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Andrew Martins

Staff Writer at business.com
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Introduction
About Me

Andrew Martins is an award-winning business and economics expert who has spent years studying trends and profiling small businesses. Based on his on-the-ground reporting and hands-on experience, Martins has developed guides on small business technology and finance-related operations. In recent years, he focused on the small business impacts of the 2020 presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martins, who has a bachelor’s degree in communication, has been published on trusted financial sites like Investopedia, The Balance and LowerMyBills, on technology outlet Lifewire and in the New York Daily News.

Experience
Managing Editor at Newspaper Media Group
July 2016 - November 2018
Staff Writer at Greater Media Newspapers
July 2011 - July 2016
Editor-in-Chief at Pixelitis.net
May 2011 - December 2014
Freelance reporter at Patch.com
February 2011 - July 2011
Co-creator/Writer at Modus Gamerandi
May 2008 - April 2011
Part-time reporter at Macromedia Publications
January 2010 - January 2011
Staff Writer/News Editor at Ramapo News
September 2007 - May 2009
News Intern at New York Daily News
January 2009 - April 2009
Staff Writer at GotFrag.com
June 2006 - February 2007
Education
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Communication; Journalism concentration
Awards and Honors
Best Lede - Second Place
New Jersey Press Association
January 01, 2016
Business and Economics Writing - First Place
New Jersey Press Association
January 01, 2016
Business and Economics Writing - First Place
New Jersey Press Association
January 01, 2015
Business and Economics Writing - Second Place
New Jersey Press Association
August 01, 2013
Andrew's Activity
Intuit TurboTax Review - thumbnail
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Intuit TurboTax Review Review
Intuit TurboTax is our favorite online tax software because it's easy to use, comprehensive, powerful and effective.
Updated October 13, 2023
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What Is Performance Management?
Performance management is about understanding and motivating employees to perform effectively. Here is how you can get the best from your workers.
Updated October 23, 2023
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How Benefits Administration Can Help Your SMB
Benefits administration helps your HR team create, manage and update employee benefits. Learn the importance of benefits administration and tools to help.
Updated October 23, 2023
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The Best Receipt-Tracking Apps for Professionals
What's the best receipt app for your business? We reached out to small business owners and other professionals to find out what software they prefer.
Updated March 04, 2024
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You’ve Got Mail: 4 Tips on Using Direct Mail for Business
Recent studies show that direct mail is still an essential marketing tool. Find out how your business can best use direct mail to target customers.
Updated October 23, 2023
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Video Conferencing Cheat Sheet: Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and GoTo Meeting
This guide breaks down some of the most popular video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams, so you can become a power user.
Updated October 26, 2023
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Salesforce Unveils Social Media Integration for SMBs
Starting today, Salesforce's social media tools are available for small businesses through the company's Salesforce Essentials product for $25 a month.
Updated February 21, 2023
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Choosing an Online Fax Service: A Buyer’s Guide
This guide will help you choose the right online fax provider that's best for your business.
Updated October 27, 2023
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The Future of Retail: Trends for 2024
Learn about the major retail trends that are expected to affect the retail industry this year.
Updated January 03, 2024
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Cyberattacks and Your Small Business: A Primer for Cybersecurity
Find out everything you need to know about cybersecurity for your business, including best practices and attacks to look out for.
Updated October 24, 2023
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Most Americans Expect to Keep Working in Retirement
Surveys suggest that most Americans expect to keep working in their retirement, citing the desire to stay sharp, engaged and financially stable.
Updated October 20, 2023
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Avoid Zoom Burnout With These Tips
As more companies adopt remote and hybrid work roles, workers are increasingly susceptible to “Zoom burnout” from frequent video conferences. Here’s how to avoid it.
Updated October 20, 2023
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How to Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
If your business needs funding, a small business bank loan offers a good option, if you qualify. Here is what you need to know to get a bank business loan.
Updated November 20, 2023
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Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
If your employees are regularly working past their 40 hours a week, you are liable to pay them overtime. Find out what that means for your business.
Updated January 24, 2024
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How Many Pay Periods Are in a Year?
Choosing the right pay schedule for your team is an important decision. Here’s what to consider when setting pay periods.
Updated January 11, 2024
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Better Data and Personalization Are the Future of Email Marketing
Email marketing is evolving to help businesses grow. Learn how artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud technology will affect email marketing.
Updated October 24, 2023
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Tax and Business Forms You’ll Need to Start a Small Business
Entrepreneurs must file the correct tax and business forms when starting their ventures. Learn about the tax forms needed to maintain a good tax standing.
Updated November 29, 2023
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How a Microloan Can Help Your New Small Business
Find out what business microloans are, who provides them, their benefits and downsides, and how to qualify.
Updated November 08, 2023
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As Trust in Online Media Drops, Email Newsletters Drive Engagement
Email is still an effective way to engage customers.
Updated October 20, 2023
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How to Choose the Right Multifunction Printer and Copy Machine
Learn the key features of digital copiers and multifunction printers so you can make the right choice for your business.
Updated October 27, 2023