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Should You Ditch That Nightmare Client?
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

When clients make outrageous demands and don't communicate, it may be time to fire them. Learn how to ditch nightmare clients tactfully.  

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Strategy, Marketing and More: HR Functions Are Expanding
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

HR functions now comprise longtime HR roles and newer duties. Here's what you should know, whether you're outsourcing HR or hiring in-house.

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Top Companies Embracing Clean Energy in 2022
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Major companies are embracing clean energy. Learn who's on the 2022 Clean200 list and how you can follow their lead and financial patterns.

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What Is a Noncompete Agreement?
By Kaylyn McKenna | June 29, 2022

Learn how to use a noncompete agreement to protect your business. Without one, your trade secrets and your best employees may end up with competitors.

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Rebuilding Your Business After a Natural Disaster
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Natural disasters like fires, floods and hurricanes can strike at any time. Here's how to ensure that your business recovers.

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How to Know if You Really Classify as a Small Business
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Find out whether you officially classify as a small business so you can apply for government contracts and other benefits.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: Creating Your Own Market
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

The blue ocean strategy encourages tweaking your products to push them into their own market with low prices and no competition. Learn its pros and cons.

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Move Your Business Without Losing Your Mind
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Moving your business can be a challenge. Here's how to tackle it and keep your business going in the meantime.

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PR Crisis? 6 Steps to Help Navigate the Storm
By Sammi Caramela | June 29, 2022

This guide includes tips for managing a PR crisis and protecting your brand reputation from further damage.

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What Is Gamification?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Gamification injects game play and rewards into everyday activities to build customer loyalty and increase engagement.

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What is a Gantt Chart?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Gantt charts are essential project management tools. They provide a timeline for each task. How to make a Gantt chart is described and a link to Gantt char

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How Most Millionaires Got Rich
By Stella Morrison | June 29, 2022

Millionaires aren't always born wealthy. These self-made millionaires earned their fortune the old-fashioned way – hard work and ingenuity.

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Small Business Impacts of USPS Delays
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

As efforts to fix the ongoing delay problem at the USPS continue, small businesses are paying the price.

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Want to Keep Your Customers? Be Proactive
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

To keep your customers from leaving you for the competition, you need to be proactive and reach out before there's an issue.

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Best Tips for Creating Your Business’s Disaster Plan
By Marisa Sanfilippo | June 29, 2022

Disaster plans help your business prepare for the worst, be it a fire, flood or even data loss.

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CEO Roundtable Meeting Redefines the Role of a Corporation
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

The Business Roundtable has released its Principles of Corporate Governance since 1978. Its 2021 reaffirmation shows how companies reacted to the pandemic.

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Which Gender Excels at Teamwork? Both…With a Catch
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022
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What Matters to Small Business Owners After the Midterm Elections?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

As the midterm elections loom, these small business issues have bubbled to the surface.

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How Porter’s Five Forces Can Help Small Businesses Analyze the Competition
By Marci Martin | June 29, 2022

Analyzing your competition with Porter's Five Forces can help you better position your business for success in the marketplace.

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What Is a Compressed Work Schedule, and Should You Offer It?
By Stella Morrison | June 29, 2022

A compressed work schedule lets employees work a 40-hour week in fewer days than the usual five, possibly increasing productivity. Learn how it works.

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Surprising Ways Tariffs Impact Small Business (and What to Do About Them)
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Tariffs can have a serious impact on costs throughout a supply chain. Here's how to prepare to deal with them as a small business owner.

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17 International Business Customs That Could Make or Break a Deal
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Understanding international business etiquette and customs is key to global success. Learn 17 international business customs to stay respectful.

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Mind Your Business: Scientology, The Business Plan
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Regardless of your take on Scientology, they know how to run an organization

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Language Translation: What Global Companies Should Know
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022
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What Is a Decision Matrix? Definition and Examples
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Learn how to use a decision matrix to compare quantitative variables and make tough business decisions.

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What Is Corporate Social Responsibility?
By Nadia Reckmann | June 29, 2022

Corporate social responsibility is imperative for businesses that want to appeal to modern consumers. Learn what it is and how to maintain it.

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What is a Unique Selling Proposition?
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Every business needs one defined, unique quality to connect with customers. That's your USP.

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When Founders Die, Businesses Suffer
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

The death of a company's founding entrepreneur wipes out, on average, 60% of its sales and cuts jobs by roughly 17%.

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Adapt or Die: How Cultural Anthropology Can Inform Business Strategy
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Applying anthropological insights to your company can give it a competitive edge.

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What Is Market Intelligence?
By Jamie Johnson | June 29, 2022

This guide explains the concept of market intelligence and offers tips on how to use it for your small business.