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What is the annual cost of maintaining a website?
QUESTION | BY Fran M. | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

Take away development and design costs, once your website is up and running, how much money does it cost to maintain the website? Right now I am looking into Amazon Web Services. Also, what costs...

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What steps would you take in order to successfully create a sustainable eComm website?
QUESTION | BY Michael Morgan | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

Hi again everyone! So, I have been doing research for about 2-3 weeks now in regards to setting up a eComm type page. I have a unique opportunity to team up with a distribution center here in the...

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How to Successfully Lead a Global Remote Team
BY Jacob Maslow

Today, there is a shift that is taking place. More people than ever are working remotely. Here's how remote working can be successful in today's world.

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How much does mobile app development cost?
QUESTION | BY Robert McGee | 56 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/18/20

I need an app for my business. Does anyone know how much mobile app development costs?

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What factors influence website loading time?
QUESTION | BY Sarah William | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/18/20

What is the best way to improve website loading time? What are things that need to be kept in mind? Is it affected by using a lot of plugins?

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The Best Wide-Format Printers of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

Wide-format printers deliver large and highly detailed prints on a wide variety of materials. Check out the top reviews on the best wide-format printers of 2020.

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How a Proper CMMS Software Helps Streamline Self-Storage Maintenance Management
BY Mehdi Khalvati

Facilities and maintenance management software optimizes self-storage operations through automated workflows and key business analytics, resulting in reduced costs and satisfied customers.

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How do I build a real-time app like Uber?
QUESTION | BY Robert McGee | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/20

Is it really difficult? How much does it cost to make an app like Uber?

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How to make pdf document read only without setting any password protection to the document?
QUESTION | BY Mounica Yathavakilla | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/20

I have a pdf file which i need to send to client and i want to make it read only without setting any passwords . And in the document , right click along with print option , saving , print screen ,...

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What Qualities Should You Look for in a Software Engineer?
BY Nacho De Marco

Learn more about the ideal qualities to look for in a software engineer.

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6 Tools to Support Your Long-Term Remote Workforce
BY Nicole Fallon

If your business shifted to a remote work model during COVID-19 and you intend to maintain those policies, you'll need the right tools to support your workforce for the long term.

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How a Scalable Conferencing Solution Cuts Upfront Costs and Grows With Your Business
BY Nicole Fallon

Most modern businesses need a video conferencing solution. Growing businesses should choose a video conferencing platform that can scale with them as they grow.

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A Guide to Meta Tags and What You Need to Know to Improve Your Site's SEO
BY Ryan Gould

Learn best practices, strategies, and expert tips to properly optimize the most important meta tags to increase your search engine rankings.

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Why Employee Monitoring Software Is Useful for Both Remote Work and the Office
BY Nenad Lazarevic

Many businesses now think employee monitoring software is only useful for remote work. However, this software is a great aid in the office as well. Here are the benefits as well as concerns.

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Must-Have Tools to Keep Self-Employed Finances in Order
BY Max Freedman

It can be difficult to manage your finances when you're self-employed. These tools make it easier to keep your finances in order.

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As an early tech start-up, should I hire developers or outsource work?
QUESTION | BY Kiran Patel | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

Being a startup you most definitely are in need of services that are reliable and affordable at the same time.

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Should I upgrade to Windows 10 during the free trial?
QUESTION | BY Preston Lawrance | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/09/20

I keep getting bombarded by Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10 but I am hesitant to do so since my Windows 7 Pro is working fine. What is the advantage to do so?

Article
Automation Doesn't Mean Losing Personalization
BY Clate Mask

One of the great challenges of automated systems is losing some interaction with your leads and customers. But automation, done correctly, doesn't mean losing a personalized touch with customers.

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How to Clean and Speed Up Your Laptop
BY Business.com Contributor

Make your laptop run faster with these seven quick fixes.

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How can a mobile app boost business growth?
QUESTION | BY Kiran Patel | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/20

Smartphone users spend 89% of their mobile time using an app. Compared to traditional websites, apps are more immediate and allow businesses to communicate with potential customers in an innovative...

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How Much Does it Cost to Make an App like Netflix?
QUESTION | BY Vikram Yadav | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/20

How much does it cost to build an app like Netflix or video streaming app? Netflix is going more popular nowadays because people love this app.

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What are the best free website builders?
QUESTION | BY Evan Held | 33 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/20

I want to set up a website advertising my services as a Restaurant Consultant. I'm toying with website ideas. First and foremost, I want it to look professional, be fairly easy to find and navigate,...

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How can I find a good software developing company?
QUESTION | BY Kevin Smith | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/03/20

Looking for a company that can make lead management software for our sales team. We are a small business dealing in the health equipment sector.

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How to Improve Your Online Store's Customer Experience
BY Thomas Griffin

What kind of experiences do customers have when they visit your online store? If you're not sure, it might be time to think about how you can improve your site's CX.

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The Best Medical Billing Service Providers of 2020
BY Adam Uzialko

Medical billing services enable medical practices to outsource the time-consuming and arduous process of managing claims and securing insurance payments. Discover the best medical billing service...

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Virtual Team-Building Activities Using Video Conference Calls
BY Simone Johnson

Need ideas to boost morale for your remote team? Try one of these virtual team-building activities during your next video conference call.

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Which is better: chatbot or live chat?
QUESTION | BY Milita Khokhlova | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/20

We have used live chat for several years now, but it has many flaws. We want to try chatbots. What do you think?

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Pivot to the Next Normal: Leveraging Tech to Strengthen Your Team
BY Mark Roberts

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over, and how we work as teams has changed. Technology can facilitate your team's ongoing transition without overtaking it.

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How can a customer support chatbot enhance my businesses' success?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/29/20

I'm planning to add a chatbot on my website to improve the customer experience. I'm looking forward to reading reviews from those who are already using chatbots. How has it benefited your business?

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How can I attract clients who need web design and development services?
QUESTION | BY Nayan kumar | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/28/20

I'm a professional freelance graphic designer, web designer, and web developer. I want to know what are the best ways or online marketing tips to get new clients.