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2019: The Year of Temporary Pop-Up Shops & Equal Retail Opportunity

Retailers never thought they’d see the day. Slowly but surely, malls and shopping centers are introducing short-term pop-up leases to the retail marketplace. After generations of exclusively multi-year leasing contracts, this new movement is set to change the game for retail businesses of all shapes and sizes in 2019. A New Age of Temporary Pop-UpRead More

6 Psychological Hacks That Improve Business Relationships

Every successful business is built on long-lasting, trusting relationships. If your not the social butterfly your partners and customers wish you could be, there’s 6 psychological tricks that you can use to start gaining trust and building your business relationships ASAP. 6 Psychological Hacks That Improve Business Relationships Know Each Business You Work With InsideRead More

The Bittersweet Shipping Industry Outlook for 2019

Between the global trade war and unprecedented shifts in supply and demand, 2018 was a wild year for the US shipping industry. Such a volatile global shipping market begs the question: “What will 2019 bring?”  A Bittersweet Outlook Overall for 2019 Shipping Companies A quick glance shows a promising outlook for the shipping industry nextRead More

7 Fastest Ways to Lower Commercial Truck Insurance Rates

Despite what most insurance companies show you upfront on their websites, the truth is, the actual costs of commercial truck insurance rates are often hidden from view. There’s a million variables that affect interest rates for commercial trucks and equipment. Luckily, there’s also a ton of things you can do right now to lower interestRead More

9 Most Dangerous Post-Holiday Mistakes Small Retailers Make

The end of the holiday season isn’t a time to ease up for small retail businesses. In fact, January could be one of the most profitable months for your business – if you know the tried-and-true strategies to make it happen. Avoid making these 9 deadly post-holiday mistakes most retailers make, and watch your profits soar above the competition.Read More

How to Make a Cash Flow Statement in 3 Simple Steps

Cash flow statements are an extremely useful but often overlooked tool among business owners. If calculated properly, and implemented correctly, the information you learn from a cash flow statement (CFS) can show in detail the steps that need to be taken in order to boost efficiency, increase sales, and cut costs down dramatically. What isRead More

Independent Practices: 6 Ways to Use Holiday Slowdowns Wisely

Everybody knows that emergency rooms are often at their busiest during the holidays. But the same is not true for independent practices. In fact, studies show that November and December are two of the slowest months for smaller practices across the country. Instead of thinking of ways to get more business this holiday season, here’sRead More

3 Best Strategies to Keep Apparel Shelves Stocked Through the Holidays

According to data from the the National Retail Federation, this holiday season will be the best one in many years for retail stores. The economy is booming, and consumers are feeling more comfortable purchasing gifts than they have since before the early 2000’s recession. While most types of retail stores respond to this increasing demandRead More

8 Exciting Trends in Construction to Prepare for in 2019

The construction industry is growing and evolving at breakneck speeds. Learn how to adapt to exciting trends in construction before 2019 to get a leg up on the competition, and take full advantage of the rising demand contractors are facing across the US! 8 Exciting Trends in Construction to Prepare for in 2019 Rising DemandRead More

Arkansas & Missouri Small Businesses Prepare for Huge Minimum Wage Increases

On November 6, Arkansas and Missouri voters voted in favor of huge increases to state minimum wages, which are set to go into effect with the start of the new year, on January 1, 2019. The Business Financing Advisors at NBC&S wanted to share everything small business owners in AR and MO need to knowRead More

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