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5 Tips for Hiring Your First Freelance Writer
By Syed Balkhi | January 02, 2019

Follow these smart tips to hire and train a professional writer for your business.

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The Pros and Cons of Borrowing From Your 401(k) Plan
By business.com editorial staff | January 01, 2019

You can borrow from your 401(k), but is it the best solution to your money problems?

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How to Effectively Implement Employee Monitoring Software
By Aigerim Berzinya | December 27, 2018

Employee monitoring software, when used in a transparent manner, can help your business.

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How to Structure Your Workday as a Freelancer
By David Kirby | December 27, 2018

Freelancers who work from home must manage their time effectively to stay on task.

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Despite Progress, Women Still Face a Workplace Culture of Second Place
By Debrah Charatan | December 19, 2018

Sitting quietly at the table where women now have a seat is a poor use of that chair.

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Business Employee Benefits & Insurance Plans
By business.com editorial staff | December 14, 2018

Our experts have reviewed the best health insurance providers for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top rated providers.

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Commercial Cleaning Services Buying Guide
By Kayla Harrison | December 12, 2018

Need a commercial cleaning service for your office building? Our buying guide will help you understand what to look for and how to choose a vendor.

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Maintenance Management Software Buying Guide
By Kayla Harrison | December 05, 2018

If you need maintenance management software for your business, our guide can help you determine what to look for in a solution.

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Paper Shredding Services Buying Guide
By Kayla Harrison | December 04, 2018

Shopping for a paper shredding service? What are the features and certifications you should look for? Learn more by reading our buying guide.

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Running a Business While Managing a Chronic Disease
By Katharine Paljug | November 27, 2018

Dealing with health concerns can prepare you for the ups and downs of business ownership.

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3 Tech Hacks for Happy, Healthy, Productive Employees
By Saagar Govil | November 13, 2018

Here are some smart, simple ways to foster a healthier, more dynamic workplace.

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4 Tips to Build a Strong In-House Marketing Team
By Syed Balkhi | November 12, 2018

Marketing agencies can be great, but an in-house team is ideal if you have the resources.

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Hiring for the Holidays? 10 Ways to Find Great Hourly Workers
By Jared Atchison | November 09, 2018

Many businesses need to ramp up hiring for the busy holiday season.

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Using Lean Strategies to Achieve Team Synergy and Efficiency
By len stein | November 08, 2018

Learn more about lean manufacturing strategies and how to implement them in your business.

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Unconventional Management Strategies That Work
By Bennett Conlin | October 26, 2018

Learn how to implement surprising management tips to boost team performance.

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5 Ways a UX Designer Can Benefit Your Company
By Rudy Mutter | October 25, 2018

The right user experience designer brings some or all of these qualities to the table.

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What's the Best Office Design? Staples Executive Offers Insight
By Chad Brooks | October 23, 2018

Find out what you need to know about the current trends in office design.

Advice
What are some non-monetary ways to incentivize employees?
By Jason Waite | 17 Answers | Last Activity on October 16, 2018

I would like to find more ways to motivate my team. Additional compensation is tough right now. What have others found useful to motivate employees other than more compensation?

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4 Pillars for Thriving in Times of Technological Change
By JD Dolan | October 11, 2018

Ensure your business can not only survive disruption but excel at it.

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The Tax Man Cometh: New State, Federal Laws Usher in Changes for Amazon FBA International Sellers
By Joshua Ashman Ephraim Moss | October 11, 2018

New state and federal laws hold significant changes for Amazon FBA international sellers.

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6 Steps to Create a Succession Plan for Your Sales Team
By Keith Johnstone | October 10, 2018

Turnover is inevitable, so you need to know exactly who's going to step up and how.

Advice
How can I find the best candidates for recruiting Internet Marketing Sales Consultants?
By Bill Fukui | 4 Answers | Last Activity on October 09, 2018

Can I find the right candidates to fill recruiting positions through job sites, social media, and LinkedIn? Please advice if this is the best strategy, any additional ideas would be helpful.

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When an additional sales person should be employed?
By Tunca Demirci | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 09, 2018

There should be some indicators that shows the need for new staff. I want to decide by applying an analytical method (if there is any) for giving the right decision to grow sales department.

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Does anyone have a recommendation for an online decision tree tool?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 5 Answers | Last Activity on September 28, 2018

I usually use a whiteboard or powerpoint to make decision trees, but would prefer to find a simple-to-use online tool. If anyone has used one they would recommend, let me know. Thanks!

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4 Surefire Ways to Scale Up Your Operations Team
By Melissa Powell | September 26, 2018

To grow successfully, you need the right scale-up strategy.

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Four Ways to Measure Employee Engagement During Open Enrollment
By Michael DesRochers | September 11, 2018

Open enrollment is nearly here. Be prepared with a solid communications plan.

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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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Are you leveraging "PMaaS"? (Project Management as a Service)?
By Vincent Cottrell | 4 Answers | Last Activity on August 30, 2018

As we continue to improve our services I am on a continued quest to engage our community and ask questions to see which Outsourcing solutions work best for you and your company and to learn more...

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Don't Go It Alone: The Case for Hiring a Marketing Expert
By Ryan Ayers | August 28, 2018

Digital marketing is one area where your ROI will be better if you don't DIY.

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Policy
By Paula Fernandes | August 27, 2018

Serving alcohol in the office can be a nice perk, but there's a lot to consider first.