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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 25 April, 2015, 10:56 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. CYBERSECURITY & ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS Is Your Business EMV Ready?, SBE Council/BarbaraWeltman. “From the merchant perspective, changing to EMV-acceptance terminals is necessitated by a shift in liability that’s about to occur. At present, […]

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For Great Twitter Engagement, Pretend You’re in a Granite State Coffee Shop

By at 23 April, 2015, 1:48 pm

By: Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert- As you have probably noticed, we’re heading into a presidential election cycle and that means we’ll be getting about 72X the news stories out of New Hampshire than we normally receive. One of the things I like best about this season, is when candidates and reporters head into […]

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Are You Ready for EMV?

By at 23 April, 2015, 9:04 am

By Barbara Weltman- No, this is not a brand of car or model type. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, is a chip-and-pin technology for credit/debit cards. Also referred to as smart cards, EMV technology replaces the current strip that appears at the back of cards in the United States (Europe and most […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 11 April, 2015, 9:20 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. TWO IN ONE LESSON Meet the 67 Year Old App Developer Set to List His Startup on the ASX, BRW. Two lessons in this piece – Number One: You are never too […]

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Four Tips To Prevent and Handle Workplace Conflict

By at 30 March, 2015, 9:26 pm

April is Workplace Conflict Awareness Month.  Spotting and successfully working through conflict makes for a more effective and high-performing workplace. By Susan Solovic One out of five people working in every office is a pain. Look around. If the next four people you see are great folks, it could be you. Okay, I made up […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 28 March, 2015, 9:10 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. FINANCE & ACCESS TO CAPITAL Startup Equity 101, Startups.co. “Equity investment means you’re trading funding for a stake in your company. Unlike a debt provider like a bank or lender, an equity […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 21 March, 2015, 11:28 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, business news stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. IDEAS & INNOVATION Investors Back Pet Sitters in Search for Next Sharing Success, Bloomberg. “Some investors fueling the competition between ride-sharing services Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are supporting rivals in pet-sitting, seen […]

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Buy or Lease Your Next Business Vehicle?

By at 16 March, 2015, 4:28 pm

by Barbara Weltman- Last year was the best year for the automotive industry since 2005, with more than 16.4 million vehicles sold. This year is expected to be even better, with new models and generous financing offers attracting attention. If you’re in the market for a new car, truck, or van for your business, decide […]

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Ideas and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs: Try Piggybacking

By at 11 March, 2015, 11:07 am

By Susan Solovic- A friend of mine likes to watch the gold mining shows on cable television. He recently noted how the miners are lucky to break even each year, but the guys who lease heavy equipment and sell replacement parts are making out like bandits. That story is as old as the California Gold […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 7 March, 2015, 10:32 am

The past week’s “How To” articles, business news stories and educational resources recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan.   At one Philly pizza parlor, customers can “pay it forward,” Upworthy. “Mason Wartman abandoned his life on Wall Street to start a pizza shop. Everything was normal until a customer gave Mason an idea […]

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