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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Financial Responsibility

Posted on Aug 22, 2019
The back-to-school season is upon us, as kids nationwide gear up for math, science, art, social studies, etc. Noticeably absent from modern education, however, are classes on financial responsibility. It shows. In the United States: The average household carries more than $16,000 in credit card debt. According to a 2018 report, 61% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $1,000 emergency.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Awareness, Consumer Education

6 Top Tips from the "Shark Tank" for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Posted on Jul 30, 2019
ABC’s Shark Tank is an award-winning show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to industry experts who have plenty of money to spend.     The goal of the show is to elicit funding from these angel investors so contestants can take their business ideas to the next level. The competition is stiff, with nearly half of all contestants going home empty-handed as they join millions of other businesses that never survive their first year.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Summer Retail Sales Strategies to Raise Your Revenue Temperature

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
With customers heading out to enjoy summer getaways, the kids home from school, and very few holidays or reasons to spark a shopping trip, many retailers start experiencing sales slowdowns during this part of the year. However, the sizzle in those revenue numbers doesn’t have to fizzle if you focus on smart, season-specific retail sales strategies like these:
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

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

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