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Service Companies Bolster Small Business Job Totals, ADP Reports

The March ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) Small Business Report revealed the service-providing sector was greatly responsible for the 47,000 jobs small businesses created in March. Although the number for small businesses came in 19,000 lower than . Still, overall the national employment numbers were higher at 241,000, compared to 235,000 last month. March 2018 ADP Small Business Report There are fluctuations in the different segments of the employment report, but the economy has been generating well over 200,000 jobs for the past four months. According to Mark Zandi, chief economist […]

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Top Stories: Starbucks Deals with Racial Discrimination, Tech Startups Struggle with Compensation

Whether your business has single or multiple locations, having a great management system in place for everyone to follow is critically important. Starbucks became aware of this fact with an incident that took place in Philadelphia which made national headlines. The issue should teach businesses of all sizes some valuable lessons. In other news, tech startups struggle to provide adequate pay in expensive Silicon Valley. Do you struggle to keep your compensation ahead of cost of living? Read more insightful small business news in our roundup below. […]

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Promo Partners With Shutterstock Giving Small Businesses More Video Options

Promo, a video creation solution made by Slidely, has announced it has formed a partnership with Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK). This arrangement will increase Promo’s 3.5 million video library to more than 12.5 million premium quality videos. Slidely and Shutterstock Partnership As part of the partnership, Shutterstock is making more than 9 million videos available to Promo. With the creative tools Promo provides, users will be able to customize the videos to create video ads without having to break the bank. For small businesses, the ability to create […]

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59% of POS Systems in the US — including at Small Businesses — Now Accept EMV Cards

When the deadline for the “liability shift” was almost up in October 1, 2015, the number of small businesses having  was at 8.33 percent. According to Visa, 59% of U.S. POS locations now accept the chip, a 578 percent growth since 2015. Chip Card Transition Update The new numbers were released at the recent 11th annual Secure Technology Alliance Payments Summit held together with the U.S. Payments Forum All-Member Meeting, and the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) EXPO in Orlando, Fl. The summit is held to discuss […]

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64 % of Small Businesses Spend At Least $1000 on Tax Administration Work

The new tax reforms passed by the Trump administration were supposed to simplify the tax system. However, The National Small Business Association’s (NSBA) 2018 Small Business Taxation Survey reports administrative burdens still outpaces those of finance as 63 percent said they spend more than $1,000 annually on the administration of federal taxes. NSBA 2018 Small Business Taxation Survey The 2018 NSBA survey provides insightful opinions on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from small businesses across the US. As part of the NSBA’s advocacy of small businesses, […]

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10 Tips to Help Beginners Get their Small Businesses Off the Ground

The early days of starting a small business can be very exciting… but also a bit daunting. When you’re a beginner trying to get your first entrepreneurial venture off the ground, it can help to have some expert perspective in your corner. Here are some tips and insights from members of the online small business community specifically geared toward beginners and new businesses. Boost Your Business KnowledgeWith Free Online Courses Getting a top notch business education doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, there are plenty of […]

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Latest: Facebook Concerns Remain, While Snapchat and Instagram Offer New Business Services

This week Facebook founder and CEO  Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in Congress had many businesses that advertise on Facebook worried. And the fact that he said the fix would take years didn’t completely ease the minds of many. In addition to his testimony, Facebook also admitted scanning Messenger data in another story in this week’s roundup. Related to social media, Snapchat added a new group video chat for 16 people, and Shopify and Instagram have come together to give small businesses global access. So should small businesses maybe […]

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61% of Small Businesses Expect Demand for Their Products or Services to Increase in 2018

61% of Small Businesses Expect Demand for Their Products or Services to Increase in 2018

A new report says 61% of small businesses expect demand for their company’s products or services to increase in the next six months. This represents a substantial increase over the 51 percent of small businesses who said they expected more demand for their products and services in the fall of 2017. The increase was on if the takeaways from the recently released Spring 2018 PNC (NYSE:PNC) Economic Outlook. Spring 2018 PNC Economic Outlook Survey Overall, the sentiment of the PNC Economic Outlook reported historic highs in optimism […]

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From the Headlines: Businesses Invest Big in AR and VR and Apple Launches Business Chat

From the Headlines: Businesses Invest Big in AR and VR and Apple Launches Business Chat

Augmented and Virtual Reality could be the big news for your small business this year.  The industry has a huge potential, and companies small and large are trying to capitalize on the opportunities. In addition to AR/VR, this week more technology trends grabbed small business headlines. Examples include Apple’s launch of its Business Chat on iMessage, Adobe’s planned shutdown of Business Catalyst and more. This is just one of the many topics covered in this week’s information roundup. You can look at the rest of the small business […]

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