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Good Office Furniture Can Be a Good Marketing Tool, Too

Take the furniture in your office seriously. It's more than just a couple of mismatched chairs and desks or a place to park yourself for the day -- or at least it should be. Comfort is certainly important, but so is appearance. What experience does good office furniture create for customers?


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Bing Beats Out Google in AOL Deal

Microsoft just announced that its search engine, Bing, will handle search queries across a range of AOL-owned sites beginning in 2016. Microsoft presumably beat out Google for this honor.


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Millennials Want Work-Life Balance, Even if it Means Relocation

If your small business is in serious need of a youth movement, the Millenial set is all ready to get to work. The thing about this generation, though, is that they want work-life balance, even if it means relocating. Setting up your business operations to accommodate this need may be imperative to recruit and retain the youngest workers today.


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25 More Ways to Save on Small Business Travel

Traveling for business can be important, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your budget when on the broad for business. Just like back at the office, there are simple tips you can follow to keep costs down. Here are some of the more popular with other small business owners just like you.


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Your Surface 3 Can Now Have Windows 10

Microsoft recently released some updates to the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 tablets that will allow them to run the new Windows 10 operating system. Read more about the capabilities this new functionality will bring.


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10 Coffee Franchises to Challenge Starbucks

Ever thought of going up against the likes of Starbucks? If you're a franchisee who's looking to get into the coffee business, there are plenty of coffee franchises as alternatives to Starbucks.


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What Role Do Machines Play in the Future of Customer Service?

Like it or not, machines will eventually replace the human in some aspects of your small business operations. That's not necessarily a bad thing, in a lot of cases. Here are some ways small businesses can adopt machinery to handle some customer service tasks.


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The Importance of Email Marketing Segmentation

In a world of increasing marketing channels and options, it's important not to forget what works. Here's a look at a tried and true marketing technique that still gets good results. Are you using email marketing segmentation?


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SEO Landed This Small Business a Deal with Best Buy

A husband-and-wife team used their extensive knowledge of SEO to get their niche small business noticed by some bigger companies. Now, they have a nationwide contract to sell their accessory products at Best Buy stores.


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Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 is a PC in the Palm of Your Hand

A PC on a stick isn't exactly a new concept. Still, Lenovo is hoping to bring increased portability to Windows-based computers with its new Lenovo ideacentre 300. And if the size of this new PC doesn't impress you, it's certain the price will.


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Check Out These Business Travel Horror Stories

We've all heard business travel horror stories, but by the end of the trip, usually people will only give you a one-word description of their awful jaunt. SurePayroll and Small Business Trends teamed up to delve deeper into these horror stories. Here's what we found.


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Learning by Doing and Entrepreneurship

A recent survey question posed to Small Business Trends readers asked the best way to learn about entrepreneurship. The results of the informal survey, while unscientific, yielded some interesting responses. If you haven't yet taken the survey, what would your answer be?