Keep your customers by supporting their healthy lifestyle changes

If you own or run a food or restaurant business, you know how food trends may boost sales. While some trends last for a few weeks and are simply fads (fondue, foam, and food with added caffeine), others become more mainstream and last a lifetime (sushi, huevos rancheros, or anything organic). In urban areas, healthy…

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What Small Business Should Know About 2019 Payroll Changes

As an owner, it can be hard to keep track of everything at the start of the new year, including changes and additions to employment laws. In 2019, there are plenty of important human resource and payroll changes to consider.  These changes are especially important to small business owners. Here are few: Retirement Savings Contributions…

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3 Issues Women-Owned Businesses Should Be Watching Closely

For women-owned businesses, there are three potential challenges to keep in sight as we move throughout the year. 1. Continued interest rate hikes The Federal Reserve has maintained a steady course of raising interest rates to keep pace with economic growth. The Fed hasn’t made any firm commitments – yet.  But, further adjustments to the…

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Business Owners Share: How I Will Grow My Business This Year

To be more successful , business owners often look back at all they accomplished in the past year. What did they do well? What strategies and changes did they make that resulted in growth? And what should they consider doing differently in the coming year to reap even bigger rewards? We asked small business owners…

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Improve Your Bottom Line by Compensating Younger Employees Creatively

For business owners, it can be hard to attract and retain younger employees — especially when they are expecting and asking for more. Google searches for the term “employee experience” have increased 130 percent over the past five years, according to a 2018 report published by IBM and Globoforce. The same study found organizations that scored…

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Get Your Construction Business Ready for the Spring

If you’re a contractor or own a construction business, you’ve likely been wondering what the this year will bring in terms of revenues and opportunities for growth. While many forecasts are calling for a slight economic slowdown in 2019, construction starts are still expected to hold relatively steady. As you look ahead to warmer months,…

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Are Credit Card Cash Advances Bad? 4 Reasons to Think Twice About Using Your Credit Card for Cash

Do you use your credit card to make withdrawals for your business? If so, you might be making an expensive mistake. Whether it’s a business card or a personal credit card, it’s time to think twice about using your credit card as a debit card. Here’s what you need to know. 4 Costs of Taking…

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