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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.