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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...

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...

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...

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?

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?

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.

Where does a new entrepreneur go for financing to formally start a business?

QUESTION | BY Hamilton Hami | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/10/19

I want to start my own sports bar pub and grill. I have an updated business plan which includes all the financial plans drawn out. I just need finances to start building.

What do I need to know about pursuing a career in hospitality?

QUESTION | BY Grace Sandak | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/10/19

I would like to start working in a hotel one day and would like to know if there is anyone that would be willing to have a conversation with me about the basics of getting started in working and...

How can I increase the market share of my airlines?

QUESTION | BY Raghav Mundara | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/08/19

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...

How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?

QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 115 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/04/19

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.

What do I owe my partner that just left the company?

QUESTION | BY Matt Gilman | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/21/19

I started an LLC. After a couple years of sputtering, I decided to get more serious about it, so I brought a partner on board. The idea was that this would always be a part time job that we did a...

How do I create a business plan for a home salon?

QUESTION | BY Crystal Harvey | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/19/19

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?

How to Set Entry-Level Women on a Path for Advancement

BY Dr. Rosina Racioppi

Learn how managers can guide young professional women to help them advance their careers.

What Companies Need to Know About #MeToo Internationally

BY Dr. Shan Nair

Over 75 countries have laws in place to combat and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Here are some of the most important aspects for employers to consider.

Who should write your business plan?

QUESTION | BY Heather Donovan | 34 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/01/19

My husband and I recently bought a food truck for healthy cuisine on-the-go. We've done a few 'soft opens' the past few weekends at smaller venues, but have yet to go anywhere that would attract too...

How Leaders Can Foster Human Connection to Drive Inclusivity

BY Nancy Harris

The tech industry has a diversity problem, and it's not the only one. Here's what you should do as a business leader to build a culture of inclusion.