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How Do Acquisition Loans Work?
By Dock David Treece | February 08, 2024

Businesses use acquisition loans to acquire other businesses or strategic assets, such as equipment. Learn how they can help your company.

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Which Cloud-Based Business Phone System Is Right For Your Business?
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 30, 2024

There are lots of options for cloud-based phone systems, but how do you find the right one? Our buyer's guide has all the information you need.

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Should Your Business Switch to Cloud PBX?
By Simone Johnson | January 30, 2024

In a cloud PBX system, all software and data are stored in the cloud. No equipment is needed. Learn if this phone system type is right for your business.

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Guide to Building a Sales Funnel
By David Gargaro | January 30, 2024

A sales funnel is a marketing term for the customer journey as they move toward purchasing. Learn about the sales funnel stages and how to build one.

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How CRM Works in the Sales Funnel
By David Gargaro | January 30, 2024

CRM funnels are similar to sales funnels. Learn how to create a CRM funnel that works with CRM software to automatically track, engage and nurture leads.

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10 Essential Tips for Effective Inventory Management
By Sammi Caramela | January 30, 2024

Inventory management is critical for keeping sufficient stock and ensuring positive cash flow. Learn tips and tools for effective inventory management.

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How to Terminate an Employee Remotely
By Jane Genova | January 30, 2024

Terminating a remote employee involves preparation, the actual termination and a post-firing follow-up. Learn what's involved in firing a remote employee.

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What Are Payroll Taxes?
By Sean Peek | January 30, 2024

Employers must withhold federal income tax, plus any state or local taxes. Here’s what every small business owner should know.

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How to Use National Days Properly for Advertising
By Natalie Hamingson | January 30, 2024

National Days provide unique opportunities for businesses to embark on advertising campaigns. Learn about 50 days you can use in national advertising.

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4 Ways to Improve Communication With Customers
By Adam Uzialko | January 30, 2024

This article explains the importance of communicating well with your customers, as well as offers tips for how to improve your customer engagement.

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What Is SQL?
By Chad Brooks | January 30, 2024

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language used to communicate with and manipulate databases. Learn its history and when to use it.

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Cashless Society Pros and Cons: Are Digital Payments Really Killing Cash?
By Mona Bushnell | January 30, 2024

Cashless transactions are growing worldwide with a wide range of payment options. Learn the pros and cons of cashless payments and what they mean for SMBs.

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How to Use an iPad for Business
By Matt D’Angelo | January 30, 2024

When combined with a keyboard or a stylus, your iPad goes from a nice tablet to a powerful tool for business. Tablets are portable, affordable and easy to use.

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How GDPR Is Impacting Business and What to Expect in 2024
By Adam Uzialko | January 30, 2024

The GDPR went into effect in 2018. Here’s how it is impacting businesses now and what you should know to keep your company in compliance.

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Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | January 30, 2024

Freelancers are responsible for figuring out their own tax obligations and when to pay. Learn how to pay taxes as a freelancer.

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How to Create a Content Calendar
By Yara Simón | January 29, 2024

A content calendar can help you streamline content across all channels. Learn how to create an effective content calendar to stay organized and consistent.

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How to Set up a Conference Call on an iPhone
By Jennifer Dublino | January 29, 2024

You can include up to five people in iPhone conference calls. To conference with more people and for special features, look into business phone systems.

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The Benefits of Medical Speech-to-Text
By Max Freedman | January 26, 2024

Medical speech-to-text allows you to dictate your medical notes instead of typing them.

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5 Reasons You Need a Mobile POS System for Your Restaurant
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 26, 2024

Mobile POS systems can improve restaurant payments, turning devices into mobile registers. They can also generate reports and help with inventory management.

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Making the Most of Yelp: A Small Business Guide
By Mark Fairlie | January 26, 2024

In this guide learn what Yelp is, how to make the most out of business listings and how best to handle bad customer reviews.

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Medical Records Retention and HIPAA
By Max Freedman | January 26, 2024

Specific rules and laws govern the storage and maintenance of medical records. Learn best practices for HIPAA compliance when dealing with medical records.

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Mental Health Billing vs. Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | January 25, 2024

Mental health billing differs from medical billing due to variables in mental healthcare not present in primary or specialty care. Learn what's involved.

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What is a Tax Audit? What Do You Do If You Get Audited?
By Simone Johnson | January 24, 2024

A tax audit is a review of your reported data to ensure it is correct. Here is how a small business can avoid one and how to handle it when the IRS calls.

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Exempt vs. Nonexempt: What Is the Difference?
By Skye Schooley | January 24, 2024

Employers must designate employees as exempt or nonexempt. Learn the differences between exempt and nonexempt workers and how to classify them correctly.

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Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
By Andrew Martins | January 24, 2024

If your employees are regularly working past their 40 hours a week, you are liable to pay them overtime. Find out what that means for your business.

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Gross Pay vs. Net Pay
By Julie Thompson | January 24, 2024

Gross pay is what employees earn before taxes, benefits and payroll deductions are withheld. The remaining amount is net pay. Learn how to calculate each.

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How to Calculate Gross Wages
By Sally Herigstad | January 24, 2024

Calculating gross wages is the first step to compensating employees properly and keeping accurate payroll records. Learn about the process with this guide.

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Salary vs. Hourly: What’s Better for Your Business?
By Ada Rannels | January 24, 2024

Learn the differences between hourly and salaried employees – and how to determine which compensation model is right for your business.

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The Smells That Make Shoppers Spend More
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 24, 2024

Simple scents work best at getting customers to buy. Here’s how smells can make people want to spend money.

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How Do PEO and Payroll Services Differ?
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2024

Choosing which service is right for your business depends on several factors, including the size of your company. See our guide.