5 Bad Habits that Hurt Your Business’s Credit Rating

A good business credit score offers huge advantages, including low interest rates on loans, higher credit limits, lower insurance premiums and better supplier financing. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs inadvertently damage their company credit ratings due to bad habits and poor decisions. Here are some of the most common ways business owners harm their credit scores.

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Customer Relations - Go Beyond the Sale and Build Relationships

Good service is good business, according to American Express, which in its 2011 Global Customer Service Barometer found 70 percent of Americans were willing to spend an average of 13 percent more with companies they believe provide excellent customer service.

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How to Build A Business With Integrity

Have you ever felt disappointed with a business’s conduct or actions, especially when you once trusted that organization? Have you even gone so far as to cease doing business with a company because of it?

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Happy Holidays! Tips to Navigate Time-off, Parties and Gifts

For small business owners, the holiday season can come with unique stressors. With some good planning, however, you can sidestep complications and streamline the experience. From time-off to holiday pay, here is how you can keep things running smoothly during the holidays.

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5 Hacks to Grow Your Small Business

These days, more and more entrepreneurs are successfully scaling their companies through nuanced use of traditional marketing techniques. Here are some effective hacks you can use to grow your business without making any major changes.

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Understanding Influencer Marketing: How to Build Relationships With Your Brand's Influencers

At it’s most effective, influencer marketing is a great way to gain new customers through social networks. Today, so many purchases are decided upon via word of mouth recommendations. Social proof is powerful, and working with influencers in your industry allows you to tap into that power.

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Well-Read: Top Books for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship by its nature is about forging your own path, doing things your way, building success on your terms. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from others who were once in your shoes and plotted a successful course.

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Cultivate a Strong Company Culture With These Communication Tips

When we last talked about company culture, good communication was at the crux of many of the suggestions shared. But, what exactly does “good communication” look like, and how can it be achieved?

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5 Ways to Cultivate a More Inclusive Office Culture

These days, more and more companies are looking to create diverse office cultures that lead to better teams. Here are some ways you can build a more inclusive work environment.

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3 Ways to Increase Your Productivity Without Hiring More People

Whether you’re bootstrapping a new startup, trying to get your small business off the ground, or are looking for more ways to grow your income as a freelance, it often feels like there’s too much to do, and not enough people to help get it all done. It might seem like hiring more people is the best solution, but there are definite downsides to that route, too:

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Checklist to Prep for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring tremendous opportunity and an overwhelming amount of competition. Here's how you can prepare your business to take advantage of these timely opportunities.

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7 Content Marketing Mistakes

While we all hope to avoid them as much as possible, mistakes can actually fuel growth. Here are some of the most easily preventable content marketing errors, which could be stunting your company's growth.

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5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work

When a workplace has a culture of gratitude, it tends to function at a higher level. Here are some ways you can cultivate gratitude for a happier, more productive workplace.

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Your Guide to A/B Testing

A/B testing is an effective strategy for determining the best online marketing strategies for your business. Here's how you can use an A/B test to drive more revenue.

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Thank You Letters - No Matter Your Business, Don’t Forget to Say Thanks

When it comes to business, a thank you can go a long way. With a well-written thank you can go even further -- endearing you to clients and associates and helping make customers and compadres for life.

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