• 5 Ways to Clean up Your Digital Presence Heading into 2020

    The new year is coming up, a year filled with new opportunities, fresh hope and exciting prospects. It’s a time to look ahead and not be held back by what you’ve done. So, before the year ends, take the ti...
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  • How to Build A Social Media Content Calendar (with Scheduling Tools!)

    Most small business owners have a lot of responsibilities, so making time for social media marketing can be a challenge.   One of the best ways for a small business to stay on top of their social media activ...
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  • Have You Lost Your Way in Business? I Have a Prescription for You

    I’ve long been a big fan of ‘90s and ‘00s hip-hop music and I often make friends suffer through my quoting of lyrics. So small biz community, why not make you think about this hip-hop wisdom with me?...
    Chris Brogan
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  • 8 Businesses That Thrive During a Recession

    A recession within the coming year seems more than likely. While the economy is great today, more than a few economists believe a 2020 recession is quite possible.   And that begs these questions:   1. W...
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  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Rebranding Your Business for the Next Decade

    A new year is on the horizon—along with a whole new decade. If your business brand is in need of a makeover, now could be the perfect time to shake things up.   Here are six reasons you should consider reb...
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  • How One Veteran Took His Talents to the Fashion Industry, Despite Personal Struggles

    Veteran and small business entrepreneur, Duane Topping, didn’t let PTSD get the better of him. This episode of “The Heartbeat of Main Street” with Forbes Books dives into how he conquered his challen...
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  • What You Need to Know About Facebook and Instagram Ads for 2020

    Ever since Facebook introduced advertising, it has been met with a mixture of enthusiasm and a hint of annoyance from those bothered by interruptions in their feed. Regardless, the advertising potential of Facebook an...
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  • Your small business guide to managing payables

    Cash flow best practicesHow you manage your payables can have a significant impact on your cash flow and business relationships. Whether paying for your mortgage, rent, equipment, inventory, payroll or other expenses,...
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  • The Small Business Guide to Dealing with Insurance Companies

    Right out of law school, I got a great job in a big law firm handling insurance defense. Being young and arrogant, I used to say that my job was to “deny claims.”   Now, years later, that embarrasses...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Want to Start a Business? Start with These 3 Steps

    There’s a lot of information available to those who want to start a business. So much, in fact, it can feel overwhelming. So, let’s cut to the chase and look at the three key steps to successfully starting...
    Rieva Lesonsky
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  • Hey Business Owners: Get Out of Your Brain and Into Your Belly

    One of my clients sells a small appliance to help people sleep better by creating an improved oxygen flow. She’s a dentist and has decades of experience with medicine and science. When she talks about this produ...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Where to Find Seasonal Help for Your Business in a Tight Job Market

    Whether you’re a retailer, a manufacturer or own a seasonal business such as a ski resort, now is the time you may need more hands to meet seasonal customer demand. For example, retail job openings typically sta...
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  • Which Gig Economy Delivery Service is Right for your Small Business?

    Whether they’re 20-somethings or baby boomers, one thing all generations of customers crave is convenience. In an effort to deliver the ultimate in convenience, a variety of delivery services have sprung up, usi...
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  • Top 5 Interview Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask

    Finding a new hire for your small business is challenging while finding the right hire is even more difficult.   A great team is what creates a great business. That's why asking the right questions during the in...
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  • Why You Should Cross Promote Business Videos on Instagram TV and Facebook

    While your audience may not be active on all social media platforms, these days it’s become easier to cover more of your social media bases.   With a simple selection, you can share your Instagram Televisi...
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  • Why Solid Social Marketing Beats Going Viral

    It’s the dream of every social media marketer. Create a video ad that strikes a nerve, then watch it spread across the Internet. Followers share it with their friends. Friends share it with their relatives. Infl...
    Joel Comm
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  • Resource Center: Credit and Lending

    Credit and Lending Collection: Credit insight for every step of your business journey. Our library of resources below can assist you whether you’re applying for credit for the first time, trying to build it or ...
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  • How VetLinks Is Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap for Veterans, Caregivers and Families

    On this episode of “The Heartbeat of Main Street,” Steve Strauss speaks with Jessica Kavanagh, founder of VetLinks.org, and Lieutenant Colonel Kirk Duncan, the military affairs director of the organization...
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  • Read This if You Want Better Email Response

    Very few people take a formal class in how to send and receive emails. And that means that you essentially “wing it” with one of your primary forms of business communication.   So, let’s talk...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Webinar: Works like a charm - Learn how to hire and retain great staff

    Do you attract great employees?   Watch Bank of America Merchant Services’ “Works like a charm” hiring webinar to find out how.   “Works like a charm: Learn how to hire and retain g...
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