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How Does 401(k) Matching Work for Employers?
By Max Freedman | September 16, 2020

Offering a 401(k) matching program as part of your employee retirement plan can be a helpful incentive for attracting top employees to your business.

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Cannabis Industry Growth Potential for 2021
By Adam Uzialko | September 16, 2020

The cannabis industry is poised to expand into several new markets in 2021. Could this be your opportunity to launch a new business in the space?

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Telecommuting: Should Your Company Make it Permanent?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 16, 2020

After six months of working from home, many companies are starting to weigh the pros and cons of making remote work permanent.

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Hiring Full-Time vs. Part-Time Employees
By Patrick Proctor | September 15, 2020

Do you want your employees to be eligible for overtime pay or healthcare benefits? This guide can help you determine whether you should hire full- or part-time employees.

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Company Policies Your New Business Needs
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2020

Developing well-thought-out company policies helps establish clear expectations for your employees and can protect your business from potential legal issues.

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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 Choose a Business Debt Consolidation Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 14, 2020

Consolidating business debt can simplify your monthly payments and lower your interest rate.

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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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Should You Designate Your Business as a Sole Proprietorship?
By Andrew Martins | September 11, 2020

Is a sole proprietorship right for you? Learn more about this business structure.

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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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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.