Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Online Presence

How to Take Great Photos of Your Business and Goods

You’ve heard time and time again that a picture is worth a thousand words. These days, we certainly live in a photo-centric world. Whether on your company’s website, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Yelp, or any other digital platform—images are…

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Money, Receivables Management

How the Construction Industry Avoids The Risk of Non-Payment

Getting paid can be hard for any business, but getting paid in the construction industry is especially difficult. Construction industry businesses do an excellent job of prioritizing AR management- they’ve learned that a strong receivables management program is crucial to…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Should Small Businesses Pay for Referrals?

Do your customers constantly tell you how much they love your product or service, yet are you struggling to get the word out to a new customer base? If so, you may consider a paid or indirect compensation customer referral…

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Management, Money

Consider This: Crowdfund Your Business Improvement

Are your restaurant’s most loyal customers goading you to finally fix the heater? Are your coffee shop’s patrons loving your java but begging for free WiFi? Or maybe your spa’s biggest fans are crying out for you to add a…

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Got Invoices?

5 Ridiculous Invoice Design Fails – DO NOT attempt

[From the Editor] Pssst!! We recently broke down all our Invoice Design advice into an easy to read eBook: Invoice Hacks to Encourage On Time Payment Get a copy now!     Invoices are a standard part of doing business, yet…

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FG Philosophy & News, Money, Receivables Management

Collection Strategies for the Most Common Types of Delinquent Customers

43% of small businesses have customers who are 90+ days past due on payments, and almost every small business will have at least 1 past due customer, at some point. According to recent research from Dun & Bradstreet, businesses are…

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Money, Small Business Owner's Guide

How to Choose an Auditor For Your Business

Businesses may occasionally find themselves in the position of needing to hire an independent auditor. But how do you choose an auditor that’s right one for your business, industry and your specific situation? Here is a quick guide to help…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Does Your Small Business Need HR?

By Pam Waits, Ph.D., JuvodHR   With the world of small business, the Human Resources departmental functions are performed by the owner or another employee who has other responsibilities and priorities, besides HR. It’s rare to find a small company that has…

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Trends

Part II: 5 Crazy Business Ideas That Actually Worked

As we proved in our first installment, there is no problem too niche or too weird to be solved by the right business. For entrepreneurs who are creative enough, finding the right intersection of useful, fascinating, and hilarious—paired with just…

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FG Philosophy & News

The Experts Say: The Advantages of Cloud Computing Are Growing Fast

According to a new study from consulting firm Emergent Research and financial software company Intuit, cloud computing is on trend to revolutionize the way America does small business. The study believes the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud technology is…

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