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What Is Predatory Lending?
By Matt D’Angelo | April 15, 2024

Predatory lending practices include loan flipping, hidden fees and balloon payments. Fortunately, there are laws that protect borrowers.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | April 15, 2024

Learn what information to include in a payroll report, both to ensure legal compliance and to improve financial management.

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Preventing Network Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
By Adam Uzialko | April 15, 2024

Working through security threats can help you protect your small business and its customers.

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What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Natalie Hamingson | April 15, 2024

Learn why profit margins are important to your business and how to maximize them.

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How to Buy a Secure Business Laptop
By Neil Cumins | April 15, 2024

Learn how to buy a secure business laptop – and some key features to protect both the laptop and its contents.

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Emotional Intelligence Skills: How to Spot Them in Hiring
By Chad Brooks | April 15, 2024

Research says that emotional intelligence is more important than IQ and technical skills. Learn how to focus on EQ in the hiring process.

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DIY PR: 11 Public Relations Solutions for Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | April 12, 2024

Good public relations can complement your business's marketing and advertising efforts. Learn how to do your own PR.

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Artificial Insurance? How Machine Learning Is Transforming Underwriting
By Adam Uzialko | April 12, 2024

Artificial intelligence is making the insurance industry smarter and faster. Here's how machine learning is changing the underwriting process.

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Spying on Your Employees? Better Understand the Law First
By Max Freedman | April 12, 2024

Employers can use employee monitoring technology to track their team's locations and activities. Learn the laws surrounding monitoring in the workplace.

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Accounting Ratios and Formulas: The Basics You Need to Know
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

Accounting ratios and formulas streamline the bookkeeping process and help you evaluate your company's finances. Learn how these ratios and formulas work.

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Balance Sheet vs. Income Statement: What’s the Difference?
By Vishal Sanjay | April 11, 2024

Balance sheets and income statements are related but not the same. Learning the difference and when to use each can aid your business’s financial health.

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Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Cash flow is critically important to a small business’s survival and success. These cash flow strategies can help you ensure your business has the cash on hand it needs to grow and succeed.

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The 8 Types of Accounting
By Cynthia Uzialko | April 11, 2024

This guide describes eight accounting methods small businesses can use to manage their finances.

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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | April 11, 2024

As cash payments decline and contactless payments grow, not accepting credit cards could hurt your business. Learn why your business should accept cards.

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Business Liabilities Every Owner Should Know
By Jamie Johnson | April 11, 2024

This guide identifies common business liabilities that every small business owner should keep track of and understand.

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When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | April 11, 2024

When is the right time for your business to hire a CPA to take care of your tax needs? This guide explains how to know when to hire an accountant.

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How to Define Accounting for Business
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

Business owners should understand the basics of accounting, including what accountants do. Learn how to improve your fundamental accounting knowledge.

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Paychex Flex HR Software Review 2024
By Kaylyn McKenna | April 11, 2024

Paychex Flex is an all-in-one HR solution that can successfully meet the needs of remote teams, thanks to features such as paperless onboarding.

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Paycor HR Software Review
By Kaylyn McKenna | April 11, 2024
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BambooHR Software Review 2024
By Kaylyn McKenna | April 11, 2024

BambooHR is an award-winning HR software platform with a strong focus on data and analytics, hiring, onboarding, compensation, and culture.

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Bambee HR Software Review 2024
By Kaylyn McKenna | April 11, 2024

Bambee provides comprehensive HR tools to help small businesses mitigate risks and manage complex HR processes.

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Gusto HR Software Review
By Kaylyn McKenna | April 11, 2024

Gusto's strong focus on easy-to-use payroll services and benefits for small businesses and their employees makes it stand out in a crowd of all-in-one HR software platforms, earning our best pick for...

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Homeshoring Brings Call Centers and Customers Closer
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2024

Outsourcing cuts costs for a call center, but at the expense of customer satisfaction. Learn how homeshoring brings call center jobs back to the U.S.

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How to Create a Desirable Compensation Plan
By Patrick Proctor | April 11, 2024

A competitive compensation plan provides desirable direct and indirect compensation types. Learn how to develop a fair, competitive compensation plan.

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The Problem of Presenteeism: Employees Coming to Work Sick Costs Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2024

When employees come to work sick, it puts the whole company at risk and costs businesses money. Learn to discourage presenteeism in a post-pandemic world.

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18 Creative Ways to Show Employee Appreciation
By Bennett Conlin | April 11, 2024

This guide offers tips for showing employees that you appreciate their work to boost morale, retention rates and productivity.

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10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Need Licenses
By Kaylyn McKenna | April 11, 2024

Find out if your desired career requires licensure – and what licenses can net you the highest salaries.

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A Small Business Guide to Computer Encryption
By Andreas Rivera | April 11, 2024

Encryption protects the data on your computer and networks. Here's why it's necessary – and how to easily achieve it.

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Best Programming Certifications for 2024
By Jeremy Bender | April 11, 2024

Programming certifications can enhance an IT professional's qualifications and career. Learn the top programming certifications to pursue, including Microsoft certs.

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Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise: Is Your Business Protected?
By Jeremy Bender | April 11, 2024

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