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Advice
Can anyone suggest a payment gateway for tech support?
By Rishi Sharma | 14 Answers | Last Activity on December 26, 2020

I am looking for someone who can provide me with a payment gateway for my tech support business which I am running from Delhi {India}.

Advice
How can I make it easier to record notes when reading books?
By The Wellness Center Hawaii | 9 Answers | Last Activity on December 24, 2020

I read a lot of books. I am looking for a software which will allow me to download the book's chapter names...this will allow me to record my notes to my smart phone and then upload to the software...

Advice
What is your go-to internet security/antivirus solution?
By Andrew Martins | 5 Answers | Last Activity on December 21, 2020

With so many small businesses relying more and more on the internet these days, I was wondering what internet security and antivirus solutions (e.g. Kaspersky, Norton, etc.) people were using. What...

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Advice
Wordpress or something else?
By Jessica Levco | 22 Answers | Last Activity on December 20, 2020

Hi there! WriterGirl & Associates (www.writergirl.com) is updating our website this year. Right now, we use WordPress and have a developer for it, but we're looking into other options. These are:...

Advice
Which document management software do you use and why?
By Adam Uzialko | 8 Answers | Last Activity on December 16, 2020

At business.com, we are updating our document management software review category and want to hear from you about which document management software you use and why. 1. Briefly explain your...

Advice
What are your recommendations for free online courses for small businesses?
By Faisal Rehman | 8 Answers | Last Activity on November 28, 2020

I'm hoping to make the most of my free time during the coronavirus pandemic by taking some short (free) online courses. What are your recommendations for online courses/activities that I can do from...

Article
YouTube Analytics Guide
By Max Freedman | November 27, 2020

YouTube Analytics can help you keep tabs on your channel and your target audience's engagement. Here's how to use it.

Advice
What employee monitoring software do you use?
By Lori Fairbanks | 17 Answers | Last Activity on November 27, 2020

As many employees are now working from home, I wondered what employee monitoring software businesses are using. What features do you recommend looking for in employee monitoring software? What...

Article
Customer Development for Small Business: An Essential Practice
By Jeff Solomon | November 25, 2020

Customer development is essential for launching new ventures that address market needs.

Advice
How do I go about starting an online travel activity marketplace?
By Michelle Johnsen | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 23, 2020

Which is the best platform to start travel tours and activity marketplace website?

Category
The Best Internet Marketing and PPC Management Services of 2021
By Sean Peek | November 20, 2020

Compare the best online marketing services side by side. Read in-depth reviews and learn how the best online marketing companies stack up.

Advice
What is the best inventory management software?
By Leigh Martin | 12 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2020

I am launching an online retail site selling consumer product goods and want to know what would be the best solution which is scalable, cloud-based and includes accounting, reporting and CRM. What...

Advice
Which is better: chatbot or live chat?
By Milita Khokhlova | 25 Answers | Last Activity on November 17, 2020

We have used live chat for several years now, but it has many flaws. We want to try chatbots. What do you think?

Advice
How is your business benefiting from going to "the cloud"?
By Tara Ciriello | 8 Answers | Last Activity on November 06, 2020

How is your business benefiting from going to 'the cloud'? And if you haven't, why do you feel you're better off with your premise-based IT solution? I am curious as to why some business are hesitant...

Article
How to Measure ROI for Digital Marketing Campaigns (and When You Shouldn't)
By Adam Uzialko | November 05, 2020

Digital marketing campaigns are an important part of business, though it can be challenging to measure ROI. In some cases, measuring ROI prematurely is counterproductive.

Article
What Is Customer Analytics?
By Nicole Fallon | November 03, 2020

Customer insights can drastically improve your business. Learn how to implement a customer analytics strategy.

Advice
What would you recommend for best time tracking tools, like Clockify?
By Aleksandar Olic | 13 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020

Is there any other free time tracking tool like Clockify, that's free regardless of team size or what features I use?

Article
Small Business Guide to Using Google Analytics
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 20, 2020

Google Analytics can be incredibly useful in boosting your business and informing your marketing strategy. Here's how to use it effectively.

Article
13 Ways to Track Trends on Social Media
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2020

Understanding social media trends enables you to respond accordingly, thus improving your social media marketing strategy. Here's how to monitor social media trends.

Advice
Which software do you recommend using to manage your team remotely?
By Daniel Elton | 16 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2020

I am operating a small business during the COVID-19 lock down period. How do you manage your remote team? Is there any specific apps/software you rely on/recommend?

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The Best Online Reputation Management Providers of 2020
By Skye Schooley | October 15, 2020

Which is the best online reputation management service for your business?

Advice
What are the most cost-effective training courses for IT/Network Engineering?
By Michael Toy | 14 Answers | Last Activity on October 09, 2020

I am looking to improve my personal knowledge base in IT/Network Engineering. I am looking for advice on some good "bang-for-the-buck" courses. The IT field is so wide that it can be tough to decide...

Article
How to Find Anyone's Business Email Address
By Henry Foster | October 08, 2020

When you need to do cold outreach, you can usually find the contact info you need online.

Advice
Any recommendations on simple conference calling providers?
By Roberta Day | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 06, 2020

We are looking for a platform that offers one phone number but then gives us multiple bridge numbers that anyone within the company can use to start a conference call. Don't need video, reporting,...

Article
Precision Marketing 101: Exploring the Concepts and Tools to Do It
By Lauren Sirt | October 06, 2020

By focusing your marketing efforts on a particular subset of consumers, you can usually yield higher returns.

Article
48 Free Websites to List Your Business
By Max Freedman | October 01, 2020

These 48 websites allow you to list your business for free. Here's why you should list your business in online directories and how to do it effectively.

Advice
How can I monitor my employees in the workplace?
By Lina Jackie | 17 Answers | Last Activity on September 30, 2020

Employees use cell phones and PCs for many reasons such as storing work files within mobile phones, tabs, pads, and computers. The kind of data employees store in devices could be valuable for the...

Article
The Small Business Owner's Guide to Data Analytics
By Ryan Ayers | September 22, 2020

Small businesses can benefit from big data technology to derive actionable insights to improve their organization.

Article
How to Conduct a Marketing Analysis
By Adam Uzialko | September 04, 2020

A marketing analysis helps you improve your strategy to engage more of your audience, generate more leads and drive sales. This guide explains how to conduct a marketing analysis for your business.

Advice
What is the best (preferably free) CRM software for direct sales?
By Rita Stafford | 5 Answers | Last Activity on August 29, 2020

I am new to direct sales and I'm looking for a CRM that caters to the needs of someone in direct sales - without all the extra "big business" tracking stuff that I really don't need.