Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a freelance writer specializing in career, self-development, and entrepreneurship topics. Her work has been published by outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, TIME, Inc., Mashable, and The Muse.


A step-by-step guide for creating a new hire onboarding process

A strong onboarding process improves employee retention, boosts productivity, and ensures that your employees represent your small business well.

How to put together a new employee orientation

Your new employee orientation familiarizes your new hires with the basics of your business. Here’s how to do it well.

65 small business ideas in 7 categories with 3 questions to help you decide

You’re motivated, excited, and (almost) ready. But, you’re also stumped. Discover 65 small business ideas and three must-answer questions to guide you.

What is supply chain management?

When you think about it, customers only experience a very limited slice of your business. Your product moves from the shelf or screen into their hands...

The 50 best small business apps organized by what you want to accomplish

Whether you want to boost your productivity, track your customers, reduce your stress, or more, check out these 50 best business apps for small businesses.

Social media marketing for small businesses: 22 bite-sized steps to master your strategy

For small businesses, social media marketing doesn’t need to be complex. This guide shares what platforms to use, how to craft a strategy, and how to measure progress.

Email marketing for small businesses: 5 benefits, 10 platforms & 17 best practices

Everything small business owners need to know about email marketing—including 5 benefits, 10 platforms, and 17 best practices for growth.

Digital marketing for small businesses: What and how to market online in 5 types and 5 steps

Ready to launch your small business digital marketing strategy? This guide unlocks the “what” and “how” of online marketing in 5 types and 5 steps.

How to be more productive as a small business owner: 5 strategies to save time, do more, and focus on what matters

As a business owner, there are seemingly endless demands on your time. Wondering how to be more productive? Here are five strategies you can try now.

How to Calculate Payroll for Tipped Employees - Step by Step

Running payroll can be a daunting task for small businesses--especially businesses with tipped employees. Use this guide to learn if you’re eligible for tip credits and how to payroll for tipped employees.

The top benefits of cloud accounting: Seven reasons to consider making the online switch

Automation for small business: 10 tasks you should and should not automate

Want to save time, money, and resources? Automation for small business offers exactly that. The key is knowing where to start and what not to automate.

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