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Articles from March 2015

MAR
30
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Over 100 million users log in each day on Twitter to share and gather information. Those 140 characters can share quite a lot and even end up on a morning or late night television if you're clever enough! It may seem all pop-culture and trendy, but if you're a small business owner, statistics show it's worth it to master your hashtag skills and hop on, if you haven't already.
MAR
26
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Small businesses are having an easier time getting loans from big banks as opposed to small banks, according to the February 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Index. February indicated the high point since the Great Recession, showing an increase of 12.5% in lending approvals since last year. It's been a growing trend, as 11 of the past 12 months have seen an increase in loan approval rates.
MAR
16
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Just about everyone has his or her time of day; you're either a morning person or night owl. Fruits have seasons, and even social media has its peak. The web has it's own circadian rhythm and to maximize your content; you should know when it'll get the most eyes, which translates to likes, clicks, shares, and re-tweets. Take your audience and choice of social media into consideration, and get posting! Where and when are the best times to post your content online?
MAR
06
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One of the most amazing things as a small business owner is the freedom to make decisions that you feel good about. Ask the owner of Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, PA. He worked a desk job on Wall Street and decided one day that he needed a change. So, he opened a pizza parlor in Philly (how's that for a change?). At the suggestion of a customer, the little fresh, hot pizza shop started a Pay-it-Forward program. Pre-buy a slice and stick a Post-it Note on the wall. Those who are short on cash, homeless, or otherwise in need of hot food can redeem a note for a pre-paid slice. It started with one note, and word spread. Today the little shop is now a colorful tapestry of Post-it Notes with uplifting or friendly messages, each worth a slice of pizza for a patron less fortunate.
MAR
04
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Besides your core service or product, your employees are your businesses most valued asset. Without a dedicated, loyal, knowledgeable team who comes to work energized and ready to put in a productive day, you'd be hard pressed to turn out the quality that you do. So, how do you keep your best employees? Benefits.


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