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Top Hacks to Help You Upgrade Office Equipment before EOY

Time to run the numbers, and take advantage of liberal tax laws written to encourage investments that keep your business running it’s best. A new laptop could be just the thing. Major brands like Lenovo, HP and Dell have 15-inch touchscreen models with fast processors that can help you be more productive, whether you’re in […]

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Taxes: What You Need to Know About Section 179

Guest post by our friends over at Tax Buzz Tips for Deducting Business Equipment with Section 179   The Section 179 deduction is one of the most powerful tax-slashing tools that business owners have at their disposal. Under most circumstances, you need to write off the cost of major tangible asset purchases like computers and machinery over a […]

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Celebrate to Motivate: 6 Inexpensive Ways to Appreciate Your Employees

As a business owner, you may have seen the symptoms of employee burnout around the office. These symptoms include a decrease in performance, a lack of innovation, or a negative attitude. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to avoid employee burnout, with one of the most effective being employee recognition and appreciation. Employee […]

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Protect Your Pop-Up: 9 Ways to Improve Security at Your Pop-Up Shop

By Madeline Gearheart Pop-up shops are a great way for small businesses to bring in extra money on the side, get more publicity, or expand locations without tons of overhead. But while a pop-up isn’t as much an investment as a brick-and-mortar, it still requires organization and planning to execute properly—not to mention security, which […]

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5 Ways to Manage Your Business While on Vacation

It’s not easy taking a vacation when you have a business to run. In 2015, only 57% of small-business owners planned to take a vacation that year, and less than 10% would take two full weeks. Of those that planned a vacation, 67% intended to check in with work at least once a day. Few […]

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Avoiding a Black Friday Disaster: 5 Problems and Solutions

Black Friday earned its moniker from being the day businesses can finally bring their budget in the black after months of operating in the red. One bad business move on this critical shopping day, though, and your budget could be stuck in the red for the rest of the year. Here are five ways your […]

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4.2 Million Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay Next Month—Here’s How to Prepare

Starting December 1, 2016, businesses of all sizes will be required to uphold the new federal overtime regulations as outlined by the final rule announced on May 18, 2016. These changes will bring overtime pay protection to an estimated 4.2 million workers nationwide. It’s no secret that staying up to date on government regulations is […]

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5 Best Credit Card Apps for Your Small Business

The majority of Americans don’t carry much cash in their wallets anymore, relying instead and credit and debit cards. This trend could pose a problem for your small business if you don’t have a card-reading system, as limiting the forms of payment your business accepts won’t be a good move for your profit margin. Fortunately, […]

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Is a Move Worth the Relocation Expenses?

A thriving and rapidly expanding business is a good problem for a business owner to have, but with a growing team comes a need for more space. Moving locations is a big change, and it can have a significant impact on a business’s success—extending far beyond the upfront relocation expenses. As your company grows, give […]

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10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Co-Working Space

Entrepreneurs, startups, and small-business owners have been flocking to co-working spaces for a variety of reasons — in fact, more than 7,800 co-working spaces currently exist worldwide, and solid growth is projected for the future. Solopreneurs express a desire for social interactions or a way to separate home and work life, whereas startups and small-business […]

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