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Navigating through an everchanging landscape as a small business owner or entrepreneur can be a daunting task, especially without help. Our Small Business Blog is a hub of useful information to assist you in overcoming the hurdles only small business owners understand. Look to us for accessible tips and advice you can employ immediately to help tackle the obstacles and challenges you face daily. Simply choose a topic ranging anywhere from building a better business plan to Covid-19 concerns and find the answers you’re looking for.

Considering a Brick and Mortar Location? Pros and Cons
  • 30 November 2020
  • Kayla Meier

Considering a Brick and Mortar Location? Pros and Cons

As we near the end of 2020, we have an opportunity to look ahead to small business goals for the coming year. For many small business owners, one of these goals could be to open a brick and mortar location. There are many factors to consider before opening a physical store, especially during a pandemic, but with careful thought and planning, you can make the best decision for your business. Keep the following factors in mind when weighing the pros and cons of brick and mortar.

Preparing for the Shopping Holidays
  • 19 October 2020
  • Leo Covey

Preparing for the Shopping Holidays

As you and your small business ramp up for the busy holiday season, keep in mind the important shopping holidays that happen in rapid succession, starting right after Thanksgiving. The pandemic will continue to affect the way shoppers shop and the way you run your small business. Take learnings from each of these shopping holidays and apply them throughout the season, as different shopping and retailing “modes” will blur together this year.

Considering Going Cashless? Here Are the 5 Things You Need to Know
  • 12 October 2020
  • Taylor Miller

Considering Going Cashless? Here Are the 5 Things You Need to Know

As a small business owner, it’s important to be aware of the ever-changing trends in business operations. One of the more timely trends is the rapid growth of consumers going cashless with the rise in usage of mobile phone payments and contactless credit cards. In May 2020, a YouGov survey showed that 46% of Americans have been using cashless payments during the pandemic.

How Weather Affects Your Customers’ Wallet
  • 20 February 2019
  • Jelani Markus

How Weather Affects Your Customers’ Wallet

Understanding the relationship between spending patterns and weather patterns can help you maximize your marketing strategies as well as benefit your bottom line.

Dreaming of Opening a Business? Three Things to Consider Before You Do
  • 23 May 2018
  • Gene Marks

Dreaming of Opening a Business? Three Things to Consider Before You Do

If you are dreaming of starting your own business, you need to be prepared for the realities of life as the boss. Please – coming from this business owner – take these three things into consideration.