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3 Ways to Stay Active in the Office

From an original article by Sammi Caramela, B2B writer So, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Many of us start the year with intentions of eating healthier and getting in shape. If things are not going as you had planned, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It doesn’t help that most professionals work desk jobs. However, there are some ways you can stay active and burn calories without having to carve a big block of time out of your schedule: Take the stairs – Simply switching from the elevator to… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

The Ongoing Battle Against Credit Card Fraud

From an original article by Heartland Payment Systems The good news is that the implementation of EMV chip-enabled cards is making a positive impact in the battle against credit card fraud. However, unless you are one of the 2 million merchants nationwide that have fully made the switch to EMV smart payment card technology, your business is still vulnerable to costly chargebacks. In fact, fraudsters are actively seeking out non-EMV enabled businesses, racking up charges that will eventually be charged back to your business. What you may find equally shocking… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

Tips for Using Facebook for Business

From an original article by Derek Walter, Business News Daily As Facebook continues to evolve, some things remain the same – Facebook is a powerful and effective way for you and your business to connect with and market to customers. How do you maximize that opportunity? Let’s look at some tips that can help make your Facebook page more robust and engaging: Get a catchy URL – When it comes to branding your business, consistency is key. Select an @ username that reflects your business. Shorter is better so it… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

Convert Your Accounts Receivable into Liquid Cash

Could you increase profits by operating from an enhanced cash position? We would like to introduce you to a program that puts you on all-cash basis by providing working capital for your receivables from a local financial institution! The program, called BusinessManager®, provides companies with immediate cash for their outstanding accounts receivables. More than 30,000 businesses have discovered that this program is the key to running and growing their businesses more effectively. Unlike a traditional line of credit secured by receivables, BusinessManager® converts your accounts receivable into liquid cash by bridging… Read More >

Apr. 3 2017 | Posted in Financial Tips

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

Brought to you by the American Banking Association As Americans begin the process of filing tax returns, identity thieves are scheming to get their hands on that money. Tax identity theft has been the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission for the past five years. Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number in order to fraudulently claim the refund. Identity thieves generally file false claims early in the year and victims are… Read More >

Feb. 8 2017 | Posted in General News

Rising Trends in Small Business

From an original article by Adam Toren, Entrepreneur Magazine Now more than ever, it’s easier for small businesses to maintain an effective presence through the use of social media, e-commerce, and Internet marketing. Using them successfully hinges on being current and informed on trends. Here are some you should know: Millennials – Their relationship with tech, brands, and services is non-stop. In return for improved products and services, 86% of millennials are willing to provide insight on the consumer habits. Web Presence – Building and maintaining a web presence is… Read More >

Feb. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

Protecting Key Info in The Wake of Data Breeches

Yahoo had two data breaches in 2016. If you have a Yahoo account and your info was compromised, you may be more susceptible to scams not only through online methods but also fraudulent phone calls. Be sure you know who you’re talking to, and don’t give out sensitive information over the phone. Also, we recommend that you take the following steps regarding your Yahoo account: Get rid of all the folders, and then delete your Yahoo account. Consider opening a Gmail account instead. If you have used your Yahoo password… Read More >

Feb. 3 2017 | Posted in General News

Money Smart for Small Business – A Financial Ed Program

Free program provided by the FDIC and SBA Successful leaders are always looking to learn more. Whether you are an aspiring or existing entrepreneur, Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) covers a variety of topics related to starting and managing a business. Here are some of the topics covered in MSSB: Managing cash flow Record keeping Financial management Banking services Tax planning and reporting And many more! The curriculum can be downloaded or ordered in CD format. Each module includes an instructor’s guide, participant workbook, and PowerPoint slides. Best of… Read More >

Jan. 24 2017 | Posted in General News

A Few Great Ideas for Promoting Your Biz During The Holidays.

From an original article by Rieva Lesonsky, U.S. Small Business Administration When you think of holiday promotions, it’s retailers that most often come to mind. However, whether you own a store, restaurant, service provider or even a B2B company, smart marketing can play a huge roll in increasing holiday sales, too. Here are some of the ideas that can boost your bottom line during the holidays: Join forces with other small businesses to hold a “sidewalk sale.” Invite B2B prospects to a “getting to know you” party. Hold a special… Read More >

Jan. 24 2017 | Posted in General News

Fraud Prevention Tips for Small Biz During the Holidays

From an original article from Harland Clarke Fraud Prevention is essential, especially during the holidays. Fraud can damage any business, but the impact on small businesses is especially devastating. Many never recover from their losses. With a majority of us preferring to shop online for gifts, it’s easy for you and your business’ security to be breached. Are you doing everything you can to protect your company? Here are some tips that can help you safeguard your company’s assets: Use high-security checks – Check fraud is the leading type of… Read More >

Jan. 24 2017 | Posted in General News