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What are the best web tools/mobile apps for productivity?
By Bryan C. | 29 Answers | Last Activity on March 01, 2021

Which tools/apps will best enable me to start my own business and maintain a high level of productivity? Which do you prefer and recommend? I'm looking to start an app-development company and seem to...

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Can anyone recommend an app developer to build an Accounting software app?
By Jay Casey | 3 Answers | Last Activity on February 28, 2021

Seeking an app developer to build a mobile bookkeeping/accounting app. I'm looking for someone interested in helping us to make a project management application. Profit & loss statements,...

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How do you market two services under one roof?
By Daniel Legrand | 8 Answers | Last Activity on February 28, 2021

I have a business that specialises in two areas. 1. Purchasing service/management - product sourcing ? Procurement/purchasing agent I provide a purchasing service, sourcing all types of...

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CRM, Projects, Timesheets and Invoicing system?
By Chris Pennisi | 38 Answers | Last Activity on February 27, 2021

I am looking for a single solution that does CRM, Projects, Timesheets and Invoicing system and is software that I can download and host on my own servers. I have tried online systems and looked...

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What are the biggest challenges of writing a business plan?
By Skye Schooley | 14 Answers | Last Activity on February 26, 2021

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?

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Tips for developing a new product?
By Austin Flora | 3 Answers | Last Activity on February 26, 2021

I came up with a new product that I would like to get developed. It's a very simple product - only three parts, no moving parts, and about as difficult to create as a retractable dog leash. I have a...

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How do companies standardize delivery fee rates?
By Robin Tan | 7 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

We are in the Retail Construction Supply business and we accommodate deliveries and add this fee to the customers invoice. Sometimes it is hard for us to estimate delivery fees since we have to...

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How do I make my small business standout against much larger competitors?
By Anonymous User | 68 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

I know there is a serious market for my business, but I don't know how to attract bigger companies to use my services for their employees? I do not have the financial means to compete with the big...

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What are the entrepreneurial roots of success for small businesses entering a crowded market?
By Michellyn Miner | 18 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

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 I grow in a small market?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 22 Answers | Last Activity on February 25, 2021

I've asked many questions here and the expertise on this platform has been really helpful in getting me the answers I need to start and plan my business. I am an author and editor of children's...

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How do BPO companies get inbound projects from major clients?
By Phani Indra | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 22, 2021

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...

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Tips for my first networking event?
By Zack Lombardi | 10 Answers | Last Activity on February 21, 2021

I'm planning on going out to my first networking event to raise awareness. I've never been to a networking event and am a little nervous about it. What are good tips for navigating a room/talking...

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How do I start with my new business?
By Serge Dagher | 30 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

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...

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Does a perfect business strategy really exist?
By Knut Harald Nylnde | 99 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

For budding businessmen, there are several terms and concepts that seem overwhelmingly complex, and one of them is strategy. In your own experience and opinion does a perfect business strategy is...

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Why is a website so crucial for every business-- (it's obvious but still) I'd like to know some expert views?
By Fadila Ali | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2021

I would like to truly understand how important a website is to any business. Quotes, referrals to studies, surveys, or other authorities, even testimonials will be appreciated.

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What are the best steps to launch an online business?
By Mouna Boujmal | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021
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What advice do you have for starting a business?
By Tuong Aries | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021

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...

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Is it harder to start a business when you are older?
By Barbara Ciosek | 56 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

I know starting a business requires long hours and a lot of stamina. It also requires a lot of skill. It is often hard to work the longer hours as you get older, but you have developed more skills....

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What are the main points a startup company should consider before launching?
By Sarfraz SA | 29 Answers | Last Activity on February 16, 2021

As a start-up company, what are the main points or factors we need to take care of before launching? Thanks in advance, Sarfraz Saleem

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What's the best way to deal with non-paying or late-paying clients?
By Colette Hamilton | 117 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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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I really want to start my own business - but I'm not sure whether to wait until I finish university or to just go for it while I'm there. Thoughts?
By Michael Scullino | 88 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

I'm studying two degrees - advanced commerce and law - however I feel that I'm wasting time solely focusing on them because I plan on starting my own business when I finish university anyways.

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What should I consider when pricing my product?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 94 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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...

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How do you deliver excellent customer service in your business?
By Denise Mock | 125 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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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If you could offer one piece of advice for becoming a better manager, what would it be?
By S. Thomas Warden | 80 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

There are varying opinions & perspectives on what it takes to become a good manager. What is one piece of advice you'd give to become a more effective manager?

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What is the difference between Sales and Marketing?
By vamsi kvs | 99 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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

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What is your favorite business book?
By Anonymous User | 138 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2021

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.

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Stick to your competitor or risk and move away?
By Peter mv | 3 Answers | Last Activity on February 13, 2021

A few years ago, a company from the same field (IT) moved to the same business building where our company is (small company, less than 30 people). We never looked at them as competitors as we both...

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I love pets so much, what do I need to do to grow my business well. Please give me advice?
By Otis Henry | 4 Answers | Last Activity on February 05, 2021

I am taking care of 32 abandoned pets. And I am developing a website about pets: https://wewpet.com. I started 10 months ago. I don't have much experience in getting my brand to many people. Please...

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How would you know whether this person is suitable to run business?
By JC Quek | 28 Answers | Last Activity on February 01, 2021

When a person decided to run a business, is there a way to check whether he is fit to run business?