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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a cashless system.

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What Are 7702 Plans, and How Can They Be Used for Retirement?
By business.com editorial staff | June 22, 2020

These life insurance policies are tax deferred over time to build cash value.

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How to Handle Negative Press About Your SMB
By business.com editorial staff | June 17, 2020

A business.com community member asked how to handle a PR crisis. We found answers.

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Business and Product Names: A Guide to Choosing or Changing Them
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Your business name is more than just a catchy phrase. Here's how to choose the right one.

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Emotional Intelligence and Negotiating: Lessons From Harvard Business School
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

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

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Backup Power for Small Businesses: Always Be Prepared
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

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 | June 15, 2020

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

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How Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing Manufacturing
By business.com editorial staff | June 12, 2020

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

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Focus: The Most Important Tool for Navigating Uncertainty
By Andrew Hoag | June 10, 2020

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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10 Interview Questions to Ask When Hiring a Product Manager
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

Ask these questions when looking for the right person to take on the essential role of managing your business's products.

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Is Wholesale Over? The Death of the Middleman
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

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 | 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.