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Is It Ethical to Start a Business While on Company Time?
By Andrew Martins | July 07, 2020

Like many Americans, you may dream of being your own boss. But if you're working full-time, starting a business could ethically be problematic. Here's what you need to know to do it right.

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Small Business Financing Options That Bypass Traditional Banks
By Sean Peek | July 07, 2020

Looking for funding? Find out how to finance your startup without a traditional bank.

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The Best Shared Calendar Apps for Your Business
By Sean Peek | July 06, 2020

If you need a calendar app for your business, there are five features to look for, and consider one of these eight solutions.

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How to Start a CBD Business
By Sammi Caramela | July 03, 2020

The CBD sector of the cannabis and hemp industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the space. Here's how you could start a CBD business and get involved.

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How to Transfer Photos From an iPhone to Your PC
By Derek Walter | July 02, 2020

Apple? Windows? It doesn't matter. You can transfer your photos and files from your PC to your iPhone, and vice versa. Here's how to do it.

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Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | July 02, 2020

When starting a business, you must answer an important question: How much money do you need? Here's what you need to know about funding your startup.

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10 Apple Watch Bands for Businesses
By Jackie Dove | July 01, 2020

These 10 Apple Watch bands are among the best for business. Find out which one is right for you.

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The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Andrew Martins | June 30, 2020

As the July 15 tax deadline gets closer, it's important that you know how to file your taxes as a sole proprietor.

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How to Do a Competitive Analysis
By Skye Schooley | June 30, 2020

Learn the best way to conduct a competitor analysis, and how it can help you improve your products or services.

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CRM Software Glossary: What Jargon You Need to Know
By Jennifer Post | June 29, 2020

If you're considering CRM software for your business, these key terms are important to know.

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What Is Corporate Social Responsibility?
By Skye Schooley | June 26, 2020

Businesses that practice corporate social responsibility aim to improve communities, the economy or the environment.

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How Profitable Is an ATM Machine?
By Matt D'Angelo | June 25, 2020

Automatic teller machines are seemingly everywhere. Is it profitable to own an ATM machine?

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Setting Clear Expectations for Employees
By Skye Schooley | June 25, 2020

As a manager, you need to let your employees know your expectations of them clearly and simply. Here is how you can set clear expectations for your employees.

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How to Resolve the Office Temperature Debate
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 24, 2020

A common office spat revolves around the ideal setting for the office thermostat. Here's how to resolve the office temperature debate before it becomes a problem for your team.

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What Is B2B?
By Adam Uzialko | June 23, 2020

What is a B2B business? This guide includes all you need to know about a business that primarily provides goods or services to other companies.

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What to Do When Customers Won't Pay Their Bill
By Sammi Caramela | June 23, 2020

Are your customers refusing to pay their outstanding balance? Here's what you can do when a customer won't pay their bill.

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Is Your Website ADA Compliant?
By Sammi Caramela | June 22, 2020

Maintaining an ADA-compliant website helps protect your business against lawsuits and fines in addition to providing needed accommodations for your potential customers.

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How to Start a Food Truck Business
By Sean Peek | June 19, 2020

The food truck business can be rewarding. If you've ever thought about making good meals on the go, this guide on launching a food truck business is for you.

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16 Cool Job Perks That Keep Employees Happy
By Katharine Paljug | June 18, 2020

These are some of the most popular job perks that boost employee morale and reduce turnover in your workforce.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Office's Work Environment
By Max Freedman | June 18, 2020

Maintaining a positive work environment helps boost employee morale, retention and productivity. Here's how to improve your workplace.

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VIENNA Advantage Community
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

Our pick for the best free document management solutions in 2020 is VIENNA Advantage Community. It has a user-friendly interface and highly effective tools.

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Microsoft SharePoint
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

SharePoint, by Microsoft, is a web-based collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. SharePoint is primarily used as an intranet and content management system.

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M-Files
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

M-Files is the best overall document management system because of its ease of use, convenient features and strong customer support.

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Rubex by eFileCabinet
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

Rubex by eFileCabinet is our pick for the best low-cost document management software for small business, because it offers effective features at a highly competitive price point.

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How Businesses Are Collecting Data (And What They're Doing With It)
By Max Freedman | June 17, 2020

Many businesses collect data for multifold purposes. Here's how to know what they're doing with your personal data and whether it is secure.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon
By Sammi Caramela | June 16, 2020

If you're thinking about opening a salon, these 10 tips will be critical in helping you develop an effective, successful business plan.

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What Is a BCG Matrix?
By Marci Martin | June 16, 2020

A BCG matrix helps businesses analyze both the current and future competitive landscape of their industry, and then plan accordingly.

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5 Best Android Accounting Apps
By Lori Fairbanks | June 15, 2020

Small business owners need mobile accounting apps that make it easy to monitor business activity when they’re away from the office. Here are the five best accounting apps for Android phones.

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Workplace Harassment: How to Recognize and Report It
By Skye Schooley | June 15, 2020

Workplace harassment takes many forms. Here's how to identify some of the most common forms of harassment, as well as what you should do when you see it happening.

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Cybersecurity Tips for Working From Home
By Andrew Martins | June 12, 2020

More Americans are working from home and contributing remotely to their company. But how secure is their technology?