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Data from Clutch shows a movement towards more inventive company names in response to domain and trademark limitations

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Small Business ExpertNewsletters can be an effective way to reach your customers. Laura Wiegert explains layout, content and shortcuts for making yours a winning marketing tool.

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There are so many aspects of making a successful sale that it can be difficult to know which one to focus on the most. The preparation, the research, and the actual pitch are all important, but what really counts is the close. Closing a sale means se

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