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franchise
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Franchise or New Business: Which is Right for You?

Thinking of starting a business? Before you do, consider an option that gives you an established system and known brand: a franchise! There are many benefits to running a franchise, as there are benefits to starting a new business. The truth is, which one is right for you will depend on what your goals are...
Millennials
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Fake it Till You Make it: A Startup Guide for Millennials

Landing your first few clients is a challenge every new business owner has to face. This can be made even more difficult if you’re one of the many millennials taking on the world of entrepreneurship for the first time. You’re not only competing against those more experienced than you, but you’re likely being judged by...
Being an entrepreneur
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Preparing for the Unglamorous Side of Being an Entrepreneur

Despite what the media portrays, being an entrepreneur isn’t all glitz and glam. Actually, very little of it is. For every one grand scheme that takes off and flourishes, there are another dozen that will never see the light of day. It’s no secret that 50 percent of new businesses will fail within their first...
EMV chip cards
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Why Your Business Should Accept EMV Chip Cards

By now, you have probably heard the buzzwords “EMV,” “chip cards,” or “Fraud Liability Shift,” but do you really know what they mean? As a business owner, it’s critical for you to understand the importance of accepting EMV chip cards (chip-enabled credit and debit cards). We have put together the top reasons why International Bancard...
Payment acceptance
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Grow Your Business Through Payment Acceptance [Infographic]

Starting a business can be overwhelming and confusing. Do you know the steps to take to help grow your business? If you're looking to grow your business, consider payment acceptance through different channels. It's simple! By accepting credit cards, mobile payments, or even online payments, you can enjoy an increase in sales, which helps your business grow....
Business Mistakes
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6 Preventable New Business Mistakes

Mistakes happen. Whether this is your first new business venture or your fifth, there are bound to be problems. Below are six common mistakes new businesses make, and how you can plan for such situations: The Workspace A restaurant needs kitchen equipment. A gym needs workout equipment. On top of this, the workspace needs enough...
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Exercise Boring? Check Out what This Actress Turned Business Owner Did.

Feeling a little flabby and ready to get in shape for the holidays? Meet Judie Aronson, Founder of RockIt Body™ Pilates, www.rockitbodypilates.com/.  With some savvy marketing and a little luck, she turned her passion for a new type of workout into a successful business. Here's what Judie had to say:  Tell us about your background...
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Managing a mommy business…with 5 simple steps!

We are women. Watch us Manage! I have people ask me, usually men, how do you do it all? How do you take care of the family, and your business, and be so management oriented?  Did you study business management in college, get an MBA? No sir, I did not even finish high school. I...
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The Forgotten Secret to Startup Success

It's 10:00 a.m. in the middle of the work week, and your website just went down, a client wants a document in the next twenty minutes, the shipment you were expecting didn't arrive, you spilled mustard on your shirt five minutes before your big meeting, an employee is doing all of her holiday shopping during...
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Enough Doom and Gloom Already!

  For the last few weeks, it seems like there has been nothing but bad news. All of the radio and television reporters blast the latest unemployment stats, stock market dips and unrest in the world. It’s enough to turn you into a Scrooge this holiday season or make you cower in a corner with...