7 Reasons to STOP writing business checks

Business Checks have been around for decades, and – not that long ago – made up 86% of all non-cash payments. But times have changed. Although online payments now make up a majority of non-cash transactions, business checks still make up a significant portion of payments within the US.

In fact, in 2015, The Federal Reserve’s research disproved the idea that business checks are no longer relevant.…

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To Coupon, or Not To Coupon: That is the question

The difficult decision on whether or not to offer discount coupons is something many retailers face in today’s competitive marketplace.

Although coupons, particularly online and mobile coupons, are a significant part of many consumer’s shopping patterns, they can create issues for the small business owner.

A recent poll of small business owners showed that 56% of businesses used coupons at least occasionally in order to generate new business or retain existing customers.…

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Get Up! The health and productivity benefits of Sit & Stand Desks

Sit & Stand desks are making a big impact on the bottom line… pun intended. Not only are they being shown to improve office worker’s health, fitness, and morale, but they can also help to improve productivity.

In many ways, office workers have become a stationery work force. Especially when dealing with anything online, computer, or marketing related, most of our job is done using a desk and a computer.…

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5 Critical Email Marketing Metrics to Help Measure & Improve Your Campaigns

Email Marketing continues to be a key element in any business’ marketing toolkit. But you can’t just send out emails and hope that they work, you need to take the time to measure the individual email marketing metrics, which will help you determine what is – and what isn’t – working within your email campaigns.

Here are 5 of the most critical measurements that drive the success of an Email marketing campaign, and the key drivers behind them.…

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What is a SEO Link Wheel, and why you should NOT create one

A link wheel is a black hat SEO technique where you – as a business owner – create several sites and link them to each other in a round-robin fashion. They are purposefully and solely built to manipulate the rankings of a website, which is – pretty much – the text book definition of Black Hat SEO (okay, maybe not the text book definition, but you get the dramatic effect).…

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88 of the WORST logo designs EVER!!!

When it comes to the worst logo designs – and I mean the WORST of the WORST – it’s cringe worthy how difficult it was to narrow it down to just 88 of them.

Whether the logo has an issue with inappropriate usage of figures, accidental phallic symbols, or just terrible design, font, and color choices, there are many reasons why a logo could end up on this list.…

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7 Tips for Starting Your Own Business

We’ve pulled together these business startup tips because starting your own business can be challenging, overwhelming, and — sometimes — very frightening… especially if it is the first time you have ventured out on your own after spending years in both the safety and the confines of working for someone else. But, as the saying goes:

Starting a New Business - Peter Drucker Quote

In order to assist you on your journey, here are some of the best tips to help you get your new business off on the right foot.…

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