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How do I create a business plan for a home salon?
QUESTION | BY Crystal Harvey | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I am a licensed cosmetologist. I am looking to open a salon out of my home. However, I am having issues with business planning. How do I go about creating a business plan?

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How to Protect Your Startup With a Sustainable Mindset
BY Kash Mathur

Growth doesn't have to happen at lightning speed. Startups can celebrate the small wins on their growth journey (as well as the big ones).

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How can I start my new business ?
QUESTION | BY Ashish Ghaskata | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

I can't understand which business is good for beginning. How can I start my new business. How much investment required for stat the bussiness. Which rules and regulations are required for that...

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 121 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/20

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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Turn It Up: Aggressive Marketing Strategies for Startups in Any Industry
BY business.com editorial staff

If you've got a product ready to go, how do you market it so that you can sell as many as possible in a short amount of time?

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What Sole Proprietors Need to Know About Business Licenses
BY business.com editorial staff

If you conduct business, even as a sole proprietor, you have some municipal rules.

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Should You Require Contracts as a Freelancer?
BY business.com editorial staff

Considering freelancing? Here's everything you need to know about freelance contracts.

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Sound Stupid? Dumb Business Ideas That Turned Out to be Pretty Smart
BY business.com editorial staff

Google, Twitter and the iPad all started as "dumb" business ideas no one believed in.

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3 Secrets of Successful Family Businesses
BY business.com editorial staff

You don't have to be a family business to apply these secrets to your organization.

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Growing Healthcare Profits With Telemedicine
BY business.com editorial staff

Telemedicine is not only a more efficient and convenient way to treat patients, it's also a way to expand a clinic's revenue stream.

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How to Find a Gap in the Marketplace
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to use a trending business model from another industry to create a business that satisfies your own needs as a consumer.

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Any recommendations for inexpensive conference calling and screen-sharing?
QUESTION | BY Jake Savin | 49 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/30/20

I've used UberConference, Google+ Hangouts, and Join.me, and all have their issues. UberConference's web UI is not good, it lacks flexibility for scheduling, and often has call quality issues....

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Putting It On Paper: Free Business Plan Template [DOWNLOAD]
BY business.com editorial staff

Starting a business is a multifaceted process, and it all starts with a business plan. Download our free template to build yours today.

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How can I increase the market share of my airlines?
QUESTION | BY Raghav Mundara | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/20

I own a small airline that functions locally in Nepal. We are 3 partners and do not suffer from any communication gap or other problems between ourselves. We operate with 4 flights and fly locally...

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What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
QUESTION | BY Shibu George | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/20

I want to venture into most potential business verticals during / after corona virus period. Please suggest. Thank you.

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The Apple Approach: What Is a Full-Stack Startup?
BY business.com editorial staff

Depending on how you arrange your cards, your startup can become a do-it-all powerhouse. What does the future hold for full-stack startups?

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A Risk Assessment Guide for Sailing Startups
BY business.com editorial staff

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20% of businesses fail in the first year. Understanding the risks involved can help your startup sail past the rough waters.

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 122 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/25/20

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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Not Having Enough Money Isn't a Dealbreaker for Entrepreneurs
BY Frank Roessler

You don't have to come from wealth to build a successful, sustainable company. Learn how not having a financial safety net may actually set you up to be a better leader.

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7 Steps to Make Your Business Less Likely to Fail
BY Adem Selita

Fear or shame of failure could cripple you as an entrepreneur. While failure is possible and not shameful, you can still take these steps for your due diligence in starting a business.