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The Best Amazon Prime Day Security Deals
By Chad Brooks | June 19, 2021

Amazon Prime Day offers business owners many great deals to keep their office and computers safe and secure.

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The Best Amazon Prime Day Networking Deals
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | June 19, 2021

Prime Day is coming, giving you a great chance to save big on essential equipment and upgrades to improve the efficiency of your business.

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The Crushing Cost of Data Breaches: How a Data Breach Can Strike a Devastating Blow to Any Organization
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | June 18, 2021

A data breach can strike a devastating blow to any organization and can radically change the course of business or, worse, result in insolvency.

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How Your Travel Company Can Use a CRM
By Max Freedman | June 18, 2021

If you run a service for travelers, your customer relationships are your lifeblood. This is where CRM software can help.

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Early Prime Day Laptop Deals
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 18, 2021

From Amazon to Best Buy, here's a look at the deals small business owners can get on laptops.

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10 Early Prime Day Deals for Home Offices
By Skye Schooley | June 17, 2021

Create an affordable home office setup with these Amazon Prime Day deals.

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How to Set Up a Hotspot for Your Business
By Sean Peek | June 16, 2021

A hotspot is a great investment for business owners to connect on the go, provide customers with a secure connection, or separately track internet expenses for a home office.

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What to Look for in an Internet Service Provider
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | June 16, 2021

When searching for a business internet service provider, these are the key features and services you should look for.

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Almost Half of Workers Support Employers Mandating Vaccination
By Chad Brooks | June 15, 2021

Four percent of workers say they'll quit if they are forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How Time and Attendance Software Tracks Breaks at Work
By Kylie Ora Lobell | June 15, 2021

Time and attendance software does more than record when employees clock in and out. It also tracks employee break times, ensuring compliance with state regulations.

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What Are Assets in Accounting?
By Sean Peek | June 10, 2021

Understanding assets in accounting can help businesses obtain both short- and long-term financial goals.

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How to Save Thousands of Dollars With the Employee Retention Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 09, 2021

The Employee Retention Credit can save small business owners thousands of dollars this year. Here's how to take advantage of it.

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How to Use a Roth 401(k)
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

Learn how a Roth 401(k) retirement plan works and how it compares to a traditional 401(k).

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The Small Business Guide to Simple IRAs
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

SIMPLE IRAs are employee retirement accounts especially useful for small businesses new to offering retirement benefits.

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What Is a Workers' Comp Exemption?
By Business.com Contributor | May 28, 2021

Most businesses are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees, unless they qualify for a workers' comp exemption.

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How to Set Up a Business VPN
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | May 28, 2021

There are plenty of VPN services available today, but if you know how to navigate the various technologies, you can create your own VPN powerful enough to protect an entire enterprise.

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How to Strengthen Your Brand Through Online Reputation Management
By Max Freedman | May 28, 2021

ORM requires addressing negative online content while creating and elevating positive internet messaging and branding – and certain services can help.

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What Is Fiber Optic Internet for Business?
By Stella Morrison | May 21, 2021

Fiber optic internet offers very fast download speeds, but is it worth the price?

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What Is Business Broadband?
By Jeff Hale | May 21, 2021

Business broadband is a high-speed, commercial-grade internet connection with added features and dedicated customer support.

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Business DSL vs. Cable Internet
By Stella Morrison | May 21, 2021

What's the difference between business DSL and cable internet, and which one is the right choice for your business?

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Tethering vs. Hotspots: What's Better for Your Business?
By Jeff Hale | May 21, 2021

Do you know the difference between tethering and mobile hotspots?

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Mobile Hotspot or Satellite Internet: Which Is Right for Your Business?
By Jeff Hale | May 21, 2021

Satellite internet is getting better every year, but it still might not be as fast or as flexible as a mobile hotspot for your business needs.

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How to Set Up Business Wi-Fi
By Jeff Hale | May 21, 2021

With an influx of laptop computers and smart devices within the workplace, a solid Wi-Fi network has become a must for businesses.

