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4 Strategic Tools Service Businesses Can Borrow From Their Retail Counterparts

by Josh McCarter

Service businesses: it's time to take a leaf out of the ecommerce playbook. If you run a service business, there are tons of tools at your disposal to help enhance your customers' experience. Read more »

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5 Reasons a Coworking Space Makes Sense for Your Startup

by Gemma Church

If you've just started your business, you might not have office space. Find out why coworking can be a great solution—and offer more than just a desk. Read more »

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11 Questions to Help Your Business Start Off on the Right Foot

by Kenneth Burke

So many entrepreneurs have great ideas, but still make crucial starting mistakes. What to start your business right? Ask yourself these questions first. Read more »

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From Brick to Click: Optimizing Your Customer’s Experience

by Capital One

A customer’s impression of your business starts as soon as they're exposed to your brand for the first time—which is often online. Here's how to perfect this digital experience. Read more »

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A Complete Guide to Marketing ROI Tracking

by Jose Cayasso

If you're planning a marketing campaign, keeping track of where a customer came from can be extremely tricky. Here's how to track the ROI for your marketing efforts. Read more »

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How to Use Texting for Your Small Business (Plus Infographic)

by Anastasia Svyrydenko

Have you texted your customers recently? You read that right. Here's how to use text messages to increase sales and brand awareness for your small business. Read more »

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Customers and staff in a busy boutique; small business marketing concept

5 Small Business Marketing Ideas for Every Holiday

by Jessica Thiefels

Holiday sales and events should be part of any small business marketing strategy. These 5 marketing ideas are great for new businesses (and small budgets). Read more »

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How Packaging Design Can Help Create a Winning Product

by Leo Almeida

Product packaging design acts as a gateway to the product you're selling, and it's often your first (and only) chance to make a strong positive impression. Here's how to get your product packaging right from the beginning. Read more »

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How and Why You Should Validate Your App Idea Before You Build

by Abdo Riani

Planning on building an app? You may want to test your business idea in the real world before you start building. Here's how to do it. Read more »

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Why Small Community Lenders Have Your Back

by Anthony Price

Are you wondering how to get a bank loan for your small business? If you're in the process of seeking funding, you may want to look to smaller community lenders for your loan. Read more »

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How to Use Your Company Website to Hire Better

by Paul Peters

Planning on hiring? Reaching qualified candidates is harder than ever. Here's how to use your website to hire the best employees for your business. Read more »

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Facebook browser open on laptop on desk

The Real Reason Your FaceBook Ads Aren’t Working

by Alexis Krasinski

Facebook ads allow you to target thousands of users—but they only work if done correctly. Here's how to get your Facebook ad campaign right. Read more »

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What to Do When Your Business Hits a Rough Patch

by Barry Stewart

Has your business hit a rough patch? It’s how you react that’s important. Here's how your business can plan for (and survive) tough times. Read more »

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I Just Started a Business—Should I Focus on the Destination?

by Elise Mitchell

You've just started down the path of entrepreneurship—should you be thinking about your long-term goals for your company? Here's how to build your business with the future in mind. Read more »

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Businessman cold calling customers at his desk

The Building Blocks of a Cold Call They Can’t Say No To

by Gregg Schwartz

Is cold calling a waste of time? Not if you have a plan—and follow these tips. Here's how to cold call successfully and secure new customers. Read more »

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Popular coffee chain Dutch Bros Coffee drive thru

How to Start a Thriving Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

by Larry Alton

Starting a drive-thru coffee shop seems like an easy win, but they need proper planning and attention to detail to get right. Here's how to do it. Read more »

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14 Tips for Your First Trade Show

by Charles Durgan

Trade shows offer businesses the opportunity to increase brand awareness, network with prospective clients, and make sales. Here's how to make the most of your trade show experience. Read more »

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7 Unconventional Business Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

by Dan Scalco

True entrepreneurs generally prize creativity. With that in mind, here is a list of unique business books that every entrepreneur should have on their reading list. Read more »

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Entrepreneurs working on a new business idea

How to Move on When Your Business Idea Fails

by David Porter

The key to being a successful entrepreneur isn't just coming up with a great business idea. It’s continuing to come up with great ideas, even after failure. Read more »

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Businessmen shaking hands after business deal

How to Position Your Business to Be Acquired

by Mark Daoust

If you're planning on selling your business, it's good to be prepared from the start. Here's how to position your business to be acquired, should you one day hope to sell. Read more »