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How Lonely Planet Navigated From Print Travel Guides to Award-Winning Social Media
By Tess Barker | May 21, 2024

A Q&A with Lonely Planet’s social media director Deepa Lakshmin

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How Color Can Impact Your Restaurant
By Matt D’Angelo | May 14, 2024

Learn how color affects your restaurant's atmosphere and sales.

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A 6-Step Guide to Making a Change Within Your Organization
By Sean Peek | May 02, 2024

Making changes in a company isn't easy, especially for non-managers, but anyone can make a difference. Take these steps to encourage meaningful change.

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7 Stats That Will Make You Rethink Your Document Management Strategy
By Kimberlee Leonard | April 29, 2024

Your document management strategy can directly affect your bottom line. Learn why a good document management solution is critical and how to find one.

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How to Create a Sustainable Business Model
By Drew Hendricks | April 25, 2024

A sustainable business model is a top priority for SMBs. Learn how to build a sustainable business that benefits customers without jeopardizing the planet.

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Get It Together: 7 Quick Ways to Make Your Business More Organized
By Leah Zitter | April 18, 2024

Use these simple tricks to make your business more efficient with the minimum resources.

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Open for Business: 5 Options for Setting Up an Online Store
By Jennifer Dublino | April 18, 2024

There are various ways to open an e-commerce store and start selling online. Learn your online store options and their pros and cons.

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5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan
By Jennifer Dublino | April 15, 2024

SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. Learn how to apply SMART goal principles to your business to boost success.

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Learn by Example: 7 Great Mobile-Friendly E-Commerce Websites
By Mark Fairlie | April 10, 2024

Boost your mobile website conversion rates by emulating excellent mobile-friendly e-commerce websites. Learn how to create a great mobile user experience.

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Is Your Small Business Achieving Profitable Growth?
By Emil Abedian | April 10, 2024

Small businesses must understand if their growth is profitable. Learn about the profitability-growth relationship and achieving profitable growth.

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Fast, Good or Cheap — The Iron Triangle?
By Jamie Johnson | April 10, 2024

Trying to decide between making a product fast, good or cheap can be difficult. Here's how to accomplish all three.

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Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | April 10, 2024

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

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Is Wholesale Over? The Death of the Middleman
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

The internet has reduced the need for wholesalers that act as middlemen in the sales process. Learn the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer transactions.

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Writing a Business Growth Plan
By Jennifer Dublino | April 10, 2024

A business growth plan outlines where a company sees itself in one to two years. Learn what to include in a business growth plan and why a plan matters.

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Should Your Restaurant Be on Grubhub?
By Sean Peek | March 05, 2024

Learn how much Grubhub really costs restaurants and what it brings to the table.

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Movin’ on Up: Why Relocating Offices Doesn’t Have to Suck
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Use an office relocation as an opportunity to streamline and improve operations. Learn how to make your office move a success.

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How To Expand Your Revenue Sources
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 14, 2024

The most successful businesses have several revenue sources. Learn how to increase yours.

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Q1 Reflections: Important Ways to Take Stock of the First Quarter
By Sean Peek | February 13, 2024

The most successful businesses set goals and review them quarterly. Find out why setting goals is important and how to evaluate your Q1 goals.

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2024

Setting the proper prices for your services is one of the most crucial elements of business. Learn how to set fair and accurate prices for your services.

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Why Every Business Owner Needs an Exit Strategy
By Mark Fairlie | January 29, 2024

You don’t go into business planning to get out — but you should. Find out why an exit strategy is important and why you need two strategies.

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6 Key Strategies for Growing Your Construction Firm
By Jennifer Post | January 26, 2024

The future of construction looks good, especially for those in home, commercial or infrastructure. Here are six tips for success within the industry.

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Hitting the Books: A Guide to Retail Accounting
By Jill Bowers | January 05, 2024

Learn about the methods of calculating and tracking inventory that are used in retail accounting.

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How Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing Manufacturing
By Sean Peek | January 03, 2024

The manufacturing industry is changing as next-generation VR and AR become readily available.

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Is the U.S. Home to the World’s Most Remote Workforce?
By Elizabeth Barton | January 03, 2024

America lags behind other countries in return-to-office rates. Instead, employees are still working from home. See the data.

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Leading With Transparency Promotes Customer Loyalty
By Austin Mac Nab | January 03, 2024

Consumers value honesty, fairness, quality and service. Build buying confidence by showing your customers how trustworthy your brand is.

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New Jersey Restaurant Bans Kids and Gets 40,000 Likes
By Antonio Ferme | December 18, 2023

The business case for peace and quiet.

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Should Your Restaurant Accept Bitcoin?
By Mark Fairlie | November 30, 2023

Some restaurants have started accepting Bitcoin as payment. Learn the pros and cons of accepting Bitcoin in restaurants and how to get started.

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Expanding Distribution Channels
By Sean Peek | November 16, 2023

To boost sales and brand awareness, you should consider expanding your distribution channels. Learn more about your options.

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Write Your Way to a Win: Business Proposal 101
By Jennifer Dublino | November 07, 2023

In some industries, writing business proposals is a crucial way to win new clients. Learn how to write a successful business proposal..

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5 Restaurant Employee Scams That Will Cost Your Business Big
By Mona Bushnell | November 07, 2023

Learn how five top restaurant employee-theft scams work. We'll show you how to stop losing money to employee theft and retake control of your restaurant.