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What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By business.com editorial staff | February 18, 2020

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand.

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The State of the Restaurant Industry: Facing Challenges, Embracing Opportunity
By business.com editorial staff | February 17, 2020

Ready to face your business challenges head-on?

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How to Write a Self-Service Article That Actually Works
By Ian Landsman | February 12, 2020

Learn how to write a self-service article that helps your customers solve an issue themselves.

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How Customer Support Improves B2B Customer Retention
By Robert Johnson | February 12, 2020

Learn how positive customer service interactions with your business can help you retain your B2B customers.

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4 Mobile Marketing Tips for New Business Owners
By Thomas Griffin | February 10, 2020

You're missing a huge opportunity if you aren't trying to connect with your customers on their mobile devices.

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What Serving in Combat Taught Me About Startups
By Jeffrey Chapman | February 05, 2020

Jeffrey Chapman, CEO of Babel Street, shares how his combat experience prepared him for startup life and the lessons he learned building various businesses.

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9 Best Side Hustle Ideas for 2020
By Chris Porteous | February 02, 2020

Here's a breakdown of nine of the best side hustle ideas for 2020, why this is the year to chase them, and how they'll reward you for your hard work.

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How Leaders Can Master the Art of Empowering Employees
By Abeer Raza | January 30, 2020

Employees want to feel important, and when the company they work for believes in their work, they become far more productive and engaged.

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Environmental Scanning: How CEOs Can Stay Ahead of the Curve and Beat the Competition
By Ken Gosnell | January 24, 2020

A leader’s biggest regret can be missing a clearly identifiable trend or failing to make a single change that would have been essential to making a key pivot or decision. The CEO has the...

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5 Ways to Use Automation to Streamline Your Customer Experience
By Matt Shealy | January 20, 2020

Automation allows you to implement complex workflows and business logic so you can cater to individual customers' needs.

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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business
By Anthony Delgado | January 14, 2020

Let me help you learn from the tough lessons I discovered on my own.

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Everything You Want to Know About Business Planning
By Dave Lavinsky | January 12, 2020

The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that achieves great heights.

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How Your Business Should be Planning for Growth
By Lyndsey Lang | January 08, 2020

One of the greatest errors businesses make is not appropriately planning for growth.

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How to Create a Healthy Client Partnership
By Ryan McGonagill | January 07, 2020

Follow these three basic rules to create a healthy agency and/or client relationship.

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How to Design a Workspace That Improves Productivity
By Katharine Paljug | January 07, 2020

The design of your workplace can have a significant effect on productivity. These tips will help you improve the quality of work you do simply by rearranging your space.

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What Is a Distribution Mix?
By business.com editorial staff | January 07, 2020

Your company's distribution mix is an important part of the marketing mix, ensuring that the right product gets to the right place at the right time.

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How to Ace Your Next Investor Briefing
By Howard Goldstein | December 31, 2019

When trying to secure funding, you need to showcase your business to investors in the best possible light.

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5 Customer Experience Strategies for Small Businesses
By Jared Atchison | December 29, 2019

Providing a great customer experience is critical to the success of your business.

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Have Life Insurance Plans
By Anand Srivastava | December 24, 2019

Find out how insurance policies could help with your business maintenance.

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3 Non-Financial Goals to Boost Your Business in 2020
By Sean Hopwood | December 22, 2019

Not every goal should be simply to make more money. Here are some worthy goals for expanding your market abroad in the new year.

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Key Data and Analytics Small Businesses Need to Manage Finances and Drive Growth
By Tucker Mathis | December 20, 2019

Use of financial data analytics is a way to glean key insights from your small business’s past performance.

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The Ins and Outs of Becoming an Intrapreneur
By Jason Anderson | December 19, 2019

Who says innovation has to come from the C-suite? Every professional can help drive any brand forward through intrapreneurship.

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Top Countries for Business Process Outsourcing (and How to Start)
By Derek Gallimore | December 16, 2019

Make sure you're outsourcing for the most efficiency and least cost by considering looking for a partner in one of these countries.

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Why Voice-Based Technology is the Future of Excellent Customer Experience
By Darin Reffitt | December 16, 2019

Why voice technology will shift customer experience expectations, and how to embrace the sea change.

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Why You Need to Develop Your Own Unique Product
By Jared Haw | December 15, 2019

If you want to take a larger share of the market, win clients and have higher margins, you'll need to develop your own product.

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How to Build a Business in the Legal Gray Zone
By Chris Porteous | December 15, 2019

Industries like cannabis are taking off, but how difficult is it to start a business in a legally gray area like this? Here's how to start.

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How to Instill More Transparency in Your Business
By Marc Boscher | December 13, 2019

Increased transparency can result in higher employee morale, higher retention and a growing bottom line.

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How to Pivot Your Business
By Russell Smith | December 13, 2019

Thinking about pivoting your business? Before you do, ask yourself these five questions.

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5 E-Commerce Trends You Should Expect in 2020
By Syed Balkhi | December 12, 2019

Looking to grow your e-commerce business? Hop on these five trends for 2020.

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How to Increase Empathy in Your Business
By Kash Mathur | December 11, 2019

Learn how a communication strategy can increase visibility and empathy in your business.