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After COVID-19 changed the world dramatically in 2020, entrepreneurs have shown resiliency, courage, innovation and a willingness to adapt to this sudden new reality.

This roundup of our most popular content this year shows that business owners are still working hard to take advantage of current and future opportunities as they arrive.

We hope these top articles of 2020 can also help you, whether that’s by helping you build a business continuity plan, understand a commercial real estate lease or manage your daily cash flow.

Top 5 business articles of 2020

1. How to write a business plan

A business plan isn’t limited to start-ups and business loan applications. It is a highly recognized management tool that describes who you are, what you plan to achieve, how you plan to overcome the risks involved in your business and provide the returns anticipated. Having a clear plan is crucial to navigating uncertain times.

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2. 8 steps for planning your emergency and disaster plan

From a supplier shortage to a global pandemic, unforeseen events can disrupt the business operations of any company. While no one can predict the future, you can better prepare yourself with a sound business continuity plan.

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3. How to improve your credit score: 7 tips for entrepreneurs

When you apply for a business loan as an entrepreneur, both your personal and business credit scores will be put under scrutiny. Discover proven strategies to improve your credit rating.

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4. 13 terms you need to understand before signing your commercial real estate lease

Leaf through the pages of a commercial lease agreement, and you might come across terminology that seems mysterious and confusing. While it’s best to consult a legal expert before you sign on the dotted line, these definitions will get you started on deciphering your lease details.

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5. How a minority investor can help you buy a business

If you want to acquire a business that is more expensive than what you can afford, don’t automatically take on debt or start searching for another business. Consider bringing on a minority investor who could increase your capital reach while allowing you to retain strategic control.

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BONUS

Top eBook of 2020

Taking control of your cash flow

Cash is the lifeblood of your business, or the essential resource that keeps it going. This eBook will teach you smart management principles for your cash flow, so you can build a healthier, more durable business. Discover tips to measure your cash conversion cycle, use a cash-flow planner and effectively collect outstanding bills.

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Top tool of 2020

COVID-19: Business planning tools for entrepreneurs

During a crisis, identifying the critical functions and people within your company will not only help you protect them, but also find ways to grow and innovate. Our COVID-19 toolkit includes downloadable plans and templates that will help you map out your next steps and emerge strong in recovery.

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