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5 Ways Being a Dad Helps You Run Your Business

Posted on Jun 13, 2019
Ask any father, and he’ll tell you that parenthood is a full-time job — complete with meals, baths, pickups, drop-offs and everything else that goes into raising healthy and happy kids.  When you’re managing children at home, trying to hold a full-time job that pays the bills is difficult. And launching a business that can provide full-time jobs for others sounds next to impossible.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Start a Summer Business: 5 of the Hottest Ideas

Posted on Jun 04, 2019
In the U.S., the three-month stretch from June 21 to September 23 is when:  Kids are on summer vacation  Companies scale back their hours  Employees take their holidays  This is why we don’t normally associate the summer months with “business.”  But, it’s not like people stop spending money. In fact, summer is the second most active season of the year for consumer spending (after winter and its numerous shopping holidays). 
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Benefits of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Posted on Apr 25, 2019
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every April, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day® is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the one time of year when parents across the nation are encouraged to bring kids to their places of employment.  This year’s Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day falls on April 25.  If you choose to celebrate, below are some of the benefits you and your child might enjoy.
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Topics: Fun Posts

7 Tips for Growing Your Business With YouTube

Posted on Apr 02, 2019
In the worlds of marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), content is still king — but the kingdom is no longer limited to the written word.  Videos are quickly emerging as the dominant way to attract users, convert leads and generate sales. Nowhere is this more apparent than on YouTube, which doubles as the world’s:  Largest video-sharing platform
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips, Awareness

7 Habits of Successful Small Business Owners

Posted on Feb 21, 2019
As a small business owner, no two days are the same. You’re constantly putting out fires, and you’re expected to wear many hats while doing so.  Against this backdrop, it’s nearly impossible to fall into a regular routine.  Even still, many entrepreneurs manage to bring order to their workdays by deliberately carving out time to build daily habits. The most successful business owners choose keystone habits that help them grow their operations and generate ever-higher profits.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Valentine's Day Consumer Spending Trends

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Valentine’s Day may not receive as much fanfare as other shopping holidays like Black Friday. Though according to the National Retail Federation, this annual celebration (on Feb. 14) brings in nearly $20 billion for retailers and restaurants across the country.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts, Payment Trends

Tips to Ease Your Post-Holiday Blues

Posted on Dec 28, 2018
The festive cheer of the holiday season in the workplace has passed. The tinsel is packed at the office, the stale leftovers from the holiday party have been removed from the fridge.  As happy as your employees were just a few days or the week before, they now have a bad case of the blues, and the whole morale of the group seems to have vanished along with the holiday tunes on the radio. Not to mention, their usual productivity rates are low and there's just no oomph behind everyday workflow.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Social Media: Which Channels Work for My Business?

Posted on Nov 20, 2018
America has a very complex relationship with social media. On one hand, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have:  Introduced a whole litany of privacy concerns  Helped spread misinformation and “fake news”  Been linked to depression and cyberbullying  On the other hand, we love connecting, sharing and liking too much to completely unplug. In fact, 70 percent of Americans have at least one social media account.  As a business owner, the takeaway is clear. 
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Black Friday Survival Tips for SMBs

Posted on Nov 14, 2018
Every year, YouTube compiles an ever-growing list of Black Friday montages in which crazed shoppers fight over heavily discounted items.  Most of the videos take place at big box stores, which is where large crowds tend to congregate. But Black Friday is a major cash cow for all retailers — big and small. In fact, more than 100 million people brave the madness (in-person) every year. That’s just on a single day.  Millions more go shopping on Small Business Saturday, generating $15-plus billion  in sales for local retailers.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Scary Movie Inspiration: 6 Business Lesson Takeaways

Posted on Oct 31, 2018
If you’re a horror movie buff, October is the perfect time to binge watch some of your favorite films. That’s because in the days leading to Halloween, Netflix and the cable networks typically stuff their catalogs with plenty of blood, gore and the supernatural.  Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre, there are tons of horror movie business lessons you can glean from these ghoulish delights. 
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

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