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Whole Foods Co-Founder John Mackey Talks Selling to Amazon and What Excites Him Now
By Tess Barker | May 20, 2024

Our full Q&A with the legendary former grocery chain CEO and author of The Whole Story

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Does Corporate Gift-Giving Produce The Desired Outcome?
By Ryan McGonagill | May 20, 2024
Podium Text Message Marketing Review and Pricing
By Mark Fairlie | May 17, 2024

Podium is an online reputation management service that allows you to acquire and manage customer reviews from one robust platform.

EZ Texting Review and Pricing
By Mark Fairlie | May 17, 2024

EZ Texting is an excellent service to help you control your text message marketing campaigns. Its many tools and resources are easy to find and use in the software's dashboard.

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Alcohol Policy
By Sean Peek | May 17, 2024

Some employers allow drinking in the office. Here's what businesses should consider when creating an office alcohol policy for employees.

Textedly Review and Pricing
By Mark Fairlie | May 17, 2024

Textedly offers text messages services with features like scheduled messages, mass group texting, built-in link sharing and automatic text replies. Pricing varies depending on the package you select....

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Textline Review and Pricing
By Mark Fairlie | May 17, 2024

Textline offers robust communication and security features. Learn why it's our choice for the best text message marketing service for large businesses.

Give Your Brain a Boost: 12 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Intelligent
By John Rampton | May 17, 2024

Looking to improve your business skills – or even your overall intelligence? Check out these 12 books to help you navigate business and life.

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Twilio Flex Review and Pricing
By Mark Fairlie | May 17, 2024
Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Kimberlee Leonard | May 17, 2024

When insuring a business, you'll find two coverage types: claims-made and occurrence. Learn the differences to choose the right business coverage.

Top 5 Accounting and Finance Certifications to Get Ahead
By Kim Lindros | May 17, 2024

To grow your career in accounting or finance, consider boosting your knowledge and credibility with these certifications.

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How to Reduce Idle Time for Your Fleet
By Mark Fairlie | May 17, 2024

Learn how GPS tracking tools can measure vehicles' idle time effectively to increase your company's productivity and profitability.

How Do HIPAA Laws Impact Employers (and HIPAA Compliance Checklist)
By Adam Uzialko | May 17, 2024

This guide includes everything employers need to know about HIPAA requirements, as well as a HIPAA compliance checklist.

Why Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good for Business
By Jennifer Dublino | May 17, 2024

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business and the economy. Learn the upsides of hiring people with disabilities and fostering inclusivity.

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Up in Smoke: Should Businesses Still Drug Test for Marijuana?
By Skye Schooley | May 17, 2024

Amid increased legalization, the debate on whether to still drug test employees for weed use is complicated. See the pros and cons here.

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Would You Make It on Shark Tank? The Importance of Scalable Business Models
By Jamie Johnson | May 17, 2024

Scalability is a crucial factor in business growth and success. Learn the components of a scalable company and how to scale your business.

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6 Things You Should Know About Competition in the Workplace
By Jennifer Dublino | May 16, 2024

When does friendly competition between co-workers turn toxic? Follow these strategies to manage your team's competitiveness and drive healthy motivation.

Collaboration Improves Workplace Performance. Here’s How to Encourage It
By Jennifer Post | May 16, 2024

Make your workers more productive and engaged by promoting a collaborative workplace – here's how.

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The Best Website Builders and Design Services of 2024
By Skye Schooley | May 16, 2024

Your website is an important part of your business. Learn about the best website builders and design services on the market today.

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The Best Remote PC Access Software of 2024
By Nadia Reckmann | May 16, 2024

Whether you need to telecommute or troubleshoot someone else's computer, remote PC access software lets you work on another computer from across the room or across the globe.

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The Best POS Systems for Retail Businesses
By Nicole Fallon | May 16, 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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The Best POS Systems for Coffee Shops
By Jamie Johnson | May 16, 2024

POS systems let you accept customer payments, manage inventory and improve the customer experience. Here are the five best POS systems for coffee shops.

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The Best Online Payroll Services of 2024
By Jessica Elliott | May 16, 2024

Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2024. See up-to-date reviews and costs for the top services.

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The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions of 2024
By Lori Fairbanks | May 16, 2024

With mobile credit card processing, you can accept payments from mobile devices. See our picks for the best mobile credit card processors in 2024.

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The Best HR Software for Startups in 2024
By Skye Schooley | May 16, 2024

Even if your business is just getting off the ground, your company can benefit from high-quality HR software. See our best picks.

5 Ideas to Boost Your Loyalty Program’s Success
By Mark Fairlie | May 16, 2024

Want to boost customer loyalty and retention for your business? Learn rewards program tactics to help you build a loyal customer base and drive more sales.

Using Coupons to Drive Engagement and Retention
By Julie Thompson | May 16, 2024

Your customers want custom offers. Here's how you can use technology to offer coupons that engage customers and boost your bottom line.

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The Best Credit Card Processors for Restaurants in 2024
By Mike Berner | May 16, 2024
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The Best Accounting Software for Restaurants in 2024
By Mike Berner | May 16, 2024

This article reviews the best accounting and invoicing software providers for restaurants.