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What Is Cost Accounting?
By David Gargaro | May 14, 2024

Cost accounting scrutinizes your business's expenses. Companies, such as manufacturers, use cost accounting. Learn more about this type of accounting.

Guide to Hiring Employees
By Jennifer Post | May 09, 2024

Your hiring process is the key to acquiring the right new employees. Learn how to improve the way you bring new people on board.

What Is the Expense Recognition Principle?
By Dock David Treece | May 09, 2024

The expense recognition principle is a concept in accounting outlining when a business should recognize its expenses. Learn how it works.

How to Use Google Business Profile to Improve Your Online Presence
By Mona Bushnell | May 08, 2024

Learn how to use Google's free Business Profile to reach potential customers and establish and maintain your business's online presence and reputation.

Tired of Yelp? 14 Alternative Business Review Websites
By Adam Uzialko | May 08, 2024

Yelp is the biggest name in business review sites, but it's not the only game in town. Check out 14 Yelp alternatives for honest feedback and information.

6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | May 08, 2024

Remove the confusion around accepting credit cards at your small business and learn what to look out for in a credit card processing company.

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Have You Been Hacked? How to Recover From a Data Breach
By Sammi Caramela | May 07, 2024

A hack or data breach can be extremely costly, but your business can still recover. Here's how to survive after your network is compromised.

What Is Cost Allocation?
By Sally Herigstad | May 02, 2024

Cost allocation is a process businesses use to identify costs. Here's everything you need to know.

What Is an Accounts Payable Aging Report?
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 01, 2024

The accounts payable aging report can give you a complete view of your cash flow from one month to the next.

What Is a Virtual Phone Line?
By Jeff Hale | May 01, 2024

Learn what a virtual phone line is and how small businesses can use them as their business phone system.

What Is a Pay Card?
By Natalie Hamingson | April 24, 2024

If you're considering offering pay cards as an option for your workers, you'll want to do your research.

Should Your Business Use Niche Software?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | April 24, 2024

There's general software solutions or ones meant for your industry. How do you choose between them?

Connecting to Your PC From Anywhere
By Chad Brooks | April 22, 2024

Learn how remote desktop software allows you or an IT expert to access your work computer offsite.

What are Unified Communications Systems?
By Chad Brooks | April 22, 2024

Unified communications provide businesses with one platform for phone services, video conferencing and more.

The Importance of Maintaining Clean Data
By Hannah Tayson | April 19, 2024

Data management is important for sales, customer relations and productivity. Here are some tips for good data management.

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What Is the Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method?
By Dock David Treece | April 19, 2024

Double declining balance depreciation is a method of quickly depreciating large business assets. Learn how and when to use it.

How to Set Up Workflows With a CRM
By Max Freedman | April 19, 2024

CRM workflows can help automate key sales, marketing and customer services tasks. Here is how to create them.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | April 19, 2024

This guide explains how AI is already changing the business landscape and how small businesses might leverage the technology.

What Is Consumerization of IT?
By Adam Uzialko | April 19, 2024

Consumerization of IT refers to the increased use of employee-owned tech devices and consumer-driven online services in the workplace.

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How to Create a CRM Dashboard – With Examples
By Max Freedman | April 18, 2024

CRM dashboards offer instant insights into the metrics that matter most to your success. Here is what your dashboard should include.

What Is Monetary Policy?
By Sean Peek | April 18, 2024

Monetary policy determines the amount of money that flows through the economy. Learn how it affects your business.

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The Biometric Time and Attendance System Laws You Should Know
By Chad Brooks | April 17, 2024

Biometric time and attendance systems use fingerprint, facial, palm or iris scans. Learn the laws you must follow to use them for your employees.

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Understanding Gross vs. Net Revenue
By Dock David Treece | April 16, 2024

Learn the difference between gross and net revenue, which are both important metrics for businesses to track.

How to Use a CRM for Lead Management
By Max Freedman | April 15, 2024

CRM software offers numerous benefits for your lead management process. Learn about the main ones and how to get them.

What Is Predatory Lending?
By Matt D’Angelo | April 15, 2024

Predatory lending practices include loan flipping, hidden fees and balloon payments. Fortunately, there are laws that protect borrowers.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | April 15, 2024

Learn what information to include in a payroll report, both to ensure legal compliance and to improve financial management.

Preventing Network Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
By Adam Uzialko | April 15, 2024

Working through security threats can help you protect your small business and its customers.

What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Natalie Hamingson | April 15, 2024

Learn why profit margins are important to your business and how to maximize them.

How to Buy a Secure Business Laptop
By Neil Cumins | April 15, 2024

Learn how to buy a secure business laptop – and some key features to protect both the laptop and its contents.

DIY PR: 11 Public Relations Solutions for Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | April 12, 2024

Good public relations can complement your business's marketing and advertising efforts. Learn how to do your own PR.