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Mobile Wallet Guide: Google Pay vs. Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay
By Adam Uzialko | March 31, 2023

Google, Apple and Samsung all offer a mobile wallet service, but which is best for consumers and merchants? Learn about each payment method.

12 Reasons to Use Instagram for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 31, 2023

With over one billion active users, Instagram makes it easy to grow your business on social media.

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How to Cheat Uncle Sam (Legally)
By Sean Peek | March 31, 2023

Tax season doesn't need to be painful financially if you know what deductions to take. Here are some you might not know about.

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How to Improve Conversations About Diversity at Your Business (Full Q&A)
By editorial staff | March 30, 2023

“Coach, don’t cancel,” and strive to be a “good-ish” person, says DEI expert Kenji Yoshino.

How Digital Assistants Can Improve Workplace Productivity
By Sean Peek | March 30, 2023

Learn all about digital personal assistants, and seven ways they can improve your workplace.

15 Free Tools to Learn the Basics of Coding
By Scott Gerber | March 30, 2023

Coding might seem like a daunting, time-consuming and expensive skill to learn, but these entrepreneurs have learned the essentials with free tools.

Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 30, 2023

Business loans can be difficult to secure if you have bad credit. Here are financing options for businesses with poor credit history.

Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | March 30, 2023

Small business grants are basically free money from federal, state or privately funded programs. Learn about small business grants and how to apply.

How to Write Up an Employee
By Jane Genova | March 30, 2023

Written warnings document employee misconduct and behavior. Learn how to do it the right way.

Why You Should Care About IEEE 802.11ax
By Sean Peek | March 30, 2023

Every Wi-Fi user appreciates a faster connection. The IEEE 802.11ax draft standard promises better range, throughput and resiliency.

Complete List of POS Charges and Fees
By Jamie Johnson | March 30, 2023

Every size business can benefit from a POS system, and there are various prices and technology suited for every need. Here's what you need to know.

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The Best HR Outsourcing Services of 2023
By Skye Schooley | March 30, 2023

Human resource outsourcing services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best HROs available for your small business.

How to Find Anyone’s Business Email Address
By Julie Thompson | March 29, 2023

Some businesses don’t post their email address anymore to avoid filling up their inbox. But you can still find that email address. Here's how.

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Sign on the Line: 5 Steps to Closing the Sale
By Jamie Johnson | March 29, 2023

Closing a sale is an art. With these steps, you can seal any deal and build an ongoing relationship with a prospect or client.

6 Tips to Keep Your Emails Out of Gmail’s Promotions Folder
By Julie Thompson | March 29, 2023

Keep your emails out of Gmail’s Promotions folder. Here is how to write high-quality, personalized content that will stay out of spam.

Employer’s Guide to Disability Leave
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 29, 2023

Disability leave is an approved absence for employees. Business owners must understand disability leave, their responsibilities and who's covered.

How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | March 29, 2023

Credit cards offer an effective way to fund a small business, but only if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the available perks.

11 Ways to Help Protect Your Company (and Customers) When Taking Payments Online
By Jennifer Dublino | March 29, 2023

Data breaches can cost a business time and money and destroy its reputation. Learn how to protect your customers and brand when accepting online payments.

10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | March 29, 2023

Invoicing is crucial for small business cash flow. Learn how to create an effective professional invoice that increases the likelihood of timely payments.

File Management Practices Every Small Business Should Follow
By Adam Uzialko | March 28, 2023

Learn how to set up a digital archive that is safe, secure and easy to access. Here are three digitization techniques to follow.

Starting an Advertising Agency
By Sean Peek | March 28, 2023

If you have a background in marketing and communications, an advertising agency could be a smart startup option. Here's what you need to know.

5 Reasons to Consider Real-Time Monitoring
By Skye Schooley | March 28, 2023

Real-time monitoring is essential for every business. Learn how monitoring your network can improve your overall security, performance and productivity.

Is Wholesale Over? The Death of the Middleman
By Jennifer Dublino | March 28, 2023

The internet has reduced the need for wholesalers that act as middlemen in the sales process. Learn the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer transactions.

How To Create and Write Your Business’s First E-Book
By Chris Christoff | March 28, 2023

Here are the benefits of creating an e-book for your business, and how you can create one, step by step.

How the Best Companies Develop Better Employees
By Melissa Powell | March 28, 2023

Developing great employees starts with addressing their needs as professionals. Here's how to support their goals and keep them at your company.

15 Top POS System Features
By Sean Peek | March 28, 2023

It can be difficult to choose the right POS system for your business, but deciding which features you need can help you narrow down your options.

Effective Product Creation: Tips From Seasoned Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Dublino | March 28, 2023

Many factors can cause a product to flop. Use these expert strategies to avoid disaster and meaningfully increase your product's chance of success.

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How to Create a Contest That Makes Your Brand Go Viral
By Sean Peek | March 28, 2023

Contests can create excitement and engagement for your brand, and help find new customers. Learn how you can run a successful promotion.

Guide to Marketing Certifications
By Max Freedman | March 28, 2023

Marketing certificates bolster your digital and traditional marketing skills and job prospects. Learn about marketing certifications and which are best.

International Calling Costs: Everything You Need to Know
By Marc Prosser | March 28, 2023

Any business that deals with international clients or partners will need to make calls overseas. This guide will help you save on such expenses.