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The complete guide to small business tax season

Take the fear and stress out of tax season with this comprehensive guide to confidently managing your books, audit-proofing your business, and getting your taxes done right.

Eight entrepreneurs share their biggest 2018 takeaways

Looking back at the year can be an extremely valuable exercise for many of us, but it’s especially useful for new small business owners. Celebrating your wins can help you recognize the great business choices you made, and acknowledging your losses can help you avoid making the same mistakes twice. We spoke to eight entrepreneurs […]

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Instagram small business audit: Four Moons Spa

For small business owners, the world of marketing is a confusing one. Marketing is often one of the hardest elements to DIY because it takes a unique way of planning and strategy to execute effectively. In many cases, it also feels like wasted time; when only one-tenth of your energy is focused on your Instagram […]

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The best marketing tactic for a small business budget

The internet is full of great examples of marketing campaigns, but what do you do when you don’t have a budget to match? This post walks through one marketing tactic that doesn’t cost a lot but will still give you big results.

Maximizing your dollar: A guide to picking the right conferences for your business

A valuable conference experience doesn’t just happen—it takes research, planning and execution. You work hard for your money, and even harder for your time away from the office, and choosing the right (or wrong) conference could have a big impact on your business. Answer these nine questions before you register for a conference and make sure you’re heading to the right one.

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Productivity continued: Eight techniques to help you stay focused

Entrepreneurs get overwhelmed by competing priorities, and multitasking often just leads to a lot of wasted time. Here are eight tried-and-true techniques for focusing your energy and making progress on the things that really matter.

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What is cash flow? A guide to keeping money moving in your business

Having a healthy cash flow is one of the most important factors affecting the long-term sustainability of any small business. This article explains cash flow in a simple way with strategies to managing it successfully.

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How to transform your business by systemizing and automating

One of the secrets to business success is finding ways to spend less time on administrative tasks. Here’s how to increase your billable hours and save time for business development by systematizing and automating daily tasks.

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17 productivity tools to help maximize your time (and simplify your life)

When you’re running a business, every hour counts. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tools and apps that will help you stay focused, prioritize your work, and become more efficient with your time.

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Four reports that show you the health of your business

Understanding your business’ financial situation is important for sustainability and growth. This article walks through the key insights you can learn from four key reports that are available in your free Wave account.

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The dos and don’ts of client gifting

Sending a gift to your client at the holidays is a great way to show them you value them, but it pays to follow some simple guidelines. This post covers the right way to send your clients gifts at the holidays.

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How small businesses can save money by going paperless

As more businesses undergo digital transformations, more are also going paperless in the process. This post explains the benefits of doing so and a few ways to go paperless (digital invoicing is just one way).

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The art of running a business without ruining relationships

They say it takes a village to grow a business, and that means hard work is required from the entrepreneur and their friends and family. We’ve got a list of tips to help business owners and loved ones alike keep their relationships strong.

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How to blog like a pro

If you’re a small business owner looking to grow using blog content, good writing isn’t enough. This article has our top tips for building a content strategy that will help your business grow.

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Boss pitch: How to successfully pitch your business ideas

Most people who dream of running a business have to pitch to potential investors, clients, or employees at some point. We’ve come up with nine tips to help you feel confident while you’re doing it.