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4 Legal Changes Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

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It’s that time of year again! You’ve reviewed last year’s performance and now, it’s time to use all that you’ve learned, move forward, and implement all those big plans you have lined up for 2015. But as important as tweeting your daily deals can be, there are other necessary steps to take before you go…
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4 Ways Your Business Can Bridge the Generation Gap

Take a look around your office. There’s a high probability that you’re working with people of every age range. With advanced technology and medical breakthroughs, people are living longer, which means retirement is being delayed more and more every year. Consequently, people are working until a later age to save up for a longer and…
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New Year, New Employees: Three Steps to Hiring Non-Traditional Workers

As we reported last week, the majority (61 percent) of small businesses reported growth throughout 2014. The best part? An impressive 80 percent are optimistic that their business will fare even better in the New Year. With this optimistic outlook and strong fiscal 2014, small business owners will be reinvesting in their businesses by hiring…
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Ringing in the New Year: 4 Optimistic Predictions for Small Biz

It’s been a whirlwind year for small businesses. From welcomed economic recovery to immigration reform to further implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there was hardly a dull moment. Amidst the chaos, however, a majority of small business owners report they experienced growth that met or exceeded their expectations in 2014, and 80 percent are…
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Are You Internet Famous? 3 Tips To Protect Yourself

Thanks to the Internet, there is a new breed of celebrity. For example, do you have over 100,000 followers on Instagram? Does your blog generate enough passive income to help sustain your lifestyle? Do your YouTube videos get a significant amount of views and end up in the popular page every week? If you said…
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Three “Scandalous” Small Biz Branding Lessons From Olivia Pope

ABC’s smash hit “Scandal” is full of life lessons about love, power, and the value of a good red wine. Amongst the drama, there are also valuable lessons for your small business. We can all agree on one thing: modern marketing can get confusing, especially when the laws surrounding intellectual property are involved. Just as…
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5 Tips for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Hey all you small biz owners! Are you ready for #SmallBusinessSaturday? American Express first launched this campaign in 2010 to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize small and local businesses like yours! Since then, small businesses across the nation have been wisely leveraging their position on one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year. In…
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Save $100 on Rocket Lawyer Trademark Applications

American Express has the registered trademark for Small Business Saturday. Just because your business is small doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect your brand too. Sign up to speak with a Rocket Lawyer Trademark Specialist before December 1, 2014, and receive 20% off your trademark package.   How It Works 1. Sign up for free before…
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Small Businesses, You Could Get Fined For Closing On Thanksgiving

Once upon a few-years-ago, virtually all stores were closed on Thanksgiving, with the exception of 7-Eleven and the occasional mom-and-pop shop. The stores would compensate by opening at 6 a.m. the following morning (a.k.a. “Black Friday”) with “door buster” sales, which officially launched the Christmas shopping season and provided an invaluable release to millions of shoppers ready to…
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team

Nearly 56 percent of new hires leave their jobs in their first year, according to Equifax. What does this say about the state of human resources these days? Well, if you’re a small business, you may think this doesn’t apply to you. In fact, hiring an HR team may be the last thing on your…
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