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How to Use New Tech to Succeed in an Old Industry, and to Give Back
BY Simone Johnson

Fitz Frames uses new technology and creativity to not only break into an established industry, but to give back to the community.

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How do I start outsourcing business tasks?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/20

I have no idea where to start outsourcing business tasks. What do I look for in an outsourcing professional? How do I know which tasks I should be outsourcing? When should I start outsourcing? Help!

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Do I need an LLC or can I operate as a sole proprietor?
QUESTION | BY Marcy Lechleiter | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

I am starting a job as an independent contractor with an company for online dental billing for dental offices. I will not be selling anything , I am also in the middle of a move to TN where they...

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Which are the first 2-3 steps to becoming a music manager?
QUESTION | BY Africana Gisele | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

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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What is the best format for a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Kirk Williams | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/21/20

We have been building our business plan and want to know the best format to put it in. Trying to figure out the flow and proper length for the sections.

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4 Reasons Why CEOs Should Start Writing Thought Leadership Articles
BY Deborah Sweeney

Thought leadership allows CEOs to position themselves as experts within their niche.

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What can I do if my business partner tries to scam me?
QUESTION | BY mike leung | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

I invested $6000 for 10% share of my friend's new company. He is not operating or do anything for the company. The company is not running. I want out. How can I can my investment money back?

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Where can I start looking for suppliers?
QUESTION | BY Serge Dagher | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/13/20

I have a local online store, www.otloubnow.com and I am looking for a supplier that will distinguish me from my competitors by offering new and innovative items in my store. Can you please tell...

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4 Incredible Things That Happen When Women Entrepreneurs Prioritize Community
BY Kim Lawton

Women entrepreneurs face unique obstacles, from a lack of networking opportunities and mentors to the challenge of balancing work and family. But amazing things can happen when they come together to...

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Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 41 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/08/20

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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What expectations do you have for a conference room space when planning a successful meeting?
QUESTION | BY Paul J. Nelson | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/05/20

I am doing some research in preparation of opening a conference room rental center. What amenities would you be looking for in the space you are renting? What would be your most important...

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How will COVID-19 permanently affect remote work trends?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/01/20

COVID-19 has drastically changed how businesses operate. After the world resumes back to "normal," what remote work changes will businesses permanently adopt? What businesses have benefited from...

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How to start a solo business? what books should I read?
QUESTION | BY tan Ng | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/30/20

Hello everybody, recently I'm going to start an one person business in imported and trading. I'm looking for some books or documents that useful for operating my business, control outsourcing or...

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How can I start my new business?
QUESTION | BY Ashish Ghaskata | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/26/20

I can't understand which business is good for beginning. How can I start my new business. How much investment required for stat the bussiness. Which rules and regulations are required for that...

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What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
QUESTION | BY Shibu George | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/07/20

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

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What do you think stops an SME (Small-to-Midsized Enterprise) to decide whether to go for an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning software) or stay with mutilple solutions for their daily business operations?
QUESTION | BY Ravi Srinivasan | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

Here are a few that I already know: 1. Resist for change 2. Inability to trust a new service provider 3. Not willing to spend 4. Don't feel the latent or upcoming business need What am I...

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What consulting firms hire contract consultants for temporary or short term projects?
QUESTION | BY Bernadette Boas | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/20

I am a business consultant and leadership coach who obtains referrals, but I also find that linking in with consulting firms that hire temporary or short term independent consultants, is also a...

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How to make our services a need of people?
QUESTION | BY Uma Joshi | 36 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/06/20

While establishing the business Which factor(s) will influence buyers mentality to go for the services we are offering?.

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How Women-Owned Businesses Can Use Social Media Marketing
BY Ryan Ayers

Social media is an invaluable tool to help businesses grow their brand awareness and customer base. Women-owned businesses should use it to highlight the unique aspects of their businesses as well.

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Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders
BY Marie Rosecrans

Society must continue empowering and supporting women to break gender barriers, bring services and products to market, receive equal pay, secure financing and see their visions come to life.

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How can I monetize a tourism information center to create a profitable business?
QUESTION | BY Samwel M P | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/28/20

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.