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Property Leases: What SMBs Need to Know
By Jennifer Post | March 17, 2021

Commercial leases are complicated. These tips will help you sort through the legal jargon.

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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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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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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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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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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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12 Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2021
By Adam Uzialko | January 14, 2021

Keep an eye on these small business trends and predictions this year.

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Apple's Credit Card: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Stella Morrison | January 13, 2021

Though the Apple Card is for consumers, small business owners can take advantage of some of its perks.

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10 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances
By Matt D'Angelo | January 07, 2021

Education and organization are two keys to ensuring your business is financially healthy.

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Best Online Tax Software for 2021
By Andrew Martins | January 05, 2021

Tax software can help you meet compliance requirements and get bigger refunds. We analyzed dozens of companies to find the best tax software for small business.

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Drake Tax
By Andrew Martins | January 05, 2021

Tax professionals and preparers need tax software too, and Drake Tax delivers a top-notch solution for preparing clients' tax returns.

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Intuit TurboTax
By Andrew Martins | January 05, 2021

Intuit TurboTax is our favorite online tax software because it's easy to use, comprehensive, powerful and effective.

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TaxAct
By Andrew Martins | January 05, 2021

For those with simple tax needs, TaxAct offers a free option for filing personal income taxes.

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H&R Block
By Andrew Martins | January 05, 2021

If you're self-employed, a very small business or a pass-through entity like an LLC, H&R Block is more than powerful enough to cover your needs. Its highly helpful software also comes with access to...

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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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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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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.