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What do I need to know about Non-Profits?
QUESTION | BY Sherri Gold | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/16/14

I would like to gain a Non-Profit status for the purpose of being able to raise money and deliver my programs to the under served communities. What do I need to know about starting and forming a...

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How can I find experts who have experience in expanding their business through franchise, employee ownership, or another model?
QUESTION | BY Sylvia Doss | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/13/14

I am exploring whether the foundation for my business will be franchise, employee ownership, or another model. My goal is to expand my health studios. I'd like to connect with some experts who have...

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What methods of fundraising should we consider for supporting the creation and marketing of a leadership book?
QUESTION | BY Darwin Gillett | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/13/14

I am co-authoring a book about Leadership that will be a sequel to the one I wrote on NOBLE ENTERPRISE. It will include the results of a survey of several dozen corporate CEOs and business owners. ...

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What are the 3 biggest mistakes of new entrepreneurs?
QUESTION | BY Sarah Burd | 42 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/14
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What do paperboard hangers need to have in order to be appealing to the majority of apparel brands?
QUESTION | BY Alexandra Kir | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/14

There are several types of paper board hangers on the market that are not getting much traction due to either too high price or too low performance. From brand owner (or retailer) point of view -...

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How essential is Six Sigma?
QUESTION | BY Jeremy Shepherd | 37 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/14

Sigma and your business processes; How essential is Six Sigma to your business, and is it worth it to you to employ individuals who are adept and/or certified?

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What are the pros and cons of working with a strategic partner?
QUESTION | BY Ariadne Flores-Sophia | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/14

The company I have set up is basically ready to be launched, but still needs some tweaking. Therefore, someone suggested looking for a strategic partner who could help out. I am wondering if there...

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How should one evaluate a potential startup to work at?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/14

Which factors should be considered when applying to work with a startup? How should someone evaluate the company's team and potential for success? Answers from anyone with venture capital/startup...

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Do you know about on how to set properly the Key Performance Indicator in your organization?
QUESTION | BY Stein Elling Wirum | 32 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/14

If you don't know the exact formula in setting KPI, the only thing that you should know about KPI is that KPIs should always be S.M.A.R.T. - Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Realistic. And Timely.

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What are some good tips or a better way to either gather clients or keep clients involved without the usage of the internet?
QUESTION | BY Angela & Charles Perry | 39 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/14

I'am trying to find multiple ways to attract customers to our business, rather than via email or showing up at their front door. So I'm just curious as to some ways to get people involved with my...

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How can I scale up my business?
QUESTION | BY Lalit Bhagat | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/09/14

We are start up company providing multimedia educational content to content owners/publishers.

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What type of business entity is best?
QUESTION | BY Kirt Willis | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/06/14

I am in the start up phase of a cleaning service and I am wondering what type of entity I should be. At this stage, I plan on doing most of the work. However, I want to remain focused on being an...

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What are possible business models for entertainment companies?
QUESTION | BY AVINASH INGLE | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/14

Kindly suggest Business Model for Entertainment company, www.sanchuentertainment.in

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How do I get my Network Marketing company going?
QUESTION | BY Christina Carr | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/14

I am looking to recruit more reps in my business but I need help on how to pick individuals that will join and actually work the business to our advantage.

Advice
How do you shut a business down?
QUESTION | BY Ethan Bagley | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/14

When a business fails, what should the owner do? What steps should they perform, to ensure all concerns are handled in an acceptable timeframe? There are plenty of guides on starting up, not so many...

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What have you found is the best marketing method to get paid speaking gigs?
QUESTION | BY Kathleen Hawkins | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/14

As a professional key note speaker, what have you found is the best way to get paid to present in front of an audience? How to avoid having to conduct free gigs and what professional materials or...

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How can I become a business analyst?
QUESTION | BY Danish Want | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/14

I have worked in marketing, and now I want to work as a Business Analyst. What skills should I have, and what do I need to learn? What are some important things that I have to keep it mind?

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Want an address in Mumbai, Can I use a Virtual Office address for registering the Company?
QUESTION | BY Chandra Shekhar Banerjee | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/29/14

Hi, I am looking for an address to register my co in Mumbai in order to start a business. Can I use a Virtual Office address, as the cost for physical commercial space is huge and a residential...

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What's the top three rules every entrepreneur should follow?
QUESTION | BY Jen Ostrosky | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/24/14
Advice
How are you effectively reaching out to high level IT contacts (CIO,CTO)?
QUESTION | BY Mounica Yathavakilla | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/14

How are you effectively reaching out to high level IT contacts (CIO,CTO) to give far enough in the sales process to schedule a needs assessment?

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When is the right time to pitch to investors?
QUESTION | BY Brian Gray | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/19/14

We're looking to build a mobile app for photo sharing. We have a fantastic idea, can monetize it in future phases, but are trying to go at this with as low of a budget as possible. We WANT to bring...

Advice
How could I get more importers & buyers for my products?
QUESTION | BY Ikbar Salama | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/19/14

I am looking for recommendations on how to attract more clients, worldwide & locally, by using online marketing.

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Any advice on what to do when a first-time business grows quicker than expected?
QUESTION | BY E McNew Author | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/14

I own an online digital publishing company. We help authors publish their work and make sure that their content is ranking and selling well. We do a lot of promotional and marketing services, and...

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How long does it take you to make a good 10 slide presentation?
QUESTION | BY Chris Finneral | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/14
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Do PowerPoint presentations make good Business Plans?
QUESTION | BY Trevor Buckingham | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/14

What kind of PowerPoint business plan would you suggest? Where Would one find successful models of such plans and execution for presenting to potential investors?

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How do I go about doing business in Asia and Africa? What is the best way to start getting leads?
QUESTION | BY Smriti Jhunjhunwala | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/14

We are looking to start training and recruitment services business in Asia and Africa. Looking for leads or consultants who can help us get leads for the same. Thanks!

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I need a business plan to set up a consultancy business. How should I get started?
QUESTION | BY Juna Ah | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/14

I am looking for information on how to start putting together a plan.

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I am interested in marketing myself for consulting opportunities, how do I start?
QUESTION | BY Frank D'Amico MBA CIA | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/14

What are the most effective steps to creating and marketing a small contract consulting business with expertise in healthcare and Affordable care act.

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What are your daily tasks you do everyday in your business that make a difference in the short term and in the long term?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/14

I am curious what the daily (to-do) list for successful business people looks like. ( want to make sure I am doing what I should do) I dont want to miss anything.

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How do you handle returning a phone call you forgot about?
QUESTION | BY Denise Mock | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/05/14

My client is constantly "too busy" to return phone calls. Then when he gets around to returning the phone call it has been awhile. I want to help him put some systems in place, but he is hurdling...