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Incentivize sales team

Business Trends

How To Incentivize Your Sales Reps For Consistent Growth

Sales staff are a unique group of individuals in the business world, in large part because they’re so accustomed to individual and group incentives for high levels of achievement. While many people value the bonuses they may receive from their employers, salespeople are part of a smaller, distinct group that generally expect to receive performance-based […]

Craft beer bar success tips

Business Trends

Tips On Running A Successful Craft Brewery Bar

Beer has a long and storied history, with recipes dating back to some of the earliest recorded civilizations. It’s highly preferred in the U.S., too. Aggregated Gallup polls from 2010 through 2016 show beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in America. Overall, beer is preferred over wine and liquor by 54 percent of men and […]

National Funding Small Business Tax Prep Guide

White Papers

Guide to Tackling Tax Prep for Small Business Owners

Download the straight-forward, easy-to-read guide to tax preparations for small business owners in any industry. Finally, a practical resource that explains how to get the most out of your business Federal tax return in a way that’s conversational, approachable and achievable. Why download this guide? So much more than a bulleted list of links and […]

Health care law changes for small businesses

Legislation

Health Care Law Changes Could Affect Small Business Owners

Health insurance is an incredibly complex and confusing subject. Not many people can confidently explain all the fine details of various health insurance policies. At the same time, health insurance can be deeply personal. People rely on their health insurance plans to provide them with the treatments and check-ups they need to stay healthy . […]

Choosing a restaurant location

Managing Your Business

How To Choose A Prime Location For Your Restaurant Business

Restaurants can thrive when they’re in a good location and suffer when they’re in a less-than-optimal one. Changes ranging from the preferences of customers to downtown development and the closure of nearby businesses can all have an effect on the number of tables a restaurant serves each day. The influence of those factors means you […]

Changes to the Affordable Care Act

Business Trends

How to Prepare Your Company for an Obamacare Fallout

After years of concern related to the Affordable Care Act and the additional burdens it placed on organizations, there’s a new issue to contend with. President Donald Trump made promises in the past to roll back the ACA – commonly called Obamacare – and a potential replacement bill was released in early March. What does […]

2017 small business taxes

Managing Your Business

New Small Business Tax Code Changes For 2017

Contending with taxes can be a headache for small business owners, especially when the new year brings in a lot of additions and alterations to the tax code. Having a strong grasp of what’s different for filing your business taxes in 2017 means you’re more informed and can make better decisions about doing them yourself, […]

Tips to boost your online marketing efforts

Marketing

5 Offline Marketing Strategies That Support Small Businesses

Being active in the digital world is essential to maintaining relationships as well as customer acquisition. Nearly 90 percent of American adults say they use the internet, and close to 80 percent say they have a smartphone, according to Pew Research Center. As such, online marketing is crucial to the health of your business. But […]

Prepare your landscape business for summer

Managing Your Business

4 Ways To Prepare Your Landscaping Business For Summer

As the winter months come to a close, home and business owners will begin to ponder their lawns and gardens. They know their landscaping is important for inspiring positive first impressions of their property. And who will they turn to for the landscaping tune-up? Your landscaping company, of course! As such, now is the time […]

Entrepreneurial books to own

Marketing

7 Books All Entrepreneurs Should Have On Their Bookshelves

Becoming an entrepreneur can be a fun, exhilarating adventure. But sometimes, the enormity of the challenge of starting and leading a successful business can be overwhelming. In those moments, it’s important to have inspiration to propel you forward, or advice to give you clarity to your situation. Luckily, some of the best business advice and […]

Boost organic marketing efforts

Marketing

How to Boost Organic Marketing Efforts for Small Businesses

There are countless ways to bring people to your website. Engage them on social media, pay for ads on search engines or even include QR codes in your print marketing efforts. While these are all excellent methods to drive traffic to your site, there’s one approach that may be more important than the others: organic […]

Get your brand on mobile devices

Growth & Success

3 Ways to Get Your Brand On Customers Mobile Devices

Everywhere you look, you’re bound to see someone scrolling through newsfeeds, messages or even news articles on their mobile devices. Smartphones are no longer considered so much a luxury as they are a necessity. In the U.S., 72 percent of the population reports owning a smartphone, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research […]