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Location-Based Services: Definition and Examples
By Max Freedman | June 17, 2022

Learn how businesses are using location-based data via GPS, Wi-Fi, QR codes and RFID to gather user data, boost engagement, and save time and money.

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What Is Mobile App Development?
By Sean Peek | June 17, 2022

What is mobile app development, how does it work, and why is it important to your business? Here's what you need to know.

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Is Your Printer Your Weak Security Link?
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2022

Printers can be security risks, leaving businesses more vulnerable than they realize. Learn the risks printers pose and how to protect your data.

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Is Net Promoter Score Still Useful?
By Dock David Treece | June 09, 2022

Your Net Promoter Score quantifies customer loyalty, but this method comes with limitations. Learn more about the pros and cons of this metric.

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Facial Recognition Advertising: The New Way to Target Ads to Consumers
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 09, 2022

Learn what facial recognition advertising is, along with both the benefits and the concerns.

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For Successful Marketing, Your Customer Can’t Be ‘Everyone’
By Adam Uzialko | June 09, 2022

Successful marketing requires identifying your target market. Here are some ways to identify your ideal customer and speak to them directly.

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GDP: The Total Value of Goods and Services of a Nation
By Siri Hedreen | June 08, 2022

GDP is the value of all goods and services produced in a country – and one of the most closely watched economic indicators. Learn how to calculate GDP.

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What Is Stagflation? Inflation Plus Stagnation
By Business News Daily | June 07, 2022

Stagflation is a mix of increasing prices and limited economic growth, and governments can do little about it. Here's what small businesses should know.

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How to Use a Smartwatch for Business
By Adam Uzialko | June 07, 2022

Smartwatches can be a business asset, helping owners and employees stay productive. Learn the top seven ways to use smartwatches in business.

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Machine Learning or Automation: What’s the Difference?
By Business News Daily | June 07, 2022

Machine learning and automation can both make work easier, but they aren't the same thing. Learn the differences and how they both work.

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What Is a VPN Protocol?
By Shayna Waltower | June 07, 2022

A VPN protocol reveals how data is transmitted to and from your VPN network. Learn VPN protocol types, features and compatibility.

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Take Your Message Outdoors: Print on Vinyl
By Bassam Kaado | June 06, 2022

Your small business may need a store sign that can stand up to the rigors of rain, snow and sunlight. Learn how vinyl printing can help.

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The Best Business Security Systems
By Business News Daily | June 06, 2022

Businesses are vulnerable to burglaries and other events. An alarm or anti-intrusion system can mitigate risks and keep your business safe.

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Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: What Are They, and How Are They Different?
By Ethan Spielman | June 06, 2022

Direct costs and indirect costs both influence how small businesses should price their products. Here's what you need to know about each type of expense.

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10 Things Small Businesses Need to Know About PR
By Katharine Paljug | June 06, 2022

PR can help you define your brand and build a positive business reputation with the public. Here's what you need to know.

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How (and Why) to Become Fair Trade Certified
By Business News Daily | June 06, 2022

By passing third-party auditors' evaluations, your business can access the marketing and sustainability benefits of the Fair Trade label.

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Marketing and PR
By Bennett Conlin | June 03, 2022

Can your business and in-house team handle marketing and PR alone? Learn how to decide whether to outsource these initiatives.

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Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise: Is Your Business Protected?
By Business News Daily | June 03, 2022

Ransomware attacks have become more frequent and costly since 2019. Is your business protected with proper cybersecurity best practices?

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How Businesses Can Defend Against Business Email Compromise Scams
By Business News Daily | June 03, 2022

Find out exactly what business email compromise scams are, how to prevent them and what to do if you're targeted.

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Why SMBs Should Use Password Managers to Increase Security
By Business News Daily | June 03, 2022

Reused and insecure passwords threaten your company's and clients' data. Learn how password managers can limit cyberthreats and keep your data safe.

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What Are Employment Credit Checks?
By Dock David Treece | June 03, 2022

Credit checks are routine for businesses hiring employees in sensitive roles or industries. Learn how employment credit checks work.

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FCRA Compliance for Employers 
By Kaylyn McKenna | June 03, 2022

Do you run background checks on prospective employees? See if you could be violating the FCRA.

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Types of Background Checks Employers Should Run
By Kaylyn McKenna | June 03, 2022

Are you running the right types of background checks when you hire employees? Find out what information you might be missing.

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What Is an MVR Report, and Why Should You Conduct One? 
By Kaylyn McKenna | June 03, 2022

Will your new hire be driving on the job? Check their motor vehicle record (MVR) report before you let them get in the car.

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1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC: Which One Do You Need?
By Dock David Treece | June 03, 2022

1099-MISC and 1099-NEC are IRS forms used to report your taxable payments to non-employees. Learn when each is used and how.

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Interest Rate Increases: 4 Concerns for Small Businesses
By Peter Lauria | June 03, 2022

Learn four areas of concern for small business owners amidst Federal Reserve interest rate hikes – and tips for how to respond.

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What Is Imputed Income?
By Max Freedman | June 03, 2022

Learn what imputed income is, see examples and find out how to calculate the taxes you must pay on it to stay compliant.

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Your Guide on How to Plan a Corporate Event
By Paula Fernandes | June 01, 2022

Learn how to plan a corporate event that will help grow your business, attract customers and strengthen customer relations.

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How to Make Flexible Work Policies That Attract Top Talent
By Mona Bushnell | June 01, 2022

Follow these tips to implement a flexible work plan for your team and attract the best new employees in the process.

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Work Experience or Free Labor? Learn What Makes Unpaid Internships Legal
By Siri Hedreen | May 26, 2022

Learn how state laws and the primary beneficiary test apply to small business owners navigating the legality and morality of unpaid internships.