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7 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill

Posted on Jan 16, 2018
As a business owner, including startup founders and freelancers, you dread the word "taxes" because you know it involves parting with some of that hard-earned income that could be spent on other things or saved. It's a challenge that every business owner faces, regardless of legal structure. Even with continually shifting tax policies on the state and federal levels, there are ways to reduce your tax bill. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

What You Can Take Away from Martin Luther King Jr. to Inspire Growth in Your Business

Posted on Jan 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. was many things, including:  A renowned orator  A civil rights activist  A Nobel laureate  However, he was not an entrepreneur.  Yet, his life example offers many inspiring lessons that can be applied to the business world. After all, successful entrepreneurs are those who use limited resources to solve problems and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips

New Tax Laws That Affect SMBs

Posted on Jan 10, 2018
Taxes are forever changing as new political parties take office within federal and state agencies. Many candidates run on a particular platform to appeal to their constituencies, often related to changes to taxes. Change in the White House signaled the promise of tax changes, and now the Senate is debating them. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Top New Year's Resolutions to Boost Business Success in 2018

Posted on Dec 29, 2017
Roughly 41 percent of Americans make an annual New Year’s resolution, with commitments ranging from losing weight to saving money to giving up smoking.  Some even look beyond personal development and focus on improving their professional lives. For example, they may learn new business skills such as coding, accounting or public speaking — but why stop there?  This year, you could resolve to improve your entire business and start exploring ways to grow your profits. 
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Tips and Tricks for Merchants Managing After-Christmas Gift Returns

Posted on Dec 25, 2017
The holiday shopping season — from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 — is the most lucrative time of year for American retailers. This is especially true right after Thanksgiving and just before Christmas.  In fact, this holiday shopping season is often used as a litmus test to assess the health of America’s economy. This explains why news organizations are so eager to publish each year’s sales figures. According to Fortune, for example, 2016 brought in a staggering $90 billion in revenues — and that was just for online sales. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

Why You Should Embrace the 'Sharing Economy' - Even if You Sell Physical Products

Posted on Dec 21, 2017
From Uber to Airbnb to rentable power tools, there are plenty of ways to receive the benefit of certain products and services — without buying those products and services.  That’s because we now live in a “sharing economy” where customers can pay for access instead of ownership. There are many advantages of this newer economic model. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, Awareness

The True Carbon Footprint of Your Paperless Business

Posted on Dec 13, 2017
In an effort to “green” their operations, businesses worldwide are increasingly going paperless. It’s not difficult to see why.  The environmental impact of paper is enormous. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips

How to Create an Engaging Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on Dec 05, 2017
Everyone loves giving gifts and getting them. The problem is that when we give our friends and family gifts each holiday season, there comes a point in time where figuring out what to get becomes challenging. Suddenly, the joys of the season seem like a big headache. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Tips and Tricks for Merchants to Detect and Protect Against Gift Card Fraud

Posted on Dec 01, 2017
Most retailers love the idea of gift cards — and for good reason:  Each card in circulation represents money already spent. You’ve made the sale, and you’re simply waiting for the card recipient to collect his or her goods.  Most gift cards expire — without ever being used. This means you still make that sale — without losing any inventory. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

5 Ingenious and Painless Ways to Save Money in Your Business

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
As a business owner, there are essentially two ways to boost profits. You can either: Increase revenues (i.e., generate more sales) Reduce costs (i.e., cut some expenses)  Most companies focus on the former. Although there’s no limit to how much money you can make, it’s not possible to cut costs once you reach a certain threshold. If you haven’t already reached that threshold, then reducing expenses can — and will — make your business more profitable. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips

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