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The 2021 Small Business Mid-Year Check-In
  • 12 July 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

The 2021 Small Business Mid-Year Check-In

If history teaches us anything, it is that this past year and a half has been inarguably challenging for many. Hopefully, your small business is rebounding, building momentum and getting back to pre-March 2020 days. There may be no better time than the present to take stock of how 2021 has gone so far. Here is a list of mid-year steps you could take to determine your current status and strategize how you might want the rest of the year, and ensuing years, to unfold.

Considering Going Cashless? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Cashless Payment Systems
  • 24 May 2021
  • Taylor Miller

Considering Going Cashless? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Cashless Payment Systems

The bottom line of every small business is anchored on cash flow. Cashless payment systems have become ubiquitous where sales can come through a myriad of new ways. With the rise in secure mobile technology, the growing comfort and ease of online shopping and the benefits of contactless payments, we are living in the golden age of cashless payment systems. And both consumers and retailers are feeling it. In August 2020, a National Retail Federation survey found that 67% of retailers accept some form of no touch cashless payments. There are, however, many things to consider before turning your business into an all-cashless enterprise — including the pros and cons of digital/mobile payments and contactless credit cards. We’ve rounded up five things you need to know about the move to cashless commerce.

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.