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A Small Business Guide to Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment
By Sammi Caramela | February 26, 2018

While it's not the easiest topic to discuss, it's crucial that you address sexual harassment concerns right off the bat.

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A Small Business Guide to Government Contracting
By Marci Martin | February 07, 2018

Thinking about entering the world of government contracting? Here's what you need to know to succeed.

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REDIRECTED How to Land a Small Business Government Contract
By Marci Martin | February 06, 2018

Want to get into government contracting? Here are the steps you need to take.

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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Retail Store
By Brittney Morgan | February 01, 2018

Starting a retail store? Here's what experts say you need to do before your grand opening.

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3 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business
By Saige Driver | January 31, 2018

The new year is a great time to start a new business. Here is what you should consider before starting the process.

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How to Properly Handle a Workplace Investigation
By Ethan Spielman | January 30, 2018

An an employer, it's your duty to take employee complaints seriously so they don't evolve into lawsuits. Here's how to properly conduct a workplace investigation.

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How to Solve 6 Common Startup Problems
By Business News Daily Editor | January 17, 2018

 

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Starting a Business? Advice for Millennial Entrepreneurs
By Business News Daily Editor | January 13, 2018

If you're a millennial looking for a new business idea, here's some advice on how to find one.

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Designing and Printing Your Business Card: How to Do It Right
By Business News Daily Editor | January 13, 2018

Finding a printer that does a great job will be important as your marketing and printing needs grow. This guide will help you find the best printer for your business needs.

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Want to Start a Business? Why You Should Keep Your Job
By Elizabeth Peterson | January 12, 2018

Gone are the days when employees and entrepreneurs inhabited two different worlds. In these financially uncertain times, more and more 9-to-5 workers are rounding out their paychecks with cash from...

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Run an E-commerce Business? Make Sure You Have a Good Return Policy
By Jennifer Post | December 06, 2017

Returns can sometimes be a hassle for online-only retailers. Here are some tips for making the process smoother.

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How to Outsource Your Shipping
By Jennifer Post | December 06, 2017

As your ecommerce business grows, it's wise to consider outsourcing your shipping needs to a third party. Here's how to do it.

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How to Write a Business Proposal
By Sammi Caramela | December 01, 2017

Writing a business proposal for your clients? Here's everything you need to know.

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Hobby to Side Hustle: 5 Tips to Turn a Profit on Your Passion
By Saige Driver | November 30, 2017

Ready to turn your hobby into a business? Here are five things to remember when you're launching a side hustle.

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How to Start a Service-Based Business
By Sammi Caramela | November 27, 2017

Service-based businesses allow you the freedom to leverage your skills and earn a profit. Here are some tips for starting a service company.

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Safe and Sound: Incorporating Workplace Safety Into Your Culture
By Jennifer Post | October 12, 2017

As an employer, one of your top priorities should be keeping your workers safe on the job. Here's how to create a culture of safety in your workplace.

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Is an Ethical Supply Chain Worth the Cost?
By Katharine Paljug | October 01, 2017

As more companies move toward more sustainable and ethical business practices, one area you might consider revamping is your supply chain.

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Supply Chain Management: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Jill Bowers | September 22, 2017

For product-based businesses, supply chain management is a critical part of operations. Here's what you need to know about properly handling your supply chain.

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Fighting With Your Business Partner? Resolving 3 Common Disputes
By Marci Martin | September 20, 2017

Even the best of business partners will have disagreements now and then. Here's how to resolve disputes amicably and professionally.

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6 Things to Do Before Opening an Etsy Shop
By Sammi Caramela | September 09, 2017

Opening an Etsy shop? Make sure you check these to-do's off your list first!

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Startup Branding: How to Build a Name and Get It Out There
By Adam Uzialko | September 05, 2017

A good startup needs a good brand to pull in potential customers. Here are the basics of building and promoting a new brand.

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Giving Back: 4 Ways Your Company Can Do Good
By Katharine Paljug | August 30, 2017

Social responsibility is a must for today's businesses. Here are a few ways to give back to your community while appealing to customers and potential employees.

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Product Liability: Why Your Marketplace Business Needs Coverage
By Sammi Caramela | August 04, 2017

Selling on sites like Etsy might seem like a simple side project to earn extra cash. But without proper coverage, you could pay a hefty price for your hobby.

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What You Need to Know About Choosing a Retail Space
By Marci Martin | July 28, 2017

Thinking about opening up a retail location? Here's some advice for choosing your commercial space wisely.

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How to Start a Side Business While You're Still Employed
By Sammi Caramela | February 28, 2017

Want to start a business but not ready to give up your full-time job yet? Here's how to launch a successful side business.

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What's the Best Legal Structure for Your Freelance Business?
By Adryan Corcione | February 03, 2017

Thinking about making your freelance business a legitimate legal entity? Here's how to decide which structure is right for you.

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You Bought a Business...Now What? 5 Post-Acquisition Steps
By Nicole Fallon | January 14, 2017

Just acquired a business? Here are your next steps to make the transition easier on yourself and the existing company you bought.

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The Top 5 Business Challenges and How to Overcome Them
By Nicole Fallon | January 01, 2017

What do small businesses see as their biggest challenges in the year ahead? Here's what entrepreneurs and business leaders had to say.

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How to Get Acquired by a Bigger Company
By Nicole Fallon | December 23, 2016

Do you dream of growing your small company by joining a larger one? Here's how to increase your chances of getting acquired.

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5 Essentials Startups Need to Survive
By Karina Fabian | December 07, 2016

As a first-time entrepreneur, you'll need a few basic resources to keep your new business going.