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mobile web design How Are Premium WordPress Themes Holding Up After Two Years?
We take a look at how recommended WordPress themes from two years ago are holding up to today’s design standards as well as a few examples of how each theme is being used.
Signpost with web traffic text The Number-One Way to Get More Website Traffic
Do you know the secret to get more website traffic? It's actually pretty easy: Create relevant content to boost your SEO. Here's how.
dangling carrots to motivate staff 6 Ways to Incentivize Your Sales Team This Summer
In: Sales
With summer activities top-of-mind, how can sales managers motivate their teams to hit and even surpass their metrics? Here are six ways you can incentivize your sales team to keep your numbers up throughout the summer.
Customer Retention on Green Direction Arrow Sign. Boost Your Customer Retention Rates With Loyalty Marketing
Are you looking to use loyalty marketing as a way to increase customer loyalty to your brand? Here's what loyalty marketing is, what's new in the industry, and all the loyalty marketing best practices you can handle.
Dollar protection The Ultimate Guide to Forecasting and Managing Your Cash Flow
Keep your business from treading water by learning how to forecast and manage cash flow correctly—and also avoiding some common cash flow planning mistakes.
Businessman protected 4 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims fall into billions of dollars on an annual basis with over 34 million people being either injured or killed from product-related accidents. One claim could cripple a small business, so what can you do to protect yours?
Review Laptop Means Check Evaluation Or Reassess Why Local Reviews Are Becoming a Best Online Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses
If you aren’t already bolstering your local reviews on third party directories, now is the time to get started. It’s a cheap, painless, highly effective strategy for branding, reputation building, and even traffic and lead generation.
Sales Process on the Metal Gears. 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Sales Process
In: Sales
When you lose control of your sales process, you’re also likely to lose the sale. Follow these five steps to take control.
gesture in duh moment 8 Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make—and How to Avoid Them
Recognizing common business mistakes and understanding how to avoid them is critical for a small business to succeed. Don't make these mistakes.
gender-gap Women and Loans: How We Can Fix the Small Business Lending Gender Gap
Despite the fact that the gender gap in business has started to close over the past few decades, there is no denying it still exists when it comes to small business lending. How can this ever present problem be fixed?
Chips and cards for poker in hand on green table How Learning to Play Poker Can Help You Run a Better Business
In many ways, poker is a lot like business. In fact, you might be surprised at how learning to play poker can help you improve your business.
CRM and customers 7 Things a Small Business Must Know About CRM
If you’re a small business owner, the one thing that remains constant is keeping your customers happy. Here are seven things you need to know when choosing a CRM.
Crazy day at the office Why You Should Encourage Your Team to Rock the Boat at Work
Cognitive diversity is the essential ingredient for better problem solving and increased productivity. But it only works when managers allow that diversity to operate freely and naturally.
web design Tips for Building a Business Website on a Budget
A quality website is an essential tool for any budding business. And building a website doesn't have to be expensive if you follow these money-saving tips.
hand press play button 7 Tips for Producing a Successful Corporate Video
Among other things, a corporate video should clearly communicate your company's unique value proposition and what makes your business better than the competition. Here are tips to create your own best film.
man doing his taxes at home Tips to Make Tax Time Less Painful
In: Taxes
Tax time can be painful--whether you prepare your own taxes or have them prepared by someone else. However, you can take some practical steps and practice habits to help alleviate the pain.
Divorce How to Handle Your Tax Return During a Divorce
In: Taxes
Many opportunities exist for making costly mistakes when filing a tax return during a divorce. Here's what to know.
tax concept Smart Tax Tips for Early Retirees
In: Taxes
Living off of a fixed income presents its own challenges, but you can help reduce them by managing how much you pay in taxes on your fixed income sources. Here are some tips to help you do that.
A list of withholding taxes from the pay stuff When Should I Change My Tax Withholding?
Whenever personal or financial changes affect your tax liability, you should change your tax withholding. Here's what you need to know.
Hand Touching Taxes Box on Touch Screen How Long Should You Keep Your Yearly Tax Returns?
In: Taxes
Each year taxpayers file tax returns reporting their income, deductions, and liabilities. Here's how long you should keep your yearly tax returns and supporting records.