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What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/02/20

If I am writing a business plan, what are the biggest challenges I will likely face during the process? How do I effectively prepare for and resolve those issues in a timely manner?

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How do I write a business proposal to win over a new client?
QUESTION | BY King Solomon | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/01/20

I am starting a moving company and I want to know how to write a proposal to submit to a construction company to be their major contact for moving and cleaning any of their newly constructed...

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 135 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/29/20

I've recently had to deal with clients who pay extremely late or simply avoid paying us entirely. I'd like to try to avoid lawsuits, and I'd also like to maintain as positive a relationship as...

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How to Create a Partnership Agreement
BY Sean Peek

If you are entering a business partnership, it's important to understand the rules of a partnership agreement and how to create one. Here's what you need to know about partnership agreements.

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Online web store must haves?
QUESTION | BY Samuel Carr | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/20

So A couple days ago I started a online web store for selling golf balls and I've had 61 unique visitors but none of them have resulted in any orders is there something I'm doing or not doing that is...

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Should I Start My Own Business During Retirement?
BY business.com editorial staff

Retirement doesn't always mean not working. Sometimes, it means pursuing entrepreneurship.

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
BY business.com editorial staff

Are you properly valuing the services you provide?

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How can I increase efficiency and maximize profit?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Greene | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/26/20

I wish to increase operational efficiency and maximize profit, what skills do I need? Someone told me that I need to become proficient at managerial accounting. Can you tell me what others skills I...

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5 Common Pitfalls of Entrepreneurship, and How to Avoid Them
BY Deborah Sweeney

Creating a proper work-life balance keeps you running smoothly, which in turn allows the business to run smoothly.

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Avoid These Mistakes While Starting a Business in a Risky Economy
BY Dustin Ray

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur trying to get your business idea up and running during this tumultuous year, pay attention to these key mistakes to avoid.

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How do I start outsourcing business tasks?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/20

I have no idea where to start outsourcing business tasks. What do I look for in an outsourcing professional? How do I know which tasks I should be outsourcing? When should I start outsourcing? Help!

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How to Transition From Your 9-to-5 Job to Full-Time Franchise Ownership
BY Nathan Resnick

Does your day job leave you exhausted at the end of the workweek? If so, franchising might be a good opportunity for you to be your own boss.

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Do I need an LLC or can I operate as a sole proprietor?
QUESTION | BY Marcy Lechleiter | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

I am starting a job as an independent contractor with an company for online dental billing for dental offices. I will not be selling anything , I am also in the middle of a move to TN where they...

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 127 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/23/20

Looking for advice from people who serve people well. Customer service is something that ensures our customers hang out, continue to buy from us, and keep coming back.

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Business
BY Trent Lee

When purchasing a business, it is critical to take the proper steps to ensure you get started off on the right foot.

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How to find Food Wholesalers in USA?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/19/20

How can I find contacts of wholesalers and grocery stores in USA, and what is the best way to get in touch with them? Is it preferred to contact them by phone calls, whatsapp, or E-mail Any other...

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Vacationing from Your One-Person Business: 7 Tips to Unwind Without Worry
BY business.com editorial staff

As a hard-working entrepreneur, you deserve a break like everyone else.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
BY Simone Johnson

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. How can your business accept them?

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8 Home-Based Business Ideas You Didn't Think Of
BY business.com editorial staff

These home-based business ideas probably weren't on your radar until now, but there are many opportunities for starting a business from your home.

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Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
QUESTION | BY Africana Gisele | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

I'm an artist with an artistic career and I would like to build my management office. To build a music management practice, which documents, connections, and sponsors do I need? Do I need money to...