Nothing beats getting stuck in the slow-lane for the self-checkout machine—or in the endless loop of an automated phone system that keeps disconnecting you—to underline how much more convenient interacting with a real person can be. While automation saves businesses time and money, it also inflicts very real frustrations on everyday people who are forced
Social media marketing may feel daunting to some small-business owners — there’s a lot of competition in the race to gain followers and translate that into sales. Plus, when you’re just starting out, it may not always be in the budget to hire someone to create content for you. Mastercard conducted research to learn what
Has your business become a little boring? I think most entrepreneurs share my passion for shaking things up. But, if you need some prodding, here are 10 simple ways to make changes to your life and business that will grow your company, too. 1. Update the technology you use in your business Did you know
We all know that technology and the internet have “leveled the playing field” in a variety of ways, and perhaps one of the most powerful of these is access to automation. It wasn’t that long ago when only the big players could truly automate business processes. Today, everyone from the wannabe entrepreneur launching a new
Establishing business credit is an important step for some small business owners. If you want to obtain a business loan or simply separate your personal credit from your business credit, you need to work on establishing and building your score. Some lenders may even require or prefer that you have a business credit score. The
A business credit card can be much more than a convenient way to pay for purchases. These cards can also provide lucrative rewards, superior fraud protection, and smooth out cash flow. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Small Business Credit Survey, 52% of firms with 1 to 499 employees use credit cards on a regular basis.