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What Is a Business Consultant?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 16, 2021

Hiring a consultant can help businesses improve performance and make necessary changes to achieve success.

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How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | March 16, 2021

Starting a new small business? Find out where to begin and how to achieve success.

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Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): How to Get One
By Business News Daily Editor | March 15, 2021

A federal employer identification number is needed for certain businesses.

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Everything You Need to Know About E-Commerce
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 08, 2021

E-commerce is booming during the pandemic, presenting a big opportunity for entrepreneurs to set up shop and start selling. Here's what you need to know about this type of business.

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How to Choose a Business Debt Consolidation Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 08, 2021

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

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Small Businesses Without Insurance Take Dangerous Risks
By Adam Uzialko | March 08, 2021

It might be tempting to forgo certain types of insurance that aren't required by law, but small business insurance can protect your company from ruin.

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Clockify
By Laura Handrick | March 05, 2021

Clockify is a free service that tracks time and attendance for businesses of all sizes. With Clockify, employees can monitor when they start and end their day, as well as how long they work on...

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OnTheClock
By Laura Handrick | March 05, 2021

OnTheClock.com is a web-based time and attendance system that includes comprehensive functions and tools for tracking employees' timecards. Both the employee and administrative portals are easy to...

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TimeClick
By Laura Handrick | March 05, 2021

TimeClick is easy to use and includes some of the best time-tracking features and administrative tools in the industry.

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When I Work
By Laura Handrick | March 05, 2021

When I Work is a cloud-based time and attendance system that has both time-tracking and scheduling features. Use a desktop, laptop or tablet as a fixed clock-in terminal, or give employees the option...

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QuickBooks Time
By Laura Handrick | March 05, 2021

QuickBooks Time is the best pick for the mobile workforce because it supports many mobile time-tracking options.

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How to Buy Small Business Insurance
By Mona Bushnell | February 26, 2021

This guide will help you start assessing your business insurance needs and find a provider that can get you the coverage you require at a price you can afford.

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Best Video Surveillance Systems of 2021
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 19, 2021

Learn how to choose a video surveillance system for a small business, and read reviews of Business News Daily's best picks for video surveillance systems.

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Protection 1
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 19, 2021

Protection 1, a division of ADT, is geared primarily toward home security, but it offers an affordable solution that could be of use to a small business. With an indoor and outdoor wireless security...

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Alibi Security
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 19, 2021

Alibi is a reasonably priced solution that integrates the analog closed-circuit television cameras you already own with high-tech IP cameras.

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Blink
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 19, 2021

Blink is an ultra-affordable, wireless security and monitoring system that is ideal for a very small, budget-conscious business or a home.

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Arlo
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 19, 2021

Arlo's series of security systems don't rely on a video recorder. Instead, you can connect up to 15 of the Arlo cameras to the cloud and then check in via mobile device or computer to livestream up...

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Samsara
By Skye Schooley | February 12, 2021

Samsara has sleek, easy-to-use software with real-time updates. Here's why we think it's the best GPS fleet tracking software platform.

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Azuga
By Skye Schooley | February 12, 2021

Azuga's sleek interface, flexible contract structure and solid support make it a good option for small businesses looking to try a fleet tracking system.

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NexTraq
By Skye Schooley | February 12, 2021

We recommend NexTraq as the top GPS fleet tracking service for safety features. It offers more driver safety features than other fleet tracking services, in addition to driver education resources and...

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GPS TrackIt
By Skye Schooley | February 12, 2021

GPS Trackit is the best value for GPS fleet tracking software thanks to its low costs for comprehensive features, its flexible pricing structure and its 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D'Angelo | February 09, 2021

Before you sign a loan document, make sure you understand the terms.

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How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | February 01, 2021

Learn about the loan options for veteran entrepreneurs who need funding for their small businesses.

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How to Start a Sole Proprietorship
By Simone Johnson | February 01, 2021

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

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Why You Need a Business Bank Account, and How to Choose One
By Julie Ritzer Ross | January 28, 2021

It may seem easier to use your personal bank account for your new business; however, having a business bank account is a better idea. Here's why.

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How to Get Private Funding for Your Small Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 27, 2021

Learn why private funding is a viable option for small business owners and what lending sources are available.

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Should You Designate Your Business as a Sole Proprietorship?
By Andrew Martins | January 26, 2021

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

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Stripe
By Lori Fairbanks | January 22, 2021

Stripe is the best online credit card processor because it's easy to use and has transparent pricing, extra features, and custom options.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing
By Lori Fairbanks | January 22, 2021

PayPal is our pick as the best credit card processor for freelancers and solopreneurs because of its budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go terms no matter how you accept payments: in person, online or over...

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How to Create an Invoice
By Max Freedman | January 19, 2021

Invoicing customers for your products and services is part of doing business. Here's how to create an invoice to give to your clients.