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How To Claim Your Online Identity and Keep It Relevant

Online services such as Google Places and Yelp include details about your business whether you ask them to or not. Here's how to claim those listings as your own.

5 Big Business Growth Strategies Small Business Can Use

To prosper and grow, small business owners need to start thinking big.

8 Easy Ways to Green Your Small Business

Greening up your business can boost your image, your bottom line, and your sense of well being. And it can be as easy as turning off the lights.

4 Free Tools To Increase Your Website Conversions

Visitors are visiting your site, but sales aren't as robust as you'd like. Try these free tools to tweak the user experience and generate more conversions.

Cash Flow Solutions for Your Bottom Line

These cash flow solutions can help you get a better handle on your cash flow — and become more profitable.

8 Terrible Business Predictions (and 1 Valuable Lesson)

The only thing certain about predicting future business success is that nobody can. Especially not these eight experts.

Essential Tools to Maximize Cash Flow

Using the cash flow formula to determine your cash flow projection will help your business use this precious resource more effectively.

What’s Congress Up to? 4 New Measures that May Affect Your Business

New tax laws recently passed by Congress could affect your bottom line and your administrative overhead -- especially if your business is an online retailer.

10 Business Owners Share Tips for Saving Money

While it may seem like there is only so much you can do to trim your spending, the following opportunities for saving money come straight from the trenches.

5 Grinch-Free Ways To Celebrate The Holidays With Your Customers

The holiday season is an opportunity to deepen customer relationships and show your community your company cares. Here's how to hide your inner Grinch and spread some Joy.

Use Systems To Save Time And Money

For business tasks you dread or commonly avoid, build task management systems to help you stop procrastinating and free you to work where your skills matter most.

Easter Eggs Aren't Only For Easter

Easter Eggs -- inside jokes, hidden messages, secret bonuses -- reward customers who pay attention to your products and services. They reward you by coming back for more.

How to Assemble Better 401(k) Plan Options

A good 401(k) plan can be key to employee recruiting and retention. But how to tell a good plan from a bad one?

Don't Sweat The Small Things—Or, Well, At Least These 4 Things

Missing office stationery? Distracted employees? As long as the issues are minor, move on and stay focused on building your business.

Sweetening the Deal on Small Business Saturday

On Small Business Saturday, American Express offers small businesses a chance to boost sales. Some small businesses are boosting that opportunity with promotions of their own.

The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: Are You Ready to Change?

If you're not planning ahead, you may have already fallen behind.

What Is Procrastination Costing You?

"Later" is the busiest time of the day. "Tomorrow" looks even busier -- and costlier.

4 Common Investment Mistakes With First-Time Profits

Getting a startup to profitability is cause for celebration. But it's no time to lose focus on the bottom line.

Are Capital Improvements Required By Law Tax Deductible?

When the government says jump, you ask how high. You may also be asking whether or not your compliance efforts are tax deductible.

5 Small Businesses That Made It Big With The Help Of Reality Shows

Appearing on reality television might be one of the biggest breaks you can get for your small business. Here's what to know, and how to make it happen.