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Is a $15 Minimum Wage Good for Small Business?
By Andreas Rivera | March 05, 2018

Is a $15 minimum wage profitable in the long run? For small businesses, the raise may cause more problems than it solves.

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4 Signs It’s Time To Change Direction
By Russell Smith | March 05, 2018

Are the winds of change blowing in your industry? Here are four signs it's time to forge a new future.

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Choosing the Best Pricing Model for Your Business: License vs. Subscription
By Eugene Kalnyk | March 02, 2018

Subscription services are overtaking the traditional licensing model. Is this pricing structure right for your business?

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How CEO Scott Fischer Turned Dippin’ Dots Fortune Around
By Chad Brooks | January 31, 2018

Scott Fischer, CEO of Dippin' Dots, pulled the beleaguered company from bankruptcy, transforming it into a multi-million dollar business. Learn how.

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How Crooks Hack Passwords and How You Can Protect Your Business
By David Balaban | January 31, 2018

Don't be a sitting duck for cyberthieves. Follow these steps to create strong passwords and thwart potential attacks.

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Why Your KPIs Are Causing Conflict and How to Fix It
By Sabrina Chamberlain | November 22, 2017

See how to hone your company's KPIs and coordinate these metrics across departments to find yourself in a much better position.

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7 Proven Tips for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Off Strong
By Nathan Resnick | November 15, 2017

Even if you're not ready to actually start your business yet, you can do a lot while you're young to boost your chances of startup success down the road.

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The 9 Mistakes That Could Have Killed My Company
By Keren Lerner | October 19, 2017

One veteran business owner of 16 years shares the biggest mistakes she's made and what she learned from them. Read them here.

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Small Business Revolution: Robert Herjavec and Amanda Brinkman On Knowing Your Business and Your Value
By Saige Driver | October 03, 2017

"Shark Tank's" Robert Herjavec and Deluxe Corp.'s Amanda Brinkman share their expertise about running a small business

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The 5 Best Communication Tools for Businesses of Any Size
By Jonathan Bentz | September 29, 2017

Whether you're a small company or an enterprise-level business, these five communication tech tools will keep your team engaged and connected.

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3 Offerings That Will Rise Up in the As-a-Service Era
By Dale McIntyre | September 13, 2017

As the market for outsourced services grows, the variety of available services is growing along with it. Here are three offerings small businesses can use.

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5 Surprising Things Holding Your Business Back (and How to Solve Them)
By Diana Wertz | August 15, 2017

When you're running a business, it's easy to overlook the little details that hold your business back. Here are 5 potential traps and how to avoid them.

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How to Build a Solid Foundation for Your Business
By Bob Adams | August 14, 2017

Building a solid foundation for your business involves making good decisions at the outset. Here are three tips to ensure a durable, successful business.

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What Is Behavioral Analytics and How Can It Help Your Business Grow?
By Guy Greenberg | July 05, 2017

Businesses that analyze customer buying patterns and shape the buying journey will reap the biggest rewards. Learn how to use analytics to your advantage.

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4 Ways Small Businesses Empower Their Communities
By Meredith Wood | June 02, 2017

Small businesses inject revenue back into local communities while sparking innovation, and provide opportunities for women, minorities and immigrants.

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Why and How you Should Implement Real-Time Tracking
By Nicole Pontius | March 10, 2017

Leveraging real-time tracking arms businesses with key insights for a more efficient supply chain.

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How to Run Your Business as a Marathon
By Michael Georgiou | February 07, 2017

As an entrepreneur, you have to be prepared for a marathon, not a sprint.

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Ahead of the Pack: 4 Ways to Keep Your Business Competitive
By Chad Brooks | August 11, 2016

It isn’t always easy to keep your business competitive. But here are 4 ways that can greatly help in today's cut-throat business world.

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Gig Economy Trends: Developments, and Insights into the Industry 2016
By Chad Brooks | July 15, 2016

As technology continues to evolve, so will the gig economy and the new ventures that grow with it over time.

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The Art of Words: How to Write the Perfect Mission Statement
By Larry Alton | June 20, 2016

Do your customers have the same idea of your company as you? If not, you need to work on your mission statement.

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Visualizing Success: How To Set Up Effective Quarterly Goals
By Shirley Tan | May 04, 2016

Effective strategy to plan quarterly goals that can be achieved by your company and team members.

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The Pros and Cons of Offering Money-Back Guarantees
By Chad Brooks | May 02, 2016

As with any big business decision, there are pros and cons to offering money-back guarantees. Weigh your options here. Read on.

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Be Less Busy: How Slack is Changing Workplace Communication
By Clayton Dean | April 22, 2016

Slack is rapidly taking over as the leading platform for office and team communication. Here's how you can optimize it for your business.

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Welcome to America: What Non-Residents Need to Consider When Forming a Company in the U.S.
By Chad Brooks | April 20, 2016

You can still form a company in the U.S. even if you are a non-resident. These tips will help you with just that.

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Your Business Doesn’t Need a CMO: 4 Ways to Outsource
By Erik Huberman | April 12, 2016

Your company can see savings in the range of 40 to 65 percent just by outsourcing high-level positions like a CFO or CMO

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Part of the Job: 7 Skills All Entrepreneurs Must Master
By Chad Brooks | March 11, 2016

There are a few other unexpected skills that entrepreneurs will need to succeed, you just might not be thinking about them yet.

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With Power Comes Pain: The Downsides to Being the Boss
By Suzanne Lucas | February 29, 2016

Being the boss can be super hard. There's a reason managers get paid more than individual contributors. Here are the downsides.

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Making Connections: The Best Internet Marketing Conferences in 2016
By Seth Rand | February 17, 2016

Trade shows and conferences remain a key factor to the success of any business. Here are a list of the best ones this happening year.

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Inspiration Revealed: 36 Top CEOs Share Their Secrets to Success
By Chad Brooks | November 02, 2015

If you're looking to stay sharp, learn from the top CEO's to improve in all aspects of your business.

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Why B2B is Really Becoming More Like B2C in the Marketplace
By Mikita Mikado | October 01, 2015

Changes in the B2C market are now bleeding over to the B2B market, too. Here are consumer trends that sales teams should be cognizant of.