Category Archives: Advice

5 Tips for Dealing with Business Debt

Personal finance experts generally frown upon consumers taking on any type of debt. But for business owners, the situation can be more complicated. There are plenty of examples of businesses that wouldn’t have been able to keep going and find success without taking on debt. Although debt can be a useful tool for growing businesses, […]

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5 Lessons from Target’s Recent Growth and Success

Given all the concerns surrounding physical retail, investors have been on edge with a lot of recent earnings announcements. We’ve already covered the fact that Walmart’s stock took a big hit after they shared their earnings. So, it probably won’t come as a surprise that the stock of one of their closest competitors took a […]

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Product Pricing in 2018 – What Works Best?

                              Pricing is a topic every business spends a lot of time thinking about. Whether you view it as an art, science or mix of the two, pricing is one of those things that can leave you scratching your head. Since […]

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Preventing Fraud: American Express SafeKey 101

Last year marked the first time there was more digital data theft than stealing of physical assets across businesses. Because online fraud is a very real problem for businesses of all sizes, it’s important to take as many precautions as possible to prevent it. The good news is there are a lot of tools available […]

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3 Major Tax Tips for Business Owners in 2018

At the beginning of January, American Express let its shareholders know that their Q4 earnings were likely to take a $2.4 billion hit due to recently passed changes to U.S. tax laws. While there’s been a lot of talk about lower corporate tax rates, the transition involves the end of a law that allowed U.S. […]

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The Best Tips and Strategies for Dealing with Returns

Q4 is the biggest time of year for retailers. While there were some questions leading into the latest holiday season, it turned out to be a great quarter for retailers, both online and offline. Now that we’re in the new year, sales activity tends to stay slightly elevated thanks to people spending holiday cash and […]

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4 Simple but Effective Ways to Control Business Costs

If you want to improve your bottom line, there are two ways to go about it. The first is to generate more revenue. Attracting new customers and increasing the lifetime value of existing customers will help you bring in additional revenue. The second way to improve your bottom line is by controlling business costs. Since […]

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Is Your Business Ready for Q1 2018?

The holiday season is a very busy time of the year. With everything that’s going on both professionally and personally, it always feels like these weeks just fly by. Before you know it, Q1 of 2018 will be done and gone. But before it passes you and your business by, start off the first quarter […]

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5 Essential Marketing Tips for the New Year

As the owner of a small or medium business, it’s easy to feel like most of what works in marketing is the result of large corporations having seemingly endless amounts of money to spend. However, a limited budget doesn’t have to be a roadblock to effective marketing. Instead, it means your efforts need to be […]

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Holiday Spending Trends – What to Expect Through the New Year

Because the holidays are such a big time of year for all types of businesses, we want to take a look at how consumers have been spending their money so far, as well as what to expect going into the start of 2018. Holiday Shopping So Far Not long ago, we wrote a post about […]

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