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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 05, 2022

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

Elevating Expectations: 6 Ways Product Quality Affects Your Brand
By Sammi Caramela | January 04, 2022

Improve your customer retention, build brand trust and boost your ROI by focusing on your product quality.

Should Your Restaurant Be on Grubhub?
By Mona Bushnell | January 04, 2022

Here's what you need to know to decide if Grubhub is right for your restaurant.

What Is Claims-Made vs. Occurrence?
By Kimberlee Leonard | January 04, 2022

Learn the differences between these two basic business insurance types.

Buying vs. Leasing a Time Clock
By Skye Schooley | January 03, 2022

Let us help you decide whether to buy or lease a time clock for your business.

5 Best Construction Estimating Tools
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | January 03, 2022

Use one of these programs to gauge the cost of your next construction project.

Protect Your Genius: 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes That Can Doom Your Startup
By Robert Klinck | December 22, 2021

Intellectual property is key to the success of startups. Here are five IP mistakes startups make and how to avoid them.

Movin' On Up: Why Relocating Offices Doesn't Have to Suck
By editorial staff | December 22, 2021

Office relocations can be the catalyst for giving your entire company a make-over.

True Team Spirit: How to Take Better Care of Your Co-Workers
By Victoria Heckstall | December 22, 2021

Do you want your office life to be more pleasant? If so, give this article a read to find out how to take better care of your co-workers.

Features of Business Security Systems
By Sean Peek | December 22, 2021

When evaluating a security system for your business, here's how to determine the critical features you will need.

The Best Internet Service Providers of 2022
By Chad Brooks | December 21, 2021

Need an internet service provider for your business? We've researched and analyzed the top providers to help you find the one that's right for you.

The Best Social Media Management and Monitoring Tools of 2022
By Saige Driver | December 21, 2021

Looking for the best and most affordable social media monitoring tools? We have expert reviews and feature comparisons of the top social media analytic tools.

What Is Fiduciary Liability Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 08, 2021

A mistake in fiduciary responsibility could result in a lawsuit. Protect your business with fiduciary liability insurance.

14 Ways to Save Money on Business Insurance
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 06, 2021

Business insurance can be costly, but there are ways you can save money without sacrificing coverage.

How to Build a Sales Team at Scale
By Sean Peek | December 03, 2021

A sales team that can scale up as your business grows is crucial to your company's overall success.

What Is a Hold Harmless Agreement?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 03, 2021

A hold harmless clause says you're not responsible for another party's losses. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.

Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 03, 2021

Small, short-term loans are ideal for startups and small businesses that need some capital but don't want to be saddled with a lot of debt.

7 Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processor for Your Construction Company
By Lori Fairbanks | December 03, 2021

Find a processing company that doesn't lock you into a contract or charge excessive fees.

Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | December 02, 2021

There's more to a loan than paying your monthly installment. Look for these hidden terms and fees a lender might include in a loan agreement.

What Is Professional Negligence?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 02, 2021

Anyone in a professional service can be accused of negligence. Having the right insurance in place is crucial.

What Is an Insurance Rider in Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 02, 2021

Modify your business insurance policies with extra protection.

What Is Commercial Property Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 01, 2021

Commercial property insurance covers the buildings and property that your business owns or leases and pays for their repair and replacement.

How Do Commercial Car Insurance Deductibles Work?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 01, 2021

Your business auto insurance deductibles work just like personal car insurance deductibles. Here's what you need to know.

Average Commercial Car Insurance Costs
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 01, 2021

Choose the right coverage to protect your business.

What to Do if You Can't Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 16, 2021

There are some key steps you should take if your business needs an influx of cash and you can't get a loan.

What SMBs Need to Know About Electronic Logging Devices
By Sean Peek | November 12, 2021

If you operate a small fleet, you may be required to adhere to new regulations.

Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Employers have distinct responsibilities for payroll taxes. Learn how to calculate payroll taxes and comply with payroll tax rules.

Host a Holiday Party Your Clients Will Want to Attend
By Anna Johansson | November 09, 2021

Follow these 7 tips to throw a festive, successful holiday celebration.

Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2021

The SBA and USDA offer loans to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who need funding.

Builder's Risk Insurance: Not Just for Builders
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 08, 2021

Anyone with a financial stake in a property being built should consider builder's risk insurance. Here's what you need to know.