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Emotional Intelligence and Negotiating: Lessons From Harvard Business School
BY business.com editorial staff

Follow these tips from Harvard Business School professor Michael Wheeler to manage anxiety and emotionally prepare for negotiation.

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Best Practices for Multi-Site Security Management
Best Practices for Multi-Site Security Management
Companies operating at a single site or at regional sites, but looking to expand nationwide or even internationally, will face a number of challenges as they move away from their existing infrastructure, select a new security system and seek to implement that system cost effectively and successfully. A recent webinar hosted by ASIS International and Brivo discussed the challenges of multi-site security management and how cloud-based systems can help companies run their security...
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Backup Power for Small Businesses: Always Be Prepared
BY business.com editorial staff

It's important to develop a disaster plan for your business that accounts for the scenario of a power failure.

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How to Change Your Business Structure
BY business.com editorial staff

Is your original business structure no longer a good fit for your company? Change it.

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How to Merge Your Corporate and Personal Selves for Success
BY Angela Koch

Finding the right combination of your business and personal selves is critical to your success.

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How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/15/20

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 is the difference between a merchant cash advance and working capital loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/12/20

I'm currently working on an article for business.com about the difference between a merchant cash advance and a working capital loan. I am looking for community members with experience, either as...

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Ready to Reopen Your Retail Locations? Do These 3 Things First
BY Bobby Marhamat

If you own or manage a retail business, keep these tips in mind as you reopen to the public.

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How Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing Manufacturing
BY business.com editorial staff

Manufacturing has begun a new reality as next-generation VR and AR become available.

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How to Get More Interactions on Your Website Forms
BY Thomas Griffin

Website forms are essential for business growth. Here are several tips that will help you get more engagement on your forms.

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Focus: The Most Important Tool for Navigating Uncertainty
BY Andrew Hoag

It’s important to focus on your customers, the features required to attract and retain them, and your team during tough times.

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KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment Report
KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment Report
When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. We ask them various questions about business and the world around them to uncover industry views, including how they feel about the state of the economy, security, future growth plans and more..
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Is Wholesale Over? The Death of the Middleman
BY business.com editorial staff

Companies like Warby Parker are changing the game.

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Business as Usual No More: How Companies Are Adapting and Innovating Amid Disruption
BY Nancy Harris

Companies have also been forced to not only rethink norms when it comes to their employees but also to embrace a new vision of what a collaborative and productive workforce truly looks like.

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How do I get a grant or loan from the government?
QUESTION | BY Javaro Munnings | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/08/20

How do I get a grant or loan from the government? Or get a loan for my new business? What is the best way to market my business and see fast results and which marketing website works better? Yelp?...

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
BY Simone Johnson

A break-even analysis is an essential element of financial planning. Here's how to apply it to your business.

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Collaboration Eats the Smartest Person in the Room for Breakfast
BY Sue Bingham

We’re in a new era of work that calls for a new style of leadership. Instead of giving employees orders, you must inspire them.

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When and How to Plan an Exit Strategy for Your SMB
BY business.com editorial staff

It's better to be prepared for the end of your business ownership than risk coming up empty-handed.

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5 Simple Ways to Pinpoint Your Brand's Target Audience
BY Chris Christoff

When you start a business, you need to understand your target market at a fundamental level at the very beginning.

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The Escalating Adaptability Imperative for Small Business
BY Austin Mac Nab

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges the resiliency of small businesses who are adapting their strategies in response to shifting market conditions and changing consumer preferences.

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6 Tips to Reclaim 10 Hours of Your Time
BY Timothy Carter

What would you do with an extra 500 hours per year? With these time management strategies, that's how much extra time you could find in your schedule.

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5 Ways To Increase Employee Retention With a Learning Management System
BY business.com editorial staff

LMS platforms can challenge your employees and give them a path to progress.