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Three Tips to Help Small Businesses Not Fall Victim to Scams

Jesse Von Feldt Small business owners have a lot on their plate, but fighting fraud should be a priority. Fraudsters often pretend to be someone you can trust and create a sense of urgency to act quickly. For example, a ...

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Small Business Hiring, Wages Hold Steady in November, Survey Shows

The rate of job growth and hourly earnings growth held relatively steady at U.S. small businesses in November, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.  The Small Business Jobs Index moderated slightly -0.05 percent from the ...

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Marketing Tips to Avoid Greenwashing Accusations

A former Federal Trade Commission official offered attendees at the International Sleep Products Assn. Sustainability Conference here strategies on how to avoid legal wranglings with the Federal Trade Commission over greenwashing claims. Leonard Gordon, chair of the advertising and marketing group ...

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How Small Businesses Can Buffer Inflation by Joining a GPO

This column is a shout out to businesses worried about inflation, particularly small businesses. There is one action you can take right away to help ease inflationary pressure and your anxiety. Typically, business news focuses on the ABCs — Amazon ...

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Why Small Businesses Are Cutting Back on Hiring Now

The labor shortage may not be a problem for some small businesses, including furniture retailers, who are putting the brakes on hiring, according to a blog from Alignable citing its 2022 Holiday Hiring Poll.

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Amazon Is Getting Sued for Blocking Price Competition

The state of California is suing Amazon for allegedly forcing its third-party sellers to enter into unfair price agreements and thereby stifling competition and raising prices across the state.

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Pivoting to Success in the Government Marketplace

When the economic future seems stormy for small businesses, pivoting your business model  to sell services or products to the Maryland State Government or the Federal Government and all of the related agencies can be a viable and profitable alternative marketplace for Maryland business owners.

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Small Businesses Don’t Have to Be Big to Hire a CFO

When it comes to what type of business needs a chief financial officer (CFO) – the highest-ranking finance professional in an organization – there is no cookie-cutter answer.

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