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Merchant One Review
By Jamie Johnson | December 17, 2021

Merchant One offers processing solutions for small businesses that accept card payments in-store, online, on the go, or by mail and phone order. It approves a high percentage of applicants, can set...

'Doing Business As': How to Register a DBA Name
By Simone Johnson | December 17, 2021

Deciding on your business's name? Learn how to file a DBA name.

Entrepreneur Salaries: How Much Should You Pay Yourself?
By Nicole Fallon | December 16, 2021

As a business owner, at what point should you start giving yourself a salary, and how much do you pay yourself? Here's what experts had to say.

How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | December 16, 2021

Starting a new small business? Find out where to begin and how to achieve success.

Stratustime Review
By Chad Brooks | December 14, 2021

Stratustime is the best overall time and attendance system for small businesses because of its advanced features, great support and modest price.

How to Turn Your Idea Into a Product (and Launch It!)
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 14, 2021

Here's how to turn your next great idea into a prototype, and then, how to turn that prototype into a product and bring it to market.

uAttend Review
By Chad Brooks | December 14, 2021

uAttend is the best time and attendance system for very small businesses because it offers ample features and good support at a low price.

How to Register and Trademark a Brand Name
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 13, 2021

If you want to protect your business's intellectual property, the first step is to register and trademark your brand name. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to register a trademark with the USPTO.

Establishing a Company Mission for a Better Business Culture
By Matt D'Angelo | December 13, 2021

Creating a company mission can help you increase employee engagement and work toward a common goal.

Cover Your Assets: An Insurance Primer for Small Businesses
By Business News Daily Editor | December 13, 2021


How to Outsource Your Shipping
By Jennifer Post | December 10, 2021

As your ecommerce business grows, it's wise to consider outsourcing your shipping needs to a third party. Here's how to do it.

How to Pay Yourself With an Owner's Draw
By Julie Thompson | December 10, 2021

This guide explains how business owners can pay themselves with a payroll tactic known as an "owner's draw."

What Is a Business Consultant?
By Sean Peek | December 08, 2021

Hiring a consultant can help businesses improve performance and make necessary changes to achieve success.

Retailing on a Budget: 7 Brick-and-Mortar Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | December 06, 2021

Want to start a retail business but can't afford an expensive commercial storefront? Here are a few budget-friendly alternatives.

How to Find the Right B2B Partner for Your Business
By Nicole Fallon | December 06, 2021

Looking for the right business-to-business (B2B) vendor or partner to work with? Here's how to evaluate potential vendors and find the right one for you.

5 Money-Saving Tips for Choosing Small Business Insurance
By Nicole Fallon | December 06, 2021

Business insurance is a necessary expense, but you don't have to spend a fortune. Here's how to save money on your insurance as a small business owner.

Making the Most of Yelp: A Small Business Guide
By Sara Angeles | December 06, 2021

From managing your account to getting more reviews and handling negative feedback, here's how to use Yelp as a small business.

Alibi Security Review
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 06, 2021

Alibi is a reasonably priced solution that integrates the analog closed-circuit television cameras you already own with high-tech IP cameras.

How to Open a Private Medical Practice, Step by Step
By Max Freedman | December 06, 2021

Opening a private medical practice is a challenging process, but it can be easier if you break it down with this step-by-step guide.

How to Get a Business Phone Number
By Jeff Hale | December 01, 2021

A business phone number is more than just a line of communication to your company – it's a powerful brand tool.

How to Start Selling Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 01, 2021

Selling products online is more popular than ever. Here's how you can get on the e-commerce bandwagon.

When I Work Review
By Skye Schooley | December 01, 2021

When I Work is a cloud-based time and attendance system that has both time-tracking and scheduling features. Use a desktop, laptop or tablet as a fixed clock-in terminal, or give employees the option...

DrChrono Medical Billing Review
By Max Freedman | December 01, 2021

DrChrono is our top choice for medical billing services for new practices. Its cost-effective revenue cycle management service also offers user-friendly medical software.

Small Businesses Without Insurance Take Dangerous Risks
By Adam Uzialko | December 01, 2021

It might be tempting to forgo certain types of insurance that aren't required by law, but small business insurance can protect your company from ruin.

What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | December 01, 2021

Need funds for your business? Here's what you should know about crowdfunding.

How to Buy Small Business Insurance
By Mona Bushnell | December 01, 2021

This guide will help you start assessing your business insurance needs and find a provider that can get you the coverage you require at a price you can afford.

Your First Commercial Lease: How to Prepare and What to Expect
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2021

Negotiating your first lease for office or retail space can be intimidating for new business owners. Here's how to make the process go smoothly.

Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | December 01, 2021

When you're reviewing your payroll reports, these must-have pieces of information are important for both compliance and efficiency.

How to Start an LLC: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 01, 2021

An LLC is a safe, flexible business structure option for small business owners. Here's what you need to do to set up an LLC.

PayPal's Mobile Credit Card Reader: What You Need to Know
By Business News Daily Editor | November 30, 2021

Thinking of using PayPal to accept payments from your clients? Here's what you need to know about it.