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7 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process
By Sammi Caramela | January 04, 2021

Learn how to create and improve your hiring process to increase employee quality and retention.

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How to Franchise a Startup: 5 Tips for Success
By Sammi Caramela | December 30, 2020

Expansion is expensive and time-consuming. By franchising your company, you can reach new locales without having to closely manage the new operation.

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The Difference Between Debt and Equity Financing
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 28, 2020

Here's how to determine if you should accept debt or share ownership of your business.

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Equipment Leasing: A Guide for Business Owners
By Mona Bushnell | December 28, 2020

Don't have the cash or desire to purchase equipment outright? Here's what you need to know about equipment leasing.

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The Small Business Financing Trends of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 28, 2020

There are reasons to hope for a prosperous 2021. Find out why small business owners and lenders are optimistic about business financing.

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Can't Get a Small Business Loan? Here Are Your Options
By Max Freedman | December 23, 2020

If the bank turned you down for a small business loan, here are some alternative financing options to consider.

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8 Steps to Bankroll Your Business While in Personal Debt
By Nicole Fallon | December 22, 2020

You don't have to put your business ownership dreams on hold if you carry personal debt – but you need to take a strategic approach to bankroll your venture.

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A Small Business Guide to E-Commerce Shipping
By Business News Daily | December 22, 2020

Finding the right shipping partner is critical for e-commerce businesses that want to maximize their profits.

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The Small Business Owners' Guide to Getting an SBA Loan
By Matt D'Angelo | December 21, 2020

SBA loans have low rates and long terms, making them a desirable option for small business owners. Learn what types of SBA loans are available and how to apply for one.

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5 Ways to Ready Yourself to Launch Your Dream Business in 2021
By Andrew Martins | December 21, 2020

Starting your dream business in 2021 could get kickstarted by doing these five simple actions today.

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What You Should Know About Company Mergers
By Skye Schooley | December 18, 2020

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

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13 Business Ideas for Couples
By Marci Martin | December 17, 2020

While it might be challenging, there are a number of business opportunities for couples who are looking to get into work together.

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How to Choose a Company Name
By Jennifer Post | December 16, 2020

The name of your company defines your brand. Here's how to make a choice that works for your business.

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Your Guide to Getting a Business License
By Skye Schooley | December 15, 2020

Learn what types of business licenses your small business needs and how to acquire them.

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22 Online Business Ideas You Can Start Tomorrow
By Max Freedman | December 15, 2020

These 22 online business ideas can be launched quickly and easily. Start your e-commerce business tomorrow.

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Inspirational New Year's Resolution Quotes for Businesses
By Mona Bushnell | December 14, 2020

Entrepreneurs share their favorite New Year's resolution quotes.

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How Many Pay Periods Are in a Year?
By Andrew Martins | December 14, 2020

The number of pay periods in a year depends on your payroll schedule, which can be weekly, biweekly, semimonthly or monthly.

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How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | December 08, 2020

Choosing the right legal structure is a necessary part of running a business. Whether you’re just starting out, or your business is growing, it’s important to understand the options.

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21 Great Small Business Ideas to Start in 2021
By Max Freedman | December 08, 2020

Looking for a great business idea? These ideas will help you start and grow a successful business in 2021.

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How to Build a Great Employee Benefits Package
By Andreas Rivera | December 03, 2020

Developing an enticing benefits package is a key aspect of attracting and retaining top employees.

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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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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.

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Market Research Guide for Business Owners
By Adam Uzialko | November 20, 2020

Market research is an important part of a business plan and should serve to guide your business as it grows.

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How to Choose the Right Franchise for You
By Marci Martin | November 20, 2020

If you want to open your own franchise business, the key is to find one that fits your long-term interests.

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How a Bookkeeper Became a Successful Reseller
By Skye Schooley | November 20, 2020

Learn how this bookkeeper's hobby became a passion project and then a full-time reseller business, and get her seven tips for success.

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Your Guide to Choosing Small Business Insurance
By Skye Schooley | November 18, 2020

Learn about business insurance and how it can protect your business financially and legally.

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20 Businesses That Make Gift Giving Easier
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 18, 2020

Use this list to help you find the perfect gift for your boss, employees or co-workers this holiday season.

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The Best Small Business Government Grants in 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2020

Find out how you can take advantage of these government grants to start or grow your business.

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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 17, 2020

Startup costs are a part of your budget that shouldn't be overlooked. Here are the most important costs to know about.

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25 Types of Insurance Your Small Business Should Consider
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2020

Learn what business insurance options are available and how they can protect your business.