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What a Bill of Materials Is and Why You Need One
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

A bill of materials (BOM) keeps quality, procurement and manufacturing teams on the same page. Here's how to create a BOM.

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How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Enthusiasm is key to running a business, but sometimes it's hard to find. Here's how you can keep your motivation up.

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The Game of Pricing: How The Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

What does the number 9 have to do with pricing? A lot. Are you using it right?

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How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | June 29, 2022

Starting a business online can be relatively simple and affordable. These are the typical startup expenses and rough cost estimates.

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Management Theory of Geert Hofstede
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022
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How to Choose a Commercial Smoker for Your Restaurant
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

This guide will help you find the right commercial smoker for your restaurant or catering company.

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Management Theory of Elton Mayo
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

The management theory of Elton Mayo can help you build more productive teams.

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

The business.com community was curious about how to properly set prices for their services. We found answers.

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Everything You Need to Know About 7702 Plans
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

A 7702 plan isn't really a retirement plan – it's a life insurance policy. Learn how a 7702 plan works and what its implications are for your business.

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Looking for Business Insurance? 10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Broker
By Kimberlee Leonard | June 29, 2022

Business insurance is critical – and complex. Learn how to vet a reputable broker who can help you decide which risks to insure against and for how much.

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10 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Business
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Attorneys can provide your business with valuable insight and guidance. Learn more about the benefits of hiring a company attorney.

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Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Are you ready to open a second location for your business? Here are some factors to consider.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Strategic partnerships have mutual benefits and can lead to long-term profits. Here are five benefits of partnering with another company.

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Management Theory of Frederick Herzberg
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022
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Can You Make a Profit and Be Socially Responsible?
By Stella Morrison | June 29, 2022

Today's consumer is socially conscious, and this awareness influences their purchasing decisions. Find out how to profit and be responsible.

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Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Businesses can learn much from the key aspects of military battle rhythm: organized, strategic routines and informed decision-making.

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Contingency Management Theory FAQ
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

The basic premise of Contingency Theory is that there is no one best way to lead an organization.

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8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

There are eight criteria you should consider when evaluating a partnering company to reap the benefits of outsourcing.

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Company Cars: To Buy or to Lease, That Is the Question
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are the pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.

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How To Expand Your Revenue Sources
By Kimberlee Leonard | June 29, 2022

The most successful businesses have several revenue sources. Learn how to increase yours.

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Management Theory of Henry Gantt
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022
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Electronic Signatures and the Law: What You Need to Know
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

What are the laws and best practices surrounding e-signature software? Are they legally the same as physically signed documents?

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Management Theory of Robert Waterman
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022
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Specialty Insurance Basics
By Max Freedman | April 01, 2022

Specialty insurance is necessary for items not covered by your ordinary homeowners or automobile insurance if you run a business in a certain industry.

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What Is a Surety Bond?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | March 30, 2022

Surety bonds act as a legally enforceable guarantee that help small business owners secure third-party contracts. Learn how they work.

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What Are Insurance Endorsements?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | March 30, 2022

Insurance endorsements are a way to broaden or narrow coverage on an existing insurance policy. Here's how insurance endorsements work.

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What Is Commercial Property Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | March 30, 2022

Commercial property insurance covers the building and items that you own or lease against such perils as fire, explosions, theft, and vandalism.

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Business Owners’ Guide to Workers’ Compensation
By David Gargaro | February 16, 2022

If your business has employees, nearly every state requires you to have workers' compensation insurance. Learn about what it covers and how much it costs.

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How Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Work?
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 16, 2022

A workers' comp settlement covers a number of costs incurred when an employee is injured. Learn about the workers' comp settlement process.

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How to Handle a Business Lawsuit
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 16, 2022

Business owners are vulnerable to lawsuits. Learn common lawsuit types, as well as how to handle a lawsuit, deal with insurance, and protect your company.