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[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

How Holiday Gift Cards Can Impact Your Bottom Line

By Michael Hursta Vice President of First Data Prepaid Solutions As temperatures drop, shopping season heats up, making now a critical time for small businesses to ensure they leave no stone unturned when planning their business strategy for the holiday season. According to First Data’s 2012 U.S. Gift Card Consumer Insights Study, more than 88 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

Should You Answer Inquiries About Former Employees? 5 Common Mistakes

By Matthew M. Collins Although there are some industries, such as healthcare, in which an employer may be legally obligated to disclose information regarding former employees, most businesses are under no such obligation. Nevertheless, many businesses respond to inquiries about former employees without giving it a second thought. Responding to such inquiries can result in […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

How To Lower The Anxiety Associated With Change

By Tom Somodi It is likely there have been situations when you have asked yourself, “Why are there times when I experience anxiety relative to a change I am facing in my life?” To answer this question, let’s start by thinking of your replies to the following few simple questions: While the answers seem absurdly […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

How To Get Your Employees To Peak Performance

Having employees who not only work diligently but effectively is always good for business. At times, employees may not have the encouragement or support that is needed to make them feel as though they are useful or a part of a team. This can ultimately affect their performance. Poor work performance can have a detrimental […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

5 Things Every Startup CEO Needs To Know

By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing […]

[ 2 ] Oct. 14, 2013

4 Easy Marketing Ideas Using Key Tags and Plastic Cards

Businesses can benefit from key tags and plastic cards by using them to promote their business and draw in customers. Key tags are added to customers’ key chains where they are sure to be seen every time customers reach for their keys, not to mention being noticed by other people (family, friends, bystanders). An attractive […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

Three Scary Legal Myths For SMBs To Combat

Halloween is just around the corner and it is the time of year where scaring is a “scream” and frightening is fun.  However, it’s important to remember there are real terrors at play – not the ones found in haunted houses – but the everyday terrors that can sneak up on small businesses if they […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

e-Relationships With Buyers Is Key To Small Business Growth

Small businesses are missing out on revenue, loyalty and customer engagement opportunities by not extending face-to-face relationships with consumers into the web and social media, according to a national survey of 3,000 consumers and small business decision-makers by Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW). Nearly 30 percent (850) of the respondents were small business decision-makers, allowing the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Seven Ways To Keep Young Sales Reps From Crashing and Burning

By Lance Cooper Millennials enter the nation’s sales teams as the most parented generation in history. Yet, they do not have the goals or plans to achieve compelling ambitions. Today, 20 million young men delay maturing until their late 20s and are without solid commitments and responsibilities guiding their lives. This leads to “helicopter parented” […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Your Business Compliance Checklist

By Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com It seems that 2013 is just whizzing by, and though we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, most small business owners are still staring at hefty ‘to-do’ list. It is extremely important to keep all elements of your business compliant and in good standing with the state […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Five Ways To Beat The Competition During Peak Season

By Ted Karkus CEO, ProPhase Labs, makers of Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy® When you become the CEO of a major company and inherit a brand that has been in decline for several years, the first goal is to figure out how to improve the product and improve the packaging. This can be accomplished with consumer research. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Workplace Yogi: Five Daily Ways To Reduce Stress and Burnout

By Chris Walling The pressures of a maintaining a small business are inextricably linked to stress, which can have a big influence on your personal and professional life. Whether it’s the weight of balancing the monthly budget or working to cultivate an abundant client-base, finding avenues to mitigate these stressors should be a top-priority for […]

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