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

Simple changes can make your business more environmentally friendly.

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Hackers Are Targeting Small Businesses. Here's How to Protect Yourself
By Erik Day | November 14, 2018

Learn how to protect your SMB from the three biggest cybersecurity threats.

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How Passion and Desire to Help Led One Entrepreneur Into Business
By Colton Bollinger | November 13, 2018

See how the Jumper Media founder started a business without intending to.

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The Best Business Plan Software of 2020
By business.com editorial staff | October 10, 2018

Looking for business plan software? Which software application is right for your business? Learn more by reading our reviews.

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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.

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Time Crunch: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Prioritizing Your Tasks
By Mark Ellwood | September 17, 2018

Your time is valuable; know how you spend it.

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10 Business Owners Share Their Tips for Weathering Slow Seasons
By Mona Bushnell | September 06, 2018

We asked entrepreneurs for their advice on how they handle down seasons.

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Finding Talented Freelancers: 12 Websites Worth Searching
By Scott Gerber | September 03, 2018

These sites are excellent resources when you're seeking the right person for a project.

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5 Tips to Manage Your Time as a Small Business Owner
By Meredith Wood | August 30, 2018

Learn some ways to make the most effective use of your working time.

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

Here are 7 steps to finding the best materials for your manufactured products.

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

The hope is to have all people, governments and businesses following the agenda by 2030.

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How to Tell If Your Business is Growing Too Quickly (and What to Do About It)
By Adam Uzialko | July 26, 2018

If you notice these signs, it could be time to slow down.

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How Starting a Business is Similar to Starting a Marriage
By Malini Bhatia | July 25, 2018

Building a business is a lot like building a relationship.

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

Reduce friction to please customers.

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

Consumers want to buy from businesses that help them feel empowered.

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

Here's how to make your office a more sustainable workplace.

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

Don't be caught off guard. Here are 11 tips to help you prepare should disaster strike.

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11 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Software Development Company
By Dhananjay Goel | June 13, 2018

An idea for an app, website or software product needs a developer to become successful.

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What's in a Name? How to Choose the Most Appropriate Job Title
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2018

Business experts gave us these five tips for naming roles in your startup or SMB.

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Quit Your Day Job for Your Startup: 5 Steps to Success
By Sammi Caramela | May 11, 2018

Make sure you're ready for entrepreneurship before leaving behind a steady income.

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

Hackers are getting more creative. Learn how your business could be targeted.

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What Should You Do When a Client Ignores You?
By Keren Lerner | March 29, 2018

Here's what to do if you can't get a hold of your client.

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The Best Resources for Learning Web Design
By Andreas Rivera | March 19, 2018

With the internet, you have access to numerous learning tools for making your own website.

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Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor?
By Katharine Paljug | March 14, 2018

Here's how you know your startup is ready for an investor.

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

There are pros and cons to this change in wages.

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

These four indisputable signs indicate 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

Which pricing structure is right for your business?