Small Business Resources and Tips

    A small business can range from sole proprietorships, to e-commerce shops, to brick-and-mortar retail stores and restaurants with several employees. For sole proprietors and microbusinesses (1-9 employees) in particular, here are the resources, tips, and strategies to effectively operate and promote your business to drive sales, revenue, and traffic.
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    How To Track Business Mileage With a Mileage Log
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    What Is Tax Depreciation?
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    How Do Taxes Work for LLCs?
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    Types of 1099 Forms You Should Know About
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    What Is Seed Capital?
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    How Employee Credit Cards Work
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    What Is Overhead?
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    How To Do a Cash Flow Analysis
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    Should You Allow Tenants To Sublet Your Property?
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    What Is a Business Model?
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    Important Tax Deductions for the Self-Employed
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    How To Make Money Online
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    A Guide to Amortizing Intangible Assets
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    What Business Owners Need To Know About Stripe Fees
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    What Is a Swingline Loan?
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    How To Check Your Business Credit Score
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    What Is Unlimited Liability?
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    What Is Asset-Backed Lending?
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    How To Open a Business Bank Account
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    How To Start a Business From Home
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    What Is Cost-Benefit Analysis?
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    Top Passive Income Ideas
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    Top Retirement Business Ideas
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    What Does Bonded Mean?
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    How To Make Money on eBay
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    How To Start an Airbnb Business
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    How To Become a Freelancer
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    How To Prepare and Calculate a Production Budget
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    How To Get a Business Credit Card
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    What Is Supply Chain Management?
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    How To Patent an Idea
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    How To Find Angel Investors
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    What Is Crowdfunding?
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    What Is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
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    What Is E-Commerce?
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    What Is an Entrepreneur?
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    Challenges and Tips for New Amazon Sellers
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    What Is Intellectual Property?
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    What Is a Startup?
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    How To Write a Mission Statement for Your Business
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    What Is a Joint Venture?
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    How To Run a Successful Home-Based Catering Business
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    What Is Digital Marketing?
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    The $15 Minimum Wage: Why Some Love It and Others Oppose it
    Customer Service
    What Is Customer Service?
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    What Is Sole Proprietorship?
    A small business owner talks shop with her colleagues.
    What Is Customer Acquisition?
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    How To Start an Etsy Shop
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    How To Write a Scope of Work
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    How To Make Money on YouTube
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    What Is a Business Plan?
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    What Is a Fidelity Bond?
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    What Is Contribution Margin?
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    What Is Word-of-Mouth (WOM) Marketing?
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    What Are the 4 Ps?
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    How To Start a Sole Proprietorship
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    How To Create an Action Plan To Achieve Your Home Business Goals
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    Types of Business Startup Costs
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    Gross Margin vs. Gross Profit: What’s the Difference?
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    Types of Business Property Inspections