What SBMs Can Learn from This Expense Management Survey

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Conventional wisdom says extensive expense reporting is only applicable to large businesses. However, recent surveys reveal small businesses can also benefit from streamlining their expense reporting tools as well. According to Certify, a cloud-based expense management software solutions provider, companies now spend as much as 10-12% of their total annual revenues on travel and entertainment. As a small business, keeping track of your daily expenses can be a complicated process, but it’s imperative nonetheless. By…

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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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