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Cost vs. Revenue Gains of Credit Cards

Business benefits of accepting credit cards for payments and how they can impact your bottom line You may still believe “cash is king,” but studies show that today’s consumers are more profitable to your business if you accept credit cards — despite the processing fees you’ll incur as a result. According to data compiled...

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Tax Help Tools that Make it Easy for Small Businesses

Resources, tips, guides and online software that will get your business finances ready for tax time Having the right finance tools can really help small businesses maximize their bottom line – particularly when it comes to paying taxes. Many small businesses are new at filing self-employed taxes and don’t know where to start. Some...

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Smart Spending Can Save Your Small Business Money

Ideas to reduce your overhead, increase cash flow, maximize tax returns and get the most out of your small business budgets The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) completed a survey of small business owners, which reveals that almost 40 percent said that “economic uncertainty” was their number one concern in their business. While...

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Hiring Your First Employees

How to add staff to support your growing small business – from choosing part-time vs full-time, staff training and providing benefits There are more than 22 million small businesses in the U.S. without any employees on the payroll, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Many start off as a single owner business without any...

Tracking How Small Businesses Spend Money [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do your business expenses compare to the national average… and are you tracking them right? See how businesses spend and track by category in Infographic study Knowing how you spend your money each month is the first step in managing a budget for your business. Do you know how your money is allocated...

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Business Travelers: Pay Attention to Concerns About Public Wi-Fi

Protect your data and keep your computer, smartphone and tablet secure while using open internet access traveling for business The FBI’s recent warning to international travelers about the potential risk of hotel Wi-Fi has caused even the savviest travelers to re-examine their own Internet safety practices. While there is no reason to eliminate your...

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How Cloud Storage Can Boost Your Business

Leveraging cloud storage as a cost-effective way for small businesses to expand and grow without expensive infrastructure upgrades The cloud. You’ve probably heard of it — and it’s not just a big fluffy thing in the sky. Cloud storage alleviates the need for your business to take care of tech needs in-house and can...

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Free and Affordable Apps That Will Get Your SB on the Right Track

Smartphone and technology apps that will help keep your small business productive and organized with integrated services to maximize your time Most sales and customer support teams will use multiple social media, CRM tools and cloud-service apps. It can be difficult to know which ones will work best and find one that can perform multiple tasks, so...

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Make Sure Your Start-Up Can Stand Up to Any Disaster

How cloud computing solutions can help back-up data and eliminate downtime for your business When hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York and New Jersey in 2012, it wasn’t just the homeowners and residents who were in trouble; businesses and their data centers were drowning in the storm as well. While Gawker’s datacenter, Datagram,...