The Business Tools You Should Be Using

We've collected and organized the best business tools and articles to help guide you through many of the decisions that you will need to make when starting and running your own business. This section includes guides, information, and decision-making tools to help guide you whether you are in the early phases of starting your business or are trying to accelerate growth.

Each section below provides tools to help you determine what is right for your growing business needs. We want to help you through the problems associated with starting and growing your business as much as we want to help you prevent the problems that will inevitably happen. From startup to explosive growth, the information here will help you accomplish and exceed your goals.

Startup

Are you thinking of starting a business? Have you decided to start a business, but you don't know what you have to do?

In this collection of tools and articles, we help you think through the process, from coming up with your million dollar idea to setting up the legal structure of your company.

Startup
Start a Small Business in a Few Hours
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The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business
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The Best Way to Start a Business? Start With Nothing
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Starting a Business Is One Thing. Here's How to Actually Make it Profitable
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Too Broke to Start a Business? Do This Instead

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Finance

Keeping up with your company finances can seem like a never-ending job. Entrepreneurs want to grow their business, not spend endless amounts of time on financial management. When you start a business, you want to focus your time on why you started your business in the first place, not managing your finances.

We've collected our best guides and content to help you pay your bills, manage your finances and most importantly. Topics range from payroll to accounting to cash management to credit card processing.

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5 Small Business Finance Trends of 2018
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6 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Finance Business Ideas
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Dos and Don'ts From 12 Small Business Finance Gurus
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19 Ways to Finance Your Latest Business Venture
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How to Write the Financial Section of a Business Plan

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Profiles of the best Point-of-Sale/ POS Systems designed around your business needs. Not all systems are built to solve the same challenges. POS Systems should fit your business, you shouldn't have to fit your business to someones idea of your business.
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Operations

As your business grows, so do the things that you need in order to run that growing business. From office infrastructure to phone and conferencing systems, there's a lot of things to keep together.

The operations of a company can be the last thing that an entrepreneur thinks of, but can really help you succeed.

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3 Ways That A.I. Is Transforming HR and Recruiting
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3 Ways Big Data and BI are Changing for Business Owners
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Why Behavioral Analytics is Your Company's Secret Weapon
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Streamline Business Operations With These 6 Tools
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How to Write a Great Business Plan: Operations

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Operations
Profiles of the best Point-of-Sale/ POS Systems designed around your business needs. Not all systems are built to solve the same challenges. POS Systems should fit your business, you shouldn't have to fit your business to someones idea of your business.
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The first steps to starting a business are surprisingly simple. Here's how to get through the administrative hurdles faster than you think.
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An outline of your company's growth strategy is essential to a business plan, but it just isn't complete without the numbers to back it up. Here's some advice on how to include things like a sales forecast, expense budget, and cash-flow statement.
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Sales & Marketing

You can't grow your business without a strong sales and marketing team and effort. The way companies sell and market themselves is constantly changing in today's information-heavy world. You need to have the right tools to manage and maximize these efforts.

Most companies use their website as a focal point for many marketing activities.

Managing your email marketing, social marketing, website content and your content marketing campaigns can be challenging to keep straight. The right suite of tools can help to lessen or eliminate that confusion.

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100 Marketing Skills That Build Great Marketing and Sales Careers
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Digital Disruption in Sales and Marketing: 10 Startups to Watch in 2018
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10 Things Every Salesperson Needs to Know About Marketing
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Why Flipping the Funnel is a Game Changer for Marketing & Sales
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Four Ways that Marketing Can Supercharge Sales Enablement

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The first steps to starting a business are surprisingly simple. Here's how to get through the administrative hurdles faster than you think.
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Technology

Using the right technology can help a small business leverage limited capital to their advantage. The wrong technology can make a great company fail.

We want to help you put the right technology tools in your hands for what you need to accomplish. Outside of people, one of the most significant investments a company will make is in the technology that they use. These tools and articles will help you make better decisions.

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The 5 Most Popular Business Technologies in 2017
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3 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Business
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3 Hottest Technologies That Will Change Your Business By 2020
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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Small Business or Startup
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How Every Small Business Can Become a High-Tech One

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Technology
Profiles of the best Point-of-Sale/ POS Systems designed around your business needs. Not all systems are built to solve the same challenges. POS Systems should fit your business, you shouldn't have to fit your business to someones idea of your business.
Technology
The first steps to starting a business are surprisingly simple. Here's how to get through the administrative hurdles faster than you think.
Technology
An outline of your company's growth strategy is essential to a business plan, but it just isn't complete without the numbers to back it up. Here's some advice on how to include things like a sales forecast, expense budget, and cash-flow statement.
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