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Business.com Editorial Staff

The Business.com Editorial Staff writes on topics relevant to small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners. Posts cover best practices, top tips, and studies that deliver insights specific to SMBs.

Our team has backgrounds in journalism, English, philosophy, marketing, entrepreneurship and management, providing us the opportunity to share unique viewpoints on all things affecting small and medium-sized businesses.


Posts by Business.com Editorial Staff


Quote of the Day – July 23, 2014

Richard Branson on Why Patents Kill Innovation

Quote of the Day – July 22, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 21, 2014

3 New Rules for Direct Mail in a Digital World

Quote of the Day – July 18, 2014

Getting in Sync with Cloud Computing Suites

Quote of the Day – July 17, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 16, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 15, 2014

5 Signs You’re a Chronic Procrastinator…and What to Do About it

Quote of the Day – July 14, 2014

How the World’s Top CEOs Manage Their Time

Quote of the Day – July 11, 2014

5 Order Fulfillment Software Packages to Help You Avoid Shipping Mistakes

Quote of the Day – July 10, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 9, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 8, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 7, 2014

Cookie Stuffing and Coupon Shopping Hurt Affiliate Marketing Programs

Quote of the Day – July 4, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Your Employees…the Ethical Way

Quote of the Day – July 3, 2014

How Toggl and Other Time Management Apps Keep Entrepreneurs Sane

Quote of the Day – July 2, 2014

Quote of the Day – July 1, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 30, 2014

Which eCommerce Option is Best for My Small Business?

Quote of the Day – June 27, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 26, 2014

10 Interview Questions to Save You From Hiring a Fake

Quote of the Day – June 25, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 24, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 23, 2014

Friday Comic: Time-Wasting Behavioral Trends in the Office

Quote of the Day – June 20, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 19, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 18, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 17, 2014

5 Web Conferencing Tools You Can Actually Afford

Quote of the Day – June 16, 2014

4 Tips For Using LinkedIn as a Marketing and Sales Tool

Quote of the Day – June 13, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 12, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 11, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 10, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 9, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 6, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 5, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 4, 2014

Quote of the Day – June 3, 2014

How To Create A Compelling Case Study

Quote of the Day – June 2, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 30, 2014

Top 15 Web Analytics Tools

Quote of the Day – May 29, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 28, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 27, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 26, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 23, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 22, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 21, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 20, 2014

How to Write a “How-To” Blog Post

Quote of the Day – May 19, 2014

12 Time-Saving Tools for Entrepreneurs

Quote of the Day – May 14, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 13, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 12, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 9, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 8, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 7, 2014

A Step-by-Step Guide to Blogging with Lists

Quote of the Day – May 6, 2014

5 Quick Tips to Personalize Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Quote of the Day – May 5, 2014

Quote of the Day – May 1, 2014

The 6 Biggest Human Resources Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Quote of the Day – April 30, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 29, 2014

Embarrassed By Your Website Design? Here’s What to Do

Quote of the Day – April 28, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 25, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 24, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 23, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 22, 2014

7 Reasons Your Small Business Should Be Using Google+

Quote of the Day – April 21, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 18, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 17, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 16, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 15, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 14, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 11, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 10, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 9, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 8, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 7, 2014

Use Role-Playing to Engage Your Sales Force

Quote of the Day – April 4, 2014

Quote of the Day – April 3, 2014

The Top 4 Financial Mistakes Your Small Business is Making

Quote of the Day – April 2, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 31, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 28, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 27, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 26, 2014

5 Critical Content Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Quote of the Day – March 25, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 24, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 20, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 20, 2014

Quote of the Day- May 18, 2014

Quote of the Day- March 17, 2014

Quote of the Day – March 12, 2014

Quote of the Day – March 10, 2014

3 Social Automation Rules: How to Be Social When You Don’t Have Time

Quote of the Day – March 7, 2014

How to Afford Business Intelligence on a Small Business Budget

Quote of the Day – March 6, 2014

Quote of the Day – March 5, 2014

Quote of the Day – March 4, 2014

Quote of the Day – March 3, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 28, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 27, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 26, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 25, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 24, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 21, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 20, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 19, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 18, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 17, 2014

