Retailers’ Holiday Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be “Discount Everything”

Retailers’ Holiday Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be “Discount Everything The final numbers are in for the 2016 Black Friday weekend, and the results appear strong. But there’s a surprising insight in the data released by the National Retail Federation: 36% of shoppers reported that all of their purchases were on sale; 11% made that claim in 2015. […]

How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season Author: Paul Chaney   Many businesses hire additional workers during the holiday season to help with increased demand. This year, retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation.   Improperly trained temporary hires can present workplace safety risks. A […]

Does Your Business Need a Security Guard? 10 Signs That Point to ‘Yes’

Does Your Business Need a Security Guard? 10 Signs That Point to ‘Yes’ Author: Paul Chaney   Small businesses are not exempt from crimes that take place on their premises. Some businesses, such as convenience stores, retail outlets and banks, are prime targets for theft, but any business can be the victim of illegal activity. Sporting events, festivals or […]

8 Tips for Dominating Online Sales

8 Tips for Dominating Online Sales In the last decade, online shopping has grown from a convenience to a necessity. Before the internet, shopping involved a process of getting ready, driving through traffic and navigating through a crowded retail store that may or may not have the necessary item. The digital age has changed everything about shopping. Now, […]

How Your Small Business Can Beat a $1 Billion Competitor

How Your Small Business Can Beat a $1 Billion Competitor It’s undeniable: Big companies can do big things. Deep pockets, extensive resources, lots of manpower… wouldn’t it be nice? But that’s part of entrepreneurship’s thrill. To be a successful entrepreneur, you must be nimble; you have to do more with less. If you’re competing with major […]

The States With the Best and Worst Business Credit Scores

The States With the Best and Worst Business Credit Scores   By Rose Leadem From loans to real estate to insurance — having a solid credit score can make or break your business. If your business’s score is on the lower end of the spectrum, you’ll likely run into a number of obstacles when looking for funding or applying for […]

10 Easy Ways Small Businesses Should Track Competitors

10 Easy Ways Small Businesses Should Track Competitors By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead One of the most important yet often unvalued requirements when running a small business is to track and monitor competition. Having a clear understanding of competitors’ business operations, such as what they are charging, what clients they have, and what new products and services […]

What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities in an Immigration Audit?

What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities in an Immigration Audit? By Jaime Lizotte, HR Solutions Manager at ComplyRight, Inc. Under the new administration, immigration investigations are expected to increase significantly. President Trump has already announced plans to hire 10,000 additional immigration investigators. But what does that mean to you? You may think the odds of being […]

Growing Pains: Mitigation Strategies for Business Expansion

Growing Pains: Mitigation Strategies for Business Expansion Whether you want to open a second location for your restaurant, expand your web design firm into a bigger office (new hires included), or just want to serve bigger clients and jobs, growth is the goal of nearly every business. Entrepreneurs have an innate desire to try new things […]

4 Ways to Make Working Capital Work for You

4 Ways to Make Working Capital Work for You No matter what kind of business you own, one thing is always true: If you don’t have a strong cash flow, you’re going to run into a lot of trouble. Without working capital, the money necessary to fund short term needs and operations, businesses cannot continue to […]