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A 6 Question Test Before Opening a Second Business Location

Your first small business location is doing extremely well and natural thinking would lean toward potentially opening a second location. Is it a good idea or one that could sink the entire company, good location and all? Take this quick test to determine if it warrants more research.

retaining good employees

5 Secrets to Retaining Great Employees

Small businesses risk losing their employees as much as any other company. And people will leave for a variety of reasons. If you're keen on keeping the people you have for as long as you can, check out these 5 tips for retaining good employees.

mobile payment platforms

Mobile Payment Platforms For Small Business

Mobile payment platforms give small businesses the ability to take payments from customers in new ways and in new places. There are plenty out there. Here's a primer on using them and some of the more popular services currently available.

telecom system

Tips for Choosing the Right Telecom System

A good way to make your small business's day-to-day operations go sideways is to start with a telephone system that requires its own manager. Here are things to consider before picking your business's phone system.

small business on twitter

10 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Be On Twitter

You know the powerful benefits of networking on Twitter. But far from being simply a nice add on to your marketing and networking efforts. Melissa Thompson now insists it is a necessity. Here's why you need to be tweeting today.

staying sharp

Tips for Staying Sharp from Top CEOs and Entrepreneurs

Want to know the secret to being a great CEO or entrepreneur, no matter how big or small your business may be? Take tips from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and many others. There are many ways the top CEOs stay focused on their goals.

Business Need a Mobile App

Why Does Your Business Need a Mobile App?

Smartphone and tablet use has risen dramatically and shall continue to do so. More people than ever access the Web via their smart devices. This is one big reason why your company needs a mobile app.