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Focus: The Most Important Tool for Navigating Uncertainty
By Andrew Hoag | June 10, 2020

It’s important to focus on your customers, the features required to attract and retain them, and your team during tough times.

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5 Simple Ways to Pinpoint Your Brand's Target Audience
By Chris Christoff | June 04, 2020

When you start a business, you need to understand your target market at a fundamental level at the very beginning.

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3 Powerful Tips for Successful Account Management
By business.com editorial staff | June 04, 2020

When you open an account, you begin the process of building the account. Here are some useful tips for managing the process.

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Are Comparison Sites Good for Your Business?
By business.com editorial staff | June 02, 2020

Comparison shopping websites are popular among consumers, but how do they impact business?

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How to Use Content Marketing to Boost Organic Search
By business.com editorial staff | June 02, 2020

Crafting the right content can help you reach the right audience and boost your SEO.

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What Is Predictive Merchandising?
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2020

Learn the basics about predictive merchandising and what small businesses need to know.

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How to Build Social Proof for Your Small Business
By Thomas Griffin | May 29, 2020

Building trust with consumers is one of the fastest ways to grow your small business. Here's how to build social proof and generate more leads.

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Overlooked Tactics to Grow Your Email List Organically
By Liviu Tanase | May 28, 2020

How are you expanding your list of email subscribers? There are easy ways to do it, and you're probably not taking advantage. Here are some underused tactics to grow your email list for free.

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Why and How Your Online Store Should Offer Loss Leaders
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

Here's how you can implement the loss leader strategy for your e-commerce business.

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4 Methods to Spice Up Your Direct Mail Marketing
By Kent Moon | May 22, 2020

Direct mail marketing can be competitive. Here are four different ways to ensure your direct mail marketing campaign stands out from the rest, helping you grow your business.

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How do I build my business in a small "It's who you know" town, when you are new?
By Julia Hilleary | 36 Answers | Last Activity on May 20, 2020

My business is an in-home pilates studio, in horse country, close to the vest farming neighborhood. I have tried to break in with the neighbors, advertise, teach public classes, offered intros & good...

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What Is Direct Mail and Is It Right for Your Business?
By Kent Moon | May 14, 2020

Direct mail has significant advantages for the right business. Could it become a complementary part of your marketing strategy?

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4 Simple Ways to Boost Engagement With Email Marketing
By Chris Christoff | May 12, 2020

Is your brand taking advantage of email marketing to grow? If not, you're missing out on an opportunity to build strong customer relationships, improve engagement and drive sales.

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9 Ways to Boost Your Customers' Content Experience
By David Trounce | May 11, 2020

Content marketing is a great strategy to increase sales and build your brand, but without a positive content experience, your content marketing strategy will fail to meet its goals.

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That Was Easy: How to Make Payment Effortless for Clients
By business.com editorial staff | May 08, 2020

The ideal payment processes are rooted in the preferences of your customer – not those of your staff, or even your ideal business model.

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How to Keep Content Fresh During COVID-19
By Boris Pfeiffer | May 07, 2020

At a time when people are largely stuck at home and most content is surrounding only one topic, businesses have to be extra creative in how they reach people.

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How to Retain Customers During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | May 06, 2020

Follow these 10 customer retention strategies to keep your customers loyal to your business during the coronavirus crisis.

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How Small Businesses Thrive in a Big-Box Economy
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

By creating a fantastic customer experience, small businesses can hold their own against the big chains.

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A Guide to Marketing to Teens
By business.com editorial staff | April 28, 2020

Marketing to teens can have disastrous results if it's handled incorrectly.

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What Every Business Needs to Know About Consumer Data Privacy in 2020
By Alejandro Uria | April 27, 2020

If we were to try to categorize all the data privacy trends under one heading, it would most likely be an attempt to better regulate how private information is used.

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Sell for Tomorrow
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | April 27, 2020

Sales may be few and far between today, but smart business owners can spend their downtime laying the foundation for "sales for tomorrow."

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How to Create a Remote Help Desk for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | April 27, 2020

Follow this six-step process to create an effective remote help desk for your business.

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5 Research-Driven Strategies for Maximizing the Impact of Mobile Coupon Offers
By Dan Slavin | April 26, 2020

A new survey reveals important nuances that directly bear on retailers' success when it comes to using coupons to drive consumer behavior.

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3 Misconceptions About Account-Based Marketing
By business.com editorial staff | April 22, 2020

Don't fear changing your marketing strategy. Learn how ABM can help you.

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How do you put a positive spin on changing the name of the company?
By Tricia Hancock | 8 Answers | Last Activity on April 19, 2020

We have a sister company that is keeping the name but we are changing ours. How do we tell the employees and the public without hurting the sister company and our own good reputation?

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How can we get professional buyers to come to our fashion show?
By Joey Yu | 4 Answers | Last Activity on April 19, 2020

My company is planning on holding a fashion show in July 2020 in Thailand. We're looking for ways to invite professional buyers to the show. How we can get in touch with the right people and get them...

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5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in Sales
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Emotional intelligence is a valuable skill in any career but even more so in sales.

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Entrepreneurs, Take Note: 7 Trends in Online Purchasing Habits
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Whatever product or service you sell, stay on top of consumers' shopping behaviors.

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Tips to Improve Customer Service on Your E-commerce Site
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Great customer service can be a challenge for your e-commerce site because of the lack of face-to-face contact, but it's just as important.

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How to Create Community Around Your Brand
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Using online and in-person methods can help you grow a loyal brand following.