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  • Dismal Holiday Season

    Cena Senemar,
    Answered by: Anita Campbell

    I am having a slow Christmas season, having tried online and TV advertising and also e-mails to former customers. What other options are available to business owners who are having a hard time getting people in their stores? Read More ›

  • Questions to Ask Credit Card Vendors

    Art Goudey, Compass Consulting
    Answered by: Pat Moran

    When I get new clients who are just starting a business, they ask me what questions they should ask credit card processors or vendors to make sure they get the best rate and the system that is best for them. Since I'm not well-versed in that area, can you come up with some basic questions to ask... Read More ›

  • Gross Sales and Accounting

    Jeff Pardini, Hills Flat Lumber Company
    Answered by: Anita Campbell

    Based on a percentage of gross sales, what percentage should be allowed for accounting? Read More ›

  • Small Business Grant

    Tim and Merlie Mayer
    Answered by: Anita Campbell

    Where can a business owner get a grant or loan for their business? What are the best resources available? Read More ›

  • How to Become an LLC

    Jackie Schultes, Henry's Drive In
    Answered by: Anita Campbell

    My business wants to become LLC. There are a lot of places online to do this but which ones are the most trustworthy? Read More ›

  • Mobile Payment Security

    Ronnie Carwell, Owner of Carwell Plumbing, Garner, NC
    Answered by: Jason Oxman

    When using a mobile payment processor, what customer information is stored on the phone, if any, and how can the information stay protected? Read More ›