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Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start

Project management products aren't just for big business. With increasing competition and the always-changing digital landscape, it's important for small businesses to take the grunt work out of critical business processes.

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How gamification improves customer engagement and retention

Marketing pros and business owners share tips on how to use gaming techniques to attract, educate and retain customers -- and sell more stuff.

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25% off Logitech Professional Presenter R800, Presentation Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer - Deal Alert

Logitech Professional Presenter R800 gives you powerful control for high-impact presentations. The brilliant green laser pointer is easy to see, even on flat panel displays, projection screens, and in brightly lit rooms. Manage your...

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9 big small business social media no-nos

Social media marketers point out some of the biggest (and most costly) mistakes companies make when using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – and offer advice on how to avoid making these social faux pas.

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ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

Location, location, location: As the old joke goes, those are the three keys to business success. Now, with big data analysis, corporations can be smarter than ever before about where to open up new offices or businesses.

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Small businesses now get CRM tool with their Office subscription

Microsoft launched Monday its Outlook Customer Manager, a lightweight CRM system. It allows users to track their customers, manage deals in progress, track tasks and more, all from their Outlook email client.

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How to find the best Wi-Fi router for a home office

If the Wi-Fi in your home workspace or small office isn't as fast or reliable as it could be, your productivity will suffer. This guide to home office Wi-Fi covers everything you need to know to maximize your wireless experience.

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Here's how Zenefits is trying to reinvent itself

Zenefits is launching Z2, a new version of its HR software for small and medium businesses.

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8 things small businesses look for when considering SaaS

Cloud marketers and SaaS pros share their advice on how to make cloud-based software attractive to small and midsized businesses.

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8 keys to ecommerce success

Ecommerce business owners and experts discuss how you can make your online store stand out from the crowd.

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17% off Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner - Deal Alert

The ScanSnap S1300i is the smallest multi-page double-sided ScanSnap scanner for one-button ease of use at the desk or on the road. Just stack up to 10 pages and press the blue button. Currently discounted 17%.

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10 ways to make your crowdfunding campaign a hit

Small business owners and online fundraising pros share their top tips on how to make your Kickstarter or Indiegogo project a success.

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12 tips to help SMBs select and manage vendors

Small business owners and experts share their strategies on how to build a successful, lasting partnership with suppliers/vendors.

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10 UX best practices for ecommerce success

Experts in user experience and ecommerce share their top tips for how to get consumers to enjoy, stay and buy on your website.

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10 low-cost PR strategies for startups and small businesses

Small business owners and experts in public and media relations share tips for how to generate good press for your business without having to spend a lot of money.

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12 tips for creating a must-read business blog

Business owners, bloggers and online marketers discuss what small businesses can do to drive traffic to their blogs, increase their page views and keep readers coming back for more.

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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365 -- a full service system for scheduling appointments for their services on the internet.

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SAP's ERP app for SMBs gets an overhaul for digital transformation

The digital transformation imperative is becoming increasingly urgent for companies large and small, and SAP wants to help. On Wednesday, the ERP giant set its sights squarely on SMBs with an updated app that's been enriched with...

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