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Atlanta Remains Nation’s Hub for Black-Owned Businesses

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February marks the annual observance of Black History Month, honoring African Americans’ central role in U.S. history. This monthlong celebration also sheds light on the inequalities …

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Business applications finally see an increase after pandemic lows

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More than three years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many business owners still face challenges related to the “new normal” and consumers’ continued behavioral …

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Starting a business? Here’s everything you need to know about getting a business loan

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Starting a business is exciting and anxiety-inducing, all at the same time. Will you attract enough customers? Can you pay the bills and how will you …

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24 best-paying side jobs for teachers

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Teaching can be a rewarding profession, but it typically isn’t a high-paying one. If you’re a teacher, it won’t surprise you to learn that 58% of …

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Here’s what small businesses are doing instead of increasing pay

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  According to recent Intuit QuickBooks payroll data, employees of almost 500,000 small businesses in the US, Canada, and the UK have received big pay increases over …

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What to know before choosing a small business bank account

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  As your small business grows, so will your to-do list, including opening a small business bank account. Managing cash can be a challenge, so you may …

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5 networking tips that will build your business clientele

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  If there is anything that the Covid 19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that small businesses that do not have a strong network of support …

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5 networking tips that will build your business clientele

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If there is anything that the Covid 19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that small businesses that do not have a strong network of support are …

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How to automate workflows so you can focus on your business

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  If you’re wondering how to automate workflows, chances are good that you’re exhausted with your current approach to running your business. Maybe your typical morning …

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How accounting workflows grow profit

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  Workflow automation is all about streamlining simple, manual, and repetitive tasks and processes which take up valuable time and resources that could be better invested …

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Business checking vs. personal checking: How to choose a bank account

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  Getting paid as a business owner is rewarding, but after you celebrate those hard-won sales, you may have this question: Where should that money go?   …

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How to always nail your strategic business plan

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  Ever make a New Year’s resolution that went nowhere? Afraid you’re about to do it again in a few days? Annual plans for most businesses …

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You won’t be able to guess just how many Americans freelanced in 2022

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  Americans Go Solo Upwork (UPWK), one of the largest freelancing platforms, recently conducted a survey of 3,000 working professionals and the results are in: freelancing …

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Are car wraps a good investment for your small business?

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  Have you ever seen a car, truck, or van in your area wrapped in an advertisement? If so, you may have wondered whether these advertisements …

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How to write a business plan in 10 steps

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  Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just beginning to think about starting a business, demands come at you fast. Amidst the rush of to-do lists …

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How to use inventory control to meet demand and maximize profits

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  Inventory control is the practice of maintaining optimal stock levels at all times. This ensures companies can satisfy customer demand without overspending on excess inventory. …

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How to write a mission statement for your business: A step-by-step guide

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  Just because your business is small doesn’t mean it doesn’t have big dreams. Starting your own business requires taking risks, working long hours, and most likely making …

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Past due invoices are hurting America’s mid-sized businesses

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  Past due invoices are a significant problem for mid-sized businesses (those with 25 to 200 employees). In addition to impacting cash flow, late payments ultimately …

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Managing workload distribution: Tips to get it right

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  Workload management is the practice of distributing work equally and efficiently throughout a team. As a team leader, it’s essential to ensure your team members …

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PTO Payout: What is it and how does it work?

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  While not always required, paid time off (PTO) is a benefit that can be instrumental in attracting and retaining employees. In fact, our PTO survey found that 29% of …

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Why small businesses should double check inventory for the new year

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  Where did your cash go?   You started the year with a sufficient cash balance, and you’ve been profitable each month. For some reason, the …

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This is where price hikes are causing the most holiday stress

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For many, this Christmas will be marked not only by a tentative return to normality as covid-related restrictions have eased up around the world, but also by the …

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Today’s No. 1 dream job didn’t even exist when Boomers were growing up

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  Becoming an astronaut has seemingly lost some of its glamor, at least in the United States and the United Kingdom, where children are three times …

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The real reason your employees are underperforming

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  Think your staff might be at risk of “quiet quitting” due to low compensation? Think again. Recent research suggests that salary is one of the least-important facets …

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Inflation Reduction Act: Will small businesses use new tax breaks?

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  The new Inflation Reduction Act includes several new and expanded business tax deductions and credits. Are small businesses aware of the new tax breaks? Will they take …

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The differences between personal credit & business credit

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  The credit you use for business is separate from your personal credit. They are governed by different credit bureaus and scoring models. Personal credit consists …

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How your company can avoid cash crunches

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  Huge problem facing most businesses? Routinely falling into a cash crunch.   The good news is it’s easily avoidable.   Here are 11 ways to …

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34 reasons employees are so unhappy these days

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  Happy employees are the key to success in business. Look at the real estate industry, which is undergoing a rapid evolution as startups disrupt the …

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How to start a business in 17 steps

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  So you’ve decided to take the leap and start a new business. Congratulations! Making that decision might feel risky and overwhelming, but as the saying …

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20 free grants for your business startup

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  This is the fifth installment in a five-part series. Part Four: “Being Your Own Boss: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Tips”   There might not be such a …