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How to Stay Motivated to Start a Business
By Simone Johnson | April 10, 2024

What makes a good entrepreneur? Characteristics such as flexibility, control and motivation all help. Here is how to stay inspired when starting your business.

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Alcohol Policy 
By Sean Peek | April 10, 2024

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

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How Much Does Insurance Cost for a Small Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | April 10, 2024

Small business insurance costs depend on many factors; every policy serves a different risk-protection purpose. Learn about small business insurance costs.

Article
POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 10, 2024

With a POS system installed on your phone or tablet, you can accept payments on the job, send digital receipts, and accurately record payment details.

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15 Essential POS System Features for Your Retail Business
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

POS systems come with numerous features, but your retail business may not need them all. Learn the top 15 POS system features for your retail business.

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Brilliant POS Review
By Quinn Springett | April 10, 2024

Brilliant is a cloud-based POS system with excellent employee management features. Learn how Brilliant can track wages, hours, payroll and schedules.

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How to Choose a Bar POS System
By Skye Schooley | April 10, 2024

Every bar owner understands that bars have unique needs, and so does your bar POS system. Learn how to choose the best bar POS system for your business.

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Lightspeed POS Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | April 10, 2024

Lightspeed is a top POS system for retail businesses. Learn about its feature-rich software and advanced e-commerce, reporting, and management tools.

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Epos Now Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | April 10, 2024

Epos Now is a top point-of-sale (POS) system known for excellent integrations. Learn about Epos Now's features, limitations, pricing, support and more.

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The Best POS Systems of 2024
By Quinn Springett | April 10, 2024

Before choosing a POS system, check out our reviews of the best picks for 2024.

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Why Data Integrity Is Crucial for Your Business
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Businesses base decisions on their current and future data. To steer a company in the right direction, leaders should maintain data integrity.

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How to Make Your CRM Your Company’s Most Flexible Tool
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Learn how to choose and implement flexible CRM software for your small business and which systems might work best for your company.

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11 Powerful Reasons to Invest in CRM Software
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Discover the 11 ways that CRM software makes customers stay with you longer, turn more inquiries into orders and help sales and marketing work together.

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Speed of Technology: The Business Cost of Keeping Your Software Updated
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Companies must consider the cost of software upgrades. Not keeping up can hit your bottom line, hinder productivity and make a business less competitive.

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6 Effective Strategies for Communication in a Crisis
By Julie Thompson | April 10, 2024

In a crisis, it is essential for a business to interact with its audience. Learn six essential strategies for crisis communication.

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Hidden Costs of Restaurant Marketing
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

Restaurant marketing includes hidden costs for restaurant owners to consider. Learn about hidden restaurant marketing costs and tips on marketing budgets.

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20 Top Career Paths for Tech Geeks: Which One Is Right for You?
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

There's a shortage of tech talent in America today. This is a job seekers' market, with wages rising. Learn what positions are needed.

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Small Business Statistics: The Most Interesting Data of 2024
By Mike Berner | April 10, 2024

This list of small business statistics provides a snapshot of the most important business trends

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How Can Beacons Integrate With Traditional Marketing?
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

Bluetooth beacons are a marketing channel that helps you interact with consumers at specific locations. Learn how to use beacons in your marketing plan.

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Learn by Example: 7 Great Mobile-Friendly E-Commerce Websites
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Boost your mobile website conversion rates by emulating excellent mobile-friendly e-commerce websites. Learn how to create a great mobile user experience.

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Mobile Wallet Guide: Google Pay vs. Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay
By Adam Uzialko | April 10, 2024

Accepting digital wallet options like Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay boosts customer convenience. Learn about the pros and cons of mobile wallets.

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4 Mobile Device Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business
By Ben Mizes | April 10, 2024

If you're not marketing your business on mobile devices, you may be losing money. Learn four mobile device marketing strategies to target smartphone users.

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Beacons Are Beckoning: How Mobile Technology Is Changing Retail
By Chad Brooks | April 10, 2024

Retailers of all sizes are adjusting to technology trends. See how mobile tech is changing the in-store experience and how to use it in your business.

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What Is the Cost of Software Development?
By Sean Peek | April 10, 2024

The cost for software development depends on a variety of different factors. Learn how to make the right choices for your business.

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HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Skye Schooley | April 10, 2024

Are you violating employment compliance regulations? You might be. Check out our list of the most challenging HR regulations small businesses face.

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Sage 50 Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | April 10, 2024

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is a cloud-based accounting solution ideal for customizations. Learn how businesses can use Sage to customize integrations.

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Xero Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | April 10, 2024

Xero is a reasonably priced accounting software package with excellent integrations and an intuitive user interface. Learn why Xero is our top pick for growing companies.

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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | April 10, 2024

Accounting challenges don't have to break your company. Here's how to overcome them.

Review
FreshBooks Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | April 10, 2024

FreshBooks is cloud-based accounting software that's ideal for invoice creation. Learn how businesses use FreshBooks for accounting, including custom invoicing.

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Zoho Books Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | April 10, 2024

Zoho Books is an accounting solution that uses automation to make managing business finances easier. Learn about Zoho's features, integrations and more.