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How Should Your Employee Be Classified? 1099 vs. W-2
By Andrew Martins | October 08, 2020

Knowing how your employees should be classified is important for tax purposes. Here's how to determine which form you should file.

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Business Financing Options for Every Credit Score
By Dock David Treece | October 08, 2020

Regardless of your credit score, there are financing options available to fund your small business. Here are some ways to get the funding you need, even if your credit is less than stellar.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
By Dock David Treece | October 07, 2020

Need a business credit card? Find out what you'll need to qualify for one and how to apply.

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What Is Robotic Process Automation?
By Andrew Martins | October 07, 2020

Through the use of specialized software, you can eliminate repetitive tasks from your team's workload.

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How Embracing Change Fuels Pioneer Sports' Growth
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 07, 2020

Pioneer Sports co-founder Tom Falcone didn't let the pandemic stop his company from growing, even when demand for after-school sports programs came to a screeching halt.

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2020 Federal Holidays for Business Owners
By Joel Kranc | October 06, 2020

Here are the important holidays small business owners need to know about.

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The 8 Cheapest Franchises to Buy in 2020
By Max Freedman | October 06, 2020

Franchises are a way to own and run your own business, without having to put in the legwork to determine what to sell or how to market it.

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Precision Marketing 101: Exploring the Concepts and Tools to Do It
By Lauren Sirt | October 06, 2020

By focusing your marketing efforts on a particular subset of consumers, you can usually yield higher returns.

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How to Fire an Employee the Right Way
By Skye Schooley | October 05, 2020

Follow these 10 steps to fire an employee legally.

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What Is Business Intelligence?
By Adam Uzialko | October 02, 2020

Business intelligence is a specific subset of data management that allows businesses to derive actionable insights from contextualized data.

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How to Find Funding for Your Small Business
By Jacob Wolinsky | October 02, 2020

Securing funding for your business can be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of work and planning, you can get the money you need to build your dream business.

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E-Commerce Has Seen Holiday-Level Demand Most of the Year. What Will the Holidays Look Like for Merchants?
By David Fletcher | October 02, 2020

Will demand climb even higher, or will shoppers spend less on gifts this winter?

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Requirements for Getting a Small Business Loan
By Dock David Treece | October 02, 2020

If you are in need of a loan for your small business, it's important to know these requirements and plan to meet them.

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Improve Your Website's Security With These 5 Tips
By Chris Christoff | October 01, 2020

There's a misconception that hackers only target big businesses. While it's true that the majority of cyberattacks occur with large-scale companies, 43% of attacks are directed at small businesses. 

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How to Host Your First Flash Sale
By Thomas Griffin | October 01, 2020

Are you looking for a way to see explosive sales and lead generation results? Flash sales are an effective, flexible solution.

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How to Leverage LinkedIn for Personal Branding
By Jared Atchison | October 01, 2020

There are tremendous opportunities on LinkedIn, especially if you know how to build your personal brand and leverage it.

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Best Practices for Implementing Live Chat Support
By Andrew Martins | October 01, 2020

When your customers have questions, they want answers right away. With live chat software, you can make that a reality.

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Pinterest for Business Marketing
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 30, 2020

When you're deciding on the components of your social media marketing strategy, one platform you might want to consider is Pinterest.

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Should You Use a Business Credit or Debit Card?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2020

Should you use a business credit card or debit card? The answer depends on a few factors. Here's what you need to know about both types of payment cards for business owners.

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Should You Consider a Cash-Back Credit Card for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2020

Small business owners stand to benefit a lot from using a cash-back credit card, granted they use it responsibly.

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19 Essential Tools for Building a Successful Business Plan
By Scott Gerber | September 29, 2020

These resources can reduce the time and effort it takes to write a comprehensive plan.

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How to Make It Easier to Embrace Change
By Jan Bednar | September 29, 2020

Change is a force to embrace rather than weather.

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What Is Data Management?
By Adam Uzialko | September 29, 2020

Every business relies on data, and data management allows businesses to better organize and access the information gathered across a wide range of software solutions.

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12 Instagram Marketing Tips for Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 28, 2020

Check out these tips to help drive your Instagram marketing strategy toward better engagement and higher ROI.

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9 Twitter Best Practices for Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 28, 2020

Being successful on Twitter requires more than just keeping your message within the character limit.

