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Quickbooks Time
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

QuickBooks Time is our choice as the best time and attendance system for a mobile workforce because of the numerous ways employees can clock in and out. In addition, it has several geotracking tools...

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Paychex Flex Time and Attendance
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

Paychex provides flexible options to fit all business types, including state-of-the-art time and attendance software and time clocks.

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Rippling Time and Attendance
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

Rippling is customizable HR software that combines HR and IT automation into one platform. The intuitive software is easy to implement and can be accessed through a self-service dashboard. With more...

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BambooHR Time and Attendance
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

HR is about the people, not the paperwork. Read about the No. 1 HR software for small and medium businesses.

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OnTheClock
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

OnTheClock 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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TimeClock Plus
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

TimeClock Plus is the best time-tracking system for larger employers because it offers a wide variety of hosting and service plan options.

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Clockify
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 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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TimeClick
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 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 Skye Schooley | August 25, 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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Want to Be Your Own Boss? 12 Fields to Consider
By Sean Peek | July 23, 2021

The majority of the jobs on this year's rankings of the top jobs for self-employment are in the real estate and skilled trades industries.

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13 Secrets for Growing Your Business Quickly
By Sean Peek | July 20, 2021

There's no surefire formula for instant success, but you can boost your business's growth with these tips from startup founders.

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How to Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Sean Peek | July 19, 2021

Putting up lemonade stands and mowing lawns are popular ways for kids to earn pocket change, but could they get in legal trouble for their entrepreneurial activities?

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How to Start a Photography Business
By Pamela S. Stevens | June 08, 2021

Learn how to start your own photography business, including estimated startup costs and where to find gigs.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software for 2021
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2021

We've researched and reviewed the best employee monitoring software for businesses in 2021.

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ActivTrak
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2021

ActivTrak offers a free version of its employee monitoring software with core features to monitor up to three users. The paid version supports unlimited monitoring for just $7.20 per user, per month.

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InterGuard
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2021

InterGuard gives you a clear, comprehensive view of what your employees are doing while they're on the clock, plus it provides tools to increase productivity.

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BambooHR Employee Monitoring Software
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2021

BambooHR is a great option for a stand-alone performance management system because of its open API, which allows it to integrate with a variety of other human capital management software suites and...

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SentryPC
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2021

SentryPC is our best pick for employee monitoring software for small businesses because it combines affordability with important features, such as email monitoring, inactivity alerts and tools to...

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Teramind
By Skye Schooley | June 03, 2021

Teramind is our pick for the best employee monitoring software overall. It has all the tools you need to engage in effective employee monitoring from a variety of angles. Teramind supports many...

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Rapid Finance
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Rapid Finance is the best non-bank lender for merchant cash advances because it offers quick funding and approvals, plus great customer service.

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SBG Funding
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

SBG Funding is the best alternative lender for startup loans because loan requirements align with what new businesses can qualify for.

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Noble Funding
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Noble Funding caters to small businesses through invoice factoring and A/R credit lines and works to improve companies' cash flow by providing advances specifically for small businesses with large...

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Fundbox
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Fundbox offers business owners a way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices. There are no approval processes, forms to fill out, phone calls to make or...

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Crest Capital
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Crest Capital has a simple application process, fast approvals, a variety of equipment financing terms and excellent customer service.

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Biz2Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Biz2Credit is an online marketplace for small business funding. The company connects small businesses in need of funding with lenders. It can help small businesses obtain a variety of loans.

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Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs
By Sean Peek | May 05, 2021

To make your business idea a reality, you need a business plan. These simple business plan templates will get you started.

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Business Bank Account Checklist: Documents You'll Need
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 19, 2021

Find out which documents and licenses you'll need to bring with you when you apply for a business bank account.

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Hubstaff
By Skye Schooley | April 08, 2021

Hubstaff is an employee monitoring software solution focused on time-tracking and productivity monitoring. Its tools help keep employees on task and allow managers to better prioritize the most...

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What Is B2C?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 19, 2021

B2C, or business to consumer, is the type of commerce transaction in which businesses sell products or services to consumers.

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The Fundamentals of Contract Management
By Bennett Conlin | March 18, 2021

Learn the basics of contract management.