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The Best Conference Call Services of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | March 17, 2021

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

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How to Make Money in Retirement: A Guide to Turning a Hobby into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Many retirees turn side interests into income. Learn how to make money in retirement.

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How Buy-Sell Agreements Work
By Max Freedman | February 11, 2021

A buy-sell agreement describes how a partner's shares are redistributed if they leave the company. It is an important contract that every business partnership should maintain.

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How Can Small Businesses Cultivate Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis?
By Ming-Yi Wu | February 02, 2021

The resilience of small businesses with limited assets has been tested during the pandemic. Here are six ways to stay resilient during this prolonged downturn.

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How to Run a Family Business Smoothly
By Chris Porteous | January 29, 2021

Family businesses are an important part of the economy, and running one comes with unique challenges and rewards.

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Is Your SBA Loan in Default? Forgiveness Is Possible
By Jason Milleisen | January 27, 2021

Learn about the SBA's offer in compromise process, including who is eligible and important do's and don'ts for handling SBA default.

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4 Ways Companies Fail – and How to Fight Them
By Vasiliy Ivanov | January 26, 2021

A lack of clear vision can wreak chaos on your business. Here are four ways your company may fail, and how you can avoid them by facilitating proper goal-setting and communication.

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How to Stay Focused on Your Goals After the New Year's Resolutions Fade
By Karie Kaufmann | January 25, 2021

You might have lofty goals for your business or yourself at the start of the year. Here's how to make sure you don't lose sight of them as the year goes on.

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10 Ways Businesses Can Put Downtime to Good Use
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | January 21, 2021

When business is slow, downtime can be wasted or harvested as an opportunity. Turn boredom into innovation, creativity and problem-solving.

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SBA Loan Default? 9 Ways to Turn Your Business Around
By Jason Milleisen | January 21, 2021

Here are nine suggestions to help you turn around your business if you're struggling with SBA loan default.

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How to Decide if a Permanent WFH Model Makes Sense for your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 20, 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to embrace working from home, whether they were ready or not. Now businesses have to consider extending those policies permanently.

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18 B2B Business Ideas for 2021
By Usman Raza | January 20, 2021

If you're thinking about starting a new business-to-business company in 2021 but not sure what your startup should be, check out these business ideas to consider.

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7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business (With Case Studies)
By Wesley Cherisien | January 19, 2021

What should a small business do when facing a recession? Here are some practical ways to recession-proof your business.

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How to Build Business Momentum With Limited Resources
By Chris Porteous | January 19, 2021

Here, we look at how a business can establish decent momentum with only a handful of resources.

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5 Best Practices for Improving Business Productivity
By Amelie Theron | January 19, 2021

It's time to be more productive! Adopt these techniques and create a business with enhanced work output.

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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Hitting the Books: A Guide to Retail Accounting
By Jill Bowers | January 14, 2021

Methods of calculating and tracking your inventory

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Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?
By Matthew G. | January 13, 2021

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

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5 Ways Small Tech Companies Can Thrive During COVID-19
By Mehdi Khalvati | January 12, 2021

With a few sales and marketing strategies, such as reframing your product and focusing on SEO, your small tech company can thrive during COVID-19.

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Why In-Location Experiences Matter More Than Ever
By Bobby Marhamat | January 12, 2021

To survive and thrive in the future, businesses will need to make in-location experiences a priority.

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Is Your Small Business Achieving Profitable Growth?
By Emil Abedian | January 12, 2021

Here's how to understand if your business's growth is profitable.

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How to Use Customer Feedback to Your Advantage
By Thomas Griffin | January 12, 2021

Here are four ways you can use customer feedback to improve your business.

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How You Can Apply System Thinking to Your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 11, 2021

What is system thinking, and how can it be applied to a wide range of businesses and industries without impacting their efficacy?

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Top 10 Customer Support Tips to Make Your Startup Prosper
By Emily Watson | January 11, 2021

Customer support is often the most important aspect of a business.

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How Startups and SMBs Can Craft an IP Protection Strategy That Works
By Chris Porteous | January 07, 2021

Small business owners can develop a sound IP strategy when they leverage the right types of internal protections and external controls. Here are five steps to get started.

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6 Myths About Process Improvement
By Kevin Shuler | January 06, 2021

Don't let workflow inefficiencies derail your company.

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How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | January 05, 2021

Follow these 10 steps to start your physical or online clothing store.