Helping Small Businesses Thrive


What to Look for in a POS System [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 11:51 p.m. by Helping Small Businesses Thrive @ [source]

As many retailers already know, a point-of-sale system (POS system) is one of the most valuable tools you can invest in.

Another great way to determine ease of use is to talk to other shop owners who are already using the POS system.

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Most small business owners aren’t crazy about managing sales tax compliance. Read on to learn about three common small business sales tax issues and how to avoid them.

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Customer Success Story: Enhanced Security Solutions, Inc.

The most important thing to entrepreneur Brian Swendra and his wife Marina is family time. Here’s how Brian and his wife Marina built a successful business and their plans for expansion.

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When companies seek ways to improve their bottom line, they often focus on ways to attract more customers in order to generate sales.

There is a lot to be learned by online companies whose growth has exploded over the past few years.

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August 14th is the annual observance of the importance of African-American businesses to their communities and to the national economy.

During August 2017, individuals, institutions and businesses are encouraged to visit at least one black business per day.

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Many small business owners we speak with operate out of a home office and have children. Look at companies like TaskRabbit for running errands or other small jobs that take you away from your core duties.

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You know those people that are not only completely organized but they actually enjoy the organization process? Then we found people to work for us and expanded our team into Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

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When it comes to running a small business there are some things that people just have to keep in mind. New business owners are unaware of the unforeseen expenses that can arise when it comes to operating a business.

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When you enter Dr. Arleen Azar-Mehr’s office, the first word that might come to mind is “happy”.


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Is your product or service in demand?

Tracey didn’t have the capital on hand to increase production.

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If you’ve just launched a new brand, your automatic thought might be to use Amazon as your sole distribution channel.

All it takes is a change in regulations, or for Amazon to purchase a new niche retailer, and you could find that your single sales channel has evaporated into thin air.

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If you want to make it in ecommerce, you will have to overcome a number of hurdles which could potentially ruin your success.

Identifying the products you want to sell through your web store takes thorough customer research.

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Build Your Small Business Network [0.11]

Posted on July 14, 2017, 8:23 p.m. by Helping Small Businesses Thrive @ [source]

Networking – it’s more than handing out business cards or shaking a few hands.

USA Today’s small business expert, Rhonda Abrams, explains why networking is such a great strategy for small business owners.

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Chances are that you know how important the internet is to the success of your company. Whether they purchase their products online or read reviews before a purchase, these shoppers know what they’re looking for.

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Five Business Credit Card Myths [0.15]

Posted on July 7, 2017, 5:48 p.m. by Helping Small Businesses Thrive @ [source]

Raising capital is always top of mind for entrepreneurs. As always, check with a tax professional if you have any questions regarding your use of a business credit card and the possible implications at tax time.

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Customer Success Story: earthdog [0.15]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 9:46 p.m. by Helping Small Businesses Thrive @ [source]

Are you looking for stylish and functional handcrafted accessories for your canine companion?

Kym was always looking for cool dog collars but didn’t find any that were decorative with unique designs.

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Social media marketing is used by many big companies as an effective tool to build a strong brand and gain a larger audience. But for small businesses, the ever-changing landscape of social media can often be an overwhelming place to be.

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Are you a small business owner ready to seek outside funding? The debt-service coverage ratio (DSCR) helps determine whether or not your business can take on a loan and the size of small business loan you can handle.

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The Federal Reserve just published its 2016 Small Business Credit Survey examining the current small business conditions and credit environment.

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Next-level lending [0.50]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 4:56 p.m. by Helping Small Businesses Thrive @ [source]

As more aspects of people’s lives move online, they expect speed and ease of use in business, too. That’s why some community banks are turning to fintech platforms to facilitate the loan application and decision-making process for small-business loans.

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