Small Business Operations & Success

    A successful business owner knows how to wear many hats. From accounting to marketing to supply chain management, here's what you need to know to successfully run your business.
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    What Is Gamification?
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    Retirement Planning Isn’t Easy When You’re the Boss
    Business Planning Resolutions
    Create a Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit
    When analyzing a balance sheet, pay careful attention to the inventory figures. What accounting method is used to track the inventory? How does inventory compare to competitors? Are there are significant changes in the relative percentage of assets made up by inventory over recent years?
    Inventory Optimization for Small Business
    Starting a Small Business - What You Don't Need
    How do Small Business Development Centers Work?
    How to Use Google Retargeting Ads to Grow Your Business
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    A Guide to Trade Secret Protection
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    How Much Does Renter's Insurance Cost?
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    Choose the Best Direct Mailing Service for Your Nonprofit
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    Should Your Company Create a Captive Insurer?
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    How to Set up Your Business as a Separate Entity
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    Best Places to Live In a Future Troubled by Climate Change
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    How to Use Event Sponsorship to Grow Business
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    Starting a New Business? Consider Using Google for Startups
    What is a Consent Decree? How Does it Work?
    How a Consent Decree Works and When It's Used
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    What Coverages Does Your Cleaning Business Need?
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    What Types of Crop Insurance Can You Buy?
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    What Is Shopify?
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    Are Your Employees Using Electric Scooters On the Job?
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    What Is Cross Elasticity of Demand?
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    Can You Cut Down a Neighbor's Tree Branches on Your Property?
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    What Is the Air Quality Index?
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    What Are the Largest Third-Party Administrators?
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    SMB Expert Answers Questions on Managing a Small Business During COVID-19
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    Best Executive Search Firms for 2021
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    The 7 Best Shipping Companies for Small Business of 2021
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    Best Property Management Companies in 2021
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    The Best Construction Scheduling Software for 2021
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    The Best Inventory Management Software for 2021
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    How Can I Create a Business Bank Account?
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    Best Business Card Printing Services of 2021
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    Best Nurse Scheduling Software of 2021
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    How a Business Restructures After Bankruptcy
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    The 9 Best Translation Services of 2021
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    The Best Appointment Scheduling Software for Small Businesses for 2021
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    Best Commercial Truck Insurance of 2021
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    The 6 Best Medical Billing Companies of 2021
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    What Are Step Costs?
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    Small Business Owner’s Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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    Before You Give a Lie Detector Test to an Employee, Know the Law
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    How to Deal With Pay, Tax, and Work Laws for Remote Employees
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    What Is Form 1099-NEC?
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    How to Create a Strong Succession Plan for Your Business
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    When Should I Settle Out of Court?
    When Do I Need a Durable Power of Attorney Form?
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    How To Take Airbnb Tax Deductions as a Host
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    Whistleblower Laws Explained
    A Guide to Nonprofit Accounting
    Save Money on Business Tax Preparation
    How Can I Get a Qualified Business Income Deduction?
    Business Tax Filing Questions
    What are the Tax and Liability Benefits of These Business Types?
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    What To Expect From a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Once you suspect your employer isn't paying you fairly, it's time to make the case for a raise. It takes research and practice, but it can be worth it.
    What’s Employment Practices Liability Insurance?
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    How Much Does a Trademark Cost?
    All About Registered Patent Agents
    How Much Does a Patent Cost?
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    What Is an Assignment of Contract?
    Who Owns Employee Work?
    What Should Be Included in a Work for Hire Agreement?
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    What Is the ABC Test?
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    How To Choose a Collection Agency for Your Small Business
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    What Is a Fiduciary?
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    Can Your Small Business Get a Tax Refund?