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A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy

by Rachel Jones

Does your business have a mobile marketing strategy? If not, you run the risk of falling behind. Here's how to design a mobile strategy for your business. Read more »

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Using Invoice Factoring to Safeguard Your Cash Flow

by Rachael Grinnell

If you have clients or customers who take forever to pay, this can cause cash flow problems for your business. Fortunately, solutions like invoice and spot factoring can act as a safeguard, to help protect your cash flow against future disasters. Read more »

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11 Tips for Creating a Long-Term Strategic Plan

by Jodie Shaw

Strategic planning is a management tool that guides your business to better performance and long-term success—and it's not as intimidating or difficult as it sounds. Read more »

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Potential Pain Points When Starting a Small Business

by Jackson Cooper

Owning your own small business can be hugely rewarding, but there are inherent challenges that you'll have to face. Here's how to navigate them successfully. Read more »

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Tax Tips and Deductions for Restaurant Owners

by Brendon Pack

Do you own (or plan to open) a restaurant? Restaurant owners are eligible to take advantage of a number of tax-saving strategies and deductions, and these tips will make the process easier. Read more »

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Take Time to Pause and Reflect on What You’re Grateful For

by Angelique O'Rourke

Every year has its ups and downs, and small business owners know this better than most. They also know it’s never a bad idea to count your blessings. Read more »

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Pause: 10 Quotes on Why You Should Take Breaks, Relax, and Play

by Jonathan Michael

10 quotes from famous authors, poets, and speakers on why time away from work is vitally important. Here's to time off, relaxation, and a bit of play! Read more »

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How to Improve Financial Metrics That Matter

by Colin Tierney

Even if you don't currently need a loan, consider looking at your business through the eyes of a lender. What could you improve? Here are the financial metrics to watch. Read more »

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How to Calculate Social Media Marketing ROI for Your Small Business

by Chalease Linderman

You know growing and maintaining an active presence on social media is important, but determining whether or not your social media efforts are paying off can be tough. Here's how to calculate your social media marketing ROI. Read more »

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9 Ways to Thank Your Favorite Customers

by Scott Gerber

How do you plan on showing your customers that you appreciate them this holiday season? Here are some great strategies to remind your customers how much you value their business. Read more »

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The Best Free Email Marketing Tool for Startups and Small Businesses

by Anthony St. Clair

For most businesses, email marketing is a nonnegotiable. However, choosing which email marketing tool to use can be a hassle. So, we've evaluated them all, and chosen our favorite—and you'll see why it's the clear winner. Read more »

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28 Gifts for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

by Briana Morgaine

The holidays are almost upon us—do you have all of your gifts ready? We've got 28 fantastic gifts for entrepreneurs. Read more »

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9 Strategies to Boost Employee Productivity During the Holiday Season

by Kayla Matthews

The holidays are a time for family and fun—and, oftentimes, distraction at work. Here's how to keep your business productive during the holiday season. Read more »

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Raise an Entrepreneur With These 36 Genius Toys

by Candice Landau

Beyond a good education and brilliant parenting skills, how do you raise little entrepreneurs? Better yet, what does it even take to become an entrepreneur? Read more »

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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

by Katie McBeth

Work experience and skills listed on a resume aren't the only things to pay attention to. Are you evaluating potential employees for emotional intelligence? Read more »

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How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving Into Work

by Angelique O'Rourke

Want to take advantage of the holiday spirit? These activities can help strengthen company culture during the holidays, and contribute positively to people in need. Read more »

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The History of Lean Planning

by Noah Parsons

The traditional business plan simply didn't fit the needs of modern, fast-moving companies. It was time to bring a scientific approach to business planning—and so Lean Planning was born. Read more »

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Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

by Anthony St. Clair

Your new business needs a logo, but finding the perfect designer can be difficult. So, we've made it easier. In this guide, you'll find our reviews, top picks, and recommendations. Read more »

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5 Restaurant Technologies to Have Before Your Grand Opening

by AJ Beltis

If you're planning on opening a restaurant, don't make the mistake of going low-tech. From POS systems to loyalty program management, these must-have tools will make running your restaurant easier. Read more »

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How to Launch an Awesome Kickstarter Campaign

by Christina Comben

Make no mistake: Starting a Kickstarter campaign isn't a guaranteed easy funding route. However, it can prove successful if you approach it correctly—and we'll walk you through the process. Read more »