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12 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank
  • 14 December 2020
  • Jelani Markus

12 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank

When times are tough, small business employers know that it’s important to show they value the employees they depend on. But in a world of virtual meetings and limited face-to-face interaction, how do you reward hard work without placing a large burden on your pocketbook? Check out the list below for 12 ideas to keep your team feeling appreciated and your budget balanced.

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.

Wise Ways to Reinvest in Your Small Business
  • 13 October 2019
  • Jelani Markus

Wise Ways to Reinvest in Your Small Business

Just as a plant parent knows sun, water and a little love are needed for flourishing results, small business owners know certain components go into creating a thriving business. Growth requires using the power of your profits for the right kind of reinvestment. Here are a few important tips to help you find the when, why and where of wise small business reinvesting.

Tackling Tax Season
  • 28 March 2019
  • Alex Penfield

Tackling Tax Season

With the right strategy and tools, you’ll be on your way to mastering your taxes and maybe even getting some money back for your small business. Still feeling overwhelmed? Keep calm and check out our tax tips below.

Holiday Bonuses: To Give or Not to Give?
  • 10 December 2018
  • Jelani Markus

Holiday Bonuses: To Give or Not to Give?

As the holiday season approaches, you may want to show your employees your appreciation by providing a holiday bonus. But is it a good idea for you?