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How to Make Money in Retirement: A Guide to Turning a Hobby into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | January 25, 2022

Many retirees turn side interests into income. Learn how to make money in retirement.

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Debt or Equity? Determine the Right Capital Mix for Your Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 14, 2022

Here is how to find the right debt-to-equity ratio for your business.

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How to Use the Sharing Economy to Benefit Your Business
By Jennifer Post | January 13, 2022

The sharing economy is based on the most efficient use of money and resources. Here's how to use it to benefit your business.

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Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 11, 2022

Grants are a great way to fund a startup or help your small business grow. Here are some specifically for women entrepreneurs.

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Industries That Take Full Advantage of the Subscription Business Model
By Anna Johansson | January 05, 2022

Not every business can work with a subscription service, but these industries are doing it right.

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Get Smart: What is Business Intelligence and Why Do You Need It?
By Tom Drake | January 05, 2022

Business intelligence allows small, medium and large businesses to make better decisions by accessing big data.

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Managing Resources: ERP Industry Trends That Impact Bottom Line
By Aaron Continelli | January 05, 2022

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from a well-integrated ERP software through noticeably simplified and enriched business interactions.

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The Deck Is a Dialogue: 3 Steps to Conversational Presenting
By Adam Somlai-Fischer | January 05, 2022

Efforts have been made to adapt one-way communications to the behaviors of today's not-so-one-way audiences. The same goes for meetings.

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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.

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Want to Invest in Digital Real Estate? How to Get Started
By Syed Balkhi | January 04, 2022

You've seen people making money from owning websites. You can do it too.

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Why Your Product Will Fail
By Tim Sorweid | December 22, 2021

If you don't have the right KPIs and your employees are not informed, your product will most likely fail. Here's how to avoid a bad...

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

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

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Business Employee Benefits & Insurance Plans
By business.com editorial staff | December 21, 2021

Our experts have reviewed the best health insurance providers for 2022. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top rated providers.

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Buy Local: Why Small Business Owners Must Practice What They Preach
By Jennifer Post | December 08, 2021

Supporting local small businesses can generate sales and create loyal customers for your company.

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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.

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What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By Max Freedman | November 05, 2021

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand.

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5 Statistics That Prove Gamification is the Future of the Workplace
By Tim Pickard | October 15, 2021

What motivates employees at work? Recognition, rewards and a sense of competition are all strong motivators.

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The Game of Pricing: How The Number 9 Affects Purchase Behavior
By Mark Anderson | October 15, 2021

What does the number 9 have to do with pricing? A lot. Are you using it right?

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The Pros and Cons of Working in a Shared Business Space
By Sean Peek | October 13, 2021

Sharing a business space with another startup can be great for the collaborative entrepreneur. But what about those who need a little more space and privacy, yet don't have an office of their own?

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PayPal 1099: How to Report Self-Employment Income to the IRS
By Jamie Johnson | October 12, 2021

If you earn money from selling products or services through a third-party provider, like PayPal, you must report that money to the IRS. Learn how to fill out a PayPal 1099.

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7 Surefire Strategies to Help You Stand Out From the Competition
By Stella Morrison | September 30, 2021

As a business owner, you need to know how to differentiate your business from your competitors.

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Can You Make a Profit and Be Socially Responsible?
By Stella Morrison | September 22, 2021

Can you be socially responsible and make money while doing so? The short answer is yes, and we’ll show you how to amplify both.

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13 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
By Jennifer Post | August 30, 2021

Communication, employee training and organization are a few of the things that can improve the office workflow.

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10 Things to Do Before Selling Your Business
By Stella Morrison | August 12, 2021

It's important to follow certain steps to ensure the successful sale of your business.

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How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | August 10, 2021

If you're self-employed, a Roth IRA is one of the retirement savings tools you need in your arsenal.

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What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By Stella Morrison | August 06, 2021

Should your store offer its own labeled products to compete with big brands?

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Expanding Distribution Channels
By Sean Peek | August 06, 2021

Increase sales and brand awareness while reducing risk.

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How to Stop Procrastinating
By Sean Peek | August 05, 2021

Chronic procrastination can have a huge impact on a business. Learn how to identify it in yourself and develop strategies to cope with it.

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Company Cars: To Buy or to Lease, That Is the Question
By Max Freedman | July 19, 2021

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are the pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.