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How to Register and Trademark a Brand Name
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 07, 2020

If you want to protect your business's intellectual property, the first step is to register and trademark your brand name. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to register a trademark with the USPTO.

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What Small Business Tips Can You Learn From Animal Crossing?
By Andrew Martins | August 06, 2020

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is immensely popular. Part of its appeal is that it's more than just a fun way to relax. Find out what it can teach you about running a small business.

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Business Partnership Agreement Writing Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 06, 2020

Every business partnership needs a business partnership agreement. This guide will help you write a business partnership agreement that doesn't leave anything out.

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How to Conduct a Market Analysis for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 03, 2020

A market analysis can help you identify how to better position your business to be competitive and serve your customers.

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25 Business Ideas With (Almost) No Startup Costs
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2020

Dreaming of starting your own business but low on capital? Here are 25 low-cost options to consider.

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Remote PC Access Software: Our Top Picks for Small Businesses
By Skye Schooley | July 28, 2020

Considering remote PC access software to manage your workers' devices? Here are our top picks for small businesses.

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'Doing Business As': How to Register a DBA Name
By Simone Johnson | July 27, 2020

Deciding on your business's name? Learn how to file a DBA name.

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Tips Black Women Business Owners Have for Black Female Entrepreneurs
By Simone Johnson | July 24, 2020

Black female entrepreneurs are leading the way in starting businesses, and the right advice and resources are key to their continued success.

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Your Small Business Guide to LLC Operating Agreements
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what an LLC operating agreement is and how to create one for your business.

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Should You Set Up Your Business as an LLC or S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | July 21, 2020

Choosing the right business type is important to the success of your business. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or S corporation.

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Articles of Incorporation: What New Business Owners Should Know
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2020

If you want to incorporate your business, you need to secure articles of incorporation. This guide introduces you to the concept and explains how to obtain articles of incorporation for your business.

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How to Register a Business Trademark
By Simone Johnson | July 20, 2020

There are many steps in registering a business trademark. Check out our breakdown on how to do it right.

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The Pros and Cons of Business Partnerships
By Skye Schooley | July 16, 2020

Is a business partnership right for you?

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Less Annoying CRM
By Simone Johnson | July 15, 2020

With just one subscription tier of $15 per user per month, Less Annoying CRM takes the complexity and expense out of adopting a customer relationship management solution.

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Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | July 14, 2020

If you're considering establishing an LLC for your business, keep these tax considerations in mind.

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The Best Recruiting Software for Small Businesses
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Recruiting software helps your business find the best talent. Here are our best picks.

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Workable
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Workable is the best overall recruiting software for small business because it is affordable, easy to use, and packed with useful features.

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BambooHR
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

BambooHR has several great recruiting software capabilities, its standout feature, though, is that small businesses can track and manage individuals throughout each phase of the employment process.

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Breezy HR
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Breezy HR offers an excellent free version of its recruiting software. The free plan can accommodate one active position and one active candidate pool for small businesses with basic recruiting needs.

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Is It Ethical to Start a Business While on Company Time?
By Andrew Martins | July 07, 2020

Like many Americans, you may dream of being your own boss. But if you're working full-time, starting a business could ethically be problematic. Here's what you need to know to do it right.

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Small Business Financing Options That Bypass Traditional Banks
By Sean Peek | July 07, 2020

Looking for funding? Find out how to finance your startup without a traditional bank.

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How to Start a CBD Business
By Sammi Caramela | July 03, 2020

The CBD sector of the cannabis and hemp industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the space. Here's how you could start a CBD business and get involved.

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How to Do a Competitive Analysis
By Skye Schooley | June 30, 2020

Learn the best way to conduct a competitor analysis, and how it can help you improve your products or services.

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How to Start a Food Truck Business
By Sean Peek | June 19, 2020

The food truck business can be rewarding. If you've ever thought about making good meals on the go, this guide on launching a food truck business is for you.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon
By Sammi Caramela | June 16, 2020

If you're thinking about opening a salon, these 10 tips will be critical in helping you develop an effective, successful business plan.

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OnDeck
By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

OnDeck is the best alternative lender for bad-credit loans because of its low credit score minimum, long loan terms and scheduled repayments.

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Kabbage
By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

Kabbage is the best non-bank provider of credit lines because it offers an automatic online approval process and great customer service.

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The Best Online Fax Services of 2021
By Andrew Martins | June 05, 2020

Faxes might seem like an outdated mode of communication, but some businesses still need to regularly send and receive them. Online fax services make it easy to manage without the notorious fax...

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Renting Your First Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Business News Daily Editor | June 02, 2020

If you're ready to rent your first commercial space, here's what you need to know about the leasing process.

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9 Inspiring Ways Companies Are Giving Back Right Now
By Business News Daily Editor | June 01, 2020

Corporate social responsibility is quickly becoming a must for modern businesses. Here are nine companies with inspiring programs and campaigns to give back to their communities.