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Protect Your Business with Cash Management Services

As a small business owner, you know that technology has changed the way in which we get things done. Customers rarely use cash, mobile-friendly websites are expected, and having a social media presence is non-negotiable. So, why haven’t we all adopted electronic payments? A 2018 study by the AP & P2P Network found that 39% of business owners who make the majority of their payments by check today expect to only make 18% by check in the next three years. Coming in as the most dominant method: ACH ...
Tags: Business, Money, Customers, Right Now, Cash Management Services, AP P2P Network, Emily Dixon


How to Be Productive While Working From Home

Working from home sounds like a dream at first. You can wear comfy clothes, sleep in a little more than usual and always stay surrounded by the people and things you love the most. You quickly realize, though, that a WFH schedule comes with a custom set of drawbacks, too. You can feel constantly steeped in work, as though you can never make a break. There’s nothing to naturally split up your days, and work will start blending with life. And when you don’t have a boss eyeing you as you walk into ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Hollywood, Management, Brian, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, Brian Meert, Facebook Advertisemint


Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team and Why It’s Important

Diversity in the workplace makes sense for both business and moral reasons that cannot be ignored. As the country’s demographics become more diverse and markets expand globally, it’s vital for businesses to be able to understand and adequately serve people from different cultures and racial backgrounds. Angelica Nwandu goes over strategies that businesses can use for hiring a diverse team and why it is so important. What is Workplace Diversity? Before you put a plan in place to make your offic...
Tags: Business, Management, Refinery, Oprah, Forbes, Right Now, Angelica Nwandu, Nwandu


The Key to SMB Success: Why SMBs Must Adapt to a Digital Business Model

With uncertainty being the only constant in 2020, there are numerous unresolved disruptions to our familiar patterns. We don’t know when schools and offices will fully reopen or even when we’ll be able to comfortably embrace friends and loved ones. With change around every corner, adaptability is the key for success. And as our world continues to navigate the impact of COVID-19, SMBs need to adapt to become as digital as possible to encourage company growth. Here are three ways SMBs can adapt to...
Tags: Business, Technology, Lenovo, Right Now, SMB, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Panchenko Vladimir Shutterstock, COVID, Sanjeev Menon


The Benefit of Pursuing Software Development as a Hobby

As a result of the isolation measures that have taken place over the last few months, millions of people have taken up a new hobby or revisited old ones to pass the time spent in quarantine, whether that’s learning how to bake bread, starting up yoga, or learning a musical instrument. However, as workplaces slowly open up again and those hobbyists are left with fewer hours on their hands, one question will remain: Is my newfound hobby worth sticking to now I have less free time? One hobby that’s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Udemy, Right Now, Roman Samborskyi Shutterstock, Phil Alves, DevSquad Hobby


Color Comfort

By Rieva Lesonsky What colors will be hot in 2021? PureWow talked to a lot of industry experts to get the scoop. Erika Woelfel, the vp of color at Behr, told the newsletter they knew the colors for 2021 “needed to be grounded in what we’ve been craving: comfort and personalization.” Brown sugar beige: Beige is “poised to make a comeback” (ugh!) according to the color pros at Behr and PPG, but they describe it as a “softer” shade, more like “light brown sugar.” Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color ma...
Tags: Business, Trends, Marrakesh, Right Now, Purewow, Clare, Behr, PPG, Rieva Lesonsky, Dee Schlotter, Erika Woelfel, Behr Kalahari Sunset, Nocturne Blue and Royal Orchard, Schlotter


Get Back to Business Without Breaking Down

It’s essential to take steps to prevent equipment breakdowns and downtime before getting back to work. And don’t forget cyber security when restarting your business. Today’s business environment is increasingly unpredictable. At a moment’s notice, we must adjust, or even shut down equipment and operations to respond to changing demands. Now, as states around the country continue to ease restrictions over the COVID-19 virus, more businesses are preparing to restart or expand their activities. You...
Tags: Business, Technology, Management, Right Now, HSB, William P Murphy


