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The Great Re-Wiring. Making the Most of Time THE GREAT RE-WIRING. MAKING THE MOST OF TIME

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Oct 20, 2020

This past week, Dropbox announced it will let all employees work from home permanently as it turns its offices into WeWork-like “collaborative spaces”. This was just one of dozens of companies announcing change in work plans. Recent surveys indicate that most employees have no interest i...

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Franchising 101-How to Buy the Best Franchise For You FRANCHISING 101-HOW TO BUY THE BEST FRANCHISE FOR YOU

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Oct 16, 2020

Congratulations! In reading this article you have taken the first and most important step on the road the self-employment that franchising has to offer. Franchising is a specialized business model that allows thousands of individuals each year to fulfill their dream of owning a business. While every...

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Noteworthy Ways to Enhance Autumn Life NOTEWORTHY WAYS TO ENHANCE AUTUMN LIFE

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Oct 15, 2020

With the fall season ushering in fresh cool breezes, mother nature in spectacular display and all things pumpkin spice, it also presents an array of seasonal shopping opportunities—whether to treat yourself for a life being well lived or to get a jump-start on that holiday shopping list that&r...

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Anonymous LLC Demand Accelerates as Business Owners Pursue Privacy Protection in the Information Age ANONYMOUS LLC DEMAND ACCELERATES AS BUSINESS OWNERS PURSUE PRIVACY PROTECTION IN THE INFORMATION AGE

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Aug 26, 2020

Today’s business landscape is becoming increasingly fluid, with more people than ever owning and operating professional enterprises—whether as their main occupation, a “side hustle” or both. In fact, one report reveals there are fully 582 million entrepreneurs in the world. T...

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5 Business Agility Lessons Hard-Learned Amid the COVID-19 Catastrophe 5 BUSINESS AGILITY LESSONS HARD-LEARNED AMID THE COVID-19 CATASTROPHE

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Jun 29, 2020

Mission critical elements of operational agility and what they ‘mean’ for individual businesses, and industry at large, in the post-pandemic era.If there’s one thing the global business community has learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ebb, flow and unfold on the d...

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5 ways Artificial Intelligence can help small businesses 5 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jun 24, 2020

The most remarkable aspect of the 21st century's technological revolution is how many of the technologies once considered beyond reach are accessible even to the general public. It would be an understatement to say that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is changing how we did business...

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Amplifying Faint Signals as Competitive Advantage: An Imperative Whose Time has Come AMPLIFYING FAINT SIGNALS AS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: AN IMPERATIVE WHOSE TIME HAS COME

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Jun 18, 2020

Highly resilient companies do 3 things well. They:Predict well – with insight into potential threats and opportunities. This is the ‘seeing around corners’ capability of capable companies.Execute well – able to adapt around those threats and/or opportunities. This is the &lsq...

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'Disruptive Innovation' Not an Oxymoron 'DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION' NOT AN OXYMORON

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Jun 12, 2020

Six ways to know if your business is disruption-readyDisruption. This buzz-worthy notion must scratch well below the surface. It's a profound, visceral change to the very core and essence of a business, industry or marketplace at large. Many speak of it, but few “really” know how to ...

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Entrepreneurship Strategies for the Risk Averse ENTREPRENEURSHIP STRATEGIES FOR THE RISK AVERSE

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Jun 12, 2020

Given that a reported 9 out of 10 businesses fail, with “no market need,” “ran out of cash” and “got outcompeted” paramount among the reasons why, it begs the question: is there a better, more sure-fire way to realize entrepreneurial success? Does any approach exi...

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6 Negotiating Tactics for Fast Growth-Minded Businesses 6 NEGOTIATING TACTICS FOR FAST GROWTH-MINDED BUSINESSES

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Jun 11, 2020

In business, it would be difficult if not impossible to achieve a notable measure of success without having inked a significant number of agreements with other parties—most appreciably with conflicts inherent in the process having been pleasingly overcome for all involved. Whether negotiating ...

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Why Your ‘Negotiation Personality’ Can Undermine Your Success WHY YOUR ‘NEGOTIATION PERSONALITY’ CAN UNDERMINE YOUR SUCCESS

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Jun 11, 2020

Expert cites 9 negotiator archetypes and how each of can help and hinder a ‘win’Becoming an effective negotiator takes skill, and lots of it. Whether for personal or professional matters, knowing how to present yourself during each individual negotiation is critical to a successful outco...

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Executives Impart ‘What it Takes’ to Lead in Today’s Business Landscape EXECUTIVES IMPART ‘WHAT IT TAKES’ TO LEAD IN TODAY’S BUSINESS LANDSCAPE

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Jun 10, 2020

It’s fairly indisputable that a prospering company or organization wouldn’tbe enjoying any notable measure of success without highly effective leadership. Potent leadership is, in fact, often a primary driver of business innovation, development and growth overall.Commanding a team, depar...

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Expat Leadership: Lessons All Professionals Can Learn from Hugely Successful Immigrant Women EXPAT LEADERSHIP: LESSONS ALL PROFESSIONALS CAN LEARN FROM HUGELY SUCCESSFUL IMMIGRANT WOMEN

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Jun 10, 2020

3 things powerful immigrant professionals have in common that can propel any aspiring workplace ‘outsider’.Being an outsider in the workplace is tough. Doubly so if you’re both a woman and an immigrant, two characteristics that can make your professional life a great deal more diff...

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How to Cease Small Business Stagnation to Accelerate Growth HOW TO CEASE SMALL BUSINESS STAGNATION TO ACCELERATE GROWTH

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Jun 10, 2020

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed nearly half of all small businesses fail within the first four years of their existence. While there are many proven causes, including owner incompetence, inexperience, fraud and neglect, one killer culprit often flies under the radar: stagnation. In...

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What Few Consultants Deliver That Every Client Wants WHAT FEW CONSULTANTS DELIVER THAT EVERY CLIENT WANTS

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Jun 10, 2020

The promise of independent consulting is fast cars, big checks, and total flexibility to pick and choose clients, and it’s a promise hundreds of thousands of “ex” workers chase every year. Ex-executives, ex-employees, and ex-big-name-consultants are flooding the ranks of independen...

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7 Growth Strategies Sure to Spur Fresh Success 7 GROWTH STRATEGIES SURE TO SPUR FRESH SUCCESS

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Jun 10, 2020

Growth. All businesses and professionals should want it and need it. But, achieving and sustaining growth is today’s uber-complex environment—whether corporate, entrepreneurial or personal career growth—takes multifaceted vision, ingenuity and agility. Indeed, a lack of growth in b...

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6 Business Lessons Learned from Working with World-Leading Brands 6 BUSINESS LESSONS LEARNED FROM WORKING WITH WORLD-LEADING BRANDS

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May 29, 2020

It’s rather shocking to know that fully 96% of businesses fail within 10 years of existence, but what’s even more distressing is that many of these failures are entirely avoidable. Even once-mighty Corporate America behemoths are not immune to preventable peril, as exemplified by a glut ...

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Covid-19: Help for your Small Business COVID-19: HELP FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 21, 2020

The federal government's stimulus PPP for small businesses, the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, which offers forgivable loans to small businesses, ran out of money on last week. Over the weekend, Democrats and Republicans were negotiating a deal that would allocate $310 billion more in...

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Resources on the Main Street Lending Program to Support Small and Mid-Sized Businesses RESOURCES ON THE MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM TO SUPPORT SMALL AND MID-SIZED BUSINESSES

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Apr 21, 2020

As part of Rapid7’s mission to support the community during this difficult AKA surreal and dangerous time, we are drawing attention to new financial resources to help businesses in need. Below is information on a program for small and mid-sized businesses from the Federal Reserve. Please see t...

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Tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19 TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESSES AMID COVID-19

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Apr 20, 2020

Small businesses are the lifeblood of a community, but due to the impact of the coronavirus, they’re shuttering in enormous numbers. While the government launches massive programs to help, it’s a race against the clock for aid to arrive before many businesses run out of cash.Here, two Un...

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Top social media tips to boost engagement for small businesses TOP SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 20, 2020

The way businesses and brands connect with their customers has been transformed by social media.Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media networks can provide business owners with a cheap and effective way to talk directly with their customers, build brand awareness and grow their business...

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Creating Your First Facebook Ads Campaign | Small Business Marketing CREATING YOUR FIRST FACEBOOK ADS CAMPAIGN | SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

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Apr 15, 2020

Want a full walkthrough guide on how to start your very first Facebook Ads Campaign? Check out this Ultimate Small Business Facebook Ads Guide: Whether you're just starting out or trying to learn how to take your existing small business online. This video will walk you through a proven system on...

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How the cloud enables accounting professionals to support small businesses HOW THE CLOUD ENABLES ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 15, 2020

Accounting professionals throughout the Americas are operating in unprecedented times with the impacts of COVID-19. With information changing daily on government stimulus packages, many of our accounting and bookkeeping partners are quickly adapting and helping their clients navigate through these t...

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Employee Retention Strategies That Work for Small Businesses EMPLOYEE RETENTION STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 15, 2020

Whether you are the boss of one or many, each employee is important to your small business. Would you rather work on retention, or retraining? According to statistics, more than 3 million people quit their jobs every month, with one-third of those quitting during the first month of employment. Mille...

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5 AI-Driven Platforms to Help Startups Grow Their Business 5 AI-DRIVEN PLATFORMS TO HELP STARTUPS GROW THEIR BUSINESS

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Apr 13, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become one of the fastest-growing technologies of our generation. It has all kinds of applications in industries like healthcare, education, and of course, commerce. Small business owners can grow their companies at a faster pace and on a bigger scale on the back of ...

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How Can TikTok Help Your Small Business? HOW CAN TIKTOK HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Apr 13, 2020

Competition is fierce in the business world no matter what your industry and competition can be daunting—especially for small business owners. However, agile entrepreneurs have access to a tool that may give them an advantage over the big players. It’s relatively new to the business worl...

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Payroll Tax Changes for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus PAYROLL TAX CHANGES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS

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Apr 10, 2020

As small businesses across the country fight to remain in operation and generating revenue despite the coronavirus pandemic, making payroll has emerged as one of the biggest ongoing dilemmas for business owners. Businesses are now compromised in terms of their ability to pay their employees, due to ...

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Managing your small business during coronavirus MANAGING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS DURING CORONAVIRUS

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Apr 09, 2020

The team at the UK Domain show you how to manage your small business during coronavirus with this handy infographic It’s a tough time for everybody, but being a small business owner comes with its own set of coronavirus-related challenges. The UK Domain have created this infographic to give yo...

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15 Spring Cleaning Tips To Revamp Any Small Business Website 15 SPRING CLEANING TIPS TO REVAMP ANY SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE

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Apr 09, 2020

Spring cleaning isn’t just for the home. If you run a small business, spring is the ideal time to take a fresh look at your website and do some tidying up. Your business website needs an update from time to time to ensure it looks good, functions correctly, and supports your marketing goals. W...

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit From a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy HOW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CAN BENEFIT FROM A CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STRATEGY

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Apr 09, 2020

Learn three effective ways small to medium-sized businesses can implement and benefit from corporate social responsibility. As the workforce becomes increasingly competitive, companies that want to attract and retain top talent must invest in valuable strategies that appeal to prospective employees....

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20 Ways to Tell Customers ‘Thank You for Supporting Small Business 20 WAYS TO TELL CUSTOMERS ‘THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 08, 2020

Every small business owner is thankful for their customers. Without those loyal customers that keep coming to your door, running your business would be a lot harder. When customers give you the love—putting their dollars into your small business—it’s nice to give them some love bac...

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9 Types of Apps That Will Streamline Your Small Business Tasks 9 TYPES OF APPS THAT WILL STREAMLINE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TASKS

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Apr 08, 2020

Small business apps automate a range of straightforward tasks, leading to fewer wasted resources and a direct boost to revenue and profits. Employees often save dozens of hours every week after a business has transitioned to a new tech stack. Yet many small business owners still rely on outdated and...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Key Resources for Small Business Owners CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) — KEY RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Apr 07, 2020

The main US COVID-19 website outlines the American Government’s response to the coronavirus. Currently, the primary source of business information is US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has a guide to the outbreak. Key sections include:

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3 Of The Most Common Bank Loans For Small Businesses 3 OF THE MOST COMMON BANK LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 07, 2020

Securing a small business loan is challenging. However it’s always advisable to head off to your local bank for a loan when the need for cash hits and investor money isn’t available and/or wanted. Well that’s because banks tend to have a few more scruples than higher-risk lenders, ...

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5 Ways To Locally Advertise Your Small Business 5 WAYS TO LOCALLY ADVERTISE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Apr 05, 2020

Many small businesses have a minimal budget when it comes to advertising, and that can hold them back. It’s not impossible, but it takes a lot more consideration as to where and how you spend that money for maximum exposure and benefit. Before the internet, adverts in the phone book or the loc...

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A Lifeline for Small Businesses: The PPP Loan A LIFELINE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: THE PPP LOAN

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Apr 05, 2020

Small business owners who have 500 or fewer employees, including self-employed individuals, may be able to benefit from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed last week. One of the most compelling parts of the Act is the “Paycheck Protection Program&rdqu...

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COVID-19, Remote Working andCyber Attacks COVID-19, REMOTE WORKING ANDCYBER ATTACKS

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Apr 04, 2020

Key Considerations for Small and Mid-size BusinessesIn small and mid-size businesses, the main roadblock is often a lack of understanding of what needs to be done now around security to ensure sufficient protection, and how priorities must be set in the current climate in support of the digital, mob...

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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is Impacting Small Businesses and What You Can Do About It  HOW CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IS IMPACTING SMALL BUSINESSES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT 

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Apr 03, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is developing rapidly, leaving many small business owners uncertain about their future. Those we’ve spoken with expect the coronavirus to have a significant impact on their revenue. Unfortunately, it seems these concerns are justified, but there are som...

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Small Business Planning During COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING DURING COVID-19

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Apr 02, 2020

This report by the IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Small Business Committee shares professional insight to help small businesses respond to the coronavirus emergency. With an emphasis on cash flows considerations, the report provides guidance on how small businesses can apply a three-...

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Avoid Small Business Lending Scams and Fraud Related to COVID-19 AVOID SMALL BUSINESS LENDING SCAMS AND FRAUD RELATED TO COVID-19

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Apr 02, 2020

With nearly $400 billion on the line between the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that there would be fraudsters targeting small business owners during these already challenging times. Avoiding small business le...

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Facebook’s Small Business Grants: How to Take Advantage FACEBOOK’S SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS: HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

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Apr 02, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe from a public health and economic standpoint, Facebook has stepped up to offer relief to small businesses suffering financial loss. The number of U.S. unemployment claims increased by more than 3 million in just one week, and numerous small busi...

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The 5Cs Of Credit: Small Business Loan THE 5CS OF CREDIT: SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

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Apr 01, 2020

Understanding what lenders look for when you apply for a small business loan helps you stack the odds in your favor. Do you know the 5Cs of credit? In this video, discover and learn what the 5Cs are, and get tips on how to improve any areas where your business might need a boost. The better your Cs,...

