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How do I incentivize customers to provide feedback?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Larkin | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/26/16

I am in the early stages and would like to get customer feedback. I am not sure what is the best method to use to get the most valuable feedback, survey, interviews or something else? And how do I...

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How can you validate a new business idea?
QUESTION | BY Zander Davis | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/10/16

I have a few new business ideas and want to get some feedback before moving forward with the projects. So far I have chatted with a few people whose opinion I respect. I have taken their feedback and...

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I have an mobile APP idea that i need to validate, how do i go about it?
QUESTION | BY Pradeep Ayyagari | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/07/16

I work for a travel based company in india and we have come up with a mobile app idea. Now there will be significant investment that will go into it, and before that I want to go about validating the...

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How can I scale back my business (sole proprietorship, no employees) without shutting down completely?
QUESTION | BY Carol Youngclaus | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/30/15

I'm semi-retired ? that is, I've started taking Social Security payments with the intent of working fewer hours, not retiring altogether. But I'm starting to get an almost unmanageable workload and...

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How does a one-woman business handle big growth, fast?
QUESTION | BY Danielle Healy | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/23/15

I started my own interior design business where I work with clientele from my husband's real estate office. I initially created a business plan and tried to forecast my numbers, but I didn't account...

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How can I find co-founders to help me take my business to the next level?
QUESTION | BY Andre Jankowitz | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/23/15

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How do I start with my new business?
QUESTION | BY Serge Dagher | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/22/15

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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What percent commission should I charge a marketing agency for doing their business development?
QUESTION | BY Yvonne Gaudette | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/16/15

I am pitching to a social media marketing agency on me doing new business development for them and I am trying to determine how much to get paid and what % commission to charge. Has anyone had any...

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How can I fit in professional development into my busy schedule?
QUESTION | BY Rob McLaughlin | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/15

I have been working on a startup on the side and keep thinking that it might be helpful for me to take some business courses, particularly around marketing and product development. However, it is...

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How do you market something that could be copied?
QUESTION | BY Deborah Goodman | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/28/15

I have a product that I fear will be copied. I haven't even made a website or shown it to anyone. It will have wide appeal, anyone who carries a handbag needs it. I have done my research and...

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Which should I do first, sell my products online or set up a physical location?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/19/15

I have been making blankets and baby clothes for quite a while. I started selling some of my products. I want to expand my business now and I have received a lot of requests from family and friends...

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How do I put together projections for a startup?
QUESTION | BY Anisia Allen | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/31/15

I was talking to an angel investor about my new startup and he suggested I put together some financial projections, between 3-5 years out. I started trying to map it out and it is harder than I...

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What are the best steps to launch an online business?
QUESTION | BY Mouna Boujmal | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/31/15
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How essential is a blog in business?
QUESTION | BY Titus mutea | 40 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/25/15

I want a blog with my WordPress website but I am not an expert in building a reliable one! Are catchy elements with reliable and attractive links a must?

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I am considering starting a hospitality consulting practice. How do I go about doing this?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/25/15

What is the best way to start a consulting firm? What are the pitfalls? What is the best way to contact potential clients? How do I charge for my services?

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Is a business plan only required if I need financing?
QUESTION | BY Morgan Phillips | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/13/15

At the moment, I'm not looking for any outside investment. When I started to put together a business plan, I felt like it was geared mostly towards getting financed. Is it necessary to still put...

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About how much should an organization be willing to pay for a guest speaker?
QUESTION | BY Stand Stand | 41 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/10/15

About how much should an organization be willing to pay to have a consultant/speaker talk to a group of their employees (~25 people)? Or does anyone know of online resources where I can find the...

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How do I get a hold of distributors so that I call sell their products?
QUESTION | BY Mustafa Ahmed | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/10/15

I would like to sell products for companies. I do not want to hold position of the products. I'd like to make the order, pay the company, pick up the product, and deliver to my buyer. The idea is to...

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What should I do - find a partner or sell the idea/product?
QUESTION | BY Cedomir Jovanovic | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/09/15

Hi all, I have started with selling unique vector icons through one of the major design marketplaces a couple of years ago but unfortunately I don't have enough free time to develop and finish my own...

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Should a founder of a startup take a salary when first starting out?
QUESTION | BY Barbara Ciosek | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/08/15

I am wondering if other startup founders take a salary initially. What is common practice? Should the money go back into the business or is it typically for the founders to pay themselves?