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Industries That Take Full Advantage of the Subscription Business Model
By Chad Brooks | January 05, 2022

Not every business can work with a subscription service, but these industries are doing it right.

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Managing Resources: ERP Industry Trends That Impact Bottom Line
By Aaron Continelli | January 05, 2022

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from a well-integrated ERP software through noticeably simplified and enriched business interactions.

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Personal Brand Visibility: 5 Guidelines For Entrepreneurs to Build a Strong Digital Footprint
By Chad Brooks | January 05, 2022

Modern entrepreneurs need to network and to be able to create influence via the Internet. They must form a strong digital footprint.

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Elevating Expectations: 6 Ways Product Quality Affects Your Brand
By Sammi Caramela | January 04, 2022

Ensuring your products are of high quality is crucial to your business's bottom line. Learn how to do it correctly.

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The Game of Pricing: How The Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
By Chad Brooks | October 15, 2021

What does the number 9 have to do with pricing? A lot. Are you using it right?

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

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

Start your small business energy conservation program today with these immediate, actionable tips.

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The Importance of Freelancers in 2021
By Andrew Martins | November 30, 2020

Freelance workers are becoming an even larger portion of the American workforce due to COVID-19 and widespread uncertainty.

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22 Branches of Business Management
By Max Freedman | November 26, 2020

There are many branches of business management. Find out more about each business management sector.

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How to Learn From Your Failures: 4 Valuable Lessons
By Thomas Griffin | November 25, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you'll encounter setbacks. These four tips will help you maintain the right perspective as you launch and grow your business.

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How to Run a Successful One-Person Business
By Bennett Conlin | November 20, 2020

Running a successful one-person business requires a lot of patience and impeccable time management skills. Here is how to do it.

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Forum Etiquette: Guide for Online Forums
By Mona Bushnell | November 18, 2020

New to online forum culture and etiquette? This guide will have you posting like a pro in no time.

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Starting an Advertising Agency
By Sean Peek | September 15, 2020

If you have a background in marketing and communications, starting an advertising agency could be a smart startup option. Here's what you need to know.

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5 Simple Steps to Valuing Your Small Business
By Russell Smith | August 19, 2020

How much is your small business worth to investors or buyers? Calculate your business valuation by following these five steps.

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Crystal Knows All: You’re Being Profiled
By Chad Brooks | June 26, 2020

Crystal combs your online social media and compiles a personality profile that it sells to businesses trying to reach you.

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How to Use Data Science to Get Ahead in Business
By Chad Brooks | June 08, 2020

Data-driven decision-making is the new way of doing business. See how data science can help even small businesses.

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Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By Chad Brooks | April 27, 2020

So you've just registered your trademark and taken the first step in protecting your brand. Now what?

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Business Decision-Making: Gut Instinct or Hard Data?
By Chad Brooks | April 27, 2020

In the world of business, decisions matter. Should you trust your gut or rely on the hard data?

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Why Every Company Needs Business Process Management
By Chad Brooks | April 14, 2020

Bigger, faster, stronger. Find out why your company needs business process management and fine tune every process to achieve maximum performance.

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How America’s Main Streets Are Doing and Why You Should Care
By Bill Brunelle | April 09, 2020

Main Street organizations and supporters will play an important role in helping local economies recover from the current crisis.

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8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By Chad Brooks | March 24, 2020

There are eight criteria you should consider when evaluating a partnering company to reap the benefits of outsourcing.

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How to Rebrand Your E-Commerce Business
By Joshua Stowers | March 24, 2020

Learn why and how BigFish Spirits rebranded to Spirit Hub, and what made its rebranding a success.

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The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By Chad Brooks | March 19, 2020

Virtual offices are gaining momentum. However, just like every product out there, virtual offices have their pros and cons.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Matt D’Angelo | February 25, 2020

Business has gone increasingly global throughout the past several decades. Understanding international business etiquette is key to your worldwide success.

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint
By Michael Wood | November 22, 2019

These four tips will help you change up your business's operations to be more environmentally friendly.

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The Different Paths to a Career in Project Management
By Ryan Ayers | November 17, 2019

Project management is one of the most lucrative, diverse careers out there right now. Every industry needs one; learn which skills you need to become one.

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Want to Support a Charity? Qualities Businesses Should Seek Out
By Scott Gerber | November 11, 2019

Here are the most important criteria small businesses should consider before partnering with a charity.

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How Small Businesses Can Work Together for Holiday Season Success
By Bill Brunelle | October 21, 2019

It's not too early to start planning for your holiday sales. Here's how you can team up with other businesses in your community for everyone's benefit.

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How to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month
By Mona Bushnell | October 01, 2019

Here are some ways to celebrate women in business, including through organizations, nonprofits and advocacy groups that help connect women entrepreneurs.

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Protecting Your Bottom Line From Data Breaches in 2020
By Isaac Kohen | September 20, 2019

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.