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Is connecting with VPs of Product Development on LinkedIn the best way to find a company to license or buy my patent?
By Deirdre Frouge | 11 Answers | Last Activity on December 02, 2020

There are a few companies that I would like to contact to see if they are interested in licensing or acquiring my patented design. They manufacture a large variety of products including accessories...

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Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
By Africana Gisele | 14 Answers | Last Activity on December 01, 2020

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...

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Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
By Colette Hamilton | 44 Answers | Last Activity on November 30, 2020

As a small business, is it more important to get the advice of a lawyer or accountant. There are various questions, such as our choice of legal entity and making sure we are taking the right steps...

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How can I improve my education institute?
By Mohamed Akram | 12 Answers | Last Activity on November 27, 2020

I am a director of an education institute. Any one with experience please share me ideas as to how I can improve the institute.

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What is the difference between Sales and Marketing?
By vamsi kvs | 100 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

I want to know the basic difference between Sales and Marketing?

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What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
By Shibu George | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 22, 2020

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

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What business I choose amid COVID?
By Rakesh Kumar | 6 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

Hi All, I would like to know about the business ideas that can survive in any pandemic. Please share so that I can choose accordingly.

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What are the entrepreneurial roots of success for small businesses entering a crowded market?
By Michellyn Miner | 16 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

My husband and I are moving to Central Florida next summer and are looking to open a gym & yoga studio. I am a registered yoga instructor in Vermont and my husband has helped his best friend open his...

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
By Denise Mock | 135 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

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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How LaFlore Paris Became the Most-Funded Female-Owned Business on Kickstarter
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 16, 2020

LaFlore Paris co-founder Natacha Seroussi shares her tips on being successful on crowdfunding sites.

Advice
What are the first steps to turning a hobby into a business?
By Deana Andriolo | 20 Answers | Last Activity on November 10, 2020

I want to turn my storybook album hobby into a business. I think I have enough interest from the referrals I am getting, but not sure where else to start. Do I need a formal business plan, should I...

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Outsourcing - is it good for a startup?
By Arjun Thakuri | 28 Answers | Last Activity on November 06, 2020
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How do I start with my new business?
By Serge Dagher | 26 Answers | Last Activity on November 05, 2020

I am eager to start my own business and enter the market, but I am facing a problem in deciding what kind of business would that be. I can't decide what type of market interests me or what types of...

Advice
Who should write your business plan?
By Heather Donovan | 37 Answers | Last Activity on November 03, 2020

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...

Advice
As a new company, what is the most effective way of networking for new clients?
By Andrea Hart | 24 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020

Worked in several different industries all over the world and specializing in document control, writing procedures/job instructions/ manuals, cleaning up electronic filing systems and streamlining...

Advice
How much capital would I need to start an ecommerce business from home?
By Kevin Elias | 24 Answers | Last Activity on October 28, 2020

I recently graduated with a Business Computing degree and would now like to apply my knowledge and skills to starting my own ecommerce business from home. How much capital would I need?

Advice
What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
By Colette Hamilton | 118 Answers | Last Activity on October 26, 2020

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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What is your favorite business book?
By Anonymous User | 139 Answers | Last Activity on October 22, 2020

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.

Advice
How to find new clients for IT Outsourcing Business?
By VIVEK PANDEY | 18 Answers | Last Activity on October 19, 2020

We have an IT Outsourcing company & we basically work on various job portals to get projects from global clients. I am looking for an effective alternative way to get new clients & prospects for our...

Advice
Professional speaking is an industry I am interested in, any favorite resources others have used to build this area of expertise?
By Tina Beal | 32 Answers | Last Activity on October 19, 2020

Looking to be more active in public speaking on both social media, marketing, and branding; but also on women entrepreneurship, women business leaders. Where do you begin? I have spoke a dozen...

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Should I hire an independent contractor or a full time employee?
By Deborah Jacobs | 20 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2020

I have reached the point where I can not handle all the work by myself anymore and I need to outsource some of it. I am not sure if I should outsource by a per project basis to an independent...

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What advice do you have for starting a business?
By Tuong Aries | 31 Answers | Last Activity on October 12, 2020

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...

Advice
How do I create a business plan for a home salon?
By Crystal Harvey | 7 Answers | Last Activity on October 08, 2020

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?

Advice
Where do I find affiliate partners?
By Ashok Grover | 15 Answers | Last Activity on October 05, 2020

I have developed an online coaching program for young professionals. I am ready to offer excellent commission, but I am wondering where I could find suitable partners.

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What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
By Skye Schooley | 14 Answers | Last Activity on September 24, 2020

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?

Advice
Any recommendations for inexpensive conference calling and screen-sharing?
By Jake Savin | 49 Answers | Last Activity on September 16, 2020

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....

Advice
Where do you look for clients that want to create games?
By Alex Dovgodko | 15 Answers | Last Activity on September 15, 2020

I'm starting an independent business in a field of creating games for mobile platforms. I got a professional development team, but no sales or business developers. So I have to learn how to sell my...

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The Best Business Grants for Women in 2020
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 10, 2020

Women are still far behind in business funding. Here are some of the best business grants for women in 2020 that can help close the gap.

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How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
By Phani Indra | 8 Answers | Last Activity on August 31, 2020

I have been working in the call center vertical for the past few years with different companies. Now am working with a company call Knoah Solutions. How do BPO companies get projects from large...