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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Break Writer's Block with These 6 Brainstorming Tips
By Syed Balkhi | September 25, 2020

Brainstorming content ideas for future posts isn't always easy, but it's a necessary step in the creative process.

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How Your Life Experiences Can Inspire Your Business and Help It Grow
By Simone Johnson | September 25, 2020

Learn how Mixed Up Clothing owner Sonia Kang's multicultural background, nursing credentials, and flair for fashion both inspired and saved her business.

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What Are Promoted Tweets, and How Do They Work?
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 25, 2020

Promoted tweets are a great way to increase sales and boost engagement on Twitter. Learn what they are and how they work; then get nine tips to help you run a successful promoted tweet strategy.

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Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Brighter Days Are Ahead for the Middle Market
By Nicole Fallon | September 24, 2020

According to a new report by KeyBank, COVID-19 has shaken middle market businesses, but they're surviving and, in many cases, getting back to a state of normalcy.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | September 24, 2020

Learn what a noncompete agreement is and how it is used to protect business assets.

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COVID-19, Lawsuits, a Presidential Election and New Laws: Are Big Changes Coming to Business Liability Insurance?
By Dan Rafter | September 23, 2020

What will 2021 bring when it comes to business liability insurance?

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Guide to Choosing Business Equipment Loans
By Julie Thompson | September 23, 2020

Need financing for business equipment? Here's what you need to know about choosing a business equipment loan.

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What Big Data Means for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | September 23, 2020

In an increasingly digital world, the amount of data a small business must parse gets larger by the year. Learn what big data means for your SMB.

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What Are Cash Flow Statements?
By Simone Johnson | September 23, 2020

Cash flow statements break down the financial status of your company to show the money flowing in and out.

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5 Ways To Bring on New Hires in the Age of COVID-19 Telecommuting
By Alison Gutterman | September 22, 2020

The process of onboarding new employees always needs refining, but that's especially true while working remotely during a pandemic.

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Key User Experience Principles to Boost Your Site Conversion Rate
By Daniel Ndukwu | September 22, 2020

A visitor's user experience on your website goes a long way toward determining whether they buy from you regularly or never return.

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QuickBooks Desktop vs. Online: Which Should You Use?
By Max Freedman | September 22, 2020

Should you use the desktop application or web browser version of QuickBooks? Here's what you should know about each.

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7 Steps to Starting a Business
By Chris Porteous | September 21, 2020

The businesses that stand the best chances of surviving into the future are those that don't risk it all on a single "big score." They play the long game and manage risk frugally.

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Thriving Beyond COVID-19: The New Marketing Model for Small Businesses
By Paxton Gray | September 21, 2020

The effects the pandemic has had on small businesses could be long-lasting. It's crucial to adopt a practical and forward-looking marketing strategy.

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Remote Work Best Practices (Plus Sample Policy)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 21, 2020

With so many businesses now having employees work from home, it is vital to have a well-thought-out plan that fosters this new working environment.

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15 Local Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Local Business
By David Gargaro | September 18, 2020

These marketing strategies for small businesses can improve your engagement with potential customers in your local market.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 18, 2020

Qualifying for a business credit card if you have bad credit is difficult but not impossible. You may have to start with a secured card.

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5 Content Ideas to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged
By Liviu Tanase | September 17, 2020

Getting new email subscribers is a worthy goal, but keeping them engaged is even more important.

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Scale Your E-Commerce Business Using This Beginner-Friendly Facebook Ads Strategy
By Razvan Romanescu | September 17, 2020

Facebook ads are highly effective but highly complex. Learn how to scale your e-commerce business using Facebook ads.

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Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Matt D'Angelo | September 17, 2020

An effective time and attendance policy spells out your expectations for your employees' attendance and the consequences for failing to meet them.

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How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
By Chris Porteous | September 16, 2020

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

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Maintaining the Personal Touch Without In-Person Interaction: How Small Businesses Can Translate Their Business's Spirit Online
By Rich Rao | September 16, 2020

Here are four tips to differentiate your store and appeal to potential shoppers or stay top of mind with current customers.

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation?
By Jamie Johnson | September 16, 2020

To start employees off on the right foot, make sure your orientation helps them feel welcome and answers all of their questions.

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Can (or Should) You Raise Prices During COVID-19?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 16, 2020

Supply shortages in higher demand and other pandemic-related expenses are causing some companies to raise prices during COVID-19. Should your business follow suit?