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Management Theory of Henry Gantt
By Chad Brooks | February 21, 2023
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The Management Theory of Peter Drucker: Key Terms
By Chad Brooks | February 21, 2023
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Management Theory of Henri Fayol
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Learn how small businesses can use Henri Fayol's management theory to improve management and increase efficiency.

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8 Branches of Business Management
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Business management helps a company function and achieve goals. Here's what you need to know about each of its eight main sectors.

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Benefits of Using an Order Fulfillment Service
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Learn how outsourcing your e-commerce business's order fulfillment needs can streamline operations, save time and conserve resources.

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The Dropbox Effect: How to Utilize the Lean Startup Methodology
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

The lean startup technique is a three-step approach designed to help companies improve their decision-making in order to reach a broader market.

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What Is ERP Software, and How Can It Increase Efficiency?
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

Find out how ERP software can help you efficiently manage the most important operations of your business.

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Get It Together: 7 Quick Ways to Make Your Business More Organized
By Leah Zitter | February 21, 2023

Use these simple tricks to make your business more efficient with the minimum resources.

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The Death of the Workday: Is 9-to-5 Working Obsolete?
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

While a 9-to-5 workday used to be standard, today's freelancing and remote work trends are causing a shift. Learn the pros and cons of working 9 to 5.

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Renewable Resources: The Impact of Green Energy on the Economy
By Jennifer Dublino | February 21, 2023

Green energy is good for the planet, but it also affects businesses and the economy. Learn why some countries are shifting toward renewable resources.

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Welcome to the Big Leagues: At What Point Are You No Longer a Startup?
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

How do you know your business has passed the startup stage? Find out the key signs here.

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Shake It Up: Industries That Are Ready for Disruption 
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Learn how to identify industries that are ready for disruption and which markets are being shaken up.

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Never Giving Up: 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Failed at Least Once 
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Learn how some of the most successful entrepreneurs bounced back from rejection – and how you can too.

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All Talk, No Action? A 6-Step Guide to Make Change Happen Within Your Organization
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Making changes in a company isn't easy, especially for non-managers, but anyone can make a difference. Take these steps to encourage meaningful change.

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Better Than Coffee: 10 Podcasts That Will Inspire Your Mornings
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

Here are the best podcasts that business owners should listen to for daily inspiration and entrepreneurial advice.

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Industries That Take Full Advantage of the Subscription Business Model
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 21, 2023

See how specific industries have taken advantage of the subscription model. Learn subscription model benefits and tips for using it in your business.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By Chad Brooks | February 21, 2023

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

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4 Ways Small Businesses Empower Their Communities
By Mark Fairlie | February 21, 2023

Learn how small businesses strengthen communities, and get ideas for meaningful community partnerships.

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Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Battle rhythm is an operational knowledge management process. It is equal parts strategic routine and information processing.

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Should You Go Global?
By Mark Fairlie | February 21, 2023

Going global means expanding your business overseas. Learn the pros and cons of going global and what steps to take to expand your company internationally.

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How Color Can Impact Your Restaurant
By Matt D’Angelo | February 21, 2023

Learn how color affects your restaurant's atmosphere and sales.

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Choosing the Best Pricing Model for Your Business: License vs. Subscription
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

Licenses and subscriptions are popular pricing models. Learn how licenses and subscriptions work and how to choose a pricing strategy for your business.

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10 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment
By Megan Totka | February 21, 2023

Here is how you can increase online purchases with techniques that help customers finish their checkout process.

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How to Keep Your Business Out of Bankruptcy
By Matthew Debbage | February 21, 2023

Proper budgeting and cash flow management can help protect your business from bankruptcy. Learn the steps you can take to avoid it.

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How to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month
By Mona Bushnell | February 21, 2023

October is National Women's Small Business Month, which means it's time to celebrate women-owned businesses everywhere.