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Want to Expand Your Small Business? 6 Things to Ask Yourself First

12 Feb, 2018 / Comments:Comments Off on Want to Expand Your Small Business? 6 Things to Ask Yourself First / By William Mahnic

When you first started your business, it was most likely very small. In the very beginning, it might have been just you, or perhaps you had one or two additional people. Eventually, you may have added a few more employees as you began to turn a profit. Now that business is good and your cash flow is steady, you are considering expanding your small business. The idea of expanding is an exciting one, but it can also be a challenging time. Expansion requires careful planning and should not be done without

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6 Benefits of Accepting Cryptocurrency for Your Small Business

29 Jan, 2018 / Comments:Comments Off on 6 Benefits of Accepting Cryptocurrency for Your Small Business / By William Mahnic

Unless you have been completely disconnected the last several months, you have heard of cryptocurrency. There are thousands of varieties of cryptocurrency, the most popular of which include Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Most people think of cryptocurrency as a medium for investing cash and some people have become very wealthy by doing this. However, cryptocurrency has other uses, such as its original purpose of being used as a legitimate currency. If you own a small business, you may be wondering

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How to Avoid Business Tax Time Surprises

15 Jan, 2018 / Comments:Comments Off on How to Avoid Business Tax Time Surprises / By William Mahnic

There’s something so freeing about owning your own business, the only person you have to answer to is you. Until tax time that is. When you work for someone else, your employer is the one who withholds your federal taxes from your paycheck. When you run your own business and work for yourself that responsibility falls to you. Whether you are new to owning your own business or you have been your own boss for a while now, understanding your tax responsibilities is essential. Here are 5 tips on how

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Small Business Holiday Promotion Ideas

22 Dec, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Small Business Holiday Promotion Ideas / By William Mahnic

The holiday season is upon us and shoppers are out in full force trying to find the best gifts for their loved ones. These shoppers spend hundreds of billions of dollars during this time of year, making up a rather large chunk of many stores’ annual revenue. Retailers everywhere are looking to get in on the action. Large businesses are going full force with constant sales. As a small business owner, it can be difficult to stand out in a sea of other retailers but it’s not impossible though. Here

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What Does Cyber Insurance Cover; Read This Before You Buy

08 Dec, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on What Does Cyber Insurance Cover; Read This Before You Buy / By William Mahnic

We live in a very digital world. More and more businesses are taking their goods and services to the internet as consumers move to shop online. With businesses and consumers going online, data breaches and other cyber-crimes are becoming more common. When a data breach occurs, personal information is compromised. This includes names, addresses, social security numbers, credit card information and more. The results can be catastrophic. Customers are at risk and businesses face serious fines and legal

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5 Benefits of Converting Credit Cards to Interest Free Cash

16 Nov, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Converting Credit Cards to Interest Free Cash / By William Mahnic

As a business owner, your credit card is important. It helps you to pay for the things that you need to keep your business running. There are times, though, that a credit card won’t cut it; you need cash instead. You could apply for a loan through the bank or online or use a peer to peer lending site. If your credit isn’t stellar, these options could mean denial or a very high interest rate. Did you know that you could turn your credit card into cash? Or that it could be turned into interest

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Growing Your Small Business with Part Time Employees

02 Nov, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Growing Your Small Business with Part Time Employees / By William Mahnic

The thought of growing your small business is an exciting one but as a small business owner, your funds may be limited. You may not have the money to hire full time employees to staff your growing business. You may also be looking to avoid some of the costly benefits that are available to full time workers. Hiring part time employees is a great way to avoid these additional costs, giving you more money to grow. Unfortunately, retention of part time employees is often difficult and turnover is often

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6 Things Online Businesses Need to Know About the Equifax Data Breach

19 Oct, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on 6 Things Online Businesses Need to Know About the Equifax Data Breach / By William Mahnic

In early September, 2017, Equifax announced that it had been breached, and the personal information of over 143 million Americans (along with individuals in Canada and the United Kingdom) had been compromised. The breach began in mid-May and went on for three months. Information including names, addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers and more were exposed. It’s not just consumers who are at risk. Businesses are at risk as well. Even if your business has not yet been affected by

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Tips for Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance

05 Oct, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Tips for Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance / By William Mahnic

Running a small business takes a lot of work. You are in charge of every little aspect of your business and ensuring that things run smoothly. It is very easy to become consumed with your work and let it take over your life. You suddenly find that you have little time for yourself and your family. The balance between your work and your personal life becomes tilted. While it may not seem like a big deal (your business is important after all), having this imbalance can actually be quite detrimental

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4 Things to Look Out for When Looking for an Online Business Loan

21 Sep, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on 4 Things to Look Out for When Looking for an Online Business Loan / By William Mahnic

The rise of the internet has made just about everything easier. This includes applying for business loans. Securing a business loan is essential for many business owners. Applying online means that you don’t have to take the time out of your busy schedule to go to a lender and apply in person. The problem with everything being online, however, is that anyone can make a website. While there are many legitimate online lenders, there are also many that are out there to take advantage of unsuspecting

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