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How to Develop and Track a Marketing Budget
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 02, 2020

What is enough to get your brand noticed and drive conversions? How much is too much to generate a meaningful return on investment? Here's what you should know about developing a marketing budget.

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How to Use Social Media for Customer Service
By Sammi Caramela | December 02, 2020

Social media offers a way to provide great customer service around the clock.

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25 Affordable Gifts for the Entrepreneur in Your Life
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 02, 2020

Entrepreneurship can be tough. Show the entrepreneur in your life you care with one of these 25 gift ideas.

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Why You Need to Accept Mobile Wallets at Your SMB
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 02, 2020

Consumers are increasingly using digital wallets like Apple Pay at checkout. Learn more about this payment method and how your small business can accept it.

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15 Gifts to Say 'Thank You' to Your Professional Contacts
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 02, 2020

It's important to thank your clients and partners for their support and assistance. These 10 gifts can help you show your gratitude.

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The Best Time and Attendance Systems of 2021
By Chad Brooks | December 01, 2020

Here are the best time and attendance systems for small businesses, including cloud services, timeclocks and apps for mobile workforces.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Small Business Loan
By Matt D'Angelo | December 01, 2020

Looking for a small business loan? Before you apply for one, check out this guide to learn about the different types of lenders and loans.

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How to Write a Job Offer Letter
By Julie Ritzer Ross | December 01, 2020

Learn why a job offer letter is important and what to include in it – and omit from it.

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How to Interpret and Learn from POS Sales Reports
By Lori Fairbanks | December 01, 2020

POS sales reports provide a treasure trove of information that can help you spot trends and manage inventory.

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How to Develop a Call to Action (With Examples)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 30, 2020

Impactful CTAs prompt your audience to take actions that benefit your business, whether that's actually buying a product, signing up for a newsletter or downloading a brochure.

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Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics? Your Business Needs Both
By Nicole Fallon | November 30, 2020

Your business is probably using analytics to predict trends and plan for the future. But don't forget about prescriptive analytics, which leads to concrete decisions.

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The Best Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software of 2021
By Adam Uzialko | November 30, 2020

EMRs have become essential to medical practices. They can capture patient information, communicate with labs and pharmacies, and analyze clinical data.

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Best Small Business Loans of 2021
By Simone Johnson | November 30, 2020

Here are the best business loans and financing options available to small businesses. We highlight the best lenders for SBA loans, conventional loans as well as the best alternative lenders.

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How to Lower the Risk of Coronavirus at Work
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 30, 2020

As the pandemic rages on, there are steps business owners can take to keep employees safe in the workplace.

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Can Employers Reimburse Employees for Health Insurance?
By Patrick Proctor | November 27, 2020

Employers can reimburse employees for some healthcare-related costs. The key is following IRS regulations.

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How to Become a Customer-Centric Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 27, 2020

A customer-centric business focuses primarily on the customer experience with the brand and product. Here's how to become a customer-centric business.

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Small Business Guide to Paying Holiday Bonuses
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 27, 2020

Awarding holiday bonuses is a great way to make your employees feel valued.

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Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software
By Lori Fairbanks | November 26, 2020

Accounting software is essential for running a healthy business. Learn what features to look for and what you can expect to pay.

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How to Choose Online Tax Software for Business: A Buyer's Guide
By Andrew Martins | November 26, 2020

There a variety of factors to consider when shopping for online tax software.

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Best Tech Deals for Small Businesses on Black Friday
By Andrew Martins | November 26, 2020

This year's Black Friday promises to be unique, with social distancing and remote work being the norm, but there are still great tech deals to put on your shopping list this holiday season.

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Oracle NetSuite
By Adam Uzialko | November 25, 2020

Oracle NetSuite is an enterprise resource planning platform that includes an inventory management module. It is a comprehensive and powerful system suitable for midsize businesses, manufacturers, and...

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Choosing an Online Fax Service: A Buyer's Guide
By Andrew Martins | November 25, 2020

Looking for an online fax service? Here is everything you need to know about choosing one.

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The Best Inventory Management Software of 2021
By Adam Uzialko | November 25, 2020

Learn which features to look for in inventory management software for your business and inventory management software applications we recommend.

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Fishbowl
By Adam Uzialko | November 25, 2020

Fishbowl is user-friendly and adaptable inventory management software, with integrations for a wide range of leading business software solutions.

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QuickBooks Commerce
By Adam Uzialko | November 25, 2020

QuickBooks Commerce includes inventory management tools that are easy to set up and use. It offers accounting software alongside features like item tracking and inventory cataloging to increase small...

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What Is Holiday Pay?
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 25, 2020

While you don't have to offer holiday pay, it's a great way to show employees that you care.

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Lightspeed
By Adam Uzialko | November 25, 2020

Lightspeed is a cloud-based point-of-sale system and inventory management software that is simple to implement and learn.

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Cin7
By Adam Uzialko | November 25, 2020

Cin7 is inventory management software for growing and midsize businesses. It offers key tools like item tracking, order management and costing tools, as well as integrations with related systems like...

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How to Find a Factory to Manufacture Your Product
By Bennett Conlin | November 25, 2020

Finding the right ma manufacturing facility to produce your products is a critical component to your company's success.