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I am thinking about celebrity endorsements as a growth option for my nail salon business. I need some advice?

QUESTION | BY Mari-Louise Van den Berg | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/22/20

I have a small nail salon business on the side and I want to start growing this small venture into some day being owner of my own business having to quit my job or doing both. I am in this industry...

How to Build Links for Your Brand New Business

BY Syed Balkhi

High-quality backlinks can help you increase your SEO visibility, sales and more.

What advice do you have for starting a business?

QUESTION | BY Tuong Aries | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/20

I want to start a business but I'm not sure where to begin. I have taken courses on Coursera and read many business books such as Michael T. Porter's "Competitive Strategy" and Robert T. Kiyosaki's...

How can we find a manufacturer in the U.S. for our swimwear line, and should we work with an experienced designer?

QUESTION | BY Shana Egan | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/15/20

We are starting a swimwear line. We have our business idea and mission and are on our way to finalizing our collection. We need experienced advice on finding a USA manufacturer, and we want to know...

How To Write A Business Plan

BY Deborah Sweeney

There are a number of key elements that all business plans should include.

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

BY Anthony Delgado

Let me help you learn from the tough lessons I discovered on my own.

Everything You Want to Know About Business Planning

BY Dave Lavinsky

The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that achieves great heights.

Why Starting an Online Business Changed My Life

BY Anthony Delgado

I share the hardships I faced in the beginning stages of my business and how I overcame them.

What do I need to be aware of before bringing on a silent partner?

QUESTION | BY Danny Lee | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/04/20

So I'm thinking of purchasing a pizzeria with my brother in law. He is a silent partner investing a 100k. The business is being sold for 200k. The agreement right now is that I pay him back 60k and...

What should I consider when pricing my product?

QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 92 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/01/20

I know that I need to at least make back what it costs to make, but how do I know how big of a markup I should take? Will it be different if I sell my books on my website vs in a store like Amazon or...

How can I monetize a tourism information center to create a profitable business?

QUESTION | BY Samwel M P | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/31/19

Hello business experts, can anyone help me to know how I can run a tourism information center as a profitable business occupation in my homeland? It's been a challenge for me to figure out how I can...

How to Ace Your Next Investor Briefing

BY Howard Goldstein

When trying to secure funding, you need to showcase your business to investors in the best possible light.

What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?

QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/26/19

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?

15 B2B Business Ideas for 2020

BY Usman Raza

If you’re thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2020 but not sure what your startup should be, check out our article about 15 business ideas to consider.

What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?

QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 118 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/20/19

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...

How should I approach business competition?

QUESTION | BY Abdoulie Jah | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/16/19

My business sells building materials and many people also sell the same product. How do I win over the market from these guys with my product?

Top Countries for Business Process Outsourcing (and How to Start)

BY Derek Gallimore

Make sure you're outsourcing for the most efficiency and least cost by considering looking for a partner in one of these countries.

Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product

BY Jared Haw

If you want to take a larger share of the market, win clients and have higher margins, you'll need to develop your own product.

How to Build a Business in the Legal Gray Zone

BY Chris Porteous

Industries like cannabis are taking off, but how difficult is it to start a business in a legally gray area like this? Here's how to start.

What is your favorite business book?

QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 137 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/14/19

It may not be a book directly related to business but whose underlying principles, themes or statements have proved invaluable to your career/business/personal development.