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Productivity Metrics Matter More Than Ever for SMBs: How to Measure Your Workforce Effectively in 2021
By Isaac Kohen | November 10, 2020

Here's what small businesses are missing when it comes to making the shift from closely managed on-site teams to remote teams.

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Follow a Gratitude Strategy to Pull Employees Out of Their Negative Slump
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | November 09, 2020

It may be hard to find things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Still, business owners need to help employees be grateful for what they do have.

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How to Improve Your In-House Customer Service Team
By Thomas Griffin | November 09, 2020

Give your customer service team a reboot with these tips.

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4 Ideas to Help Your Business Create Cash Flow Without Laying Off Staff
By Joy Gendusa | November 05, 2020

The pandemic has affected almost every business in 2020, and mine was no exception. My company was able to rebound from the initial shockwaves without a single layoff. Here's how I did it.

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4 Ways to Ensure Mold Doesn't Deter Your Business Reopening
By Brian Miller | November 05, 2020

As businesses reopen after lockdown, many are discovering their premises have been taken over by mold. Here's how to protect your business, building, employees and customers from mold.

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The Business Benefits and Trailblazing Tricks of CRM Software
By James Warner | November 03, 2020

Here's how your company can use a customer relationship management system to boost your customer experience.

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6 Things Small Business Owners Need to Do Now to Succeed This Holiday Season
By Rich Rao | October 30, 2020

This holiday season may be make-or-break for many small businesses. Here are six tips for businesses to implement ASAP to make the most of this crucial season.

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Understanding and Mastering the Virtual Sale
By Ken Gosnell | October 30, 2020

In 2020, businesses have entered into a new reality. The virtual company is now a norm that customers of all ages and locations embrace. One of the most critical aspects of embracing the virtual...

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Outsourcing - is it good for a startup?
By Arjun Thakuri | 27 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020
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6 Ways Email Risk Assessment Helps to Reduce Online Fraud
By Matt Shealy | October 29, 2020

For each dollar of fraud, retailers typically spend $3.13 in transaction fees, interest, merchandise replacement and redistribution. Learn how email risk assessment strategies can reduce online fraud.

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Growing Your Business? Don't Fall Victim to These 6 Hiring Mistakes
By Peter Yang | October 21, 2020

A poor hiring decision costs a company tens of thousands of dollars, and while we're all bound to make a suboptimal hire at some point, any mistake that can be avoided should be avoided at all costs.

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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
By Aigerim Berzinya | October 19, 2020

Monitoring software can increase worker productivity, but you must implement it ethically.

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The Best Video Conferencing Service Reviews of 2020
By Chad Brooks | October 16, 2020

Looking for a video conferencing solution for your business? Read our unbiased expert reviews of the best and most affordable video conferencing services and systems of 2020.

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E-Commerce Marketing Strategies for Solopreneurs
By Guy Sheetrit | October 13, 2020

One major challenge among solopreneurs is that they lack the budget and reach that big brands possess. Apply these four that other successful companies have used to boost your business.

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Authenticity Sells: 5 Tips for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | October 12, 2020

If you or members of your sales staff feel like they need to adopt an alternate persona, now is a good time to evaluate that notion. Customers tend to buy from people they know, like and trust.

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Top 10 Things to Buy for Your Business on Amazon Prime Day
By Simone Johnson | October 12, 2020

Take advantage of Amazon Prime Day to snag some great supplies for your business and help your employees. Consider these 10 items.

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Where do I find affiliate partners?
By Ashok Grover | 15 Answers | Last Activity on October 05, 2020

I have developed an online coaching program for young professionals. I am ready to offer excellent commission, but I am wondering where I could find suitable partners.

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How to Find Funding for Your Small Business
By Jacob Wolinsky | October 02, 2020

Securing funding for your business can be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of work and planning, you can get the money you need to build your dream business.

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Improve Your Website's Security With These 5 Tips
By Chris Christoff | October 01, 2020

There's a misconception that hackers only target big businesses. While it's true that the majority of cyberattacks occur with large-scale companies, 43% of attacks are directed at small businesses. 

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Brighter Days Are Ahead for the Middle Market
By Nicole Fallon | September 24, 2020

According to a new report by KeyBank, COVID-19 has shaken middle market businesses, but they're surviving and, in many cases, getting back to a state of normalcy.

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Thriving Beyond COVID-19: The New Marketing Model for Small Businesses
By Paxton Gray | September 21, 2020

The effects the pandemic has had on small businesses could be long-lasting. It's crucial to adopt a practical and forward-looking marketing strategy.

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How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
By Chris Porteous | September 16, 2020

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

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Any recommendations for inexpensive conference calling and screen-sharing?
By Jake Savin | 49 Answers | Last Activity on September 16, 2020

I've used UberConference, Google+ Hangouts, and Join.me, and all have their issues. UberConference's web UI is not good, it lacks flexibility for scheduling, and often has call quality issues....

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
By Mike Kappel | September 15, 2020

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.

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Sell Your Team on Safety
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 11, 2020

​​​​​​​Your top job right now is to convince employees and customers to follow the rules.

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Making a Difference: What You Should Know About Nonprofits
By Chris Porteous | September 10, 2020

Should you start your business as a for profit or nonprofit? Learn which business model works best for you.

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Why Small Businesses Need to Digitize Documents
By Emily Watson | September 10, 2020

Learn about the benefits of digitizing your documents and how to do it.

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Should I hire an independent contractor or a full time employee?
By Deborah Jacobs | 19 Answers | Last Activity on September 09, 2020

I have reached the point where I can not handle all the work by myself anymore and I need to outsource some of it. I am not sure if I should outsource by a per project basis to an independent...

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A Pathway to Reopening During COVID-19
By Matthew Loughran | September 01, 2020

Follow these steps for a safe and sustainable reopening.