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What Is Ransomware?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 22, 2021

Hackers use malware to encrypt a business's data or lock them out of the company network. Known as ransomware, this practice has become a big problem for businesses across the globe.

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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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How to Use Biometric Access Control Systems
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 21, 2021

For small and midsize businesses, biometric technology has many uses - along with multiple advantages and disadvantages.

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How to Avoid Creating an Annoying Email Campaign
By Andrew Martins | August 31, 2021

People are leery of promotional emails, so it's important not to annoy potential customers with your campaign. Here are 10 tips to help you avoid that problem.

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20 Features to Look for in a CRM
By Sean Peek | August 30, 2021

Here are the top qualities to consider when selecting CRM software for your business.

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Using Form 941 to Pay Quarterly Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 18, 2021

This guide explains Form 941, which employers need to fill out for tax withholdings from employee paychecks during payroll.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 13, 2021

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. So how can your business accept them?

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Business Scams 101: Common Schemes and How to Avoid Them
By business.com editorial staff | August 12, 2021

Scammers want to steal from your company. Here’s what they do, and how you can shut them down.

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Lawsuits on the Rise: Small Businesses Need EPLI
By Nicole Urbanowicz | July 28, 2021

This guide explains employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) and why small businesses need it to protect them from legal costs and penalties associated with lawsuits.

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13 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
By Max Freedman | July 15, 2021

There are several crucial factors that must be planned for and taken into account when you're considering opening a restaurant.

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Business Accommodations for Employees with Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, Or Other Disabilities
By business.com editorial staff | June 24, 2021

It's important for businesses to be accessible for all employees.

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What Is Employee Attrition?
By Nicole Fallon | June 23, 2021

If your business is struggling with employee attrition, it may be helpful to analyze your workforce trends and find the root cause.

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Almost Half of Workers Support Employers Mandating Vaccination
By Chad Brooks | June 15, 2021

Four percent of workers say they'll quit if they are forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How to Make Your CRM Your Company's Most Flexible Tool
By Stella Morrison | June 15, 2021

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is a key tool for most modern businesses. Here's how to make your CRM system adapt to your existing business operations.

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9 Workplace Safety Tips for Business
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

Having a safe working environment is essential, which is why you should have a plan to reduce the risks of injury.

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What Is Remote Access VPN?
By Sean Peek | May 05, 2021

Remote access VPNs have become hugely popular during the coronavirus pandemic, as they allow remote employees to connect to their company networks securely.

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What Is a Site-to-Site VPN?
By Sean Peek | May 05, 2021

A site-to-site VPN allows workers to securely access resources from a remote location.

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Cloud VPN: Definition, Types, Benefits and More
By Nicole Fallon | May 05, 2021

Cloud VPNs are an increasingly popular choice for businesses that want to encrypt sensitive company data for their remote workforce.

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What Is Secure Remote Access?
By Nicole Fallon | April 30, 2021

Secure remote access allows employees and IT personnel to safely connect to and manage another user's desktop from a different location.

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What Is SUTA Tax? How Do You Calculate It?
By David Gargaro | April 23, 2021

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 | April 23, 2021

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 | April 22, 2021

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

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

For veterans who are starting a business, there are dozens of resources to help with funding, mentoring and becoming a government contractor.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Your small business can reap a host of benefits by implementing these green strategies.

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From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Natural disasters – whether a hurricane, tornado, or outbreak like COVID-19 – can have a disastrous effect on small businesses, but they don't have to. Here's how to weather a disaster successfully.

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Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Learn how to turn your genealogy hobby into a home-based business.