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6 Ways to Improve Your Profit Margins

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One of the problems that plagues every business is low-profit margins. Dwindling profit margins can be attributed to reasons ranging from fewer sales to higher operational costs. The truth is many inexperienced businesses are simply unable to keep a tight hold of their gross profits – profits that remain after you have sold the products to your customers. By learning how to price your products, manage your inventory and handle your gross profits, you can…

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Personal vs Business Expenses – Can I Deduct This?

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Knowing how to differentiate between your personal and business expenses can save you not only money on tax payments, but from any potential errors which might land you in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you’re an incorporated business, deducting expenses helps reduce your business taxes. If you’re a sole proprietor, it helps you decrease your regular income as well as your self-employment tax. While the IRS offers both personal and business deductions,…

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When is Small Business Saturday 2016? – Everything You Need to Know

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Observed on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day every year, Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday that falls between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the busiest shopping periods of the year. For 2016, Small Business Saturday has been scheduled on November 29th, the Saturday post Black Friday. A Brief History of Small Business Saturday Started in 2010 by the American Express, Small Business Saturday is essentially an acknowledgement to the significant role small…

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Small Business Saturday Marketing Ideas

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Pioneered by American Express corporation in 2010, Small Business Saturday was created in support of the brick and mortar businesses. It’s held on the Saturday right after Thanksgiving. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a huge opportunity for big shopping malls and e-commerce sites to pull in customers, Small Business Saturday offers small and medium businesses an enormous platform to entice quite a few customers around the holiday season to visit, primarily, their physical…

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Pest Control Conferences, Events & Trade Shows in 2017

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Conferences, events, and workshops are great tools for any pest management professional to hone their professional skills, network with peers and learn from industry leaders. If you find it hard to find the right event or workshop related to your industry, here’s a list of top conferences, events, and workshops scheduled to be held in 2017. January Events Event Name: Purdue Pest Management Conference 2017 Location: West Lafayette, Indiana Start Date: January 9-11, 2017 Description:…

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2016/2017 Moving Company Conferences, Events & Trade Shows

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Conferences and trade shows are valuable opportunities for professionals in the moving and logistics marketplace to sharpen their skills and grow their network. It’s where they can exchange their ideas and learn from leading industry professionals while connecting with peers. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular moving company conferences, events and trade shows for you. SIRVA Annual Convention October 24, 2016 thru October 26, 2016 Organized by SIRVA, the SIRVA Annual…

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6 Ways to Improve your Moving Company’s Cash Flow

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The moving and storage industry is a staggering $15 billion industry in the United States, with a whopping 42 million families using some moving company for relocation. While the stats sound pretty exciting, managing finances in a moving company is quite challenging unless you make the right “moves”. In this post, you are going to learn some effective tips on how to manage your day-to-day operations and ameliorate your cash flow. Lease a Truck A truck…

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Leasing vs. Buying Vehicles: Which is best for your company?

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As a business owner, having at least one company vehicle can help you effectively run your business. However it’s a controversial topic whether it’s more cost-efficient to lease or buy a vehicle. This often leads to an analysis-paralysis—a term in which you over-analyze something that makes you fail to make a quick, important decision. We hope this article helps you weigh both sides and make a quick, tactful decision. Owning company vehicles can help save…

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7 Smart Ways for Your Small Business to Reduce Costs

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Small businesses often struggle with generating income as well as reducing costs. It’s really hard to survive the fast-paced competitive SMB environment and every small business owner knows that. Ask yourself and answer honestly: are you effectively taking time to reduce your business costs? As an owner of a small business, your primary goal is to maintain a healthy cash flow and, at the same time, reduce expenses involved in the business. Still, no matter how…

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How to Reduce the High Costs in Your Construction Business

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If you’re venturing into the construction business, expect everything to cost a lot of money. That’s why high capital is usually required when starting a business in the construction industry. Even if you have a huge capital, reducing the high costs of your construction business is still a must. Truth be told, you’ll encounter a lot of expected and unexpected costs that you need to take care of as soon as possible. Struggling to reduce…

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