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How Companies Can Earn Their Customers' Trust

by Samia S. Morgan

How companies can earn their customers' trust

Trust is a valuable asset, but it can also be extremely fragile, writes Nick Cowling, general manager of Citizen Optimum. Companies can foster trust by fulfilling their commitments, acting with integrity and building relationships with their customers. "If you can provide a human connection with a positive experience, it will provide your audience with a reason to trust you," he writes. HuffingtonPost.ca (Canada)/The Blog (2/25)

 

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Keep Your Receipts to Defend Your Tax Deductions

by Samia S. Morgan

Keep your receipts to defend your tax deductions

As a small-business owner, you should hang on to your receipts so you can prove that the deductions you claim on your tax return are legitimate, certified public accountant Mark J. Kohler writes. He recommends making electronic copies of your receipts and avoiding making purchases with cash, which can be hard to track. Entrepreneur online (2/22)

 

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How to Pick the Right Travel Agency for Your Next Trip

by Samia S. Morgan

How to pick the right travel agency for your next trip

Ask your acquaintances for recommendations, and check out BBB's website before selecting a travel agency, BBB recommends. You should confirm your reservations and pay for your trip with a credit card, BBB advises. Patch.com/Easley, S.C. (2/24)

 

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How to Prepare Your Small Business for Success

by Samia S. Morgan

How to prepare your small business for success

You will be better able to deal with challenges your company faces if you have an understanding of basic accounting, writes Steve Greenbaum, CEO and founder of PostNet. "A lot of small businesses fail because of mismanagement and undercapitalization," he notes. You should also act strategically to find new customers and develop a consistent brand for your business, he writes. Fox Business Small Business Center (2/22)

 

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Some Business Advocates Support Minimum-Wage Hike

by Samia S. Morgan

Some business advocates support minimum-wage hike

Some business groups oppose President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal minimum wage, but others are supportive of the idea. "If the customer base is undermined because wages are so low, they feel it directly," said Holly Sklar, founder of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. Many small businesses already pay their employees more than the federal minimum wage to make jobs more appealing to qualified workers, experts say.Bloomberg Businessweek (2/21)

 

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How to Respond When Your Business Has Been Hacked

by Samia S. Morgan

How to respond when your business has been hacked

Knowing how your network usually operates can help you determine whether you've been hacked, says Martin Roesch, founder of SourceFire. The next steps are to determine the scope of the security breach, address the issue and look for ways to prevent future problems. Fox Business Small Business Center (2/19)

Small businesses and lenders find P2P lending attractive

Peer-to-peer lending as a finance option is gaining traction among small businesses, Robert Moskowitz writes. Transaction costs are lower than those of a financial institution, and underwriting criteria are less onerous than those for a small-business bank loan. For lenders, the risk is slight because of careful vetting and the ability to spread money across multiple loans. Intuit Small Business Blog (2/18)

 

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How to Maintain Your Privacy on the Internet

by Samia S. Morgan

How to maintain your privacy on the Internet

If online privacy is important to you, switch to the anonymous search engine Duck Duck Go and use Cryptocat to send messages, recommends Simon Black. Also, consider getting Silent Circle, which allows for encrypted e-mails and text messaging, among other services. Business Insider (2/17)

Banks support nonprofit lender to small businesses

Minneapolis' Butter Bakery Cafe is finding its banks, Wells Fargo and Franklin Bank, still hesitant to lend. The small business turned to nonprofit lender Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers for a loan to expand. The consortium is supported by Franklin, Wells Fargo and other banks that think companies helped by the group could one day become commercial accounts. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (2/17)

 

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Watch Out for Overpayment Scam When Selling Things on Craigslist

by Samia S. Morgan

Watch out for overpayment scam when selling things on Craigslist

If you use Craigslist to sell things, be wary of an overpayment scam in which buyers promise to give you extra money. In these situations, scammers may pay with bad checks. "Overpayment scam is the most popular scam going on in the world right now," BBB's Tom Bartholomy said. WCNC-TV (Charlotte, N.C.) (2/19)

Social media practices that small businesses should avoid

It's generally best to avoid posting negative comments, politically charged content, or anything that could be construed as offensive, writes Álvaro J. Soltero. "When in doubt over the possibility of a text, image, or any kind of media being accidentally perceived as unprofessional, rude, or offensive, don't post it," Soltero advises. Small businesses should use hashtags and make sure their grammar is correct when posting to social media, Soltero writes. Social Media Today (2/15)

 

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To Grow, Focus on Pleasing the Most Profitable Customers

by Samia S. Morgan

To grow, focus on pleasing the most profitable customers

Create a narrow customer focus to grow your business faster, Karl Stark and Bill Stewart write. Find the most profitable customers, the ones pay more and cost less to serve, and cater to their needs. Also, identify your company's unique strengths and choose projects that target those best customers. Inc. online (free registration)/Herding Gazelles blog (2/14)

How trusting an analytics service can help build your business

If you want to know more about your customers and what they want, you should rely on an analytics service such as Google Analytics, writes Ken Barber, vice president of marketing and product development for mShopper. Trusting such a service can allow you to learn where your customers are and help determine which of your marketing efforts are most effective. "Listen to your shoppers closely, and often, and you'll be surprised by what you learn," he writes. American City Business Journals/Denver/Broadway & 17th blog (2/18)

 

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Be Cautious When Donating to Charity

by Samia S. Morgan

Be cautious when donating to charity

BBB is warning consumers about sending money to a charity -- Heart Support of America -- that is providing free first-aid kits in exchange for donations. "We found that over 90% of what is collected by the professional fundraisers actually stays with the professional fundraisers," according to a BBB representative. KMOV-TV (St. Louis) (2/15)

How to get ready for tax time

In this article, experts provide financial advice on a number of small-business tax topics, including tax credits, the Affordable Care Act and employee classification. CPA Vincenzo Villamena recommends reassessing classifications on a regular basis. "This is something that the IRS takes seriously and can be caught if you end a business relationship with a contractor in a bad way," Villamena says. B2C Marketing Insider/NerdWallet.com (2/14)

 

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