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All of the topics that will give you the edge when it comes to scaling your business and taking it to the next level.

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Facebook for Business: Everything You Need to Know
By Max Freedman | October 14, 2020

Creating a Facebook for Business page is important for every small business. Here's how to optimize your Facebook for Business profile.

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What Is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
By Skye Schooley | October 14, 2020

Learn about the pros and cons of HSAs to determine if you should include one in your employee benefits package.

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18 Ways to Secure Your Devices From Hackers
By Max Freedman | October 13, 2020

Cybersecurity is critical for businesses of all sizes. These 18 tips can help you secure your computers and mobile devices from malicious actors.

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What Is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2020

Learn how healthcare FSAs work and their advantages and disadvantages.

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Laptop Buying Guide for Small Business
By Mona Bushnell | October 13, 2020

When searching for a laptop computer for your business, you need to consider your budget, your preferred operating system, the design, and technical components like CPUs and battery life.

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Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
By Andrew Martins | October 13, 2020

Learn what overtime is and how you should dole it out to your employees.

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How to Develop Successful Email Drip Campaigns
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 12, 2020

Email drip campaigns are an easy way to connect with customers and grow your email list.

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How to Write a Candidate Rejection Letter
By Patrick Proctor | October 09, 2020

Although you aren't legally required to send applicant rejection letters, doing so can leave candidates you don't hire with a better impression of your organization.

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Customer Service Solutions for Small Businesses
By Sara Angeles | October 08, 2020

Customer service programs help you better serve consumers. Check out eight effective solutions.

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Understanding What an Independent Contractor Is
By Patrick Proctor | October 08, 2020

Before deciding whether to hire a full-time employee or use independent contractors, you need to have a clear understanding of the differences.

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How to Welcome a New Employee
By Patrick Proctor | October 08, 2020

Learn how to develop a welcome plan that will get new employees started off on the right foot.

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Choosing the Right Email Marketing Service for Your Business
By Simone Johnson | October 07, 2020

Here is a guide to choosing the right email marketing software for your business needs. We explain key features, pricing and benefits.

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How to Rescind a Job Offer
By Patrick Proctor | October 07, 2020

While never an easy process, there are certain protocols to follow when taking back a job offer from a prospective new hire.

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How to Build Business Credit
By Matt D'Angelo | October 06, 2020

If your business is new and doesn't have a credit history, use these eight tips to start building your business credit score.

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15 LinkedIn Marketing Hacks to Grow Your Business
By Simone Johnson | October 06, 2020

LinkedIn is a great place for networking and growing your business. These marketing tips will help you make better use of the social media platform.

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What Is the Difference Between an FSA, HRA and HSA?
By Skye Schooley | October 05, 2020

Learn the differences between FSAs, HRAs and HSAs to determine which is best for your business.

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How to Determine Employee Salary Ranges
By Skye Schooley | October 02, 2020

Learn how to determine the best salary ranges to offer your new employees.

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Social Media for Business: A Marketer's Guide
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 02, 2020

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

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Differences Between a Furlough and a Layoff
By Skye Schooley | October 02, 2020

Learn what furloughs and layoffs are to determine which one is best for your business.

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The Costs of Employee Relocation
By Andrew Martins | October 01, 2020

Moving to another location for work can be costly, but employers can help ease that burden with a relocation plan.

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How to Reach Your Target Customer
By Katharine Paljug | September 30, 2020

Struggling to pinpoint your audience? Here are several ways to find your target consumers.

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How to Conduct a Background Check on New Employees
By Patrick Proctor | September 30, 2020

Conducted correctly, background checks are a valuable component of the hiring process.

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What Are Withholding Allowances?
By Max Freedman | September 29, 2020

When paying employees, employers must take into account withholding allowances to know how much to deduct for income taxes.

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Is It Time to Issue a Written Warning Letter?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 29, 2020

Written warnings are necessary to protect both your business and your employees.

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Guide to Developing a Training Program for New Employees
By Adam Uzialko | September 28, 2020

Training new employees properly is essential to starting them off on the right foot. Here's what should go into your new hire training plan.

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New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 25, 2020

New-hire surveys help to ensure that employees get off on the right foot and that future new hires have similarly positive experiences.

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Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 24, 2020

At-will employment is a common arrangement that has pros and cons for employers and employees.

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Sick Leave Laws Your Business Should Know
By Max Freedman | September 24, 2020

Depending on where your business is located, you may be required to provide employees with paid time off for when they – or, in some cases, close family members – are sick.

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Should You Outsource HR?
By Max Freedman | September 23, 2020

Should you outsource HR or keep it inside your business? This guide explains the pros and cons of HR outsourcing to help you decide.

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10 Employee Recruitment Strategies for Success
By Adam Uzialko | September 23, 2020

If you want your company to succeed, you'll need to hire talented employees. Here's how to recruit top talent for your business.