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Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Why Shop Small? The COVID-19 pandemic altered a lot of ways we shop. When we couldn’t roam around stores, we got accustomed to ordering online and having packages shipped to our doorsteps. Communities of all sizes saw a hit, with an estimated 50% of small businesses closing across the world. Now more than ever, our local economies need a big boost. Here’s what that looks...

Growing Your Business: 9 Tips for Opening a New Location

You started your business with a dream. A vision for the future. And there’s no satisfaction like watching that dream come to fruition. If business is booming and all your hard work is finally paying off, it’s natural to think about expansion. But how do you know when the timing is right to open a new location? The truth is, there can be danger in...

8 Things to Consider When Building Your Business Succession Plan

Long days. Sleepless nights. Laughter and tears. No, we’re not talking about parenthood. We’re talking about owning a business (though some might refer to their business venture as their “baby”). You’ve spent your life building and growing your business, whether you started out on your own or took over the family enterprise. And while you’ve worked hard to get to where you are today, do...

So You’re Hiring Your First Employee

Should I hire an employee or contractor? If you need help building your business, there are two ways to hire an extra set of hands – adding an employee or signing an independent contractor. While there are pros and cons to both, it’s important to understand the difference. Employee: An employee is hired to work for your company on a full- or part-time basis. This...

11 Curbside Pickup Tips for Your Business

Use technology to your advantage. One reason a customer will choose to place a curbside pickup order is because it’s a convenient way to shop. But if they find it difficult to order online, or experience long wait times when they arrive at your business, it’s unlikely they’ll try the service again. To help reduce customer frustrations, do a quick audit of your e-commerce resources:...