3 Social Media Strategies Every Small Business Should Be Using

Quote of the Day – February 14, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 13, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 12, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 11, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 10, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 7, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 6, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 5, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 4, 2014

Quote of the Day – February 3, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 31, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 30, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 29, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 28, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 27, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 24, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 23, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 22, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 21, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 20, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 17, 2014

Putting All Your Cards on the Table(t)

Quote of the Day – January 16, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 15, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 14, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 13, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 10, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 9, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 8, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 7, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 6, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 3, 2014

Quote of the Day – January 2, 2014

Quote of the Day – December 31

Quote of the Day – December 30

Quote of the Day – December 27

Quote of the Day – December 26

Quote of the Day – December 23

Quote of the Day – December 20

Quote of the Day – December 19

Quote of the Day – December 18

Quote of the Day – December 17

Quote of the Day – December 16

Quote of the Day – December 13

Quote of the Day – December 12

Quote of the Day – December 11

Quote of the Day – December 10

Quote of the Day – December 9

When You Can’t Wrap Your Head Around Email Marketing Personalization

Quote of the Day – December 6

Quote of the Day – December 5

Quote of the Day – December 4

Quote of the Day – December 3

Quote of the Day – December 2

Quote of the Day – November 27

Quote of the Day – November 26

Quote of the Day – November 25

Quote of the Day – November 22

Fight Cybersecurity Complacency: Make Your Business Safer with Email Encryption

Quote of the Day – November 21

Quote of the Day – November 20

Quote of the Day – November 19

Quote of the Day – November 18

Quote of the Day – November 15

Quote of the Day – November 14

Quote of the Day – November 13

Quote of the Day – November 12

Quote of the Day – November 11

Quote of the Day – November 8

Quote of the Day – November 7

Quote of the Day – November 6

Quote of the Day – November 5

Quote of the Day – November 4

Quote of the Day – November 1

Quote of the Day – October 31

Quote of the Day – October 30

Quote of the Day – October 29

Quote of the Day – October 28

Quote of the Day – October 25

Quote of the Day – October 24

Bridging the Generational Divide with HR Training Initiatives

Quote of the Day – October 23

Quote of the Day – October 22

Quote of the Day – October 21

Insights on Convenience: How to Use Mobile Apps to Improve Sales

Quote of the Day – October 18

Why You Should Pay Attention to Eye-Tracking Software

Quote of the Day – October 17

Quote of the Day – October 16

Quote of the Day – October 15

Quote of the Day – October 14

Why Social Media and Mobile Commerce are Happy Bedfellows

Quote of the Day – October 11

3 Ways to Develop a Smoother Transition into the World of BYOD

Quote of the Day – October 10

Quote of the Day – October 9

Quote of the Day – October 8

Quote of the Day – October 7

What to Make of E-Commerce and Millennials

Quote of the Day – October 4

3 Reasons to Prepare Your IT Department for Cloud Computing

Quote of the Day – October 3

Quote of the Day – October 2

Quote of the Day – October 1

Crafting Content to Maximize SEO and Customer Engagement

Quote of the Day – September 30

How to Avoid Shopping Cart Abandonment Syndrome

Quote of the Day – September 27

Quote of the Day – September 26

How to Make Performance Reviews More Relevant for Employees

Quote of the Day – September 25

Quote of the Day – September 24

Quote of the Day – September 23

How Your Sales Strategy Can Embrace Disruption

Quote of the Day – September 20

Quote of the Day – September 19

Quote of the Day – September 18

Quote of the Day – September 17

Quote of the Day – September 16

Quote of the Day – September 13

Quote of the Day – September 12

Quote of the Day – September 11

Quote of the Day – September 10

Quote of the Day – September 9

Quote of the Day – September 6

Quote of the Day – September 5

Quote of the Day – September 4

Quote of the Day – September 3

Quote of the Day – August 30

Quote of the Day – August 29

Quote of the Day – August 28

Quote of the Day – August 27

Quote of the Day – August 26

Quote of the Day – August 23

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Quote of the Day – August 20

