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November 16 2017
How Can Ecommerce Owners Use the Latest Trends to Their Benefit?

Customers are beginning to expect personalized shopping experiences. Using the latest consumer  trends, ecommerce companies will be able to grow their businesses. In an article from Entrepreneur, author Thomas Smale writes, “Much has been said about personalization in ecommerce, which more than ever before is shifting toward tailoring the experience to individual customers. This point

November 09 2017
Talent and Tech Are How Small Businesses Can Level the Playing Field

Business growth can stall due to lack of identity. Business owners should focus on their strengths while leveraging new technology to create a competitive advantage.   In an article from Entrepreneur, author Nancy Harris writes, “A recent survey conducted by our company, Sage, found the top challenges for small and medium-sized businesses included domestic competition,

November 02 2017
Important Changes for Both Businesses and Individuals in the New House Tax Bill

On Thursday, House Republican leadership continued their efforts for tax reform, presenting a new tax bill containing a wide variety of changes for both business and individual tax rates, writes Anna Edgerton and Erik Wasson of Bloomberg News. The authors detail the following elements contained in the proposed legislation: For businesses – A measure to

October 26 2017
Social Security Administration Announces 2018 Policy Adjustments

On October 13, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) publicized a number of policy adjustments that will go into effect for 2018. The changes include the following: The maximum amount of wages subject to the 6.2% Social Security tax will rise from its current level of $127,200 to $128,700 (an increase of a little more

October 19 2017
5 Types of Digital Fraud Impacting Online Retailers

As businesses migrate online, cybercrime is beginning to expand. Not only is digital fraud impacting online stores, the process of how hackers penetrate databases in evolving. In an article from Disruption Hub, author Laura Cox writes, “. In 2012, digital fraudsters cost online businesses in the US $3.5 billion, and the number has continued to

October 12 2017
Is Disruptive Technology Damaging Business?

Disruptive technology is on the verge of taking over the business world. For those businesses that are not ready for such an impact, could disruptive technology wind up damaging business and consumer relations? In an article from Disruption Hub, author Laura Cox writes, “There’s a huge divide between businesses that are successfully using tech, and

October 05 2017
Inspiring Culture and Influencing Engagement Within the Workplace

Engaged employees will go above and beyond what they are asked to complete. While engaged employees take business to new heights, getting employees engaged can be challenging. In an article from Inc., author Adam Fridman writes, “More than 85% of workers worldwide, and more than 65% of American workers, report feeling disengaged at work, according

September 28 2017
SMBs Spend 120 Hours Per Year on Admin Tasks and Bookkeeping

Administrative tasks may seem small compared to corporate meetings, but they are just as important to a company’s success.  How much time does your business spend on administrative tasks? According to an article from CPA Practice Advisor, “Small businesses currently spend an average of 120 working-days per year on administrative tasks, accounting for approximately 5%

September 21 2017
5 Tips to Protect Your Business When Dealing with Payments

With the rise of technology, a new state of commerce has emerged. “Card-not-present” transactions might pose a threat for your business. Protecting your business by not falling victim to fraud is becoming harder than ever before. In an article from Entrepreneur, author John Canfield writes, “There are also situations emerging on these newer online platforms

September 11 2017
Equifax Data Breach Puts Millions at Risk

Close to half the population of the United States could be affected by a recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the three largest American consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States. The company also provides identity theft protection. Equifax announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017, that approximately 143 million U.S. consumers had their