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Chad Brooks

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.

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.

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
Degree:
Bachelors of Arts
Field of Study:
Journalism
Chad's Activity
5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan - thumbnail
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5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan
SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. Learn how to apply SMART goal principles to your business to boost success.
Updated January 23, 2023
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10 Successful Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Run by Women
When we think of female CEOs we think of Marissa Meyer CEO of Yahoo, but there are many women founders that you may not know about.
Updated January 23, 2023
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Trust the Process: 13 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
The key to a happy and productive employees is making sure that they feel important in their roles. Here are 13 tips to empower your staff.
Updated January 23, 2023
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Your Reputation Is Your Reality: How to Strengthen Your Company’s Public Image
Take control of your company's reputation with these seven easy things you can do to keep it strong and positive.
Updated January 23, 2023
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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 January 23, 2023
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Inspiration Revealed: 36 Top CEOs Share Their Secrets to Success
If you're looking to stay sharp, learn from the top CEO's to improve in all aspects of your business.
Updated January 23, 2023
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90 Days to Prove Yourself: The Power of a Probationary Period
How long should employees have to prove themselves? Some say it can take as long as 18 months. Here's why probationary periods can work.
Updated January 23, 2023
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The State of the B2B Sharing Economy
More and more businesses are sharing resources to cut down on costs. We looked into how this B2B sharing economy impacts businesses.
Updated January 23, 2023
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How to Build a Successful SEO Strategy When You’re a Small Business
The SEO tactics a small business uses differ greatly than tactics large businesses use, but how do you know what will drive results? Here are 7 tactics.
Updated January 23, 2023
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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 January 23, 2023
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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 October 24, 2022
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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 December 07, 2022
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How Projection Mapping Is Changing the Ad World
Projection mapping is the new, high-tech tool for advertisers. Learn more about it.
Updated January 23, 2023
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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 January 23, 2023
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Things to Consider Before Presenting Your Idea to Investors
Here is how to prepare before pitching an invention idea to an investor.
Updated January 23, 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 January 23, 2023
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What Is Dynamic Pricing, and How Does It Affect E-commerce?
Find out how you can use dynamic pricing for your e-commerce business to keep prices competitive.
Updated January 23, 2023
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The Game of Pricing: How The Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
What does the number 9 have to do with pricing? A lot. Are you using it right?
Updated January 23, 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 January 23, 2023
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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 07, 2022