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Brick and Mortar Stores Heading...

The retail sales reports are starting to come in, and it looks like the brick and mortar retail stores did well for the month of November 2015, much better than last year. Although ShopperTrak reports that in-store retail sales declined considerably in 2015, they more than offset the decline......

SEO Basics for Small Business Success

In the summer of 2011, a good friend of mine succumbed to my years of badgering and finally allowed me to optimize his business’ website by what is known as improving his Search Engine Optimization (SEO) results. For the purpose of this article we are going to call my friend......

If You're Not Thriving Through...

Social media for businesses is not going away, it's only going to become more important. Plus, if you are a small business owner, you should be excited that social media is getting bigger and more important. Social media is a huge growth channel for any business that knows how to use it......

Want to Save Money and Improve Cash Flow? Shop...

Want to Save Money and Improve Cash Flow? Shop Around for Credit Card Processing Companies Once Per YearAre you in interested in saving money, maximizing profits, keeping customers satisfied by providing them enhanced customer support and having a sense of comfort that your business is stable?

How Do Small Businesses Keep Key...

How do small businesses retain key employees? Once a small business is successful, this question must be addressed, or your business will pay the consequences. Are you ready to find creative ways to make your best people happy where they are, or, at least, keep them as long as possible? Is your......

Mobile Wallets and Electronic...

Get Plugged and Up-To-Date for Trends in 2016 For small business owners, it is important to be plugged into the predicted trends that might impact your business. The article below by André Malinowski lays out some interesting predictions for the next year. Not that André's......

Small Business Owners Ignoring EMV...

What is the consequence for non-compliance? What does EMV compliance mean to small business owners? It means that "liability" has shifted from the credit card issuing bank to the small business owner. This is a big deal, yet most small businesses have not upgraded their POS systems to the......

Apple Pay - Is it Convenient and Can...

Apple Pay is simple to set up, simple to use, and according to many Apple Payers it is safe and trustworthy. The question is, will Apple Pay be used by the masses (consumers), and, more importantly, will small businesses set up to accept Apple Pay? We believe the jury is out, and the resounding......

Social Media Basics for Small...

Old School Marketing vs. New School Marketing If you are like many small business owners, you already know that you need to be using social media to promote your business. You've probably felt this way for a long time but haven't done anything about it. Your traditional "old school" marketing......