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Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 7, 2011

How Can I Get More Site Traffic?

More traffic and better conversions can come from many different types of marketing initiatives, so here’s a basic summary of the main ingredients that typically go into increasing website traffic... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 5, 2011

How Can I Avoid the Pitfalls of Paying Commission?

A business owner can't do much to avoid the pitfalls of paying commissions, apart from capping them or not offering them at all. You sound as if you're considering commission-only positions. In... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 5, 2011

How Do I Make a Sales Forecast?

You're not the first to ask this, and you won't be the last. There are lots of free, easy-to-use templates for download online that will list the types of data you (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 5, 2011

What's the Best Way to Find Quality Leads?

Cold-calling is an art, and it's also a pain. Nevertheless, it's necessary if you have no other way of generating leads. The medical industry is hard to crack because its professionals often... (more)
Question added to topic FranchisesMarch 5, 2011

What's the Secret to Winning Repeat Customers?

To say there is only one really important factor in generating a repeat purchase misses a point. Several factors are involved when it comes to considering whether to bring a product or service to... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 4, 2011

What Regulations Do I Need to Consider Before Opening a Restaurant?

Opening a restaurant/bar involves the same issues as starting any other kind of business -- and then some. You need to be concerned with forming a business entity. If you have investors... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 4, 2011

How Do I Force Out My Partner?

When it comes to kicking out a business partner, you have three options: Follow the procedure set out in your operating agreement, negotiate a different deal altogether, or go to court. If you... (more)
Question added to topic SEO | Search Engine OptimizationMarch 3, 2011

How Do I Find a Web Designer with SEO Expertise?

Website creative design, SEO and programming can involve very different skills and personalities. If you need more than one type of service, make sure you look for companies that either specialize... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 3, 2011

Is Bluetooth Marketing Effective?

Bluetooth marketing is part of a larger sphere of marketing known as location-based marketing or proximity marketing. The idea behind proximity marketing is that the proximity of a prospect or... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 2, 2011

Can I Pay a Part-Timer for Additional Piece Work?

Based on your description of the nature and arrangement of the offsite work, I believe that you can do this. You must be careful that the employee is not working more than 40 hours a week doing... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessMarch 2, 2011

How Long Must I Hold a Job for an Employee on Medical Leave?

This is bad form on the part of the employee. But your company should have a policy in place that instructs people on the proper protocol to follow if they are out of work due to personal illness... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 26, 2011

How Can I Advertise on a Budget?

The question isn't really about where you are, it's more about how much time you have to put into low- or no-cost strategies in marketing and promotion. A small budget doesn't mean you will have... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 22, 2011

How Do I Choose a Partner for My Invention?

I'm sorry to be discouraging, but I am very skeptical about the possibility of selling an invention to a manufacturer. That rarely happens. The value in an invention materializes when somebody uses... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 22, 2011

What Does a Business Plan Really Need to Include?

Form follows function. What's really necessary in a business plan is what it takes to manage your business better. That means that a lot depends on what you're doing wit (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 21, 2011

How Do I Find a Partner for a Franchise Business?

It sounds like what you're interested in finding is an operating partner rather than a financial partner.  If that's the case, your mission is fairly simple.  The first thing you want to do is to... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 21, 2011

Should I Buy a Franchise in a Crowded Market?

Just because there is a lot of competition in an area doesn't necessarily mean that it is a bad business to go into. It could mean that there is huge demand for the product or service the business... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 18, 2011

How Do I Resign from an S Corporation?

If you intend to resign, you’ll first want to speak with the bank to find out whether they will release you from your personal guaranty. Just resigning from the corporation does not automatically... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 18, 2011

How Do I Stop a Competitor from Using My Name?

Unless you have filed for trademark protection for your company name, you’ll have a difficult time stopping others from using a similar name. The Secretary of State (or local county clerk) is... (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 18, 2011

Do I Need an Auctioneer License to Run an Online Auction?

I'm glad you specified your state, because different states have different licensing requirements when it comes to certain business activities. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has (more)
Question added to topic Grow Your BusinessFebruary 16, 2011

How Do You Know When to Quit Your Job to Launch Your Business?

Ask yourself the following questions:  • Do you have cashflow from your business that you're currently working on? And you are working on it part time, right? • Are you able to make at least... (more)
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