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6 Ways Small Businesses Are Adapting to Virtual Life 6 WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ADAPTING TO VIRTUAL LIFE

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Apr 01, 2020

Adapting to virtual life is cool in some ways. You get to work in your pajamas and eat a lot (a lot) of snacks. On the other hand, there are a lot of unforeseen challenges that can arise, making a simple task done in the office something that crashes and burns, temporarily inspiring you to throw you...

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How to Pivot Your Small Business Strategy During the COVID-19 Crisis HOW TO PIVOT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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Apr 01, 2020

As small business owners, we’re prepared for a lot of things, whether it’s a seasonal shift in sales or an unexpected employee absence we have to step in and cover. But we’ve never seen anything like the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving us uncertain about how to cope in these strange tim...

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$10,000 Stimulus Grant for Small Businesses 2020 Tutorial $10,000 STIMULUS GRANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 2020 TUTORIAL

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Mar 31, 2020

Is your business taking a hit during these tough times? Well, I found a way for you to possibly get a $10,000 grant from the US government! If you are a small business owner in the United States then I highly recommend this.

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How Digital Tools Can Help Save Small Businesses HOW DIGITAL TOOLS CAN HELP SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES

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Mar 31, 2020

Successful new businesses start with a great idea. It may be a completely revolutionary new product or service. Or it could be taking an existing service or product to a new level or a new client base. While entrepreneurs are typically masters at coming up with ideas, they sometimes fall short when ...

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5 Things a Small Business Should Consider During a Downturn 5 THINGS A SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD CONSIDER DURING A DOWNTURN

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Mar 31, 2020

No matter what your business is, you are likely to have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak Covid-19. As a result, your business activities have probably reduced or even been suspended for the time being until the crisis is over. At this difficult time, you should consider it an opportunity to...

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The best social media platforms for small businesses THE BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Mar 30, 2020

You probably know social media is an important tool for growing your business, but there’s a good chance you might be a bit overwhelmed with the number of different platforms out there. Not to mention the learning curve involved in trying to master them all! There’s no doubt the world of...

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How Can Small Businesses Accept Electronic Payments? HOW CAN SMALL BUSINESSES ACCEPT ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS?

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Mar 26, 2020

In times like these, small businesses must quickly and efficiently adapt the ways they sell their goods and services. In a broad effort to protect the public, we have seen so many industries affected by government, city and other civic agencies’ restrictions due to the COVID-19. Here are ways ...

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Small Business Homemade Video Making Tips SMALL BUSINESS HOMEMADE VIDEO MAKING TIPS

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Mar 24, 2020

During the lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus Covid-19, many businesses are looking at ways to communicate with their customers and staff. One popular way has been to make video messages whilst working from home.

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4 Basic Tips To Reduce Risk for Small Businesses 4 BASIC TIPS TO REDUCE RISK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Mar 24, 2020

In the realm of Hollywood films, if you build it they will come. In the real world, they often won't. The high failure rate of small businesses is well-chronicled. However, there are ways to mitigate risks and maximize your chance at entrepreneurial success. Here are a few tips for ensuring your...

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Tips for small businesses and consumers TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS

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Mar 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for every business and every individual, creating a new reality. It also provides an opportunity for creative solutions to maximize customer and employee service and value and ways in which each business can individually be of service to others, said ...

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Same Day Delivery Benefits for Small Business! SAME DAY DELIVERY BENEFITS FOR SMALL BUSINESS!

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Mar 23, 2020

Major retailers and shipping companies such as Amazon and FedEx realize that their consumers would like to have their ordered goods as fast as possible. Therefore creating a same-day delivery option proved to be a very lucrative strategy that will not only increase revenue but also create more loyal...

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Cash Grants From Facebook For Small Businesses CASH GRANTS FROM FACEBOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Mar 21, 2020

Support for Small Businesses In a Time of Global CrisisBusinesses around the world, whether bricks and mortar or ecommerce stores on Shopify or other platforms, may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, to help ease the burden on businesses, Facebook ha...

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COVID-19 crisis communication for small businesses: advice from a PR pro COVID-19 CRISIS COMMUNICATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: ADVICE FROM A PR PRO

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Mar 20, 2020

There’s rarely any downtime in the world of public relations, but the COVID-19 pandemic is kicking crisis communications into overdrive for small businesses across the country. On Monday, March 16, Vancouver-headquartered Reformation made a big move: on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and its we...

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How to Repurpose Marketing Content for Your Small Business HOW TO REPURPOSE MARKETING CONTENT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Mar 20, 2020

As a small or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, it’s a challenge to come up with new marketing concepts, but repurposing existing content is a surefire method for driving ongoing traffic to your site and a simple way to amplify your message without investing a lot more time or effort. That la...

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HOW SOME SMALL BUSINESSES ARE MAKING IT DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS HOW SOME SMALL BUSINESSES ARE MAKING IT DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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Mar 20, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus across Massachusetts has brought big changes to businesses of all sizes and their customers. CDC and Massachusetts DPH guidance urges consumers to avoid getting up-close and personal with each other. Government mandates have forced many types of businesses to clos...

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Why Content Marketing Is a Must-Have for Small Businesses WHY CONTENT MARKETING IS A MUST-HAVE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Mar 18, 2020

When it comes to digital marketing for businesses, as the saying goes: content is king. Content marketing, that is. That's why a whopping 70% of marketers are currently investing in content strategies, and 72% cite having a good content strategy as a major key to their success. For small busines...

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How to Scale Enterprise eCommerce: Preparing for Future Growth HOW TO SCALE ENTERPRISE ECOMMERCE: PREPARING FOR FUTURE GROWTH

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Mar 17, 2020

If your enterprise-level eCommerce business is reaching the point of expansion, it’s time to think about how you can scale your processes as effectively as possible. With efficiency and future growth in mind, we have a word of warning: Now is not the time to throw things at the wall to see wha...

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5 Tips to Avoid Common Fundraising Mistakes for Your Startup 5 TIPS TO AVOID COMMON FUNDRAISING MISTAKES FOR YOUR STARTUP

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Mar 17, 2020

Like it or not, most entrepreneur journeys include the not-so-pleasant component of fundraising. The reason I say it is not pleasant is because it often takes months, if not longer, and requires resources you may not have as a startup. The age-old chicken-and-egg situation of every startup is you ne...

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Cloud computing for small businesses: Five reasons why it works CLOUD COMPUTING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: FIVE REASONS WHY IT WORKS

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Mar 16, 2020

Small and medium businesses (SMEs) play a significant role in the development and growth of the economy of any country. They are also a vital part of the global economy. To stay afloat in an increasingly interconnected and competitive global market, SMEs also need to adapt to the latest technology. ...

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5 Ways to Fund a Small Business 5 WAYS TO FUND A SMALL BUSINESS

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Mar 16, 2020

If you are a small business or startup looking for funding, there are plenty of options out there, but there’s more to choosing the best financing offer for your business than just picking the lowest interest rate. There are many factors you need to consider before accepting a proposal. With t...

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When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation WHEN TOUGH TIMES ARE AHEAD, YOU SHOULD DOUBLE DOWN ON INNOVATION

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Mar 12, 2020

As I’m writing this, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful around the world.There’s a lot of uncertainty and even panic regarding the coronavirus, its current and potential impact on our economy, and of course, its effects on people all around the world.As a result, we’...

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HR Services for Small Business: Learn About Outsourced HR Solutions HR SERVICES FOR SMALL BUSINESS: LEARN ABOUT OUTSOURCED HR SOLUTIONS

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Mar 11, 2020

All small business owners need human resources services, but the reality is most small business owners can’t afford to have a full-time HR representative in house. That’s why we created our Outsourced HR services—to help you get all the benefits at a fraction of the cost!

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Self Branding Tips For Small Business Owners SELF BRANDING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Mar 11, 2020

Branding can be referred to as the marketing and advertising of an individual, business or an organization for recognition and promotion. It can be a term, a logo or any feature that recognizes an individual’s goods or services distinct from others in the competition. The practice of branding ...

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Best Small Business Insurance BEST SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Mar 11, 2020

As the head of your small business, you probably feel the weight of responsibility on your shoulders. Your business is an investment you need to protect — it’s not only the service or product you provide but the financial livelihood of you and your employees. Small businesses need compre...

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Cash Flow for Your Small Business | Biz2Credit CASH FLOW FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS | BIZ2CREDIT

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Mar 09, 2020

Get help with cash flow, even during the slow season. Biz2Credit funds thousands of seasonal businesses to get them through the peak times and the low points without missing a beat.

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7 Must-Have Google Tools for Small Businesses 7 MUST-HAVE GOOGLE TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Mar 09, 2020

Small budgets and small businesses tend to go hand in hand. Unfortunately, the tools you need to manage your digital marketing campaigns successfully tend to eat away at that budget. These seven must-have tools from Google each fill a critical need at a low cost, and some are free.

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A small business guide to mastering accounts receivable A SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO MASTERING ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

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Mar 09, 2020

Most companies go out of business because they run out of cash. One of the biggest factors that can impact a business’ cash flow is how well they manage their accounts receivable. A well-oiled accounts receivable process can save you much pain down the road. But first, let’s take a look ...

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How To Choose The Right CRM For Your Small Business (8 Tips + Bonus) HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CRM FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS (8 TIPS + BONUS)

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Mar 06, 2020

If as a business owner you wonder which CRM is best for my Small Business, how can a CRM help my business and specifically how to choose the right CRM, then this video is for you. Enjoy!

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14 Ways a Small Business Can Level Up Their Project Management Game 14 WAYS A SMALL BUSINESS CAN LEVEL UP THEIR PROJECT MANAGEMENT GAME

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Mar 06, 2020

Small businesses often grow chaotically and organically at the start. When there’s a task that needs to be completed, the owner or manager just picks it up and does it. But as a business grows larger, it becomes necessary to have more substantial business processes. Otherwise it becomes very d...

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Why SEO matters for small business websites WHY SEO MATTERS FOR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITES

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Mar 06, 2020

Small businesses are putting themselves at a disadvantage if they don't have a website, says Roy Digitrio, founder and CEO of Digitrio Pte Ltd. Digitrio adds that some small business owners think that simply having a website is enough; what they don't realise is that they're missing out ...

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How to Run a Small Business Successfully HOW TO RUN A SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY

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Mar 05, 2020

Running a business is all about staying on top of the most crucial matters while simultaneously giving every aspect the focus and attention it deserves. It means learning how to take advantage of your company’s strengths while ensuring your business gets the exposure it needs to weather the st...

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As Small Business Hiring Booms, Distributors Sit on the Sidelines AS SMALL BUSINESS HIRING BOOMS, DISTRIBUTORS SIT ON THE SIDELINES

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Mar 05, 2020

As most industries allocate time, money, and other resources into finding new employees in a labor market where the national unemployment rate is hanging at 3.5% — and substantially lower in some areas — at least one index says that distributors are sitting on the sidelines. According to...

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Branding-small-business BRANDING-SMALL-BUSINESS

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Mar 04, 2020

You are excited about starting your business, and everyone you have talked to has liked your idea, and you know it will be a huge success. But as marketing is a place full of competition, you have to make your product appealing and unique. According to marketing experts, brand identity is the main t...

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7 Surprising Ways to Save Your Small Business Money 7 SURPRISING WAYS TO SAVE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MONEY

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Mar 04, 2020

Most small businesses operate on tight budgets. They’ve got razor-thin margins, and with fluctuating markets and the need to reinvest money back into the business so that it can scale, it’s not surprising that most are constantly on the lookout for ways to save money. Unfortunately, too ...

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SIMPLE BASICS FOR SMALL BUSINESS STARTUPS SIMPLE BASICS FOR SMALL BUSINESS STARTUPS

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Mar 04, 2020

There is a vast amount of people who are realizing that branching out on their own in a business venture is well worth leaving behind being the backbone for someone else’s gain. Working for yourself is definitely not easy and the hours are well beyond the normal nine to five grind of being som...

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The small business conundrum: growth and innovation in the face of complexity and security risks THE SMALL BUSINESS CONUNDRUM: GROWTH AND INNOVATION IN THE FACE OF COMPLEXITY AND SECURITY RISKS

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Mar 03, 2020

In the 2019 Global SME Pulse, small and medium businesses around the globe said they anticipated slower revenue and profit growth, but 74 percent were still willing to take big risks to ensure their success. No surprise there. For small business owners, their work—and their success—is pe...

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How Small Businesses Can Get the IT Support They Need HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN GET THE IT SUPPORT THEY NEED

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Of all the challenges facing small businesses, staffing is among the most difficult. Finding someone with the right skill set who fits into a company culture while sharing in an organization’s mission can be a tough needle to thread for any open position, but it is particularly challenging for...

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7 Facebook Marketing Trends Every Small Business Should Know in 2020 7 FACEBOOK MARKETING TRENDS EVERY SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD KNOW IN 2020

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Mar 02, 2020

Facebook marketing has both grown and morphed into different forms over the years, but it has remained powerful. Small businesses can take advantage of the same audience that big companies have through Facebook marketing. As of 2020, there are 1.69 billion users on Facebook, and around 1.3 billion u...

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Content Marketing For Small Businesses: 7 Essential Benefits CONTENT MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: 7 ESSENTIAL BENEFITS

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Mar 02, 2020

If you’re new to digital marketing, let us be the first to welcome you to the stage of the short attention span theater—where every performance is just a click away from being panned or ignored entirely. It may sound harsh, but it’s true. Promoting your business online isn’t ...

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10 Tips - for YouTube in small business 10 TIPS - FOR YOUTUBE IN SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 28, 2020

Join Rex with guest Anthony, to learn why the time is right for YouTube in small business - Plus bonus ten tips and more to help you get started and improve your game. Stick around for Tip 10, it's the best advise to get you started YouTube'ing

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How Bookkeeping Capitalizes On Young, Digital-First SMBs HOW BOOKKEEPING CAPITALIZES ON YOUNG, DIGITAL-FIRST SMBS

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Feb 28, 2020

An entrepreneur who opens a coffee shop or launches a FinTech startup isn’t in business to crunch numbers and file taxes. Yet, the burden of financial management, from tedious data entry to compliance challenges, is a nonnegotiable part of starting a small business (SMB). Waseem Daher, CEO of ...

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The Importance of SEO for Small Business Websites THE IMPORTANCE OF SEO FOR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITES

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Feb 28, 2020

An understanding of SEO for small business – SEO is short for search engine optimisation – and its benefits for small business is imperative to increase sales and focus your digital marketing. With Google by far the most popular search engine, optimising your website for the search engin...

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How to Start a Small Business | Including Free Small Business Plan Template HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS | INCLUDING FREE SMALL BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE

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Feb 27, 2020

Small Business Management Software Program. This is an easy to use software program. It is a multi feature business management program that will help you do the following: plan and analyze your start up expenses and sales, perform Break-Even Point analysis, conduct 'what-if's analysis, perfo...

