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Workers’ Compensation for Independent Contractors
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 06, 2022

This guide explains workers' compensation for 1099 independent contractors, who face unique circumstances compared to W-9 workers.

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Things to Consider Before Presenting Your Idea to Investors
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Here is how to prepare before pitching an invention idea to an investor.

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Crystal Knows All: You’re Being Profiled
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Crystal combs your online social media and compiles a personality profile that it sells to businesses trying to reach you.

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for Small Businesses
By Carlyann Edwards | September 02, 2022

The United Nations has established goals to protect the planet and ensure prosperity, but chances are your company may not be following them.

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AIG Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Read our unbiased review of AIG. See how AIG compares to the best Business Liability Insurance.

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Chubb Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Read our unbiased review of Chubb. See how Chubb compares to the best Business Liability Insurance.

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Cox Business Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Cox Communications is an internet service provider that serves businesses of all sizes in 17 states across the U.S. It has internet services for small, mid-sized and enterprise-sized organizations.

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Spectrum Business Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Spectrum provides high-speed internet service for small businesses and enterprise organizations. The company offers both cable and fiber optic connections.

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BenefitMall Review
By Matt D’Angelo | September 02, 2022

BenefitMall's PayFocus is an online payroll service for businesses of all sizes. The service processes payroll and takes care of all your payroll tax obligations.

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Boomr Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Boomr is a mobile-based time and attendance system that is a helpful tool for employee time tracking. It's an especially useful platform for companies with remote workers or multiple office locations.

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Xerox DocuShare Flex Review
By Adam Uzialko | September 02, 2022

Xerox DocuShare offers a user-friendly document management experience that bring drag-and-drop functionality to the organization and storage of your business's files.

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GetResponse Review
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 02, 2022

GetResponse email marketing software offers excellent integration and email-sending tools. It offers everything a business needs from an email marketing service at a price that fits nearly any...

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Heroku Review
By Matt D’Angelo | September 02, 2022

Heroku is an established platform as a service with a process model designed to fit a wide range of distributed applications. It focuses on core processing and data management and offers additional...

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iContact Review
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 02, 2022

iContact is one of the best email marketing software applications on the market, with autoresponders and social media features.

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Nuance PaperPort Pro Review
By Adam Uzialko | September 02, 2022

PaperPort Pro is a document management system that works directly with Windows Explorer, making it simple to organize your documents without transferring them in and out of the system.

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PinPoint Review
By Adam Uzialko | September 02, 2022

PinPoint is an easy-to-use document management system that makes digitizing and organizing your files an easy process.

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Stratustime Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Stratustime combines a wide range of time-tracking options and features, including paid time off management and scheduling, with an easy-to-use interface and excellent customer support.

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Sunshine Communication Services Review
By Adam Uzialko | September 02, 2022

Sunshine Communication Services, Inc. answers calls professionally and promptly so its clients never miss a customer, or a potential customer.

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SurePayroll Review
By Matt D’Angelo | September 02, 2022

SurePayroll handles all payroll processing and payroll tax obligations. The system features an easy-to-use interface that's accessible online from anywhere.

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Widen Collective Review
By Adam Uzialko | September 02, 2022

Widen Collective checks the major boxes for document management systems and packages its features in a sleek user interface.

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Zoom Review
By Chad Brooks | September 02, 2022

Zoom is a comprehensive, inexpensive cloud-based video conference platform that is intuitive and effective. It delivers high-quality HD video and audio to up to 1,000 participants, and has a variety...

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Meet the Angels: Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors
By John Rampton | September 01, 2022

Silicon Valley’s top 14, well-known Investors.

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Learn By Example: 7 Great Mobile-Friendly E-commerce Websites
By Genia Stevens | September 01, 2022

When Google introduced changes to its mobile search algorithm, a TechCrunch survey found that 44 percent of Fortune 500 websites failed.

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Commercial Car Insurance Laws by State
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 01, 2022

What are your state's requirements for commercial auto insurance coverage? Learn what you and your business need to do to avoid penalties.

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What Is a Workers’ Comp Exemption?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 01, 2022

This guide explains how workers' compensation exemptions work and to which employees these exemptions may apply.

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What Is Business Interruption Insurance?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | September 01, 2022

Business interruption insurance is a policy, clause or endorsement that can help you if an unforeseen event shuts down operations. Learn how it works.

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How to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month
By Mona Bushnell | September 01, 2022

Here are some ways to celebrate women in business, including through organizations, nonprofits and advocacy groups that help connect women entrepreneurs.

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4 Reasons Why Texas Is a Hot State for Starting a Business
By Deborah Sweeney | September 01, 2022

The heat and the sun aren't the only reasons Texas is a hot state. Check out why Texas is a fantastic state to start a business.

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Why Every Company Needs Business Process Management
By Chad Brooks | September 01, 2022

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

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How Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing Manufacturing
By Chad Brooks | September 01, 2022

Manufacturing has begun a new reality as next-generation VR and AR become available.