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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 the author of “How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business,” drawing from over a decade of experience to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs in launching, scaling, and sustaining profitable ventures. With a focused dedication to entrepreneurship, he shares his passion for equipping small business owners with effective communication tools, such as unified communications systems, video conferencing solutions and conference call services.

A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Brooks has become a respected figure in the business landscape. His insightful contributions have been featured in publications like Huffington Post, CNBC, Fox Business, and Laptop Mag. Continuously staying abreast of evolving trends, Brooks collaborates closely with B2B firms, offering strategic counsel to navigate the dynamic terrain of modern business technology in an increasingly digital era.

Business Description

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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
Cisco Phone System Review and Pricing - thumbnail
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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
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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
CRM Adoption, Market Size, and Usage - thumbnail
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CRM Adoption, Market Size, and Usage
Updated April 18, 2024
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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
Coworking: Increased Income, Improved Work Quality and Greater Collaboration are Biggest Benefits - thumbnail
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Coworking: Increased Income, Improved Work Quality and Greater Collaboration are Biggest Benefits
Find out why co-working spaces are increasingly popular and how such workplace arrangements can increase productivity.
Updated September 05, 2023
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4 Questions for a Successful HRIS Audit
Find out what a human resources information system is, the different types of HRIS and the questions to ask when evaluating a system.
Updated March 27, 2023