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Cash Register Buying Guide: POS vs. Cash Registers vs. Tablet mPOS
Here's how to choose a cash register or the right POS system for your business.
Mona Bushnell
Mona Bushnell
How to Choose a Bar POS System
Learn what features to look for when choosing the best bar POS system for your business.
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Skye Schooley
Types of POS Systems
Here's what you need to know about various types of POS systems.
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Max Freedman
How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
Need a business budget? Find out why your business needs to start budget planning.
Joshua Stowers
Joshua Stowers
Free Timeclocks: What You Get and What You'll Be Missing
Considering using a free digital timeclock for your employees? A free timeclock app could do the trick.
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Sammi Caramela
Understanding HR Reporting
HR reporting can provide your business with critical insight into your workforce and how it operates.
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Patrick Proctor

Latest Small Business Technology Tips, Trends and Advice

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Buying a Retail POS System? Here's How to Choose the Right One
By Jennifer Dublino | December 02, 2021

Here's what you should look for in a modern, technologically advanced point-of-sale system for your business.

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8 Things Most Small Businesses Don't Know About Credit Card Payment Processing
By Jennifer Dublino | December 02, 2021

There are risks when your business handles sensitive payment data. Here are eight things most people don't know about credit card processing.

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Don't Wait! Speed Up Your Checkout Lines With These 4 Tips
By Jennifer Dublino | December 02, 2021

Here's how you can use your POS system to bust long checkout lines at your store.

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6 Gusto Payroll Alternatives
By Julie Thompson | December 02, 2021

Gusto is a highly rated payroll solution, but it's not right for everyone. Here are the top six Gusto alternatives that may be ideal for your business.

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Small Business Guide to Restaurant Inventory Software
By Sean Peek | December 01, 2021

Wasted food takes a bite out of your profits. Restaurant inventory software can help.

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Types of Cyber Risks Businesses Should Be Aware Of
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 01, 2021

Your business could face serious losses and penalties from cyberattacks. We'll explain those risks and what you can do to reduce them.

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What Is a Softphone?
By Jeff Hale | December 01, 2021

If you want to make phone calls over the internet and increase communication flexibility, consider implementing softphones. Here's what you need to know.

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What Is a Virtual Phone Number?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | December 01, 2021

With a virtual phone line, any organization can optimize communications with customers, prospects, local teams and employees working abroad.

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5 FreshBooks Alternatives
By Dachondra Cason | December 01, 2021

While FreshBooks is popular accounting software, it might not be the best option for your company. Learn about alternatives that might be more appropriate for your business.

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The Best Access Control Systems of 2021
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 29, 2021

Which is the best access control system for you? Easily compare several top-rated systems. See up-to-date comparisons and reviews for the top access control systems.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2021

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

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What Is a Credit Card Imprinter?
By Jennifer Post | November 15, 2021

Here's what you need to know about credit card imprinters.

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What Is Cyber Extortion?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 15, 2021

Cyber extortion is when hackers gain access to your computer system, hijack your data or website, and demand a ransom.

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How to Get the Best Credit Card Machine for Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | November 15, 2021

There is a variety of credit card machines with different capabilities and price points. Here's what to look for when choosing one.

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The Best Dropship Services of 2020
By business.com editorial staff | November 15, 2021

Looking for the best dropship services? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest dropshipping.

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What Is a Cyber Insurance Risk Assessment?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 15, 2021

To get cyber insurance, you'll need a cyber insurance risk assessment to identify your system's vulnerabilities. Here's how it works.

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Food Truck Tech: What You Need to Know
By Andreas Rivera | November 12, 2021

Restaurants on wheels are staying competitive with the latest apps and technology.

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Find Out Which Credit Card Payment App for Android Works Best for You
By Adam Uzialko | November 12, 2021

Accepting payments via Android is easier than ever. Which card reader is best for you?

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What SMBs Need to Know About Electronic Logging Devices
By Sean Peek | November 12, 2021

If you operate a small fleet, you may be required to adhere to new regulations.

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Everything You Need to Know About NFC Mobile Payments
By Jennifer Dublino | November 11, 2021

Does your business need to accept NFC payments? You might if your customers use smartphones to pay for purchases.

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What Is a Cloud-Based Phone System?
By Jeff Hale | November 11, 2021

Many popular business tools now operate from the cloud, including modern phone systems. Will a cloud-based phone system work for your business?

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What Is a Cloud PBX?
By Jeff Hale | November 11, 2021

A cloud-based private branch exchange (PBX) is a modern way for companies to communicate and route calls via the internet. Learn what to look for in a cloud PBX system.

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What Is Interactive Voice Response (IVR)?
By Jeff Hale | November 11, 2021

IVR systems can save your business time and money and boost customer satisfaction. Learn how IVR works.

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16 HR Tools Every HR Manager Needs
By Sean Peek | November 09, 2021

Using the right human resources tools is the key to success for any HR department. These options will help your organization increase productivity and efficiency.

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The Benefits of Restaurant iPad POS Systems
By Skye Schooley | November 09, 2021

Most restaurants need some form of POS system to take food orders and ring up sales. Learn how an iPad POS system can benefit your restaurant.

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Wave Accounting Software Alternatives
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Looking for an alternative to Wave accounting software? These seven Wave alternatives include project management and time-tracking features.

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The Best Business Phone Systems of 2021
By Chad Brooks | November 09, 2021

Our team of experts has compared the best small business phone systems for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated services.

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Restaurant Reservation App and Software Buying Guide
By Sean Peek | November 08, 2021

Look carefully at these factors before selecting your restaurant's reservation software.

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How to Effectively Implement Employee Monitoring Software
By Aigerim Berzinya | November 05, 2021

Employee monitoring software, when used in a transparent manner, can help your business. Learn how to implement it properly.

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What Is a Cyber Attack?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | November 04, 2021

Discover the type of damage a cyber attack can do to any business, and some of the top ways to prevent them.