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How Many Hours Should Entrepreneurs Work Per Week?
By Bennett Conlin | January 15, 2019

Determining how many hours to work as an entrepreneur doesn't come with a simple solution.

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Carbonite
By Andreas Rivera | January 02, 2019

Carbonite lets you customize your backup solution, with a variety of combinations for redundancy.

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Zoolz
By Andreas Rivera | January 02, 2019

Zoolz's customizable backup setup allows for the some of the best protection for large amounts of data. It also has an efficient and affordable cold storage plan, which is why it's our best pick for...

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Acronis
By Andreas Rivera | January 02, 2019

Acronis is one of the largest developers of backup software. As such, you can expect a high level of thought put into every aspect of Acronis Backup. The platform comes with a suite of backup and...

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Going Into Business With Friends
By Katharine Paljug | November 27, 2018

Think you and your bestie would be great business partners? Here are tips for successfully starting up with a friend.

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The Startup Path: What to Expect
By Matt D'Angelo | November 13, 2018

There's no textbook route to success, but considering some common ones can give you a general idea of your path forward.

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5 Startup Resources to Consider for Your New Business
By Matt D'Angelo | November 07, 2018

From accelerators to angel investors, these tools and communities can help you get your startup off the ground and growing.

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Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights, Oh My! What's the Difference?
By Adam Uzialko | August 10, 2018

Intellectual property might seem esoteric, but it's important to protect it like you would any other asset.

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HubSpot
By Matt D'Angelo | July 31, 2018

HubSpot seamlessly unifies all your marketing channels and easily scales with your business. This makes HubSpot ideal for small, growing businesses – as you attract more customers, this software can...

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What is C2C?
By Andreas Rivera | July 20, 2018

C2C, customer to customer, or consumer to consumer, is a business model that facilitates the transaction of products or services between customers.

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Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | June 20, 2018

Looking for alternative online marketplaces in which to sell your handmade products? These sites are worth checking out.

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SecurityMan
By Adam Uzialko | May 01, 2018

SecurityMan's all-in-one video surveillance system is extremely cost-effective and doesn't skimp on features that most businesses require.

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TRENDnet
By Adam Uzialko | May 01, 2018

TRENDnet is our favorite choice for small business owners who are looking for a simple, affordable and adaptable video surveillance system.

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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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Zoho Campaigns
By Saige Driver | February 02, 2018

Zoho Campaigns is a low-cost email marketing automation platform that offers the most essential automation features without watering down their capabilities.

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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.