Melissa Darcey

Melissa Darcey is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in a number of technology, lifestyle, and business publications.

Articles by Melissa Darcey


5 Essential Technology Tools to Include in Your Budget

We’ve all heard the phrase “you have to spend money to make money,” and while it may be accurate to some extent, small businesses also have to keep a close eye on their budgets. As you establish your technology allowance and evaluate tools to help grow your business, consider these five items as absolute essentials. […]


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The Business Owner’s Guide to Earning Frequent Flyer Miles

By: Melissa Darcey Frequent flyer mile programs aren’t reserved for world travelers. Small-business owners and employees who travel for work can also benefit from these programs, cutting costs and enjoying upgraded seats or other perks. If you’ve yet to explore the joys of earning business frequent flyer miles—or wonder if they make sense for you—here’s […]

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5 Reasons to Use a Virtual Assistant

By: Melissa Darcey Thanks to technology and advanced communication tools, virtual work and telecommuting have significantly increased in popularity, with freelance workers accounting for roughly 34% of the total US workforce. One such telecommuting position that can help small-business owners get more done is the virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is an administrative professional who […]


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10 Holiday Marketing Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Store

By Melissa Darcey Running a small business is no easy feat, and it can get especially hectic during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. As overwhelmed as you might feel, however, now is not the time to neglect your marketing efforts. Holiday spending is anticipated to be generous this year, which means there’s a […]


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