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Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About the SECURE Act THINGS EVERY SMALL BUSINESS OWNER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SECURE ACT

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Feb 27, 2020

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) is part of the government’s spending bill that includes numerous provisions intended to strengthen retirement security across the country. It is designed to open up opportunities to segments of the workforce that was previo...

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Feb 27, 2020

The early days of growing your small business play a crucial role in your future success. At this stage, it’s important to make as much progress as possible (without biting off more than your business can chew, of course). That’s why all small business owners should keep the following &l...

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The Best Cities for New Small Businesses THE BEST CITIES FOR NEW SMALL BUSINESSES

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Feb 26, 2020

Starting a business is an inherently risky endeavor, especially when headlines and statistics tout findings that around 20 percent of small businesses fail within the first year and 50 percent within five years. But those prospects can change dramatically based on where you headquarter your business...

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The ratio that can fix your small business finances THE RATIO THAT CAN FIX YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES

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Feb 26, 2020

You have a lot of responsibility as a small business owner, whether you’re managing numerous people or are a self-employed army of one. You have to worry about expenses, numerous financial statements, tax season and more, all while trying to build your net worth. One of the biggest obligations...

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29% of Small Businesses Will Start a Website This Year 29% OF SMALL BUSINESSES WILL START A WEBSITE THIS YEAR

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Feb 26, 2020

Kudos if you have a website for small your business because many small business owners still don’t have websites for their businesses. According to the latest survey from Visual Objects, about one-third of small businesses (29%) plan to begin using websites for the first time in 2020. Needless...

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How to find an office space: An SME guide HOW TO FIND AN OFFICE SPACE: AN SME GUIDE

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Feb 25, 2020

In this exclusive Real Business guide, we look at how SME employers can find the best office space for them and their growing team. The average British worker will spend over 90,000 hours of their life in an office, equating to flying from the UK to Bali 18,056 times. If you are an SME employer task...

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HOW TO ADDRESS CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES USING THE NIST FRAMEWORK HOW TO ADDRESS CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES USING THE NIST FRAMEWORK

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Feb 25, 2020

For small businesses, this is cause for alarm. Lacking the time, IT expertise, and deep pockets of major companies, the small businesses that make up the foundation of the economy are sitting ducks — especially considering that 43% of all cyberattacks target small businesses specifically. In o...

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Tech and Talent Survey TECH AND TALENT SURVEY

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Feb 24, 2020

Cloud Computing, Customer Relationship Tools, Cyber Security Lead Priorities for Small Businesses By leveraging innovative technologies to transfer and analyze data more quickly, CIT is better able to focus the expertise of its leaders on developing the right financing solutions for its small busine...

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Three Tree Coffee has been named a Nav Small Business Grant Winner THREE TREE COFFEE HAS BEEN NAMED A NAV SMALL BUSINESS GRANT WINNER

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Feb 24, 2020

Three Tree Coffee has been named a Nav Small Business Grant Winner! Like many business owners, Phillip Klayman took a huge leap of faith when he started Three Tree Coffee Roasters in 2015. His ultimate goal was to establish a one-of-a-kind coffee shop that not only served customers, but also provide...

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7 Best FreshBooks Alternatives for Small Business Owners 7 BEST FRESHBOOKS ALTERNATIVES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Feb 24, 2020

If you’re a small business owner, then your business accounting is one of the most important things you manage to keep your business running smoothly. That also means that having the right accounting software can go a long way in helping you achieve your goals. Maybe you’ve heard of, if ...

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Past & future: Resources for small and medium-sized businesses PAST & FUTURE: RESOURCES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES

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Feb 24, 2020

2019 was an incredible year for marketing professionals, with a wealth of new information and resources for small and medium-sized businesses. And as a marketer, it’s important — now more than ever — to stay up to date with the most impactful and current trends in the industry toda...

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Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses: Cover Your Bases With These Services MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES: COVER YOUR BASES WITH THESE SERVICES

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Feb 20, 2020

If you want to grow your small business, then you need to be in the marketing industry. These marketing strategies and services for small businesses can help you grow your business on a budget and without a huge time investment!

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6 Types Of Training For Small Business Owners 6 TYPES OF TRAINING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Feb 20, 2020

Building a small business is no easy feat, especially if you are a novice. From marketing to financial management, many aspects require your attention. To make things easier, invest in your training. Through a variety of training programs, including those mentioned below, you can improve your knowle...

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5 Best Practices for Small Business Owner Taxes in 2020 5 BEST PRACTICES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TAXES IN 2020

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Feb 20, 2020

Your clients are counting on you to shepherd them through the often-onerous process of filing both their business and personal taxes. This can be particularly tough for small business clients, many of whom may just be starting out and have yet to put into place the best practices to limit their comp...

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Top Four Trends For Small Business Marketing Strategies In 2020 TOP FOUR TRENDS FOR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING STRATEGIES IN 2020

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Feb 19, 2020

If one of your goals includes growing your small business, you need to keep current on the relevant trends in marketing strategies small business tools. Don’t miss an opportunity to grow by using old information. Here are the marketing trends you need to understand today.

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Business Technology Trends 2020: What is the SMB buyer buying? BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2020: WHAT IS THE SMB BUYER BUYING?

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Feb 19, 2020

Where are businesses spending their pretty penny these days? Enterprises, SMBs alike have successfully hopped on the current technology bandwagon. As technology keeps advancing forth, it is changing the business ecosystem. When we say infrastructure, it roughly translates to a new technology adopted...

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The Impact of Technology on Small Businesses | 2020 THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON SMALL BUSINESSES | 2020

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Feb 18, 2020

Impact of Technology on Small Businesses: It is absolutely undeniable technology has had a massive impact on our daily lives. It is one of the things that has truly transformed the way we work, think, and even spend our free time. Things aren’t slowing down, now, however – there are stil...

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Overspending Mistakes Your Small Business May Be Overlooking OVERSPENDING MISTAKES YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MAY BE OVERLOOKING

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Feb 18, 2020

For small businesses, every dollar counts. That's why it is important to make sure you aren't overspending in areas you can't afford to. Starting up a new business is rarely an easy endeavor and keeping it growing and thriving for years to come will always require work and attention. Ind...

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Cisco Annual Internet Report (2018–2023) CISCO ANNUAL INTERNET REPORT (2018–2023)

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Feb 17, 2020

The Cisco Annual Internet Report is a global forecast/analysis that assesses digital transformation across various business segments (enterprise, small-to-medium business, public sector, and service provider). The report covers fixed broadband, Wi-Fi, and mobile (3G, 4G, 5G) networking. Quantitative...

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30 Ideas for Small Businesses that Make Money 30 IDEAS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THAT MAKE MONEY

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Feb 17, 2020

How to Make Money in Business with a Side Hustle Gone are the days of searching print ads for a job to make a living. In today’s environment, the internet is at your fingertips, making it easier than ever for small businesses that make money to start. In fact, setting up two streams of income ...

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Feb 17, 2020

As we enter a new decade, 58% of small businesses in the UK anticipate a plateau, or for their business to struggle in the year ahead. Only 1 in 4 predict to see growth. A new report, which surveyed 1,000 small business owners and sole traders across the country has been carried out by financial tec...

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8 steps to creating a social media strategy for your small business 8 STEPS TO CREATING A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 12, 2020

There are many benefits to having a social presence as a small business, from engaging with customers to increasing sales and boosting your reputation. The key to reaping these benefits and becoming successful on social is to create, execute and monitor a social media marketing strategy. Here, we&rs...

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Small Business UC System 5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS UC SYSTEM

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Feb 12, 2020

Businesses can’t survive without excellent communication and collaboration. Team members need to stay connected so that they can share knowledge, work together on complex problems, and keep the company running smoothly. Indeed, 98% of executives believe that lack of communication is the cause ...

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7 Key Stats on How Small Business Owners View Tech 7 KEY STATS ON HOW SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS VIEW TECH

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Feb 11, 2020

Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent Primary Data report, Small Business Mindsets and Banking Habits: Attitudes Matter, based on the company’s annual Small Business PaymentsInsights survey conducted in spring 2019, reveals that 61% of small business are happy with the size of their busi...

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Feb 11, 2020

This is the first post in a seven-part-series detailing the biggest entrepreneurial mistakes business owners make. The series will run over the next few weeks so check back to learn more. These are the 7 Biggest Mistakes I have seen entrepreneurs and companies make that can devalue their Intellectua...

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5 Tax-Related Resolutions for Smarter Small Business Accounting in 2020 5 TAX-RELATED RESOLUTIONS FOR SMARTER SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING IN 2020

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Feb 11, 2020

Accountants working with small businesses often play the role of business advisors, especially when it comes to educating their clients about tax regulations and reducing their tax bill by taking all legitimate factors into account. We’ve gathered four tips that accounting professionals can us...

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The Best Social Media Strategy For Small Businesses THE BEST SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Feb 10, 2020

After years of data and testing, this simple strategy will make the biggest difference in social media marketing for small businesses.

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Simple Security for Every Small Business SIMPLE SECURITY FOR EVERY SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 10, 2020

If you’re a business owner you really have your hands full, every day, with the minutiae of running your business, balancing your books, orders, employees, scheduling, inventory, servicing customers, payroll, taxes well, you get the idea as you’re living it every day. You might read that...

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How to Report Revenue on a Small-Business Credit Card Application HOW TO REPORT REVENUE ON A SMALL-BUSINESS CREDIT CARD APPLICATION

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Feb 10, 2020

When filling out the “revenue” portion of a small-business credit card application, you want to make your small business or side hustle look its very best without stretching the truth. But revenue can swing dramatically from year to year, and credit card applications often don’t sp...

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Feb 07, 2020

A summary of low cost, simple techniques that can improve cyber security within your organisation. This advice has been produced to help small businesses protect themselves from the most common cyber attacks. The 5 topics covered are easy to understand and cost little to implement.

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Feb 07, 2020

An article on INC.com came out about how Amazon is allowing third-party vendors to sell poor-quality products on their website. American Management Services, Inc is committed to providing unparalleled business management and turnaround solutions for small and medium-sized privately-owned businesses....

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4 Tips That Can Help You Improve Profits for Your Small Business 4 TIPS THAT CAN HELP YOU IMPROVE PROFITS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 07, 2020

When it comes to increasing the profits of any business, two things can be done. You can either work on boosting your sales or you can cut your costs to become a more efficient company. If a small business wants to survive in the market, then it needs to focus more on the profits. But profit is some...

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Online Marketing Tips for Your Small Business ONLINE MARKETING TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 07, 2020

The internet has provided business owners with some unique opportunities. In addition to setting up an online store, you can also expand your reach, attracting a broader array of potential customers. To reach those potential customers, you need to employ online marketing strategies. Knowing where to...

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Instagram Marketing Tips for Small Businesses INSTAGRAM MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Feb 06, 2020

As a small business owner or marketing professional, there are many ways to reach your target audience. Social media has come a long way over the past decade, with some platforms picking up more steam than others. While each one is well worth your consideration, Instagram is growing by leaps and bou...

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5 paths to a better branded small business 5 PATHS TO A BETTER BRANDED SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 06, 2020

Every business’s end goal is to connect with their market. Simple as that. Or is it so simple? Missing the mark on your consumers' wants, likes, dislikes and beliefs can determine whether or not they decide to buy in to what you’re selling. The following are five paths to creating a ...

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Life hacks for small business: Time savers, trade tips, and taxes LIFE HACKS FOR SMALL BUSINESS: TIME SAVERS, TRADE TIPS, AND TAXES

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Feb 05, 2020

5 life hacks for small business owners to help you save time and simplify! These business hacks also include tax benefits for entrepreneurs. Make sure you are maximizing your entrepreneur hacks. Business is challenging Y'all! Take every benefit you can get! Amy Walker is a small business and ent...

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7 Reasons Why Every Small Business Should Hire Digital Marketing Services 7 REASONS WHY EVERY SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD HIRE DIGITAL MARKETING SERVICES

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Feb 05, 2020

When you first get your small business up and running, your attention may be directed to getting customers through the door. To do this, you probably rely on more traditional forms of advertising, such as coupon mailers, print ads, and even large billboards near major highways. While these forms of ...

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Small Business Advertising Costs – A Detailed Guide To Online Advertising Costs SMALL BUSINESS ADVERTISING COSTS – A DETAILED GUIDE TO ONLINE ADVERTISING COSTS

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Feb 05, 2020

If you own a small business, it’s important you know the small business advertising costs before you can get started with your online advertising plans. Growing your business via online advertising is easy, but for newcomers, it can be quite intimidating at the beginning but when used to it, t...

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Affordable Small Business SEO Packages AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS SEO PACKAGES

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Feb 04, 2020

Want to grow your own small business? Our accessible SEO packages designed to deliver the best possible service. Check all the SEO packages, and choose one according to your budget. If you have no financial problems then our premium package is ideal for a business to grow quickly. More over Techpapa...

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Small Business Retirement Plans: Overview SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT PLANS: OVERVIEW

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Feb 04, 2020

Do you own a small business? Do you have earned income as a self-employed individual? Are you looking to make higher contributions to a retirement account on an annual basis? Are you looking for more tax deductions? In this session, John Bowens walks through the various small business retirement acc...

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5 Proven Tactics Small Businesses Can Learn From Super Bowl Marketing 5 PROVEN TACTICS SMALL BUSINESSES CAN LEARN FROM SUPER BOWL MARKETING

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Feb 04, 2020

In today’s blog, we’ll be dissecting how big brands leverage the Super Bowl to enhance their marketing campaigns and how small businesses can implement these marketing tactics into their strategy in a practical and actionable way. The NFL Super Bowl. One of the biggest TV events in Ameri...

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Amazing Singage in The Digital Age: A Small- Business Guide AMAZING SINGAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A SMALL- BUSINESS GUIDE

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Feb 04, 2020

Once upon a time, signages were once the best way to catch the interest of potential customers. Big business or small business, everyone wanted to have signage that was compelling and attention-grabbing. Most companies nowadays have veered away from having quality signages and took their battles to ...

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How to Handle Tax Audits of Your Small Business HOW TO HANDLE TAX AUDITS OF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 03, 2020

It’s tax season, so owners of small cleaning companies are preparing their records in preparation for filing. Although Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits are on the decline, small and midsize businesses are still at risk, with math errors and dubious expense categories among the most common...

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Complete Guide To Local SEO For Small Business COMPLETE GUIDE TO LOCAL SEO FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Feb 03, 2020

Looking to expand your brand’s local reach? Get the full breakdown on local SEO for small business in this guide from Go Florida SEO Appealing to the local audience is a great business strategy. This ensures you get immediate business with people who can come back for more if they like it. Put...

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How to keep up when your small business starts growing HOW TO KEEP UP WHEN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS STARTS GROWING

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Jan 31, 2020

If you’ve recently launched a small business, keeping on top of things can be tough. While your number one priority is to make your company a success, the speed at which it grows can be overwhelming and hard to keep track of. To ensure a smooth operation, here are a few tips that you can use t...

