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How to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month
By Mona Bushnell | October 05, 2022

October is National Women's Small Business Month, which means it's time to celebrate women-owned businesses everywhere.

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How to Take a Vacation as a Small Business Owner
By Laura Spawn | October 05, 2022

Small business owners need vacations to help them achieve a healthy work-life balance. Here's how to keep your business running smoothly while you're away.

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You’ll Fail as an Entrepreneur if You Don’t Know These Stats
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 03, 2022

Data can inform entrepreneurs' decisions about their companies' direction. Learn recent statistics that can help you prepare your new business for success.

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Industries That Take Full Advantage of the Subscription Business Model
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 29, 2022

See how specific industries have taken advantage of the subscription model. Learn subscription model benefits and tips for using it in your business.

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How Businesses Are Marketing Green Innovation
By David Trounce | September 21, 2022

Marketing for a "green" audience can be profitable for both business and community. Here's what companies are doing and what your small business can try.

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Protecting Your Bottom Line From Data Breaches
By Isaac Kohen | September 21, 2022

Not only is a data breach bad news for your customers, it hurts your bottom line and can even sink your business. Here's why you need a data security plan.

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Managing Resources: ERP Industry Trends That Impact Bottom Line
By Mark Fairlie | September 21, 2022

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps businesses drive quality by recording and storing real-time business performance data. Learn ERP trends to watch.

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‘Bad’ Business Ideas That Made Bank
By Sean Peek | September 21, 2022

Does your business idea seem ridiculous on the surface? Take inspiration from these 10 businesses that found success despite starting with a "bad" idea.

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10 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Check out our list of inspiring entrepreneurs under 40 who have paved the way for themselves and many others with successful businesses.

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Never Giving Up: 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Failed at Least Once 
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Learn how some of the most successful entrepreneurs bounced back from rejection – and how you can too.

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7 Pain Points Entrepreneurs Should Expect and Embrace
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you have to roll with the punches. Learn how to deal with these common pain points of running a business.

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What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By Stella Morrison | September 20, 2022

Private labeling is growing in popularity, and many businesses can benefit from the technique. Here's everything you need to know.

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MLMs: Predatory Scams or Entrepreneurial Opportunities?
By Mona Bushnell | September 20, 2022

Learn how to tell the difference between legitimate business prospects and scams.

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A Gamble You Can’t Afford to Lose: Finding the Right Materials for Your Product
By Steve Cartier | September 20, 2022

Learn the crucial steps to finding the best materials for your manufactured products.

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Time Crunch: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Prioritizing Your Tasks
By Jennifer Post | September 20, 2022

Entrepreneurs often find themselves overburdened with tasks. Learn how to allocate your time and prioritize your tasks.

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Dizzying Data: What the Rise in Data Complexity Means for Business
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Companies use customer data in their decision-making, but they must know how to wield it properly. Here is the best way to utilize data sources.

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Product Failure
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

What pitfalls cause most products to fail? Learn about these common traps so you can avoid mistakes and a failed product launch.

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10 Proven Tips for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Off Strong
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Many people dream of starting their own company, but not all entrepreneurs are successful. Get a good start in your business-owning career with these tips.

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Buy Local: Why Small Business Owners Must Practice What They Preach
By Jennifer Post | September 20, 2022

You've asked your customers to buy local, and you should too. Here's why your local B2B purchases have a positive ripple effect on the SMB community.

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How to Print Postcards at Home With Word Processing Software
By Max Freedman | September 20, 2022

Creating your own postcards at home is not too difficult. Here is what you need and how to do it.

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10 Scams That Prey on Small Businesses
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Scammers often target small and midsize businesses. Beware of these 10 business-related scams, and learn how to avoid cybercriminals and hackers.

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Why Adopting a Zero-Friction Approach Is the Key to Success
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Customers hate friction when interacting with a business. Here's how to take a zero-friction approach to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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Would You Make It on ‘Shark Tank’? The Importance of Scalable Business Models
By Jamie Johnson | September 20, 2022

Scalability is a crucial factor in business growth and success. Learn the components of a scalable company and how to scale your business.

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Better Than Coffee: 10 Podcasts That Will Inspire Your Mornings
By Jamie Johnson | September 20, 2022

Here are the best podcasts that business owners should listen to for daily inspiration and entrepreneurial advice.

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Welcome to America: What Non-Residents Need to Consider When Forming a Company in the U.S.
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2022

Non-U.S. residents can form a business in the United States, but there are a few things they need to consider. Learn what with this guide.

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8 Keys to Upscaling Your Business
By Asim Rais Siddiqui | September 20, 2022

Scaling up is a worthy business goal. Risks are inevitable, but you can boost your chances of successful business growth with these prep steps.

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Is It Time to Shift to the Holacratic Workplace?
By Genia Stevens | September 20, 2022

In a holacratic workplace, there's no traditional leadership hierarchy; team members assume multiple roles. Learn if holacracy is right for your business.

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | September 07, 2022

Unique resources for veteran-owned businesses. How to start, find funding and gain customers. With tips from successful veteran business owners.

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Entrepreneurs Love These 13 Tools for Conducting Market Research
By Scott Gerber | September 07, 2022

In today's world, market research is essential to you and your brand’s long-term success. Here are the tools you need to do it well.

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Resources for Business Owners with Disabilities
By Chad Brooks | September 07, 2022

Unique resources for prospective business owners living with a disability. How to find the right business and the support to get it started.