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5 Steps for Writing an Executive Summary
By Skye Schooley | September 15, 2020

Learn what to include in your executive summary and how to go about writing one.

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32 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask
By Max Freedman | September 14, 2020

Asking the right questions during a reference check can help ensure you are making the best hire possible.

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How to Create a Consultant Contract
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 14, 2020

A consulting contract outlines the terms of a relationship between a consultant and a client. Here's what yours should include.

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Choosing a Payroll Service: A Buying Guide for Businesses.
By Chad Brooks | September 11, 2020

Find out what qualities and costs you should look for when choosing a payroll service for your business.

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Employee Handbooks for Startups
By Max Freedman | September 11, 2020

An employee handbook is a key resource that all of your staff should receive when they are hired.

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Commercial Real Estate Loan Guide
By Dock David Treece | September 11, 2020

Learn how to qualify for a commercial real estate loan.

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PTO Policies: Which Is Best for Your Business?
By Ada Rannels | September 11, 2020

When you develop a PTO policy, there are various factors to consider, including the type of policy and how much time off you want to provide your employees.

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Pros and Cons of Forming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2020

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a corporation to decide if incorporating is right for you.

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The Best Multifunction Printers and Copiers of 2020
By Andrew Martins | September 10, 2020

Businesses small and large need a copier, but which one is right for you and also affordable? Here's what to consider when purchasing a copier and some models that may fit your needs and budget.

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Franchise Agreement Best Practices
By Max Freedman | September 10, 2020

Before you sign a franchise agreement, you should have a clear understanding of what it is and what it obligates you and the franchisor to.

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How to Create an Employee Application, and Which Forms You Need to Have
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 09, 2020

Here's what you need to do to begin hiring, and which forms you'll need.

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Entrepreneurs Define the Meaning of Business Success
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 09, 2020

Here's what success looks like according to other business owners.

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What Is an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | September 08, 2020

S corporations are a popular business type. Here's what you should know if you want your business to be one.

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36 Small Business Deductions, From A to Z
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 08, 2020

Is your small business taking advantage of every tax deduction it qualifies for? Here are 36 deductions that may help your business save money on taxes.

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Don't Become the Next Victim of a COVID-19 Scam
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 08, 2020

Fraudsters are using the coronavirus relief efforts to target small businesses. Learn about the new schemes you need to watch out for.

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How to Avoid Becoming a Micromanager
By Max Freedman | September 04, 2020

While appropriate in limited cases, micromanagement tends to hurt employee morale and lower job satisfaction.

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Types of Organizational Structures to Consider for Your Business
By Max Freedman | September 04, 2020

An organizational structure helps you determine your company's leadership hierarchy and flow of information.

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What's the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | September 04, 2020

Your tax ID helps you move through the world of business. Learn how it differs from a corporate number and other ID numbers.

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Small Business Impacts of USPS Delays
By Andrew Martins | September 04, 2020

We asked how small businesses are dealing with ongoing USPS delays.

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What Is an Affiliated Company?
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 04, 2020

Affiliated companies are a great way to minimize your risk in new markets and expand your company's value.

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What Are Core Competencies for Business?
By Max Freedman | September 03, 2020

What strategic advantages does your business have over the competition? Find out what core competencies are and how to identify them.

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6 Steps to Becoming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 03, 2020

Follow this six-step process to turn your business into a corporation.

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What Are Articles of Incorporation and Operating Agreements?
By Skye Schooley | September 02, 2020

Learn whether your business needs an operating agreement, bylaws, articles of incorporation or a certificate of formation.

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Salary vs. Hourly: What's Better for Your Business?
By Business News Daily | September 02, 2020

Overtime pay, and whether they are eligible for it, is one of the biggest factors in determining whether your employees should be hourly or salaried.

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Employee Hiring Checklist
By Alison Grillo | September 01, 2020

A thoughtful onboarding process can help set new employees on the path to success.

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10 Common Contract Gotchas to Avoid
By Jennifer Post | August 31, 2020

There are a number of elements you should include in your contract to ensure it holds up in a court of law.

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FIFO vs. LIFO: What Is the Difference?
By Business News Daily | August 28, 2020

What inventory management method should you use for your business? Learn about FIFO and LIFO to help you decide.

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Ultimate Guide to Business Franchising
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 27, 2020

Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to open up a ready-made business that has branding and processes already in place.

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7 Ways to (Really) Know Your Customers
By Sammi Caramela | August 26, 2020

Customer engagement is important to building brand loyalty and driving repeat business. Here's how to improve your customer engagement.

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What Are Demographics in Marketing?
By Max Freedman | August 26, 2020

Demographics are a key part of your small business marketing strategy. Demographics help you identify the individual members of your audience by key characteristics, wants and needs.