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5 Habits of Successful Online Entrepreneurs
By Zeeshan Khalid | September 04, 2019

Reduce the chance of failure in online entrepreneurship by adopting these five habits.

How to Take a Vacation as a Small Business Owner
By Laura Spawn | August 09, 2019

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.

How to Become a Full-Time Airbnb Entrepreneur
By Sam Zuo | August 07, 2019

Here's how you can turn your side gig of Airbnb hosting into a full-time gig.

How Businesses Are Marketing Green Innovation
By David Trounce | June 23, 2019

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.

How to Manage Your Small Business Through a Crisis
By Nabeel Ahmad | June 23, 2019

Small businesses to be prepared to handle any crisis that comes their way. If they aren't, the results could be catastrophic.

Talking Shop: How to Protect Your Small Business From Malware
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2019

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making malware harder than ever to detect. Here's how to protect yourself from this threat.

How to Create a Free Return Policy That Doesn’t Hurt Your Bottom Line
By Rafael Lourenco | June 14, 2019

Free return policies can hurt your business's bottom line. Here are some ways to create a policy that makes fiscal sense.

Sustainability Is Changing How We Do Business … For the Better
By Melissa Zehner | May 23, 2019

As consumer preferences shift toward sustainable products, businesses are embracing the B Corp model and finding ways to make a positive impact.

How SMBs Spend Their IT Budgets in 2019
By Tiffany Bloomer | May 20, 2019

SMBs have spent money in three key IT areas throughout 2019.

6 Procurement Tips All Small Business Owners Need to Know
By Shane Barker | May 01, 2019

Business owners should focus on hiring the right professionals, staying wary of false promises and maximizing incentives when it comes to procurement.

It’s Not Just CNP Fraud: Merchants Must Protect Themselves From New Cybercrime Scams
By Rafael Lourenco | April 25, 2019

Cybercriminals are getting smarter. Here are the new email scams you need to watch for and the precautions you need to take to protect your business.

Great Harvest CEO Offers Tips on Meeting New Diet Demands
By Chad Brooks | March 22, 2019

Great Harvest CEO Mike Ferretti offers advice on building a business model that is flexible enough to cater to changing consumer demands.

Turn Your Entrepreneurial Roadblocks Into Stepping Stones for Success
By James Moran | March 07, 2019

Every entrepreneur encounters plenty of setbacks along the way to success. Here's how to take those roadblocks in stride.

Used Office Furniture: Pros and Cons
By Skye Schooley | March 07, 2019

Buying used office furniture can solve your furniture problems, or it can create other headaches. Read about the pros and cons of buying used furnishings.

Resources for Business Owners with Disabilities
By Chad Brooks | February 06, 2019

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

How to Get Your Business Ready for a Remote Workforce
By Jared Atchison | January 15, 2019

More businesses are utilizing a remote workforce. If you're considering making the switch to remote workers, follow these three tips.

Top IT Outsourcing Trends for 2019
By Vikrant Bhalodia | January 04, 2019

The demand for contract IT talent will increase as more businesses take advantage of outsourcing instead of hiring specialists in-house.

Follow This Process to Discover the Unique Selling Proposition of Your Business
By Shane Barker | December 26, 2018

Leverage this step-by-step guide to identify and define the unique selling point (USP) for your business.

3 Ways to Make Your Business’s Computing Eco-Friendly
By Robin Hau | December 07, 2018

Incorporating cloud computing and remote work are great starting points for becoming a more environmentally friendly company.

Before Outsourcing Your Chargeback Management, Ask These Questions
By Mark Standfield | September 19, 2018

Outsourcing to a chargeback management professional has numerous and significant benefits. Here's how to choose the right fit for your business.

A Gamble You Can’t Afford to Lose: Finding the Right Materials for Your Product
By Steve Cartier | August 18, 2018

Once business owners complete the ideation process to create an innovative product, they want to uphold it with high-quality materials. Here's how.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for Small Businesses
By Carlyann Edwards | August 07, 2018

The United Nations has established goals to protect the planet and ensure prosperity, but chances are your company may not be following them.

Why Adopting a Zero-Friction Approach is the Key to Success
By Scot Wingo | July 19, 2018

Reducing difficulties for consumers is critical to receiving repeat business.

Do-It-For-Me: The Next Evolution of the On-Demand Economy
By Scot Wingo | June 21, 2018

Customers expect a lot from companies. Learn how to meet their needs and build brand loyalty.

5 Rs for Greening the Office
By Carlyann Edwards | June 20, 2018

To green your business, start with the five5 Rs of reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse and repurpose.

Preparing Your Business Should the Worst Happen
By Evyatar Sagie | June 20, 2018

No one likes to think about things going wrong, but when you run a business, you have to consider it. Here are 11 steps you can take today to prepare.

Success in Business Comes with Focus
By Chad Brooks | May 17, 2018

When you take the path of entrepreneurship, it takes focus from the one person who has the most to gain or lose in the business.

Why National Small Business Week Matters Now More Than Ever
By Deborah Sweeney | April 27, 2018

The SBA's Small Business Week runs from April 29 to May 5 this year. Here's why this event matters for today's entrepreneurs.

4 Ways IoT Can Help Your Small Business Work Smarter
By Maria Paz Gillet Martín | April 19, 2018

From wearables to connected cars to sensors, there are tons of ways IoT can help make life and business easier – and it's not just for big companies.

5 Scams That Prey on Small Businesses
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2018

Don't be fooled: Your small business is not beneath fraudsters' notice. Look out for these five common traps.