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How Technology Is Changing Online Advertising
By Stella Morrison | April 15, 2024

Learn how technology is changing and how adapting to it can help your marketing.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | April 15, 2024

Most entrepreneurs turn to small business loans when seeking startup cash, but there are other ways to raise working capital for a store. Learn more here.

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5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan
By Jennifer Dublino | April 15, 2024

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

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What Is Meta Pay (Formerly Facebook Pay)?
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 15, 2024

Learn how Facebook Pay works, its pros and cons, and whether a small business should consider this alternative to PayPal as a checkout option.

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Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | April 15, 2024

Important information is tucked away in the fine print of a loan agreement. Learn what to look for and what you're agreeing to before you sign it.

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How to Implement a Compressed Work Schedule
By Nicole Fallon | April 15, 2024

A compressed work schedule offers your employees additional days off without loss of income, benefits or productivity. Learn how to use it in your company.

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The Best Text Message Marketing Services of 2024
By Mark Fairlie | April 12, 2024

This guide explains how to choose a text message marketing service, as well as summaries and reviews of the best SMS marketing services of 2024.

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Best Business Podcasts of 2024
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Podcasts are a great way for business owners and entrepreneurs to get business advice, learn about trends, and find inspiration. Check out our favorites.

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Insperity PEO Services Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Insperity provides PEO services to businesses needing benefits administration, payroll processing, risk management resources and HR consulting. Its competitive pricing and flexible plan make it a...

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POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 11, 2024

With this guide, learn how a point-of-sale (POS) system can transform your business by increasing sales, maximizing results and reducing waste.

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The Best POS Systems for Retail Businesses
By Nicole Fallon | April 11, 2024

For retailers looking for a point-of-sale system tailored to their business needs, here are five solid POS options on the market.

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8 Ways In-Store Tablets Improve the Customer Experience
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Find out how in-store tablets make life better for employees and customers.

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13 Retail Marketing Strategies to Better Market Your Store
By Sean Peek | April 11, 2024

Learn the 4 Ps of marketing and see top strategies and platforms for retailers.

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The Best Human Resources Software of 2024
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

HR software can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn what the best HR software options can do for your small business.

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Paychex Flex Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Learn how Paychex Flex, a full-service payroll and HR software platform, is useful for remote teams. Get pricing information and see FAQ.

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Gusto HR Software Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Gusto is the ideal HR software for employers that want advanced payroll capabilities. Get a rundown of features and pricing.

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What to Do If You Can’t Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 11, 2024

Here's what to do if you can't get a business loan, and why being turned away isn't the end of the world.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
By Sean Peek | April 11, 2024

Business owners need budgets to help them manage money and meet financial goals. Learn how and why to start budget planning for your business.

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Brand Videos: How Much Do They Really Cost?
By Matt Byrom | April 11, 2024

Video content can help small businesses expand their reach and increase engagement. Here's how much it costs to make a brand video.

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Bambee vs. BambooHR Comparison
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Learn more about how Bambee and BambooHR human resources software stack up against one another.

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QuickBooks Online Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | April 10, 2024

QuickBooks Online is an excellent small business accounting package. Learn about QuickBooks Online's features, like automation, security and integrations.

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Wharton Professor Ethan Mollick Is Ready to Merge With the Machines (Full Q&A)
By Tina Nazerian | April 10, 2024

An interview with the bestselling author of Co-Intelligence

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Shopify vs. Square: Which Is Best for Your E-Commerce Business?
By Jamie Johnson | April 10, 2024

Shopify and Square are two popular POS systems for e-commerce. Learn how Shopify vs. Square compares and where each one stands out or falls short.

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PEO Software: How to Choose the Best One for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | April 10, 2024

Choosing the best PEO software means understanding the HR functions PEOs provide your small business. Learn about the best PEOs and what they offer.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn’t Work for Small Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

Customers want payment options, making the cash-only model inconvenient. If your business doesn't accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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RFID for Retail: Know the Pros and Cons
By Joanna Furlong | April 10, 2024

RFID (radio frequency identification) can identify and track inventory. Learn how RFID is used in retail and what you need to know to use it effectively.

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7 Essential Components of Excellent Customer Service
By Megan Totka | April 10, 2024

Looking to improve your company's customer service? Make sure everyone on your team follows these best practices.

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How to Create a Marketing Plan for Startups
By Skye Schooley | April 10, 2024

Startups can begin building their brand from day one with a solid marketing plan. Learn what to include in a marketing plan and how it can help you grow.

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Zendesk Review and Pricing
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Zendesk is a full-featured CRM with tools to optimize sales, marketing and customer service team performance. Learn about Zendesk's features and pricing.

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Why Does Power Abuse Persist?
By Petrina Coventry | April 10, 2024

Workplace bullying is all too common, and it leaves a permanent negative impact on both the victim and the company's culture.