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deep in thought Top 10 Free Online Invoicing Software Tools: Which One Is Best for You?
Is your process for invoicing clients as streamlined as it could be? Keep cash flowing by selecting one of the best invoicing software tools for your specific needs.
Productivity increase 7 Employee Benefits That Increase Productivity
Keeping your employees productive is one of the most important parts of keeping your business profitable. The happier your workers are, the more work they will do. Here are seven employee benefits that will increase productivity.
Business people at work 5 Ways to Shake Up Your Next Meeting
Making fun of meetings is a favorite American pastime -- and for good reason. Let's try to change that by exploring five ways to tinker with your next meeting to make it more useful, decisive, and productive.
Welcome to Las Vegas neon sign 9 Entrepreneurs at Collision Conference 2015 That Can’t Be Missed
Zappos.com's Tony Hsieh, John Zimmer from Lyft, and Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park are just a few of the entrepreneurs who will be speaking at this year's Collision Conference.
employee benefits package The Importance of Keeping Benefits Top of Mind for Small Businesses
Many small businesses are exploring cost-saving strategies to address today’s evolving health-care landscape. Before you scale back your company’s benefits, consider that they can be vital to your employees’ job satisfaction and financial security.
sitting at dinner table Increase Your Web Design Profits With ‘Buffet Style’ Pricing
If you are a web designer or own a creative agency, learn how to increase your profits by implementing a 'buffet style' pricing structure for your services.
Surviving business jungle How to Survive Your First Year as a New Business Owner
Nellie Akalp has worked with thousands of new businesses and started several herself. Here she shares things she has learned to help set up a new business for success.
Online advertising written in search bar 13 Best Strategies for Online Advertising
Moving into the online advertising space can be great for your company, but you shouldn't be going in blind. Here 13 entrepreneurs share their best advice on where to start.
an elevator up button. 5 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch
Want to craft a winning elevator pitch? Deirdre Bolton of Fox Business News shares what she's learned after listening to hundreds of entrepreneurs' pitches.
small business concept 4 Fast-Growing, Publicly Traded Companies That Focus on Small Businesses
In many cases, companies that go public are focused on big businesses -- but this is not always the case. Here we will look at four public companies that are posting impressive gains and still focus on small and medium-sized businesses.
Global network 6 International Networking Tips for Online Businesses
Networking is an essential part of any business, and for an online business, networking can be its lifeblood. Here are six international networking tips for an online business to thrive.
e-shop keyboard key. Finger 6 E-Commerce Mistakes That Impact Conversions
Most e-commerce store owners know that increasing conversions is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to grow revenue, yet many continue to make critical errors. Avoid these six common mistakes to maximize conversions.
Cash Flow, Profit & Loss documents with reports Cash Flow vs. Profit: If One Is Lacking, What Can You Do?
Cash is the lifeblood of any business, but whether cash flow or profit is more important depends on the financial and trading circumstances of your business.
fast business 5 Tips for Keeping Data Safe While Working on the Go
The information age has been a boon for companies and their mobile workers, but open and broad access to the Internet brings with it new threats. Here are five simple ways to minimize the risks and keep your data safe.
Signing of the contract vector illustration 4 Terms in Credit Card Processing Contracts You Should Never Agree To
Accepting credit cards is a necessity for most businesses. But standard contracts from credit card processors are often full of tricky fine print terms. Learn about four contract terms that should get removed before you sign.
collection of packaged food Tips to Creating a Winning Packaging Design for Your Product
While some may consider packaging design as a necessity, it’s really an opportunity to build brand equity. These are the key elements to creating an effective packaging design.
DigitasLBi-screenshot DigitasLBi NewFront Presents: The Daily Revelation Video Series
Sponsored - DigitasLBi interviewed some of the industry’s top creators, distributors, and thought leaders. The result is a video series of 'revelations' that candidly discusses some of the most pressing questions facing digital marketing today.
Slip down business 6 Big Legal Mistakes Often Committed by Startups
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There’s a lot to think about when you’re launching a startup. While some of the details may seem insignificant, others should be addressed immediately. Avoid these common legal mistakes.
boss guiding his employee with her work Secrets to Improving Employee Engagement and Performance
What's key to maintaining positive and productive employee engagement? Keep an ear to the ground and listen to the messages being communicated by your staff.
Marketing - Arrows Hit in Red Mark Target. 9 Affordable Marketing Tips for New Businesses
From the outside, a successful marketing and advertising campaign certainly can look like it costs an arm and a leg. As a startup owner, however, you can be a marketing pro if you employ some simple money-saving tips.