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By the time Erin Merritt started writing a business plan to open her own pharmacy, she had internships and work experiences at 14 different dispensaries under her belt. But, when she…
small business owner
Owning and operating a small business can make you feel like you’re on your own. You’re the boss and may often be so engrossed in managing the day-to-day business decisions that you…
Accepting Credit and Debit Cards in an Age of Hacking [Slideshow]
As a small business owner, you want to give your customers convenient payment options. But as retailers are increasingly becoming the targets for major data breaches, how do you accept…
7 Top Small Business Mistakes on LinkedIn [Slideshow]
If you’re running a small business, you may know that LinkedIn can be a valuable sales and promotional tool. However, the wrong approach to sales and marketing on LinkedIn may…
What You Need To Know About Employee Fraud
Small business owners need to be on their guard against all kinds of risks. One hidden risk to small businesses is the possibility of employee fraud. Unfortunately, some small businesses…
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The way we work is changing quickly. As the world grows increasingly connected, it’s become easier for people to work remotely—from cafés, in shared workspaces or at home. Increasingly, Americans are taking…
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Does your business see a significant increase in volume at certain times of the year? Retail shops typically have their busiest days during the holiday season, while a restaurant in a…
What To Do When You Miss Your Business Goals
If you own a small business, you probably have big dreams and ambitions. Without those aspirations, you would never have wanted to run your own business in the first place.…
Choosing the Right Topics for Your Business Blog
You may have heard someone say that your business should have a blog. You’re already trying to please your customers, manage your employees, pay the bills, and see your family every once…
Small business owner hanging open sign on front door
If your small business keeps traditional business hours, it might be time to rethink your approach. Customers — particularly younger Millennial clients — increasingly expect to be able to engage with you…