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Internal Promotion or External Hire? Use These 9 Factors to Decide

When a new position opens at your company, what do you do? Do you start casting a net for new hires or do you look at who you already have? While some believe it’s always better to promote from within, others think hiring externally is the best route. Before you decide, consider the following nine […]

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10 Friendliest States for Online Business

You do business online—it shouldn’t matter where you’re located geographically, right? If business internet is “the great equalizer,” isn’t West Virginia just as digitally viable as Virginia? Aren’t the Carolinas and the Dakotas all the same when comes down to the 0s and 1s? We wanted to know: where’s the place to be? Frontier Business’s […]

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8 Tips to Increase Happiness on Your Small Team

One in five workers plans to change jobs in 2017, according to CareerBuilder. And part of the reason could be because these individuals don’t feel joy in their day-to-day goings-on in the workplace. Rather than have a high turnover rate for your organization, it’s critical to keep your employees happy. Don’t equate happiness with perks, […]

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Intern

Hiring a summer intern can be mutually beneficial for everyone involved. You get to provide someone with valuable workplace experience, and they help you with all those little tasks that take up valuable time. But if you only have your intern make the office cups of coffee and shred documents, you’re probably wasting their potential. […]

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How to Establish the Right Social Media Budget

A recent survey from BIA/Kelsey, a market research firm and consulting agency, finds that nearly 80% of small businesses employ social media marketing, up from 73% in 2015. BIA/Kelsey analysts report the percentage continues to inch ever upward—2016 marks the third consecutive year in which small- and medium-sized-business owners ranked social media as their favored […]

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10 Tips to Increase Your Home Business Productivity

When you own a home business, productivity and efficiency rest solely on your shoulders. You’re the boss, which means you’re responsible for managing and growing the business. No one else—not your partner, kids, or employees—will dictate how you run your business or improve its day-to-day workflows to increase leads and profits. To help you manage […]

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an IT Consultant

As a small-business owner, you’re used to wearing several hats. However, you don’t always have the time or expertise needed for those various roles. So what do you do when you need help but don’t have the resources to bring on a full-time team member? The answer could lie in temporary consulting. If the role […]

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How AI Can Help Your Small Business

When you run a small business, you need every advantage possible to stay at the top of your industry—and ahead of the competition. Technology has always been a key piece of the successful small business puzzle, but with artificial intelligence (AI) going mainstream, it’s quickly becoming the deciding factor between moving ahead as a small […]

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24 Little-Known Tech Facts Every Small-Business Owner Knows

It’s incredible how many different hats small-business owners wear. Day in and day out, they oversee their teams, coordinate with partners and clients, and strategize how to grow business sustainably. Small-business owners are always expanding their knowledge, so in celebration of National Small Business Week, we’re sharing 24 little-known facts about technology. With this new […]

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VoIP Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the technical term for phone service over the Internet. Its existence dates back to the beginnings of the Internet itself, when the first Internet Phone Software appeared in 1995. From Humble Beginnings A company named VocalTec developed VoIP in February 1995, though it had its origins in 1973, as […]

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