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    Google processes 40,000 search queries every second—that's 3.5 billion searches per day. Google Adwords can give you a high placement in search results, and is effective if you choose the right keywords, create a compelling ad, and have a landing page that converts leads. In this guide, learn how to leverage Google Adwords in your small business.

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    Businesses face all kinds of risks, some of which can cause serious loss of profit or even bankruptcy. But while all large companies have extensive "risk management" departments, smaller businesses tend not to look at the issue in such a systematic way. In this guide, you'll learn the basics of risk management and how to apply it in your business. 

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    A franchise can be a great way for entrepreneurs to run a business and benefit from the marketing and brand recognition of their chosen franchise. But it's also possible to lose a lot of money. This series will provide a clear, step by step guide to understanding franchise businesses, finding a good one, evaluating it, and running it successfully.

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