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Business Expansion

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7 Methods to Help Build Your Small Business to Scale

Scaling a business is a challenge. Learn how to scale your company just like the most profitable small businesses in the country using these 7 proven methods.

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The SBA 8(a) Program: Qualifications, Benefits and the Application Process

The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program helps businesses obtain government contracts and more. See if you’re eligible for certification.

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How to Invest in a Small Business for Long-Term Revenue Growth

Backing a small business can prove rewarding. Here’s how to invest in a business as well as some tips to set you up for success.

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Business Financing

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Where to Find Working Capital Loans for Your Small Business Needs

Working capital loans options for small business financing can help you cover bills and expand your operations. Here’s our guide to how they work.

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How Hard Is It to Get a Business Loan?

How hard is it to get a business loan? Get your answer and see your options, from the least difficult to the most.

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Why Do Lenders Need Bank Statements for Business Loans?

What do underwriters look for in bank statements? Here’s what you need to apply and boost your small business’s borrowing power.

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Business Credit

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How to Pay Off Business Credit Card Debt (Once and For All)

When you’re wondering how to pay off business credit card debt, here are 7 strategies you can use.

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What’s the Difference Between a Business Line of Credit vs. a Business Credit Card?

What are the pros and cons of a business line of credit vs. a business credit card (and when should you use one over the other)? Get the answers.

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What Are UCC Filings (and How Do They Affect a Business’s Credit Score)?

UCC filings lay claim to assets until a debt is paid. Having one doesn’t affect your credit score, but it could impact your chances of approval.

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Business Management

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How to Prepare Your Business for a Recession

Small business owners, what can you do to get through a recession? Discover ways to manage your business through an economic downturn and come out ahead.

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The Most Common Types of Business Expenses (Plus Which Are Tax-Deductible)

There are 25 business expenses all entrepreneurs have to handle. Check out the list and see if they count as business tax deductions.

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35 of the Most Profitable Small Businesses in 2022

From pet grooming to junk removal, here are 5 of the most profitable businesses to motivate established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Sales and Marketing

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8 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Their Sales

When you’re wondering how to increase sales for your small business, you don’t need complex, costly marketing ideas. Here are 8 simple strategies you can start implementing today.

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Blog Best Practices: Follow These 11 Do’s and Don’ts

These 11 blog best practices will grow your audience, authority and revenue. Start creating more effective content today.

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Hello, HARO: What It Is and How to Tap Expertise Straight From the Experts

What is Help a Reporter Out (HARO), and how can you use it? Learn how to harness HARO and connect with experts (or share your expertise).

Accounting

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9 Accounts Receivable Best Practices You Can’t Be Without

Are your billing and collection methods getting the job done? If it takes too long to get paid, speed up the process with these tips.

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8 Questions to Check the Financial Health of a Company (and Ways to Improve It)

Knowing how to measure the financial health of a company can help your business with financial planning. Here are 8 signs to look for.

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The Best Place to Save Money: 12 Ideas for Entrepreneurs

What’s the best place to save money you earn from your small business? Here’s our guide to 12 of your best options.

Leadership

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The 30 Best Support Small Business Quotes to Inspire You

Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday. To help you prepare for it, here are 30 of the best support small business quotes.

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Crucial Advice and Insights From Millennial Entrepreneurs

Millennial entrepreneurs drive change while overcoming challenges. Get tips from experienced, successful millennial business owners.

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Avoiding Burnout: 7 Small Business Owners Share Their Coping Strategies

Are you tired and stressed or is it something more? Discover how 7 entrepreneurs prevent and cope with business owner burnout.

Business Insurance

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Business Disability Insurance: What It Is (and When You Need It)

Business disability insurance can sustain income when you or your employees are unable to work. Learn what it is and how it works.

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What to Consider When Comparing Business Quotes for Commercial Insurance

Knowing how to compare business quotes for insurance can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Here’s how to evaluate offers.

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9 Best Small Business Insurance Companies

Learn how to identify the risks in your business and select the best small business insurance company with the lowest premiums.

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Retail

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What Is an Order Management System (and Does Your Business Need One)?

Can an order management system (OMS) improve your retail business? Learn what it is and explore OMS software features and programs.

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Best Evergreen Niches: Businesses to Weather Any Financial Storm

What are the best evergreen niches for small businesses? Learn what products and services are in perpetual demand.

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What Is Assortment Planning in Retail? 7 Tips and Strategies

Data-based assortment planning improves cash flow while pleasing shoppers. Use these 7 tips to optimize your retail strategy.

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Human Resources

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Managing Location Pay for Remote Workers: Best Employer Practices

With more employees working from home, more employers are adopting location pay for remote workers. But is location-based pay the best way to go?

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Hiring: 2021 Edition

When should you start looking for temporary staff? Ease your holiday hiring woes with these tips for finding seasonal employees.

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The Best PEO Services: Top Firms to Help You Manage Human Resources

How do you find the best PEO services to help you manage your HR needs? Here’s our guide to today’s top PEO providers.

Real Estate

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How to Value a Commercial Property for Sale or Purchase

Here’s what you need to know when you’re wondering how to value a commercial property, whether you’re buying or selling.

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What Is Wholesale Real Estate?

We’re answering the question, “What is wholesale real estate?” See how to become a real estate wholesaler and the steps needed to close a deal.

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How to Buy a Hotel or Motel

There are multiple factors to consider before buying and running a small hotel. You’ll have to weigh what you can afford when you buy a hotel and evaluate the average hotel and motel prices in your target area. The hospitality industry is highly competitive, with so many large, established brands already inhabiting the top markets. […]

Business Law

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How to Move Your LLC to Another State: Here Are 4 Alternatives

If you’re wondering how to move your LLC to another state, wonder no further. We’ll provide an overview of the steps involved and show you 4 ways to do it.

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Big Companies Mandating the COVID Vaccine: What Can We Learn?

With more large companies mandating COVID vaccine policies, what are the implications for small businesses? Here are some case studies.

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Supporting COVID-19 Long Haulers: A Look at the ADA Guidelines

How are COVID-19 long haulers covered under the ADA? Regulatory protections may apply to workers with long-term effects from COVID.

Business Technology

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10 Reasons Why My Website Is Losing Traffic (and How to Fix It)

It’s frustrating to experience a sudden search engine optimization (SEO) ranking drop. Don’t panic: These are the top 10 reasons for it and how you can fix it right now.

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10 Free Online Business Tools You Can Use to Build Your Company

Use these free online business tools to help improve your team’s productivity and ensure the success of your company going forward.

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Google Workspace Review: How to Use It (Plus the 5 Best Hidden Apps)

Do you know about these 5 hidden Google Workspace apps to supercharge your business? That and more in our in-depth Google Workspace review.

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