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SMS Polling for Business
By Jordan Beier | January 12, 2021

Polls are an effective form of SMS outreach that can serve as another tool in your marketing strategy.

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How You Can Apply System Thinking to Your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 11, 2021

What is system thinking, and how can it be applied to a wide range of businesses and industries without impacting their efficacy?

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4 Best Social Media Strategy Tips for E-Commerce Businesses
By Jared Atchison | January 11, 2021

Here are the top social media marketing tips e-commerce businesses can work with in 2021.

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5 Reasons Why Some People Don't Think Their Hustle Measures Up
By Marcy Bialeschki | January 11, 2021

Our best measurement of personal success should use our own goals and guidelines.

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Your Guide to Marketing in 2021
By Mark Lamplugh | January 11, 2021

With everything 2020 threw at us, small businesses can apply those lessons to their marketing strategy in 2021.

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The Best Spreadsheet Software: Features, Uses and Programs
By Nicole Fallon | January 11, 2021

Modern spreadsheet software does more than track budgets. Here's how to find and use the best spreadsheet software for your business.

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Why It's Important New Hires Fit a Company's Culture
By Andrew Martins | January 11, 2021

Organizational culture can be the beating heart of your workforce or a hindrance to productivity. By focusing on it during and after the hiring process, you can ensure a cohesive, positive culture.

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Hiring Tips for a Multigenerational Workforce: From Baby Boomers to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 11, 2021

A multigenerational workforce provides opportunities for learning and innovation. Here's how to manage multiple generations.

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The Pandemic Recession Calls for a Whole New Collections Playbook
By Sachin Goyal | January 07, 2021

The pandemic has led to an escalating debt crisis, with businesses facing mountains of late or unpaid invoices. You need to be tactful in how you collect late customer payments, however.

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How to Start an E-commerce Business: An Easy Guide to Getting Started
By Kevin Shuler | January 07, 2021

E-commerce is growing at an unprecedented rate and is one of the most valuable industries now. This guide will inspire and guide you in starting your own e-commerce business.

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How Startups and SMBs Can Craft an IP Protection Strategy That Works
By Chris Porteous | January 07, 2021

Small business owners can develop a sound IP strategy when they leverage the right types of internal protections and external controls. Here are five steps to get started.

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Domestic and Global Economic Recovery in 2021 Depends on the Course of COVID-19
By Nicole Fallon | January 06, 2021

KeyBank's Q4 Economic Outlook Report explores the prospect of economic recovery in 2021 and how the pandemic will influence consumer spending, business performance, and global growth.

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The Four Rules of Successful Virtual Recruiting
By Joanna Swash | January 06, 2021

As businesses adapt to the new normal, recruiting safely and effectively to expand and grow is essential.

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6 Myths About Process Improvement
By Kevin Shuler | January 06, 2021

Don't let workflow inefficiencies derail your company.

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8 Awesome Pinterest Board Ideas for Your Business
By Max Freedman | January 06, 2021

A great Pinterest board can help your business stand out. Here are some ideas to make your boards memorable.

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5 Reasons to Consider Real-Time Monitoring
By Skye Schooley | January 06, 2021

Learn what real-time monitoring is and how it can benefit your business.

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Ticket Management Best Practices: How to Effectively Manage Your Tickets
By Nicole Fallon | January 05, 2021

An effective ticket management system is critical to correct issues quickly and efficiently.

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Why Retailers Need the Right Software to Meet Their Evolving Needs
By Dan McManus | January 04, 2021

Modern retail businesses need ERP software with various integrations and multichannel connectivity.

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Why Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
By Chris Porteous | January 04, 2021

Some companies' current hiring approach is flawed. A more measured approach is necessary to find skilled, talented, long-term workers.

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What Is an Online Shopping Cart?
By Business.com Contributor | January 04, 2021

If you're starting an e-commerce business, you need an online shopping cart. Learn what this is, who needs it and which features to look for.

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Tips on Developing an Awesome LinkedIn Company Page
By Adam Uzialko | January 04, 2021

An outstanding LinkedIn company page can help you recruit top talent and establish your brand's credibility.

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Recovering Your Business Post-COVID
By Brian Wallace | December 31, 2020

With COVID-19 and lockdowns showing signs of turning the corner, here is a holistic list of business and technology solutions to help businesses find the path forward.

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How to Build a Digital Product Ready for Angel/VC Funding Amid the Recession
By Dima Venglinski | December 31, 2020

Entering the market with a new product is not easy. However, it's still worth attempting regardless of challenging market conditions. This guide can help you navigate this process more easily.

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Top Tips for Conducting an End-of-Year Review for Small Businesses
By Jared Atchison | December 31, 2020

Learn how you can create an annual review to gauge the health of your business.

