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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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Should You Offer Severance Pay?
By Max Freedman | September 10, 2020

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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How to Start a Sole Proprietorship
By Simone Johnson | September 09, 2020

Looking to start your own business? A sole proprietorship may be the perfect fit.

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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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Property Leases: What SMBs Need to Know
By Jennifer Post | September 08, 2020

Commercial leases are complicated. These tips will help you sort through the legal jargon.

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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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Best Call Centers and Answering Services for Businesses for 2020
By Adam Uzialko | September 01, 2020

If you're wondering how to choose the best call center service for your business, look no further. This guide includes our best picks for call center services and all the information you need to...

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Small Business Guide to Health Insurance
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 01, 2020

Here's everything you need to know about offering small business health insurance to your employees.

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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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What You Should Know About Company Mergers
By Skye Schooley | August 31, 2020

Learn about the different types of company mergers and their benefits.

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W-9 vs. 1099: What's the Difference?
By Max Freedman | August 28, 2020

When working with independent contractors, employers need to be familiar with two tax-related forms: Form W-9 and Form 1099.

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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.

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Difference Between LLC and Inc.
By Adam Uzialko | August 26, 2020

What is the difference between an LLC and an Inc. business? This guide will explain how the two entities differ and why it matters to your small business.

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New Business Idea? How to Test It Before Launching
By Sammi Caramela | August 25, 2020

When preparing to start a business, you should test your business idea to ensure it is viable. Here's how to do it.