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[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

How To Make Your Store Holiday Ready

By Michael Peterson The holiday season is coming at us faster than Santa’s sleigh. If you are not preparing now for the holiday season, you are already behind the times. Stores last year started the selling season earlier, kept later hours and offered better deals. Did you? As hard as it is to believe, each […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

Lagging Loyalty Presents Opportunity for SMBs

By Zachary Hyman According to the customer centricity report from market research firm, dunnhumby, fast food retailers are neglecting the wants and needs of their customers. The survey ranks the performance of restaurant chains on what it calls the 7 Pillars of Customer Centricity — the attributes that are most heavily tied to a business’ […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

3 Key Tips When Planning Your Website Re-Design

By Oz Whitesell Business Director, MKJ Creative Since we’re in the business of designing websites, we’re constantly talking to clients who are overwhelmed at the task of needing to bring their site up-to-date. We work with doctors, lawyers, investors and business owners who understandably don’t have knowledge of the best practices for the web or […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

How to Improve Your Communications Skills

Many people go through life being victims of their circumstances, simply reacting to situations and emotions. This is so pervasive that William Ury, a world-renowned negotiator, has called humans ‘reaction machines’. “While this reactive way of life might be easy, it hurts our chances of having productive communication and creating lasting connections”, said Rick Goodfriend, […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

4 Secrets To Building A Loyal Small Business Workforce

By Kip Havel When you run a small business, you don’t take your resources for granted. You have to rely on your workers’ skills, interests and abilities for your business to thrive. In return, your workers rely on you to provide a great place to work with competitive pay and benefits. In fact, a recent […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Simplified Tax Guide Helps Employers Learn Tax Benefits of Hiring Vets

Employers now have a user-friendly guide to help them take advantage of tax benefits available for hiring qualified veterans. Inspiration for the new booklet, the 2013 Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Qualified Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists (http://www.centerforamerica.org/tax_benefits.html), came from employers expressing frustration with the tax credit process, from determining whether the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Keep Your Grip On Financial Reins

By John Tschohl The economy is improving, bringing with it a sense of optimism. That optimism, however, can be dangerous. All too often, it brings with it a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen your grip on the financial reins. While it might be human nature to relax when things get better, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Small Business Owners Are Concerned About Climate Change

A scientific opinion poll released by Small Business Majority shows the majority of small employers believe climate change and extreme weather events are an urgent problem that can disrupt the economy and harm small businesses. The poll also found it is becoming increasingly common for small businesses to be impacted by extreme weather, and they […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

5 Essential Elements for an Indie Author’s Press Kit

By Heather Wied, Kbuuk As we’ve previously discussed, PR is an integral component to a comprehensive marketing strategy for an independent author. Developing a public relations strategy means taking a proactive approach to generating awareness for your name and brand as an author in the media. The basis of a good PR strategy is to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

Study: Small Business Owners Make Progress With Mobile Payments

As mobile commerce activity increases within the U.S. marketplace and payment processing advances alongside it, ISOs, acquirers and other merchant service providers must reposition themselves to meet the immediate and future needs of the businesses they serve. A newly released research report from ControlScan and TransFirst promises to help meet this objective, sharing important insights […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 22, 2013

5 Multimedia Tips for Your Press Releases

By Christina Zila, Textbroker Publishers are going online, leading to a demand for multimedia content. Help publishers fulfill their own goals by providing modern press releases with links and rich media. 1. Add an Image Let’s say your release is on something mundane, like a move to a new office. Attaching professional photos of the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 15, 2013

How Businesses Can Avoid The Sales Tax Danger Zone

By Will Frei, Sales Tax Specialist, Avalara Most businesses are unaware of the compliance muddle that exists somewhere between sales tax compliance and overt negligence. This is the sales tax danger zone. With 11,000 tax jurisdictions in the U.S. and thousands of sales tax rate and boundary changes every year, getting sales tax right is […]

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