Marketing & Strategy

Should Your Small Business Offer Delivery? A Complete Guide

With the new year upon, it’s time to think about ways you can innovate and grow your business in the new year. The end of the year is a good time to reflect on the latest changes and trends within the small…

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Marketing & Strategy

What Emotions Trigger Customers To Buy

Love. Hate. Fear. Jealousy. Trust. Competition. In many ways, emotions are what make the world go round. Emotions are why we do what we do—especially why we do what we do when we’re acting impulsively.  When it comes to marketing…

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Marketing & Strategy

9 Creative Ways to Add a Customer Loyalty Program to Any Small Biz

One of your best assets as a small business is your connection with your customers and the connection they feel to you in turn. In order to remind your customers how much you appreciate their continued business, and to run…

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FG Philosophy & News

Is a Neighboring Empty Storefront Driving Away Your Customers?

That empty storefront a few doors down is making your entire block look shabby. Sometimes vacant properties are owned by the government, sometimes by a landlord who can’t seem to rent or sell the space. Either way, that blank facade…

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Management, Money

A Guide To Home Based Business Tax Deductions

Small business owners have to be more in-tune with tax laws than your average working adult. After all, the home based business tax deductions you take at the end of the year has a direct impact on your bottom line……

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Management

8 Unexpected and Fun Ways to Increase Productivity

You may love your work, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to be as productive as you’d like to be. Distractions vie for our attention, stress eats away at our focus, and an overabundance of tasks challenges even the…

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Money

Get a Grip on Your Business Finances Before Year-End

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to get a grip on your small business’s year end finances and receivables so you finish 2014 in top shape. With both your business and your customers’ likely…

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FG Philosophy & News

Funding Gates ♥’s Xero

Here at Funding Gates, we take new partnerships to heart. We want to make sure we’re only bringing the very best of the best to our loyal customers, and it’s important to us to stay true to our mission of…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

3 Things Small Business Owners Don’t Know About Their Customers

It’s true that you know your customers (at least as a group) better than anyone else. But what you might not realize is that they are driven to make their consuming decisions based on a set of principles called behavioral…

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Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Online Presence

Does Your Small Business Need a Mobile App?

Mobile platforms are on the rise, with 60% of total digital time being spent on mobile devices in 2014. A good deal of traffic, especially from social shares, is coming from visitors who are viewing your content on a mobile…

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