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Introduction
About Me

Max Freedman has spent nearly a decade providing entrepreneurs and business operators with actionable advice they can use to launch and grow their businesses. Max has direct experience helping run a small business, performs hands-on reviews and has real-world experience with the categories he covers, such as accounting software and digital payroll solutions, as well as leading small business lenders and employee retirement providers. Max has written hundreds of articles for Business News Daily on a range of valuable topics, including small business funding, time and attendance, marketing and human resources.

Experience
Managing Editor, Staff Writer, Freelance Writer at The Stellastra Effect
June 2017 - Present
Freelance Music Critic and Journalist at Self-Employed
February 2017 - Present
Managing Editor at Nordic Spotlight
September 2018 - June 2019
Media Relations Specialist at Marauder
August 2015 - August 2018
Education
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Materials Science
Temple University
Certificate
Editing
Awards and Honors
Best Topic-Specific Blog
Content Marketing Institute
August 01, 2023
Max's Product and Service Reviews
Our team conducts an independent analysis of products and services that can help manage your business.
05.15.24
The Best Accounting Software Services for...
The best accounting software for self-employed and freelance users...
05.15.24
The Best Accounting Software Services for...
Contractors need to convert estimates to invoices, manage supply...
05.15.24
The Best Accounting Software for Multiple...
To help you choose the best accounting software for multiple...
05.15.24
The Best POS Systems for Restaurants in 2024
Some POS systems are better cut out for restaurants than others....
05.17.24
The Best Payroll Services for One Employee
We studied dozens of vendors to help you find the best payroll...
05.22.24
The Best Medical Billing Services of 2024
Find the right medical billing services for your practice based on...
05.23.24
The Best Medical Software of 2024
Find the right medical software for your practice based on...
05.15.24
The Best POS Systems for Grocery Stores
Grocery stores need to accept EBT payments, scan bar codes and...
05.17.24
Best Business Loans for 2024
Here are the best business loans and financing options available...
05.15.24
The Best Accounting Software Services for...
The best restaurant accounting software streamlines stock...
Max's Activity
DIY PR: 11 Public Relations Solutions for Small Businesses - thumbnail
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DIY PR: 11 Public Relations Solutions for Small Businesses
Good public relations can complement your business's marketing and advertising efforts. Learn how to do your own PR.
Updated April 12, 2024
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5 Patient Acquisition Strategies
These five patient acquisition strategies can help you make the best of your practice's internet presence to draw in new patients.
Updated November 30, 2023
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Neat Review Review
Neat offers numerous ways to upload and organize accounts payable documents, plus its reports are highly customizable, filterable, clean and legible.
Updated April 16, 2024
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SimpleTexting Review Review
SimpleTexting is a straightforward SMS service that connects you to your customers. It offers helpful tools, an easy-to-use dashboard and flexible plans.
Updated March 28, 2024
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13 Cool Vegan-Friendly Businesses That Inspire
Vegan businesses are exploding in popularity. Learn about successful and inspiring vegan businesses to help you come up with your own vegan business idea.
Updated December 20, 2023
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6 Ways to Improve Your Office’s Work Environment
Improving your work environment can boost productivity and retention while minimizing absenteeism and stress. Learn six ways to improve your workplace.
Updated October 24, 2023
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What Is the Small Business Innovation Research Program?
Joseph Hennessey, Small Business Innovation Research Adviser, explains
Updated February 13, 2024
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Human Interest Employee Retirement Review Review
Human Interest is an online retirement benefits provider that offers 401(k) plans starting at $120 per month, plus $4 per employe e per month. Find out if Human Interest is right for you.
Updated September 13, 2023
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What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
Learn why profit margins are important to your business and how to maximize them.
Updated April 15, 2024
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Human Relations Movement: How It Changed Management
The human relations movement was a crucial shift in management history. Learn about this management philosophy and how it changed personnel management.
Updated December 12, 2023
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Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
This guide explains the importance of articles of incorporation and why new businesses must file them with the appropriate state agencies.
Updated February 02, 2024
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Advertising vs. Marketing vs. PR: What’s the Difference?
Marketing, advertising and public relations are related but distinct. This guide explains the differences between each and how each can grow your business.
Updated October 20, 2023
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Employees Are More Likely to Consider Quitting After an Unfair Performance Review
Employees value fair, frequent feedback from managers, and many would leave a job if a performance review was unreasonable. Learn how to give an effective review.
Updated October 20, 2023
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23 Green Business Ideas for Eco-Minded Entrepreneurs
Corporate social responsibility is prioritized now more than ever. Learn about ideas for businesses that provide eco-friendly products and services.
Updated October 20, 2023
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12 Unique Business Ideas to Inspire You in 2024
If you want to start a business, check out these 12 business ideas to inspire you in 2024 – and learn how to develop and implement a unique business idea.
Updated October 27, 2023
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How to Know if You Really Classify as a Small Business
When your company meets the Small Business Administration's definition of "small," it may qualify for benefits.
Updated October 23, 2023
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Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
Outsourcing HR has its pros and cons. Learn how and when to outsource human resources to a third party and what functions HR outsourcing provides.
Updated November 20, 2023
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What Are Withholding Allowances?
This guide explains withholding allowances, how they work, and what an employer’s obligations are when conducting payroll.
Updated November 06, 2023
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Federal and State Minimum Wage Laws
Learn how federal, state and local minimum wage laws impact your small business and how you can ensure that you’re paying employees appropriately.
Updated January 16, 2024
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Types of Organizational Structures to Consider for Your Business
This guide explains the various organizational structures and will help you decide which works best for your business.
Updated January 17, 2024