• 6 Marketing Tips for New Companies From Successful CEOs

    Forbes | July 14, 2015

    Having a quality product or a stellar service means nothing if you don’t employ the right strategy to promote that product or service. You need to be able to get the word out and get it out fast. Determine what makes your company better than the competition and then let you customers know. Having...

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  • 5 Tips on Financing a Small Business Franchise

    CPA Practice Advisor | July 7, 2015

    Imagine this:  You've found the perfect business idea, one that seems to add up from every angle and couldn't be better for you and your future plans.  The only problem is that you don't have the capital to open the doors.  Well,...

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  • 5 Smart Ways to Build Your Business Into a Distinctive Brand

    TIME | June 25, 2015

    How to build a business that stands out from the competition. When QuadJobs—a website that connects local employers with college and grad students looking for work—launched in October 2014, the founders wanted to perfect their branding right out of the starting gate. The three co-founders...

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  • On October 1st, Card Fraud Liability is Changing. Is Your Small Business Ready?

    Small Business Trends | June 23, 2015

    Beginning October 1, 2015, small business owners will be liable for any card-present fraud that occurs when a customer uses a credit card with an EMV chip if the business doesn’t have a chip-enabled card reader. To protect themselves, small business owners should install chip-enabled card...

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  • Maria Contreras-Sweet | Agent of Change

    The New York Times | June 4, 2015

    It’s not necessary to have all the answers, said Ms. Contreras-Sweet, head of the Small Business Administration. A leader’s job is to create an empowering environment where the best ideas can surface. Watch the video > 

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  • Your Massive Guide to Small Business Marketing on a Budget

    Small Business Trends | May 28, 2015

    You likely have an online presence, and perhaps a brick and mortar location too, and you want to establish online visibility for best results and so people can find you. It’s pretty important to consider a variety of factors, many of which you may not have heard about before, in order to...

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  • Fulfillment, Not Family: Why Women Business Owners Really Start Up, And What’s Still In Their Way

    Forbes | May 28, 2015

    “There’s no such thing as perfect work-life balance.” That’s how Darla Beggs, National Association of Women Business Owners’ National Chair, tells it. “I think some women business owners feel frustrated by this conversation because they feel trapped into chasing someone else’s view...

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  • Financial management critical for small business: Survey

    Economic Times | May 27, 2015

    Some 85 per cent small business owners start off by utilising only personal savings, affecting the way decisions are made as well as how entities are run, says a latest survey. According to a report prepared for financial management solutions provider Intuit India by research firm International...

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  • MasterCard now allows any business to enable P2P payments

    Fortune | May 20, 2015

    Payments giant MasterCard is the latest company to get into the person-to-person payments business, joining Facebook, PayPal, and rival Visa. The company launched MasterCard Send, a service that allows people to link their debit card accounts online or on a phone and transfer money to anyone in the...

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  • Payment players PayPal and Square strike gold in financing small businesses

    San Francisco Business Times | May 15, 2015

    Payment companies, including PayPal and Square, are finding it quite lucrative to leverage the data they collect on clients' sales and related information to extend financing to small businesses. PayPal Working Capital — a unit of eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY) PayPal, which is in the process of...

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