Business Success Strategies

September 3rd, 2020 by

By Barbara Weltman– COVID-19 triggered stay-at-home orders, business closures, and government shutdowns. To try to preserve jobs and save businesses, federal policy created various tax credits to help employers and employees weather the pandemic. Some comparable tax breaks have been provided to self-employed individuals. And there’s an opportunity to defer a portion employment taxes. Here […]

September 3rd, 2020 by

Consumers ‘Like’ Shopping on Social Media by Rieva Lesonsky- The Bazaarvoice blog recently reported on a new survey conducted by Influenster showing how shopping behaviors have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly when it comes to social selling in the North American (NA) market. Customers are scrolling and shopping—54% of NA survey respondents say they’d shop on social […]

August 26th, 2020 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Legal terminology is bantered about among lawyers, but business owners should be aware of certain legal terms and how they may affect a company’s obligations. It can impact whether you’re liable for contract performance, debts, or other obligations. You don’t have to go to law school to know where you stand; just read […]

August 11th, 2020 by

  School Daze: New Rules for Back-to-School By Rieva Lesonsky- One of the biggest seasons for retailers is happening right now—back-to-school. But due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the back-to-school shopping season is going to look different than it normally does. According to PayPal, here’s what you need to know to prepare. PayPal just completed a survey of college […]

July 31st, 2020 by
July 20th, 2020 by

Here’s our weekly roundup of tips, content and events to help your small business navigate the COVID-19 economy, and thrive in the current environment. 6 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000, Crowdspring “What do Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Disney all have in common? If you guessed that they all started as home […]

July 19th, 2020 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- It is great to see the collective work of small businesses everywhere translate into high trust among the public in terms of their preference for shopping and where they feel safe. Years of Gallup surveys have found that small business only ranks second to the military in terms of […]

July 14th, 2020 by

By Rieva Lesonsky- The year is half over and almost any business forecast made early in 2020 is hopelessly out of date. Last February, eMarketer forecast retail sales in 2020 would grow 2.8% to $5.6 trillion. Then the coronavirus pandemic descended upon us and eMarketer revised its projections to a 10.5% decline in total U.S. retail sales […]

July 13th, 2020 by

  BY BARBARA WELTMAN Whether your bricks-and-mortar office or store has already reopened or is planning to, be sure to use the technology available to keep everyone—your employees and your customers, clients, and patients—safe. I’m not a health or tech expert and the field for COVID-19-related devices to help businesses is being expanded daily.  Here’s just […]

July 7th, 2020 by

  June 30th marks the mid-point of the calendar year and typically is a time to reflect on business thus far and what can be expected for the remainder of this year. But 2020 isn’t typical. For many businesses, the second quarter of 2020 has been dismal due to COVID-related stay-at-home and closure orders. But, […]

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