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How small businesses can boost sales HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN BOOST SALES

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Jan 31, 2020

With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S., it’s tough to stand out from the crowd. Successful small businesses turn first-time customers into repeat business, building momentum and growing sales. How can you achieve this? Marketing. Finding effective, easy-to-execute marketing strategi...

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Small Businesses Guide to Insurance. SMALL BUSINESSES GUIDE TO INSURANCE.

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Jan 30, 2020

If you own a small business, you know how challenging yet rewarding it can be. You’ve worked hard to get your business to where it is today, and that hard work should be protected. Here's our guide to insuring your small business.

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The Best LinkedIn Headlines for Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs THE BEST LINKEDIN HEADLINES FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

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Jan 30, 2020

The headline on your personal LinkedIn profile is the text that sits directly below your name in the top section, or introduction card. If you do nothing to change or optimize this text, LinkedIn will automatically populate your headline with whatever you have added for your most recent job title in...

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5 Top Strategies for Small Businesses to Market Their Products 5 TOP STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO MARKET THEIR PRODUCTS

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Jan 30, 2020

In highly competitive industries, small businesses are at a disadvantage. The major players have more money and resources, which translates to more opportunities. However, small organizations can still make a big impact. This requires smart marketing tactics to push their products. If you’re l...

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Four reasons why SMBs need network monitoring FOUR REASONS WHY SMBS NEED NETWORK MONITORING

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Jan 29, 2020

As businesses grow, so do their networks and the challenges that come along with managing them. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), however, tight budgets and fewer resources make it even more challenging for network admins to manually track and monitor all network elements. Without a prop...

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6 Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses 6 CYBER SECURITY TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jan 29, 2020

In this digital province where everyone’s information is found online, it’s a no brainer to make cyber security a priority. When protecting your business and its valuable data, it’s never a smart idea to cut corners. To avoid your information from being stolen, follow these six ste...

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The Dos and Don THE DOS AND DON'TS OF CREATING BRAND RECOGNITION FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 28, 2020

Are you looking for ways to generate brand recognition for your business? Want to learn the different elements that make up your business brand? Cooper House share their guide to branding in this infographic.

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Buying and Growing a Small Business With Little to No Risk With Brit Foshee | BP Business Podcast 40 BUYING AND GROWING A SMALL BUSINESS WITH LITTLE TO NO RISK WITH BRIT FOSHEE | BP BUSINESS PODCAST 40

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Jan 28, 2020

Have you ever considered buying a business but were terrified of paying more than the business is worth? Have you ever wondered what you can do to help ensure that a business you buy today will generate the numbers promised by the previous owner?

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Small Business Funded THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FUNDED

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Jan 28, 2020

You’ve finally decided to take the jump and open your own small business. The excitement is overwhelming, but you know you’re ready. The only thing is, you don’t exactly know where to start with funding. The ideal way would be to fund it completely out of pocket, but if that’...

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The importance of social media marketing for small businesses in 2020 THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN 2020

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Jan 28, 2020

Despite large companies with considerable marketing budgets, start-ups and small businesses cannot afford costly marketing strategies. Entrepreneurs must be careful about every dollar spent on advertisements as they need an immediate ROI. Social media has facilitated marketing, especially for small ...

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How Can Big Data Help Small Businesses Succeed? HOW CAN BIG DATA HELP SMALL BUSINESSES SUCCEED?

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Jan 27, 2020

The Harvard business review says that 99 percent of businesses reported they have plans for implementing big data analytics. However, only 30% of them have done it successfully. This shows that many businesses haven’t yet acquired the technical capacity of implementing big data analytics. The ...

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Top 20 Small Business Tax Mistakes TOP 20 SMALL BUSINESS TAX MISTAKES

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Jan 27, 2020

Filing a tax return for your business each year is something you must do. But you don’t want to make mistakes that can result in higher taxes than you really owe, draw IRS attention to your return, or cost you interest and penalties. Here are 20 mistakes to avoid:

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Rollovers for Business Start-Ups ROLLOVERS FOR BUSINESS START-UPS

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Jan 25, 2020

How to fund your business is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly! Fortunately, we’ve compiled all the information you’ll need to decide if the Rollover for Business Start-ups (ROBS) arrangement is right for you. This in-depth guide will reveal how you can use your retire...

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3 Tips to Make Productivity in Your Small Business Easier Than it has Ever Been 3 TIPS TO MAKE PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS EASIER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN

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Jan 22, 2020

Everyone wants to know the secret to be productive. Who wouldn’t want to cross off all the items on their to-do list and have enough time to rest or engage in other activities? However, the need to be productive rings a lot differently for small businesses. This is because a productive and eff...

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TOP 5 WAYS TO ADVERTISE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ON A BUDGET TOP 5 WAYS TO ADVERTISE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ON A BUDGET

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Jan 22, 2020

When you have a small or medium-sized business, it’s essential that you find an effective way of advertising especially if you’re a start-up that’s just entered the industry. Making you stand out from the crowd, if it’s done successfully, it will result in higher revenue and ...

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The Small Business Guide To Using Amazon Advertising THE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO USING AMAZON ADVERTISING

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Jan 21, 2020

Getting your products or services in front of a large audience can be a struggle because you’re potentially competing against much bigger businesses with more money, marketing expertise and an existing reputation. That’s why it’s crucial to know how to use tools like digital advert...

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Small Business Website Reviews YOU Can Use to Upgrade Your Own Website SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE REVIEWS YOU CAN USE TO UPGRADE YOUR OWN WEBSITE

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Jan 21, 2020

Last time I was able to review 5 of YOUR service websites that I’ve chosen from your submissions, but so many of you submitted that I just had to do another round! So, on this video, I’m reviewing another 5 that I feel are very representative of the issues I see most typically, so even i...

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Top 25 Small Business Tax Deductions TOP 25 SMALL BUSINESS TAX DEDUCTIONS

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Jan 21, 2020

Deductible business expenses help entrepreneurs with many of the costs of running a company. Business owners know that most expenditures can be written off, although there may be limits and timing. Check out the most common tax deductions for small business. Last Spring the IRS released data showing...

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8 Expert Tips on Small Business Hiring 8 EXPERT TIPS ON SMALL BUSINESS HIRING

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Jan 21, 2020

As a small business owner, you’re probably used to going it alone. You feel comfortable wearing multiple hats, juggling various projects and working long hours. But what happens when you wake up one day and realize you need to hire some help? Attracting and retaining talent as a small business...

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5 Technologies Small Business Can Use to Improve Customer Service 5 TECHNOLOGIES SMALL BUSINESS CAN USE TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Jan 20, 2020

A customer is one of the most important aspects of a business. If a business is able to delight customers by providing excellent customer service, then it will boost customer retention and business growth. According to the report, “A Survey of Customer Service from Mid-Size Companies” by...

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Google My Business Management Service for Small Businesses GOOGLE MY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jan 20, 2020

A Google My Business listing gives your small business – and any type or size of business – its own dedicated and critical presence in Google search. When viewed from desktop, a Google My Business listing takes up the right third of the screen. A listing includes the business name, websi...

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Can Real Estate & Mortgage Markets Affect Small Business Owners | Seize Your Business CAN REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE MARKETS AFFECT SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS | SEIZE YOUR BUSINESS

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Jan 17, 2020

In this episode of SYB, we are talking about how the mortgage and real estate markets affect small business owners. Debbie Bloyd is an expert in these areas and is asked by news media to comment on these 2 areas based on her expertise. She talks about how these have affected small business in the re...

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Best small business web hosting for 2020 BEST SMALL BUSINESS WEB HOSTING FOR 2020

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Jan 17, 2020

Every business needs a website, but finding the right web hosting package isn't always easy. Many plans are targeted primarily at home users, and don't have the power that businesses need.

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The best cloud storage options for small businesses in 2020 THE BEST CLOUD STORAGE OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN 2020

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Jan 17, 2020

Cloud storage is becoming increasingly popular with both users with limited physical hard disk space and users who are concerned about keeping their files safe. It is a trend that is just as valuable for small business owners as it is for personal use. It is bad enough to lose personal photos, but d...

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The Small Business Guide To Rapid Settlement THE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO RAPID SETTLEMENT

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Jan 16, 2020

The Small Business Guide To Rapid Settlement Report documents the challenges facing small businesses due to delays in access to funds from sales. The report further seeks to educate, inform and provide a path for solutions to this sector. It is based on a survey of 480 firms in a broad range of indu...

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5 Important Digital Marketing Tips for Your Small Business 5 IMPORTANT DIGITAL MARKETING TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 16, 2020

Having a digital marketing strategy is essential if you want to stay competitive in your industry. But as a small business owner, you have limited time. What can you do to differentiate yourself in your space? You would be surprised at how many business owners don’t include basic information o...

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7 Workplace Safety Tips for Your Small Business 7 WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 16, 2020

Safety for employees, while they are working, is crucial. Therefore, every company should strive to ensure that their workers always feel safe when operating in the facilities. Companies thus should have a more organized health and safety management system. They should strive to create a workplace e...

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Jan 15, 2020

Kick things up a notch in the New Year with my 2020 Digital Marketing Strategy. This is a complete guide for small business owners who are looking to gain more leads, more sales and more business in 2020.

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The 5 Biggest Financial Trends Facing Small Business Owners In 2020 THE 5 BIGGEST FINANCIAL TRENDS FACING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

For small business owners, the start of a new year signifies an opportunity to make a fresh start and finally resolve old challenges that have lingered on their balance sheet from the last 12 months. The transition between years is often when our credit officers at Credibly see the highest concentra...

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Tips For Choosing The Right SEO Agency For Your Small Business TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT SEO AGENCY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 15, 2020

If you are looking to achieve successful results for your business, then you have to take some preliminary steps to ensure the right people are working on your website. It is the best way of ensuring you drive qualified leads and come up with a strategic marketing plan. However, with the growing nee...

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How small biz can lead the way in b2b payment innovation HOW SMALL BIZ CAN LEAD THE WAY IN B2B PAYMENT INNOVATION

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Jan 14, 2020

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Why some small businesses get paid on time & others don WHY SOME SMALL BUSINESSES GET PAID ON TIME & OTHERS DON'T

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Jan 14, 2020

According to research from Fundbox small businesses in the United States, are owed a whopping $825 billion in unpaid invoices. What the study doesn’t make clear however is how many businesses go unpaid due to poor relationship management with their customers. 79% of business owners in another ...

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How to Procure the Assets Necessary to Run a Small Business HOW TO PROCURE THE ASSETS NECESSARY TO RUN A SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 14, 2020

Becoming your own business owner is a dream that many people have. There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing that the income you’re able to bring in was done all through your own hard work. Creating and running your small business means that you’ll need to procure the right asse...

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4 Internet Online Small Business Ideas Anyone Can Start From Home To Make Money Online 4 INTERNET ONLINE SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS ANYONE CAN START FROM HOME TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE

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Jan 13, 2020

Hey yall! Thank you for watching my 4 Internet Online Small Business Ideas Anyone Can Start From Home To Make Money Online video. This video will give you 4 business ideas that anyone can start from home. I hope you enjoy.

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Small Business 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 13, 2020

It’s a harsh reality that most start-up businesses fail. Even harsher, the mistakes that cause a business to go bust are often ingrained at the beginning of the journey. Before the founders even make their first sale, they likely already made their first mistake. To help you dodge these costly...

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How small business loans in canada is useful HOW SMALL BUSINESS LOANS IN CANADA IS USEFUL

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Jan 13, 2020

Numerous entrepreneurs battle to accomplish the business account and nothing is exceptional. For private ventures, for example, retailers, cafés, carports, getting a business loan isn't as simple as it might appear to a bank. It is not necessarily the case that it is beyond the realm of i...

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How Do Small Businesses Earn Customer Loyalty? HOW DO SMALL BUSINESSES EARN CUSTOMER LOYALTY?

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Jan 10, 2020

It’s no surprise that consumers often feel a more personal connection to small businesses. There’s something about doing business with an independent CPA or indie cafe owner than with a big tax accounting firm or national coffee chain. But those personal connections have to be earned ove...

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5 key trends for small business credit and debit cards in 2020 5 KEY TRENDS FOR SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS IN 2020

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Jan 10, 2020

A strong economy in 2020 could lift the small-business card market, which is an important source of lending and payments for entrepreneurs and local merchants. Such a trend also raises the level of payment complexity for those merchants, as young businesses struggle with multiple employees having ac...

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HOW SMALL BUSINESSES BALANCE THEIR STAFF WITH FREELANCERS HOW SMALL BUSINESSES BALANCE THEIR STAFF WITH FREELANCERS

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Jan 10, 2020

Now, small businesses balance their staff with freelancers. A recent study done by UpWork.com and the Freelancers Union found that around 57 million Americans were working as freelancers as of 2019. This makes up about 36 percent of the U.S. workforce and amounts to $1.4 trillion in earnings. The te...

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Borrowers beware: Fed discovers shady small business loan practices BORROWERS BEWARE: FED DISCOVERS SHADY SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PRACTICES

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Jan 09, 2020

Small business loans can be a danger zone of the financial marketplace. While residential mortgage rates hover in the 3% range, commercial lenders often charge 40% and more, according to the Federal Reserve. The basic answer is that commercial loans “are not subject to most federal consumer pr...

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Small Business Hindsight for 2020 SMALL BUSINESS HINDSIGHT FOR 2020

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Jan 09, 2020

Hindsight is 20/20 — so to kick off the new year, we’re featuring 22 small biz. owners sharing the top lesson they learned in 2019 and what they’re doing differently this year. By far the most common theme we heard from small businesses in 2019 centered on knowing your strengths an...

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15 Benefits of Content Marketing For Small Business Owners 15 BENEFITS OF CONTENT MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Jan 08, 2020

When it comes to getting more traffic, leads and sales - content marketing is the low cost and highly effective way to build your small business online. Research your target audience, build your customer avatars then create and execute a documented content strategy. That's it in a nutshell. The ...

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5 Brilliant Ways to Use Proxies for Your Small Business 5 BRILLIANT WAYS TO USE PROXIES FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 08, 2020

There are a lot of benefits of using a proxy server for small businesses. This article will give you five ways of how using a proxy server will scale up your business marketing strategies. A proxy server is just the middleman between you and the website you want to access. Every request you send to ...

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Marketing Tips for a Small Business MARKETING TIPS FOR A SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 08, 2020

A great marketing strategy is what distinguishes a successful business from a failing one, and small businesses are no exception. You don’t need a lot of money to get the word out about your business. As long as you maintain consistent quality and approachable social media presence, and keep a...

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Small Business Outlook and Challenges for 2020 SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK AND CHALLENGES FOR 2020

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Jan 07, 2020

The economy helped many small businesses thrive in 2019, but 2020 could be a whole different story.

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Dell & KNOCK Inc.: Partners in Empowerment DELL & KNOCK INC.: PARTNERS IN EMPOWERMENT

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Jan 07, 2020

Lili Hall, Co-Founder and CEO of KNOCK Inc., uses her Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network membership and her Small Business Technology Advisor as a resource for her full-experience creative agency to cultivate love and loyalty for brands.

