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How to Develop Good Communication Skills in the Workplace

You aren’t going to get very far if you don’t have good communication skills in the workplace.  It’s the difference between productive synergy and a group of confused employees struggling to get through the day. Messy communications can lead to severe blunders that disturb the progress of your company and can also negatively impact employee satisfaction. Perfecting your communication skills is a simple step you can take to make your office a better place to work. (more…)

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Why you Need a Time Counting Tool on your Business Website

Websites that are created to promote and generate business online utilize various tools and plug-ins to create the best user experience. With the competitive nature of e-commerce, creating a great first impression is crucial to keep your customers. Internet users are known to be quite impatient, and with the numerous options available out there, they can easily navigate from your website to your competitor’s site if they do not like what they see. One of the ways to create a great user experience is through providing a time counting tool that can tell the time now and in many other cities around the world.

Time calculators and online clocks come in handy for websites that deal with international products and services, business and financing. You can install the following to your website. (more…)

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How will virtual reality impact the workplace?

People have been speculating about the potential reach and impact of virtual reality for the best part of fifty years – what might it change, how could society develop, how would the way we live our lives be affected? Although the most significant inroads into its use in daily life have been concentrated on the video game industry, there are those who believe that the biggest change will be felt in business. (more…)

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What is App SEO and Do You Need It?

You’ve been hearing about the increase in mobile online traffic for several years now. As we approach the end of 2015, we can see that the predictions were by and large correct. Mobile has indeed become a force to be reckoned with.

A 2015 report from KPCB shows us that 51% of consumers’ Internet time now happens on mobile devices. That is compared to 42% for desktops and laptops. Five years ago people spent less than 1 hour per day on mobile devices. That number has now jumped to 3 hours. (more…)

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5 Things You Might Not Know about Sales Tax

The old saying goes that “Nobody is boring once you get to know them.” But can the same be true for a concept like sales tax? Nothing can make a little percentage tacked onto the sale of a product interesting, can it?

We here at TaxJar live and breathe sales tax and we beg to differ! These 5 things you might not know about sales tax are guaranteed to amuse and delight. (Or at least to give you a new understanding of this much maligned administrative task!) (more…)

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How I came to be an entrepreneur: Part 3

This is Part 3 in the series of how I came to be an entrepreneur. 

Before you knew it, we had new employees, a great mission statement, great products, a great process and yet we couldn’t get significant traction in bringing in new clients.  I was moving faster than I ever had, working harder and smarter, yet the people weren’t coming over.  What they were doing was meeting with my team and myself, but not actually giving us their business.  But there was definitely a buzz about us.  (more…)

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How You Can Jumpstart Your Career in Business Finance

Degree or no degree

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about education. You need to go to school in order to have access to all the opportunities available out there. However, there are some instances where you didn’t make it to college and that should not be the end of the line for you. You still have a chance in the business finance world if you take the following tips to heart. (more…)

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Three Types of Fraud That Impact Your Business

Fraud is a big, scary term that can easily cause merchants to panic. However, if the risk is broken down and analyzed more carefully, merchants will realize there are only three types of fraud they need to worry about.

Gauging the risk and repercussions associated with fraud is challenging. To better understand how the three types of fraud impact a business, it is best to analyze each according to chargeback rates.

Chargeback rates are a reliable measurement tool because the vast majority of a business’s payments are facilitated with a debit or credit card. A recent study revealed 80% of purchases (both in-person and online) were made with payment cards. (more…)

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