Tag Archives: BUSINESSES

6 Reasons Small Businesses May Need to Change Banks

Do you know how some people are quick to purchase those novel kitchen gadgets in a TV infomercial? Well, there were a handful of years when I got excited about new banking options and opened a bunch of savings accounts with different banks. Just like people found uses for those “As Seen on TV” gadgets, I found ways to justify ... Read More »

Area businesses thrive on Small Business Saturday

Local Bristol shop owner Hugh Testerman welcomed guests at Blakley-Mitchell on Saturday as residents and out-of-town visitors shopped small. Testerman, who owns the Blakley-Mitchell men’s clothier on State Street in Bristol, Virginia, was busy Saturday, fitting customers for new outfits. Each Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers visit small businesses to support their local communities. It’s part of Small Business Saturday, which ... Read More »

10 Sources of Custom Gift Cards for Small Businesses

With the holidays approaching, now is a great time for businesses to start thinking about tapping into the $124 billion-a-year gift card industry. Gift cards have long been an effective way to boost holiday sales. For small businesses unsure where to start with the marketing and selling of gift cards, fortunately there are a whole host of gift card tools available ... Read More »

Cloud Tech Has Small Accounting Businesses Optimistic about the Future

The cloud is transforming the accounting industry and the role of the CPA and right now, they’re feeling pretty optimistic about their future. Right Networks Cloud Impact Survey A survey from Right Networks found that well over half of the 364 small accounting businesses and other accounting pros polled were optimistic, in some way, about the economy. While more than half were “cautiously ... Read More »

UK businesses urge government to reach Brexit transition deal

LONDON, OCT 23:   The British government must act urgently to secure a Brexit transition deal or risk losing jobs and investment in the country, business leaders representing millions of workers are due to warn. In a draft letter due to be sent to Brexit minister David Davis, Britain’s five leading business organisations said a deal to provide a status quo ... Read More »

Where Small Businesses Affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season Can Turn for Funding

Businesses in several states and territories are struggling to recover after recent hurricanes. Harvey, Irma, Jose and Nate all had an impact on residents and businesses in the U.S. And for small businesses especially, recovery can be a lengthy process. But the early stages of recovery can be critical for small businesses. If you wait too long to secure financing and ... Read More »

ADP Reports Overall Job Losses at Small Businesses for First Time This Year

Small businesses are seeing overall job losses for the first time this year, but the news is not all bad. September 2017 ADP Small Business Report According to the September 2017 ADP Small Business Report small businesses lost 7,000 jobs overall last month. This is the first month this year that ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) is reporting job losses rather than large job gains at ... Read More »

New Tools from LiveChat, Zoho Can Make Chat Easier for Businesses

The ability to chat in real time can make communicating with both customers and team members much easier for small businesses. This week, a pair of new offerings were announced that could make an impact in this area. First, LiveChat teamed up with BotEngine to create chat bots that can be available to customers anytime. And Zoho unveiled its new ... Read More »

Godrej Agrovet: The challenge of varied businesses under one roof

At the core, Godrej Agrovet has its animal feed business which generated 53% of revenue last fiscal. Its crop protection and oil palm business generated 15% and 10% revenue, respectively. Graphic by Subrata Jana/Mint Godrej Industries Ltd, the promoter of Godrej Agrovet Ltd, is listing its unit at an opportune time. As Sharekhan Ltd points the listing will help unlock ... Read More »

Concur Hipmunk Helps Small Businesses Manage Travel Expenses

Concur Hipmunk has announced a new lightweight travel and expense solution for small businesses. Built on top of the technology from Hipmunk, Concur Expense, and TripLink, it will provide access and visibility with basic tools for managing travel programs. Businesses using cloud-based travel and expense platforms spend less time on travel planning and creating expense reports. Even though Concur works with ... Read More »