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Tips for Hiring a Marketing Company
By Adam Uzialko | December 18, 2020

Hiring a marketing company is a risk that could either pay off or fall flat. Here's how to hire a marketing company to ensure the success of your next marketing campaign.

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Small Business Taxes: What to Expect in 2021
By Sean Riley | December 18, 2020

Tax obligations can be confusing, and they change all the time. Here's what to expect in 2021.

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The Best Receipt-Tracking Tools for Professionals
By Andrew Martins | December 17, 2020

Every small business needs a way to track their expenses. Find out which receipt-tracking software entrepreneurs prefer.

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Best Online Project Management Software of 2021
By Simone R. Johnson | December 17, 2020

Online project management software helps organize your team's work into one central location. Here are our best picks.

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Basecamp
By Simone R. Johnson | December 17, 2020

Basecamp is much more than your average project management tool. It breaks down large assignments into separate and smaller to-do lists. Basecamp places all the information related to the work at...

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Zoho Projects
By Simone R. Johnson | December 17, 2020

Need the best project management software for your remote teams? This solution is a tested system to bring you success.

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Trello
By Simone Johnson | December 17, 2020

Trello is our choice for the best online project management software because of all the features and options users can change to fit their team's needs and industry.

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Workfront
By Simone R. Johnson | December 17, 2020

Workfront is online project management software with innovative collaboration and flexible project planning tools.

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5 Ways CRM-Enabled POS Systems Can Help Your Business
By David Gargaro | December 17, 2020

An integrated point-of-sale and CRM system can streamline sales and marketing operations and save your business time and money.

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How to Calculate Your Business Valuation
By Andrew Martins | December 16, 2020

Knowing how much your business is worth can do more for you than just figuring out how much money you could make by selling it.

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Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | December 16, 2020

Freelancing offers a lot of freedom, but also significant responsibility. That's especially true when tax time rolls around.

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Self-Employed 401(k) Plans: Frequently Asked Questions
By Heather Larson | December 16, 2020

See our complete guide to the best retirement plan for independent workers.

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LinkedIn for Business: Everything You Need to Know
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 16, 2020

LinkedIn is the most popular professional online platform. Here's how to use it for your business.

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9 Unexpected Ways Facebook Is Good for You
By Bennett Conlin | December 16, 2020

Facebook is the largest and most-used social media network. Are you taking advantage of everything it offers your business?

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What are Indirect Sales?
By David Gargaro | December 15, 2020

Indirect sales can be an effective way to increase your footprint without hiring additional staff.

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Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | December 10, 2020

Here's everything small business owners need to know about an audit from the IRS.

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14 Productivity Apps for Small Business
By Derek Walter | December 09, 2020

Staying organized and productive can be difficult. Luckily, these 14 productivity apps for small businesses can help.

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Offering a 401(k) Plan? Tips for Small Business Owners
By Stella Morrison | December 09, 2020

Offering a 401(k) is a great way to attract high-level talent to your organization.

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Best Handwriting Recognition Apps
By Jackie Dove | December 08, 2020

These apps can help you transfer your handwritten text into regular typeface

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Should Small Businesses Require Receipt Signatures?
By Lori Fairbanks | December 04, 2020

Card networks no longer require signature verification. What does this mean for your small business?

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D'Angelo | December 03, 2020

Although partnering with a payroll provider is more practical, it is possible to complete your company's payroll on your own.

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Get Your Business Taxes in Order Before the New Year With These Tips
By Andrew Martins | December 03, 2020

Tax prep can time-consuming, but if you fall out of compliance with the U.S. tax code, your business could face penalties. Review these common end-of-year practices to develop good tax habits.

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How to Develop and Track a Marketing Budget
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 02, 2020

What is enough to get your brand noticed and drive conversions? How much is too much to generate a meaningful return on investment? Here's what you should know about developing a marketing budget.

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How to Use Social Media for Customer Service
By Sammi Caramela | December 02, 2020

Social media offers a way to provide great customer service around the clock.

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How to Write a Job Offer Letter
By Julie Ritzer Ross | December 01, 2020

Learn why a job offer letter is important and what to include in it – and omit from it.

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How to Interpret and Learn from POS Sales Reports
By Lori Fairbanks | December 01, 2020

POS sales reports provide a treasure trove of information that can help you spot trends and manage inventory.

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How to Develop a Call to Action (With Examples)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 30, 2020

Impactful CTAs prompt your audience to take actions that benefit your business, whether that's actually buying a product, signing up for a newsletter or downloading a brochure.

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Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics? Your Business Needs Both
By Nicole Fallon | November 30, 2020

Your business is probably using analytics to predict trends and plan for the future. But don't forget about prescriptive analytics, which leads to concrete decisions.

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How to Become a Customer-Centric Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 27, 2020

A customer-centric business focuses primarily on the customer experience with the brand and product. Here's how to become a customer-centric business.

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Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software
By Lori Fairbanks | November 26, 2020

Accounting software is essential for running a healthy business. Learn what features to look for and what you can expect to pay.