business.com receives compensation from some of the companies listed on this page. Advertising Disclosure

Home

Business Basics

A complete resource for starting, managing, and growing your business. Discover everything you need to know at business.com.

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources

Article
Cybersecurity and Risk Management
By Shannon Flynn | September 23, 2021

Cybersecurity risk management helps companies see which steps are the most important for their companies, leading to more effective security strategies.

Article
What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
By Sean Peek | September 22, 2021

Pass savings along to customers and clients with wholesale pharmaceuticals.

Article
What Is Ransomware?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 22, 2021

Hackers use malware to encrypt a business's data or lock them out of the company network. Known as ransomware, this practice has become a big problem for businesses across the globe.

Sponsored Advertisement
KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment Report
KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment Report
When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. We ask them various questions about business and the world around them to uncover industry views, including how they feel about the state of the economy, security, future growth plans and more..
Article
Can You Make a Profit and Be Socially Responsible?
By Stella Morrison | September 22, 2021

Can you be socially responsible and make money while doing so? The short answer is yes, and we’ll show you how to amplify both.

Article
How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

Article
What Is Malpractice Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 17, 2021

Malpractice insurance is a critical policy that all those working in the medical industry should have.

Article
Specialty Insurance Basics
By Max Freedman | September 17, 2021

Find the specialty insurance for your business needs.

Article
Contractor's Guide to Insurance: What You Need and What It Costs
By Max Freedman | September 17, 2021

These are the different types of insurance you need or may want as a contractor.

Article
13 Smart Ways to Better Market Your Retail Store
By Sean Peek | September 16, 2021

With the right marketing, brick-and-mortar stores can still compete.

Article
A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

Article
8 Ways In-Store Tablets Improve the Customer Experience
By Skye Schooley | September 08, 2021

Tablets can maximize your space, improve product displays, gather customer data and more.

Article
Do Results-Only Workplaces Really Work?
By Sean Peek | August 31, 2021

Results-only work environments can produce great results. However, it might not be optimal for every organization. Is it right for yours?

Article
How Smart Dining Is Changing the Restaurant Industry
By Sean Peek | August 30, 2021

It's not just about automation – smart dining means a better experience for customers.

Article
Which Business Phone System Is Best for Your Business?
By Jeff Hale | August 30, 2021

Your business phone system determines how convenient it is to communicate with clients and colleagues. Find out how to choose the best for your business.

Article
13 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
By Jennifer Post | August 30, 2021

Communication, employee training and organization are a few of the things that can improve the office workflow.

Article
5 Steps to Remove a Shareholder
By Stella Morrison | August 30, 2021

Cutting ties with a shareholder isn't simple, but it can be achieved through these five steps.

Article
POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

Even if you prefer cash and checks, a POS system is a useful payments tool.

Article
A Guide to Small Business Overtime Laws
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 24, 2021

Find out who qualifies, how much you must pay them, and what it will cost you if you don't.

Article
POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 23, 2021

Increase sales and minimize waste at your store with the data already in your POS system.

Article
1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

What are the differences between a 1099-MISC and a 1099-NEC? These two tax forms have both undergone recent changes. Find out when and how to file.

Article
Using Form 941 to Pay Quarterly Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 18, 2021

This guide explains Form 941, which employers need to fill out for tax withholdings from employee paychecks during payroll.

Category
The Best GPS Fleet Tracking Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 13, 2021

Here are the best GPS fleet tracking services to help you stay on top of your company drivers and their cargo.

Article
How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 13, 2021

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. So how can your business accept them?

Article
10 Things to Do Before Selling Your Business
By Stella Morrison | August 12, 2021

It's important to follow certain steps to ensure the successful sale of your business.

Article
How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | August 10, 2021

If you're self-employed, a Roth IRA is one of the retirement savings tools you need in your arsenal.

Article
What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By Stella Morrison | August 06, 2021

Should your store offer its own labeled products to compete with big brands?

Article
Expanding Distribution Channels
By Sean Peek | August 06, 2021

Increase sales and brand awareness while reducing risk.

Article
Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | August 06, 2021

What's the difference between a payment gateway and a payment processor?

Article
How to Stop Procrastinating
By Sean Peek | August 05, 2021

Chronic procrastination can have a huge impact on a business. Learn how to identify it in yourself and develop strategies to cope with it.

Article
What Is a Distribution Mix?
By Max Freedman | July 30, 2021

Your company's distribution mix is an important part of the marketing mix, ensuring that the right product gets to the right place at the right time.