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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.

How to Build a Quality Email Marketing List

A healthy email marketing list can be a huge asset to a business. But it’s not always easy to build up a marketing list, or to populate it with the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select an Email Marketing Service

Tips To Get News Media Coverage For Your Small Business

You’ve worked hard to build your small business and seen some great successes, and now you want to share your knowledge and story with the world. Getting news media coverage … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Uncategorized

Should Social Media Be a Priority for Growing Your Business?

You’ve probably heard it before: your business HAS to have an active social media presence to succeed in today’s marketplace. But for every time you’ve heard that, you may have … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Promote With Social Media

What To Consider If You’re Switching to a Telephony System

If you’re a small business owner considering a business VoIP system, you’re in good company: more and more businesses are turning to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) because it offers … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System
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Microsoft Office 365: Low-Cost Business Email Accounts + Easy Online Collaboration

[UPDATED 12/11/2017] As we described in How To: Get Basic Business Software, Microsoft Office is the gold standard of desktop application suites. So it comes as no big surprise that … Continue Reading

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

What Small Businesses Need to Know about the ACA Rollout

The Affordable Care Act  (ACA) has gotten off to anything but a quiet start. But even with all the news surrounding its rollout, there are still a lot of questions … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Small Business Insurance

Most Commonly Used and Most Needed Cloud-Based Business Tools

Businesses all over the world are rapidly moving to cloud-based services to run their operations. As with any new technology, businesses can be cautious to adopt the unknown, but the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up a Fax Number / Set Up a Phone Number / Set Up Business Email Accounts
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Small Business Guide to Information Security

Security has always been a struggle for small businesses. In this day of connectivity, it is almost impossible to for a business to go a full year without encountering some … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Back Up Your Files / Management
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Survey: Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Show Strong Support for BYOD Initiatives, but Limited Adoption of Management Technologies

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Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Management / Select the Best Small Business Computer
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Google Fiber in Austin – What Does It Mean to Entrepreneurs?

Want To Know What Google Fiber Means to Entrepreneurs? Josh Ebsworth, at CWHighlights, Start-up Tech, Tips & Tricks, recently created this Google Fiber infographic for small business owners and entrepreneurs. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Find Office Space / Get Basic Business Software / Management
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Small Business Security Essentials – How To Keep Your Sensitive Information Safe

What Is Information Security? Keeping sensitive documents safe and protected has always been a struggle for business owners, especially since the advent of the Internet. Information security has often been … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Accept Credit Card Payments / Back Up Your Files / Get Basic Business Software / Purchase Computers / Select the Best Small Business Computer / Set Up a Fax Number
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Email Marketing Statistics 2013 – Email Marketing Industry Benchmarks

A Compilation of Email Marketing Statistics Many marketers have toted for years that email marketing “is dead”, although recent reports have shown differently. This Starticle provides you with a compilations of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Select an Email Marketing Service

Traditional Fax Machine vs. Online Fax Service

As a startup, you’re often strapped for cash; so one of the first things you should do when deciding which products and services to use is perform a cost analysis … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up a Fax Number

ChooseWhat’s Top 7 iPhone and Smartphone Apps for Small Business

Read about ChooseWhat’s favorite desktop and iPhone applications that boost productivity and help small business owners effectively manage their businesses.  We at ChooseWhat have used all of these applications at … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number
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Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Office – 2013 Earth Day Update

Edit: Updated “Green Your Office Tips” for Earth Day – 4/22/2013. Happy Earth Day 2013! There are several ways to go green. Several months ago, I discussed special services that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up a Fax Number / Small Business Tax Tips

Tempo Smart Calendar App Review – Your Free Personal Assistant

Tempo is a revolutionary smart calendar app that manages your busy day-to-day schedule, prepares you for your upcoming meetings and networking events, and has a warm dinner waiting for you … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Team / Get Basic Business Software / Set Up Business Email Accounts
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SEO for Beginners Part II: Geo-Targeted Keywords

Geo-Targeted Keyword Research In the first part of “SEO for Beginners,” I discussed just the basics of keyword research and the difference between long-tail and short-tail keywords. One of the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Website / Create Basic Marketing Materials / Management / Promote With Social Media
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DIY Tax Software for Small Businesses

With less than a month until Tax Day 2013, many small business owners may still be in a rush to get their paperwork together. And as most business owners hire … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management / Small Business Tax Tips

eFax Free Trial vs. eFax Free Plan

What is the eFax free trial? eFax offers a free trial is meant for you to test the full send and receive capabilities of eFax’s online fax service. The free trial gives you … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Set Up a Fax Number