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How to Create or Claim Your Small-Business Listing on Manta

Manta.com is one of the most popular local business information websites in the U.S. As a small-business owner, should you invest the time and effort into maintaining a Manta listing? Learn the pros and cons of Manta.com, how to optimize your listing, and how to use the site to reach more customers.
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Running a Virtual Company With Remote Employees – Pros & Cons

While virtual businesses come with their own challenges, they boast some compelling benefits compared to their brick-and-mortar counterparts. And that says nothing of the perks virtual businesses enjoyed during the pandemic. Learn the pros and cons of running a virtual company with remote employees.
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Employee Offboarding Process – 15 Best Practices for a Positive Transition

Many employers focus on onboarding policies for new hires, but creating a positive experience for departing employees also can help to increase retention, keep morale high, and facilitate a smoother transition. Learn how to create an effective strategy to positively offboard employees.
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How to Support Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19-related social distancing is causing many small businesses to close or scale back. That means there’s now less money going back into local economies. Thankfully, if you want to support local business owners while complying with social distancing, there are still plenty of options available.
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Contractors vs. Employees (Differences) – Who Should You Hire?

When a business grows enough to require hiring more talent, small-business owners must decide whether to hire employees or freelancers. There are important legal distinctions between the two, and each option has its pros and cons. Which kind of hire makes more sense for your business? Find out here.
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DIY Public Relations – 9 Tips to Do PR for Your...

Small-business owners are usually used to doing a little bit of everything at work, but PR is trickier than running payroll or making hiring decisions. But smaller companies don’t need expensive PR firms. Here are effective ways to help manage do-it-yourself public relations for your small business.
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How to Set Up a Home Office on a Budget –...

Are you setting up your first home office? Even if you’re trying to get up and running fast, you don’t have to spend a fortune. Here’s how to plan, budget for, and save on everything you need, from electronics to furniture to supplies.
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Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Code Explained for Imports & Exports

The harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) system applies to every import and export. Duties and tariffs can impact your business whether you import and export or you operate entirely domestically. Read on to learn the basics of the harmonized tariff schedule and how it can affect your business.
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12 Biggest Challenges of Working from Home – How to Overcome...

Whether you’re starting a business or are one of the millions telecommuting for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the challenges of working from home and how to overcome them is the first step to ensuring you become a successful and productive remote worker.
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20 Communication Tips for Teams Working Remotely

Virtual workplace interactions lack some of our most subtle and important communication cues. How can you ensure your employees communicate effectively while feeling supported from afar? Here are some tips you can use to improve and hone the communication techniques you use in your remote workplace.
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18 Best Online Business Ideas to Start in 2021 to Make...

In the past, starting a brick-and-mortar business usually required significant capital for expenses like rent, inventory, and employees. Luckily, technology has empowered a new generation of people to start businesses and make money online. Here are the best online business ideas to consider today.
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9 Small Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs (and How to Win)

Women-owned businesses are a fast-growing small-business category in the U.S., but they still raise less capital than their male-owned counterparts. Socially conscious firms and nonprofits are aware of this financial gap and are trying to close it with small-business grants for female entrepreneurs.