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How to Say 'No' in Business
By Keren Lerner | February 02, 2018

Drawing firm but friendly boundaries leads to greater satisfaction, for you and clients.

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How CEO Scott Fischer Turned Dippin' Dots Fortune Around
By Chad Brooks | January 31, 2018

It's no simple thing to turn around a company facing financial ruin.

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How Color Can Impact Your Restaurant
By Matt D'Angelo | December 07, 2017

Color plays as important a role as sound in building a restaurant atmosphere.

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The State of Big-Box Retailers (and What That Means for SMBs)
By Andreas Rivera | December 07, 2017

How are the large retailers and the little guys faring with Amazon and e-commerce booming?

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Why Your KPIs Are Causing Conflict and How to Fix It
By Sabrina Chamberlain | November 22, 2017

Use these four objectives when setting your key performance indicators.

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Should You Go Global?
By Robert Courtney | November 13, 2017

Is going international a good fit for your company?

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4 Tips for Re-Engaging Past Clients
By Anna Johansson | November 03, 2017

Increasing your customer retention rate by 5 percent can raise profits five times or more.

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Should Your Restaurant Accept Bitcoin?
By Andreas Rivera | November 02, 2017

When accepting cryptocurrency makes sense in restaurants, and when it doesn't

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5 Restaurant Employee Scams That Will Cost Your Business Big
By Mona Bushnell | October 11, 2017

These five scenarios are how most restaurant workers steal from you, and how to stop them.

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Take Your Restaurant to the Next Level: 11 Tips for Busy Owners
By Jonathan Bentz | July 26, 2017

Here's how to futureproof your eating establishment

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Secrets to Selling Intangible Goods and Services
By Jonathan Furman | July 26, 2017

Trust is integral in the marketing and sales of intangibles

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8 Little Known Ways to Network with Hospitality Industry Insiders
By Rich Sharptek | July 11, 2017

Open the door to new opportunities by networking with hospitality industry pros

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What Is Behavioral Analytics and How Can It Help Your Business Grow?
By Guy Greenberg | July 05, 2017

It's an analytics jungle. Choosing the right tool gives you a leg up over the competition

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Mobile Payments: What Retailers Need to Know
By Brett Nuckles | June 29, 2017

Mobile technology is charging the way that consumers pay, so businesses must be ready.

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The 5 Most Important KPIs for Warehouses
By Nicole Pontius | June 05, 2017

Key Metrics to Optimize Your Warehouse Operations and Maximize Efficiency

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Amy Nichol Smith | May 26, 2017

Your financing options aren't limited to only small business loans

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Why Every Business Owner Needs an Exit Strategy
By Bruce Hakutizwi | May 25, 2017

Establishing an exit strategy – a plan for eventually leaving or selling the business – is a common-sense part of smart entrepreneurship, and it lends a sense of safety and peace of mind to what is...

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The Art of the Pivot
By Greg Shuey | April 10, 2017

How these three companies got it right

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How to Run Your Business as a Marathon
By Michael Georgiou | February 07, 2017

Running a business is like running a marathon, it’s not a sprint

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Small Business Toolbox: 7 Online Fax Services for Small Businesses
By Maricel Rivera | September 02, 2016

Fax machines are still very much a thing, but if you'd rather fax via the cloud, this article lists seven fax software for small businesses.

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3 Effective Ways to Reduce Operational Costs for Your Small Business
By Jack dsons | August 01, 2016

Small businesses often work on tight margins.

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5 Surprising Ways To Work Smarter (And Not Harder) As An Entrepreneur
By John Morabito | July 29, 2016

Don't burn out. Learn 3 surprising ways to work smarter (and not harder) as an entrepreneur. The first tip guaranteed be your favorite.

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Stay Sane in the Fast Lane: How to Deal with Hurdles at Work
By Tanvir Zafar | July 22, 2016

Your manner of approach to each hurdle you come across decides who comes out on top - you or the hurdle. Here's how to deal.

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Make It Great: Company Culture Tips From the Best Places to Work
By Niraj Ranjan | June 23, 2016

Here are a few company culture tips from some of the best places to work.

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The Art of Words: How to Write the Perfect Mission Statement
By Larry Alton | June 20, 2016

Do your customers have the same idea of your company as you? If not, you need to work on your mission statement.

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How Well Do You Handle Change? The Benefits of Being Adaptable
By Shirley Tan | June 20, 2016

Do you start each day with the mindset that you are prepared to handle whatever might happen that day?

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Learn By Example: 7 Great Mobile-Friendly E-commerce Websites
By Genia Stevens | May 19, 2016

When Google introduced changes to its mobile search algorithm, a TechCrunch survey found that 44 percent of Fortune 500 websites failed.

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Do Nice Businesses Finish First? The Perils of a Toxic Culture
By Robert Glazer | April 13, 2016

Even a company with a good product in a high-growth industry cannot achieve success if leadership creates a toxic company culture.

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Massages and Pets and Kegs, Oh My! Creative Perks for Improved Morale and Retention
By Sarah Landrum | April 12, 2016

Employee perks are like frosting on the cake of a workplace: they might not be necessary, but they definitely make life sweeter.