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Advice
We have done SEO and we have yet to get more clients?
QUESTION | BY Dancom Tours | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/21/15

We need more clients but SEO isn't working well. What other strategies should I implement?

Advice
What priorities do you set for your day to day business management?
QUESTION | BY William Kuipers | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/13/15

Time management is important to all of us in our day to day activities. What are your top 5 priorities as a start-up entrepreneur to succeed in your competitive industry.

Advice
What do I need to do in preparation before presenting my business plan to potential investors?
QUESTION | BY Amrita Biswas | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/11/15

I want start an online business for which I need to approach investors and/or sponsors. What are the basic plans, graphs, and info I need to include in my PPT for a better success?

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How do you set up a startup in another country in a cost effective way?
QUESTION | BY Dan Ferguson | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/08/15

We're an Australian startup that has the opportunity to grow to Singapore through one of our founder's partners getting a role and employment pass there. How do we best approach setting up business...

Advice
What are the steps involved in starting any new business?
QUESTION | BY Faisal Shoaib | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/30/15

What are the steps involved in starting any new business by an unexperienced person? What factors should be considered? What are the basic (and more specific) steps involved? Is it necessary to have...

Advice
How do I structure a business partnership?
QUESTION | BY naven savant | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/28/15

The idea I shared is my own and the person interested wants to invest finances through an equal partnership. He already owns his own business, so he has experience in that field where I do not. Do...

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Advice
Does the lean startup method increase your odds of success?
QUESTION | BY Jen Ostrosky | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/22/15

There has been a lot of talk over the past few years on the lean startup method. Is this really the best way to build a business? Does it lead to more successful businesses?

Advice
How to expand with minimum risk in emerging markets?
QUESTION | BY Ahmed Azmi | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/18/15

I want to get feedback from experts in construction field. Regional expansion usually comes with risks. How do you minmize the risk and increase the opporunities?

Advice
How can an organization enter an emerging market?
QUESTION | BY Oliver Harris | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/18/15

There is huge growth potential across much of the developing world, but there are also very significant risks associated with entering these markets. How do organizations deal with the challenge of...

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Advice
How do you find suppliers for a restaurant?
QUESTION | BY Stephanie Watson | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/09/15

I know someone who is wanting to start a vegan restaurant. How do we find produce suppliers, and other suppliers, specifically vegan. Where do we look for the things we need to get started?

Advice
What are your recommendations for free flowchart software?
QUESTION | BY Sandra Calvert | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/15

I want to create a flowchart to show a process. What is a modern software? There are only 8 steps. Presentation as a simple easy to follow chart are key.

Advice
Do all businesses need a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/21/15

I want to open my own online store for knitted apparel and supplies. A simple concept; is it necessary to have a business plan when just starting out?

Advice
How can I save my struggling home health business?
QUESTION | BY Odis Dolton | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/05/15

We are financially in a hole due to the lack of patients and the lack of funding. We currently owe over $90K for Medicare and are headed in the direction of closing our doors. I know there is...

Advice
How should I set my commission rate for independent sales reps?
QUESTION | BY Janet Schmidt | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/03/15

I want to know what a good commission rate is for an independent sales rep. They would be a distributor of corn, beans, soy, nuts, and other grains for human consumption. Of course volume matters...

Advice
What are the main points a startup company should consider before launching?
QUESTION | BY Sarfraz SA | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/01/15

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

Advice
How do you change business locations without losing members or decreasing revenue in the short term?
QUESTION | BY Corey Miner | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/15/15

My gym's building is getting old and is at the point where it is unmaintainable. We are starting to put business plans together and move forward with changing locations to a more functional and...

Advice
If I am a third party organization that arranges engagements for speakers, what is an appropriate margin for me to make on that service?
QUESTION | BY Stand Stand | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/02/15

This is a follow up question about how much it costs to have a speaker come to your organization. I am actually not looking to hire a speaker for my employees, nor am I thinking about becoming a...

Advice
At that point when you're banging your head against the wall, what's next?
QUESTION | BY Govind Rai | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/31/15

We are a call center based in Nepal, and are doing pretty well with loyal clients who have kept us occupied for the past 2 years. I am now ready to expand my business and generate more revenue. Our...

Advice
What advice do you have for professionals considering launching a startup?
QUESTION | BY Sarah Burd | 32 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/27/15
Advice
Any recommendations for ERP software? I am currently looking at xTuple, OpenBravo, OpenERP.
QUESTION | BY Sheila Anderzunas | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/26/15

Functions needed to be performed in 4SM Incubator Kitchens ? schedule and rent kitchen space (approx. 200 users with room to grow) ? schedule and rent specific kitchen equipment ? document storage...

Advice
How can you increase sales revenue for a product that has limited application market?
QUESTION | BY Madhuri Chandramouli | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/26/15

We are searching for ways to promote and sell an electronic ship with limited application market in consumer electronics. How can we expand this business? Thank you.

Advice
How do I grow in a small market?
QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/26/15

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...

Advice
How many of you are secure in your security policies, especially cybersecurity?
QUESTION | BY Ron Bush | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/21/15

I do training and presentations on business security and I'm wondering how many at MosaicHub have prepared for the probability they will be hacked or compromised given the current environment. If...

Advice
How do you go about creating a business plan?
QUESTION | BY Suraj Raut | 39 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/21/15

I am working on web project. I need to create business plan for it. What are the factors I should consider while writing it? Is there a template that I can refer to?

Advice
What metrics do you track most to determine the success of your business?
QUESTION | BY Zoe Brown | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/09/15

I am close to launching a website for my artwork! I am hoping my online sales will give me a better idea of where my audience is coming from, in order to better direct my marketing efforts. Is this...

Advice
What are the entrepreneurial roots of success for small businesses entering a crowded market?
QUESTION | BY Michellyn Miner | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/07/15

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...

Advice
How do I locate and identify my client base?
QUESTION | BY Ayanna Millin-Grant | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/29/14

This has been the most difficult part of establishing my VA business. Most of my professional experience has been in financial and medical services. I'm unsure of how to find these types of clients...

Advice
How do I find someone to mentor me in building my company?
QUESTION | BY David Ross | 43 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/29/14

I need assistance building my business. I am at the start-up process with alot of promise and I really need the help. Currently I am at the concept phase with multiple ideas but I need funding to...

Advice
How can we get VC funding, and how should we advertise on Google?
QUESTION | BY Busy Plat | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/29/14

We are an online store for home decorative items and Indian traditional wear. We would like to know the steps involved in acquiring funding from a venture capitalist firm, and also some tips for...

Advice
Pros and Cons of offering your prospect customers a free trial of your web based product?
QUESTION | BY Diwakar Joni | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/28/14

Hi all, we have a web based Testimonials/Review and Feedback management system (www.testifor.com), which have been launched in the market few months back. And now we have decided to give our prospect...