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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

From Cloud to Edge: What This Technology Means for Your Small Business

Posted on Feb 19, 2019
With technology continuing to advance, it’s critical to stay informed about what’s on the horizon so you can start thinking about whether the emerging options are a strategic fit for your business. And, while you may just be in the midst of adopting more cloud-based technology to run your daily operations, you may want to press pause while you consider the recent appearance of what is called edge computing. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips

How to Price a New Product or Service for Your Small Business

Posted on Feb 07, 2019
Introducing a new product or service is one of the best strategic approaches to growing a small business. It’s a way to hold the interest of your existing customer base while reaching out to new audience segments that may now be interested in what you have to offer.  Although you may think the most challenging aspect to adding a product or service is to do something unique that stands out in the market, even more difficult is often setting the price for that introduction.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

5 Benefits of Using a Point-Of-Sale System for All Merchant Types

Posted on Feb 05, 2019
A point-of-sale (POS) system is the mix of hardware and software that allows you to process payments for goods and services at the checkout counter. Historically, getting started was prohibitively expensive, which is why only the biggest retailers could afford a POS.  Though as with all technologies, POS systems became better, faster and more affordable — allowing smaller retailers to begin using them.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Consideration

3 Ways to Change the World with Your Small Business

Posted on Jan 24, 2019
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social good have often been viewed as strategies for global enterprises to undertake. Rarely is the concept attributed to small businesses, perhaps because of the perceived cost or the idea that it has to be a big effort or it won’t actually change the world.  However, what is working is when more businesses of any size take small steps and implement even the most minor changes to how they work or how they view their overall goals.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Nonprofits, Small Business Tips

Beware of These 6 Fraud Tactics

Posted on Jan 22, 2019
The global impact of fraud is enormous, with merchants and banks losing over $21 billion annually.  That’s just from debit and credit card abuse.  You also have to factor in malware, data breaches and identity theft — all of which take a huge financial toll on society:  In 2017, the U.S. reported 16.7 million victims of identity theft (resulting in $17 billion in losses).  According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and McAfee, cybercrime is a $445 billion industry worldwide. 
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

Small Business Tax Changes to Be Aware of in 2019

Posted on Jan 17, 2019
With the Tax Reform Act set to kick in, there are many things small business owners need to consider in 2019 that may impact their financial position and tax basis. As you get ready to file 2018 taxes, let’s look at the changes coming up next year that could influence the decisions you make for your small business. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

7 Ways to Work Smarter in 2019

Posted on Jan 10, 2019
When someone would say how hard another individual worked, it was thought to be admirable or impressive. However, the U.S. has now become known as a country of overworked people, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. The U.S. is one of the few countries with no designated weekly maximum limit on the number of hours an individual should work.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

4 Things to Consider When Selecting a POS System for Retail

Posted on Jan 03, 2019
Many small business owners are so eager to launch that they invest little time in their point-of-sale (POS) technology. As long as their system can accept credit card payments, they’re satisfied.  Although all POS technologies perform the same basic function, each platform offers slightly different bells and whistles. It’s important you find a solution that meets your business’s needs — both today and for many years to come.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, EMV, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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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