Quote of the Day – August 19

Quote of the Day – August 16

Quote of the Day – August 15

Quote of the Day – August 14

Quote of the Day – August 13

Quote of the Day – August 12

Quote of the Day – August 9

Quote of the Day – August 8

Quote of the Day – August 7

Quote of the Day – August 6

Quote of the Day – August 5

Quote of the Day – August 2, 2013

Quote of the Day – August 1

Quote of the Day – July 31, 2013

Quote of the Day – July 30

Quote of the Day – July 29

Quote of the Day – July 26

Why You Should Be Worried About Copier Security

Call Center Trends in 2013

Small Business Resource Guide: The Best Blogs for Online Marketing

7 Unexpected Benefits of Attendance Tracking Software

Comparing Call Centers: 8 Things You MUST Look at

90% of Online Customers Trust Recommendations: Are You Using Testimonials?

Tracking Trends and More with Your POS Reports

The 6 Most Common 401k Mistakes

6 Unmistakeable Signs That Your Business Needs a Time and Attendance System

What Crowdfunding Could Mean for Your Next Product Launch

Marketing Monday: 5 Tips for Converting with Your DIY Email Campaigns

56% of Employees Say Benefits Extremely Influential on Productivity

Should You Migrate Your Call Center Software to the Cloud?

How To Use CRM for Better Marketing Execution

Build Success by Narrowing Your Customer Base: Part II

5 Marketing Lessons You Can Learn From Valentine’s Day

Using Your Physical Signage to Improve Your Online Presence

5 Steps to Deploying the Perfect Direct Mail Campaign

Achieving Full Involvement in an Innovation-Capable Organization

Improve Online Conversions: Avoid 5 Common Mistakes

Build Success by Narrowing Your Customer Base: Part I

Expert Advice on How Much Your Website is Worth

3 Reasons Break Rooms Are More Important Than Ever

Expert Advice on VoIP and SIP Services for Small Business

Do Your Employees Retain Their Training? Probably Not

How Well Are You Monitoring Your Business Website?

#Hashtags: What You Can Learn from the 2013 Super Bowl Commercials

The Coolest VoIP Technology on the Market Today

5 Mobile Apps That Every Manufacturer Needs

5 Ways to Save Money on High Speed Internet

Expert Advice on Using Social Networking to Grow Your Business

6 Reasons You Need to Be Using Mobile POS in 2013

5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Reputation

Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses in 2013

6 Businesses You Can Start Online

Quote of the Day – January 28

Quote of the Day – January 27

5 Secrets to Email Marketing Success

3 Key Benefits of an Enterprise Social Network

How to Start a Business in South Carolina … in One Sentence

5 Things To Invest in When Starting Your Business

5 Challenges to Outsourcing HR (and How to Overcome Them)

The Social Help Desk Revolution [Infographic]

Should You Buy Web Hosting and Web Design Together?

The New Age of Email Marketing

Visual Communication Solutions for 2013

Backup Power For Small Businesses: Always Be Prepared

4 Secrets to Finding the Best Phone Service

The Retailer’s Guide to Processing Credit Cards

Top 10 Marketing Stats of 2012

Social 101: Understanding Facebook Like-Gating

5 Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade Your Medical Billing Software

Marketing Your Business in 2013: Back to Basics

5 Things You Need to Know About Credit Card Processing Online

Business.com Media, Inc. Appoints Tony Uphoff as Chief Executive Officer

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Law of Unintended Consequences

Responsive Web Design and More: Web Design Trends for 2013

Making the Transition from Employee to Employer

Mobile Payment Services – Yes or No?

Employer Branding: If You’re Recruiting, You’d Better Be Marketing

3 Tips for Finding Success in the Secondary Market

5 Solid Reasons to Launch Your Online Business Now

5 Underused Tools for Achieving Business Goals

The Value of Shopper Marketing at the Retail Level

10 Signs It’s Time to Outsource Your Payroll

Marketing to Your Customers in the Back of a Taxicab

Fiscal Cliff 2013 and Small Business

Can You Really Get a Free Business Checking Account?

