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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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How to Reduce the High Costs in Your Construction Business

By | Bento Tips, Construction, Small Business

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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5 Reasons Why Your Employees Will Love the New Bento App

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Corporate Debit Card, Mobile, Software

Empowered Employees Are Happy Employees Are Productive Employees What makes your employees happy? While the conventional wisdom attributes employee satisfaction to a fat paycheck, it’s not always the case. As per a recent study, economists at the University of Warwick discovered employee happiness could lead to a 12% increase in overall productivity. When it comes to the employee satisfaction index in a small business setting, business expenses play a crucial role in empowering employees. When…

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How to Prevent Employee Theft and Manage Your Expenses Easier

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Company News, Corporate Debit Card

Managing a business or even just its finances is time-consuming and prone to a lot of headaches—employee theft, lost receipts, expense leaks, expense reports, etc. We know how much you’d love to spend time with your family or even grow your business, but the truth is your working hours don’t allow much free time. Isn’t there an easier way? A cost-efficient solution to managing expenses? Introducing Employee Expense Cards Yes, you can now say goodbye to…

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How to Prevent Employee Theft in Your Construction Business

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Construction, Employee Theft

Employee theft isn’t necessarily very common, but in some cases, it’s good to have some sort of plan to prevent it or deal with it once it’s happened. The best defense is of course having good, trustworthy employees. However, larger companies have a harder time getting to know all of of their employees. If you do happen to have any issues with employee theft, or think that it could end up being a problem, here…

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How to Keep Your Construction Business Busy During the Winter

By | Bento Tips, Construction, Marketing

The winter season brings its usual slow onset of business, but it doesn’t mean contractors have to go into hibernation. There are plenty of opportunities to stay busy and be profitable in the offseason Being able to maximize your business’ effectiveness during the offseason for any contractor or company is one of the pillars of a long and profitable career. There are many companies who deserve credit for having honed a razor sharp sense of…

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Is Your Current Expense Management System Allowing Employee Theft? Probably.

By | Accounting, Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Finance

Top Expense Management Problems & One Solution As a business owner, cash flow is always top of mind. You set rules and processes in place to ensure that every dime that comes in and out is accounted for – yet somehow cash still slips through the cracks. A significant amount of this leakage is due to intentional or unintentional employee theft, and it adds up to $50 billion per year for businesses in the US….

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How Big Data Can Help You get a Small Business Loan

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Finance

< Non-traditional Ways That Banks Rate Your Creditworthiness If you’re looking to get a small business loan, it’s time to take down those photos of you drinking the tequila worm in Cabo on your Facebook page. As small business lending moves away from traditional institutions such as banks, alternative lenders are looking more and more at alternative sources of information to determine financial responsibility. And your social media footprint is just a small piece of...

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4 Ideas to Increase Valentine’s Day Sales

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card

Get Creative With Your Valentine’s Day Specials Ah, Valentine’s Day – the day you show your loved one how much they mean to you… and the day for whopping sales. With people all over the country looking to buy that perfect something for their significant other, it’s the perfect day for you to increase your sales. We’ve put together a few tips to make the most of this holiday. Offer Valentine’s Day sales If you…

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Why Can’t Banks Innovate?

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Finance

Banking Innovation: Startup & Big Bank Synergy Banks run into a bit of a conundrum when it comes to innovating. Essentially, the problem is that the institution of banking has one rule: avoid risk. This is a big hurdle when considering innovation, which is fraught with risk-taking. Innovation can even be a little scary when it comes to banks, as we don’t want a bunch of committees innovating with our money. So, do we even need…

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