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STARTicles offer you tactical information and insights on how to lay the foundation of your business so you can focus on building success.

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WordPress versus Website Builders – Which Should You Use?

When it comes to having a good website for your business or organization, it can be hard to decide which platform or system to go with. There are lots of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website
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What Does The Future Hold For QuickBooks Desktop?

If you’re a QuickBooks user, you may have noticed that Intuit is shifting a lot of focus onto QuickBooks online. In 2014 Inuit dropped the prices on QuickBooks’ Simple Start, … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management
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Top 5 Great (Free!) Note-Taking Apps

As every note-taking app fits a slightly different personality, it’s easy to become frustrated with the sheer number of options available–even convinced that you’ll never find something that perfectly suits your needs. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software
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Media Monitoring With Mention

There are a few different tools for monitoring the Internet for brands or topics; most people know Google alerts, for instance. But what if you want to expand your monitoring … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create Basic Marketing Materials / Management
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Business Phones That Are Actually Cool

I study, test and review business technology for a living. To most people, this is the most boring topic imaginable. In fact, it is so boring that when people ask me what … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number
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Apps Of The Week: Feb-March 2015

Below are the amazing applications that were selected for our ChooseWhat #AppOfTheWeek list. Each application provides a unique set of features, but they have all been chosen for their value to entrepreneurs. Utilizing the apps … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software
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Creating Processes Using Basecamp

If you’re an entrepreneur, you know that creating processes for your business is important. They make the business scalable, more consistent and more marketable. You also know that you need … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Using Twitter For Your Business

Twitter is a social media platform that businesses of any size can leverage. It’s an ongoing exchange of ideas, services, and information, and getting your business’s name into the mix … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Promote With Social Media
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Putting Facebook To Work For Your Business

You probably know that if you’re looking to use social media to boost business, Facebook is the largest player in that space, with more than 1 billion total users worldwide; … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Promote With Social Media
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Three Things Independent Contractors Should Do To Prepare For Tax Season

Tax season is upon us again, and it’s time to start gathering the materials you’ll need in order to file. If you’re an independent contractor, tax season brings with it … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Tax Tips
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What Is Google Domains, And How Can Your Business Use It?

In June 2014, Google announced it was rolling out a domain registry service, Google Domains. Initially it was an invitation-only beta, but the service is now publicly available. The new … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website
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What Microsoft’s Office for Everyone News Means for Mobile Customers

Microsoft made a surprising announcement at the end of 2014: it is releasing new and updated free Office apps – which include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint – for iPad, iPhone, … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software
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QuickBooks Online Drops Pricing

Small businesses looking into online accounting tools should take note of the fact that Inuit’s QuickBooks online has dropped the prices on its Simple Start, Online Essentials, and Online Plus. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software
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Project Management App Review: Trello

There are myriad productivity and organization tools out there, and even more books on the subject. So many in fact, that trying them all out could make life feel more … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Using Yosemite and iOS 8 to Make Screencasts on an iPhone

If you have a Mac, you may already know that it has screencasting software, QuickTime Player, that allows you to make movies of your computer screen. A screencast is basically … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website
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The Rise of Coworking

“Coworking” entered our vocabulary in 2005, and since then the trend has been on the rise. It shows no signs of slowing down, either: according to a 2013 report from … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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What Small Businesses Need To Know About Apple Pay

The much-touted Apple Pay is now here, allowing customers to link their devices to bank accounts or credit cards and use the payment platform to make purchases. Many of the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Who Should Use A Client Portal?

You may have come across the term “client portal” and wondered what exactly that means. In a nutshell, a client portal is a secure place to store information for clients … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Staying Secure Online

Online security breaches make the news on a fairly routine basis. And every time they happen, it prompts the question “how can I keep my information secure?” More and more … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select the Best Small Business Computer
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Google Calendar Sync Is Going Away – Now What?

Almost two years ago Google announced that its Google Calendar Sync app will be going away, and now that day is approaching. On August 1 the app will no longer … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Set Up Business Email Accounts
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