Credit Reports Matter for Businesses and Consumers

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Whether you run a business or are just your everyday consumer, you more than likely know how important your credit history is, especially when it comes to meeting your financial needs.

For the small business owner, one’s credit score is very important in order to solidify yourself as being financially sound, most notably in the event you need to acquire a small business loan.

For the typical consumer, a solid credit score rings important when trying to get a new or used car loan, a loan to buy a home and much more.

With that in mind, do Read More…

Is Starting a Small Business a Health Insurance Headache?

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If you’ve been thinking about turning your hobby into a small business or even buying an existing business, you may be hesitant after you start looking into the health insurance aspects of hiring employees.

Thanks to Obamacare, more small businesses are now required to provide health insurance plans.

That’s all well and good for owners who have the resources necessary to fund such plans, but it bodes ominous for startups that are bootstrapping their business.

In fact, the sole requirement for a health plan can deter new businesses from starting up in the first place.

Don’t worry.

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The Business of Preventing Fraud

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While both large and small businesses can fall victim to fraud, its small businesses that are at the highest risk, with a frequency around 31 percent, according to Association of Certified Financial Examiner’s (ACFE) 2012 Report to the Nations.

The report states that the most common types of fraud amongst small businesses are billing fraud, corruption, check tampering, skimming and expense reimbursement fraud.

Sadly enough, close to half of the fraudulent individuals had been with the company between one and five years.

Breakdown of fraud in the workplace: The ACFE found that of those that are guilty of fraud, Read More…

Budget Your Business Better in 2015

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Budgeting makes the world go around, especially if you’re a business owner.

With the New Year right off and running, there’s no better time than now to get your budget on the right track.

When it comes to better budgeting for your business, here are just a few ways you can improve your financial plan for 2015:

Make and Follow a Spreadsheet

If you don’t run the numbers as the come, it could spell trouble for your budgeting endeavors. Spreadsheets are a business’s best friend, so if you haven’t already, the New Year is the perfect time to create Read More…

Tech Products Make for Better Business

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Technology is making the business world a better place, which translates to better business for companies and consumers.

Whether your business needs a little tech boost or some on the go gadgets for traveling employees, there are plenty of options to choose from.

With a tech-fueled business in mind, here are just a few ways tech products make your business better:

Tablets for Employees on the Floor

Most customers who are on a shopping mission like to find what they want, purchase it, and move on with their day. This means your sales team needs to have your Read More…

How to sell if you hate sales

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Sales people get a bad reputation (some may say undeservedly so). However, the best sales people never sell at all. Not one iota. The perception of sales people as pushy, overbearing sleazeballs is pervasive however. …unfortunately. Most people do not wish to identify with the caricature of strong-armed “persuasion,”¯ and so miss many opportunities to grow their business… their interests or their life in general.

The best sales people know the secret that I am going to divulge to you now: *everything* is sales. Every time you have been hired for a job, gotten people to help you Read More…

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