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Protecting Your Bottom Line From Data Breaches
By Mark Fairlie | November 06, 2023

If customers can't trust you with their data, it will hurt your bottom line. Find out what you need to do to secure your business’s data.

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The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By Jennifer Post | November 06, 2023

Virtual offices haven’t lost their popularity but do they have more cons than pros at this point? Here is what you need to consider.

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Preparing Your Business Should the Worst Happen
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

Various types of disasters can be catastrophic for a business. Learn how to protect your business and handle a disaster if it strikes.

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Operating Without Insurance? 9 Types of Business Insurance You Need to Know About Right Now
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 06, 2023

Your business will always face risks. Find out which risks insurance can mitigate and the primary insurance types your business needs.

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Movin’ on Up: Why Relocating Offices Doesn’t Have to Suck
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

Use an office relocation as an opportunity to streamline and improve operations. Learn how to make your office move a success.

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The 5 Most Important KPIs for Warehouses
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | November 06, 2023

Measuring the right metrics can help your business make informed decisions and maximize efficiency within its warehouse operations.

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What Is a Workers’ Comp Ghost Insurance Policy?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 03, 2023

Learn what a workers' comp ghost insurance policy is and how it can help your small business, if you meet the requirements.

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Management Theory of Robert Waterman
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2023

Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman's theory observations developed foundational points for successful organizations.

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Management Theory of Michael Porter
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | November 03, 2023

Michael Porter’s theory can help you build a more competitive management strategy for your business. Here is what you need to know.

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Management Theory of Frederick Herzberg
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | November 03, 2023

Learn how businesses can use Herzberg's motivation theory, also known as the two-factor theory, to better manage their employees.

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Looking for Business Insurance? 10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Broker
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 03, 2023

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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A Crash Course in the Business Legal Terms You Need to Know
By Mark Fairlie | November 03, 2023

From comparable worth to torts, here's the legal lingo all business owners should know.

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5 Legal Challenges for E-Commerce Businesses
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2023

These five legal challenges can make or break an e-commerce company. Learn how to avoid law and regulation problems that might hurt your small business.

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Outgrowing Your Office Space? Should You Lease or Buy?
By Karina Fabian | November 03, 2023

Here is a list of things to consider before deciding whether to purchase or lease your new office space, including pros and cons of both options.

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Leading With Transparency Promotes Customer Loyalty
By Austin Mac Nab | November 03, 2023

Consumers value honesty, fairness, quality and service. Build buying confidence by showing your customers how trustworthy your brand is.

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Is Wholesale Over? The Death of the Middleman
By Jennifer Dublino | November 03, 2023

The internet has reduced the need for wholesalers that act as middlemen in the sales process. Learn the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer transactions.

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Inspiration Revealed: 36 Top CEOs Share Their Secrets to Success
By Lauren Kubiak | November 03, 2023

Here are tips from CEOs and business leaders on topics ranging from balancing life and work to building your business team to addressing the competition.

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Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By Julie Thompson | November 03, 2023

Registering your trademark is the first step in protecting your brand. Learn what to do next to ensure you're handling the trademark process properly.

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How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
By Simone Johnson | November 03, 2023

What makes a good entrepreneur? Characteristics such as flexibility, control and motivation all help. Here is how to stay inspired when starting your business.

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How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | November 03, 2023

It is possible to go into business with limited startup capital. Here is how to become a successful entrepreneur, even without huge assets.

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Visualizing Success: How to Set Up Effective Quarterly Goals
By Julie Thompson | November 03, 2023

Breaking goals into small, actionable initiatives allows your employees and clients to become more productive over shorter time frames.

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7 Surefire Strategies to Help You Stand Out From the Competition
By Stella Morrison | November 03, 2023

Differentiating your brand from the competition gives you a competitive advantage. Learn ways to differentiate your product from the competition.

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The Insurance Claims Process and How to File
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 02, 2023

If your business suffers a loss that’s covered by insurance, you’ll need to file an insurance claim. Here's how a claim works and how to file one.

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Workers’ Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Max Freedman | November 02, 2023

Too much coverage wastes money, but too little can expose your company to claims and court awards. Here is how to calculate exactly what you need.

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How to Apply for a Copyright Online
By Julianna Lopez | November 02, 2023

Obtaining a copyright is a straightforward process online. Learn how to apply for a copyright online and the benefits of protecting intellectual property.

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Striking a Chord: The Hidden Business Lessons in These Hit Songs
By Mike Berner | November 02, 2023

Entrepreneurs and business owners can learn some valuable lessons from the lyrics of hit songs by Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra and more.

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What’s a Healthy Level of Business Debt?
By Matt D’Angelo | November 02, 2023

Healthy business debt is often necessary for growth. Learn how to distinguish good and bad business debt and determine a healthy debt amount to carry.

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Best Business Newsletters of 2023
By Mike Berner | November 02, 2023

Here is our list of recommended publications that every small business owner and entrepreneur should read.

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Do Awards Really Do Anything for Your Company?
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2023

Winning awards has numerous business benefits, including increased income and employee morale. Learn how to win awards for your business.

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How To Create and Write Your Business’s First E-Book
By Chris Christoff | November 01, 2023

Here are the benefits of creating an e-book for your business, and how you can create one, step by step.