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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.

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Can Salesforce Stay on Top of CRM Providers in 2021?
By Mona Bushnell | January 25, 2021

Salesforce is a dominant force in the CRM world. However, there are alternatives to consider.

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Cyberattacks on Remote Workers on the Rise: How to Defend Your Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 25, 2021

Small businesses are a prime target for hackers, particularly with many employees now working from home.

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What Is Customer Segmentation?
By Jordan Beier | January 22, 2021

Improve the efficiency and focus of every department in your business with customer segmentation.

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Adopting a CRM? How to Get Buy-in From Your Sales Department
By Mona Bushnell | January 22, 2021

A CRM is a great tool for marketing and sales teams, but only if you can get your sales department's buy-in.

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6 Examples of Diverse and Inclusive Companies
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 21, 2021

Learn from these six companies to build your own diversity-and-inclusion policy.

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Contract Workers vs. Employees: What Your Business Needs to Know
By Jennifer Post | January 21, 2021

Learn the key differences between contractors and employees so you can hire the right type of workers for your business.

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How to Create a Lead Capture Form
By Max Freedman | January 20, 2021

This guide explains the benefits of a lead capture form and how to build one for your landing pages.

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5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | January 20, 2021

Are you paying too much for credit card processing? Here are five things you can do to lower your rates.

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8 Big Data Solutions for Small Businesses
By Pamela Oldham | January 20, 2021

This guide includes basic information about big data and a list of eight big data solutions for small businesses.

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How to Create a Quote
By Max Freedman | January 19, 2021

A potential customer or client may request a price quote from you. Here's how to provide a professional estimate.

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How to Develop a Sales Script
By Business News Daily | January 18, 2021

A sales script is a set of guidelines that can help you keep your message consistent across your company and improve your sales techniques.

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What to Look for in Your Credit Card Processing Service Agreement
By Chad Brooks | January 18, 2021

Reading the fine print is critical when choosing a credit card processing service.

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Opening a Business Account When You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

If you have bad credit, you can still open a business checking account. Here's how.

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Is On-Demand Payment the New Payroll?
By Chad Brooks | January 15, 2021

Several payroll services allow employees to be paid on demand rather than wait every two weeks. Is on-demand payroll right for your small business?

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11 Benefits of CRM Systems
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 15, 2021

CRM software can provide a wealth of benefits for your small business, from customer retention to increased productivity.

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How CRMs Streamline Email Marketing
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 15, 2021

Using CRM and email marketing tools together can help you create targeted, personalized campaigns.

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14 Collaboration Tools for Small Business
By Andreas Rivera | January 14, 2021

With the workplace now stretching out from offices and onto kitchen tables, digital collaboration tools are more important than ever.

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What You Need to Know About Predictive Scheduling and the Law
By Adam Uzialko | January 14, 2021

Predictive scheduling offers hourly workers more predictability in their work schedules.

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CRM vs. Marketing Automation: What's the Difference?
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 13, 2021

While CRM and marketing automation seem similar, there are key differences between the two types of software.

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Apple's Credit Card: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Stella Morrison | January 13, 2021

Though the Apple Card is for consumers, small business owners can take advantage of some of its perks.

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How to Find the Right SBA Loan for Your Small Business
By Marci Martin | January 13, 2021

When your small business needs capital and you don't qualify for a conventional business loan, SBA loans are an appealing option.

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5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan
By Saige Driver | January 13, 2021

Business loan terms are often negotiable, giving borrowers a chance to secure more favorable rates and better terms.

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Do You Need a Small Business Credit Card?
By Bennett Conlin | January 12, 2021

Small business credit cards can help with short-term debts.

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The Benefits of Benchmarking in Business Operations
By Nicole Fallon | January 12, 2021

Benchmarking your business operations with defined metrics can help track progress and reach goals faster. Here are the benefits of benchmarking.