Top 15 Marketing Companies to Like on Facebook in 2013

Expert Advice on Starting Your Own Public Relations Firm

Top 10 Business.com Posts of 2012

Tax Season Tips for the Self-Employed

The Power of Simplicity: 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Logo

Expert Advice on Switching Your Business Phone System to VoIP

Your Roadmap for a Prosperous Retail Year

Expert Advice on Reinventing Your Professional Career

3 Easy Steps to Finding the Right Factor for Your Business Invoices

Expert Advice on Opening Your Own Franchise

3 Tips for Shutting Off This Holiday

Hate Writing? Create Great Content in 2013

7 Project Management Tips for Small Business

Guest Blogging is Like Giving The Perfect Gift

5 Things You Need to Know About Small Business Taxes

5 Tips to Prevent the Most Common Office Accidents

Save Big with the Best VoIP Mobile Apps

Top 5 Business Software Advancements of 2012

Getting Started with Local PPC: Online and Mobile

Customer Support 2013: What to Expect

3 Ways to Reduce Employee Stress & Improve Productivity

11 Signs That Your Website Design Needs an Overhaul

It’s the Most Wonderful Time… for Social Media

Expert Advice on Putting Together an A+ Sales Team

Invoicing 101: How to Get Your Customers to Pay You

6 Easy Ways for Small-Business Owners to Save Money

5 Coolest New Add-ons to Document Management Software

Improve Your Holiday Deliveries with Fleet Tracking

Can Your Office Go Completely Paperless?

5 Tips on Hiring the Right People for Your Startup

Google+ as a Marketing Platform

New Patent Rules You Need To Know

5 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Appeal to Venture Capitalists

Why IT Projects Fail: Avoid These Common Reasons

3 Signs it’s Time to Invest in Marketing Automation Software

Cloud-Computing: Improved Resiliency for Businesses

Quote of the Day – December 6

The 7 Coolest New Add-ons to Call Center Software

4 Reasons to Use Direct Mailing This Holiday Season

Quote of the Day – December 5

Oops! 8 Hilarious Business Plan Mistakes

The Section 179 Tax Deduction: Take Advantage Now

Quote of the Day – December 4

10 Reasons It’s Time to Cut the Cord on Your Landline Phone System

Is Your Website Ready for Shopping On The Go?

Mobile Search & Organic Rankings: What You Need to Know

Quote of the Day – December 3

Quote of the Day – December 2

6 Overlooked Ways to Use Client Testimonials

Virtual Document Management: No Start-Up Survives Drowning in Paperwork

How Often Should You Upgrade Your Phone System?

Expert Advice on Human Resources Software

What Is PCI Compliance and Why Is It Important?

5 Warning Signs You Need to Outsource Your HR

What Motivates Employees? 4 Keys to Success

Can Entrepreneurs Go Global Out of the Gate with a PRM tool?

Word-of-Mouse: 5 Viral Marketing Tips

In Spirit of Thanksgiving: Thank Your Customers

5 Tips For Finding the Best Internet Service Provider

Expert Advice on Small Business Web Design

BYOD: Does Mobile Antivirus Work?

5 Cool Client Gifts for Under $50

6 Things You Need to Know About Workers Compensation Insurance

Top 5 Phone Applications for Businesses Owners

3 Lending Alternatives for Small Businesses

Casting the Lure: How to Ensure Your Emails Get Read

The 10 Hottest Marketing Campaigns and Promotional Items for 2013

Entrepreneur Funding: Business Loans, and More

How Often Should You Tweak Your SEO Marketing Campaign?

Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

Small Banks vs. Big Banks for Business Loans

eCommerce and ERP Integration Integral to a Successful Online Store

3 Common Financial Mistakes Businesses Make

6 Strategies for Green IT

Top 3 Secrets to Improve Your Local SEO

5 Recent Laws Regarding Background Verification and Your Legal Protection

3 Powerful Tips for Successful Account Management

What Will Your Office Furniture Look Like in 2020?

