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Learn good reasons to take on business debt.

3 Reasons to Take on Business Debt (and 2 Reasons to Avoid It)

Learn good reasons to take on business debt.

At some point, your small business will need more money. You’ll need more space, inventory, or equipment and there won’t be enough money in your business bank account. When you get to this point, you need to take on debt. Don’t think of business debt as bad. Getting a business loan can be a good […]

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Desk Exercises

Desk Exercises That Can Relieve Tension and Fuel Engagement

Desk Exercises

For many workers, most of a standard eight-hour workday is devoted to sitting at a desk. Sitting for extended periods of time can lead to low employee engagement, productivity, and morale. If you or your employees need a boost throughout the day, try these desk exercises.  

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How to Build an Effective Email List

How to Build an Effective Email List

How to Build an Effective Email List

Email marketing is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience, and even though some marketers claim that it’s dead, this advertising method is very much alive and kicking. For every $1 spent, email marketing generates a $44 ROI, which makes it one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies. However, building […]

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Tips for Conducting an Interview

4 Must-have Tips for Conducting an Interview

Tips for Conducting an Interview

As a small business owner, conducting interviews is one of your responsibilities. You might be just as nervous as the people you interview. Or, you might worry that you won’t hire the right person after the interviews. Here are some tips for conducting an interview.

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How to Protect Your Business from Money Fraud

How to Protect Your Business From Money Fraud

How to Protect Your Business from Money Fraud

As a small business owner, you might be forgiven for thinking that you’re not likely to be the target of fraud. After all, why would anyone come after you when there are bigger fish to fry? In fact though, small businesses are often the targets of money or payroll fraud because they are less likely […]

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Business Writing Tips

Improve and Grow Your Business Writing Skills With These 8 Tips

Business Writing Tips

Your business writing skills are more important now than ever before. You communicate via emails, IMs (instant messages), and texts. You’re writing all the time. To be competitive in the marketplace, your skills need to be constantly nurtured and updated.

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8 Tips for Growing as a Leader in Business

As a business owner, you do a lot. It can be hard to know how to be a business leader when you have a million and one things on your plate. Managing employees, handling accounting and payroll, and finding the time to focus on revenue-generating tasks are all important, but are they enough? Putting precedence […]

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Employee Training Programs

How to Train Your Employees Without Blowing Your Budget

Employee Training Programs

When running a small business, it can be extremely tempting to cut financial corners, and one of the first potential items on the chopping block is the budget for employee training programs. However, well-trained employees are an essential part of any business, even the smallest one. The thing is—untrained employees drain budgets by not working […]

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Inspirational small business quotes

33 Small Business Quotes for Inspiration

Inspirational small business quotes

Being a small business owner is tough. You’re juggling multiple tasks, approaching numerous deadlines, dealing with employees quitting, and handling canceled orders. Then, there are the high moments of success that keep you going. Sometimes, small business owners need an extra dose of encouragement to continue on. Read these 33 small business quotes to kindle […]

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Funding with credit cards for small business startup

Should You Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Startup?

Funding with credit cards for small business startup

Over the years, more and more small business founders are turning to credit cards as a viable source for financing a new business. And it’s not hard to see why startup business credit cards have become so popular. Thanks to the 2008 financial crisis, banks have become much more risk-averse, preferring to lend mostly to […]

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