Business spending showed some signs of green shoots in June, as manufacturers bought more equipment and spending shifted away from stay-at-home sectors to ones that could rebound in a reopening economy,  according to Cortera, a software company which analyzes business-to-business credit transactions. But overall June spending was still depressed, down 10.9% from the same month
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The key to hitting targets and achieving goals every day is to maximize your productivity, but there are so many distractions these days that this becomes increasingly hard to do. With so much coverage of events around the world each day and the constant drip-feed of content via social media interrupting our work, we all
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Deciding whether to get BBB accredited is an easy choice for some small business owners but others have questions. Is it worth the fee? What value does it really bring? As you will see, getting accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has a number of strategic advantages. Among other things, it adds credibility to
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Two-thirds of accounting firm leaders reported a drop in staff productivity during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study, but they’re still committed to allowing employees to work from home even after they reopen their offices. The study, conducted by Accounting Today‘s parent company, Arizent, surveyed accountants at firms of all sizes across the
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Young woman preparing takeaway healthy food inside restaurant during Coronavirus outbreak time – … [+] Worker inside kitchen cooking vegetarian food for online order service – Focus on salad Getty The pandemic and government closures continue to force in-dining restaurants to pivot to take-out and delivery. Instead of managers supervising and servers waiting on tables,
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump listen during an East Room event highlighting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The
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Ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., arrives for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., have introduced a bill prohibiting retailers from declining cash payments from customers, as businesses promote “contactless” digital payment as they
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Small Business Administration loans are a lot like “regular” bank loans with comparable rates and fees. So why get one? The SBA loan usually requires a smaller down payment. Since the loan is guaranteed by the SBA, the financial institution will more readily award the loan. The payback term for a working capital loan can
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Yet another fictional company; more tooth and justice; unsafe bets; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Denver: Tax defier Lawrence Birk has pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to serve his prison sentence for tax evasion and illegal possession of a firearm. Birk, convicted a year ago of tax evasion, founded a sole proprietorship,
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Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center. Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center is moving past pilot stage, the company announced Monday. The platform is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses manage digital campaigns across multiple networks from one interface. Digital Marketing Center enables small businesses to manage organic social media and paid search and social campaigns across Microsoft,
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When’s the last time you had a meaningful conversation? Where you felt understood, heard, able to take off your armor and be truly vulnerable? Where you felt energized by learning something new from someone different than you’d usually talk to? Where you tackled an uncomfortable topic that forced you to grow? For most Americans, the
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