Chad Brooks
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Chad Brooks

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.
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.

Business Description

At business.com, our mission is to help people grow their business, plain and simple. This is why millions of professionals in growing companies rely on business.com to acquire the knowledge they need to run and advance their businesses and careers. Additionally, our vibrant community of business owners, marketers, and sales experts help further that knowledge through first-hand advice and engaging discussion.

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
Indiana Unversity
Bachelors of Arts
Field of Study:
Chad's Product and Service Reviews
Our team conducts an independent analysis of products and services that can help manage your business.
Updated 09.02.22
The Best Video Conferencing Service Reviews of 2022
Looking for a video conferencing solution for your business? Read...
Updated 09.16.22
The Best Business VoIP Phone Systems for 2022
Our team of experts has compared the best VoIP services for 2022....
Updated 09.26.22
The Best Online Payroll Services of 2022
Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2022....
Updated 08.02.22
The Best Internet Service Providers of 2022
Need an internet service provider for your business? We've...
Chad's Activity
Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business - thumbnail
Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business
We spoke to Casey Stubbs, the founder of Winners Edge Trading, to learn about foreign exchange trading.
Updated September 01, 2022
4 Human Resources Decisions That Affect Your Company - thumbnail
4 Human Resources Decisions That Affect Your Company
Some HR decisions have a ripple effect that extends beyond a company's balance sheet. Here are four that have the biggest impact.
Updated June 29, 2022
Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software Review - thumbnail
Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software Review Review
Oracle NetSuite is a popular cloud-based ERP used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide. It offers a comprehensive suite of integrated business management solutions.
Updated August 09, 2022
Oracle Review - thumbnail
Oracle Review Review
Oracle offers excellent enterprise-level social media monitoring and engagement software. Learn about its social listening tools here.
Updated September 02, 2022
OnPay Payroll Software Review - thumbnail
OnPay Payroll Software Review Review
OnPay is our top choice for very small businesses. It handles all payroll and payroll tax needs, has an easy-to-use online platform, and is reasonably priced.
Updated September 02, 2022
GoDaddy Online Store Review - thumbnail
GoDaddy Online Store Review Review
GoDaddy eCommerce software lets you build a basic shopping cart website with an excellent customer checkout experience but limited payment options. Learn more.
Updated September 02, 2022
Digium Switchvox Review - thumbnail
Digium Switchvox Review Review
Switchvox by Digium is a versatile business phone system that gives every user access to all its features and lets you choose whether it's hosted in the cloud or on-premises.
Updated December 17, 2021
5 High-Quality and Low-Cost LMS Applications for Employee Skill Development
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are a great way to keep your workforce updated with the latest skills that your business needs to thrive.
Updated September 01, 2022
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Thimble Review Review
Thimble makes general liability insurance affordable with monthly and on-demand plans that you can start, pause and cancel at any time. Thimble doesn't require a deposit, nor are there any hidden fees.
Updated August 09, 2022
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SimpliSafe Review Review
SimpliSafe Security saves your business time and money. The system can be set up in under an hour. After that, it protects every inch of your property 24/7 with emergency dispatch and instant alerts for break-ins, power outages, leaks and dangerous temperature changes. You no longer have to worry about whether your business is safe.
Updated August 09, 2022
Phone.com Review - thumbnail
Phone.com Review Review
Phone.com is a competitively priced, cloud-based business VoIP system with more than 40 features. The system requires no hardware or maintenance, and its setup is almost instantaneous. Phone.com provides free adapters so you can use your own phones.
Updated December 17, 2021
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Why You Need to Worry About Employee Burnout
The effects of employee burnout costs aren't limited to your workers. They affect your entire organization and cost you thousands of dollars each year.
Updated September 01, 2022
Electronic Signatures and the Law: What You Need to Know - thumbnail
Electronic Signatures and the Law: What You Need to Know
What are the laws and best practices surrounding e-signature software? Are they legally the same as physically signed documents?
Updated June 29, 2022
How Projection Mapping Is Changing the Ad World - thumbnail
How Projection Mapping Is Changing the Ad World
Projection mapping is the new, high-tech tool for advertisers. Learn more about it.
Updated September 06, 2022
Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office - thumbnail
Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
Office pets might strike some controversy, but if there's a decent policy in place, you should be able to avoid issues.
Updated June 29, 2022
Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees - thumbnail
Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
Companies are increasingly hiring freelancers over full-time employees. What makes this growing segment of the workforce so appealing to companies?
Updated June 29, 2022
Cisco Review - thumbnail
Cisco Review 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 December 17, 2021
Management Theory of Stephen Covey
Updated June 29, 2022
Quality Data Only: How to Apply Data Minimization to Your Business - thumbnail
Quality Data Only: How to Apply Data Minimization to Your Business
When you have excess or unverified data, you leave your business open to security breaches, misinformed decision-making and other risks.
Updated June 29, 2022
Management Theory of Elton Mayo - thumbnail
Management Theory of Elton Mayo
The management theory of Elton Mayo can help you build more productive teams.
Updated June 29, 2022