Lisa Hephner

Highlights of the February 2015 Small Business Administration Report on the Current State of Small Business Activity

sb_states_mapThe Office of Advocacy, an independent division of the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), recently release the February 2015 edition of their Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories report. The report provides data about the overall U.S. economy, data on U.S. small businesses as a whole, and reports on small businesses in each U.S state, territory, and the District of Columbia. The report provides interesting statistics...

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Eric Remer

What Do You Really Want?

As I was driving my 6-year-old son to his soccer practice, I asked him if he wanted to play professional soccer one day. I preempted his answer with a well-intended “fatherly statement.”...

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Kristin Piccirillo

7 Ways to Increase Cash Flow for Your Business

Business Cash FlowYou have to spend money to make money, right? That might be true, but you also shouldn't spend outside of your means. Finding that balance – that optimal flow of money in and out of your business – is one of the most important aspects of building a successful company.  But how do you get your cash flow under control? And how do you grow it? Here are 7...

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Amy Wigginton

How Your Small Business Can Better Utilize Mobile Video

mobile videoThe following is a guest post by JT Ripton, a business consultant and freelance writer who has penned articles for The Guardian, Business Insider and Entrepreneur.com.  Today, more businesses are engaging with customers through their phones. Since mobile video is one of the fastest-growing formats for online content, it's important for small business owners to use this new approach to their advantage. These simple methods help small business owners stay connected...

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Lisa Hephner

Preparing Your Small Business for EMV

emvIn the wake of large retail point-of-sale data breaches like the ones at Target and Home Depot last year, there has been a huge push for the US market to adopt the EMV chip standard for credit cards that is the standard in most other countries, and has been since the late 1990s. You have probably heard about EMV “chipped” credit and debit cards, or “Chip-and-PIN” cards by now; and you may...

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