Holiday Hours: To Open or To Close?

Most Americans take for granted that they’re off (and often paid to be off) during federal holidays. Still, more Americans enjoy time away from work on other non-federal, but widely celebrated holidays without batting an eye. But for a large number of workers, being off on a day like Thanksgiving or Christmas is a privilege they have only enjoyed maybe a few times in their entire careers. Doctors, nurses, police, fire and other medical and emergency personnel all are required

Will Paper Checks Survive the Digital Payment Revolution?

PayPal. Chase QuickPay. Venmo. You can even send money to someone on Facebook. Every day, moving money from you to a friend gets easier and easier. Instead of needing #cash on hand to split the tab, you can just send your buddy the money from your phone once you get in your car after parting ways. These things seem commonplace enough now when dealing with smaller amounts between friends. But what about for your #business? With the continual upgrades to everything tech, some p

Tips for Making the Most Out of the Holiday Season

According to Kantar Media, the top ten retailers in the US spent nearly 1.2 trillion dollars on #marketing and #advertising during the 2017 holiday season. By most metrics, it turned out to be money well spent with most #retailers reporting upticks in #revenue for the last quarter of the year. With consumer confidence at its highest levels since 2000 according to research by eMarketers, 2018’s holiday season has all the makings of another major success for the world’s largest

10 Tips for National Write a Business Plan Month

December is National Write a Business Plan Month! You may be thinking that it’s an oddly specific thing to celebrate, but when you consider the importance of a #businessplan, it doesn’t seem so farfetched. Without a solid business plan, you’ll be hard-pressed to find #investors, #banks, or #businesspartners willing to get involved with you. In fact, you could say that without a business plan, there’d be no #business at all. Use these 10 tips to guarantee you’re putting your b

Black Friday Beyond Retail: 5 Reasons Suppliers Should Get into the Holiday Spirit

From Black Friday all the way through Christmas, your clients will be discounting their goods and #services and driving some of the highest #sales volumes seen all year. How do you get a piece of the action? Get on board. Offering promotions during a time that you know your supplies are most in demand may seem strange, but there are several reasons why it might just be the best move you can make. Here are 5 reasons why your supply business should be decking the halls with #ho