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Tips to Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks in 2020 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FROM CYBERATTACKS IN 2020

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Jan 07, 2020

There’s a dangerous misconception that cyberattacks only affect large organizations. The majority (66%) of business leaders at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t believe they will fall victim to a cyberattack, according to Keeper Security’s 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study. Sm...

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Small business: where to find funds for your company SMALL BUSINESS: WHERE TO FIND FUNDS FOR YOUR COMPANY

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Jan 07, 2020

More than 600,000 Britons started their own business in each of the past three years. And January is a key month for entrepreneurs returning from a Christmas break determined to turn their ambitions into reality. But you’ll need funding to do so: enough to cover the costs of launching and to e...

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Seven growth strategies for your small business in 2020 SEVEN GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

No matter your area of operation, your business needs to have a strong and consistent brand to stand out. This helps customers identify your business, and helps you and your employees represent the business. Start with something as simple as your logo. Is it displayed correctly wherever it is used? ...

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Jan 06, 2020

Salesforce’s innovative outlook holds customers at its core, with no other company creating products designed to connect entire businesses — across sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, and apps — around the customer. This whitepaper explores the ways in which Salesforce...

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2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses 2020 BRINGS HIGHER LABOR COSTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jan 06, 2020

Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own states. As of Jan. 1, there are higher minimum wages in a quarter o...

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Video Marketing Benefits: 10 Ways Video Can Transform Your Small Business VIDEO MARKETING BENEFITS: 10 WAYS VIDEO CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 03, 2020

Here are 10 benefits of video marketing for small businesses that can help to transform your business very quickly. These are not exactly tips, but the different benefits which show you ways in which you actually gain from doing video marketing.

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Is SEO really worth the investment for small businesses? IS SEO REALLY WORTH THE INVESTMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES?

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Jan 03, 2020

If you are starting your business, you surely may have a lot of essential things to focus on, but one of the most important things that are crucial for your business is SEO. Even though there are multiple ways to promote your business on the web, nothing comes close to the power of SEO, as it is kno...

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5 Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Small Business 5 MARKETING STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Jan 03, 2020

The life of a solopreneur can be a bit overwhelming. You have this awesome product that’s going to make people much happier and efficient, but when it comes to sharing this product with the world, it seems you’ve hit a dead end. When you read about marketing, all you see are these great ...

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE LENDING

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Jan 02, 2020

Traditional bank loans have lower interest rates and longer terms than alternative financing but stricter requirements for approval. Alternative lending options include direct private lending, marketplace lending and even crowdfunding platforms. Alternative loan types include lines of credit, short-...

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The Best Small Business Loans to Fund Your Company THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS LOANS TO FUND YOUR COMPANY

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Jan 02, 2020

For years, if someone wanted to start a business, they’d either have to self-fund or go to a bank. Banks require a lot to get a loan. They need a full business plan and a high credit score. There’s also a ton of paperwork involved that requires a lot of time that can keep you from starti...

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Small Business Marketing Trends That Are No Longer Trends SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING TRENDS THAT ARE NO LONGER TRENDS

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Dec 30, 2019

As I was working on my content audit, I came across a couple of posts on small business marketing trends for the years 2013 and 2014. As I reviewed these, I noticed something very interesting. Every trend that was listed for both 2013 and 2014 are no longer trends. Each trend became a marketing must...

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How Small Business Can Beat Amazon HOW SMALL BUSINESS CAN BEAT AMAZON

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Dec 30, 2019

When Amazon entered the retail market, it brought consumers the convenience of online shopping and two-day delivery—and it brought fear to neighborhood stores. Without the same technology to offer similar services, big brands as well as small- and middle-American brands were put on the defense...

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The top 5 mistakes mad by small business owners THE TOP 5 MISTAKES MAD BY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Dec 27, 2019

The Black Financial Channel is a news and business channel designed specifically for the African American community. We give daily financial updates on stock markets, investing and other related topics that appear in financial news.

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Common Lending and Financing Options for New Small Businesses COMMON LENDING AND FINANCING OPTIONS FOR NEW SMALL BUSINESSES

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Dec 27, 2019

Trying to establish or grow new business with inadequate funding often ends in failure unless some sort of support is pursued. Usually, such kind of support will come from lending and financing options and perhaps through the formation of a partnership with interested parties. Since the former is re...

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5 Small Business Trends to Leverage in 2020 5 SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS TO LEVERAGE IN 2020

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Dec 27, 2019

If you have a small business, it's essential to keep up with the latest trends in technology, marketing, customer service and other areas that affect your business. Each business is unique, so every trend doesn't necessarily impact you equally. However, all major trends do influence your cus...

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5 Skills of Successful Small Business Owner 5 SKILLS OF SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

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Dec 23, 2019

There are many skills that you need to have to be successful in owning and running a small business. In this video, I'm going to be covering the top 5 most important skills you need to have as an entrepreneur to thrive.

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Three Trending Digital Marketing Strategies Small Business Owners Should Try Now THREE TRENDING DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD TRY NOW

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Dec 23, 2019

With so many marketing trends for businesses to track and try, it can be tough for small business owners to figure out which ones are worth focusing on with limited time and resources. Emerging trends bring new marketing opportunities, which can sometimes feel like too much of a good thing: interact...

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Entrepreneurs: Use These Five Strategies To Reduce Your Risk Of Bankruptcy ENTREPRENEURS: USE THESE FIVE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF BANKRUPTCY

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Dec 23, 2019

Some people say bankruptcy isn’t the end of the world, and for most business owners, that’s true. Business owners routinely bounce back from bankruptcy and find ways to reestablish their business without relying on credit. However, if you’re an entrepreneur who relies on credit to ...

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Pros and Cons of Small Businesses Using Social Media Marketing PROS AND CONS OF SMALL BUSINESSES USING SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

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Dec 20, 2019

Over the years, social media has gone from a tool used purely for socializing to one that helps improve brands and businesses. Social media marketing is a cost-effective way for small businesses to promote their brand and services, as well as increase their customer base. However, with all the pros ...

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How To Prevent Legal Action Being Taken Against You As A Small Business Owner HOW TO PREVENT LEGAL ACTION BEING TAKEN AGAINST YOU AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

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Dec 20, 2019

Are you a small business owner? Here are 8 things you should pay attention to in order to prevent legal action being taken against you. Small business owners worry with cause. There’s much for small business owners to fear outside their doors. Every time a small business hangs out its shingle ...

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How Amazon HOW AMAZON'S SMALL BUSINESS DAY 2019 HELPED MSMES BOOST THEIR SALES

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Dec 19, 2019

At a time when the Indian government is trying to boost the sales of MSME-produced goods by leveraging the popularity of e-commerce giants, Amazon is doing its own bit to boost the Indian small and medium industries space in India. According to the US-based e-commerce giant, around 1,200 sellers rec...

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These 6 tips could save a lot of money for small businesses THESE 6 TIPS COULD SAVE A LOT OF MONEY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Dec 19, 2019

There’s not a small business in the world that doesn’t love to save costs whenever possible, but the only trick is how to implement them! Especially around Christmas, businesses of all shapes and sizes all seem to run out of time and never get around to making cost-cutting changes actual...

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6 ways apprenticeships can benefit a small business 6 WAYS APPRENTICESHIPS CAN BENEFIT A SMALL BUSINESS

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Dec 18, 2019

Do you have apprentices in your small business? According to the FSB, 24% of small businesses employ apprentices and an extra 24% say they’d consider taking on an apprentice in the future. At Breathe we've recently taken on our very first apprentice in our marketing team, and our experienc...

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Why You Need IT Support in London For Your Small Business WHY YOU NEED IT SUPPORT IN LONDON FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Dec 18, 2019

Maybe you thought that if you could operate a small business, you do not need to find IT support London. How wrong! Big corporations know better. They understand the importance of IT support and so they build a team of professionals who can work together in this one important department. Their busin...

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7 Cost-Cutting Tips: Run your Small Business with Less Money 7 COST-CUTTING TIPS: RUN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WITH LESS MONEY

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Dec 17, 2019

Struggling to keep your business going with less money? This is not just your problem, lakhs of businessmen in India are facing such cash-crunch problems. Some are running their businesses successfully in spite of such money issues, while many fail to! Here are 10 things you can do to cut costs and ...

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How Small Businesses Approach Digital Transformation | Avast HOW SMALL BUSINESSES APPROACH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION | AVAST

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Dec 17, 2019

As digital technologies enable better ways of working, there are more devices connecting to networks and more employees working outside the corporate office than ever before. One look at the exploding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) market — expected to reach $366 billion by 2022 — is even ...

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How to Develop a High-Performance Team for Your Small Business HOW TO DEVELOP A HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAM FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Dec 17, 2019

A high-performance team is essential for businesses to operate effectively and create a competitive advantage. But what makes a team high-performance? And how can you develop your own high-performance teams? The foundation of a high-performance team staffed with committed, engaged, and happy employe...

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5 Best Free Meeting Tools for Small Businesses 5 BEST FREE MEETING TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Dec 16, 2019

Communication can make or break a company, even more so with internal communication. Conference calls are a big staple of business, but many services are expensive or require large networks. Small businesses can fall by the wayside because of this unless they get the tools they need to keep everyone...

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Freelancer vs. small business owner vs.entrepreneur – what is the difference and how to make a transition FREELANCER VS. SMALL BUSINESS OWNER VS.ENTREPRENEUR – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE AND HOW TO MAKE A TRANSITION

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Dec 16, 2019

If you’ve decided to turn your hobby or a skill you are good at into a business, there are several things you need to make sure you have on your checklist beforehand. In today’s gig economy, more and more professionals are deciding to become self-employed or work in some sort of freelanc...

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43% of Small Businesses Spend 6+ Hours Per Week in Social Media 43% OF SMALL BUSINESSES SPEND 6+ HOURS PER WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA

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Dec 13, 2019

If you're a small business owner, I'm sure you can easily relate: Your head is likely adorned by quite a few different hats on any given day. So when it comes to social media, it's no wonder so many small business owners have been slow to incorporate this newish channel into their overal...

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4 Cybersecurity Myths All Small Business Owners Need to Know 4 CYBERSECURITY MYTHS ALL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

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Dec 13, 2019

While small-business owners are a diverse group, most have a couple of things in common. First, they want their companies to thrive. Second, they rely on their websites to be much like a digital business card, to build their brand and reputation while attracting new customers and driving transaction...

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The Main Challenges for New Small Businesses in the US THE MAIN CHALLENGES FOR NEW SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE US

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Dec 13, 2019

Small businesses are constantly forming and emerging in a landscape that is ever-evolving. Due to rapid changes in technology and the economy, businesses are regularly having to adapt to brand new marketing channels, invest in (and learn about) new technology, and often compete on a global stage. Fl...

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5 Google tools to help you grow your small business 5 GOOGLE TOOLS TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Dec 12, 2019

According to Google, more than a third of small businesses say increasing business growth is their primary goal over the next year. Fortunately for local and independent businesses, ‘near me’ Google searches hit a record high in 2019. There was 14 times more search interest for these sea...

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3 Tips For Growing Your Small Business You Should Know 3 TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Dec 12, 2019

When it comes to starting a new business, there is a lot of work that must go into this, in order for it to be a success down the road. For small businesses especially, it can be a common theme to get caught up working on day to day activities. However, time needs to be focused on the best means of ...

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7 reasons your small-medium business needs a VPN 7 REASONS YOUR SMALL-MEDIUM BUSINESS NEEDS A VPN

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Dec 11, 2019

If you own a business, then you know how important things like privacy and security are. Especially these days, when online threats are more significant than ever. Furthermore, you need to think about the privacy and security of your business, but also your customers, and of course, yourself. Busine...

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How to Prepare Your Startup for the Year Ahead in 2020 HOW TO PREPARE YOUR STARTUP FOR THE YEAR AHEAD IN 2020

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Dec 11, 2019

Most entrepreneurs dream big in the beginning, envisioning a company that not only meets but exceeds expectations. While the sky is the limit, you’ll only make it there if you prepare yourself ahead of time and have a firm grasp on what it takes to succeed as a modern-day entrepreneur. After f...

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What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Cryptocurrency | The Hartford WHAT SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCY | THE HARTFORD

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Dec 10, 2019

Crypto or digital currency is becoming a popular option for some small businesses when it comes to online transactions. But does that mean you should jump on the trend with your small business? As of 2019 that answer is: probably not. But it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be well versed in h...

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4 tech-inspired solutions to common problems small business owners face 4 TECH-INSPIRED SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FACE

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Dec 10, 2019

For businesses to thrive, they need the right technology and tools to help them operate efficiently based on their own unique needs.

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7 SMALL BUSINESS LENDERS REPORT TO CREDIT BUREAUS IN 2019 7 SMALL BUSINESS LENDERS REPORT TO CREDIT BUREAUS IN 2019

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Dec 10, 2019

A small business credit history started at the very first day of your its operations. For every business owner, among many goals, an important one is to constantly monitor and develop both personal and business’s credit ratings. A business credit history is a tabula rasa for every startup, and...

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1 in 99 Emails is a Phishing Attack, What Can Your Business Do? 1 IN 99 EMAILS IS A PHISHING ATTACK, WHAT CAN YOUR BUSINESS DO?

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Dec 09, 2019

On average, a cyber attack costs small businesses $53,987. While this is much less than the millions medium and large enterprises experience, proportion to size it is substantial. And one of the ways hackers wreak this havoc is using phishing attacks. So, what does a phishing attack costs your busin...

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15 LOW-COST MARKETING IDEAS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS 15 LOW-COST MARKETING IDEAS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Dec 09, 2019

As a small business owner, you may have limited resources when it comes to marketing. Small business marketing is all about getting creative – there are countless things you can do to stretch your dollar, especially with the Internet so readily available. In this blog post, we’ve compile...

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Small Business Technology Trends for 2020 SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Dec 09, 2019

Tech trends that can benefit small businesses include influencer marketing, digital healthcare and small business cybersecurity. As the owner of a small business, you are always looking for ways to improve your company. Here we’ve highlighted some of the key tech trends in 2020 for exactly tha...

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How to Avoid Phishing Attacks HOW TO AVOID PHISHING ATTACKS

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Dec 07, 2019

As a small or medium business professional, chances are you’ve heard about phishing. Phishing scams—ploys that cybercriminals use to trick unsuspecting people into revealing sensitive information and steal their identities—are a serious problem for both consumers and business owner...

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5 Tips For Using Cloud Communications To Supercharge Small Business Growth 5 TIPS FOR USING CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS TO SUPERCHARGE SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

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Dec 06, 2019

As a small business, when you think of the cloud, the first thing that you think of is its potential for cost savings. And you’re right, but that’s just one part of it. The cloud is making it possible for small businesses to enjoy benefits never before possible for companies their size. ...

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Effective Strategies For Small Business Digital Marketing EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL MARKETING

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Dec 06, 2019

Running a successful small business takes a lot of sacrifice, time, and skill. Small business owners often serve multiple roles. CEO, CFO, and CIO are just a few of the jobs filled by a single person, and that doesn’t even count time spent creating the product or fulfilling the service. Keepin...

