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Best Weekly Small Business Reads Vol. 7

Sep 28, 2018

Our weekly roundup of the most relevant articles pertaining to the small business world.

5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business in Compliance

As you strive to grow your small business, there is one thing to keep in mind: ensuring its compliance. Each state has its own set of business laws to abide by. If you fail to do what the state requires, you can lose your protections and accrue fees and penalties.

Small business owners say health care costs is biggest issue they face: survey

Small Business Owners say that the most important issue affecting them is the cost of health care, according to the National Small Business Association’s annual Politics of Small Business Survey.

Top Tips for a Great Small Business Marketing Plan (INFOGRAPHIC)

A small business’ marketing plan plays a critical role in the success of the business. Small businesses that have a clear marketing plan continue to grow and meet their objectives, while those with a poor marketing plan get stuck in survival mode wondering why they are not seeing much momentum.

Science of shopping helps small businesses take on retail giants

There are fewer than 90 shopping days until Christmas, and while that may make some of us cringe, it is the reality small town retailers are preparing for right now.

Polishing your small business’s image

While bigger companies have more time, money and people dedicated to building their professional image, Strode suggests that if you know the tricks of the trade it is possible to compete against the Goliaths of your industry

Mobile payments: 6 essential apps small businesses need to know

Apps exist for almost everything, so it’s no surprise that companies and customers are using mobile devices for payments. Here are six mobile payment apps to consider for your small business.

Small Business Owners, Consumers Worry Trade War With China Could Impact Bottom Line

Prices may jump for thousands of products, from clothes, to driers, to carpeting. At TP Toys in New Rochelle, there’s real dollars at stake for owner Kemesha Salmon even though the play money she sells is made in China.

Knowing When it’s Time for You and (Your Business) to Get Out There and Network

We’ve all heard that networking is important, but it can seem overwhelming and hard to know where to even begin. This is especially true for small business owners. You’re so focused on running your business, networking can seem like just another thing on your list that you don’t have time to do.

Tips for self-employed small business owners on purchasing a home

Buying a home can be overwhelming for anyone, especially when it’s the first time going through the process. For small business owners — those who, in the eyes of a lender, are considered self-employed — not only can this feeling be amplified because of the extra work, but there may be additional hurdles to overcome throughout the home-buying process.


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