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Should You Offer a Sabbatical Program?
By Max Freedman | December 31, 2020

Offering employees a sabbatical could improve their performance. Here's what you need to know about sabbatical programs.

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Everything You Need to Know About QuickBooks POS
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 08, 2021

If you already use QuickBooks for your accounting software, you may be interested in its POS software as well. Here's what you need to know about its desktop POS product.

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18 Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Get Business Insurance
By Scott Gerber | December 30, 2020

Entrepreneurs should think through these factors first before choosing insurance.

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New Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans Coming: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | December 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program has been revamped and funded under the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill that President Trump signed on Dec. 27.

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Should You Offer Group Life Insurance?
By Max Freedman | December 30, 2020

Group life insurance is a valuable inclusion in an employee benefits package.

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Digital Transformation for SMBs: Necessity or Utopia?
By Jaydip Parikh | December 29, 2020

Digital transformation is as crucial for SMBs as it is for large organizations.

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Does Your Store's Customer Experience Live Up to Your Marketing Promises?
By David Fletcher | December 29, 2020

As consumers, we want to be recognized and catered to, and we can always use more convenience and positive experiences – especially during a time when there's more uncertainty than usual. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Visual Merchandising for SMB Retailers
By Ryan Gould | December 29, 2020

Visual merchandising can be extremely effective in driving in-store purchases. If you are a SMB retailer, learn how to create an effective visual merchandising strategy.

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5 Money-Saving Customer Support Solutions for Small Businesses
By Daria Leshchenko | December 28, 2020

Learn how to cut expenses on customer support without compromising on its quality.

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How Recycling Can Help Entrepreneurs Generate Additional Profit
By Torben Lonne | December 28, 2020

Find out how to cut costs and turn trash into cash by using recycling to your advantage.

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How to Manage Your Business's High Call Volume
By Max Freedman | December 28, 2020

Not having a strategy to handle increased call volume threatens your reputation and bottom line. Here's how to handle large call volumes.

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How to Futureproof Your Niche Business During the COVID-19 Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | December 23, 2020

Forward-looking businesses, especially those within niche markets, should combine plans for weathering the current storm with plans to maintain future growth, resilience and profitability.

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What Is Agile Project Management in Business?
By Max Freedman | December 23, 2020

While adding more steps, the agile project management model can help you provide a more transparent collaborative process.

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What Are the Benefits of a Section 125 Plan?
By Max Freedman | December 23, 2020

Section 125 plans offer employees significant tax savings and could be an appealing part of any benefits package.

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Audience Analysis: How to Use Social Media as Your Largest Focus Group
By Aleh Barysevich | December 22, 2020

Social media is the world's largest database of consumer insights that are extremely beneficial for a company.

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What It Takes to Succeed in a Business Partnership
By Deborah Sweeney | December 22, 2020

Keep these things in mind before entering a business partnership.

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The Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package: How You Can Take Advantage of It
By Adam Uzialko | December 22, 2020

The second round of COVID-19 stimulus includes long-awaited support for both individuals and small businesses.

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How to Reach Your Audience After They Leave Your Website
By Chris Christoff | December 22, 2020

Nearly 70% of consumers abandon shopping carts after adding products, and many more people leave websites without getting that far. But their buyer journey doesn't have to end there.

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The Best Payroll Software for Accountants
By Max Freedman | December 22, 2020

These are the most important features accountants should look for in payroll software.

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11 Tips Accountants Should Share With Their Clients
By Max Freedman | December 22, 2020

Every accountant should offer their clients these 11 tips.

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How to Improve Work Performance With a Performance Improvement Plan (Plus PIP Templates)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 22, 2020

A lot can be gained by giving struggling employees a clear path to improvement with a performance improvement plan.

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How to Calculate Gross and Net Pay
By Julie Ritzer Ross | December 22, 2020

To pay your employees the correct amount each pay period, you need to know how to calculate gross and net pay.

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How to Write Up an Employee
By Jane Genova | December 22, 2020

Writing up an employee is a form of discipline that serves as a clear message that an employee's behavior or conduct is unacceptable.

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7 Ways Inbound Marketing Can Build Relationships and Grow Your Business
By Anthony Gaenzle | December 21, 2020

For small businesses,traditional marketing can be expensive and difficult to maintain. Inbound marketing can level the playing field and give even the smallest business a chance to stand out and grow.

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5 Hiring Hacks for Small Businesses That Need to Stretch Their Budgets
By Abby Carter | December 21, 2020

Small businesses may lack resources at times, but that's no excuse for recruiting woes. Use these hiring hacks to improve your recruitment process and bring on the best talent.

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How Fresh n' Lean Adapted to Keep Employees and Consumers Safe
By Andrew Martins | December 21, 2020

Deemed an essential service early in the pandemic, Fresh n' Lean adapted by increasing its already-stringent quality control and employee safety.