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How a Bookkeeper Became a Successful Reseller
By Skye Schooley | November 20, 2020

Learn how this bookkeeper's hobby became a passion project and then a full-time reseller business, and get her seven tips for success.

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20 Businesses That Make Gift Giving Easier
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 18, 2020

Use this list to help you find the perfect gift for your boss, employees or co-workers this holiday season.

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WebiMax
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

WebiMax gets our best pick for businesses because it offers up-front pricing and multi-level plans suitable for businesses of all sizes.

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Podium
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

Podium is a reputation management platform that gives businesses a centralized way to acquire and manage all of their reviews.

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Gadook
By Skye Schooley | November 16, 2020

Gadook helps you manage your personal brand at a low cost and with a wide array of services.

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TeleDirect
By Adam Uzialko | October 27, 2020

TeleDirect is our best overall pick for call center reviews because it combines comprehensive service with a flexible pricing model suitable for businesses of any size.

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How to Market to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 30, 2020

Recurrent is a hygiene company specifically created for Gen Z. Its founders say marketing to Gen Z isn't that hard. Here are their top five tips for appealing to this new group of consumers.

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9 Ways for New Businesses to Survive the Pandemic
By Skye Schooley | September 25, 2020

Get expert advice to help your new business survive the pandemic.

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How to Create a Unique Customer Experience That Drives Repeat Business
By Adam Uzialko | September 21, 2020

Old World Shaving Parlor in Red Bank, New Jersey, offers traditional, personalized service in an old-timey atmosphere that keeps customers coming back.

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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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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.

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Specialty Answering Service
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Specialty Answering Service has years of experience in a range of industries. It has flexible pricing plans and several convenient features, making it a suitable partner for businesses of any size.

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Signius Communications
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Signius Communications is our pick as the best call center service for businesses with a low volume of incoming calls. It offers difficult-to-find plans for businesses that don't need a high amount...

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Stericycle Communication
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Stericycle Communication Solutions is a strong option for medical answering services. Its agents are well trained on medical terminology and HIPAA compliance.

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Contact Communications
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Contact Communications, our pick for best pay-as-you-go answering service, has plans suitable for small businesses or companies on a budget. It charges competitive per-minute usage rates and low...

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Go Answer
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Go Answer is a competitively priced call center with exceptional customer service and a strong list of features, which earned it our best pick for call center for inbound services.

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Five Star Call Centers
By Adam Uzialko | May 12, 2020

Five Star Call Centers is our best pick as a call center for outbound services because it offers one of the most comprehensive sets of outbound services we came across, as well as all the other...

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MBA Students Discover Secret to Fashion Startup Success
By Business News Daily Editor | March 04, 2020

What's the key to running a successful fashion design startup? The perfect business partner.

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7 Wedding Businesses to Help Couples Plan Their Beautiful Day
By Business News Daily Editor | February 28, 2020

These companies help couples tie the knot with less of the added stressors.

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Using Tech to Track Data in the Seafood Industry
By Andrew Martins | October 16, 2019

Red's Best uses seafood technology to track how fishermen get their catch to the plate.

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7 Ways a Business Incubator Can Benefit Your Online Startup
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2019

Use a business incubator to access big data, leverage a playbook and launch your startup.

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Companies Founded by Amazing Young Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | September 08, 2019

These young entrepreneurs are running the companies of the future.

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Fiserv
By Lori Fairbanks | August 08, 2019

Fiserv, formerly known as First Data, provides merchant services and Clover equipment to businesses of all types and sizes, including banks and independent sales organizations that resell them to...

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How to Build a Business During a Recession
By Adam Uzialko | August 07, 2019

Launched during the 2008 financial crisis, Northstar Truck Lettering and Signs thrives.

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Small Business R&D Can Serve the Public Good
By Siri Hedreen | August 02, 2019

How a company's supply problem led to an innovation in New Jersey organic farming.

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Tips on How to Reach Your Target Audience
By Bennett Conlin | July 31, 2019

Building a business for a specific market requires detailed research, as Ellevest learned.

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How to Start a Business in a Competitive Industry
By Bennett Conlin | July 17, 2019

Start locally to break into the most competitive fields.

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Paychex
By Matt D'Angelo | July 06, 2019

Paychex offers personalized PEO coverage that can scale with your business. This, along with its pricing model, makes it the best PEO for midsize businesses.

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How Personalized Customer Experience Can Define Your Business
By Matt D'Angelo | July 01, 2019

For Chewy co-founder Ryan Cohen, the power of success lies in personal connections.