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6 Ways to Create an Effective Sales Forecast
By Max Freedman | February 01, 2021

In order to be prepared for your company's future, you need to be able to properly forecast what your sales are going to be.

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Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | January 29, 2021

You can't neglect your startup's financial health in the crucial early stages.

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7 Credit Card Processing Tools You Should Be Using
By Max Freedman | January 29, 2021

Being able to accept credit and debit cards is a must for businesses today. Here are several services you should consider using.

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10 Ways to Boost Company Morale
By Skye Schooley | January 28, 2021

Learn how to boost employee morale and create a better company culture.

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How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments From Anywhere
By Bennett Conlin | January 28, 2021

Mobile credit card readers help your business accept payments anywhere.

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Seasonal Business Guide to Credit Card Processing
By Kayla Harrison | January 28, 2021

Seasonal businesses often face larger credit card processing fees than year-round ones.

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Telecommuting: Should Your Company Make It Permanent?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 27, 2021

After six months of working from home, many companies are starting to weigh the pros and cons of making remote work permanent.

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Should You Offer Severance Pay?
By Max Freedman | January 27, 2021

Depending on your reason for terminating an employee, you may be inclined to offer them severance pay to help them bridge the financial gap until they can find new employment.

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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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Stripe
By Lori Fairbanks | January 22, 2021

Stripe is the best online credit card processor because it's easy to use and has transparent pricing, extra features, and custom options.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing
By Lori Fairbanks | January 22, 2021

PayPal is our pick as the best credit card processor for freelancers and solopreneurs because of its budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go terms no matter how you accept payments: in person, online or over...

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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 Yara Simón | 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?