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What You Need to Know About Investing in Startups
By Ben Mizes | November 25, 2020

Investing in startups is a uniquely high-risk, high-return challenge, but investors can boost their chances by following a few simple guidelines.

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WorkForce Software's Secret Sauce for Retention: Transparency and Accountability
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 25, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, WorkForce Software furloughed 22% of its staff and reduced salaries. A few months later, 97% are back. Here's why.

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The Best Conference Call Services of 2021
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 24, 2020

Which conference call service is right for your business in 2021? We review the top-rated services.

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What Are You Doing to Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset?
By Anna Johansson | November 20, 2020

Employee development is critical to the success of your business.

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13 Smart Ways to Better Market Your Retail Store
By Karina Fabian | November 20, 2020

With the right marketing, brick-and-mortar stores can still compete.

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8 Essential POS System Features for Your Retail Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 19, 2020

If you're looking for a POS system for your retail store, make sure it has these features.

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7 Critical Building Blocks for Small Business Success in 2021
By Zaheer Dodhia | November 17, 2020

Whether you're planning to start a business or in the process of building one, you need to know these seven steps to establish the foundation of your enterprise and avoid pitfalls.

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Shopify or Amazon? Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | November 16, 2020

Shopify and Amazon are giants in the e-commerce world, but which one is better for your business? Read on to make the right choice.

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What Have We Learned? Business Lessons From COVID-19
By Brian Wallace | November 11, 2020

Do the work now so your business will still be around later.

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How At-Will Employment Works for You and Your Employees
By Adam Uzialko | November 11, 2020

Many employers use an at-will employment model. Here's what at-will employment means for employers and employees.

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How to Survive When Business Is Slow
By Simone Johnson | November 09, 2020

Many businesses experience financial ups and downs. Here are tips to help you stay afloat when business slows down.

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How to Handle Internal Communications During a Merger
By Michael DesRochers | November 06, 2020

M&A deals are on the rise. How should entrepreneurs and business leaders prepare their workforce when going through a merger?

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How to Train Your Workforce Remotely
By Nacho De Marco | November 05, 2020

Keeping employees up to date with digital practices is key for remote efficiency. Here's how to develop a sound remote training program that allows you to leverage the potential of your workforce.

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Small Business Boom: 'Pandemic Founders' Will Determine the Next Beloved Tech Brands
By Jay Bregman | November 04, 2020

2020's business founders are starting up with a fresh perspective, determining who the next beloved tech brands will be.

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How to Increase Your Small Business Market Share
By Joshua Stowers | October 28, 2020

Looking to increase your small business market share? Find out how to calculate and improve your share of the market.

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Leading With Transparency Promotes Customer Loyalty
By Austin Mac Nab | October 26, 2020

Companies that embrace transparency as a core business value find that it leads to consumer trust, loyalty and business success. Here are four areas businesses can be transparent with customers.

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What do you look for in an investment deal?
By Adam Uzialko | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 24, 2020

Securing funding can be a challenge, so it can be tempting to jump at the first offer. But how can you tell a good investment deal from a bad one? What are the things you should look for in a...

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What Each Presidential Campaign Is Proposing for Small Business
By Andrew Martins | October 23, 2020

Both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have a plan for the future of the country. Here's how their plans could impact small businesses.

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Consider Making These Data-Driven E-Commerce Upgrades Now to Futureproof Your Business
By David Fletcher | October 22, 2020

To keep up with new technology and rising customer expectations, it's critical that businesses upgrade and update the way their online store uses data.

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7 Essential Components of Excellent Customer Service
By Megan Totka | October 16, 2020

The longevity of your brand rides on the outcome of each interaction your team has with your customers.

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E-Commerce Has Seen Holiday-Level Demand Most of the Year. What Will the Holidays Look Like for Merchants?
By David Fletcher | October 02, 2020

Will demand climb even higher, or will shoppers spend less on gifts this winter?

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How to Leverage LinkedIn for Personal Branding
By Jared Atchison | October 01, 2020

There are tremendous opportunities on LinkedIn, especially if you know how to build your personal brand and leverage it.

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How to Make It Easier to Embrace Change
By Jan Bednar | September 29, 2020

Change is a force to embrace rather than weather.

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How Your Life Experiences Can Inspire Your Business and Help It Grow
By Simone Johnson | September 25, 2020

Learn how Mixed Up Clothing owner Sonia Kang's multicultural background, nursing credentials, and flair for fashion both inspired and saved her business.

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How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
By Chris Porteous | September 16, 2020

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

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Yes, You Can Make a Digital Transformation Right Now. Here's How.
By Jeff Mazur | September 11, 2020

By reanalyzing your workforce, setting clear goals, encouraging adaptability, and focusing on data accessibility and availability, you can launch and sustain a quick-moving digital transformation.

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How do I get funding for a business startup?
By Onke Makalima | 6 Answers | Last Activity on September 11, 2020

I want to sell purified water to supermarkets and garages. Also sell to walk ins but I do not have capital. I will also supply functions

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What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
By Daniel Morrill | 4 Answers | Last Activity on September 11, 2020

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

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Making a Difference: What You Should Know About Nonprofits
By Chris Porteous | September 10, 2020

Should you start your business as a for profit or nonprofit? Learn which business model works best for you.