podcasts for new managers

Podcasts for First-Time Managers

When you start a small business, it may be because you want to be your own boss or you have a passion for a product or skill. Rarely, if ever, does an entrepreneur take on all the responsibilities of owning a business just for the […]

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small business contractors

How To Hire Contractors for Your Small Business

The numbers don’t lie: Small businesses employ 47.5 percent of the private workforce in the U.S. But many of the smallest businesses and startups don’t have the means to afford full-time employees. As a result, small business owners often do everything themselves until they have […]

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business comeback examples

How 8 Companies Came Back From the Brink

The world of business is full of stories of triumph and disaster, and everyday decisions can determine whether a start-up hits the big time or a corporate behemoth completely collapses. While some of the biggest companies out there might seem all-conquering now, they, too, had […]

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How to Deal With Fake Negative Reviews

If you’re a small business owner, you know how important online reviews can be when it comes to growing your business and attracting new customers. So the last thing you need is someone spreading damaging lies about your business on the web by leaving you […]

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customer retention

Building Meaningful Customer Relationships

Repeat customers are a large profit driver for most small businesses. That’s why it’s crucial to keep in touch with customers, whether they’ve been to your business once or a dozen times. Even a small uptick in repeat business can mean big boosts for your […]

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business accounting

Improve Your Business’s Accounting

No one said it would be easy running a small business, but there are certainly ways to make it easier for yourself. One of the best ways is to make sure you’re up to snuff on your accounting skills — after all, it’s hard to succeed […]

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small business tools

Must-Have Tools for Small Businesses

If you own a small business, you know that there are many obstacles to overcome, not only to get your business up and running but to keep it running (and running well!). The key to this can be summarized in one word: efficiency. The more […]

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