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SimpliSafe Access Control System
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2021

SimpliSafe protects every inch of your property 24/7 with emergency dispatch and instant alerts. Learn more about how much it costs and its features.

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What is a Visitor Management System?
By Patrick Proctor | September 21, 2021

A visitor management system can improve on-premises security by identifying and tracking visitors as they mover throughout your facilities.

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ISONAS Access Control Systems
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2021

ISONAS earned our pick for the best low-cost access control system. Learn all about its plans and features.

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Identity Access Control Guide
By Jeff Hale | September 21, 2021

Identity and access management systems are important security systems that all businesses should employ to protect their networks, systems and data.

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Kisi Access Control Costs
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2021

Kisi is our pick as the best overall access control system. Learn more about its free trial and its subscription plans below.

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What Is OSHA Compliance?
By Max Freedman | February 15, 2022

OSHA refers to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which sets rules regarding workplace safety. Learn about OSHA requirements and how to comply with OSHA.

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What Are Solo 401(k)s?
By Max Freedman | February 15, 2022

Solo 401(k) accounts give you the benefits of both employer-sponsored 401(k) plans and self-employed IRAs.

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What Is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | April 26, 2021

DOT background checks are required for all commercial drivers before they can work for your company. Find out what these checks reveal and how to conduct one for your drivers.

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How to Secure an Equipment Loan if You Have Less-Than-Perfect Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 26, 2021

Having a low credit score doesn't lock you out from securing financing to purchase needed new equipment for your business.

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What Is a Discretionary Bonus?
By David Gargaro | February 14, 2022

If you decide to offer compensation beyond employees' agreed-upon salary or wages, it's important to understand the tax implications and regulations of doing so.

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What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | February 16, 2022

Employers might run a criminal background check on job candidates for many reasons. Here's everything you need to know about background checks.

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What Is SUTA Tax? How Do You Calculate It?
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

To cover the costs of unemployment benefits for workers, employers are responsible for paying unemployment taxes as part of their payroll taxes.

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Guide to Employee Bonuses
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

Offering employees bonuses is a good workplace incentive and retention tool, but there are many things you should know before implementing a bonus structure.

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Employee Expense Reimbursement
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

In some states, employers are required to reimburse employees for expenses. In others, this could be a recruiting tool.

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The Ins and Outs of Farm Equipment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 22, 2021

Farm equipment loans are often the only option for farmers and other agricultural producers to afford pricey equipment. In this guide, we explore USDA farm loans and other lending options.

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How SEP IRAs Work
By Max Freedman | April 21, 2021

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) individual retirement accounts (IRA) could lower a self-employed person's taxable income. SEP IRAs benefit small employers as well.

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Payroll Checklist for Small Businesses
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

There are many steps in running payroll, and it's important to understand them all.

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Why Term Loans Are a Favorite Among Small Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 21, 2021

Term loans are a popular funding tool thanks to their fixed payments and low interest rates.

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How to Use a No-Interest Credit Card to Fund Your Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2022

A 0% APR business credit card can be a viable way to fund your business. Before you apply, though, consider the pros and cons.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Foreign Nationals
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

Hiring foreign workers can improve company diversity and expand your global reach. Learn how to hire a foreign national.

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What Is Employment Verification?
By Patrick Proctor | February 15, 2022

Confirming a job candidate's previous employment is a critical step of the hiring process.

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Screening Questions to Ask During a Phone Interview (+ Phone Interview Tips)
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2022

Use these phone screening questions and steps to conduct a great phone screen interview.

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Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | February 16, 2022

Follow these workplace anti-discrimination laws to keep your organization safe and compliant.

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How a Bridge Loan Can Hold Your Business Over
By Dock David Treece | February 02, 2022

Bridge loans are a form of short-term funding intended to help your business buy assets or complete projects.

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10 Salary Negotiation Tips for Employers (and How to Negotiate Remotely)
By Adryan Corcione | February 15, 2022

Negotiating compensation can be difficult, especially for your remote employees.