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Small business Saturday, Small Business Health Plans - Medical Minute SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH PLANS - MEDICAL MINUTE

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Dec 05, 2019

Emily Vincelli and her family launched their dream of owning a business - Dunn Brothers Coffee on the east side of Sioux Falls. Being a small business has presented a challenge with health insurance in the past.

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Why Content Marketing Is the Ideal and Affordable Branding Strategy for Every Start-Up WHY CONTENT MARKETING IS THE IDEAL AND AFFORDABLE BRANDING STRATEGY FOR EVERY START-UP

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Dec 05, 2019

How to remain cash positive is one of the many struggles that haunt start-ups from a very early stage. They spend ample amount of time in segregating the budget for paying salaries, office-leasing fees and ongoing operational costs. Amid all the backbreaking work to keep your venture growing, it&rsq...

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Why SMEs Can Benefit from Platforms WHY SMES CAN BENEFIT FROM PLATFORMS

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Dec 05, 2019

B2B platforms bring suppliers and customers together and minimize search and transaction costs. Matthias Spanic, Managing Director of scrappel GmbH provides an overview of how SMEs in particular can benefit from these advantages.

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Best Web Hosting for Small Business in 2020: 6 Top Options BEST WEB HOSTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN 2020: 6 TOP OPTIONS

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Dec 04, 2019

Fundera exists to help you make better business decisions. That’s why we make sure our editorial integrity isn’t influenced by our own business. The opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations in this article are those of our editorial team alone.

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Sources of Funding Your Small Business Startup SOURCES OF FUNDING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP

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Dec 04, 2019

If you are looking to succeed over the long-term, then you need access to finance. There are many different costs that you will need to cover in your business, and these often have a tendency to exceed budgets. For this reason, a startup needs a pool of finance to draw from, and the bigger this pool...

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A Detailed LinkedIn Guide for Small Businesses A DETAILED LINKEDIN GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Dec 03, 2019

With its 645 million users, LinkedIn is a powerful business social media platform invaluable for networking.That sounds like a great opportunity for small businesses... But many of today's small businesses never get around to signing up and setting up a LinkedIn profile.Yet, it takes just a coup...

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21 Virtual Assistant Companies for Finding Small Business Help 21 VIRTUAL ASSISTANT COMPANIES FOR FINDING SMALL BUSINESS HELP

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Dec 03, 2019

Virtual Assistants (VA) are independent workers who assist businesses with administrative, business development, social media, marketing or other tasks. As a result, the benefit of a VA is that through taking on recurring tasks, they free up time for businesses to focus on strategic goals. With the ...

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5 Small Business Resolutions for the New Year 5 SMALL BUSINESS RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

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Dec 03, 2019

In the new year, resolve to take your small business in new directions. By 2020, intense competition from big boxes, national chains and online retailers will be old news, but your strategy for success can enter a new phase. With these New Year’s resolutions, your business can refine the way i...

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Seth and Amber Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Partnership with American Express SETH AND AMBER CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS

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Dec 02, 2019

Late Night with Seth Meyers in partnership with American Express celebrates the 10th annual Small Business Saturday. #ShopSmall

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Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Financing EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING

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Dec 02, 2019

While obtaining funding as an entrepreneur is not always easy, there are methods to make it easier. These financing solutions support startups and entrepreneurs, and the companies that provide these solutions understand the challenges that small businesses face when it comes to traditional funding m...

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7 Ways Your Small Business Can Capitalize This Peak Holiday Season 7 WAYS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CAN CAPITALIZE THIS PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON

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Dec 02, 2019

For retailers, the most wonderful time of the year is also one of the busiest. To ensure your business is making the most of this peak holiday season, there are a few steps you can take to prepare ahead of time. Here are some eBay tips to help you optimize your business this holiday season.

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5 Tactics to Handle the Unexpected Rapid Growth of a Small Business 5 TACTICS TO HANDLE THE UNEXPECTED RAPID GROWTH OF A SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 29, 2019

Business growth is the ultimate goal, yes, but when it happens rapidly and unexpectedly, it can be devastating. Let's explore some reliable tactics you can apply in order to cope with the sudden growth of your business. Let’s admit one thing right off the bat: the main reason most of us go...

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Two in five small businesses run by millennials, research reveals TWO IN FIVE SMALL BUSINESSES RUN BY MILLENNIALS, RESEARCH REVEALS

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Nov 29, 2019

Almost two in five small businesses in the UK are run by millennials, a major new study has revealed. The finding forms part of accountancy software Xero’s new research into business ownership and entrepreneurship across the nation. It found that despite “stereotypes of laziness and enti...

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Why is Local SEO Important for Small Businesses? WHY IS LOCAL SEO IMPORTANT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES?

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Nov 28, 2019

If you own a small business, it is essential to always stay at the top of your game when it comes to local SEO. It is a crucial element of search engine marketing because it can help users find you. With better local rankings, your page visits and your conversions will increase. Modern consumers exp...

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Small Businesses Are Just As Strong As Big Businesses SMALL BUSINESSES ARE JUST AS STRONG AS BIG BUSINESSES

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Nov 28, 2019

I love this saying, ‘little acorns become big trees,’ as that’s how I see small businesses…because it says that we all started somewhere, that at one time, the big brands of today, were once small organizations and start-ups. We often think that it’s the big companies ...

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Nov 27, 2019

Build your small business collaboration portfolio with ease.Start now at

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5 ways small businesses can build customer trust using email marketing 5 WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES CAN BUILD CUSTOMER TRUST USING EMAIL MARKETING

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Nov 27, 2019

Every business holds on to values such as honesty, loyalty, and respect, but one value that stands as the key to success for any business is gaining and retaining customer trust. The digital revolution is screaming for business transparency and customer trust with the rapid expansion of online revie...

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3 Simple Growth Goals For Your Small Business 3 SIMPLE GROWTH GOALS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 27, 2019

With the new year fast approaching it is time to sit down and plan out what 2020 looks like for our businesses and create your small business goals. Today on the blog we will be looking at the 3 main growth goals you should be including in your 2020 vision. There are probably a lot of things you wan...

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Small Business Marketing 22 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Media SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING 22 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD USE SOCIAL MEDIA

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Nov 26, 2019

Are you looking for ways to market your small business? Want to know why social media should from a central part of your online strategy?We share 22 reasons to use social media in this infographic.

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The Impact Of The Small Business Reorganization Act THE IMPACT OF THE SMALL BUSINESS REORGANIZATION ACT

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Nov 26, 2019

Small-business owners will soon have a more affordable option to reorganize their companies. In February 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) will go into effect, providing a new type of relief to small-business debtors. The SBRA creates a new subchapter within Chapter 11 of the U.S. B...

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Small Business Grant Winners Share Their Strategies for Success SMALL BUSINESS GRANT WINNERS SHARE THEIR STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

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Nov 26, 2019

Small business grants are perhaps the most coveted of all types of small business funding. Grants don’t have to be repaid and, unlike equity funding, you don’t give up any ownership of your company. (The IRS does want its share, though, so be prepared for a tax bill.)How do you actually ...

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Small Business Ownership In The United States SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES

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Nov 25, 2019

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In Small Business things don IN SMALL BUSINESS THINGS DON'T ALWAYS GO TO PLAN.

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Nov 25, 2019

Overpass is a fast-growing mobile app development agency based in the UK that actually makes money from its own apps as well as creating money-making apps for clients. We have our ideas and build them. We can develop your thoughts too. If you haven’t started creating your mobile app yet, and n...

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7 Fabulous AI Chatbot Trends for Small Business 7 FABULOUS AI CHATBOT TRENDS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 25, 2019

Chatbots. They are an interesting piece of technology. The latest trend in technology says that these chatbots will be made sure that they match the level of human behavior so that they can offer almost human-like services but better versions of them. According to the chatbot trends 2019, the conven...

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Top Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas For Your Small Business TOP THANKSGIVING MARKETING IDEAS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for entrepreneurs as it is the start of the craziest shopping frenzy of the year. As a small business owner, you should know that this is a great opportunity for you to draw more traffic to your company and position it to boost engagement and increase sale...

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The Secret To Using LinkedIn For Your Small Business THE SECRET TO USING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 22, 2019

In some ways, marketing has gotten easier as the Internet Age continues. If you have a small business, in particular, social media offers you several free, powerful tools to reach customers and promote your product. However, just because social networks like LinkedIn are free doesn’t mean they...

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3 Tips to Franchising Your Small Business 3 TIPS TO FRANCHISING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 22, 2019

Are your ready to expand your small business and look into bigger, more lucrative opportunities by reaching more people? Franchising might be the way to go, especially with a business that's easy to reproduce. If you're thinking about franchising, here are some tips to help you decide if it&...

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Why Social Media Is Vital for Small Business Success WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS VITAL FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

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Nov 22, 2019

When it comes to small businesses, there are a lot of challenges that face those who run them. The world of business is competitive in every industry. So no matter what type of small business you have, you will find thatyou need to look at ways to contend with your competitors more effectively. Fort...

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5 Small Business Resources for Pro AV Integrators 5 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES FOR PRO AV INTEGRATORS

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Nov 21, 2019

The pro AV industry is growing at a rapid pace, partly thanks to an influx of venture capital and equity financing helping to expand the industry into new markets and lead to a flurry of mergers and acquisitions over the last few years. Despite this growth and a handful of companies becoming industr...

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What Live Streaming Means for Small Business WHAT LIVE STREAMING MEANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 21, 2019

Video marketing has become one of the most popular tools that help businesses raise brand awareness and engage with their target audience. Video content is extremely popular so it makes sense that it should be part of our marketing outreach to prospects and customers. According to research, includin...

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DIGITAL TRENDS 2019: WHAT SMBS NEED TO KNOW. DIGITAL TRENDS 2019: WHAT SMBS NEED TO KNOW.

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Nov 20, 2019

The infographic below, put together by Raunak from Maiden Stride, details some of the digital trends small businesses need to focus on in 2019.

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How to Achieve Success With Small Business Digital Asset Management HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS WITH SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Nov 20, 2019

Small business digital asset management (DAM) solutions are systems for organizing, storing and sharing the rich media resources of a company. Creative assets such as videos, images, podcasts and media in other formats need to be effectively and efficiently stored and shared by different teams, chan...

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6 ways shopping small (businesses) can make this your family 6 WAYS SHOPPING SMALL (BUSINESSES) CAN MAKE THIS YOUR FAMILY'S BEST HOLIDAY EVER

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Nov 20, 2019

They say there’s no place like home for the holidays — but the next best place is surely the unique shops, restaurants and venues scattered throughout your neighborhood and community. This holiday season, shopping small — at small businesses, that is — can have a big impact o...

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Digital big tech drives small business success DIGITAL BIG TECH DRIVES SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

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Nov 19, 2019

So many investigations, complaints, concerns, and media stories focus on America’s largest online platforms and marketplaces. They revolutionized global commerce, but too often in Washington, the signal is lost in the noise. Big tech is getting all the attention while the quiet stories of smal...

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Why Cybercriminals are Targeting SMBs WHY CYBERCRIMINALS ARE TARGETING SMBS

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Nov 19, 2019

It’s an unfortunate reality that cyberattacks continue to rise in frequency and complexity. According to Accenture’s Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime global study, security breaches increased by 11 percent from 2017 to 2018 and by 67 percent over the last five years. While major data brea...

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Why does your small business need email marketing? WHY DOES YOUR SMALL BUSINESS NEED EMAIL MARKETING?

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Nov 18, 2019

Regardless of the industry and size of the business, email marketing is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways for small businesses to foster better customer relationships thereby building brand loyalty. Want to discover how email marketing can help your small business prosper? Watch this webina...

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5 lessons learned to help promote Small Business Saturday 2019 5 LESSONS LEARNED TO HELP PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 2019

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Nov 18, 2019

Small Business Saturday 2019 is a big day for small businesses — and it’s quickly approaching. One of the best ways to learn how to increase sales for your small business is to look back at last year’s results to see what the numbers can tell us. Here’s a quick look back &mda...

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How to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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Nov 18, 2019

Think the only November shopping holiday your business needs to plan for is Black Friday? Think again: Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has grown incredibly over the past 10 years since its inception. The shopping holiday has helped local small businesses and entrepreneurs g...

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SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE

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Nov 17, 2019

Small businesses work hard to build a profitable and sustainable company. Don’t let criminals take it all away. Learn how you can reduce the threat of identity and cyber crimes

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"Small Business Digital Marketing Survival Kit" "SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL MARKETING SURVIVAL KIT"

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Nov 15, 2019

Sometimes surviving means knowing the difference between what’s time-honored wisdom and what’s just a tall tale. For example, some people think you can survive online with just a website or a Facebook page. Some people believe getting to the top of the search results is harder than makin...

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The Best Cities to Start a Small Business THE BEST CITIES TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 15, 2019

Many Americans have the dream of launching their own small business and being their own boss. Some will realize this dream with creativity, determination, and courage. However, the location of the small business is fundamental to the potential success. This infographic by ZenBusiness.com uses a one-...

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RESPONSIBLE SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING APPROACHES RESPONSIBLE SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING APPROACHES

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Nov 15, 2019

Growing your small business takes more than a great idea and hard work. You will need funding for start-up and operations until your business is self-sustaining. Even then, there will be times when your business needs to purchase equipment or inventory but there isn’t enough cash reserve to ma...

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Six Entrepreneur and Small Business Podcasts to Put on Your Playlist SIX ENTREPRENEUR AND SMALL BUSINESS PODCASTS TO PUT ON YOUR PLAYLIST

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Nov 15, 2019

Over 50 percent of the US population (165 million individuals) have listened to a podcast. You have probably heard friends discuss their favorite podcasts to listen to while driving or exercising at the gym. While many of these shows are regarded as entertainment, podcasts focusing on business-relat...

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5 benefits of small business credit cards 5 BENEFITS OF SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT CARDS

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Nov 14, 2019

Small business owners manage a lot of responsibility, and when first starting out, you’re just as likely manage the trash pick up as manage the payroll. Of course, finances are a huge consideration and small business credit cards can be a major asset, when used responsibly. Opening a small bus...

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10 Changes that will Transform your Small Business  If Done Correctly 10 CHANGES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR SMALL BUSINESS IF DONE CORRECTLY

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Nov 14, 2019

When you run a business, sometimes you need to look at things in a new way. You may need to view your marketing efforts through a customer lens or change your thoughts about a particular concept like SEO. To give you some new perspective on ways you can improve your business, here are some insights ...

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That’s where we come in, with solutions that avert open office perils. Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That&rsqu...

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Top tips for small businesses wanting to crack the overseas market TOP TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WANTING TO CRACK THE OVERSEAS MARKET

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Nov 13, 2019

Breaking into the overseas market has always been a dream of mine. Having started my organic skincare business dream in the fields of Provence, Australia always felt like a very small pond. Sure it was a great place to start but I wanted my products and brand to be known the world over. Asia, being ...

