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Management, Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Owner's Guide

5 Lessons from the Best B2B Business Books

Knowledge is power. Knowledge will help you achieve the biggest gains for your business. If you’re a B2B small business owner, checking out the latest B2B business books could be the very best thing you do for your business. But here…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

7 Cloud-Based Inventory Management Tools For Small Businesses

Tracking inventory for your business can be a headache, and the costs of time wasted or lost profit from mistakes can quickly add up.  With cloud-based tools, inventory data is updated in real time, without any lag time, and can…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Owner's Guide

Your Customers Are Diverse, So Why Isn’t Your Business Strategy?

Your customers already are incredibly diverse. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 36% of the population identifies as a racial or ethnic minority group. Your customers are going to become increasing more diverse. If current rates of national population change trend…

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Customer Service, HR, Management, Money, Small Business Owner's Guide

10 Tools To Make Running Your Small Business Easier

Running a business is hard, like really really hard- especially for small businesses! With a million things to do every day, it can seem impossible to take the time to innovate or grow your business. Here are 10 great ways…

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HR, Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Best Websites to Find Interns and Employees for Your Small Business

The Internet has totally changed the modern recruiting game. But with the many valuable resources for online hiring also comes a lot of junk. As you’re seeking the best placement for your job listings, you’re likely to come across a…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

20 Apps and Tools to Manage Business Cash Flow on the Go

By Anna Eschenburg Staying on top of the financial health of your business while you’re on the road isn’t easy. Did that much anticipated late payment from a client come in yet? How’s your inventory tracking? What about cash flow?…

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From the Desk of JM, Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to DUNS

If you’re reading this, you likely just came upon a loan application or other government document requesting your “DUNS number” and found yourself scratching your head. Though seldom talked about, your company’s DUNS number is an important identifier essential for…

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HR, Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Office Etiquette for Modern Times – 20 Common Mistakes

Bosses, coworkers, and HR reps take note- it’s time for a quick refresher on office etiquette. It’s incredibly important to create a positive and enjoyable workplace environment- happy employees are more productive and innovative. You may not even realize you’re…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Should Small Businesses Pay for Referrals?

Do your customers constantly tell you how much they love your product or service, yet are you struggling to get the word out to a new customer base? If so, you may consider a paid or indirect compensation customer referral…

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Management, Money

Consider This: Crowdfund Your Business Improvement

Are your restaurant’s most loyal customers goading you to finally fix the heater? Are your coffee shop’s patrons loving your java but begging for free WiFi? Or maybe your spa’s biggest fans are crying out for you to add a…

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