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28 Jan

Time Theft: What It Is and How to Prevent It
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Companies of all sizes can suffer large financial losses from the simple concept of time theft. Time theft is when an employee receives pay for work they haven’t actually completed. It can take many shapes and forms and is not just limited to employees; employers can also enact time theft. Time theft can refer to a wide variety of things such as, showing up five minutes late to work or checking your latest Facebook notifications. Wasted time can really add up and the American Payroll Association reports that time theft...

21 Jan

A Guide to Doing Business Internationally: Currency, Processing Payments, & Foreign Exchange
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Welcome to our final post of our three part series, A Guide to Doing Business Internationally. Throughout this series we have been discussing the many challenges that a business can face when expanding to an international level, and some tips that will help your business succeed. Money is one of the most complicated aspects of business no matter where you are located. Without understanding the different facets of currency and payment processing, your business may have a hard time finding success internationally. Does your business: understand the valuation differences between currencies...

14 Jan

A Guide to Doing Business Internationally: Shipping & Delivery, Tariffs & Customs
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Welcome to our second post of our three part series, A Guide to Doing Business Internationally. Throughout this series we will be discussing the many problems that a business can run into when expanding to an international level, and some tips that will help your business succeed. Shipping and customs can be a huge thorn in any business’s side. Without knowing what the rules are when shipping a product, or having a reliable shipping service, your international business endeavors could end quickly. Before expanding into another country, your business needs to...

7 Jan

A Guide to Doing Business Internationally: Language, Culture, and Time Zones
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Welcome to our first post of our three part series, A Guide to Doing Business Internationally. Throughout this series we will be discussing the many problems that a business can run into when expanding to an international level, and some tips that will help your business succeed. When you start thinking about expanding your business to different countries around the world, you may find that there are many barriers that you would not have encountered back home. Without knowing what these barriers are and how to deal with them, your international...

29 Oct

Customer Engagement: 5 Reasons You Need a Blog for Your Business
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Blogs are often looked down on as a place for amateurs to share their opinions on any topic. In actuality business blogging has become one of the most important marketing tools for any business. Blogging can be a great way to increase potential sales, customer interaction, and your customer base at a very low cost. Below are 5 reasons why you need a blog for your business: 1. Talk to Your Customers Blogging has become one of the best customer engagement tools out there. Readers can comment on your posts and you...

29 Sep

Email 101: The Benefits & Risks to Email Marketing Selection for Small Businesses
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E-mail Marketing can be critical in helping a business grow. According to emailexpert.org the average return for every $1 spent on email marketing is $44.25. While that return can be exciting, it is crucial that business owners market their emails correctly. As email-marketing-reports.com reported, there are 247 billion emails sent every day, so it is important that emails stand out and go to the right people. Making the wrong choice when it comes to marketing e-mails can lead to a business's email being blacklisted and blocked. Joining forces with the...