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Can You Get a Small Business Loan with Bad Credit?

Starting a new business is exciting, but it often requires funding. While some entrepreneurs can raise the capital needed for startup costs, a loan is often necessary to cover everything owners need to get the new enterprise off the ground. Traditionally, a good credit score was one of the prerequisites for securing a small business loan. But what if your credit isn’t perfect? Read More ...

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How to Support Your Employees' Mental Health and Well-Being

According to the 2023 Work in America Survey, 92% of workers surveyed reported that it is important to “work for an organization that values their emotional and psychological well-being.” While this statistic isn’t surprising, it shows that a supportive, positive work environment can go a long way for employee morale and retention. Here are a few simple ways small businesses can foster a workplace culture that supports employees’ mental and emotional health. Read More ...

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How to Keep Your Business' Data Safe and Secure

In today’s digital age, businesses produce and maintain tons of online data daily, from internal financial statements and employee records to customer billing details. But storing this information comes with a challenge: cybersecurity. Small businesses face big risks from data breaches. In this blog, you'll learn how strong data management practices can protect your business and customers. Read More ...

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Which Payroll App Should Your Small Business Use?

Payroll is an essential financial process in every company, but it can seem overwhelming if you are new to managing employees within a new business. Fortunately, there is an increasing amount of software designed to help streamline this critical function. This blog explores a few popular options and their key features that small businesses should consider. Read More ...

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Do Small Businesses Need an IT Department?

If you’re a startup, you may wonder if hiring an IT person is even necessary—especially in cases where you may not have employees or officially launched yet. However, while having an IT specialist or department is not a requirement to get your business off the ground, there are some considerations to keep in mind. Read More ...

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Should You Outsource Your HR Department?

You may juggle many tasks as a small business owner: Beyond bookkeeping, developing products and services and marketing, you also need to tend to employees. That said, not every startup will immediately have a dedicated human resources person to oversee this. But, because a happy workforce is critical to a successful business, it’s worth considering how to make this process more efficient with the resources you have as your organization grows. Read More ...

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Unlocking Sales Success: Harnessing AI To Boost Your Bottom Line

In this article, we'll delve into the essence of AI, explore the synergy between AI and human collaboration, and present ten practical strategies for leveraging AI to supercharge your sales operations. Read More ...

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Maximizing Retail Success: A Guide To Getting Your Product On Store Shelves

In this guide, we'll explore essential steps for breaking into retail, demystify retail pricing dynamics, and shed light on what it takes to become a vendor for a major retailer. Read More ...

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Choosing The Best Business Structure

Discover the ideal business structure for your venture with our comprehensive guide. Learn how different structures impact liability, taxes, and control. Find the perfect balance of legal protection and benefits for your business Read More ...

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10 Tips To Prep Your Small Business For The Holidays

The holiday season is a crucial time for small businesses, offering numerous opportunities to boost sales and connect with customers. However, the increased demand and competition can also present challenges. To ensure your small business thrives during this festive period, consider the following 10 tips to get ready for the holiday season. Read More ...

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