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Tips to Protect Your Small Business Against Fraudulent Chargebacks

08 Jun, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Tips to Protect Your Small Business Against Fraudulent Chargebacks / By admin

You always hear about advice for consumers to protect themselves against credit card fraud. Sources like banks and consumer groups provide pages of information and tips. Consumers aren’t the only victims of credit card fraud. Businesses are just as vulnerable. No business wants to deal with fraud, but it can be especially harmful to small business owners. You already have a tight enough budget without having to deal with chargebacks. Chargebacks are disputed charges that are meant to protect consumers

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Affordable Legal Services for Small Businesses

25 May, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Affordable Legal Services for Small Businesses / By admin

You have a lot on your plate as a small business owner. One of your biggest challenges is most likely dealing with a limited amount of money. There’s a good chance that you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to cut costs. Legal services are easily one of the most expensive needs that a small business has. Both routine needs such as forming a new LLC or drawing up a contract and larger issues such as disputes or lawsuits that should be handled by a professional. Fortunately, there are ways

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5 Ways Customer Feedback Can Help Your Small Business

11 May, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on 5 Ways Customer Feedback Can Help Your Small Business / By admin

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Between developing business strategies, implementing marketing techniques, orders and other tasks, it’s easy for other things to fall by the wayside. One area that is commonly overlooked is customer feedback. Customer feedback has the ability to give you the highest return on investment. Here are five ways it can help your small business.   You Can Improve Your Products and Services Customer feedback is a valuable tool all throughout

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Responsibly Managing Your Small Business Credit Card

27 Apr, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Responsibly Managing Your Small Business Credit Card / By admin

The use of small business credit cards has grown in the past few decades. They allow small business owners to cover their expenses. With proper use, a small business credit card can be a useful tool to help you grow your business. However, all too often, small business owners sink into debt as a result of poor credit card management. Learning how to manage your small business credit card responsibly is key to helping you reap the most benefits from it.   Mixing Expenses Can Be Devastating If

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Turning Business Vacation Expenses into a Tax Deduction

02 Mar, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Turning Business Vacation Expenses into a Tax Deduction / By admin

Vacations are a wonderful thing.  They allow you to rest and recharge away from the daily stresses of work.  For many people, that long desired vacation of soaking up the sun on the beach, or exploring a new city just isn’t in the cards.  Either it’s not in the budget or you just don’t have the time.  As a business owner, you already know that you can write off travel expenses for business-related travel, but did you know that you can also write off your vacation? You just need to follow

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5 Must Read Tips to Reduce Your Small Business Tax Bill

16 Feb, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on 5 Must Read Tips to Reduce Your Small Business Tax Bill / By admin

Tax time is here again. If you are a small business owner, you know that running your business and paying your taxes are inseparable. While it may not be your favorite time of year, tax time is unavoidable. Making one small misstep can result in an astronomical tax bill, which could potentially sink your small business. On the other hand, taking the proper steps and planning can help you to reduce your small business tax bill and keep more of the money you have worked so hard to earn.   1.  Types

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Free Online Tax Tools for Small Businesses

19 Jan, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on Free Online Tax Tools for Small Businesses / By admin

The tax season is nothing to take lightly, especially when you own a small business. Paying someone to prepare your taxes might be outside of your budget, but the good news is there are free options available. The internet offers a wealth of information that can help you figure out the best way to go about your taxes this year.   Start with the IRS What better place could you start than with the IRS? Check out the IRS Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop. Not only will this course help you figure

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Creative Ways to Market Your Business for Free

15 Dec, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on Creative Ways to Market Your Business for Free / By admin

Starting a business is great, but what good is it if people don’t know about you? Without sufficient customers, you won’t last very long, which is why marketing is so crucial. Unfortunately, in order to create a big marketing campaign, you often need a big marketing budget. Many businesses, particularly small ones, or ones that are just getting started, don’t have the luxury of affording big marketing strategies. If you are among those without a big budget, here are a few creative marketing

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Section 179 Deductions May Be the Best Christmas Gift for Small Businesses

08 Dec, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on Section 179 Deductions May Be the Best Christmas Gift for Small Businesses / By admin

There are many small business owners that can now breathe a sigh of relief now that they know how much they’re able to deduct for such purchases as furniture, vehicles, computers, and machines under the Section 179 deduction. In fact, the Section 179 deduction may just be the best Christmas present that small business get all year!   What is The Section 179 Deduction? The Section 179 deduction recently raised the deduction from $25,000 to $500,000. This bigger deduction is aimed to help stimulate

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In Business Everything is Negotiable

01 Dec, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on In Business Everything is Negotiable / By admin

You know the old saying, “everything can be negotiated”? When it comes to business this is indeed true. Having the mindset that nothing is set in stone can allow you to save big and come out a winner. You may be intimidated and think that negotiating makes you look cheap. However, that way of thinking gives you a major disadvantage. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways negotiating can save you money when it comes to your business.   Negotiating with Employees When it comes to

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