10 Ways to Create a Perfect Home Office

Working from home has become the new normal for business owners and employees alike as a result of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This arrangement aims to limit physical contact and mass gatherings that could lead to an increase in virus transmission. Now, as you forcibly enter this new set up, preparing your home to get the office-vibes while working, matters for productivity. Don’t worry it is possible to make your home a better place to work remotely without exerting too m...
Tags: Business, Africa, Management, Chicago, Home Office, Northwestern University, Right Now, Don, Azalea, Office Equipment, COVID, Ways to Create a Perfect Home Office, Leila Amber, Knothome


Fostering a Company Culture of Ongoing Professional Growth

It’s 2 a.m., and Egor is staring at his phone intently on his couch at home. He’s finished a long day at his current job in finance and M&A, but he is eager to tap away on his phone, consuming python courses. His latest project required him to work with a team to help crunch some very large data sets from mobile network carriers. His firm brought in a team of data scientists to help his team make sense of the data. Over time as he continued to work with this team of data scientists, he realized ...
Tags: Business, Linkedin, Management, World Bank, Human Resources, Right Now, Jennifer, Egor, Yeva, Sololearn, Microsoft Company, Yeva Hyusyan


4 Make-Or-Break Customer Service Skills and How to Find Them

Poor customer service costs American businesses billions each year, while companies with friendly and attentive employees keep customers and attract new ones. Customer service personnel are the first point of contact with your company and can make or break your business. According to Ken, some of the top skills to look for include: Patience/Grace Under Pressure: Customers may be confused, frustrated or angry when they contact your company. Customer service staff must be able to handle stress, ...
Tags: Business, US, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Right Now, Ken, Make Or Break Customer Service Skills, Ken Crowell, Minerva Studio Shutterstock


3 Things to Know When Understanding Business Credit Scores

For small business owners, starting a business can be hard on the pockets. To be successful, some may use business credit cards to make purchases while establishing business credit. Questions that some may ask when thinking of obtaining a business credit card may be, “How will I build credit for my business?” or “Is building a credit rating for my business the same as building a personal credit score?” Small business owners can be just as confused on how to build and maintain business credit as ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Florida, Money, Orlando, Fico, Right Now, Small Business Administration, University of Central Florida, Dun Bradstreet, Equifax, Home Business Magazine, Equifax Experian, General Partnership, Dun Bradstreet PAYDEX, Olivier Le Moal Shutterstock


12 Project Management Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Tune Into

Best Podcast Listens There are many compelling reasons business owners seek project management services. One of them is to ensure that their time and focus are geared towards outputs in line with their business’s strategy. Entrepreneurs of all business shapes and sizes can benefit a great deal in project management. But not everyone will have enough resources to hire project managers. If you’re an entrepreneur, this doesn’t mean you can’t harness project management benefits. All you need is to l...
Tags: Business, Time Limit, Right Now, Andy Kaufman, PMI, Bill Yates, Peter Taylor, Hot Topics, Kate Anderson, Cornelius Fichtner, Project Management Podcast, Project Management Happy Hour, Kim Essendrup, Minutes Project Management Podcast, Andy Crowe, Project Management Office Hours Bringing


How to Strengthen Your SEO Strategy to Improve Visibility and Sales

Are you looking for how to improve your SEO strategy to drive more web traffic? Are you wondering how to revamp your SEO strategy for more online visibility and higher search ranking? This article is right for you. A digital marketing campaign without a stable SEO strategy is like driving on an unfamiliar road without a roadmap. Your success becomes slim since you won’t find your way. Hence, SEO is the tool that lets consumers find you organically online. Moreover, the constant change in Google ...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Google My Business, Orbit Media Studios, Moss Clement, Moss Media, Google Structured Data Markup Helper, Writers Per Hour Moss, Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagram SEO


5 Key Technologies Helping Small Businesses To Thrive Despite COVID-19

The worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19 is forcing everyone to reevaluate and reorient the way they live their lives and do business. Small businesses have been some of the hardest hit as a result of mandatory lockdown orders, stalled reopenings, and fluctuating virus numbers.  Despite the rip-roaring rise of online commerce, the truth is that 90 percent of all U.S. commerce takes place in the real world. People still largely work, play, and live their lives in the physical world. B...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Business, Square, Stephen, Texas Tech University, Right Now, Wright, Stephen Wright, COVID, Netflix Hulu Disney Barre Classes, Social Media E Commerce Payment Processing Cloud, Paypal Venmo Cash App Zelle, Wright Business Technologies, Texas Tech University Open


