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.

Presented by in Partnership with
Intuit QuickBooks

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources

Article
Pros and Cons of Monitoring Your Employees
By Simone Johnson | August 23, 2022

Employee monitoring is a tool used by many businesses, but is it right for you and your team? Check out these pros and cons to decide.

Article
How to Attract Customers to Your Restaurant
By Mark Masterson | August 23, 2022

Here are several online and offline marketing techniques that you can use to reach more potential customers for your restaurant business.

Article
Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor?
By Katharine Paljug | August 23, 2022

Once you determine you are ready for an angel investor, you're probably wondering where you find the right investor. Here's how.

Article
Get It Together: 7 Quick Ways to Make Your Business More Organized
By Leah Zitter | August 23, 2022

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

Article
Effective Product Creation: Tips From Seasoned Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Dublino | August 23, 2022

Many factors can cause a product to flop. Use these expert strategies to avoid disaster and meaningfully increase your product's chance of success.

Article
8 Tips to Manage Your Time as a Small Business Owner
By Jennifer Dublino | August 22, 2022

Small business owners are constantly pulled in different directions. Follow these time-management tips to maximize your effectiveness.

Article
The Game-Changing Business Lessons You Can Take From Emmy Nominees “Ted Lasso,” “Ozark” and More
By Skye Schooley | August 18, 2022

Business leaders can find surprising lessons in their favorite Emmy-nominated TV shows.

Review
Intermedia Unite Review
By Chad Brooks | August 16, 2022

Intermedia is a provider of 30 different cloud-based services, including business phone systems. The company's cloud PBX system offers a host of calling features. Intermedia's cloud PBX system has a...

Article
Classical and Scientific Management Theory
By Chad Brooks | August 16, 2022

Enlist classical management theories to boost efficiency and worker productivity.

Article
Management Theory of Joseph Juran
By Chad Brooks | August 16, 2022
Article
What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
By Sean Peek | August 15, 2022

Wholesale drug distributors purchase medications directly from manufacturers and, in turn, sell the medications to pharmacies.

Article
5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan
By Chad Brooks | August 12, 2022

SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. Learn how to apply SMART goal principles to your business to boost success.

Article
Don’t Set Foot on a Plane for Business Without Knowing This
By Skye Schooley | August 12, 2022

Business travel is back, but it's not the same as before. Here are six things you need to know before you hop on your next business flight.

Article
What Is ERP Software, and How Can It Increase Efficiency?
By Jamie Johnson | August 11, 2022

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

Article
Do Results-Only Workplaces Really Work?
By Sean Peek | August 11, 2022

Here’s everything you need to know about results-only work environments, and whether it’s right for your business.

Article
10 Steps to Creating a Strong Company Culture
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2022

Workers thrive in cultures that encourage support, personal growth and open communication. Here are some tips to achieve that culture.

Article
What Is a Business Owner’s Policy?
By Max Freedman | August 10, 2022

A business owner's policy is a packaged insurance policy that includes general liability coverage and property insurance coverage. Learn more here.

Article
Risky Business: Protecting Yourself Against Product Liability Claims
By Kimberlee Leonard | August 09, 2022

Find out why product liability claims matter in business and how to protect your company with insurance and other mitigation measures.

Article
Can You Keep a Secret? The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements
By Kimberlee Leonard | August 09, 2022

Keep your secrets as secret as possible by requiring employees and other essential parties to sign non-disclosure agreements. Here's how they work.

Review
WebGUI Review
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

WebGUI is a powerful CMS system with a huge range of eCommerce and backend user tools. Learn more.

Review
Typepad Review
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

TypePad is a content-driven blog platform with premium management tools. The service gives tips and instruction on important aspects of running a blog.

Review
Drupal Review
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

Drupal is a powerful open source content management system. It requires programming skill but offers great flexibility. Learn more.

Review
Bluehost Review
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

Through a virtual private server setup, Bluehost offers a good solution for bloggers just starting out. Read our review to learn more.

Review
Thimble Review
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

Thimble makes general liability insurance affordable with monthly and on-demand plans that you can start, pause and cancel at any time. Thimble doesn't require a deposit, nor are there any hidden...

Review
Kashoo Accounting Software Review
By Lori Fairbanks | August 05, 2022

Kashoo is small business accounting software you can use to create invoices, track bills and expenses, manage vendors, and run reports.

Review
FreeAgent Accounting Software Review
By Lori Fairbanks | August 05, 2022

FreeAgent is small business accounting software designed for freelancers and small business owners, and it's especially suited for service- and project-based businesses. It's cloud-based, so you can...

Review
Xfinity Review
By Chad Brooks | August 03, 2022

Xfinity from Comcast is a residential ISP that provides high-speed internet to home-based businesses. Its service plans' internet speeds range from 25 to 2,000 Mbps.

Article
Transitioning From Corporate America to Franchise Business Ownership
By Jim Judy | August 02, 2022

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.

Article
What Is Professional Negligence?
By Kimberlee Leonard | August 02, 2022

Professional negligence is when an industry professional doesn't properly fulfill their duties, leading to damage or harm. Learn how to avoid lawsuits.

Article
Benefits of Using an Order Fulfillment Service
By Sean Peek | August 02, 2022

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