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What Are Liabilities in Accounting?
By Dock David Treece | April 02, 2021

Knowing the money you owe to others, often referred to as liabilities, is an important part of keeping accurate financial records.

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Overhead Cost and How to Calculate It
By Dock David Treece | February 15, 2022

In order to understand whether your business will make or lose money, you need to know what your overhead expenses are.

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Everything E-Commerce Businesses Need to Know About Email Marketing
By Rachelle Gordon | February 01, 2022

Effective e-commerce email marketing helps drive revenue in a simple yet impactful way

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How to Draft an Email Newsletter (With templates)
By Rachelle Gordon | February 14, 2022

Email newsletters nurture contacts, boost website conversions and engage your audience, all in one fell swoop.

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Complete Guide to Building a Sales Process
By David Gargaro | March 25, 2021

Without an effective sales process, your company's sales team is unlikely to reach its true potential.

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7 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Customer Service
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

This guide explains how to use SMS messaging for customer service. Text message marketing services sometimes offer this feature as well.

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How to Create a Sales Cadence
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

A sales cadence helps establish a script and sequence sales reps can follow to land new clients.

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The Benefits of Employee Job Rotation
By Patrick Proctor | February 15, 2022

If your company can commit the time, resources, and discipline to it, a job rotation program can elevate your team and organizational continuity planning in every conceivable way.

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How to Send an Email Blast (With Examples)
By Rachelle Gordon | February 14, 2022

Email blasts convey powerful messages and drive conversion quickly, as long as they're executed efficiently.

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What Are Email Open Rates?
By Jennifer Post | February 15, 2022

Email open rates are a critical metric to track, as they tell you a lot about the success of your marketing campaigns.

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6 Best Email Marketing Templates
By Jennifer Post | March 18, 2021

These six email marketing services offer some of the best templates for engaging your target audience.

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Email Bounce Rate
By Rachelle Gordon | March 17, 2021

Your email bounce rate is a key performance indicator that demonstrates how many subscribers aren't receiving your communications.

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8 Ways to Improve Email Deliverability
By Rachelle Gordon | March 16, 2021

Email marketing is useless if your messages do not reach your intended audience.

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What Is Patch Management?
By Nicole Fallon | February 15, 2022

A solid patch management system keeps all your company's devices and software up to date and secure.

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Best Customer Tracking Methods for Your Small Business
By Jennifer Post | February 14, 2022

Tracking your customers is important so you can market your products or services more effectively to them.

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CRM Metrics You Should Know
By Matt D'Angelo | February 01, 2022

Learn about the different CRM metrics that are available and how to pinpoint the right metrics to track to propel your business to success.

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Best Reports to Run in Your CRM System
By Matt D'Angelo | February 14, 2022

The reports your customer relationship management (CRM) tool can run offer important insights that can help your small business grow.

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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What to Know About AD&D Insurance
By Skye Schooley | January 31, 2022

Learn what accidental death and dismemberment insurance is and how it can benefit your business.

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What to Include in an Employee Contract
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

Create an employee contract that is unique to each employment relationship by covering these 10 details.

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How to Remote Into Your Computer From Your Mobile Device
By Sean Peek | February 02, 2022

Remote access software was quickly adopted during COVID-19, but businesses will continue to use these tools in the post-pandemic world.

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Why Small Businesses Need Online Payment Apps
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Online payment app usage is surging. There are pros and cons to accepting this payment method.

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Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Business checking account fees can eat away at your profits and impact your cash flow if you aren't careful. Before you choose a business checking account, make sure you know what fees it may charge.

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Don't Want a VPN? 4 Alternatives to Consider for Your Business
By Nicole Fallon | February 16, 2022

Virtual private networks are a tool to help protect your business's private data, but they are not perfect.

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How Informal Feedback Can Improve Employee Performance
By Skye Schooley | January 05, 2022

Learn how to give your employees informal feedback to improve employee performance and company morale.