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 >

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 >

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 >

Small Business Boom Is on the Horizon

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As technology advances, businesses are able to change the way they operate and greatly expand their reach among potential clients. This growth isn’t just for big businesses – experts suggest that small businesses could see tremendous growth in the coming years due to advances in technology. By 2026, we could see the number of small businesses ... More >

How Your Small Business Can Beat the Holiday Rush

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If you’re in the retail industry, you’ve probably been ready for the Christmas season since Halloween. In today’s retail environment, businesses (especially small businesses) who fail to do so can be quickly left behind. It’s suggested that around 40 percent of shoppers start shopping for the holidays before they’ve even Trick-or-Treated. In ... More >