22 States Increase Minimum Wages

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As of January 1, 2017, new minimum wage laws have gone into effect that will increase the minimum amount paid to employees across 22 states, including the District of Columbia and numerous cities around the country. These laws are effective for companies who staff people in more than one city or state. Raising minimum wages have been a political ... More >

3 Social Media Marketing Mistakes for Small Businesses

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Social media marketing is tricky. It can be as easy as using a Facebook business page to help sell a product or service, or be much more complicated than that with paid ads. To make social media work for your business, you’ll need to find the fine line between what works and what doesn’t. Three common mistakes small business owners make when ... More >

A Review of PayPal’s New Small Business App

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Recently the innovators at PayPal have had a new mission: to help make it easier to run a small business. One way they’re hoping to accomplish this is their new PayPal Business app. The app boasts a number of features that can help entrepreneurs keep their accounts organized through their mobile phones. PayPal’s new app has two user levels: ... More >

How Small Businesses Are Affected by Adverse Weather

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Bad sales and negative reviews are not the only ways a business can be negatively affected by outside forces—bad weather can also be detrimental. Take the recent flooding in North Carolina and Louisiana that has left small businesses struggling to recover. Unlike other aspects of the business world, there’s little business owners can do to avoid ... More >

Trademark Scams Creating Headaches for Small Business Owners

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Another way to scam money from small businesses is rearing its ugly head. Last month, a scammer tried to swindle a local coffee shop in Omaha, NE. After applying for a trademark for their business, the owner of Mug Life Coffee began receiving letters requesting payment (more than $2,500) for placing the trademark on various international ... More >

2017 Brings Renewed Cyber Security Concerns for Small Businesses

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The new year is here. Now that it’s 2017, many small businesses are rushing to meet the sales goals they set for the fourth quarter rather than looking ahead to their 2017 goals. One aspect of 2017 that many businesses are starting to focus on - if last November’s election is an indication - is cyber security. One of the biggest universal ... More >