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How to Accept Recurring Payments
By Max Freedman | June 20, 2024

Your customers and clients won't always remember to pay on time. Learn how to accept recurring payments to counter this problem.

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Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | June 20, 2024

You can't neglect financial health in the crucial early stages of building a business. Here are seven financial management tips for startups.

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What Is a VoIP Number?
By Steven Melendez | June 17, 2024

This guide explains what a VoIP phone number is and how Voice over Internet Protocol calls work.

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Emotional Intelligence Skills: How to Spot Them in Hiring
By Chad Brooks | June 17, 2024

Research says that emotional intelligence is more important than IQ and technical skills. Learn how to focus on EQ in the hiring process.

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Everyone Is Not Your Customer: That’s OK
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2024

Knowing who your customers are allows you to focus your marketing campaigns, offer specialized products or services, and adapt as your industry changes.

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Which Cloud-Based Business Phone System Is Right For Your Business?
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 17, 2024

There are lots of options for cloud-based phone systems, but how do you find the right one? Our buyer's guide has all the information you need.

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Is a Four-Line Phone System Right for Your Business?
By Jeff Hale | June 17, 2024

What is a four-line phone system, and how do you know if you need one? Find out how these phone systems work and if one would be right for your business.

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What Is an Auto-Dialer?
By Jeff Hale | June 14, 2024

This guide explains how auto-dialers work and how your business can use them to save time and boost productivity.

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These Workers Are Most Worried About Layoffs
By Elsier Otachi | June 14, 2024

Layoffs are picking up in multiple industries. Discover the most impacted roles, how economic downturns impact small businesses, and tips to avoid letting workers go.

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Small Business Data Breach: Mitigating the Damage
By Steven Melendez | June 13, 2024

Follow these tips to protect your small business's network and mitigate the costs of a data breach.

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Writing Press Releases That Actually Get Read
By Tom Anziano | June 11, 2024

Learn how to write effective press releases that will help your business get news coverage, pique investors' interests, and drive brand recognition.

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10 Kinds of People That Get Hired Most
By Skye Schooley | June 11, 2024

Wondering which personalities are right for your business? Focus on these personality types when hiring new employees.

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What Is Mobile Device Management?
By Andreas Rivera | June 10, 2024

Securing and monitoring company devices isn't easy, but implementing a system has many security benefits. Learn what to look for in an MDM solution.

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10 Best Mind Mapping Apps for Small Businesses
By Tom Anziano | June 10, 2024

Also known as brainstorming tools, mind-mapping apps can help you generate, execute and share creative ideas.

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12 Tips for Building an Effective Business Website
By Jennifer Dublino | June 07, 2024

Learn best practices to make your business website easy to find and effective at converting online users into paying customers.

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How to Make Your Product Famous (for Almost Nothing)
By Sean Peek | June 06, 2024

Want to get your product featured in a movie or TV show? Here's what you need to do.

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Tips for Starting a Podcast
By Paula Fernandes | June 06, 2024

A podcast is a popular and versatile media form used to promote a business. Learn podcast basics, tips for success and how to get started.

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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | June 05, 2024

This guide includes billing tips for small B2B companies looking to maintain a healthy cash flow.

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More Than Prototypes: A Look at the 3D Printing Industry
By Bennett Conlin | June 05, 2024

The 3D printing industry is set to continue growing. Here's how at-home small businesses can benefit as this technology becomes more accessible.

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8 Crazy Marketing Gimmicks Gone Horribly Wrong
By Natalie Hamingson | June 04, 2024

Not all marketing campaigns go as planned. We break down some of the biggest marketing failures of all time.

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Presentation Skills Every Business Owner Should Have
By Katharine Paljug | June 04, 2024

Accomplish your goals by mastering business presentation skills with preparation, practice and these tips.

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What Is Predictive Analytics?
By Shannon Flynn | May 24, 2024

It's easier than ever for businesses to use historical data for insightful projections. Learn how to get the most out of predictive analytics.

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What Are Demographics In Marketing?
By Mark Fairlie | May 20, 2024

Successful companies spend money on marketing only to people they know want what they sell. But how do they find these consumers? With demographics.

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What Is a PBX System?
By Simone Johnson | May 17, 2024

Does your business need a PBX system? Read this article to find out.

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Track Your Goals With These 10 Free Tools
By Tejas Vemparala | May 17, 2024

Digital and analog tools can track your progress toward achieving your goals. Learn 10 tools to measure progress and milestones and boost productivity.

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Accounting Checklist: Tasks to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly
By Vishal Sanjay | May 17, 2024

Use this handy checklist to divide your company's accounting into daily, weekly and monthly tasks.

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How to Write Email Subject Lines
By Chad Brooks | May 17, 2024

Your recipients' inboxes are likely flooded, but a catchy subject line can make you stand out. Learn how to create effective email subject lines.

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How to Make Sure You’re EEO Compliant
By Max Freedman | May 17, 2024

Stay compliant with equal employment opportunity laws using this guide on EEO best practices.

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10 Top Expense Trackers
By Sean Peek | May 17, 2024

Expense trackers can help you track and document how you and your team are spending money. These are some of the best expense trackers out there today.

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What Is the Accounting Cycle?
By Vishal Sanjay | May 16, 2024

Learn the accounting cycle, an eight-step process for recording and analyzing your company's financial activities to ensure accurate bookkeeping.