Lauren Parker

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Lauren Parker

Business Writer

How to start a business with no money and bad credit

How to start a business with no money and bad credit

As businesses seek funding to weather the storm of COVID-19, there are many options to consider based on your credit, how fast you need the funds, and the amount you need to borrow.

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Online Banking Versus Traditional Banking: Which is Better for Your Business?

Online Banking Versus Traditional Banking: Which is Better for Your Business?

In the 21st century, business owners have more choices than ever about where to bank. From fees, to ATM withdrawals, cash deposits to mobile apps, which one is better for your business?

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Small businesses that have grown online during COVID

Small businesses that have grown online during COVID

Four business owners share their strategies for expanding beyond their physical stores and growing online sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SEO for Small Businesses

SEO for Small Businesses

SEO is the art of getting your website to appear at the top of search engine results--organically (that is, without paying for ads). Use this handy guide to help get you started.

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Five Free Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Five Free Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Running a business is hard enough, marketing it can feel even harder. Here are five tips to help you win at SEO, website optimization and analytics, and get your business more clients in no time.

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Five Great Bookkeeping Software Applications for Small Business Owners

Five Great Bookkeeping Software Applications for Small Business Owners

Ready to move beyond the spreadsheet? Here are five affordable, comprehensive software applications that will help you keep invoices, payroll, expenses and tax deductions trackable and searchable.

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10 things you need to build a small business

10 things you need to build a small business

Starting a business can be daunting-- there's so much to think about! Here's a list of 10 key items to consider before striking out on your own, and to help avoid headaches on the road ahead.

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Small business tax advice: Getting ready for tax day

Small business tax advice: Getting ready for tax day

Tax Day is right around the corner! Here are some things to discuss with your tax preparer about small business tax credits and some considerations related to COVID-19’s small business assistance.

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Six Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support From Anywhere

Six Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support From Anywhere

We have a list of six fantastic black-owned businesses you can support without leaving your couch. From dresses to gems, pillows to pinot noir, here's a list of businesses we recommend checking out.

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How the Small Business Landscape Has Changed in Light of Covid-19

How the Small Business Landscape Has Changed in Light of Covid-19

What changes are small business owners facing during re-opening? Here’s a breakdown of some ways owners can keep themselves funded and prepare for re-opening safely and effectively.

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