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Chad Brooks

Managing Editor
Chicago, IL
I have been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. I cover a range of topics, including time and attendance, payroll and business phone systems.
Introduction
About Me

Chad Brooks is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of media of experience. He has been with Business News Daily and business.com for the past decade, having written and edited content focused specifically on small businesses and entrepreneurship. Chad spearheads coverage of small business communication services, including business phone systems, video conferencing services and conference call solutions. His work has appeared on The Huffington Post, CNBC.com, FoxBusiness.com, Live Science, IT Tech News Daily, Tech News Daily, Security News Daily and Laptop Mag. Chad’s first book, How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business, was published in 2014.

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Experience
Editor at business.com
June 2017 - Present
Senior Staff Writer at Purch
April 2014 - June 2017
Account Executive at Fishman Public Relations
October 2008 - October 2010
Reporter at Daily Herald
September 1999 - October 2008
Education
Indiana Unversity
Bachelors of Arts
Journalism
Chad's Activity
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5 High-Quality and Low-Cost LMS Applications for Employee Skill Development
The right learning management system (LMS) can strengthen employees and your company. Here are some LMS applications to consider.
Updated February 21, 2023
Why Professional Growth Is Critical to a Successful Career: Talking Shop - thumbnail
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Why Professional Growth Is Critical to a Successful Career: Talking Shop
Performance expert Bill Eckstrom believes that when you aren't growing, you're stuck in a cycle that eventually leads to stagnation.
Updated February 21, 2023
Trust the Process: 10 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff - thumbnail
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Trust the Process: 10 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
See advice for encouraging your team members, and find out the benefits of empowering your employees.
Updated September 22, 2023
Contingency Management Theory Explained - thumbnail
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Contingency Management Theory Explained
Fred Fiedler's contingency theory says that there are many internal and external factors that can influence the optimum organizational structure.
Updated November 01, 2023
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How Do You Sustain and Grow Your Customer Relationships?
The most important thing in sales and marketing is to attract and retain your most profitable business customers. Get tips and strategies.
Updated February 14, 2024
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CRM Adoption, Market Size, and Usage
Updated April 04, 2024
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Cisco Phone System Review and Pricing Review
Cisco's phone systems are best for enterprises because they are available as on-premises or cloud-hosted solutions and can support thousands of employees. All of Cisco's systems can be configured with calling, mobility and collaboration features.
Updated April 10, 2024
Beacons Are Beckoning: How Mobile Technology Is Changing Retail - thumbnail
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Beacons Are Beckoning: How Mobile Technology Is Changing Retail
Retailers of all sizes are adjusting to technology trends. See how mobile tech is changing the in-store experience and how to use it in your business.
Updated April 10, 2024
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Breaking into the Film and Television Industries
So you want to be an actor. Or maybe a producer. What about an editor? Here's what you need to know about getting into the entertainment industry.
Updated February 21, 2023
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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
Strategic partnerships have mutual benefits and can lead to long-term profits. Here are the advantages of partnering with another company and examples.
Updated February 21, 2023
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7 Strategies to Make Your Google Ads Campaign a Success
Google Ads can help you improve traffic and find more qualified prospects and customers. Learn seven strategies to make your Google Ads campaign a success.
Updated March 03, 2023
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5 Best HR and Talent Acquisition Certifications
There is a broad range of responsibilities that fall to HR professionals. Learn about the certifications that can help you rise up in the ranks.
Updated July 31, 2023
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Top Challenges of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation
EHRs are a vital way to automate and streamline the healthcare process, but implementation can be challenging. Learn how to smooth the transition.
Updated February 21, 2023
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5 Ways an Ergonomically Designed Workstation Can Improve Your Productivity
Learn how workplace ergonomics can increase productivity and employee happiness.
Updated July 19, 2023