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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

Strategic partnerships have mutual benefits and can lead to long-term profits.

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How to Help Small Businesses Navigate Copyright Law
By Andrew Martins | April 30, 2020

Copyright law makes it tricky for business owners to broadcast music at their stores. Find out how Feed.fm helps SMBs pump out the tunes without landing in hot water.

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Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By business.com editorial staff | 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 business.com editorial staff | 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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How to Determine How Much Office Space You Need
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Before you sign a lease, calculate how big an office you need using these estimates.

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Why Every Company Needs Business Process Management
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

To become and remain successful and competitive, businesses must continuously improve their processes.

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How to Increase Your Restaurant's Profit Margin
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

You can pump up profits for your restaurant with a few tried-and-true methods paired with creative balance of costs.

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Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Technology Leads to New Opportunities
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Dean Gallagher of Fresh Folio Design talks about the importance of tech in his business.

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Can You Expedite a Trademark Application?
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Trademark applications can take eight to 12 months to process. Find out how it's possible to get a fast pass on your application.

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Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

On-demand workers are an increasingly popular option for corporations.

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How to Self-Fund Your Business
By Sean Peek | April 06, 2020

It can take years to get your vision off the ground, but the rewards of owning every aspect of your company is worth the hard work of bootstrapping. Here's how you can self-fund your business idea.

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How to Build a Strong Company Culture (Even When You All Work From Home)
By Kunal Chandiramani | April 03, 2020

Your whole team may now work from home, but company culture is as vital as ever. If you maintain a culture of trust and empathy, it will strengthen the backbone of your company.

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A Guide to Accounting Basics for Freelancers
By Intuit | April 02, 2020

Freelancers have more to consider when it comes to accounting than the average employee. Here's how to keep your business and personal expenses separate as a freelancer.

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17 Effective Sales Tricks to Gain Loyal Customers
By Usman Raza | April 01, 2020

Selling your product or service is often the hardest part of business, but it doesn't have to be. These 17 effective sales tricks will help your business generate more conversions and sales.

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What Sole Proprietors Need to Know About Business Licenses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

If you conduct business, even as a sole proprietor, you have some municipal rules.

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Should You Require Contracts as a Freelancer?
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Considering freelancing? Here's everything you need to know about freelance contracts.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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Naming a Product: What You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Product names can make or break sales. Here's how to choose the right one.

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Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | March 31, 2020

Learn how to create better business goals that can help you guide your company.

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Tips for Keeping the Peace When Working with Family
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Working with family common, but there's much to consider before making this arrangement.

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How to Identify, Address and Dissolve a Bad Partnership
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Understand the signs of a bad partnership before you take steps to end it.

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How to Host an Effective Conference Call
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

By following these guidelines, your meetings will be focused, timely and productive.

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8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

When outsourcing any part of your production process, following these eight steps will help you pick the right company.

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

A successful rebrand helps customers find your business and understand what your business does. Learn how Spirit Hub successfully rebranded its alcohol e-commerce business.

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Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | March 19, 2020

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are forced to work from home, which can encourage procrastination. Let's explore a few tips to maintain productivity and focus at home.

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The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By business.com editorial staff | March 19, 2020

The trend of virtual offices is starting to gain momentum. However, as every single product out there, even virtual offices have advantages and disadvantages.

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Steps in Order Fulfillment
By business.com editorial staff | March 16, 2020

Gain a complete understanding of the several steps involved in order fulfillment.

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Is a College Degree Necessary for Success?
By Sammi Caramela | March 13, 2020

Education comes in many forms, whether years of schooling or months of hands-on training.

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How Partnerships Can Help Your Business Grow
By Adam Uzialko | March 06, 2020

Jersey Natural Farm has found success in its mission-driven model of organic, regenerative agriculture on a small scale. But to expand the model and drive growth, it relies on new partners.

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To Infinity and Beyond: Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking
By business.com editorial staff | March 04, 2020

Positive thinking can make you a better problem-solver.