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Pandemic Has Altered Small-Business Spending Practices: Survey

While the pandemic has been receding, mask mandates have fallen away and more people are returning to the office, a new study found that the effects on small businesses will likely be long lasting.

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Email Marketing: Constant Contact vs Mailchimp

Email marketing is one of the most effective digital marketing tactics you can implement, but you need the right software to meet your goals. However, finding the right software to help create and manage your campaigns takes a bit of ...

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Places to Find Free Legal Advice for Your Business

Getting legal advice isn’t cheap, and it is often out of reach for most small businesses that are just starting up. However, saying you don’t have the cash for legal assistance and ignoring things is simply not an option; the ...

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Remote Workers Complicate Employment Law Issues for Small Businesses

Before the pandemic, 30% of employees worked remotely/hybrid. Post pandemic, 48% work remotely/hybrid. The growth of a remote or hybrid workforce has created new areas of concern: … continue reading at smallbiztrends>

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If Your Small Business Is Counting on a 2021 Tax Year Refund, File Quickly

In a recent statement, the IRS delivered ominous news, saying, “In many areas, we are unable to deliver the amount of service and enforcement that our taxpayers and tax system deserves and needs.” With tax season now open and that ...

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Bipartisan Bill to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

A bipartisan bill led by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), along with U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), to encourage innovation in contracting and expand opportunities for small businesses to work with the federal government has been signed into law. “Iowa’s ...

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APIs Are Keeping Small Businesses Digitally Competitive

Small businesses are still bearing the brunt of economic and legislative changes brought on by the pandemic, with over 70% of them reporting negative effects from COVID. Of those that weathered and emerged from the crisis relatively unscathed, it turns…. continue reading ...

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More Small Businesses Intend to Raise Prices: CNBC/Survey Monkey Survey

The latest Consumer Price Index reading, the highest in four decades, isn’t the only sign that inflation is extending rather than giving up its hold over the U.S. economy in 2022. An increasing number of American small businesses say they are now ...

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Strategies to Get Your Small Business Ready for the metaverse

Are you ready for the transition to the metaverse? It’s a charged question — there are still a lot of rumors and speculation about what, precisely, the metaverse entails and what it means for the rest of us who aren’t ...

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Small Business Owners Who Rely on Payment Apps Face New Tax Law

Janiece Montes said she and other small business owners are already struggling as the inflation hit a 40-year-high and a new tax law could make it even harder for them. The new law, that took effect this month, affects small ...

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Small Business Owners Can Fight Carbon Emissions Without Decimating Their Budget

By now, the negative effects of the climate crisis are undeniable. If we don’t change the current global warming trends by 2030, by 2050, the planet as a whole would likely need to reach net-zero emissions to prevent disastrous effects like ...

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SBA will Award $3M in Grants to Help States, Entrepreneurs Combat Rise in Cyber Attacks

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced $3 million in new funding for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure – a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration, outlined in the ...

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Access To Gig Economy May Spur Small Business Creation, Study Finds

Access to the gig economy may help facilitate the creation of new businesses, according to a new study. The gig (or short-term job) market is often more transitory than the traditional freelancing market. The flexibility and low barrier to entry ...

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Omicron Reverses Small Business Recovery

Despite recently reported peaks in several Omicron surges, this latest COVID variant continues to worry small business owners, many of whom experienced a recovery reversal this month. Omicron has already left its mark on 53% of small business owners in ...

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Three Cybersecurity Steps for Your Small Business

Every reader of the technology press has read many scare stories about cybersecurity, ransomware, and hacking. The tragedy is that the majority of the threats are real, and stories of businesses going bankrupt after an attack are usually true. Rather ...

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