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Credit Card Processing Deadline Looms for Small Businesses

Credit Card Processing Deadline Looms for Small Businesses

| August 4, 2015

Swiping a credit card—and potentially its information—will soon become more difficult. Come October  2015, there will be a shift in which party will be held liable for credit card fraud. After that date, merchants who have not upgraded their systems to so-called “chip and signature” technology will be on the hook for any credit or […]

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3 Biggest Small Business Challenges for the rest of 2015

3 Biggest Small Business Challenges for the rest of 2015

| June 23, 2015

Overall, only 57 percent of businesses expect revenue growth for 2015. Many challenges facing businesses over the years remain fundamentally the same. Recently, Wasp Barcode Technologies conducted a small-business survey with 1,000 participants, ranging from small-business owners, C-level executives, and senior management from most business segments, including government. The survey gives insight into small-businesses perceptions […]

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ObamaCare for Small Businesses: What You NEED to Know for 2015

ObamaCare for Small Businesses: What You NEED to Know for 2015

| December 2, 2014

Prepping for 2015? Here’s How to Navigate the Changes in Health Insurance for Small Businesses In 2014, the health insurance industry in America fundamentally changed, affecting businesses and employees nationwide. From rates to premiums to newly imposed penalties, the shockwaves were felt across the board—and for many small businesses, too much confusion and uncertainty left […]

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How to Set an Advertising Budget

How to Set an Advertising Budget

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

How much should you spend on advertising your business? The price to promote your company can escalate quickly — newspaper ads, banners, radio spots, direct mail, online marketing, telemarketing. It all adds up. Here are the top four methods for setting an advertising budget used by the most successful independent businesses: 1. Fixed percentage of sales. […]

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Small Business Economic Trends – August 2013

Small Business Economic Trends – August 2013

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Bill Dunkelberg August 14, 2013   OPTIMISM INDEX The NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism gained a whoppin’ 0.6 points in July. At 94.1, the Index does not impress and signals nothing but a subpar performance for the 3rd quarter. In an attempt to “make lemonade”, the July reading is the 4th highest reading […]

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New Virginia Sales Tax Starting in July!

New Virginia Sales Tax Starting in July!

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013 Virginia General Assembly, increases sales and use tax rates on July 1. There are two separate increases – one that affects the entire state, and a second one that affects only certain localities in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Here’s a video explaining it all! 

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