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Is it time for your small business to sell products internationally? IS IT TIME FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TO SELL PRODUCTS INTERNATIONALLY?

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Nov 13, 2019

Is it time to sell your products and services internationally? The Census Bureau reports that the United States’ exports totaled $2.5 trillion in 2018, the highest on record. Ecommerce and other technology tools make it easier to find international customers, sell a product and get that produc...

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10 Things Small Business Owners Always Hear 10 THINGS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ALWAYS HEAR

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Nov 12, 2019

If you own a business, you know what we're talking about.Family and friends often feel the need to put in their two cents on how to run your business...even when you didn't ask for it.It's pretty common, it's annoying, and it's a frustration we understand all too well.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Consider Life Insurance WHY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD CONSIDER LIFE INSURANCE

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Nov 12, 2019

As a small business owner, there are many important decisions you’ll have to make—from billing/accounting to marketing to choosing the right types of insurance to protect your business. Most small business owners realize they need basic business insurance, including general liability and...

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31 Tips For Small Business Owners 31 TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Nov 12, 2019

Pat yourself on the back! You are a small business owner and you are doing AMAZING things! Keep going, even when it’s hard sometimes. Build a Support Network, Find Your Tribe… Whatever you want to call them, find your PEOPLE! The ones who will be there for you in good times and in bad t...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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A Killer Social Media Strategy for Startups and Small Businesses A KILLER SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR STARTUPS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

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Nov 11, 2019

This infographic from Social Media Marketo discusses about how to create a killer social media strategy for startups and small businesses.

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Marketing Tips For Small Business Owners  Marketing 101 MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MARKETING 101

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Nov 11, 2019

Marketing is the single most important element to your businesses success which is why on this episode I’m going to be sharing 5 of my most important marketing tips for small business owners so you can get more leads, customers, and sales. Because if you’ve got a small business then this...

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4 WAYS TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WITH INSTAGRAM 4 WAYS TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WITH INSTAGRAM

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Nov 11, 2019

If you think that people use Instagram only to share their photos and videos with their followers then you a missing a great opportunity in the world of the internet where you could either establish yourself as a brand or grow your small business on Instagram. People really struggle to get their bus...

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How to Easily Prepare Financial Statements for a Small Business on a Limited Budget HOW TO EASILY PREPARE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR A SMALL BUSINESS ON A LIMITED BUDGET

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Nov 11, 2019

If you just opened a small business you may lack the funds to buy expensive accounting programs or to hire a bookkeeper. You have a great business idea but you don’t have any accounting experience. This can prove to be quite detrimental: according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), mo...

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12 Marketing Tips for your Small Business 12 MARKETING TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 08, 2019

Digital marketing is essential for small businesses. With these 12 tips you can get started the right way without a labor-intensive process."Marketing." The word itself can cause pressure for entrepreneurs. As a small business owner, it can be all too easy to feel this way about marketing....

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How To Market Your Small Business (Without Busting your Budget) HOW TO MARKET YOUR SMALL BUSINESS (WITHOUT BUSTING YOUR BUDGET)

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Nov 08, 2019

New companies can spend up to 20% of gross revenue on sales and marketing costs. For small businesses, that’s a huge chunk of cash that you probably don’t have available.But almost all small business owners have access to a tiny little tool that makes marketing affordable and simple: sma...

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LOCAL SEO WHITE PAPER MAKING YOUR BRAND FAMOUS IN YOUR LOCATION LOCAL SEO WHITE PAPER MAKING YOUR BRAND FAMOUS IN YOUR LOCATION

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Nov 07, 2019

An effective local SEO campaign requires a combination of geo-targeted optimization and content marketing, business listings and backlinks, and user-generated reviews. Learn how we drive results on search engines for local businesses.

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The benefits and limitations of small business insurance THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Nov 07, 2019

There are numerous examples of small businesses that have experienced significant troubles by failing to insure themselves, not buying enough insurance, or getting the wrong type of coverage. But in some instances, neglecting to purchase small business insurance is not just risky: It’s illegal...

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Are Small Businesses Still Popular with Americans? ARE SMALL BUSINESSES STILL POPULAR WITH AMERICANS?

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Nov 07, 2019

In an age when ecommerce and big box stores dominate the conversation when it comes to shopping, it’s natural to overlook the important role small businesses play in our local economies.Fortunately, most Americans have not overlooked it.In fact, according to our latest infographic sponsored by...

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The Small Business guide to HR THE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO HR

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Nov 06, 2019

SmallBusiness.co.uk has partnered with award winning HR and Health and Safety outsourcing specialists, Peninsula HR, to bring you The Small Business guide to HR. This e-book will take you through the essentials you need to grow and maintain your business including recruitment, employment contracts, ...

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How Do Americans Support Small Businesses HOW DO AMERICANS SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

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Nov 06, 2019

You might think that Amazon and big box stores have pushed small businesses out of consumers’ minds, but that is not the case. Most Americans still frequent their local small businesses.

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How to Use the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business HOW TO USE THE GCA CYBERSECURITY TOOLKIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 06, 2019

This video takes you through the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business step-by-step to ensure you have all the tools and resources you need to protect your small business and improve the security of our global cyber ecosystem. Learn more at gcatoolkit.org/smallbusiness

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4 Ways to Get Traction for Your Small Business 4 WAYS TO GET TRACTION FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 06, 2019

It is easy to start a business these days. With just a click of the button, you can get your dream off the ground running in minutes. But the main challenge is that majority of these new businesses will fail. According to this statistics, 90% of businesses fail because they could not get users for t...

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Going BIG with Small Cisco and small business 3 things partners should know GOING BIG WITH SMALL CISCO AND SMALL BUSINESS 3 THINGS PARTNERS SHOULD KNOW

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Nov 06, 2019

There is nothing small about small businesses. Growing. Family owned. Entrepreneurs. They take risks and lead with passion. They create jobs and community. They make big bets and care about their customers. They are just like us, working hard every day to make an impact in the world.Small business i...

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How to use an online marketplace to boost your small business sales HOW TO USE AN ONLINE MARKETPLACE TO BOOST YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SALES

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Nov 05, 2019

As a small business owner, you may find yourself looking for exciting, creative opportunities to sell things. Branching out can help you build a new customer base and increase revenue. One way to do so is through e-commerce. E-commerce has revolutionized the way that businesses sell goods. Whereas b...

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8 Home Office Essentials For Small Business Owners 8 HOME OFFICE ESSENTIALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Nov 05, 2019

If you’re thinking about starting a home-based business, you’re not alone. More and more entrepreneurs are starting their lastest venture from the comfort of their own homes, especially e-commerce businesses, with the trend steadily rising over the years. Approximately 69 percent of busi...

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Since 2016, small businesses have used the same number of payment acceptance providers SINCE 2016, SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE USED THE SAME NUMBER OF PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE PROVIDERS

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Nov 04, 2019

Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent Insight Summary Report, Small Business Payments Acceptance: More Payment Options Creeping In, based on the company’s annual Small Business Payments and Banking Survey conducted in spring 2019, reveals that more small businesses are selling online (59...

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7 Steps to Starting a Small Business Online 7 STEPS TO STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS ONLINE

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Nov 04, 2019

There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you're starting a small business online. I've seen thousands of people start and grow successful businesses by doing the following:Find a need and fill it.Write copy that sells.Design and build an easy-to-use w...

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Six Tips for Hiring Stellar Remote Workers at Your Small Business SIX TIPS FOR HIRING STELLAR REMOTE WORKERS AT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Nov 04, 2019

Today, 70 percent of people globally work remotely at least one day a week. Projections are also showing that 73 percent of all teams will have remote workers by 2028. So, location independent working is here to stay, and it is growing. This arrangement has a variety of prosand some cons—howev...

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Innovation Maturity Matrix – A Model to Successful Innovation Transformation INNOVATION MATURITY MATRIX – A MODEL TO SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION TRANSFORMATION

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Nov 01, 2019

With 80% of executives considering their businesses to be at risk for being disrupted in the near future, they are under tremendous pressure to transform their organizations towards becoming more innovative.However, any organizational change, let alone a major transformation, is always very difficul...

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My 4 Step Process in Finding the Best Business Ideas for B2B in 2020 MY 4 STEP PROCESS IN FINDING THE BEST BUSINESS IDEAS FOR B2B IN 2020

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Nov 01, 2019

In this video, I am going to share my 4 step process to find the best business ideas for 2020. The biggest difference between finding a good B2B business vs finding a good B2C business is that in B2B, you deal with a lot less BS clients, if you're making them money, you're the one for the jo...

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Small business SEO 6 easy wins to boost your website ranking SMALL BUSINESS SEO 6 EASY WINS TO BOOST YOUR WEBSITE RANKING

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Oct 31, 2019

Owners and marketers of small businesses often tell the same story when asked about SEO; they don’t have the time to write the content they feel is needed to do well at SEO. Thankfully though, churning out masses of copy every month is not the key to climbing small business SEO rankings. Howev...

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How Should Small Businesses Measure Cybersecurity? HOW SHOULD SMALL BUSINESSES MEASURE CYBERSECURITY?

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Oct 31, 2019

How do you know if your business is safe and secure online? Measuring how effective your cybersecurity is can be tricky for small businesses. Cybersecurity firms make use of complex key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective their security tactics are, but building these systems is g...

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How Integrated Payment Solutions Give Small Businesses Options HOW INTEGRATED PAYMENT SOLUTIONS GIVE SMALL BUSINESSES OPTIONS

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Oct 31, 2019

The number of payment options in the market place is on a steady rise. But this availability is not creating an easy to use ecosystem businesses can readily adopt. Simply put, the ecosystem seems more complex than it has to be. An infographic by The Electronic Transactions Association looks at how I...

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The Best Online Tools For Small Business Owners THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Oct 31, 2019

With more than 30 million small businesses throughout the United States, every small company is up against a lot of competition. Because of this, it’s in your best interest to find the best ways to be more efficient. And since most small business owners are always looking for tools that help t...

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How to Make Your SME’s YouTube Channel Stand Out HOW TO MAKE YOUR SME’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL STAND OUT

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Oct 31, 2019

Recent research has shown that a vast majority (over 90%) of SME’s are not yet on YouTube which, in case you hadn’t heard, is now the second-largest search engine in the world. Part social media, part resource library and part entertainment, this platform is an enigma, but one that you s...

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How your small business can take payments over the phone HOW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CAN TAKE PAYMENTS OVER THE PHONE

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Oct 30, 2019

Has a customer ever asked to pay you over the phone? For many consumers, it’s simply easier to read a credit card number than write a check, fill out a form or make a payment online. Having more options makes your customers’ lives easier—and that makes your life as a business owner...

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3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Go Cashless 3 REASONS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD GO CASHLESS

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Oct 29, 2019

When was the last time you paid cash for something? Personally, it’s rare for me to even carry it these days. And with the rise of new mobile and digital payment options like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, PayPal and Google Wallet, cash payments are only going to become less common. In fact, accordin...

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Wistia Relaunches New Channels with a Small Business Focus WISTIA RELAUNCHES NEW CHANNELS WITH A SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS

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Oct 29, 2019

The relaunch of Wistia Channels comes as small businesses are focusing more on creating their own content.The ability to create video is made possible with affordable tools such as smartphones, digital cameras and editing software. With these tools, owners can create more content and engage with the...

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5 Small Businesses You Can Start Today 5 SMALL BUSINESSES YOU CAN START TODAY

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Oct 29, 2019

Starting and running your own business can be tremendously fulfilling for people who are either tired of working for someone else, or people who just want some sort of control over how they’re living their lives. If you’re sick of the 9 to 5 rat race and you’ve been craving an esca...

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Agile or die Why continuous innovation is critical to business survival. AGILE OR DIE WHY CONTINUOUS INNOVATION IS CRITICAL TO BUSINESS SURVIVAL.

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Oct 25, 2019

The key capabillities CIOs need to pick up the challenge and make significant changes that drive continuous innovation – or be left to keep the lights on. It’s a sad fact: large and small enterprise in every industry are failing as traditional business models are upended every day.

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10 Small Business Technology Tips to Help You Succeed 10 SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

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Oct 25, 2019

You have enough to worry about as a small business owner. You have to look over your shoulder to know where the competition stands. You have to drive revenue, make payroll, pay taxes, and serve your customers.That’s a lot of responsibility for anyone to handle. It’s just a typical day fo...

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6 Steps to Beneficially Use Facebook for Small Business Marketing 6 STEPS TO BENEFICIALLY USE FACEBOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

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Oct 24, 2019

Is your small business one of the 80 million actively using a Facebook page for marketing purposes? With currently 2.7 billion monthly active users, the social media platform has morphed into a massive advertising media channel.Facebook's ability to highly target audiences and build a custom aud...

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Google Ads: A Primer for Small Businesses GOOGLE ADS: A PRIMER FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 24, 2019

There’s a lot of noise out there about Google Ads, and it can be overwhelming.With a higher return on investment than other forms of advertising, Google Ads can be a powerful tool for small businesses looking to grow their revenue. But technical jargon, endless search results, and cluttered ma...

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6 Key Challenges Small Businesses Need to Address  Soon 6 KEY CHALLENGES SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO ADDRESS SOON

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Oct 24, 2019

Running a small business requires entrepreneurs to put on different hats and deal with a variety of business functions. These include, for example, financial management, marketing, sales, personnel management and product development.But you also must keep a watchful eye on trends. They can change th...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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How To Trademark A Name And Logo For Your Small Business HOW TO TRADEMARK A NAME AND LOGO FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 22, 2019

How To Trademark A Name And Logo For Your Small Business Andrei Mincov (CEO and founder of Trademark Factory®) breaks down the Why, What, When, Where, and How of trademarking for small business owners, and explains the importance of trademarking and protecting your brand. If you own a small busi...

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10 Simple Steps to Start a Small Business Online and Offline 10 SIMPLE STEPS TO START A SMALL BUSINESS ONLINE AND OFFLINE

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Oct 22, 2019

According to the SMB (Small Business Administration) there are over 28 million small businesses are running in the United Sates. The most reason to start a business is, to fulfill the financial needs and independence. We’ve written the simple steps to start a small business anywhere.Starting a...

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7 Reasons Why Digital Marketing is Substantial for Small Businesses 7 REASONS WHY DIGITAL MARKETING IS SUBSTANTIAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 22, 2019

In the last decennium, humankind has shifted to a digital era from the long-lasted analogue era. Today, one can’t imagine their next hour of the day without the Internet; it feels like it has become a part of the body.Along with the internet, marketing also shifted to digital platforms. Digita...

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5 Ways to Boost Your SEO Right Away 5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR SEO RIGHT AWAY

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Oct 22, 2019

Making sure people searching online can find you should be a top priority for businesses today. Here are several steps you should be taking to make that happen.Every small business owner needs a solid marketing plan. Traditionally, radio ads, billboards, magazine spreads and phone books were the pla...

