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A Labor Day To-Do List for Small Businesses

By | Event Planning, Marketing, Small Business, Strategy

Labor Day, which coincides with the end of summer, reminds us to enjoy one more long weekend vacation, picnic or parade before the weather cools. However, the cherished holiday continues to serve an important purpose—celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers. According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 159.8 million wage and salary workers in the country as of May 2017. For most American SMBs, Labor Day can be a chance for both reflection and transition….

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Independent Retailer Month: Tips to Prepare for the Campaign

By | Small Business, Strategy

The Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that celebrates and highlights the US indie retail industry throughout July every year. Small and independent retailers play a crucial role in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and the retail sector as a whole. Indeed, small and independent retailers drive the US economy as they account for an estimated 11.5 million jobs, i.e., 40% of the total jobs in the US retail industry….

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Accounting Professionals: Don’t Miss These Upcoming Conferences

By | Accounting, Bento Tips, Education, Event Planning, Finance, Growth

Thanks to the technological revolutions over the recent years, the accounting industry has witnessed a paradigm shift in processes and practices. Whether you’re a professional bookkeeper, accountant, CPA executive or business finance professional, you should upgrade your professional skills throughout your career to sustain growth and avoid stagnation. These days, that often includes keeping your accounting technology relevant and effective. Attending popular accounting conferences is not only a great way to network and get the…

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3 Reasons Why Corporate Credit Cards are So Popular These Days

By | Business Prepaid Debit Card, Corporate Debit Card

Advancement in payment technologies has made it easier for businesses to conduct their day-to-day financial operations. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, an increasing number of companies are now offering their employees corporate credit cards for simpler expense tracking and savings from suppliers. A recent survey by Strategic Treasurer, the “2017 B2B Payments & Working Capital Management Survey”, revealed an increasing acceptance of corporate employee expense cards among companies these days. Here are two interesting…

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How to Do Small Business Payroll

By | Accounting, Guest Post, Small Business

Hiring employees is exciting. It means you’ve learned how to successfully start a small business, and now your company is growing. Hiring employees also means you have new employer responsibilities. Not only do you have to manage workers, but you also have to start running payroll. Kaylee Riley from Patriot Software, LLC. wrote this helpful post on how to do small business payroll. Read on! Setting Up Payroll Before you can run payroll, you have to collect information…

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Bento for Business gets two software awards from FinancesOnline

By | Accounting, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Company News, Finance

We’re happy to announce that Bento for Business scored big in a recent analysis by trusted B2B directory FinancesOnline.com. Reviewers gave their double thumbs up, scoring us an 8.0 out of 10 with a user satisfaction rating of 94%. They noted how our prepaid cards and expense management platform make it easy for business owners to control employee spending, prevent cash leaks, trim down operational costs, and make expense management more transparent. Additionally, we received the 2017 Rising Star Award and Great User Experience Award in FinancesOnline’s best expenses management software category. Experts…

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5 Negotiating Tips for Construction Loan Financing

By | Company News

If you’re in the commercial real estate business, you know it is extremely crucial to attract funding to your operations and sustain your cashflow. In order to grow your construction business steadily and expand your operations, you must explore opportunities to get construction loan financing. As a contractor, your options include a line of credit, bonding, and bank loans. However, you should be familiar with the best practices of negotiating a construction loan, which can…

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Freedom for SMB’s: What the 4th of July Means to Small Business Owners

By | Company News

The 4th of July is here – it’s the right time for businesses to reflect upon their success and appreciate the freedom they enjoy. While freedom is the most basic human right every American cherishes in their daily life, it’s often underappreciated by the business owners. According to The Freedom Report, high-freedom companies have been found to have dramatically outperformed the competition in terms of financial results, innovation and long-term success. Small business owners can…

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How to Host a Successful Corporate Event with a Small Budget: 7 Money-saving Tips

By | Company News

Hosting a successful corporate event requires a great deal of planning, proper allocation of resources, choosing the best people for individual assignments, and, of course, a budget that offers you ample freedom to execute your ideas. However, you won’t necessarily get that freedom every time, which give you an opportunity to go creative and prove your event planning skills. Here are a few even planning best practices that can help you host an event with a…

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How to Plan Events Like a Pro: 4 Best Event Management Practices

By | Company News

Event management is a stressful job. It requires a great deal of planning, coordination, and attention to detail to ensure everything goes just as planned. Those countless tasks, daunting deadlines and the growing expectations of your guests can take their toll on you, leaving you stressed out. It’s no wonder why Event Coordinator was rated as the 5th most stressful job in 2017 according to the Annual CareerCast.com 2017 report. To put this into perspective,…

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