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Grasshopper
By Chad Brooks | April 08, 2021

Grasshopper is our favorite virtual business phone service for a mobile workforce because of its ease of use and flexibility.

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Hubstaff
By Skye Schooley | April 08, 2021

Hubstaff is an employee monitoring software solution focused on time-tracking and productivity monitoring. Its tools help keep employees on task and allow managers to better prioritize the most...

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Flagship Merchant Services
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 08, 2021

Flagship Merchant Services is our pick for the credit card processor with the best flexible terms, because it offers customers month-to-month service with no early termination fee.

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How to Close the Deal: 10 Sales Strategies
By Yara Simón | April 07, 2021

Salespeople spend a lot of time trying to close the deal. Here are a few strategies that can make you more successful.

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What Is EBITDA?
By Simone Johnson | April 05, 2021

EBITDA is a way to measure a company's financial health. Here's how you can use this analysis tool.

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11 Credit and Debt Collection Strategies to Implement
By Max Freedman | April 05, 2021

Debt collection is sometimes necessary for businesses to collect the money they are owed. These tips can improve debt collection for small businesses.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Sending Someone to Collections
By Max Freedman | March 31, 2021

Sending a late account to collections is a big decision. Should you refer a client to collections, or should you handle it yourself?

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Paychex
By Laura Handrick | March 31, 2021

Paychex is an especially good payroll service for large businesses. It serves businesses with up to 1,000 employees, handles all payroll and payroll tax responsibilities, is available in multiple...

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Intuit QuickBooks Payroll
By Chad Brooks | March 31, 2021

QuickBooks Payroll is our favorite payroll service for small businesses. Its three pricing plans allow your service package to grow along with your business.

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ADP
By Laura Handrick | March 31, 2021

ADP offers payroll services for businesses of all sizes. While the size of your business will determine the platform you use, each offers the same core payroll services, including the ability to run...

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OnPay
By Chad Brooks | March 31, 2021

We recommend OnPay as the best payroll service for very small businesses. The service handles all payroll tax responsibilities, plus it offers employers unlimited pay runs and multiple ways to pay...

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Gusto Payroll Software
By Chad Brooks | March 31, 2021

Gusto's month-to-month pricing plans and comprehensive features earn it our best pick for sole proprietors and S-corps that use contractors or freelancers.

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How to Use a CRM for Lead Management
By Max Freedman | March 31, 2021

CRM software helps streamline your lead management process and ensure valuable prospects don't fall through the cracks.

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How to Create a CRM Dashboard (Examples)
By Max Freedman | March 31, 2021

A CRM dashboard gives your employees a snapshot of the metrics that matter most.

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How a Mobile CRM Benefits Your Business
By Max Freedman | March 30, 2021

Having a CRM system that has the same functionality on mobile devices as it does on a computer offers significant benefits for your business and employees.

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How to Master Cold Calling (Scripts Included)
By Yara Simón | March 29, 2021

Cold calling is a way to reach new customers that has many benefits as well as challenges.

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Best Live Chat Apps
By Jennifer Post | March 26, 2021

This guide explains how live chat apps work and their customer service benefits for small business, and provides tips on how to choose a live chat app for your business.

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What Is Bookkeeping?
By Cynthia Uzialko | March 25, 2021

To understand the financial health of your business, you need to have precise bookkeeping.

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How to Calculate a Sales Percentage
By Max Freedman | March 25, 2021

The are several different sales percentages your business may need to calculate. Knowing the formula for those equations is key.

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How to Collect on a Judgment
By Max Freedman | March 24, 2021

When suing a debtor, having a judgment in your favor is only part of the battle. There are several steps you may have to take to recoup what you are owed.

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How to Develop a Credit Policy
By Max Freedman | March 24, 2021

A credit policy can help protect you against clients who don't pay what they owe and boost your cash flow.

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What Is Skip Tracing in Debt Collection?
By Max Freedman | March 24, 2021

Skip tracing is a critical step when trying to collect debt from someone who is difficult to find.

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Xero
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 23, 2021

As your business grows, it's important to have accounting software that supports and adapts to those changes. Xero's prices and plans accommodate a company's progression, which is important for small...

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Wave Financial
By Simone R. Johnson | March 23, 2021

Wave is free, cloud-based accounting software that is viable for freelancers and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

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Debt Collection Laws and How They Apply to Businesses That Owe Money
By Max Freedman | March 23, 2021

There are laws and ethical guidelines creditors must follow when trying to collect an unpaid debt from businesses. Learn how to respond to a commercial collections agency.

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Should You Hire a Debt Collection Attorney for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | March 22, 2021

Depending on your needs, you may be best served by hiring a debt collection attorney to recover outstanding debts.

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8 Best Project Management Apps
By Julie Thompson | March 22, 2021

This guide includes eight of the most popular project management apps for small business.

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Best Apps for Scheduling Appointments
By Marisa Sanfilippo | March 19, 2021

These applications are the best for scheduling appointments, which can save you and your business time, money, and irritation.

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Sales Training Programs for Your Team
By Marisa Sanfilippo | March 19, 2021

Your sales team can benefit from these four training programs, which are designed to help them close more deals and improve customer satisfaction.

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How to Develop Event Marketing Plans for Live and Virtual Events
By Jennifer Post | March 18, 2021

While live and virtual events have similar objectives, the marketing planning and budgeting for both types of events differs.