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4 Health Insurance Musts for Entrepreneurs

For many Americans, the freedom associated with running their own business or working independently as a consultant or freelancer can be very appealing. But with that freedom and independence also comes a lot of responsibility, and not just the day-to-day operations and accounting processes necessary to keep the business afloat. There are also things like health insurance to consider. (more…)

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Business’s Social Media Bio

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Business’s Social Media Bio

Many times your social media bio will be the first impression you make on clients. But unlike a website, Social Media doesn’t give you much room to explain your product. Without access to tabs, folders, pricing sections, or demos—selling your product, might more difficult, but not impossible. Here are four ways you can improve your social media profiles and send more people to your website.

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Charging Sales Tax for Your Food Truck or Other Mobile Business

As a retailer, it’s a rewarding experience to set up shop in a new place, see new sights and meet new people. If you own a food truck, or travel around to sell at festivals or craft fairs, then you know what I mean.

You probably also know that with business rewards come small hassles, and one of those is dealing with sales tax as your business moves from place to place. (more…)

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Which Industries Are the Most Successful During Valentine’s Day?

Ever wonder which types of businesses cupid’s arrow snags the most throughout the season surrounding Valentine’s Day? While some of the answers won’t surprise you (like florists and candy shops enjoying a strong sales boost), others may. Did you know that in recent years one of the most popular gifts to give isn’t a bouquet of roses or a dinner date out, but the gift of experience via a gym membership or outdoor adventure? Or that now more than ever one of our biggest Valentines include our pets? Utilizing statistics from the National Retail Federation throughout 2014-2017, we’ve rounded up a look at February 14th’s greatest hits by the numbers to see which industries are consistently successful at spreading the love.
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Forget Renting an Office! Build a Home You Can Work From

Small businesses are the economic engine of America. Did you know that there are more than 28 million registered small businesses in the United States? Cumulatively, SMB’s represent a 99.7% of national employers, and they are responsible for generating over two million new jobs in the United States annually.

Cities and towns know that small businesses are important to job creation. However, the cost of renting business space is accelerating in many areas of the United States, to the extent that it may jeopardize economic growth. Read: “How Rising Commercial Rents Are Threatening Independent Businesses, and What Cities Are Doing About It”. (more…)

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What Is Tunable White Light and How Can It Help Your Business?

Conventional, artificial office lighting is the stuff of horror movies. That flickering, soul-sapping, eye-scraping lighting that emanates from fluorescent tubes does no one any good. In fact, bad lighting has been proven to place significant strain on people exposed to it for long periods of time, adversely affecting mood, perception and overall psychological well-being. It can also cause eye strain, headaches and other health issues. No business can afford to make its employees less productive, so if you have a lighting problem, you need to address it—fast. (more…)

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Business Bites: How to Stop Common Glitches in Your Systems

Every business owner deals with computer problems from time to time, and while frustrating, usually aren’t the end of the world. Most common computer glitches do not require expensive repairs and your systems will be up and running after just a few hours. Before you hire a technical support expert, you should try these common repairs. Knowing how to handle some common glitches can keep you in the clear and your business up and running no matter what. (more…)

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