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You Need to Look at Your Business Through a Wide Lens
By Ned Smith | February 25, 2019

Does your business suffer from the innovator's blind spot?

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Chinese New Year: What 2019 Means for Business
By Skye Schooley | February 07, 2019

This Chinese New Year signifies the year of the pig. Find out what the pig represents and what it means for your business.

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7 Websites for Comparing Small Business Insurance Quotes
By Marci Martin | February 05, 2019

If you're looking for insurance coverage for your small business, these free websites are a great place to start comparing rates and plans.

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How to Cultivate Innovation in Real Time
By Business News Daily Editor | February 05, 2019

Innovation is a popular word. But, how do you really roll out innovative practices in a your world work environment?

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How to Recession-Proof Your Business
By Jennifer Post | February 01, 2019

No one can predict with certainty when a recession will hit, but you can take these measures to soften the blow one would have on your business.

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Want to Keep Your Customers? Be Proactive
By Nicole Fallon | January 31, 2019

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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What is Market Intelligence?
By Business News Daily Editor | January 29, 2019

Using market intelligence by collecting and analyzing data about the markets in which they are situated, companies gain valuable insight into how to grow their business.

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Why Your Business Should Embrace Failure
By Business News Daily Editor | January 25, 2019

 

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Global Expansion Requires Cultural Preparation
By Chad Brooks | January 18, 2019

Once dedicated to serving customers and clients in their local communities, small businesses now have a far greater reach.

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The 'Art of the Pivot': 9 Tips to Successfully Shift Your Business Strategy
By Nicole Fallon | January 18, 2019

In a startup setting, changing your strategy to achieve your business goals is sometimes necessary for survival. Here's how to recognize the need for a shift, and master the "art of the pivot."

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How to Successfully Shake Up Your Small Business
By Katharine Paljug | January 18, 2019

If you're making changes to your business, it's important to consider your existing customers and how they might be affected.

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Is Agile Scrum Methodology Right for Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | January 17, 2019

Agile scrum training isn't for everyone. Find out if it's right for your company.

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What Matters to Small Business Owners After the Midterm Elections?
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2018

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

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8 Local Legislative Issues Small Businesses Should Be Watching
By Adam Uzialko | September 28, 2018

State and local laws are just as important as federal laws for the businesses operating under their jurisdiction. Here are some trends in states and cities that entrepreneurs should watch.

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What Is a PEST Analysis?
By Jennifer Post | September 21, 2018

A PEST analysis looks at how external factors can affect a business's activities and performance. Here's how to create and use one.

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Tips and Tricks to Turning Around a Struggling Business
By Katharine Paljug | August 31, 2018

Learn what real CEOs did to reverse the fortunes of companies that looked like they were going down.

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Setting and Measuring Your Own
By Sammi Caramela | August 04, 2018

It's crucial to set appropriate and measurable KPIs for your business. Here's how to do it.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: Creating Your Own Market
By Carlyann Edwards | July 13, 2018

Instead of viciously competing with other companies, organizations should find a way to work in a marketplace that is free of competitors.

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Are Employee-Recognition Programs Bad for Productivity?
By Adam Uzialko | July 12, 2018

Non-monetary award programs cause internally-motivated employees to question whether their employer is being fair, which in turn causes them to reduce their productivity.

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5 Big Regulatory Changes That Could Affect Your Business
By Adam Uzialko | July 09, 2018

Every year, there are some public policy changes that impact business. In 2018, the stakes have been raised.

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How Businesses Can Partner with a Charity
By Katharine Paljug | July 05, 2018

Getting involved in charitable work can benefit your business at any stage, whether you are brand new or have been around for decades.

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What is a Unique Selling Proposition?
By Matt D'Angelo | July 01, 2018

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

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The Key to Better Business Culture: Establishing a Company Mission
By Matt D'Angelo | April 12, 2018

Creating a company mission can help you increase employee engagement and work toward a common goal.

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15 International Business Customs That Could Make or Break a Deal
By Adam Uzialko | April 04, 2018

Business customs vary all over the world. One little mistake could cost you big. Here are some big ones to look for.

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Affordable Care Act Compliance Essentials for Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | March 27, 2018

Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about where federal health insurance policy stands today, and where it might be headed.

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How Your Small Business Should Respond During a Crisis
By Adam Uzialko | February 08, 2018

Sometimes, crisis is inevitable. At those times, having a plan in place and effectively managing the fallout could make all the difference in the world.

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What is C2B?
By Business News Daily Editor | January 29, 2018

A consumer-to-business model, or C2B, is a type of commerce where a consumer or end user provides a product or service to an organization.

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When Disaster Strikes, Entrepreneurs React in Surprising Ways
By Mark Henricks | January 16, 2018

Researchers at Chicago's DePaul University discover that natural disasters don't always have a negative impact on entrepreneurs.

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Which Classic Management Theorist Are You?
By Sammi Caramela | January 08, 2018

Take this quiz to find out which classic management theorist your leadership style is most like.

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50 Big Ideas, Predictions and Trends for Small Business in 2015
By Brittney Morgan | December 12, 2017

Business owners and experts told us their predictions for small business in 2015.