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How CRM Works in the Sales Funnel
By David Gargaro | February 09, 2021

CRM software can inform you about your customers and how they move through your sales funnel, helping you improve the customer experience from prospect to buyer.

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D'Angelo | February 09, 2021

Before you sign a loan document, make sure you understand the terms.

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How CRM Benefits Marketing Campaigns
By David Gargaro | February 08, 2021

CRM software can be an indispensable tool for improving marketing campaigns.

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Pinterest for Business: Everything You Need to Know
By Saige Driver | February 08, 2021

Here's everything you need to know about using Pinterest for your business.

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How to Develop a Sales Report
By Max Freedman | February 05, 2021

Here's how to develop a sales report that provides detailed information on your sales department's performance.

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How to Perfect Your Lead Generation Process
By Max Freedman | February 05, 2021

Perfecting the lead generation process could result in more sales and faster business growth.

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Accepting Credit Cards? PCI Compliance Is a Concern for Small Businesses
By Sue Marquette Poremba | February 04, 2021

PCI compliance is a key part of accepting debit and credit cards from customers. Here's what your business needs to know.

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What Is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO)?
By Matt D'Angelo | February 04, 2021

PEOs partner with small businesses to provide payroll, benefits, and human resources support, and they can be a game-changer for your business.

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Prevent Employee Absenteeism Issues With a Smart Time-Off Policy
By Jennifer Post | February 04, 2021

Follow these guidelines for creating a comprehensive and inclusive PTO policy.

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Exempt vs. Nonexempt: What Is the Difference?
By Skye Schooley | February 03, 2021

Learn the difference between hiring exempt and nonexempt employees.

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PayPal Alternatives for Accepting Online Payments
By Bennett Conlin | February 03, 2021

If you want to use something other than PayPal to accept payments, consider these options.

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IRS Tax Extensions and Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | February 03, 2021

Preparing your business's tax return takes time. For some, it may be hard to meet the federal filing date. The IRS has a mechanism in place to extend the deadline.

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How to Save for Retirement if You Have Your Own Business
By Joanna Furlong | February 02, 2021

Business owners can teach themselves all they need to know to save enough for retirement.

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How to Maintain HR Compliance
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2021

Follow these six steps to help your business stay HR compliant.

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How to Terminate an Employee Remotely
By Jane Genova | February 01, 2021

Firing an employee is never easy; however, added complications are involved when doing so remotely.

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How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | February 01, 2021

Learn about the loan options for veteran entrepreneurs who need funding for their small businesses.

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6 Ways to Create an Effective Sales Forecast
By Max Freedman | February 01, 2021

In order to be prepared for your company's future, you need to be able to properly forecast what your sales are going to be.

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Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | January 29, 2021

You can't neglect your startup's financial health in the crucial early stages.

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7 Credit Card Processing Tools You Should Be Using
By Max Freedman | January 29, 2021

Being able to accept credit and debit cards is a must for businesses today. Here are several services you should consider using.

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10 Ways to Boost Company Morale
By Skye Schooley | January 28, 2021

Learn how to boost employee morale and create a better company culture.

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How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments From Anywhere
By Bennett Conlin | January 28, 2021

Mobile credit card readers help your business accept payments anywhere.

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Seasonal Business Guide to Credit Card Processing
By Kayla Harrison | January 28, 2021

Seasonal businesses often face larger credit card processing fees than year-round ones.

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Telecommuting: Should Your Company Make It Permanent?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 27, 2021

After six months of working from home, many companies are starting to weigh the pros and cons of making remote work permanent.

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Should You Offer Severance Pay?
By Max Freedman | January 27, 2021

Depending on your reason for terminating an employee, you may be inclined to offer them severance pay to help them bridge the financial gap until they can find new employment.

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FTC Telemarketing Laws to Call By
By Mona Bushnell | January 27, 2021

These FTC telemarketing rules are critical for businesses to know before engaging in any type of telemarketing.

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What Are the Requirements of Maternity Leave?
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 27, 2021

Maternity leave is an important policy for attracting and retaining talent. Here's how to create your own policy.

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Improve Your Marketing Automation With These Tips
By Jordan Beier | January 27, 2021

Marketing automation handles time-consuming tasks, allowing business owners to hone their marketing strategy. Discover which tasks you can deploy to an automated marketing solution.

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Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Customer Service to an Offshore Call Center
By Adam Uzialko | January 26, 2021

This guide describes the pros and cons of outsourcing customer service to an offshore call center. Is an offshore call center right for you, or is it a risk you can't afford to take?

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Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Skye Schooley | January 26, 2021

Learn what paycheck records are and how to properly retain them to maintain legal compliance.

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Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | January 25, 2021

If you sell across state lines, you're required to pay sales tax in those states. Here's how to comply with tax obligations as a small online seller.