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Business owners face new challenges constantly. These challenges can be particularly daunting for new business owners as they trade their 9-5 job for a 24/7 passion. Learning the attributes of successful entrepreneurs can help new business owners understand they are not alone, and provide motivation to keep navigating to their own success.

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For business owners, scaling your business and managing that growth effectively is always going to be one of your top priorities. There’s no better testament to your business's success than a quickly expanding customer base. However, with every victory tends to come a new challenge to tackle. The good news is, if your business operates on a subscription-based model, there are tools available that offer an easy way to automate and simplify payments. 

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While it may be true that you need to spend money to make money, small businesses often have limited funds to spare. To keep your small business profitable, you need to make every marketing dollar bring the highest possible return. Here are six great tips that can help you get the most out of your marketing budget.

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With over 440,000 merchants, Authorize.Net has one huge small business community, which is just one of the reasons so many third-party solutions integrate to our payment gateway. This series of blog posts highlights our partners and their unique offerings that meet all of your business needs.

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Authorize.Net partner, 71lbs, has made a name for itself by helping businesses optimize their shipping spend. We invited Christine Ridgely, partner manager at 71lbs, to share her thoughts as our guest blogger.

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If you run a business from your home, you know it comes with amazing freedoms and challenging distractions. It's important to take steps to optimize and maintain your effectiveness so you can continue to enjoy the excitement and freedoms of being your own boss. The following tips will help you be productive as you run your home business.

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Holiday sales can bring cheer to the heart of any small business owner. However, you need more than Santa's magic to have a successful holiday season. Good preparation is one of the key ingredients to produce a record-breaking holiday season for your business.

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Setting up shop to offer your products or services online and using Authorize.Net to accept payments are great first steps towards attracting new customers for your business. Here are six ways to drive more traffic to your site, potentially increasing sales and online success. 

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Marketing is often an intimidating prospect for small business owners. How do you know which marketing strategies will be the most successful for your product or service? While some marketing campaigns are complex, there are plenty of simple, easily implemented strategies that entrepreneurs can do themselves.  

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Cashflow is important to any business, but it's especially crucial for small businesses that typically have less working capital to run their business with.

All too often, small business owners focus so much on sales that they let things slide in regards to getting paid on time. Increase the odds of being paid promptly with these simple tips.

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