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When Should You Buy New Office Furniture?
By Chad Brooks | June 01, 2020

Should you buy new furniture for your office or repurpose your old furniture? Here are the benefits of either approach and some places to buy.

FInancial Planning for Entrepreneurs: How to Manage Your Business’s Cash Flow
By Casey Clark | May 07, 2020

Cash flow is vital to the survival of any business and is what keeps your financial engine running.

How to Successfully Manage Remote Work Amid COVID-19
By Derek Gallimore | May 03, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to businesses around the world and forced them to change their operation and work strategies.

5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By Chad Brooks | April 30, 2020

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

3 Legal Challenges for E-Commerce Businesses
By Derek Walter | April 29, 2020

If you run an e-commerce business, chances are you will encounter these three legal challenges. Here's how to overcome each one successfully and grow your

Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By Chad Brooks | April 27, 2020

So you've just registered your trademark and taken the first step in protecting your brand. Now what?

Business Decision-Making: Gut Instinct or Hard Data?
By Chad Brooks | April 27, 2020

In the world of business, decisions matter. Should you trust your gut or rely on the hard data?

Government-to-Consumer Markets
By Chad Brooks | April 21, 2020

Government to consumer markets provide numerous opportunities for consumers, both private and commercial, to take advantage of the many government offering

How to Determine How Much Office Space You Need
By Chad Brooks | April 15, 2020

Before you sign a lease, calculate how big an office you need using these estimates.

Why Every Company Needs Business Process Management
By Chad Brooks | April 14, 2020

Bigger, faster, stronger. Find out why your company needs business process management and fine tune every process to achieve maximum performance.

Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
By Chad Brooks | April 14, 2020

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

How America’s Main Streets Are Doing and Why You Should Care
By Bill Brunelle | April 09, 2020

Main Street organizations and supporters will play an important role in helping local economies recover from the current crisis.

The Dropbox Effect: How to Utilize the Lean Startup Methodology
By Chad Brooks | April 09, 2020

Planning a lean startup begins with the Build-Measure-Learn loop, which successful startup Dropbox used to grow and prosper.

Should Your Restaurant Accept Mobile Payments?
By Chad Brooks | April 07, 2020

It's an emerging technology that has potential to become the norm.

Creating Shelter in the Storm: Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19
By Rob Shelton | April 07, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has made it necessary for many companies to shift their business models quickly. Here's what some have done and how you can pivot.

Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | March 31, 2020

A good business goal can help lead your company to success, but how do you set the right ones? Here are tips to help you set good professional goals.

8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By Chad Brooks | March 24, 2020

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

How to Rebrand Your E-Commerce Business
By Joshua Stowers | March 24, 2020

Learn why and how BigFish Spirits rebranded to Spirit Hub, and what made its rebranding a success.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By Chad Brooks | March 19, 2020

Virtual offices are gaining momentum. However, just like every product out there, virtual offices have their pros and cons.

Expert Q&A: Financial Advice for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
By Adam Uzialko | March 18, 2020 community members answer the most pressing questions that small business owners have about their finances during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Biggest Trends in Employee Training
By Ulrich Boser | March 05, 2020

As a leader, you never want your team to stop learning. These are the innovative training approaches making a splash with businesses.

How to Apply for a Copyright Online
By Julianna Lopez | February 28, 2020

Looking for a copyright to protect your intellectual property? Applying for a copyright online is easy.

International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Matt D’Angelo | February 25, 2020

Business has gone increasingly global throughout the past several decades. Understanding international business etiquette is key to your worldwide success.

9 Best Side Hustle Ideas for 2020
By Chris Porteous | February 02, 2020

These nine side hustle ideas can help you make some extra cash in 2020. Who knows? One could even become your full-time business.

Transitioning From Corporate America to Franchise Business Ownership
By Jim Judy | January 28, 2020

A stable corporate job may be more comfortable in some ways, but is the franchising world for you? Here are some steps to help you decide and get started.

Environmental Scanning: How CEOs Can Stay Ahead of the Curve and Beat the Competition
By Ken Gosnell | January 24, 2020

Environmental scanning helps leaders gauge the existing business landscape and plan to stay ahead of the competition.

How To Write A Business Plan
By Deborah Sweeney | January 14, 2020

Here are the key elements a successful business plan needs to include.

How to Design a Workspace That Improves Productivity
By Katharine Paljug | January 07, 2020

The design of your workspace has a strong influence on your productivity and efficiency. Here's how to set yourself up for success.

Top Countries for Business Process Outsourcing (and How to Start)
By Derek Gallimore | December 16, 2019

How to get started with an outsourcing partner from one of these countries.

Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product
By Jared Haw | December 15, 2019

If you sell products anyone can get, you'll never become a leader in your market. Here's how to develop unique products instead.