Month: April 2021

Apple Pay has provided a mobile payment option since 2014. And it has steadily gained popularity in the years since. The convenience of paying with a mobile device appeals to a lot of consumers, along with the security benefits of leaving credit cards at home. So offering it as a payment option may help businesses
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Small businesses are gaining more revenue this year despite the lingering challenges from COVID-19 and reversing last year’s losses, according to a report from Intuit’s QuickBooks unit. The report examined how small and midsized businesses performed financially in different industries and geographies from March 2020 to March 2021, analyzing anonymized revenue data drawn from approximately
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. When seeking to buy an existing business, you may need to get a loan to cover all or part of the initial purchase. There are plenty of small business financing options to choose from, including SBA loans, bank
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A new Singapore-inspired tax law will reduce corporate income tax and boost foreign investment in the Philippines, finance secretary Carlos Dominguez told CNBC, as the country moves to speed up its economic recovery. The Philippines’ so-called corporate recovery and tax incentives for enterprises (CREATE) act, which was signed into law last month, aims to provide
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Agencies allow businesses to offload the most complex parts of their marketing strategies for massive ROI. Companies working with agencies get access to dedicated teams of savvy professionals across writing, design, strategy, advertising, and more. Despite the obvious advantages, though, The American Association of Advertising Agencies reports that half of agency relationships fizzle within two
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The biggest question that many small business owners are asking is what will my customer want now in 2021? Most companies were turned upside down during the Pandemic of 2020 and had to change their product or how it was delivered. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Gordon Henry, Chief Strategy Officer and
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More small business owners and employees than ever before are currently setting up home offices. Different homes provide various options for setting up a dedicated work area. And your business functions may also dictate what type of office layout works best. Before you get started on your new office space, it helps to know the
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The skills that give you an edge in competitive sport can give you an edge in business. Focus, determination, perfect practice. Staying cool under pressure and a heightened awareness that hard work pays off. Sport creates expansive entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create resourceful sportspeople. Business and sport have many similarities including that both require the best version
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The Small Business Administration debuted a new program to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic and prepared to retry a launch of its Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The SBA opened a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance, known as “Supplemental Targeted Advances,” on Thursday to provide $5 billion in extra help
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PegaWorld, the annual event put on by Pega, a leading customer engagement and process automation platform provider, will be taking place virtually on May 4th.  And earlier this week my CRM Playaz co-host Paul Greenberg and I had the opportunity to hold a LinkedIn Live conversation with company founder and CEO Alan Trefler to talk
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There have been long standing taboos in a traditional office environment; for example, don’t talk about religion or politics and don’t have a romantic relationship with someone you work with at your company. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Stacy Adams from Vyond, a video animation software company that supports businesses in easily
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Business abbreviations and business acronyms, also known as buzzwords, fill the workplace. You find them in marketing, technology, finance, and more. Business acronyms and abbreviations serve as shorthand for terms that busy professionals and marketing teams use often. Business abbreviations help you write concise reports and effective email and text messages — unless overused. Our
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The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board released four proposals Thursday for improving various aspects of government accounting around the world. The exposure draft documents deal with changes in the measurement of assets and liabilities in financial statements; measurement; property, plant and equipment; and non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations. The IPSASB, which
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Telemedicine has been around in some form since the 1950s. Yet despite the digital transformation of industry after industry, most healthcare consumers have long preferred seeing their doctors in person. Although telemedicine adoption was on an upward slope by 2020, RAND Corporation data put market penetration at a mere 4% of the U.S. population.  What
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