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Tips for Giving Your Small Business a Financial Spring Cleaning

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Spring cleaning your business essentially refers to streamlining all vital aspects of your business such as taking care of old bills, following up on overdue invoices, and taking stock of your long-term business plans. Not only does it help you stay prepared to face the contingencies, it helps you save costs in the long run as well. For example, if a company with $30,000 monthly operational costs is able to streamline its operation and reduce…

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Why Immigration is Crucial to Small Business Growth

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Immigrants have always been key to the American economy, significantly contributing to the country’s tax revenue and total economic output. A report (Center for Immigration Studies) by Harvard states, in 2013, immigrants added $1.6 trillion to total US gross domestic product. According to a study by Small Business Administration, which was based on an estimate from 2000 US Census data, immigrant business owners made remarkable contributions to business income, generating $67 billion of the $577…

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Why Video Conferencing Makes Your Office Communications More Human

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The dynamics of office communications have evolved over the years, inspiring technological innovations for a better experience. While emails continue to remain an effective mode of business communication for many, tools like Slack and Highfive are also gaining ground in the modern business world today. According to research, a mind-boggling 2.4 million emails are sent every second which explains why so many companies lose productive hours, buried under piles of emails. Meanwhile, video conferencing tools…

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How Coupa and Concur are Changing Business Travel

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There are many reasons why your employees may be dissatisfied with your company – expense mismanagement is one of them. Managing employee expenses is one of the most challenging aspects of modern business operations. While many companies have clunky and error-prone expense report forms, others have confusing employee travel policies and tardy reimbursement processes. From the company’s standpoint too, managing expense reports could be a rather tedious job. Missing expense reports could mean financial loss…

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Administrative Professionals Day: How Bento Helps Admins Live Easier

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Administrative Professionals Day celebrates the role of office admins in the modern day business, including secretaries, receptionists, HR professionals and many others who serve as the pulse of any office they work for. Also known as Secretaries’ Day or Admin Day, Administrative Professionals Day is observed on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week, which is on the last full week of April. Even as administrative professionals work hard to help run the day-to-day office affairs…

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How to Use Slack for Better Communication

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Slack is a modern collaborative communication tool which simplifies day-to-day team communications, messaging and sharing of ideas. It’s an acronym that stands for Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge. With over 2.5 million active users, Slack is gradually becoming an effective alternative to email clients and other conventional communication tools. Slack’s massive popularity can be easily attributed to its ability to offer a platform for group chat channels and seamless integration with third-party services….

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How to Add Fun and Humor to Your Business

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The conventional wisdom says, “Work hard and play hard”. In the modern business environment, however, the motto has undergone a massive transformation. As businesses have become more competitive, and treading a work-life tightrope has taken its toll on everyone, companies are now coming up with innovative ways to beat the inevitable stress and make work more fun. Some of the tech brands have emphasised on infusing fun and levity into their work ambience, allowing everyone…

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5 Ways Modern Technology has Transformed the Fleet Operations

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The trucking industry in the United States has embraced technology, reducing their operational costs and improving efficiency. As per a survey of fleet operator interest in MRM (Mobile Resource Management) systems and services, over 75% of the fleet operations using GPS fleet management services were highly satisfied. Apart from saving costs, more than 37% of the 500 fleet operators using GPS management cited monitoring driving performance and safety as a top benefit. Likewise, over 54%...
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5 Ways Real Estate Managers Use Technology to Boost Business and Deliver Value

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Real estate has been one of the most competitive markets and challenging businesses to run over the years. However, thanks to recent technological innovations, property managers and tenants both have benefited from using technology to make their job easier. According to a survey by ApartmentFinder.com, 4 out of 10 renters used a mobile device in their apartment search and nearly half of the respondents considered using mobile as essential to property hunting. While renters use…

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4 Ways Businesses Can Learn from Their Customers’ Feedback

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Keeping tabs on customers’ sentiments is a critical component of running a successful business today, as a majority of the consumers turn to online reviews and social media buzz to make an informed decision. Staying on the top of the conversation that goes around your brand helps you mitigate any potential damages and positions your brand as an entity that cares about its customers. According to surveys on customer satisfaction and loyalty, 96% of your…

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