Author: Rieva Lesonsky

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5 inexpensive ways to invest in employee education & development

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Give your employees the education and development resources they need to succeed. From learning new technology solutions to updating industry knowledge or employing new marketing methods, …

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99 things small business owners (and consumers) should know

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Unsure about payroll and other business terminology? This list provides simple definitions of common business words, phrases, and acronyms that every small business owner should know, …

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3 ways for retailers to prepare for a successful holiday season

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November and December holiday retail sales will increase between 3.8% and 4.2% over 2018, predicts the National Retail Federation (NRF). But with competition coming from all sides and …

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How to ensure your new hire works out

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Does your small business need to hire? If so, you need to plan how you’ll get around three of the biggest minefields for small employers. According …

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10 steps for building your business credit rating

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Like personal credit, it’s important to regularly monitor your business credit. Having a business solid score can help you in a number of ways, including: Obtaining …

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Bootstrapping: The best financing option for your startup

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Have you heard the term “bootstrapping a business?” Derived from the old saying about “pull yourself up by your bootstraps,” bootstrapping means using your own money to finance …