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Your Guide to Getting a Business License
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2020

Learn what types of business licenses your small business needs and how to acquire them.

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Tips on Choosing The Right Location for Your Business
By Matt D'Angelo | August 10, 2020

It's one of the most important decisions you will make, which is why you must do your homework and answer all of the relevant questions.

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategies for Startups
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 07, 2020

The best way to build a diverse and inclusive business is to do it from the beginning.

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How to Register and Trademark a Brand Name
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 07, 2020

If you want to protect your business's intellectual property, the first step is to register and trademark your brand name. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to register a trademark with the USPTO.

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What Small Business Tips Can You Learn From Animal Crossing?
By Andrew Martins | August 06, 2020

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is immensely popular. Part of its appeal is that it's more than just a fun way to relax. Find out what it can teach you about running a small business.

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Business Partnership Agreement Writing Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 06, 2020

Every business partnership needs a business partnership agreement. This guide will help you write a business partnership agreement that doesn't leave anything out.

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How to Choose a Company Name
By Jennifer Post | August 06, 2020

The name of your company defines your brand. Here's how to make a choice that works for your business.

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What Are Intangible Assets?
By Simone Johnson | August 05, 2020

Not all company assets are physical items like property or equipment. Learn what intangible assets are, how to acquire them and how to account for them on your balance sheet.

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How to Terminate an Employee Remotely
By Jane Genova | August 05, 2020

Firing an employee is never easy; however, added complications are involved when doing so remotely.

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What Is a Tax Audit? What Do You Do If You Get Audited?
By Simone Johnson | August 04, 2020

Understanding what a tax audit is can make them less scary. Here's what you should know if you receive an audit notice from the IRS.

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How to Know if You Really Classify as a Small Business
By Sean Peek | August 04, 2020

Knowing whether your business is considered small by the Small Business Administration is important, because the official classification has a number of benefits.

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How to Conduct a Market Analysis for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 03, 2020

A market analysis can help you identify how to better position your business to be competitive and serve your customers.

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12 Best Photo Editing Apps for Business
By Sammi Caramela | July 31, 2020

Your business has a lot to gain by making sure your social media photos look the best they can.

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What Is a Lien?
By Simone Johnson | July 31, 2020

If you take out a small business loan and the lender requires collateral, they may place a lien on your assets. Here's what you should know about liens.

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25 Business Ideas With (Almost) No Startup Costs
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2020

Dreaming of starting your own business but low on capital? Here are 25 low-cost options to consider.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | July 29, 2020

Need funds for your business? Here's what you should know about crowdfunding.

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Customer Service 101: Phone Etiquette for Small Businesses
By Sammi Caramela | July 29, 2020

Phone etiquette is essential to maintaining customer satisfaction and representing your brand professionally. Here's what small business owners should know about managing the phone lines.

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Remote PC Access Software: Our Top Picks for Small Businesses
By Skye Schooley | July 28, 2020

Considering remote PC access software to manage your workers' devices? Here are our top picks for small businesses.

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10 Simple Ways to Cut Business Expenses
By Matt D'Angelo | July 28, 2020

Cutting business expenses is a great way to improve the bottom line without bringing in more revenue. Where can your business quickly trim the fat?

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How to Define Accounting for Business
By Matt D'Angelo | July 27, 2020

What is accounting? Understanding the definition of accounting and the key concepts behind it can help you manage your small business's financials.

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'Doing Business As': How to Register a DBA Name
By Simone Johnson | July 27, 2020

Deciding on your business's name? Learn how to file a DBA name.

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3 Secrets of Successful Facebook Ads
By Business News Daily Editor | July 24, 2020

Paid Facebook ads have proven to be quite effective for businesses, but there have been a lot of changes in recent years. Here's how to make your next campaign succeed.

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Tips Black Women Business Owners Have for Black Female Entrepreneurs
By Simone Johnson | July 24, 2020

Black female entrepreneurs are leading the way in starting businesses, and the right advice and resources are key to their continued success.

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Cash Flow Management: Techniques and Tools
By Matt D'Angelo | July 24, 2020

Cash flow management is an essential skill that all business owners should possess. These techniques and tools make it easier to manage cash flow.

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6 Smart Ways to Share Files Securely
By Sean Peek | July 23, 2020

Sharing files is common for small businesses, but it's important to do so securely to protect sensitive data.

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Your Small Business Guide to LLC Operating Agreements
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what an LLC operating agreement is and how to create one for your business.

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Want to Boost Employee Productivity? Offer an Incentive
By Max Freedman | July 22, 2020

Offering employees a little incentive can go a long way in boosting productivity. This guide will give you ideas for workplace motivation that can have a material impact on overall productivity.

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Is a VoIP or Landline System Better for Your Business?
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 21, 2020

In the battle of VoIP vs. landline phone systems for your business, which one wins?

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Should You Set Up Your Business as an LLC or S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | July 21, 2020

Choosing the right business type is important to the success of your business. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or S corporation.

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Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2020

If you want to incorporate your business, you need to secure articles of incorporation. This guide introduces you to the concept and explains how to obtain articles of incorporation for your business.