Choosing the Right Promotional Products for the Holidays

How To Determine Investment In Getting Released From A Search Engine Filter

5 Factors to Consider When Accepting Credit Cards Online

Web Design: Mobile Website vs. Responsive Design

Expert Advice on Web-Based CRM Software

Portable Credit Card Machines for Your Restaurant

Expert Advice on Taking Your Career to the Next Level

Business Insurance You Didn’t Know You Needed

3 Tips for Hiring Managers: What to Really Look For on a Resume

Expert Advice on Bringing Out Employee Greatness

Expert Advice on Real Estate Investing

Expert Advice on Running a Human Resources Department

Tips and Tricks for Business Credit Card Processing

Business Phone Systems Simplified

10 Tips for Buying Environmentally-Friendly Copiers and Printers

Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business

3 Steps to Avoid the Distractions of Working from Home

Expert Advice on Growing Your Business, While Still Having a Life

Developing a Comprehensive Workplace Safety Manual

Expert Advice on Making Work Fun Again

When Should You Buy New Office Furniture?

Tips and Tricks of the Trade Show World

Expert Advice on Starting a Successful Blog

Email Marketing Is Essential to Customer Relationship Management

Using Your Company Blog as a Lead Magnet

5 Steps To Making Your Email Signature a Marketing Tool

Expert Advice on Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Improving Productivity In The Workplace

Should You Work With an Equipment Leasing Professional?

The Quick Guide to Choosing an Office Projector

Your Online Threat Isn’t Just From Hackers

EPOS For Your Business: Can You Afford Not To?

PPC Marketing: Doing the Math

Expert Advice on Information Security for Your Business

Expert Advice on Being Green and Profitable

Expert Advice on Effective Small Business Marketing

Believe it or Not: SEO Does Impact Branded Searches

Expert Advice on Being an Innovator in Your Field

4 Real-Life Business Loan Success Stories

Do America’s Temp Workers Deserve More?

Proactive Online Strategies for Small Business Owners

Expert Advice on Setting Goals for Your Small Business

Expert Advice on Perfecting Your Customer Relationship Management

5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Security Cameras

Document Management Software: Should You Turn to the Cloud?

Evaluating Sales Training Programs for Your Company

Small Business Technology: Keeping Up with the Joneses

3 Ways Cloud-Based Server Monitoring Can Save Money

Could Your Credit Card Processing (or Lack of) Be Costing You Business?

Expert Advice on Maximizing Your Pay Per Click Performance

The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Small Business Website Design

How to Find the Right POS System for Your Restaurant

Going Green and Cutting Expenses with Virtual Technology

How to Grow an AdSense Empire

What Is the Simplest Way to Incorporate?

Expert Advice on Business Workflow

How to Make a (Good) Living Off Affiliate Marketing

4 Most Common Business Loan Mistakes

Top 5 Blog Commenting Research Tips

The Benefit of Varying Your Customer Care Tactics

Is Your Business Phone System HIPAA Compliant?

How Business Websites Can Benefit From Online Directories

How eBook Publishing Can Help You Establish Thought Leadership

5 Most Common Business Plan Pitfalls

Are Your Employees Time Thieves?

The 5 Biggest Pitfalls of HR Outsourcing (and How to Avoid Them)

PPC Marketing: How Do You Know If You’re Spending Too Much?

What Style of Office Furniture Is Best for Your Small Business?

The 6 Most Creative Small Business Promotional Items

Document Management Software: Do You Really Need It?

The 3 Coolest Features of Medical Billing Software

How to Use Bookmarklets to Ease Social Media Efforts

Is Your Business a Target for Password Hackers?

The Key Social Media Platforms for Business Start-Ups

The Pros and Cons of Off-the-Shelf Small Business Website Design Services

Office Copiers, Printers and Fax Machines: Should You Go All-in-One?

Direct Mail Marketing: Is It Worth the Cost?

10 Golden Rules of Small Business Website Design

How Much Should You Spend on Small Business Security Systems?

Small Business Start-Up Success Story: HealthGuru

Human Resources: Can – or Should – You Outsource?

Telemarketing Without the “Ewwww” Factor

5 Must-Haves for Business Equipment Leasing

Small Business Success Story: Christine Perkett of PerkettPR, Inc.

4 Types of Business Loans (and Which One Is Right for You)

Internet Service Providers: Are They All the Same?

7 Best Free Business Plan Templates

Why Starting a Business When You’re Older is Hard

8 Secrets to Successful Online Marketing

8 Branches of Business Management