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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.

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Recovering Your Business Post-COVID
By Brian Wallace | December 31, 2020

With COVID-19 and lockdowns showing signs of turning the corner, here is a holistic list of business and technology solutions to help businesses find the path forward.

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Top Tips for Conducting an End-of-Year Review for Small Businesses
By Jared Atchison | December 31, 2020

Learn how you can create an annual review to gauge the health of your business.

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Digital Transformation for SMBs: Necessity or Utopia?
By Jaydip Parikh | December 29, 2020

Digital transformation is as crucial for SMBs as it is for large organizations.

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How to Futureproof Your Niche Business During the COVID-19 Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | December 23, 2020

Forward-looking businesses, especially those within niche markets, should combine plans for weathering the current storm with plans to maintain future growth, resilience and profitability.

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What Is Agile Project Management in Business?
By Max Freedman | December 23, 2020

While adding more steps, the agile project management model can help you provide a more transparent collaborative process.

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How Partnering With a Viral Success Changed the Game for Dual Wield Studio
By Andrew Martins | December 21, 2020

The overnight success of Innersloth's Among Us game quickly extended to its business partners, spurring growth for its merchandiser, Dual Wield Studio.

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How Pastene Used Its Business Relationships to Grow in 2020
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 21, 2020

In our interview with Pastene president Mark Tosi, learn about the changes that this small Italian foods business made during the pandemic that allowed it to experience record growth.

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What We Learned in 2020: Businesses That Did Well and Why
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 21, 2020

Despite the economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19, some small businesses thrived in 2020. Here's what it took for them to be successful.

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Quick to Spot Opportunities, Cratejoy Saw Sales Surge in 2020
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 21, 2020

Thanks to its outreach efforts and ability to pivot quickly, online subscription box marketplace Cratejoy has seen demand surge during the pandemic.

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2021 SaaS Predictions: 3 Trends to Watch
By Aaron Senneff | December 18, 2020

SaaS trends shaped by the pandemic in 2021 include rising market demand, increasing opportunity for vertical SaaS solutions, and emerging operational challenges for SaaS companies.

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Tips to Ensure Your Business Is Ready for the 'New Normal' of Holiday Shopping
By Austin Mac Nab | December 16, 2020

This holiday season, shopping will look different. Now is the time for business owners to ensure they are prepared to accommodate the new normal.

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How to Pass Your Business Down Generations
By Chris Porteous | December 16, 2020

Here's how a business owner can pass the company down to younger family members, along with the stipulations and potential pitfalls of these methods.

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Keep Control of Your Business During a Pandemic With a Solid Plan
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | December 15, 2020

Postponing the annual planning process until the pandemic ends could mean the end of your business. It's harder to plan during a pandemic, but it's more important than ever.

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Digital Strategies to Engage Local Customers and Streamline the Buying Process in a Remote Society
By George Kocher | December 14, 2020

Local business is continuously getting more competitive, which means getting noticed can be more difficult, especially in a society where most consumers aren't interacting with businesses in person.

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COVID-19: How to Keep Your Team Members Engaged and Motivated Remotely
By Moazzam Kamran | December 14, 2020

As most countries struggle with the resurgence of COVID-19, organizations are trying their best to keep employees motivated and engaged.

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How to Take Your First Steps Toward Digital Acceleration
By Nacho De Marco | December 11, 2020

A full-blown digital acceleration will be one of the biggest challenges the tech side of your business has ever undertaken. However, keep in mind that a digital acceleration process doesn't truly end.

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My Superpower Is Resilience
By Felena Hanson | December 09, 2020

One successful entrepreneur reflects on the lessons she has gleaned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When to Consider Using a Factoring Company
By Sean Peek | December 09, 2020

Find yourself in a financial bind? A factoring service might be able to help.

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3 Data-Driven Steps to Help SMBs Thrive in the Year Ahead
By Isaac Kohen | December 08, 2020

In a challenging business environment, small businesses can leverage data-driven insights to be more efficient and effective at every level.

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How to Attract International Investors
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 03, 2020

International investors can add value and scope to your business.

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How to Do a Year-End Review in the Midst of a Pandemic
By Nicole Krug | December 01, 2020

Taking the time to do a year-end review is a must for every business. But how do you do that during a pandemic?

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Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By Max Freedman | November 30, 2020

There are a few things to consider before opening a new location.

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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.