5 Ways to Use Empathy Marketing to Connect with Your Audience

We remember brands because of how they make us feel. They can give us a sense of belonging, provide solutions, and even profoundly impact our lives. As our world became affected by COVID-19, we’ve seen businesses and individuals struggle with life-changing situations. How we communicate about our brand moving forward is crucial — we need empathy marketing. Empathy marketing isn’t about feeling pity for your audience; it’s about using visual and verbal language that acknowledges feelings, needs, ...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, USA People, COVID, Nicte Cuevas, Nicte Creative Design


4 Solutions to the Challenge of Training Workers Across International Borders

As global economies become increasingly intertwined, more and more businesses are working with international teams. In 2015, foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States. Drawing workers from across the globe gives brands access to an enormous talent pool, offset hours of operation, and the opportunity to build diverse and creative solutions through a huge variety of perspectives. With all of the benefits of a global team, there are bound to be some drawbacks. One co...
Tags: Business, Management, United States, Right Now, Julian, Roman Samborskyi Shutterstock, Julian Dable


Equipping Any Business for the Future of Work

When offices shuttered across the country at the onset of the pandemic, there was little time for businesses to plan for the new way of working. Many quickly adopted new technologies and employees built their home office spaces. Now, the future of work is being reimagined. Commercial real estate is in flux, and businesses are deciding between a return to the office, a hybrid approach, or full-on remote work. Video conferencing and virtual meetings are at an all-time high. With billions of meetin...
Tags: Business, Technology, Microsoft, Right Now, Andrew Gross, Fishtech Group, Cyber Defense Centers, UC Enterprise, Crestron Electronics Andrew, Crestron Flex


10 Ways to Connect With Your Target Audience Through Your Website

We’re living in the digital era and it’s no secret that a company’s website is the heart of their online presence. With the growing popularity of online engagement with customers, more and more brands are investing time and effort into building a website, which is sure to engage and attract customers. Did you know that a study revealed that 75% of consumers make judgements about a brands’ credibility and reputation based on their company’s website performance and design. Hence, it’s imperative t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Sales & Marketing, Cta, Right Now, Don, Jay Conrad Levinson, Aslam, Aslam Multani, Multidots Inc


Common Startup Expenses Any New Business Owner Should be Aware of

According to research, the average UK startup budgets £5,000 to launch and spends £22,756 in their first year. However, as only 42.4% of SMEs survive past their first five years, the key is budgeting enough to not only launch, but to survive and thrive in the long-term. Approximately two-thirds of small business owners experienced unexpected costs during their first year, leading to reduced profits and stunted growth. By strategically calculating your own business startup costs and factoring une...
Tags: Business, UK, Money, Startup, Right Now, Kate Kultsevych Shutterstock, Research Equipment Registration, Inventory Website Marketing Branding Office, Business insurance Payroll Software, Sarah Young VP


Why You Should Be Pivoting to a Direct-to-Consumer Strategy

Amid all of the uncertainty we’re facing in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, one thing is crystal clear: your target consumer is evolving at a rapid pace, and as business leaders, that means the only choice you have is to evolve with them. The most successful specialty brands and businesses will modernize through the pandemic and recession, and that means leveling up how you reach, engage, nurture and convert your target shopper. Today, that means investing in e-commerce and moving...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, CSR, Right Now, Kristin, Adobe Analytics, Warby Parker Everlane Outdoor Voices, Kristin Carpenter, Verde Brand Communications, NuPenDekDee Shutterstock


Creating Long-form Content: 5 Ways to Make It Readable and Valuable

No matter how worn out it may sound, blogging is still one of the best ways to put your business on the map. It allows you to reach your target audience, boost your website’s organic traffic, and generate content that promises a high ROI. But are you using your business blog posts to their fullest potential? According to research done by Orbit Media, the average blog post in 2019 was 1236 words long, 56% up in length compared to posts written in 2014. This type of growth is no surprise. After al...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Adidas, HubSpot, Right Now, Flesch Kincaid, Orbit Media, Natasha Lane, SavvySleeper


