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Merchant account chargebacks are a dreaded event for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Chargebacks are basically transactions that are disputed by cardholders, resulting in a reversal of original amount that was credited to your business. They are expensive, time consuming, subject to fraud and just downright annoying. more
When angel investors put money into a business they’re generally laying their own cash on the line. So they’re careful about what businesses they back. more
Dozens of online business directories carry profiles of millions of small businesses. These include major search firms such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Internet yellow pages, social media sites and dozens of smaller players. more
Employers across Rhode Island should begin to revise their employment manuals, policies and information brochures in preparation for new statewide employee-leave requirements going into effect on Jan. 1. more
If you’re like most small-business owners, you spend a large portion of your time trying to find new customers while providing great service to the ones you have. At the same time, you’re hustling to handle 101 day-to-day tasks required to run your business, and perhaps manage a team of employees or independent contractors as well. more
For millions of small businesses, a sales “pipeline” is tantamount to a business lifeline. Without a supply of new prospective customers or clients in various stages of conversion, your business can suffer long-term. That’s your pipeline. more
You’ve heard it many times before: “Knowledge is power.” But is it, really? What good is knowledge if you don’t put it to use? The real power is in execution, argues Brian Moran, CEO of The Execution Co., which works with business leaders and entrepreneurs to improve performance. more
One of California’s leading advocates for pension reform, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, has begun an uphill campaign to amend his state’s constitution so that governments there can make changes to employee retirement plans. If he succeeds with his voter initiative plan, his effort may spur movements to loosen pension protections in other states. more
Today’s business world is highly competitive and changing all the time. And for business owners, that means new ideas for adapting to change and beating the competition are essential to success. more
Social media has become a vital piece of marketing for small businesses. But many lack a specific strategy for using social media and end up with a scattershot approach that lacks punch. This misses a major opportunity to engage with customers and prospects and manage the business’ online reputation. more
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