Growing a business

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In addition to obtaining a business license, consultants are strengthening their credentials with professional consulting certifications.
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Cleaning services
No matter what type of cleaning business you operate, you can find new customers and keep existing ones happy without busting your budget.
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Growing a business
Business owners have the right to refuse service to customers for legitimate reasons. Learn when it’s legal to turn away a would-be customer, and when it could land you in court.
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Attorneys are expensive, but all businesses need occasional legal help. Learn about seven popular online legal services that can help you save money and protect your business.
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The consulting market is crowded, so you'll need to be strategic to find your first clients.
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Expanding your market to reach remote clients can lead to lucrative new opportunities, but comes with its own set of challenges.
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Food & beverage
Having repeat customers is necessary to running a successful restaurant. Below, we explore 10 ways you can have happy diners returning again and again.
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Growing a business
People are more likely to make purchases based on recommendations from family and friends than any other factor. Leverage the power of recommendations with an effective referral program.
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Growing a business

Because you can target digital marketing to reach qualified leads, it's one of the most effective forms of advertising your business. Get the most out of digital marketing by defining your marketing...

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A roof provides not only shelter and security, but it shields us from the elements and keeps our families safe. If you want clients to trust your roofing company, you have to focus on making your...

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To avoid cash flow and budgetary problems, consultants can use these seven tricks to manage irregular revenue and improve their firm's finances.
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Finance & accounting
For many businesses, client referrals make up a large chunk of new business – and accounting is no different. Here are a few suggestions to attract new clients to your business through referrals.
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Professional liability / E&O insurance
Keeping your customers happy is crucial for the overall success of your business, and it could keep you out of court.
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