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By: Larry Alton

Making the shopping experience convenient for your customers will keep them happy, especially millennials. Here are 4 ways to improve customer convenience.

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By: Annie Pilon

What will the deal between PayPal and Samsung mean for how your business accepts payments?

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By: Diane Helbig

Often, a leader will say a goal is one thing but focus on something else. The confusion, and waste, this can cause highlight the importance of clear goals.

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By: Annie Pilon

Aside from Supercuts, there are other hair salon franchise options, including those that cater to men, women, children and the whole family. Here 10.

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By: Rob Starr

Sponsored Post Whether you are responsible or not, sexual harassment in the workplace will affect your business. Here are some tips on how to prepare and respond.

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By: Rob Starr

One of the best things about the small business marketing tools you can find online is some are free. Here's a free Twitter marketing strategy to try.

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By: Joshua Sophy

Are small business analysts in high demand becuase automation is creating waves of change in the way small businesses are looking at their numbers?

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By: Rieva Lesonsky

Typos on your blog can be unprofessional and sometimes, embarrassing. Here are some tips for editing blog posts from an experienced editor.

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By: Antony Maina

The Chinese have created their own social networks –some with millions of users. Here are the top sites for Chinese social media marketing.

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By: Due

Will the small business impact of mobile wallets change the way you're engaging with, marketing to, and doing business with customers?

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By: Pratik Dholakiya

Your ecommerce business still requires excellent -- personal and fast -- customer service. Here are 5 ecommerce customer service ideas to consider.

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By: Annie Pilon

Meet the virtual reality arcade, a lesson in how new technology offers small businesses an opportunity to update an old concept.

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By: Joshua Sophy

According to Millennial side hustle statistics, they're are working harder than thought -- with more than 1 in 4 regularly putting in work on a side gig.

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By: Annie Pilon

There are still plenty of offline business opportunities for entrepreneurs who aren’t super tech savvy to consider. Here are 50 offline business ideas.

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By: Michael Guta

A new type of phishing email is designed even more to look like an email you might expect. Here's what to look for to avoid the scam.

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By: Michael Guta

The news needls social media advertising RoboAgency platform aims to simplify social media advertising while making it affordable.

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By: Annie Pilon

In this week's spotlight, we take a look at the Virtualitics data visualization company and how they use augmented and virtual reality to help analyze data.

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By: Rob Starr

We talked with a homeland security specialist about where the drone industry is going and how drone rules and regulations need to change.

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By: Itai Elizur

Can a machine create a brand better than a human?  And what does that mean to your business as you build your own company and personal brand?

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By: Mike Michalowicz

These days, many of us don’t even report to a physical office. But mobility requires the right equipment. Here are 4 essential tools for working on the road

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For any organization, deciding where to expand internationally is a major decision that can either make or break your business. Here are some tips.

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By: Annie Pilon

You’re considering a change for your business, carefully consider the customer impact of change and how that might affect your business and reputation.

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By: Antony Maina

If you have been looking for a free tool that can help you keep track of your finances, then you will be happy to learn about the Lilac app for freelancers.

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By: Brian Hughes

Marketers in every industry should be paying close attention to how cannabis marketing has gained real traction in an uphill battle.

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By: Annie Pilon

The success of Avocaderia, a business completely dedicated to avocado based foods, shows the benefits of capitalizing on trending business ideas.

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By: Shubhomita Bose

Here's what you need to know about promoting your brick-and-mortar store on the big social media channels.

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By: David William

Fiverr has just added a new subcategory of gigs you can order that will help you create a bot for your business.

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One salon founder provides us with the following tips of on how to reduce employee turnover in this renowned revolving door industry.

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By: Rieva Lesonsky

Although small business owners are confident they’ll have job openings, they’re not as confident about overcoming these small business hiring challenges.

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To avoid real estate investment mistakes, make sure you know everything about a property, the market, the the likely renters there is to know.

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By: Gail Gardner

Learn how to write the kind of online content that grabs your future customers' imaginations with these tips on content creation for boring industries.

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By: Rob Starr

One of our own authors and experts was recently honored at the Microsoft Inspire event.

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By: Rob Starr

We reached out to a beef industry expert to explain the implications of the decision to allow US beef exports to China again.

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We spoke with a cyber security expert who's providing tips on how to protect your mobile device from hackers who want your data.

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Sponsored Post Energy audits don’t have to be complex, expensive or time-consuming. Here are some tips on how to do an energy audit in your small business office.

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By: Rob Starr

What is a merchant cash advance? One financial expert explains and talks about why a small business might need a merchant cash advance.

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By: Annie Pilon

30 years ago, the idea of a KFC in China seemed foreign. The company has spent the time conquering the market. Here's one example of marketing in China.

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Small Business Trends takes a look at 50 of the most effective marketing channels your small business can use to reach customers both online and off.

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By: Antony Maina

Businesses that cannot lose power for any reason, or ones that want to leave the grid -- even just a little bit -- should check out a Power-Blox system.

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By: NerdWallet

Marijuana dispensaries sold $3 million worth of weed in the 4 days after recreational sales were legalized, but the Nevada pot supply is running low.

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By: Michael Guta

Needing a developer on board your business team is going to cost you, no matter where you're hiring. Here's the global freelance developer rates in 2017.

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By: Shubhomita Bose

Why Use YouTube for Marketing? These numbers show why YouTube continues to be one of the most popular sites for small businesses marketing their brands.

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By: Annie Pilon

A subscription box is a great way to introduce customers new and old to an array of your products. Here's how to start a subscription business in 10 steps.

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By: Charles Franklin

The Hollywood MBA describes the ideal lab for testing leadership under difficult conditions, the kind of situations that leaders will face in the future.

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By: Annie Pilon

These 50 side jobs for teachers can turn into small businesses that fill the void during the summer months or bring in extra income anytime.

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By: Charles Franklin

Using the latest scientific research, In Your Creative Element offers a look at the art and science of creativity applied to business.