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How to File for a Patent
By business.com editorial staff | July 02, 2020

It's common for people to be confused about the patent process. We answer your FAQs.

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6 Steps to Improve Your Organization's Performance
By Rosanna Nadeau | July 02, 2020

Grow your company from within.

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Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 01, 2020

We spoke to Casey Stubbs, the founder of Winners Edge Trading, to learn about foreign exchange trading.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
By Mark Robinson | June 30, 2020

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.

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How to Create a Partnership Agreement
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2020

If you are entering a business partnership, it's important to understand the rules of a partnership agreement and how to create one. Here's what you need to know about partnership agreements.

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Crystal Knows All: You're Being Profiled
By business.com editorial staff | 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 New Tech to Succeed in an Old Industry, and to Give Back
By Simone Johnson | June 25, 2020

Fitz Frames uses new technology and creativity to not only break into an established industry, but to give back to the community.

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How to Transition From Your 9-to-5 Job to Full-Time Franchise Ownership
By Nathan Resnick | June 24, 2020

Does your day job leave you exhausted at the end of the workweek? If so, franchising might be a good opportunity for you to be your own boss.

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Vacationing from Your One-Person Business: 7 Tips to Unwind Without Worry
By business.com editorial staff | June 19, 2020

As a hard-working entrepreneur, you deserve a break like everyone else.

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8 Home-Based Business Ideas You Didn't Think Of
By business.com editorial staff | June 17, 2020

These home-based business ideas probably weren't on your radar until now, but there are many opportunities for starting a business from your home.

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How Writing a Book Might Help Your Small Business
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Writing a book can build trust and foster a more genuine connection with your consumers.

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Business and Product Names: A Guide to Choosing or Changing Them
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Your business name is more than just a catchy phrase. Here's how to choose the right one.

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How to Change Your Business Structure
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

Is your original business structure no longer a good fit for your company? Change it.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 4
By Adam Uzialko | June 12, 2020

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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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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7 Quick Tips for Negotiating a Business Lease
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

Get the office of your dreams within your budget.

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Weirdest Things Caught on Security Camera
By business.com editorial staff | June 08, 2020

Security cameras catch more than thefts. Here are eight weird things caught on camera.

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How to Use Data Science to Get Ahead in Business
By business.com editorial staff | June 08, 2020

If you know how to use it, big data could be the key to even a small business's success.

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When and How to Plan an Exit Strategy for Your SMB
By business.com editorial staff | June 04, 2020

It's better to be prepared for the end of your business ownership than risk coming up empty-handed.

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6 Tips to Reclaim 10 Hours of Your Time
By Timothy Carter | June 03, 2020

What would you do with an extra 500 hours per year? With these time management strategies, that's how much extra time you could find in your schedule.

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When Should You Buy New Office Furniture?
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2020

Should you buy new furniture for your office or repurpose your old furniture? Here are the benefits of either approach and some places to buy.

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Self-Directed Work Teams
By business.com editorial staff | May 29, 2020

Here's how to make self-directed teams work for your company.

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Leading by Example: How to Model Effective Time Management as a CEO
By Angela Koch | May 28, 2020

The art of time management might seem like a myth, but CEOs are tremendously skilled at it. Here are three tricks I use to manage my time effectively and live a better life.

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10 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from its mistakes with these 10 tips.

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Construction Project Management Software Buying Guide
By business.com editorial staff | May 23, 2020

Construction project management software streamlines tasks and helps you keep track of projects and personnel. See how to find the right program for your company.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | May 22, 2020

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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How to Start a Business With an Invention
By Mona Bushnell | May 20, 2020

Learn how entrepreneur Grace Eleyae created a product that she wanted and couldn't find elsewhere, and how it led her to start a successful business in the beauty and hair care industry.

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
By Chad Otar | May 12, 2020

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.

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40 Inspiring Quotes From Trailblazing Women We Admire
By Derek Walter | May 11, 2020

These inspiring quotes from trailblazing women serve as a reminder to us all that we can overcome daunting challenges, both personal and professional.

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How to Create an Alexa Skill for Business
By business.com editorial staff | May 10, 2020

Amazon Echo can help you run your business, but you'll need to start with skills.