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What Is Statistical Analysis?
By Chad Brooks | October 19, 2020

Statistical analysis is, according to one service provider, "the science of collecting, exploring and presenting large amounts of data to discover underlying patterns and trends."

Bond Insurance for Business Owners
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 09, 2020

Surety bonds are a necessary part of business if you're working with a government agency or bidding for construction jobs.

Pros and Cons of Forming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 10, 2020

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a corporation to decide if incorporating is right for you.

What Is an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | September 08, 2020

S corporations are a popular business type. Here's what you should know if you want your business to be one.

What's the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | September 04, 2020

Your tax ID helps you move through the world of business. Learn how it differs from a corporate number and other ID numbers.

6 Steps to Becoming a Corporation
By Skye Schooley | September 03, 2020

Follow this six-step process to turn your business into a corporation.

What Are Articles of Incorporation and Operating Agreements?
By Skye Schooley | September 02, 2020

Learn whether your business needs an operating agreement, bylaws, articles of incorporation or a certificate of formation.

6 Biggest Business Insurance Risks (and How to Mitigate Them)
By Nicole Fallon | August 24, 2020

These are the biggest insurance risks for small businesses that entrepreneurs should be aware of.

Business Partnership Agreement Writing Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 06, 2020

Every business partnership needs a business partnership agreement. This guide will help you write a business partnership agreement that doesn't leave anything out.

Your Small Business Guide to LLC Operating Agreements
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what an LLC operating agreement is and how to create one for your business.

Should You Set Up Your Business as an LLC or S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | July 21, 2020

Choosing the right business type is important to the success of your business. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or S corporation.

Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | July 14, 2020

If you're considering establishing an LLC for your business, keep these tax considerations in mind.

Can Online Legal Services Really Help Your Business?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 14, 2020

Find out what online legal services offer their clients, and what they don't.

How to Trademark Your Business Name
By Business News Daily Editor | April 27, 2020

Protect your business's brand and name by filing an application for a trademark or patent.

SRFax Review
By Andrew Martins | March 26, 2020

SRFax is a HIPAA-compliant faxing service with extensive experience serving the healthcare industry. It offers encryption and password protection for faxes, allows you to schedule outgoing faxes and...

Small Business is Good for Local Economies; Big Business is Not, Researchers Say
By Business News Daily Editor | February 26, 2020

Which is better for a local economy, bigger firms or smaller companies?

How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2020

If your business is growing quickly, you may want to expand your operations beyond your state's borders. Here's what you need to know about the process.

Should My Business Get a Toll-Free Number?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 21, 2020

A toll-free phone number is not for every business.

By Andrew Martins | December 30, 2019

ONESOURCE is a complete corporate tax solution for corporations with complex needs. Whether you're an international business or a midsize employer with a complex supply chain, ONESOURCE has you...

Open Enrollment: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 05, 2019

Open enrollment time is here again. Here's what you need to know about creating a great benefits package for your employees.

SterlingNOW by Sterling Review
By Skye Schooley | August 13, 2019

Sterling has a variety of comprehensive background services. It gives consumers the option to order a full-service background check plan or a self-service option through SterlingNOW.

GoodHire Review
By Skye Schooley | August 13, 2019

GoodHire is our best pick for small businesses. This background-screening service offers FCRA-compliant solutions to organizations of all sizes.

eNannySource Review
By Skye Schooley | August 13, 2019

eNannySource conducts background checks on any household employee. The company offers you three levels of screening options and gives you the ability to add on supplementary searches.

AccurateNow Review
By Skye Schooley | August 13, 2019

AccurateNow offers three different background check packages designed specifically for small businesses. It also offers supplementary searches that can be tacked on to any of the plans.

Business Insurance Coverage You Should Have (But Might Not)
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 29, 2019

Everyone knows you should at least have general liability coverage. What else do you need?

ShopKeep Review
By Lori Fairbanks | February 05, 2019

We've chosen Vend as the best retail POS system, thanks to its many retail-specific features, competitive pricing, scalability and wide compatibility.

How to Choose the Right Business Alarm System
By Business News Daily Editor | January 24, 2019

Knowing the right questions to ask helps.

What is C2C?
By Andreas Rivera | July 20, 2018

C2C, customer to customer, or consumer to consumer, is a business model that facilitates the transaction of products or services between customers.

Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Jennifer Post | June 20, 2018

Looking for alternative online marketplaces in which to sell your handmade products? These sites are worth checking out.

How to Write a Business Proposal
By Sammi Caramela | December 01, 2017

Writing a business proposal for your clients? Here's everything you need to know.