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Zoho CRM
By Jeff Hale | May 28, 2021

Zoho CRM is easy to implement, intuitive to use and inexpensive to adopt. It offers a lot of functionality at a competitive price point, and it's easy to tailor to your needs.

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Salesforce
By Jeff Hale | May 28, 2021

Salesforce offers small businesses the power and functionality of an enterprise-level CRM in a package that can be gradually scaled and upgraded over time.

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SugarCRM
By Lisa McGreevy | May 28, 2021

SugarCRM allows startups to craft a fully customized CRM solution, without starting from scratch. It has a highly active online dev community, plus tons of other developer resources.

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Square
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 24, 2021

Square is the best credit card processor for small businesses because it is easy to use, packed with features, and usable as an iPad or Android POS system.

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EZ Texting
By Rachelle Gordon | May 21, 2021

EZ Texting is an excellent service to help you control your text message marketing campaigns. Its many tools and resources are easy to find and use in the software's dashboard.

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Podium
By Stella Morrison | May 20, 2021

Podium consolidates online reviews and customer messages in one streamlined dashboard, making it simple to respond in a timely fashion. It's a great service for companies needing intuitive and...

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TextMarks
By Jamie Johnson | May 20, 2021

TextMarks, our pick for the best customer service, is an accessible and easily customizable platform for businesses to successfully implement mass SMS marketing and communication campaigns.

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SimpleTexting
By Rachelle Gordon | May 20, 2021

SimpleTexting is a straightforward SMS service that connects you to your customers. It offers helpful tools, an easy-to-use dashboard and flexible plans.

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Textedly
By Jamie Johnson | May 20, 2021

Textedly offers text messages services with features like scheduled messages, mass group texting, built-in link sharing and automatic text replies. Pricing varies depending on the package you select....

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5 Free Quote Templates and Software
By Nicole Fallon | May 03, 2021

Quote templates and software can make it easier for your business to create and send proposals to clients.

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What Is an Expense Report?
By Dock David Treece | May 03, 2021

Expense reports play a critical role in helping you understand your business's financial status.

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FCRA Background Check Compliance for Employers
By Patrick Proctor | April 29, 2021

A pre-employment background check must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.Here's how to ensure your background checks are legal.

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How Your Team Can Benefit From Work Management
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2021

Work management differs from project management. Work management helps companies put procedures in place that employees follow to complete projects and tasks.

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The 8 Types of Accounting
By Cynthia Uzialko | April 27, 2021

There a number of accounting methods – eight, to be precise – you can use to track your business's finances.

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What Is Telematics?
By David Gargaro | April 26, 2021

Telematics gives businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles unique insight to their vehicles and drivers.

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Fuel Costs
By David Gargaro | April 23, 2021

Cutting the amount of money you spend on fuel each year can have a significant positive impact on how much profit your business generates.

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Tips to Reduce Your Fleet's Idle Time
By David Gargaro | April 22, 2021

GPS fleet tracking software can be used to cut down on your fleet's idling time, which can save you money and have a positive impact on the environment.

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What Is an ELD?
By David Gargaro | April 22, 2021

Mandated by the federal government, electronic logging devices automatically monitor how long commercial drivers have been behind the wheel.

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What Are CRM Models?
By Max Freedman | April 21, 2021

CRM models can help you better understand how your company reaches, converts and retains customers.

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25 LinkedIn Groups Every Entrepreneur Should Belong To
By Julianna Lopez | April 21, 2021

Expand your network and gain industry insights by joining these 25 LinkedIn groups for entrepreneurs.

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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 21, 2021

Small businesses that may not qualify for a standard loan from a bank or alternative lender may want to look to the Small Business Administration for help.

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What Is Cost Accounting?
By David Gargaro | April 20, 2021

Cost accounting helps zero in on your expenses and how they apply to each aspect of your business.

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Best Sales Apps for Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | April 20, 2021

These sales app can improve your small business's ability to attract and retain customers.

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How Customer Delight Will Keep Them Coming Back
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 19, 2021

Customer delight can increase your sales and improve your brand reputation among current and potential customers.

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Social Media for Business: A Marketer's Guide
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 15, 2021

Social media is a great way to connect with and learn about your customers as a small business.

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7 Lead-Nurturing Strategies
By Yara Simón | April 14, 2021

A good lead-nurturing strategy can drive many positive results for your business.

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GoToConnect
By Jeff Hale | April 14, 2021

GoToConnect combines the power and reliability of Jive's cloud VoIP phone systems with GoToMeeting's web, audio, and video conferencing into one simple, reliable, and flexible solution.

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Nextiva
By Jeff Hale | April 13, 2021

Nextiva is one of the best phone systems for businesses with multiple locations. It's a cloud-based VoIP system that can spread across several offices and stores yet still be managed from one central...

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Dialpad
By Jeff Hale | April 13, 2021

Dialpad offers voice calling, video conferencing and text messaging. This flexibility helps small businesses connect with clients in ways that work best for both customers and businesses. This VoIP...

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What Are Accounting Reports?
By Dock David Treece | April 13, 2021

Accounting reports provide insight into your business's financial well-being. There are some reports you need to pay particularly close attention to.