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Be Prepared: 6 Details That Can Shut Down a Small Business

Whether your business is in its first year, or going strong and turning a consistent profit, here are six details to keep an eye on. Overlooking these business aspects can cause financial hardship, decrease your profits, or even lead to having to close your doors permanently.

What to Look for in Investor Relations Software

Investment management is a complex process that, if performed badly, can have a negative impact on the sentiment of your investors towards your company as a whole but, if done well, can make a huge difference to the overall perception of investments.

Chargebacks: Don’t Let Technology Hurt Your Business

Usually within just a few shorts months of entering the business world, most owners are confronted with a chargeback. If they didn’t know what a chargeback was before, they quickly come to loath these financial nightmares.

Safety Standards: Keep Your Employees Safe with These Tips

The financial repercussions of poor security practices can sink any SMB no matter how careful you are. As such, it’s important to focus on mishap prevention to reduce negative outcomes. Whether your business measures annual sales in thousands of dollars or millions, sound security precautions are imperative.

Digital Coupon Marketing [Infographic]

Think that coupon marketing is just for the bigger domineering brands? Think again. Digital coupons are an easy and effective way of attracting new customers and rewarding existing customers. 92% of consumers used a coupon in 2013.

Where to Find (and How to Hire) the World’s Best Freelancers

Now in 2014, crowdsourcing platforms offer access to thousands and thousands of freelance designers in locations around the world. You will find freelancers who do all kinds of design work including logo design, product label design, sign design, and much much more.

5 Ways to Successfully Build Your Network

Networking is the lifestream of any business. It increases your number of contacts, generates leads, and connects you with people who can help grow your business. There are many networking strategies you can initiate to build a strong, relevant network.

What Software Do Small Business Owners Need?

Because entrepreneurs have a lot on their plate when they start out, it makes sense for them to use such software to save time, cut costs, and streamline their processes from the very beginning.

Does the Success or Failure of Your Business Depend on Cash Flow?

Cash flow is simply the net change in a company’s cash position from one period to the next. So, can something that sounds so mundane really mean the difference between the success or failure of your business?

A Supportive Atmosphere for Pregnant Employees

When an employee becomes pregnant, it may cause some mixed feelings or concerns for both parties. However, with the right support system, the team can end up stronger than they were before.