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A Strong Foundation: 5 Books to Read Before Starting Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

An easier way of starting a business is to gather more knowledge and motivation. Here are five masterpieces that will help you.

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Building Brand Intimacy: How to Emotionally Connect With Customers
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

An emotional connection can make all the difference when a customer is deciding to buy.

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More Than Words: How to Create a Values-Driven Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

Your company's defined values are just words. What you need is a culture that lives those words. Here's how to get to the core of your culture.

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Do Results-Only Workplaces Really Work?
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

The results-only work environment, or ROWE, is a management strategy designed to increase productivity while eliminating the arbitrary constraints of traditional workplaces.

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How to Protect Your Startup With a Sustainable Mindset
By Kash Mathur | April 03, 2020

Growth doesn't have to happen at lightning speed. Startups can celebrate the small wins on their growth journey (as well as the big ones).

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7 Ways to Protect Your Online Business During COVID-19
By Rotem Gal | March 31, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to protect and maintain your online business against changing market conditions as well as malicious threats.

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3 Secrets of Successful Family Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

You don't have to be a family business to apply these secrets to your organization.

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Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | March 31, 2020

Learn how to create better business goals that can help you guide your company.

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Customer Delight: The New Standard in Customer Service
By business.com editorial staff | March 30, 2020

To delight a customer is to provide the unexpected. Here are four key principles to providing a delightful customer service experience.

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How to Find a Gap in the Marketplace
By Skye Schooley | March 30, 2020

Learn how to use a trending business model from another industry to create a business that satisfies your own needs as a consumer.

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How to Pivot Without Falling Out With Your Investors
By Howard Goldstein | March 29, 2020

It is important to make sure those providing you with funding are onboard when big changes are made.

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Putting It On Paper: Free Business Plan Template [DOWNLOAD]
By business.com editorial staff | March 27, 2020

Starting a business is a multifaceted process, and it all starts with a business plan. Download our free template to build yours today.

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The Apple Approach: What Is a Full-Stack Startup?
By business.com editorial staff | March 26, 2020

Depending on how you arrange your cards, your startup can become a do-it-all powerhouse. What does the future hold for full-stack startups?

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A Risk Assessment Guide for Sailing Startups
By business.com editorial staff | March 26, 2020

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20% of businesses fail in the first year. Understanding the risks involved can help your startup sail past the rough waters.

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Government Assistance for Entrepreneurs for Beginners
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Improve your chances of receiving a government grant for small business.

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How to Identify, Address and Dissolve a Bad Partnership
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Understand the signs of a bad partnership before you take steps to end it.

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8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

When outsourcing any part of your production process, following these eight steps will help you pick the right company.

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How to Rebrand Your E-Commerce Business
By Joshua Stowers | March 24, 2020

A successful rebrand helps customers find your business and understand what your business does. Learn how Spirit Hub successfully rebranded its alcohol e-commerce business.

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Working From Home and the Keys to Long-Term Productivity
By Matthew G. | March 23, 2020

A lot of us aren't used to working from home. Here's how to build some normalcy into your day and stay productive.

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7 Steps to Make Your Business Less Likely to Fail
By Adem Selita | March 19, 2020

Fear or shame of failure could cripple you as an entrepreneur. While failure is possible and not shameful, you can still take these steps for your due diligence in starting a business.

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What Are the Costs of a Food-Testing Lab?
By business.com editorial staff | March 18, 2020

Set a reasonable budget for food testing services.

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Expert Q&A: Financial Advice for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
By Adam Uzialko | March 18, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus has left small business owners with many financial questions. Here's advice from our experts on how your business can stay resilient in the face of this pandemic.

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5 Steps for Your Restaurant's Disaster Preparedness Plan
By business.com editorial staff | March 16, 2020

Be prepared for any scenario beforehand.

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What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Should your store expand to offer its own labeled products to compete with big brands?

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The Best Time of the Year to Take Vacation
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Don't waste your time off; just make the most of it without leaving a disaster at work.

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How to Create Interactive Content for Rapid Business Growth
By Thomas Griffin | March 10, 2020

Find out how you can use interactive content like quizzes and polls to engage your customers and grow your business.

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What Is a Pharmaceutical Wholesaler?
By business.com editorial staff | March 04, 2020

Pass savings along to customers and clients with wholesale pharmaceuticals.

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How to Discover New Consumer Pain Points
By Thomas Griffin | March 01, 2020

In order to best serve your customers, you need to know the problems you are trying to solve for them.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Matt D'Angelo | February 25, 2020

If you do business with companies from other countries, you must understand how international business etiquette varies from place to place.

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10 Signs That It's Time to Pivot Your Business
By Chris Porteous | February 19, 2020

Pivoting can revitalize a struggling business. How can you tell when it's time for your business to pivot?