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Become a Great Leader—Harness the Power of Primal Emotions

If you’ve been seeking answers to the question of how to build the most effective and happy teams, “Primal Teams” by Jackie Barretta is a great place to start, whether or not you currently own a business. It’s packed so full of useful information, references to studies, examples, and well thought through analysis, that you’ll get...

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15 Tips for Dealing with a Client Who Won’t Pay

You aren’t the IRS, but sometimes collecting money becomes an entrepreneur’s job. That’s why we asked 15 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what steps they take before going to a collections agency for customers who just won’t pay up. 1. Call daily I had this issue with a deadbeat client. I called them daily and...

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The Best Mobile Payment Processor

For small businesses, plastic payments have been a thorny problem for years. More and more people pay by plastic all the time, and increasingly, it’s absolutely expected that you offer plastic as an option. But with credit cards come complex hardware setups, costly contracts, gateways, and support networks. For small businesses on a tight budget,...

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Free Invoice Templates You Can Use Right Now

If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor, chances are you’re familiar with how time-consuming the invoicing process can be. If you want to get paid, invoicing is not something you can set aside. The real question is, how can you do it faster? And, how can you do it more affordably, without having to turn to...

By Angelique O'Rourke | Shares

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When and How to Outsource Your Payroll

One of the most important aspects of running a business is managing payroll—from the minute your first employee (even you!) starts working, you need a payroll system. But small businesses often lack the adequate resources, time, and money to handle payroll in-house. You need to spend all your time doing what you do best and...

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What New Payment Options Can You Offer Customers?

Whether consumers will pay by credit or debit card, check and cash are no longer the only payment consideration for merchants—particularly as payment technology has evolved to include EMV credit cards, contactless payment, and mobile wallets. Though accepting the latest payment method that consumers prefer is an important aspect of delivering a positive customer experience,...

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Our Favorite Black Friday Deals for Your Small Business

We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great days to pick up deals and get your holiday shopping done. But, what about your small business? It needs a few holiday gifts to get it ready for the New Year. Here are 10 of our favorite deals that will help boost your business...

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6 Things That Can Kill Business Growth

Whether you’re kicking around a business idea or working through your first year, it’s never too early to start thinking about growth. After all, the goal of every entrepreneur is to grow a profitable business. To make sure your business is slated for growth, start out with a detailed business plan. This document will serve...

By Lisa Furgison | Shares

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