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Business Internet Buyers Guide
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | May 21, 2021

Optimize your online operations with the right business ISP to keep your organization at the front of the pack.

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What is a Mantrap?
By Jeff Hale | May 14, 2021

Mantraps are expensive to purchase and install, but their costs can be quite minimal compared to the potential damage caused by an unauthorized individual gaining access to your most valuable data.

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Business Insurance Guide
By David Gargaro | May 14, 2021

This guide breaks down the basics of business insurance and what you should look for when searching for a policy.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Sean Peek | May 12, 2021

Correcting payroll mistakes is extremely important to maintain the trust of your employees.

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What Is a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
By Max Freedman | May 12, 2021

High-deductible health plans can be cheaper for employers to offer, but employees don't always like them.

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The Process for Terminating Employee Benefits
By Sean Peek | May 11, 2021

If you have to let an employee go or they quit, you should provide them with a termination of benefits letter. Here's what to include in your letter and a sample template.

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Office Copier Maintenance: 6 Tips for Success
By Nicole Fallon | May 10, 2021

Get the most out of your copier by following these expert copier maintenance tips.

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Types of Printer Ink: Printer and Copier Guide
By Sean Peek | May 10, 2021

There are many types of printer ink and toner. Knowing the differences among them can help you find the right printer for your home office.

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How to Operate a Copy Machine
By Max Freedman | May 10, 2021

Copy machines can be intimidating to the uninitiated. This guide makes operating a copy machine easy.

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Are Fax Machines Obsolete?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | May 10, 2021

Fax machines are often considered outdated, but do they still have a place in the business world?

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Copiers vs. Scanners: What's the Difference?
By Max Freedman | May 10, 2021

Copiers and scanners serve different functions for your business and may have substantially different costs. Find out which one – a copier or scanner – is best for your needs.

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What Print Speed Should Your Office Copier Have?
By Sean Peek | May 10, 2021

Understanding the factors that impact the speed of your printer/copier can help you make your business more efficient. Find out how you can increase its printing speed.

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What Is an Automatic Document Feeder?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | May 10, 2021

Printers, copiers or fax machines equipped with an automatic document feeder optimize your paperwork and bookkeeping processes.

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6 Common Copier Problems and Solutions
By Sean Peek | May 10, 2021

Learning how to fix the most common copier issues can save your business time and money.

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Copier vs. Printer: What's the Difference?
By Max Freedman | May 10, 2021

While some printers can make copies, there are times when having a stand-alone printer or stand-alone copier makes more sense.

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How to Get Out of a Copier Lease
By Max Freedman | May 10, 2021

Copier leases are notoriously difficult to break, but options exist for exiting the contract. Your first step is to check your copier service agreement.

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Laser vs. Inkjet Printer – Which Should You Choose?
By Sean Peek | May 10, 2021

Knowing which type of printer to invest in for your business can be the difference between constant printing headaches and an efficient office.

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Guide to the Workers' Compensation Claim Process
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

It's stressful when employees have work-related illnesses or injuries, which is why it is important to have a clear understanding of how the workers' compensation process works.

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Do You Need Product Liability Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

If you manufacture, sell or distribute products, your policy portfolio should include product liability insurance.

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Business Owners' Guide to Workers' Compensation
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

Workers' compensation insurance is a key policy that most businesses are required to have.

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What Is a Certificate of Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

A certificate of insurance demonstrates that your business holds an insurance policy, and includes key coverage details.

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What Is Professional Liability Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

Professional liability insurance provides businesses with coverage against clients' legal claims of negligence, malpractice and misrepresentation.

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9 Workplace Safety Tips for Business
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

Having a safe working environment is essential, which is why you should have a plan to reduce the risks of injury.

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What Is a Business Owner's Policy?
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

A business owner's policy offers the coverage of liability insurance and property insurance in one package.

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What Is Errors and Omissions Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

Errors and omissions insurance protects against lawsuits that disgruntled clients could bring against your business.

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What Is General Liability Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

General liability insurance is a critical policy that most businesses should have.