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  • The Most Trusted B2B Brands in 2018 Are Also the Most Profitable, Report Says

    The Most Trusted B2B Brands in 2018 Are Also the Most Profitable, Report Says

    Here's a list of the most trusted B2B brands in 2018. Are the businesses your small business deals with regularly on this list?

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  • The Next 10 Things You Should Do to Simplify Your Life as a Small Business Owner

    The Next 10 Things You Should Do to Simplify Your Life as a Small Business Owner

    Many folks make a habit of complicating things and that's not good for running a business. Here are 10 tips on how to simplify your business.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Could Make Things Easier for the Busy Entrepreneur

    Samsung Galaxy Watch Could Make Things Easier for the Busy Entrepreneur

    Samsung is touting the LTE connectivity of its latest Galaxy Watch as one of its best features. Here's what else they say you'll like.

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  • 9 Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss from a CEO who Survived a Ransomware Attack

    9 Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss from a CEO who Survived a Ransomware Attack

    We spoke with a business owner whose company was held hostage by hackers. Here are his tips on what to do if ransomware attacks you.

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  • 3 Very Simple Ways Your Local Business Can Compete With Online Sellers

    3 Very Simple Ways Your Local Business Can Compete With Online Sellers

    A brick-and-mortar store needs to compete with online sellers. Luckily, they can. Here are three straightforward ways to get started.

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  • Best Social Media Experts Share Productivity Tips for Your Small Business

    Best Social Media Experts Share Productivity Tips for Your Small Business

    These 9 markerters have quite a following online -- their social media productivity tips are definitely worth consideration.

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  • Facebook Implements New Authorization Protocol for Business Pages

    Facebook Implements New Authorization Protocol for Business Pages

    The new rules around authorization for Facebook pages means that large US audience will have to complete a new process that promotes transparency.

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  • 80% of Content Created By Marketing Goes Unused by Sales, Survey Reveals (INFOGRAPHIC)

    80% of Content Created By Marketing Goes Unused by Sales, Survey Reveals (INFOGRAPHIC)

    In the field of business, sales and marketing may sometimes feel like opposing squads. Here are some tips on aligning marketing and sales content.

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  • 6 Ways Answering Your Own Phone Harms Your Business, and What You Should Do Instead

    6 Ways Answering Your Own Phone Harms Your Business, and What You Should Do Instead

    Sponsored Post If you're still answering small business phone calls, you may be doing more harm than good. Here are 6 reasons why that's the case.

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  • Facebook Says Updates Allow Customers to Interact with More Small Businesses

    Facebook Says Updates Allow Customers to Interact with More Small Businesses

    These new Facebook local marketing updates ares designed to make it much easier for users to connect your small business.

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  • 71% of Consumers Say the Facebook Video Ads They See Are “Relevant”

    71% of Consumers Say the Facebook Video Ads They See Are “Relevant”

    Worried that your Facebook video ads won't be seen by the right type of consumer? The latest social media video marketing statistics suggest otherwise.

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  • Do You Need an Email List for Small Business Success?

    Do You Need an Email List for Small Business Success?

    Your small business email list is critical for long-term success. Let’s dive in and look at 5 reasons why this statement is true.

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  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Brings Functionality – and High Cost – to Business Power Users

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Brings Functionality – and High Cost – to Business Power Users

    The Galaxy Note 9 doesn't disappoint when it comes to specs, design and functionality. If you're willing to pay the price, it can be yours August 24, 2018.

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  • How to Succeed in Your Small Business While Doing Less with Virtual Assistants? (INFOGRAPHIC)

    How to Succeed in Your Small Business While Doing Less with Virtual Assistants? (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Are you ready to reap the benefits of a virtual assistant? This handy infographic walks you through the pros on both ends, the business and the VA.

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  • BambooHR Launches Tool to Track Employee Morale

    BambooHR Launches Tool to Track Employee Morale

    You may only think you know the morale of your company at the individual level, but by using the eNPS, BambooHR can help you pinpoint trouble spots.

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  • Big Banks Bullish on Lending to Small Businesses, Biz2Credit Reports

    Big Banks Bullish on Lending to Small Businesses, Biz2Credit Reports

    Per the Biz2Credit Lending Index July 2018 report, small businesses looking for some more capital to grow their companies are finding what they need.

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  • Verizon Webinar Shows You How to Think Mobile First in Digital Marketing

    Verizon Webinar Shows You How to Think Mobile First in Digital Marketing

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  • 10 Ideas for Giving Your Small Business a Much Needed Refresh

    10 Ideas for Giving Your Small Business a Much Needed Refresh

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  • HubSpot Conversations Gives Small Businesses Unlimited Chats and Chatbot Capabilities

    HubSpot Conversations Gives Small Businesses Unlimited Chats and Chatbot Capabilities

    The newly launched HubSpot Conversations is a new collaboration tool that’s part of the inbound marketing and sales platform’s free CRM offering.

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  • Motoring Africa Examines Business Opportunities in an Emerging Auto Manufacturing Industry

    Motoring Africa Examines Business Opportunities in an Emerging Auto Manufacturing Industry

    According to Edward Hightower in Motoring Africa, the sky's the limit for the right sustainable manufacturing ideas in Africa.

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