3 Essentials to Consider When Hiring Freelancers

The freelancing world has grown hugely since the turn of the millennium, and there are many contributing factors including the decline of traditional work structures, the growth of the internet, and the advancement of computer technology. When COVID-19 caused widespread suspension of conventional business, it only increased the appeal for freelancers, an approach to work that allows professionals to flourish without depending entirely on specific employers. For anyone thinking about hiring a fre...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, Laura May, GalacticDreamer Shutterstock


Safety First – Reopening Businesses Safely Amid COVID-19

States across the U.S. are lifting stay-at-home orders and moving into Phase 2 or Phase 3 of reopening their economies. As restrictions ease, many small businesses are beginning to resume operations. A poll of over 21,000 small businesses that asked how soon these businesses would fully reopen after government restrictions lift found that 34% of small businesses plan to reopen as soon as restrictions lift and 19% anticipate opening within a month. Medical professionals like myself have been taki...
Tags: Business, Cdc, Management, Epa, Right Now, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s CDC, Drazen Zigic Shutterstock, COVID, Anthony Barile, Health First Cleaning


U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Tracking Remote Employee Hours

On August 24, 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic and state safety orders necessitating many employers to implement remote working arrangements, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) took the opportunity to remind employers of requirements related to tracking compensable work by non-exempt employees. While this is a welcome response to the now-heightened difficulty in tracking and controlling employee hours, it is perhaps overdue; the agency last issued interpretive ...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, U S Department of Labor, FLSA, WHD, Roman Samborskyi Shutterstock, Morgan Brown Joy LLP, Andrea E Zoia, Aaron Spacone


Protecting and Recovering Drone Footage

Operating a drone safely requires patience and practice and keeping the drone’s footage safe is equally important. For many organizations, there is often more value in the actual footage they’re collecting than the drone itself, so it’s critical that small business drone operators understand how to best protect their drone’s data. Drones are ideal for multiple use cases. Consider the building inspection industry. Instead of sending a team of investigators up tall ladders in precarious positions,...
Tags: Business, Technology, Faa, Right Now, David Zimmerman, Dmitry Kalinovsky Shutterstock, LC Technology International Inc


More Employers Are Offering Pet Insurance Benefits, Here’s Why You Should Too

In 2020, more employers are offering pet insurance benefits than ever before, and it’s time for your company to get on board with this latest workplace trend. According to a study from the Society for Human Resource Management, 9% of all organizations were offering pet health insurance benefits in 2016, which was a 5% increase from 2011. Further, one in three Fortune 500 companies now offers a pet insurance benefit to their employees. And a 2018 study from Willis Towers Watson found that 34% of ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Money, Washington Post, Mike Brown, Wall Street Journal, Gallup, Right Now, Mike, Aflac, Society for Human Resource Management, Willis Towers Watson


Most Sports are Benched This Season, But Consumers Remain Active

The fall sports season has kicked off—significantly impacted by COVID-19. That will also affect sports retail for the rest of the year. According to Matt Powell, the VP and senior industry advisor, sports at NPD Group, “this recession is not going away any time soon.” Powell also thinks, based on research from CivicScience, that many consumers aren’t quite ready to head back to the malls, boosting online sales. When it comes to sports retail, Powell expects about 40% of sales of athletic footwea...
Tags: Business, Trends, Right Now, NPD Group, Powell, NPD, Matt Powell, Retail Tracking Service


How to Move Your Small Business Without Losing Your Mind?

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Tags: Business, Right Now


How to Quickly Hire Potential Employees & Stay Organized

The success of your company depends on the employees you hire. Getting the right employee is a big challenge to many employers, and you might not be an exception. There are many qualified and jobless people in the country, and whenever there’s a job opening, it will attract hundreds if not thousands of applicants. Having to go through all the applications will drain you both mentally and physically. That’s why you need to come up with a streamlined recruitment process that will not only ensure t...
Tags: Business, Management, Amy, Right Now, Oregon State University, Amy Sloane


How to Automate Your Customer Experience for Referrals

As a small business owner, the number one way to get more referrals is to ask your happy customer to review you. Leveraging automation can help ensure you’re timing your referral request at proper key moments in the buyer’s journey. For example, 30 days in if they are showing signs of being satisfied, or at the time of purchase. Allowing automation to assist in providing customers the most enjoyable buying experience will not only perpetuate their relationship with you, but motivate them to brin...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Cta, Right Now, Clate, Keap, Semisatch Shutterstock, Keap Clate Mask