you pay for design services? I'm a designer and would like to know what the average person or business would expect to pay as a fair hourly rate. I've looked up average fees for designers,...

Advice
Is your business listed in local directories?
QUESTION | BY Eolo Perrin | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/31/16

My antique shop has been around for many years so I've relied on word of mouth and our reputation in a small town up until this point. To keep my business operating, I need to consider other options....

Advice
Is there a difference between a startup and small business?
QUESTION | BY Samantha Gath | 40 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/31/16

I hear the terms often and not sure if there is a different. I am also not sure it matters, but when looking for resources and business support, I am wondering if it might be an important...

Advice
How do you negotiate with difficult people?
QUESTION | BY Jason Waite | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/30/16

I am working on a partnership with another local business to benefit each others' sales. While we are aligned on where we see the benefits to both of our businesses, I feel the potential partner is...