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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.

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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.

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WebiMax
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.

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Podium
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.

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Gadook
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stratustime
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.

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TeleDirect
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.

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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.

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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.

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What Funding Can You Get for Franchises?
By Andrew Martins | October 22, 2020

Franchising can be an expensive proposition, but there are some business loans and alternative financing options that can help you get the funding you need.

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What Is Statistical Analysis?
By Chad Brooks | October 19, 2020

Statistical analysis is, according to one service provider, "the science of collecting, exploring and presenting large amounts of data to discover underlying patterns and trends."

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How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 15, 2020

Selling products online is more popular than ever. Here's how you can get on the e-commerce bandwagon.

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Bond Insurance for Business Owners
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 09, 2020

Surety bonds are a necessary part of business if you're working with a government agency or bidding for construction jobs.

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Best Marketing Automation Software for Business
By Adam Uzialko | October 02, 2020

Looking for a marketing service for your business? Here's a roundup of our best picks.

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How to Market to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 30, 2020

Recurrent is a hygiene company specifically created for Gen Z. Its founders say marketing to Gen Z isn't that hard. Here are their top five tips for appealing to this new group of consumers.

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9 Ways for New Businesses to Survive the Pandemic
By Skye Schooley | September 25, 2020

Get expert advice to help your new business survive the pandemic.

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How to Create a Unique Customer Experience That Drives Repeat Business
By Adam Uzialko | September 21, 2020

Old World Shaving Parlor in Red Bank, New Jersey, offers traditional, personalized service in an old-timey atmosphere that keeps customers coming back.

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Cannabis Industry Growth Potential for 2021
By Adam Uzialko | September 16, 2020

The cannabis industry is poised to expand into several new markets in 2021. Could this be your opportunity to launch a new business in the space?

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5 Steps for Writing an Executive Summary
By Skye Schooley | September 15, 2020

Learn what to include in your executive summary and how to go about writing one.