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Advice
How can I improve my education institute?
QUESTION | BY Mohamed Akram | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/22/19

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

Article
5 Feminine Traits That Make Leaders Great
BY Angela Koch

Learn how to leverage these five feminine leadership traits for business success.

Advice
What is the difference between Sales and Marketing?
QUESTION | BY vamsi kvs | 98 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/05/19

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

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MLMs Are Preying on the Dream of Entrepreneurship
BY Mona Bushnell

Multilevel marketing companies target women, immigrants and low-income minorities.

Advice
How can I profit from a business idea that is unable to be patented?
QUESTION | BY Ray Dickerson | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/04/19

How can I profit from an idea that I originated and leverage the profit from a ground level perspective? My business will offer the idea to sell but the idea will be public domain. How can I profit...

Advice
Outsourcing - is it good for a startup?
QUESTION | BY Arjun Thakuri | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/24/19
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Advice
How do you market two services under one roof?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Legrand | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/24/19

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...

Advice
Should I take the leap to start my own online boutique?
QUESTION | BY Nicky Smith | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/07/19

I have an online group of about 1,000 members I currently do discount buys for. I have been wanting to open an online boutique but I'm scared to take the leap. My reasoning is the supplier for great...

Advice
Tips for my first networking event?
QUESTION | BY Zack Lombardi | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/01/19

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...

Advice
How do I determine which type of product I should work with?
QUESTION | BY Serge Dagher | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/24/19

Hello, I am planning to start my own import business and becoming a supplier in my country, but I'm having trouble determining which type of product to work with. Is there any type of study...

Advice
How do I go about outsourcing when we cannot handle the work in-house anymore?
QUESTION | BY Mary Anne LoBosco | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/23/19

I am in the start up phase of a web link for business. I am able to handle the production right now but once it gets to a point where I cannot do it in house, how do I outsource and trust the people...

Advice
How do you measure demand for your product?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/23/19

I want to launch a new line of knit goods but don't know what I should be specifically focus on. How do you measure demand in a market?

Advice
What education and experience is well suited for a role assisting both accounting and operations?
QUESTION | BY Zach Baker | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/19

We have two employees set for retirement before the close of this year. One assists with accounting, and the other in operations such as procurement, scheduling, and data entry. Workload analysis...

Article
12 Questions for Mentoring Success
BY Dr. Rosina Racioppi

Two-way dialogues nurture successful mentorships. These questions can get you started.

Advice
What is your refund policy?
QUESTION | BY Sara Eveland | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/10/19

I offer photography services. Recently, I've run into a couple scheduling conflicts where the client cancels on me last minute. Since I plan my availability far in advance, this really messes with my...

Article
The Perks of Self-Employment
BY Noelle Ihli

Self-employment gives you a chance to find a healthier work-life balance.

Advice
How can I grow my business with minimal investment?
QUESTION | BY Varnika Bhargava | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/24/19

I have started my event management services business but I'm not sure how to convert genuine leads without much investment.

Article
6 Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
BY Deborah Sweeney

In honor of Women's History Month, let's look at business grants for women entrepreneurs.

Article
8 Must-Read Business Books for 2019
BY Jared Atchison

From polishing your skills to building a thriving company, these books have you covered.

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The Best Social Media Management and Monitoring Tools of 2020
BY Saige Driver

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Advice
How does one start a franchise?
QUESTION | BY Katherine Cheng | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/20/18

I have been doing this casino party business for over 15 years and I want to franchise out. How do I start? How costly is it? How do I market it?

Article
Despite Progress, Women Still Face a Workplace Culture of Second Place
BY Debrah Charatan

Sitting quietly at the table where women now have a seat is a poor use of that chair.

Advice
How important is a modern business's online reputation?
QUESTION | BY Jim Allen | 65 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/19/18

How important is online reputation for the modern business? What are some negative impacts of a bad online reputation? I have heard many times that having a strong online reputation is necessary for...

Advice
Is starting a new business a good plan during retirement?
QUESTION | BY Jane Emery | 48 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/16/18

I recently decided to retire from the banking industry. I love cooking and have long wanted to start a business in health and wellness. I am wondering if I would be taking on too much. I know this...

Article
What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Up
BY Tori Gerbig

One successful entrepreneur shares five valuable lessons for budding entrepreneurs.

Advice
Which is a better calendar system: iCal or Google? Or something else?
QUESTION | BY Mary-Alice Miller | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/10/18

I was on Outlook forever and am no longer using it. I have appointments going to both iCal and Google calendars and it is becoming a mess. I mostly add and review events through my iphone, but I...

Advice
How can analytics improve your business?
QUESTION | BY Sudhakar Challapalli | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/27/18

India has a low level of utilisation of BA.

Advice
How to find the right team for a startup?
QUESTION | BY Shakti Abhishek | 41 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/27/18

Finding a right team for my startup venture has been the biggest challenge for me. How can I overcome this?? If I have fewer contacts, like-minded friends and peers

Advice
What is a reasonable late fee to impose on a customer?
QUESTION | BY Lamar Walter | 51 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/15/18

We have quite few slow paying customers and want to institute late fees. How do we implement this policy with angering or losing customers?

Advice
What are some tips you have for leaders to increase productivity of their employees?
QUESTION | BY Natalie Stezovsky | 43 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/03/18