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iOS vs. Android: Which Is Better for Business?
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

Choosing iOS or Android to power your business's smartphones comes down to preference. Learn how app selection, hardware, user interface and more compare.

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Machine Learning or Automation: What’s the Difference?
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

Machine learning and automation can both make work easier, but they aren't the same thing. Learn the differences and how they both work.

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Supply Chain Cyberattacks on the Rise: What Your SMB Needs to Know
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

This guide defines supply chain cyberattacks and describes how small businesses can defend themselves against this growing cybersecurity risk.

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How Businesses Can Defend Against Business Email Compromise Scams
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

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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Why SMBs Should Use Password Managers to Increase Security
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

Reused and insecure passwords threaten your company's and clients' data. Learn how password managers can limit cyberthreats and keep your data safe.

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The Bumble Bizz App Can Help Businesses Network
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

Bumble Bizz is an offshoot of the Bumble dating app that fosters professional connections. See if it can help your small business.

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Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise: Is Your Business Protected?
By Jeremy Bender | August 12, 2022

Ransomware attacks have become more frequent and costly since 2019. Is your business protected with proper cybersecurity best practices?

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6 USPS Promotions to Take Advantage of in 2022
By Isaiah Atkins | August 12, 2022

Small business owners still use direct mail marketing to reach customers. Take advantage of USPS promotions to save money on direct mail.

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The Costs of Employee Relocation
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | August 12, 2022

Find out the advantages, drawbacks and costs of offering employees relocation packages and what to include in your plan.

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The Return of CDOs: Is Another Economic Crisis on the Horizon?
By Adam Uzialko | August 11, 2022

CDOs caused the 2008 financial crisis, and similar asset categories are on the rise. Could they really cause another recession? Here's what to consider.

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Bad Customer Service? Most Consumers Will Dump Your Brand
By Adam Uzialko | August 11, 2022

One of the biggest and easiest ways of winning lifelong customer loyalty is providing stellar customer service. Learn what works and what doesn't here.

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What Is an Independent Contractor?
By Patrick Proctor | August 11, 2022

Independent contractors differ from full- and part-time employees in important ways. Learn how to determine whether to hire an independent contractor.

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What Are Intangible Assets?
By Simone Johnson | August 11, 2022

This guide defines intangible assets and explains why they're important to a small business.

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Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
By Andrew Martins | August 10, 2022

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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How SMBs Can Use Consumer Price Index Data
By Schuyler Durham | August 10, 2022

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the impact of inflation on average people around the U.S. See the latest data and how it affects small businesses.

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Differences Between a Furlough and a Layoff
By Skye Schooley | August 09, 2022

Your business might require a staff reduction. Here's how to determine whether that should be a furlough or a layoff and how both options work.

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Key Fobs 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 05, 2022

Key fobs offer a simple way for small businesses to manage entry into their facilities. Here's what you need to know about them.

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Location-Based Services: Definition and Examples
By Max Freedman | August 05, 2022

Learn how businesses are using location-based data via GPS, Wi-Fi, QR codes and RFID to gather user data, boost engagement, and save time and money.

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Section 179 Deduction: Rules and Limits
By Dock David Treece | August 05, 2022

This tax rule allows businesses to get the entire depreciation deduction in a single year.

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Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: What Are They, and How Are They Different?
By Ethan Spielman | August 05, 2022

Direct costs and indirect costs both influence how small businesses should price their products. Here's what you need to know about each type of expense.

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New York Times Hack: A Wake-Up Call for Small Business?
By Sara Angeles | August 05, 2022
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Is Subconscious Bias Affecting Your Hiring Decisions?
By Chad Brooks | August 05, 2022

Hidden biases often emerge in the hiring process. Learn what hiring bias looks like and how you can avoid it.

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How to Design an IVR Phone System That Doesn’t Annoy Your Customers
By Chad Brooks | August 05, 2022

There are three main categories businesses should focus on when designing an IVR system: menu options, language and navigation.

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Marketing to Millennials: How to Capture Gen Y Consumers
By Mark Fairlie | August 05, 2022

Follow these successful marketing techniques and strategies to engage with and sell to Generation Y, also known as millennials.

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Crazy Tax Deductions Allowed by the IRS
By Matt D’Angelo | August 05, 2022

These tax deductions might seem made up, but the IRS allows them. Do you qualify for any of these strange deductions?

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5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
By Nicole Fallon | August 05, 2022

Businesses will need to start preparing for tax season in just a few short months. Here are the major issues every small business owner should be watching.

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What is Consumerization of IT?
By Adam Uzialko | August 05, 2022

Consumerization of IT refers to the increased use of employee-owned tech devices and consumer-driven online services in the workplace.

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Smartphone Addiction Is Real … and Rampant
By Ned Smith | August 05, 2022
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How Social Media Is Changing Business
By Adam Uzialko | August 05, 2022

CEO of SaleSpider on the difference between social media and social networks

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How to Create a Great Employee Referral Program
By Saige Driver | August 05, 2022

Leverage your existing staff's connections to find the perfect candidate. Here's how to create a great employee referral program at your company.