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    5 Best Credit Card Apps for Your Small Business

    The majority of Americans don’t carry much cash in their wallets anymore, relying instead and credit and debit cards. This trend could pose a problem for your small business if you don’t have a card-reading system, as limiting the forms of payment your business accepts won’t be a good move for your profit margin. Fortunately, […]


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    What Small-Business Owners Need to Know About Offering a 401(k)

    By Melissa Darcey Defined contribution plans—including 401(k) plans—are the most popular type of retirement plan sponsored by employers. More than 500,000 401(k) plans are currently offered in the U.S., and the number is growing. Ten years ago, they were considered a luxury, but today’s changing economy is transforming the 401(k) into one of the most […]


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    What’s your default leadership style?

    Whether born or made, the same thing drives every leader: achieving a shared goal. How they pursue and communicate this shared goal varies. If 80 years of research has taught us anything, it’s that leadership is a combination of both style and substance. In 1939 psychologist Kurt Lewin led the way in this line of […]

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    Understanding Hybrid Cloud Computing: The Benefits and Risks

    In 2013, Gartner predicted that close to half of all large-scale businesses would employ hybrid Cloud solutions by the end of 2017. Three years later, it turns out that hybrid Cloud computing has been just as successful as anticipated. According to a recent Forrester report, 65% of managers at infrastructure and operations organizations already combine […]


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    Latino Business Leaders and Millennial Entrepreneurs Join Forces

    CHCC Leads Conversation Surrounding Business Growth, Energy, and the California Drought September 19, 2016 05:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC), the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Hispanic businesses in California, kicks off the 2016 Annual Convention in Riverside, CA, September 21st to […]


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    Headlines with a Hacker – Sept. 2016 Edition

    Gain Your Edge is a twice-monthly podcast on all things IT. On this week’s podcast, we’ll be sitting down with our favorite resident megabyte maverick for another installment of “Headlines with a Hacker.” We’re turning to Bill Gardner, computer expert and professor of integrated science and technology at Marshall University, to chat about some current tech issues […]

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    15 Best Practices for Being a Great Manager

    In recent years, employee engagement has become a hot topic for business owners and managers everywhere. Engaged employees are better workers. They understand their roles within the organization, and they’re generally happier and more productive. Yet despite these payoffs, many leaders aren’t sure how to really drive employee engagement. According to a 2015 Gallup report, […]

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    15 Amazingly Affordable Small Business Productivity Apps

    By Alexia Chianis As a small-business owner, your to-do list is endless and time is a commodity. If you want to get more accomplished without working harder or longer, incorporating a few apps into your daily routine could be the answer. From apps that help with time management to those that streamline workflow, we’ve researched […]


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    Data Encryption Technology: What’s in It for Your Business?

    The increasing adoption of Software as a Service delivery methods, Cloud hosting, and location-independent work means that old ways of securing—or failing to secure—business data don’t cut it anymore. In a recent study, IBM revealed that the average cost of a breach in 2016 was $4 million, and the average cost of a single breached […]


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    Walking the Line Between Self-Promotion and Humility

    Artful self-promotion has its obvious rewards: building your personal brand, earning the respect of colleagues, receiving better opportunities. But it’s important to remember that your self-promotion can benefit others, too. Advancing your projects and achievements can be good for the whole team and can further educate your group and boss about new ideas and tasks, […]

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