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Disrespectful Employees? How to Fix a Toxic Workplace
By Sean Peek | July 12, 2021

Employees who are treated poorly by co-workers often start feeling entitled to treat others the same way. Here's how to stop it.

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GoToConnect
By Jeff Hale | April 14, 2021

GoToConnect combines the power and reliability of Jive's cloud VoIP phone systems with GoToMeeting's web, audio, and video conferencing into one simple, reliable, and flexible solution.

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Nextiva
By Jeff Hale | April 13, 2021

Nextiva is one of the best phone systems for businesses with multiple locations. It's a cloud-based VoIP system that can spread across several offices and stores yet still be managed from one central...

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Dialpad
By Jeff Hale | April 13, 2021

Dialpad offers voice calling, video conferencing and text messaging. This flexibility helps small businesses connect with clients in ways that work best for both customers and businesses. This VoIP...

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8x8
By Chad Brooks | April 13, 2021

8x8 is our favorite phone system for small businesses because of its features, reliability and customer service.

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Ooma
By Chad Brooks | April 13, 2021

Ooma Office is our favorite business phone system for very small businesses because of its easy installation and low cost.

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RingCentral
By Chad Brooks | April 13, 2021

RingCentral is our favorite phone service for businesses because of its wide array of features, reliability and multiple service plans.

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Grasshopper
By Chad Brooks | April 08, 2021

Grasshopper is our favorite virtual business phone service for a mobile workforce because of its ease of use and flexibility.

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Are Workplace Politics Destroying Your Business? Here's How to Fix It
By Skye Schooley | April 07, 2021

Learn how to properly identify and overcome office politics in your workplace.

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Buying Cubicles: How to Choose the Right Ones
By Chad Brooks | March 04, 2021

While some companies are transitioning back to a more open office floor plan, the cubicle remains a popular option for many businesses.

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Dome vs. Bullet vs. Turret Cameras: Which Is Best?
By Nicole Fallon | February 18, 2021

Dome cameras, bullet cameras, and turret cameras are all good video surveillance options, but it's important to choose the right one for your needs.

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Workplace Conflicts? 5 Tips to Improve Communication
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 20, 2021

Use these five communication strategies to effectively resolve workplace conflict.

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30 Inexpensive Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Co-Workers
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 09, 2020

Shopping for co-workers isn't easy. Our guide will help you find gifts they'll like.

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20 Gift Exchange Ideas for Your Office Holiday Party
By Sammi Caramela | December 07, 2020

Gift exchanges are a great way to engage with your co-workers and have a little holiday fun.

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20 Gifts Your Employees Will Love
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 04, 2020

Show your appreciation for your employees' hard work with these thoughtful gifts.

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20 Fun and Affordable Gifts for Your Boss
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 23, 2020

Finding a gift for your boss can be tough—use this guide to help you find the perfect present for any type of boss.

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Does My Company Own My Intellectual Property?
By Adam Uzialko | November 10, 2020

If you create something at work, does your company own it? What if you create it using company equipment? Here's what you need to know about your workplace and intellectual property rights.

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How to Resolve the Office Temperature Debate
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 24, 2020

A common office spat revolves around the ideal setting for the office thermostat. Here's how to resolve the office temperature debate before it becomes a problem for your team.

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Workplace Harassment: How to Recognize and Report It
By Skye Schooley | June 15, 2020

Workplace harassment takes many forms. Here's how to identify some of the most common forms of harassment, as well as what you should do when you see it happening.

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5 Workplace Confidence Killers and How to Beat Them
By Max Freedman | June 09, 2020

Maintaining confidence is key to succeeding in your career. Here's how to stay confident and accomplish your goals.

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Paw-some or Cat-astrophic? Pros and Cons of Office Pets
By Sammi Caramela | June 04, 2020

Office pets are a popular perk, but they come with challenges. These are the pros and cons of office pets.

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The End of a Controversial Era: Is the Open Office Dying?
By Business News Daily | June 01, 2020

The open office is battling backlash for causing inefficiencies and distractions. But does this mean it's the end?

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The Worst (and Best) Jobs for Your Health
By Business News Daily Editor | June 01, 2020

Police officers and firefighters are at the greatest risk for heart disease.

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Employees Reveal How Stress Affects Their Jobs
By Business News Daily Editor | May 31, 2020

Do you see signs of workplace stress at your company?

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Employees Who Network Together Stay Together
By Business News Daily Editor | May 22, 2020

Internal networking significantly decreases the likelihood of turnover. Here's how to implement it in your company.

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Why It's Good to Have a BFF at Work
By Business News Daily Editor | May 22, 2020

About 65% of people maintain close friendships with at least one co-worker, according to a study by Good&Co. What do workplace friendships mean for productivity and company culture?

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Nix the Negativity: How to Create a Positive Workplace
By Business News Daily Editor | May 21, 2020

Positivity breeds confident, passionate workers. Learn how to achieve positive thinking in the workplace and turn negative conversations around.

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Office Rivals? Keeping Workplace Competition Friendly
By Business News Daily Editor | May 20, 2020

Competition is a healthy motivator most of the time, but don't let it get out of hand.

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Be Yourself! Hiding Who You Are Is Bad for Your Career
By Business News Daily Editor | May 19, 2020

Your differences are your superpowers – especially in the workplace. Here's how to embrace them.