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Business as Usual No More: How Companies Are Adapting and Innovating Amid Disruption
By Nancy Harris | June 09, 2020

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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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | June 05, 2020

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 | June 04, 2020

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 | June 04, 2020

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 | June 04, 2020

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

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6 Tips to Reclaim 10 Hours of Your Time
By Timothy Carter | June 03, 2020

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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How to Pivot Your Small Business to Help During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2020

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery pivoted its estate distillery and public house business to provide its community with sanitizers during the coronavirus crisis.

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How to Easily Implement a 5S Program for Your Business
By Holly Chavez | June 02, 2020

Learn how to easily implement a 5S program for any size business.

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Blockchain Offers Multiple Benefits to Restaurants
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2020

Blockchain has several applications in the food industry, and for restaurants, in particular, that number is growing.

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18 Key Considerations to Make When Selling a Business
By Scott Gerber | May 28, 2020

YEC leaders discuss what elements to keep in mind before selling your company.

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How to Optimize Your Online Business Meetings
By Jared Atchison | May 27, 2020

Online business meetings have grown since more businesses are working remotely. Learn how to conduct effective, efficient meetings.

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Why and How Your Online Store Should Offer Loss Leaders
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

Here's how you can implement the loss leader strategy for your e-commerce business.

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How to Repurpose Your Blog Content for Improved Engagement
By Syed Balkhi | May 21, 2020

Your blog is one of the most important parts of your website. We are going to show you how to repurpose your posts so you can get even more engagement and sales.

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SEO Tactics for the Do-It-Yourself Entrepreneur
By Marc Felgar | May 20, 2020

SEO remains a highly effective strategy for DIY entrepreneurs to compete with larger companies. To do so effectively, you have to play by a different set of rules.

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Can You File a Business Interruption Claim During COVID-19? It Depends
By Dan Rafter | May 18, 2020

With many businesses across the country forced to close or pause due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent restrictions, here are things that business owners can do to protect themselves.

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Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
By Tucker Mathis | May 15, 2020

Take steps to preserve your cash and access, expand online sales pathways, and cultivate customer relationships to survive a financial crisis.

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10 Ways to Track Employee Productivity in the Workplace
By Jayson DeMers | May 14, 2020

In this article, we explore what “productivity” truly is (and what it means to you as an employer), how to measure employee productivity, and how to improve productivity once you have a baseline...

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Recovery Scenarios for Business Leaders Impacted by COVID-19
By Rob Shelton | May 13, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic is an economic crisis as much as it is a public health catastrophe. Here's how to shift from surviving to thriving during the pandemic recovery.

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Minimalism in Business: Why It Works for Me and How to Implement It in Your Organization
By Laura Spawn | May 13, 2020

Minimalism is a great strategy for some businesses. Here are some ways to apply it to your business.

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Expanding Distribution Channels
By business.com editorial staff | May 12, 2020

Increase sales and brand awareness while reducing risk.

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What the USDA's Moving Woes Can Teach You About Relocating Your Business
By Kelvin Simmons | May 11, 2020

Between relocation costs, potential employee attrition and the need to find new office space, there are numerous concerns when moving a business.

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7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
By Wesley Cherisien | May 10, 2020

With consumer spending forecast to drop significantly due to the effects of COVID-19, small businesses will need to find innovative ways to mitigate economic impact.

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Why You Need a SWOT Analysis for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 06, 2020

A SWOT analysis helps you make smart, informed business decisions.

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10 Need-to-Know Tips for Selling Your Business in 2020
By business.com editorial staff | May 06, 2020

It's important to follow certain steps to ensure the sale of your business is successful.

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How to Launch a Home Delivery Business During COVID-19
By Marc Kuo | May 01, 2020

Is your business in a position to pivot to making home deliveries?

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How to Triage and Build Resilience During Uncertain Times
By Nichole Kelly | May 01, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is just beginning, and the end is nowhere in sight. So what do we do? We respond.

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How Small Businesses Thrive in a Big-Box Economy
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

By creating a fantastic customer experience, small businesses can hold their own against the big chains.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Strategic Partnerships
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

Strategic partnerships have mutual benefits and can lead to long-term profits.

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How to Build a Resilient Business: Lessons From the Last Pandemic
By Mona Bushnell | April 29, 2020

What economics lessons can we learn from the 1918 pandemic, and what are successful businesses doing to survive the 2020 pandemic?

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5 Ways Your Business Can Boost Its Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Nathan Resnick | April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven problematic for businesses worldwide. While many economic factors are beyond the control of entrepreneurs, productivity needn't be something that declines, too.