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Protecting the Future of Small Business Employees: How Open Enrollment Can Play a Role
By Jessica Moser | December 17, 2020

How can small business owners and their employees best persevere through these unprecedented times? One potential answer: open enrollment.

Article
How to Pass Your Business Down Generations
By Chris Porteous | December 16, 2020

Here's how a business owner can pass the company down to younger family members, along with the stipulations and potential pitfalls of these methods.

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Keep Control of Your Business During a Pandemic With a Solid Plan
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | December 15, 2020

Postponing the annual planning process until the pandemic ends could mean the end of your business. It's harder to plan during a pandemic, but it's more important than ever.

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Business.com's Best of the Best Awards for 2020
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 15, 2020

These are the essential tools we chose as the best of the best for small businesses in 2020.

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Finance Bizzy for 2020: Helcim, Credit Card Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 15, 2020

Helcim is our choice as the best of the best financial solution for accepting payments in 2020.

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Technology Bizzy for 2020: Zoom, Video Conferencing
By Andrew Martins | December 15, 2020

Zoom is our choice as the best technology product in 2020.

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Marketing Bizzy for 2020: Constant Contact, Email Marketing Services
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 15, 2020

Constant Contact is the winner for the 2020 Marketing Bizzy award. Here's why we feel it deserves the honor.

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HR Bizzy for 2020: Hubstaff, Employee Monitoring
By Skye Schooley | December 15, 2020

Hubstaff is our choice as the best of the best software for managing human resources in 2020.

Article
Digital Strategies to Engage Local Customers and Streamline the Buying Process in a Remote Society
By George Kocher | December 14, 2020

Local business is continuously getting more competitive, which means getting noticed can be more difficult, especially in a society where most consumers aren't interacting with businesses in person.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to a Positive Workplace Health and Safety Culture
By Chris Porteous | December 10, 2020

Creating positive workplace health and safety outcomes requires a cultural shift that businesses can promote with the right steps and approach.

Article
My Superpower Is Resilience
By Felena Hanson | December 09, 2020

One successful entrepreneur reflects on the lessons she has gleaned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
5 Ways to Increase Your E-Commerce Sales This Holiday Season
By Christopher Hamze | December 09, 2020

E-commerce is a popular way to shop this year. Here’s how you can increase your online sales.

Article
3 Data-Driven Steps to Help SMBs Thrive in the Year Ahead
By Isaac Kohen | December 08, 2020

In a challenging business environment, small businesses can leverage data-driven insights to be more efficient and effective at every level.

Advice
Should I take the leap to start my own online boutique?
By Nicky Smith | 5 Answers | Last Activity on December 04, 2020

I have an online group of about 1,000 members I currently do discount buys for. I have been wanting to open an online boutique but I'm scared to take the leap. My reasoning is the supplier for great...

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Legal Entity Compliance During COVID-19: Year-End Considerations for Business Owners
By James Gilmer | December 03, 2020

As the pandemic pushes business operations online and across state lines, business owners and management must comply with state requirements for legal entities.

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How to Do a Year-End Review in the Midst of a Pandemic
By Nicole Krug | December 01, 2020

Taking the time to do a year-end review is a must for every business. But how do you do that during a pandemic?

Article
The Importance of Freelancers in 2021
By Andrew Martins | November 30, 2020

Years after the 2008 financial collapse changed the economic landscape, COVID-19 has shifted how companies see freelancers.

Advice
How can I improve my education institute?
By Mohamed Akram | 11 Answers | Last Activity on November 27, 2020

I am a director of an education institute. Any one with experience please share me ideas as to how I can improve the institute.

Article
4 Ways to Get More From Your Marketing
By Jeremy Knauff | November 24, 2020

Marketing is an important component of every business, but many entrepreneurs aren't getting as much out of their efforts as they could.

Article
An Epidemic During a Pandemic: The Cure for Employee Burnout
By Nick Bogacz | November 20, 2020

Employee burnout is on the rise. In a difficult year, it's hard to fault someone if their performance slips. Here are some strategies to light a fire and end burnout.

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The Best Help Desk Software for 2021
By Andrew Martins | November 20, 2020

The right help desk software makes it easier for your customer support or IT team to track and resolve issues. We researched the top providers on the market to pick the best help desk software for...

Advice
What business I choose amid COVID?
By Rakesh Kumar | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

Hi All, I would like to know about the business ideas that can survive in any pandemic. Please share so that I can choose accordingly.

Article
SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
By Jason Milleisen | November 19, 2020

Jason Milleisen, a former workout officer for the biggest SBA lender in the U.S., answers your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise process as a result of the coronavirus.

Article
Leading in the New Normal
By Joanna Swash | November 19, 2020

Leading in the new normal means that there is a new set of rules to follow, which are not taught in business school. Here are seven rules to help leaders be prepared.

Article
Calculating the Costs of Call Center Systems
By Simone Johnson | November 19, 2020

Calculating the true cost of a particular call center system isn't easy. Here's how to find the price you can afford and the system you need.

Article
7 Critical Building Blocks for Small Business Success in 2021
By Zaheer Dodhia | November 17, 2020

Whether you're planning to start a business or in the process of building one, you need to know these seven steps to establish the foundation of your enterprise and avoid pitfalls.

Advice
Is it more important to hire a lawyer or accountant?
By Colette Hamilton | 39 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

As a small business, is it more important to get the advice of a lawyer or accountant. There are various questions, such as our choice of legal entity and making sure we are taking the right steps...

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Shiv Nanda | November 12, 2020

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

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What Have We Learned? Business Lessons From COVID-19
By Brian Wallace | November 11, 2020

Do the work now so your business will still be around later.

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What Is a Shareholder Agreement?
By Sammi Caramela | November 11, 2020

With a shareholders' agreement, your corporation can avoid legal issues and challenges.