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IT Leadership: How Choosing a Reliable Conferencing Platform Empowers End Users
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A good video conference software won't place additional demands on your IT team. Here's what to look for in a video conferencing solution to ensure seamless usability.

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How to Communicate With Your Customers During the Coronavirus
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what to say to customers during COVID-19, how frequently you should be reaching out and which platforms you should use.

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Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
BY Simone Johnson

Learn how to create better business goals that can help you guide your company.

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3 Ways the Government Can Help Small Businesses Through the Pandemic
BY Travis Crabtree

Small businesses need help now more than ever. Let's look at what the government has done to assist them and some suggestions for what it could do to keep these pillars of the community standing.

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Your E-Commerce Data Security Checklist for 2020
BY Rafael Lourenco

To protect your business from hackers and data theft – and to keep the customer trust you've worked hard to earn – make sure your company follows these 10 data security best practices.

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Employee Retention: What Does Your Turnover Rate Tell You?
BY Joshua Stowers

Want to track your employee retention? Learn how to calculate your company's staff turnover rate.

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How to Find a Gap in the Marketplace
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to use a trending business model from another industry to create a business that satisfies your own needs as a consumer.

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How to Pivot Without Falling Out With Your Investors
BY Howard Goldstein

It is important to make sure those providing you with funding are onboard when big changes are made.

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Why Your Business Needs a Marketing Dashboard
BY Jared Atchison

Marketing dashboards can give you an excellent insight into the performance of your business.

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting Google My Business?
BY Kaili Killpack

Google My Business has halted certain features of its services due to the coronavirus and also has limited functionality during this time.

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The CARES Act: What's in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package for SMBs?
BY Adam Uzialko

The CARES Act is a $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to provide economic relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. What measures could help your small business?

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COVID-19 Q&A: How to Manage Remote Workers and Stay in Touch With Customers
BY Adam Uzialko

Shifting to a remote work model is challenging, but it offers an opportunity to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how to make it work for your business.

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Should You Hire Full-Time or Part-Time Employees?
BY Mona Bushnell

Learn the pros and cons of hiring full-time employees versus part-time employees.

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5 Important HR Considerations in the Time of COVID-19
BY Kelly O'Connell

COVID-19 has forced many companies to rapidly change their approach to work, raising crucial HR concerns. Here are some practical insights on five key policy areas.

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What's an Inbound Call Center? Should You Consider Using One?
BY Adam Uzialko

Inbound call centers or contact centers specialize in customer experience and engagement. How could a contact center help your small business grow?

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Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
BY Mona Bushnell

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

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What's the Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt Employees?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn the difference between exempt and nonexempt so you can properly classify your employees.

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8 Ways to Generate Leads During COVID-19
BY Nicole Krug

While sales may be slow during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can generate leads that will set you up for success once the crisis passes.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
BY Adam Uzialko

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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How to Rebrand Your E-Commerce Business
BY Joshua Stowers

A successful rebrand helps customers find your business and understand what your business does. Learn how Spirit Hub successfully rebranded its alcohol e-commerce business.

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Working From Home and the Keys to Long-Term Productivity
BY Matthew G.

A lot of us aren't used to working from home. Here's how to build some normalcy into your day and stay productive.

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How to Create a Business Budget, With Free Budget Template
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Business budgets are necessary for keeping a finger on the pulse of your business's financial health. Download our free business budget template and learn how to use it.

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How to Reach Your Email Marketing Goals
BY Syed Balkhi

When used correctly, email marketing can pay big dividends for your business.

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Should I Hire a Family Member?
BY Simone Johnson

Learn how you can work with family members without hurting your relationships or your business.

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7 Steps to Make Your Business Less Likely to Fail
BY Adem Selita

Fear or shame of failure could cripple you as an entrepreneur. While failure is possible and not shameful, you can still take these steps for your due diligence in starting a business.

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Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
BY Daglar Cizmeci

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are forced to work from home, which can encourage procrastination. Let's explore a few tips to maintain productivity and focus at home.

