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Best Black Friday Deals for Small Business Owners

2017 Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holiday Deals for Small Business Owners

I’ve never understood why, on the day after we meditate on being thankful and content with what we have, we rush to the store and push through crowds of people to buy the next best thing. Until now, that is. When it comes to your small business, you should take advantage of every deal available […]

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Nov 17, 2017 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, eCommerce, Email Marketing, Inventory Management, Mobile Payments, News, Point of Sale, Project Management 0

Trello VS SquidHub

Since it launched in 2011, Trello (read our comprehensive review) has been the byword of cheap (free!), effective project and task management. It has won users over with its silly attitude, “board view,” integrations, and cute husky dog mascot. Sure there were other apps with more features, sure there were other apps with better communication tools, […]

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Nov 14, 2017 Filed under: Project Management 0

3 Ways To Increase Productivity At Work (Hint: You May Be Surprised)

Ah, work productivity. The subject of countless blogs, bestsellers, motivational speeches, and kitten-based posters. Everything that can be said about productivity has already been said, a million different ways, using an infinite number of cliches and axioms. There is nothing new under the sun, right? The sad thing is, you can’t even talk about work […]

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Jun 23, 2017 Filed under: Project Management 0

Top 10 Trello Integrations

Whenever I get asked “what project management application do you like the best” (believe it or not, I have been asked that question), I start to feel a little sheepish. I wish I had some kind of fantastic answer detailing a long list of amazing features; I wish I could name some outrageously complicated and expensive software that automates […]

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Jan 5, 2017 Filed under: Project Management 0

Top 5 Wrike Integrations

In 2017, Wrike (see our review), one of the best-reviewed project management applications on the market, turns 10 years old. It’s been a prosperous almost-decade for the company, which began in 2007 as a small outfit offering a real-time Gantt chart solution. In the years that followed, Wrike has grown into a project management powerhouse with over […]

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Jan 4, 2017 Filed under: Project Management 0

10 Reasons to Use Smartsheet

Smartsheet (read our review), a perennial project management choice, turned 10 this year. This program is one of our favorites here at Merchant Maverick and there are all kinds of reasons to want to use this spreadsheet-based software. In honor of the company’s anniversary, though, I am going to highlight the top 10 reasons you should […]

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Dec 16, 2016 Filed under: Project Management 0

5 Best Basecamp Add-Ons

Basecamp currently exists in 3 iterations. This article is about the most recent edition: Basecamp 3. Products discussed below may or may not be compatible with earlier versions of Basecamp. Earlier this year, the folks over at Basecamp released the third iteration of their flagship product, ingeniously called Basecamp 3. You can read our full […]

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Dec 7, 2016 Filed under: Project Management 0

Implementing New Project Management Software: Four Ways to Engage Your Team

Why is Team Engagement Important? Few things strike more fear into the heart of a business owner or executive than the prospect of implementing a new software system. After all, potential disasters lurk around every corner: security issues, system crashes, client pushback, employee resistance, and numerous other logistical nightmares. Pulling the trigger on a brand […]

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Aug 1, 2016 Filed under: Project Management 0

What is Agile Project Management?

Agile is a specific project management methodology, used most often by engineers and software developers. Unlike more traditional project management techniques, which focus on achieving identifiable milestones using complex scheduling tools like Gantt charts, Agile management is an iterative, incremental process. The Agile methodology is ideally suited to client-initiated projects that involve multiple, concrete deliverables. […]

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Aug 1, 2016 Filed under: Project Management 0
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