Articles by

Lauren Parker

Business Writer

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

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 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 

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

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

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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Here's What You Need to Know About 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

The surge in popularity of shopping Black owned businesses is a a great one-- but what if you are unable to shop in person because of pandemic restrictions, or you want to support businesses outside of your immediate area? 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 fantastic list of businesses we recommend checking out.

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

What changes are small business owners facing during re-opening? For many, this will not be business as usual-- but it shouldn’t mean business has to be over. Here’s a breakdown of some ways owners can keep themselves funded and prepare for re-opening safely and effectively.

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How to Fund your Small Business Now, Even if You Have Poor 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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