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  • Why Marketers Should Not Ditch the Desktop for Mobile

    Not long ago, a report by Forrester confirmed what many digital marketers have been preaching for the last decade – mobile traffic will take over the desktop. In fact, Adobe’s retail report for the second quarter of 2017 revealed retailers will have higher traffic from mobile than from desktop. This doesn’t come as a surprise…

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  • Invest Smartly to Reduce Life Insurance Costs

    As you all know, life insurance is something we could not neglect. This is the way you could ensure that your family’s future is never compromised, even in your absence. You make them financially stable so that they do not have to worry. But, have you ever checked out how much these life insurance plans…

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  • Can’t Get a Loan from a Bank? Here are Alternative Funding Options

    Securing funds to either start or grow business was once every entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. In the past, big banks and credit unions often rejected loan applications, leaving business owners with the only option of borrowing from friends and family or borrowing against receivables. A lot has, of course, changed mainly because business owners today have…

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  • Biz2Credit: Institutional Lenders Bounce Back after April Drop

    Approval at institutional lenders and at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased in May. Meanwhile, credit unions, small banks and alternative lenders recorded a drop in their approval rates. Those were the findings of Biz2Credit, the online resource for small business finance, in their monthly lending index released this month. Biz2Credit Lending Index May 2016…

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  • 10 Sources of SMB Loans for Veteran Entrepreneurs and How to Apply

    As small business owners, veterans play a very important role in driving the U.S. economy. Veteran-owned businesses employ more than six million workers, and generate approximately $1.2 trillion in annual receipts, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). What’s perhaps most interesting is that the number of veterans pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams is growing at…

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  • How to Check and Repair a Negative Credit Score for Business Loans

    Your credit rating plays an important role when you are trying to secure funds for your small business. It’s therefore always a good idea to check and repair your credit to boost your chances of getting funds. To access information that creditors use to assess your credit, you need to pay a nominal fee. In…

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  • Small Business Tax Credits for Hiring Disabled Workers

    Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and create 65 percent of new net jobs, according to the Small Business Administration (PDF). How can small businesses, facing constant financial pressure and increasing government regulations, ensure continued growth? One way is to hire people with disabilities. To help employers capitalize on the value and…

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  • IRS Reporting Rules on Sales of Tractors, Trailers, Trucks Draw Fire

    The Internal Revenue Service has proposed rules that would update a more than 30-year-old definition of “highway vehicle” as it relates to excise taxes imposed on the sale of highway tractors, trailers, trucks and tires and the use of heavy vehicles on the highway. Small business advocates, not happy with the new rules, are firing…

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  • Is the IRS Targeting Small Businesses? Yep, Says One Expert

    The “random” audits of small businesses and their owners’ tax returns by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to find unreported income has left the small business taxpaying community feeling like they are being picked on and unduly forced to go “through the wringer.” That is according to Donald T. Williamson, a professor of taxation…

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