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What Small Businesses Know About Corporate Responsibility WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

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Oct 22, 2019

An increasing number of large firms are taking action on big social issues—from education, to gun control, to climate change, even impeachment. This follows, in part, consumers’ growing desire to shop with and support companies that reflect their own values and beliefs. But Corporate Soc...

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Best Small Business Phone Systems for 2020 BEST SMALL BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEMS FOR 2020

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Oct 21, 2019

There’s never been a better time to upgrade your business phone system. People can’t remember their landline number anymore.That’s why it’s important to pick the best alternative for your business.The only downside? It can be overwhelming since there are dozens of providers t...

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Best Tips to Getting Small Business Loan BEST TIPS TO GETTING SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

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Oct 21, 2019

Averagely, every third citizen craves to establish a business. The reasons for that are low wages, constant detention of payments, and poor working conditions.Unfortunately, only desire won’t suffice. The implementation of any idea involves many costs. Therefore, it is important to know where ...

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SMB DATA LOSS SMB DATA LOSS

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Oct 18, 2019

SMB DATA LOSS: WHY IT’S A THREAT AND STRATEGIES TO MANAGE BUSINESS RISKSWith data making up the foundation of today’s companies, any loss or downtime incident can have serious consequences for a small business. The question is not if, but when, a data loss incident will occur.A sneak pea...

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Why working for a small business could be a big career move WHY WORKING FOR A SMALL BUSINESS COULD BE A BIG CAREER MOVE

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Oct 18, 2019

As a sales and marketing manager with experience working with both large corporates and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), I’ve seen and the best and worst of both worlds.While big businesses are often able to weather recessions and withstand market shifts - crucial in this unstable, p...

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Small Businesses Must Take Advantage of the Democratization of Data SMALL BUSINESSES MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF DATA

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Oct 18, 2019

Learn how the easy availability of big data can help SMBs compete with big businesses.Data is now easier to collect and cheaper to host, making it accessible to nearly every business.The availability of data helps small businesses compete against big corporations, but they may still struggle to use ...

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How to grow a small business: strategies to secure and fulfill the first order HOW TO GROW A SMALL BUSINESS: STRATEGIES TO SECURE AND FULFILL THE FIRST ORDER

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Oct 17, 2019

Entrepreneurs desire to take their innovations to the shelves and online store of retailers. With e-commerce, the barrier to entering the retail landscape is low but advancing to the next level and selling products through a big box retailer’s physical or online stores is another matter.

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How to grow a small business: strategies to secure and fulfill the first order. HOW TO GROW A SMALL BUSINESS: STRATEGIES TO SECURE AND FULFILL THE FIRST ORDER.

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Oct 17, 2019

Entrepreneurs desire to take their innovations to the shelves and online store of retailers. With e-commerce, the barrier to entering the retail landscape is low but advancing to the next level and selling products through a big box retailer’s physical or online stores is another matter.Optimi...

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Ten steps to making apprenticeships work in a small business TEN STEPS TO MAKING APPRENTICESHIPS WORK IN A SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 17, 2019

Many small businesses think they don’t have time or resources to support an apprentice, but in fact taking one on can help grow your business, if it’s done in the right way. As a small business owner, I know only too well that there is never enough time.The day-to-day necessities of runn...

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Content Marketing Strategies for Small Business CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 16, 2019

If your business is like most small businesses, you’re struggling to find a good strategy that will help you reach customers and prospective customers on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.The fact is that most small businesses do a poor job executing str...

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Is a business line of credit wise for your small business? IS A BUSINESS LINE OF CREDIT WISE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Oct 16, 2019

A local small business owner asked me last week if “it is wise to have a business line of credit.” My answer was, quoting from my friend Warren, “that depends.”Let me explain why as I share some ideas from Brian Smith, a freelance writer and entrepreneur with more than 30 yea...

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Facebook Rolls Out Holiday Marketing Tools for Small Businesses FACEBOOK ROLLS OUT HOLIDAY MARKETING TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 16, 2019

Facebook recently hosted a global training program designed to help small businesses gear up for the upcoming holiday season.Boost with Facebook Holiday Bootcamp was held October 10. The social media giant also used the event to make a number of announcements about new small business Facebook holida...

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82% of Business Failure is Due to Poor Cash Management 82% OF BUSINESS FAILURE IS DUE TO POOR CASH MANAGEMENT

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Oct 15, 2019

The first year of operation for small businesses is full of challenges. And when it comes to capital, most of them rely on personal savings and income from another job.The data comes from SCORE’s second part of a three-part series titled Megaphone of Main Street. In the first part, which is ti...

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Advertising Challenges That Small Businesses Face ADVERTISING CHALLENGES THAT SMALL BUSINESSES FACE

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Oct 15, 2019

Keeping up with your marketing & advertising in-house is a full-time job. What we do effectively at Agency501 is find out where you are with your business, where you want to be, and tell you what you've got to do to reach your most valuable customers and get valuable leads. Ready to learn mo...

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Secrets of Making More Money with Social Media Revealed SECRETS OF MAKING MORE MONEY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA REVEALED

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Oct 15, 2019

Are you popular on social media or have you been growing your business’ platform over time? While social media can provide great validation, it’s important to remember that you can pay yourself with likes, hearts, and retweets.Make Money with Social Media So what’s the point of get...

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Best Cheap Web Hosting for Small Business in 2019 BEST CHEAP WEB HOSTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN 2019

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Oct 15, 2019

Most hosting plans can be used to run a professional website. If you need one for a small business, your choice likely depends on how much visitor traffic you expect your site will get, how much web storage that it needs, and your budget. Many of the major hosting companies in the U.S. offer plans t...

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How to Use Customer Reviews to Grow Your Small Business HOW TO USE CUSTOMER REVIEWS TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 14, 2019

Want to encourage your customers to rave about your small business? Here are some tips on the best ways to ask for customer feedback and what to do with reviews once you get them.Positive customer reviews are a vital part of growing a small business. In a recent Vistaprint survey of 1,000 U.S. small...

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How to Enhance Profits In Your Small Business? HOW TO ENHANCE PROFITS IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Oct 14, 2019

Although running a business can be challenging at times, but profits doesn't require drastic measures like upping your prices or laying off employees. Business owners who learn to experiment with different strategies to boost revenues become more profitable and even small changes in just a few a...

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Best File Sharing Programs for Small Businesses BEST FILE SHARING PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 10, 2019

Most small businesses have to send files at some point. Maybe you just need to make documents available to your team or you could have to send a big project over to a client. With small files, you can easily just attach them to an email and send them off. But larger files tend to be more complicated...

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5 DIGITAL MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS 5 DIGITAL MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

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Oct 10, 2019

Great Western Bank is committed to working with businesses of all sizes. We strive to help increase our business clients’ profits and improve their financial stability. The rise of digital marketing and social media has made it easier for small businesses to achieve actual results with a small...

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How to Start a Small Business in 2020? HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS IN 2020?

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Oct 09, 2019

If you're thinking of being an entrepreneur, or are an early-preneur, you'd have had way more struggles with your businesses as compared to an experienced entrepreneur. Mind me; it doesn't matter if you have been working a full-time job for over two decades; if you're new to Entrepre...

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5 Tips To Focus On In Digital Marketing For Small Businesses 5 TIPS TO FOCUS ON IN DIGITAL MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 09, 2019

As a local or small business owner, taking advantage of digital marketing is key to success. The barriers of entry into the marketplace are minimised when compared to traditional forms of marketing. Learn how you can take advantage of the digital space with these top tips.

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Cyber security: three important areas small businesses must address CYBER SECURITY: THREE IMPORTANT AREAS SMALL BUSINESSES MUST ADDRESS

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Oct 09, 2019

These days, safety is less about locking physical doors and more about protecting yourself online and ensuring our digital data is essentially locked away. Small businesses can be easy targets for digital thieves and those wanting to cause a nuisance for others. Data breaches can result in fines. Fu...

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5 Ways to improve your small business marketing 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

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Oct 09, 2019

As a small business, knowing how to market and promote your brand successfully is crucial. With so many competitors on the market fighting for the same custom, doing all that you can to stand out from the crowd can be hard. When it comes to marketing strategies, having the right tools in place is im...

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Small Business Guide For Facebook Video Marketing SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE FOR FACEBOOK VIDEO MARKETING

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Oct 08, 2019

Videos uploaded directly to Facebook get more shares and views than videos uploaded to other platforms (including YouTube), so small business owners like you should use that fact to your favor. But before you start producing videos for Facebook, here are some things to remember:

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5 Types of Instant Business Loans for Small Businesses 5 TYPES OF INSTANT BUSINESS LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 07, 2019

Cash flow issues can happen to anyone, regardless of the industry you’re in and the size of your business. Unfortunately, small businesses are more susceptible to cash shortages than larger companies. This can be a major problem if you need to pay your suppliers or address immediate expenses. ...

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What is SEO, and how does it work for small business. WHAT IS SEO, AND HOW DOES IT WORK FOR SMALL BUSINESS.

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Oct 07, 2019

When small businesses put their first step in digital marketing, the first question they have is what is SEO, and how does it work. SEO is an abbreviation for search engine optimization. It is beneficial for both small and big businesses. Every company is now investing in SEO as they know it is the ...

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When should a small business think about outsourcing HR? WHEN SHOULD A SMALL BUSINESS THINK ABOUT OUTSOURCING HR?

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Oct 07, 2019

Every small business needs to keep on top of HR but overstretched owners may not have the time and resources to do so. Outsourcing HR can be a flexible and cost-effective solution Like any other business, a small business – whether it’s a microbusiness with less than 10 employees or a fa...

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Local” and “Near Me” are the search trends for small businesses, Google reveals LOCAL” AND “NEAR ME” ARE THE SEARCH TRENDS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, GOOGLE REVEALS

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Oct 04, 2019

Google this week released an infograph where it states that is having 350 times more search interest in “local” + “near me” than there was 10 years ago Why is this important? A from American Express, 67 cents of every dollar is spent at a small business in the US.Google says ...

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Low-Code Development Tools Offer New Options for Small Businesses LOW-CODE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS OFFER NEW OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 04, 2019

As small businesses continue to look towards addressing growing customer needs, more small businesses are developing their own applications in-house. Whether mapping customer success stories, managing business processes or building databases, companies are looking for customized solutions.Commercial...

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3 Mobile CRM Apps for Your Small Business 3 MOBILE CRM APPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 04, 2019

The job of a top sales representative can be a daunting in task, but with an amazing CRM tool, today's sales force is faster, stronger and more capable than ever before. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications allow for a more streamlined approach to your sales initiatives.Today'...

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Small Business Bookkeeping SMALL BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING

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Oct 03, 2019

QuickBooks or Excel, Cash or Accrual. Those are the questions a lot of small business owners face when launching their new shiny venture. Jason Watson, CPA, of WCG Inc. (formerly the Watson CPA Group) takes you through deciding on which accounting platform to use (Bench.co, QBO, Waveapps, Xero, etc....

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4 Ways To Modernize Your Small Business 4 WAYS TO MODERNIZE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 03, 2019

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, but they arrive at a disadvantage as compared to the big corporations. Namely, they don’t have massive amounts of capital bolstering their operations. Where a small business can make up the difference, however, is in its ability to leverage mod...

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The biggest challenges in small business recycling and how to overcome them THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN SMALL BUSINESS RECYCLING AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Oct 03, 2019

Waste has a negative impact on the natural environment. But that is not a secret. Everyone knows that environmental impacts are pervasive worldwide. The world’s top corporations by revenue are the ones that cause the biggest environmental damage. It seems that big businesses and the environmen...

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5 Proven Strategies for Small Businesses to Generate More Leads 5 PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO GENERATE MORE LEADS

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Oct 01, 2019

The average internet user now spends more than 6.5 hours online each day, according to the Digital Report 2019. We can all say that clients are the most important part of any business. Without customers, there is no business. If your potential client is spending this amount of time on the internet, ...

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How to Hire Remote Developers for Your Small Business HOW TO HIRE REMOTE DEVELOPERS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Oct 01, 2019

Hiring remote programmers might seem like a daunting task for entrepreneurs running small businesses. Whether it’s a early-stage tech startup, or a non-tech company venturing into the digital world, you have limited resources.There’s no HR team, usually a strict budget, and there’s...

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AI for small businesses and how to best optimise it AI FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND HOW TO BEST OPTIMISE IT

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Sep 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Deep Learning have become mainstream buzzwords. They appear in media stories about self-driving cars, advanced medical diagnosis and military targeting. You’ll also come across stories about companies or organisations using Internet algorithms...

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Employee engagement: why small businesses need to do it too EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WHY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO DO IT TOO

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Sep 30, 2019

How would he find the extra time? What if his employees said things he didn’t want to hear? What if they wanted things he couldn’t give them? Would it cost him financially – would he need to invest in costly technology or an extra HR person? The idea that there is a disparity betwe...

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How to use video to boost your small business marketing? HOW TO USE VIDEO TO BOOST YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING?

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Sep 27, 2019

If you have customers, you need to connect with them. Customers are the lifeblood of every small business, and you think about yours every day. But so do your competitors. To stay ahead, to retain your existing customers and attract new ones, marketing through social media requires a constant effort...

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What Your Small Business Needs to Know about the GCAC Admissions Tax WHAT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE GCAC ADMISSIONS TAX

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Sep 27, 2019

Do you host admissions-based events within the City of Columbus? Then your business might need to be paying the new Admissions Tax.The Admissions Tax quietly went into effect on July 1, 2019. Supporting Nationwide Arena and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Admissions Tax “levies a 5% tax...

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How To Grow Your Small Business On LinkedIn HOW TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ON LINKEDIN

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Sep 26, 2019

With its 645 million users, LinkedIn is a powerful business social media platform that is all about networking.That sounds like a great opportunity for businesses, right?

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5 Ways To Make Social Media Work For Your Small Business 5 WAYS TO MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA WORK FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Sep 26, 2019

Social media is an excellent way to get people to find out about, talk about and become engaged with your small business.As soon as you get your business off the ground, or even in the early stages, be sure to set up social media accounts and tease your audience with things that are happening. For e...

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Small Business Employers Can Now Afford Healthcare Coverage for Employees SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYERS CAN NOW AFFORD HEALTHCARE COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES

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Sep 25, 2019

SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH CARE PLAN - employer pays ZERO ( 0 ) of employee premiums. (this is not insurance)

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How to improve your small business marketing campaign HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING CAMPAIGN

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Sep 25, 2019

If you never change your business marketing strategies, then they will go stale. You may find that your competitors find ways to market themselves better and if you’re not careful you may even find that you lose out on customers as a result. If you want to avoid all of that then here are a few...

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BEST Small Business Ideas in 2020 ($150 AN HOUR!) BEST SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS IN 2020 ($150 AN HOUR!)

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Sep 25, 2019

Best Online Businesses Ideas 2020. Welcome to this Best Small Business Ideas For Beginners 2020 Video. This video shows you the best online business ideas to make money online in 2020. This video is for people are looking for online business ideas, ideas for small businesses and how to make money in...

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