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Small Business Advice for Surviving the Coronavirus
BY Skye Schooley

Keep your small business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic with this advice from community experts.

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Small Business COVID-19 Resources
BY business.com editorial staff

We at business.com pledge to keep you as informed as possible on developments on the outbreak, in addition to offering you tools and suggestions to help you weather this unexpected downturn.

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Free Business Services to Help You Weather the Coronavirus
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Need better tech to help your employees work from home? Here are some free and discounted software offers to make remote work easier and cheaper.

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7 Tips for Managing Your Newly Remote Team
BY Tony Sherba

If your team is now working remotely, it might seem strange and unfamiliar. These seven tips can help you facilitate a happy and productive remote working environment.

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Expert Q&A: Financial Advice for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
BY Adam Uzialko

The outbreak of the coronavirus has left small business owners with many financial questions. Here's advice from our experts on how your business can stay resilient in the face of this pandemic.

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Business Resources in the Wake of Social Distancing and the Coronavirus
BY Andrew Martins

As the world pivots to a new COVID-19 reality, small businesses are helping reduce the infection rate by changing how they operate. We've gathered some resources to help your company follow suit.

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Working Remotely Thanks to COVID-19? How to Make the Best of It
BY Deborah Sweeney

Are you and your team working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak? Here's how you can stay focused and on task, while helping your team to do the same.

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How PEOs Are Behind Companies With the Best Benefits
BY Joshua Stowers

Want happy employees? Learn how working with a PEO can help you provide them with the best perks and benefits.

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6 Ways to Amp Up Your Marketing and PR in the Age of COVID-19
BY Bonnie Moss

Learn why it's more critical than ever for companies to regroup and double down on marketing amidst the coronavirus – and the best ways to do it.

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Preparing Your Business for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic
BY Maulik Shah

As more businesses switch to remote work, these low-cost apps help you manage projects, communicate with customers and collaborate with co-workers.

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How to Plan a Budget for Your Side Hustle
BY Adam Uzialko

Trying to grow your side hustle into a business? Proper budgeting and financial planning are key. Here's how to budget for your side hustle.

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17 Design Elements Your Mobile App Needs
BY Scott Gerber

The key to a successful app is designing something people want to keep using.

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How Dedicated Business Brokers Get Better Results
BY Kyle Rohner

If you are looking to sell your business, you are best served by hiring a dedicated business broker.

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How Can You Change the Diversity and Inclusion Status Quo at Your Company?
BY Angela Koch

It can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these four steps, you'll be well on your way to improving both the diversity and inclusivity of your company.

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Direct Sourcing Could Be the Answer to Your Turnover Trouble
BY Komal Dangi

If you have trouble finding or keeping skilled employees, the growing independent workforce could hold the solution.

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7 Steps of Purchase Order Financing
BY Matthew G.

If you have customers waiting on orders that you're not sure your company funds can fill at this time, purchase order financing could be a good borrowing option for you.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
BY Adam Uzialko

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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Background Checks: Can You DIY?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what information a personal background check can and cannot reveal about you.

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4 Ways to Improve Email Marketing Engagement
BY Chris Christoff

Is your brand taking advantage of email marketing to grow to its fullest potential? If not, it’s missing out on the opportunity to improve user engagement.

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Do Small Businesses Pay Taxes?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how small businesses are taxed and what tax breaks small business owners can take advantage of.

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How to Create Interactive Content for Rapid Business Growth
BY Thomas Griffin

Find out how you can use interactive content like quizzes and polls to engage your customers and grow your business.

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5 Benefits of Equipment Financing
BY Matthew G.

Here are five reasons why your business should consider leasing or financing equipment.

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Everything Small Business Owners Need to Know About Personnel Files
BY Dennis O’Keefe

Learn why employment records are essential for small businesses and how to establish and maintain them for your workforce.

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How to Add Emotion to Your Content (And Why You Should)
BY Jared Atchison

People look for content online that inspires, excites and informs.