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11 Small Business Tech Trends of 2024
By Neil Cumins | January 04, 2024

Learn how top technology trends may affect your business in 2024.

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Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Skye Schooley | January 04, 2024

This guide explains what paycheck records are and the requirements business owners face when it comes to maintaining archives.

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The Future of Retail: Trends for 2024
By Andrew Martins | January 03, 2024

Learn about the major retail trends that are expected to affect the retail industry this year.

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What Is Evergreen Content?
By Yara Simón | January 03, 2024

Unlock the potential of evergreen content for long-term engagement and SEO benefits. Learn how to create, refresh and leverage evergreen content.

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9 Best Mind-Mapping Apps for Small Business
By Jackie Dove | January 03, 2024

Also known as brainstorming tools, mind-mapping apps can help you generate, execute and share creative ideas.

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The 10 Best (and Worst) States for Small Business Taxes
By Natalie Hamingson | January 03, 2024

Find out which states are best or worst for small business taxes. Our guide includes information on property, individual, sales and corporate taxes.

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6 Performance Review Tips For Writing A Better Self Evaluation
By Sean Peek | January 03, 2024

Performance reviews explain what is and isn't working and keep employees and staff on the same page. Learn how to conduct an effective performance review.

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10 Ways to Handle Difficult Customers
By Skye Schooley | January 03, 2024

Follow these best practices for responding to difficult customers and improving customer satisfaction.

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How to Interpret and Learn From POS Sales Reports
By Adam Uzialko | January 03, 2024

POS systems come with various sales reports that provide a wealth of statistics for your business. Learn about POS sales reports and how to interpret them.

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Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
By Mona Bushnell | January 03, 2024

Need help with your New Year’s Resolutions? Try one of these popular apps.

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Payment Fraud Impacts 293 Million People – Is Your SMB Safe?
By Alex Halperin | December 21, 2023

This guide describes how payment fraud is becoming more common and how small businesses can protect themselves and their customers.

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How Businesses Can Defend Against Business Email Compromise Scams
By Jeremy Bender | December 21, 2023

Find out exactly what business email compromise scams are, how to prevent them and what to do if you're targeted.

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DIY PR: 11 Public Relations Solutions for Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2023

Good public relations can complement your business's marketing and advertising efforts. Learn how to do your own PR.

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What Is a Virtual Phone Line?
By Jeff Hale | December 20, 2023

Learn what a virtual phone line is and how small businesses can use them as their business phone system.

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What’s the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2023

Accountants and bookkeepers are both financial professionals but perform different tasks. This article explains the differences and when to hire each one.

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Sales Persistence Pays Off
By Adam Uzialko | December 20, 2023

Many salespeople give up too quickly, but long-term sales persistence pays huge dividends. Get tips on sales persistence and resources for improving sales.

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9 Cool 3D Printing Jobs
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | December 20, 2023

Knowing your way around a 3D printer could help you find a job. See career opportunities, salary information and the pros and cons.

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What Is an LMS (Learning Management System)?
By Adam Uzialko | December 20, 2023

Many organizations use a learning management system to give employees opportunities for expanding their professional development.

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11 Debt Collection Strategies to Implement
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2023

This guide offers tips for small businesses trying to collect debts.

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How To Create A Paid Time-Off Policy That Reduces Employee Absences
By Jennifer Post | December 20, 2023

Employee absences can affect a company’s bottom line. Learn how to manage PTO issues with tracking tools and a smart time-off policy.

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Cloud Computing: A Small Business Guide
By Nadia Reckmann | December 20, 2023

Cloud computing is becoming a viable web hosting and data storage option for businesses of all sizes. Here's how cloud computing works.

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Privacy on Social Media Guards Against Identity Theft
By Adam Uzialko | December 20, 2023

Social media identity theft is growing. Learn to safeguard your personal information and reduce your risks by securing your accounts and staying private.

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How to Handle Social Media Harassment
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2023

Social media harassment can be stressful. If your business is the target of social media harassment, this article can help you put this chapter behind you.

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Features and Tools in Project Management Systems
By Simone Johnson | December 20, 2023

Discover how project management software works and which of its tools and features could be best for your business.

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How to Find the Right Softphone App for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 20, 2023

Your business may benefit from a softphone app for an easy, cost-effective way to make and receive phone calls. Learn the pros and cons of softphone apps.

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | December 20, 2023

Payroll processing is the procedure for paying your employees. Learn the eight steps involved and other essential payroll processing information.

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Poor Access Management Can Lead to Data Breaches
By Jeremy Bender | December 20, 2023

Insufficient access management invites data breaches and cyberattacks. Learn how to strengthen access management policies to protect your business.

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How to Set Up and Use X11 Forwarding on Linux and Mac
By Adam Uzialko | December 20, 2023

X11 forwarding is useful when you need a GUI for system and configuration tools with no CLI interface. Learn to set up and use it on Linux and Mac.

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How California’s Consumer Privacy Act Affects Your Business
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2023

Your business may need to comply with California’s data protection laws even if you’re not based in California. Here’s what to know.

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How (and Why) to Become Fair Trade Certified
By Ross Mudrick | December 20, 2023

By passing third-party auditors' evaluations, your business can access the marketing and sustainability benefits of the Fair Trade label.