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Crowdsourcing: What You Should Know About It and How You Can Use It

If you’re up against a wall in your business, consider going to the crowd and asking your customers for advice. In other words, if you know you need some outside inspiration, crowdsourcing could open up a whole new world for you and your business.

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Get Bankruptcy Help and Invite More Peace of Mind

Has building your business left you with a heavy burden of debt? As a matter of fact, do you find your debts overwhelming? Do you owe more than you can possibly expect to repay in your lifetime? If so, the thought of getting bankruptcy help has probably crossed your mind more than once. Here, we discuss the pros and cons of bankruptcy.

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3 Easy Tips for Improving Your Instagram Marketing

Instagram is increasingly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of social media. Its 600 million users represent a wide-open opportunity for you to build your brand and improve your Instagram marketing through your own followers. All you need are the right tools, relevant hashtags, and engaging content.

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The Importance of Building up Your Business with Great Online Reviews

Online reviews are crucial, especially for a business trying to establish itself in a crowded market. Embrace them and court them, and your business will benefit in the long run.

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Identity Verification: Knowing Your Customers Are Who They Claim to Be

Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, identity verification is important. It keeps both you and your customers protected. What’s more, it improves your company’s efficiency, which will in turn lead to an increase in your profits.

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Now Continues to Be an Excellent Time to Invest in Ecommerce

If you haven’t noticed, ecommerce is taking the world by storm, and with for good reason. The industry is well established, but it also continues to be quite innovative. For example, there are a handful of big players like Amazon and eBay. However, there is still plenty of room for small business startups. The bottom line? It’s a good time to invest in ecommerce.

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How to Make Money in the Restaurant Business: 10 Valuable Strategies

Regardless of your operation’s size, type or location, turning a profit in the restaurant business is always a challenge. That’s because you have to stay on top of everything from inventory and staff scheduling to marketing and menu design. Therefore, knowing how to make money in the restaurant business comes from knowing how to manage it all.

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5 Investments You Should Make When Starting a Business

When you own a business, you need to make certain investments so that your business can be as successful as possible. That’s because investing in the right tools can make running your business easier. With the right tools, for instance, you can ensure that you’re tracking everything properly. However, when they’re first starting out as a business owner, many people don’t know which tools are worth investing in and which they should avoid. Here are five smart choices.

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Why Your Business Needs to Be More Interactive (and How to Do That)

In order to be successful in today’s world, every business needs to become more interactive. When writing a business plan for a brick-and-mortar establishment, most entrepreneurs focus on profitability and work backward. This is a reasonable approach. However, with the threat of online businesses, today’s entrepreneurs need something more. One of the best solutions to this problem is to offer some level of interactivity. That is, give your customers an experience they can engage with. So how is this solution so effective? And how can you bring it to your existing business (or business idea)?

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Make the Most of Your Small Business—Even on a Limited Budget

Most owners of new small businesses start out with a limited budget. Is this true for you? If this is so for you, don’t lose heart. Despite the fact that you might be strapped for cash, you don’t have to let your limited budget dictate your eventual overall success. You can still find ways to promote your business and help it to grow. Here, we take a good look at how you can make the most of your small business, even on a limited budget.

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Every Growing Business Needs These 5 Essential Digital Services

Every growing business needs support from a comprehensive suite of mostly digital services. These services streamline mundane, non-core processes and free up scarce resources for higher-value efforts, like product development. No matter what your company does, these five essential digital services should probably be on its list.

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3 Questions That Will Help to Make Your Automobile Business a Success

In this post are three questions to ask yourself before you begin building your automobile business. You can use these questions now to develop momentum as you begin build your business. Use them later to infuse your business with the strength to endure for years to come.

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Key Man Life Insurance: Why Your Small Business Needs It

Key man life insurance is, to put it simply, life insurance that’s placed on a key person by a business. It protects the business from financial loss in case of the death of the key person. The main difference between a traditional life insurance policy and a key man life insurance policy is that in a key man insurance policy the business is the owner, payer, and beneficiary of the plan.

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Blogging: Things You Need to Know About It Before You Start

A few years ago, if you told people you were blogging, you would often be met with a blank look. Or one that clearly asked, “So, when are you going to get a real job?” However, things have changed since then. Blogging has become a lucrative occupation. As a matter of fact, some people earn as much as $30,000 a month. With figures like this, it’s easy to understand why many people are looking for more information on how to create a blog.

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How Much Money Can You Save by Starting a Home-Based Business?

Starting a home-based business is one of the best ways to save money. Imagine being able to save on expensive office space, the commute to the office, and all the other bills that come with having a job or running a business outside of your home. Once you act on your business ideas you can get creative with how you save money by running a home-based business. Here are some easy ways in which setting up a home-based business can save a lot of money. So get ready to trade the office for the sofa.

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Get Some Stress Relief: How to Truly Unwind After Hours

There must be some division in your life. Running a business is stressful, and, at some level, it always will be. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be constantly frazzled. You must make time to relax and unwind. Otherwise, stress and anxiety will rule your life.

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Important Facts About the U.S. Income Tax Filing Deadline in 2018

Have you taken care of your U.S. tax filing for your business this year? Or do you plan to file for a personal tax refund with the IRS? Well, you are running of time on both counts. That’s because the U.S. tax filing deadline is April 17, 2018. If you are not sure what to do, we have a handy guide to share with you. You can use this infographic as a step-by-step guide when you’re applying for a tax refund from the IRS.

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Why SEO Is Such a Vital Part of Your Business Operations

There are so many different elements involved in running a business. You have to make sure you cover all the areas that matter. If you want your company to succeed, you can’t ignore the things that matter. You need to do what you can to embrace the important aspects of running a company. For instance, you’ve got to understand the vital role that search engine optimization, or SEO, plays in your company’s success.

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Is Your Warehouse Easily Accessible to Transport Vehicles?

A warehouse that isn’t accessible is an inefficient warehouse. And inefficiency leads to lost money. According to research by Intermec, unproductive workflows in small- to medium-sized warehouses lead companies to lose an incredible 3,000 work hours per year. In any business, time is money. If your transport vehicles aren’t accessing your facility with ease, then you’re losing both every day. Here are some foolproof ways to improve your warehouse design so that it is more easily accessible.

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4 Ways to Make Your Employees Happier and Healthier 

How important to you is a productive workday in your business? Nobody can deny that a successful business can be traced back to hardworking and productive employees. It’s also true that nobody can deny that people feel more inclined to work harder when they feel valued and happy. Here we discuss several ways for encouraging productivity by making employees happier and improving their health.

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