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Reads of the Week – October 31st

Date: October 31, 2014

rp_weekly-news-roundup-5214_1377_616018_0_14095852_500-300x225.jpgWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week from topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites that we may have missed in the comments.

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Will you continue to offer health insurance plans as the health exchanges continue to gain steam? “22.5% of employers with 50 or fewer employees said they ‘definitely will’ still be offering health benefits in five years, while an additional 42% said they ‘very likely’ would.” This article talks to the changing trends and how small business are looking at health insurance for their employees.

From health to retirement… if your small business is a side job, or you are teaching or consulting in addition to running your business, are you maximizing your post-retirement income? It can be tricky to manage the rules, but this article helps explain some of the considerations of stacking retirement plans.

This blog is one place that PaySimple has built to be a resource for businesses, owners, and even just people interested in entrepreneurship and payments, but what makes a blog trustworthy? Kissmetrics breaks down the 11 words that enhance trust in a blog post. Do we have them? Do you?

Speaking of our blog… this week Caleb Alcorn breaks down some sleeper picks for your Fantasy Business Tools Roster, check ‘em out here.

Alright, you are on social media — maybe for your business — or maybe just for yourself. Are you making these 4 mistakes? Things to think about before your next post or LinkedIn connection email.

It’s important to have data when you are making decisions, but analysis-paralysis and waiting for numbers before making a decision can be almost as bad as not having data to begin with. This post from the You’re the Boss series on NYTimes breaks down the dangers of too much data.

Finally, How to Be Happy (Really)… it’s really easy, but really hard at the same time.

 

Draft the Most-Valuable-Tools for your Business Part 2 – Picks on the Waiver Wire

Date: October 29, 2014

We reached back our experts to come up with a list of the most valuable, all-around tools to make running your business more efficient. Here are our top-ranked tools that you should look at drafting for your business.

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Free Photo and Graphics Software

Date: October 28, 2014

One of the key skills honed by a small business owner is doing more with less. The GIMP graphics software package enables you to create professional looking sales, marketing, and other customer-facing materials at the perfect small business price—…

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Reads of the Week – Oct 24th

Date: October 24, 2014

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners including project planning, social media analytics, and FICO Score 9.

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What Small Business Owners Need to Know About FICO Score 9

Date: October 21, 2014

As a small business owner, the ability to obtain low-rate credit is critical to your business success. Unfortunately, many small business owners find that credit decisions for their business are based on their own personal credit, not simply on the…

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Reads of the Week – Oct 17th

Date: October 17, 2014

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week including how to start a start-up, tips for Twitter, and how to get paid.

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9 Video Marketing Resources for Your Small Business

Date: October 14, 2014

Watched any good online video lately? If you’re like most of your small business customers, the answer is probably “yes.” According to a recent Invodo report, VIDEO STATISTICS: THE MARKETER’S SUMMARY 2014, shoppers who view videos are 1.81…

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Hate Making Collection Calls? Three Tips to Reduce Late Payments.

Date: October 13, 2014

Does the thought of following up on unpaid invoices make you want to run for the hills? Do you picture yourself as Dog the Bounty Hunter every time you come across a late paying customer? Maybe you don’t mind the awkward conversation, but have seen…

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Reads of the Week – October 10th

Date: October 10, 2014

Get your weekly roundup of the top reads for business owners. This week: productivity hacks, dreaming of starting a business, PayPal and eBay split, state of technology, iPad and Mac event and tips for a better night's sleep.

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Answer: Your-Company Jeopardy

Date: October 07, 2014

Question: What is a fun way to engage your small business customers?   Finding clever marketing and customer retention programs is an important part of helping your small business standout in the crowd. And, when that program can both promote yo…

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