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[Updated] July 2019 Fed Rate Cut: Is Your Business Prepared?

This post has been updated to reflect that the Fed cut rates to a range of 2-2.25% on Wednesday, 7/31/19. After much anticipation, the Fed cut interest rates by a quarter of a point on Wednesday, July 31st. This turn marks the first rate cut in over a decade, as the Fed attempts to layRead More

New York eCommerce State Sales Tax Supreme Court Rulings: Are You Complying?

The time has come: eCommerce stores are now held accountable to pay state-specific sales taxes. If your business hasn’t complied with the change, then it could mean a hefty bill is coming your way. Consumers have grown quite accustomed to the new way of the digital shopping world. With platforms like Amazon and Alibaba moreRead More

7 New Technologies To Save Your Restaurant Time & Money

The place setting might never change. But if you’re not adapting the rest of your establishment to include emerging restaurant technologies, you might be falling behind competitors. Incorporating new technology in restaurants can help you to save time and money by streamlining many of the previously manual processes in your day-to-day. The numbers show thatRead More

How to Use Cash App for Your Business: The Complete Guide

Cash App, also called Square Cash, appeared in 2013 as a simple app for peer-to-peer payments and was expanded for business use in 2015. This new cash app might be the answer for small businesses looking for a quick and easy way to accept payments or add another payment option for customers. However, some ofRead More

Top 5 Business Services Start-Ups NEED to Succeed

You’ve started a new business. Ever since you started taking on customers, you’ve barely had a moment to breathe, let alone take care of things behind the scenes. Building an all-star team, developing your brand, and media recognition all play a part in helping your start-up achieve the success you’re striving toward. But even whenRead More

How to Cash in on New Alibaba Dropshipping Opportunities

eCommerce entrepreneurs eager to take the next step in their venture: Alibaba has listened to your prayers. On Tuesday, the China-based B2B eCommerce giant announced that eCommerce stores in the U.S. would be permitted to sell their products through the massive marketplace. Beyond being a warm new home for products, Alibaba also extends the reachRead More

How to Get The Best Business Loan in 5 Simple Steps

It’s no secret that moving your business in the right direction requires cash—whether you’re capitalizing on a new opportunity, or resolving an issue. Getting a small business loan is generally the first step that you should take in order to implement a positive change in your company. But, banks require you to complete a pileRead More

Answering Services Your Business Can’t Be Without in 2019

With today’s focus on social media and mobile solutions, you might think most customers get their first impressions of your company online. Surprisingly, though, the old-fashioned phone still ranks as one of the top five sales tools for businesses, which makes a positive call experience a critical part of your customer service strategy. Good serviceRead More

Should I Apply for Alternative Financing With Good Credit?

Alternative financing has turned the lending market on its side by reinventing the criteria that borrowers must meet in order to qualify for a loan. In doing so, it has empowered countless business owners– who would have otherwise been left without options to grow their businesses! But as many business owners are coming to realize,Read More

Is Your Business Over or Underinsured? How to Find Out

Does the question of how to buy business insurance have you confused? You’re not alone; many small business owners don’t understand the amount or type of coverage they need to be fully protected on all fronts. Some opt for the cheapest policies or avoid buying insurance altogether in an attempt to minimize expenses, and othersRead More

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