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5 Tips to Keeping Politics Out of Your Workplace

5 Tips to Keeping Politics Out of Your Workplace

The election season, impeachment, and Iran are explosive issues to bring up in the workplace. And those are just a few of the subjects that can distract your employees and cause problems. Discussing politics in the workplace may be almost inevitable, but it can also cause divisions on your team and decrease productivity. Small Business Trends contacted Scott Warrick, an employment attorney, HR expert and author of the newly released book, “Solve Employee Problems Before They Start.”  He supplied 5 tips to keep politics out of your workplace Discussing […]

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Climate change is already starting to affect small businesses in flood zones. Here's what the experts say about preparing your business for natural disasters.

Climate change will be devastating for the planet over the next century, but it is already impacting small businesses now. Areas prone to wildfires, rising sea levels, or hurricanes pose great personal and financial risk. One study found that climate change is the No. 1 threat to the economy because of higher insurance costs and loss of business. Experts who work with local businesses, including an investment banker and Miami’s first chief resilience officer, told Business Insider how to weather through environmental hazards. Click here for more […]

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10 Tips for Successfully Navigating Major Business Changes

10 Tips for Successfully Navigating Major Business Changes

If you run a business for a long period of time, you’re going to need to pivot or change at some point. Whether you’re changing the name or the marketing tactics you use, navigating those changes successfully is a must. Members of the online small business community have plenty of experience in this area. Read on for tips to help you navigate some of the challenges that go along with making changes to your business. Learn How to Change the Name of an LLC Forming an LLC […]

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National Small Business Week Is Coming, Is Your Business Ready?

This year the National Small Business Week is taking place from May 3 to 9, 2020. This annual event is a celebration of all things small business. And making plans in January for it is not a bad idea. Everyone from the Small Business Administration to local, state and national organizations as well as the biggest companies across all sectors take part. If you are a small business owner, this is the time to find out what your local and state governments are doing for the event. […]

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How entrepreneurs who are freaking out over their cash flow can use Kabbage, a startup that's raised $2 billion to lend to small businesses struggling with credit

As financial and tech companies race to expand their small business credit products, one SoftBank-backed fintech CEO is actively looking for ways to issue customers less money. Rob Frohwein and his cofounders started Kabbage in 2009 to offer automated, fast lines of credit of up to $250,000 for small businesses struggling to get financing from traditional banks. Frohwein told Business Insider he sees small businesses “borrow too much, they borrow too soon, and they hold on to it for too long.” Over a decade of data now […]

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Watching Amazon: Pricing and Shipping – A Tale of Two Relationships

Last week at a House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing on competition in the digital economy, Amazon pricing issues were again raised. You may have missed it because of that other hearing going on in Washington right now. During his testimony at the hearing, David Barnett, CEO of phone accessory maker PopSockets, accused Amazon of “bullying with a smile”, “strong-arming” and failing to remove fake products. Lawmakers may now consider And as a result the company looked to other options to sell its goods, but as you will […]

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The Capital One Spark Miles and Spark Cash cards are offering sign-up bonuses worth up to $2,000, but you only have a few more days to apply

The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business are currently offering their best-ever sign-up bonuses, but they’re only available until January 27. With the Spark Miles card, you’ll earn 50,000 miles after you spend $5,000 in the first three months, and 150,000 miles after you spend $50,000 in the first six months. On the Spark Cash card, you can earn a $500 cash bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months, and a $1,500 bonus after spending $50,000 in […]

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Our Headlines: Getting Rich and Knowing When to Pivot in Your Small Business

People start small businesses for many different reasons, but for almost every one of them getting rich is probably one of the top reasons. So, how do you get rich? In this week’s roundup, an article from Small Business Trends CEO Anita Campbell answers this very question. And not surprisingly, the advice Anita provides includes some long-standing principles, “Be disciplined, make smart money moves and manage your finances well.” The article goes on to list 10 steps to help guide you in your quest to get rich […]

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