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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.

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.

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.

PayPal's Mobile Credit Card Reader: What You Need to Know
By Business News Daily Editor | December 07, 2020

Thinking of using PayPal to accept payments from your clients? Here's what you need to know about it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Best Online Reputation Management Services of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

We researched and analyzed the best online reputation management services for individuals and small businesses. Read our reviews to discover which company has the right features for you.

By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

WebiMax gets our best pick for businesses because it offers up-front pricing and multi-level plans suitable for businesses of all sizes.

By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

Podium is a reputation management platform that gives businesses a centralized way to acquire and manage all of their reviews.

By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

Gadook helps you manage your personal brand at a low cost and with a wide array of services.

15 Business Ideas That Don't Require Employees
By Sean Peek | November 16, 2020

Starting a business that doesn't require employees keeps overhead expenses low. Here are 15 great business ideas that don't require employees.

How to Write the Perfect Mission Statement (With Samples)
By Patrick Proctor | November 13, 2020

Learn what a mission statement is, why you need one and how to write the perfect mission statement for your business.

How to Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | November 10, 2020

Need funding? A small business bank loan can be a good option, if you qualify for it. Here are some tips to make it easier to get a bank business loan.

Online Business Laws Your Small Business Needs to Know
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 09, 2020

There are many rules and regulations that govern e-commerce. These five, in particular, could significantly impact your small business.

How to Start an LLC: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 06, 2020

An LLC is a safe, flexible business structure option for small business owners. Here's what you need to do to set up an LLC.

11 Things to Do Before Starting a Business
By Stella Morrison | November 04, 2020

It's important to research your industry, find competitors, understand risk and map out your finances before starting your business.

By Chad Brooks | October 30, 2020

Stratustime is the best overall time and attendance system for small businesses because of its advanced features, great support and modest price.

By Adam Uzialko | October 27, 2020

TeleDirect is our best overall pick for call center reviews because it combines comprehensive service with a flexible pricing model suitable for businesses of any size.

What Is a Business Microloan?
By Andrew Martins | October 22, 2020

If your new small business needs a short-term, low-interest infusion of funds, a microloan could be exactly what you're looking for.

What Business Expenses Do You Need to Track?
By Adam Uzialko | October 22, 2020

To better manage your cash flow and maximize your tax deductions, it's important to carefully track business expenses. Here are the expenses you need to track.

Small Business Resource Guide for Veterans
By Julianna Lopez | October 22, 2020

Are you a veteran looking to start your own business? Here are several tools you can use to get started.