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Lessons Learned from Small Business Saturday

When we think of holiday shopping, our minds typically envision shoppers running rampant up and down aisles of mega-stores and scouring shelves for the best deals. But more and more each year, shoppers are supporting Black Friday’s quieter and more respectable sister, Small Business Saturday. The Resurgence of Shopping Local In the past, people shopped […]

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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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9 Surprising Ways to Boost Online Sales

A boost in sales is music to any business owner’s ears. While it can be a struggle to constantly find new ways to keep customers engaged and interested in your products, there are many small tweaks you can make to your website and the customer’s purchasing experience that can immediately increase your online sales.   […]

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What Business Owners Wish They Knew About Small Business Taxes

When it comes to creating stress and anxiety, there are few things in this world that can go toe-to-toe with taxes. This is especially true for small-business owners—not only do you have to deal with your own taxes, you must also become an expert in the complex world of small-business taxes. There are a few […]

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5 Ways to Cut Costs and Streamline Your Business

As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep costs down. You also know how easily not only costs, but also your business in general, can get out of hand. Good news—there are plenty of ways to streamline your operations and expenses at the same time, and many of them are so […]

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How to Save Money by Providing Small-Business Health Insurance

Small businesses with fewer than fifty full-time employees (FTEs) are not legally obligated to provide health insurance to staff members. But even if you’re not obligated to offer coverage, it may be in your company’s best interest to do so. From employee appreciation to significant tax breaks, the benefits of building an employer-sponsored health plan […]

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9 Business New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Bottom Line in 2017

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for weight loss and running marathons. As a small-business owner, you can use your willpower to make sure your company has a healthy bottom line in 2017. Here are nine New Year’s resolutions for your business that will help you cut costs all year. Trade and Barter Depending on the […]

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Here Are Some of the Most Important Small-Business Tax Law Changes Coming Your Way

This piece was written for Frontier Business Edge by the tax experts at TaxBuzz. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act extended or made permanent several tax provisions that are favorable to businesses when filing their 2016 returns. To help the IRS combat tax filing fraud the act also modified several filing due dates […]

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What Small-Business Owners Need to Know About Offering a 401(k)

By Melissa Darcey Defined contribution plans—including 401(k) plans—are the most popular type of retirement plan sponsored by employers. More than 500,000 401(k) plans are currently offered in the U.S., and the number is growing. Ten years ago, they were considered a luxury, but today’s changing economy is transforming the 401(k) into one of the most […]

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Why Every Small-Business Owner Should Set Mid-Year Goals

We are almost halfway through 2016, which means it’s time to review the goals you set in January for your small business. This gives you the ability to make any necessary adjustments and outline your goals for the next six months. A mid-year checkup not only gives you useful insight into your organization, it can […]

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