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Professional/Business Trends

4 Best Practices for Laying Off Employees Remotely

17.12.2021

1 min read. December 16, 2021 – by Joe Camberato This month, the CEO of Better.com made headlines after laying off 900 employees on a Zoom call. In a three-minute video call, CEO Vishal Garg infor...

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Professional/Business Trends

Job Trends to Watch Out For in 2022

15.12.2021

2 min read. December 14, 2021 – by Amanda D’Auria The pandemic caused many changes over the past year and upended how most of us work and interact. And one of the most significant shifts the...

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Business Loans & Financing

Former Robinhood Employees Launch Parafin, New Startup for Small Business Financing

04.12.2021

2 min read. December, 2021 – by Jacinta Sherris It’s no secret that securing small business financing isn’t easy – especially as a startup. Most banks and traditional lenders req...

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Growing Your Business

Target Plans to Permanently Close Its Stores on Thanksgiving

25.11.2021

2 min read. November, 2021 – by Amanda D’Auria Last year, the pandemic forced many retailers to close their doors on Thanksgiving. And Target just announced its plans to make the change perm...

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Business Loans & Financing

How Covid Is Changing Small-Business Lending

19.11.2021

3 min read. November, 2021 – by Jacinta Sherris The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is subsiding. As the economy recovers and businesses begin strategizing their next phases of growth, many...

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Professional/Business Trends

Will Employees See Across the Board Salary Increases in 2022?

19.11.2021

2 min read. November, 2021 – by Phil Fernandes The Great Resignation, high inflation, and a rebounding economy have led many employees to expect a wage increase in 2022. And depending on where you...

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Business Loans & Financing

The Importance of Business Financing

18.11.2021

3 min read. November, 2021 – by Joe Camberato Business financing refers to the money needed to start your business, run your business, and grow your business. Cash infusions are critical f...

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Growing Your Business

The 10 Most Profitable Small Businesses in 2021

10.11.2021

3 min read. November, 2021 – by Lauren Coppolone It’s no understatement that the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 disrupted business as usual. Many businesses were forced to adapt and those who...

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Information Technology

Facebook is Hiring 10,000 People in the EU to Create Its “Metaverse”

29.10.2021

3 min read. October 26 2021 – by Lauren Coppolone Facebook announced that it plans to create 10,000 new jobs in the European Union over the next five years. This hiring is part of the comp...

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Professional/Business Trends

4 Ways to Find a Great Job — Even if You Don’t Have a College Degree

19.10.2021

2 min read. October 19, 2021 – by Amanda D’Auria If you’re like many people, you grew up hearing that if you want to find a good job, you have to go to college first. But the major...

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Construction

Companies Are Hesitant to Return to Pre-Pandemic Business Travel

21.09.2021

2 min read. September 21, 2021 – by Joe Camberato Travel numbers have increased from a year earlier, but many U.S. companies are cautious about returning to business travel. That was one of the key...

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Latest News

Affirm Announces Buy Now, Pay Later Partnership With Amazon

09.09.2021

Last week, shares of Affirm shot up by more than 40% after the company announced its partnership with Amazon.com. The e-commerce giant will be offering a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option on purchases ...

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Professional/Business Trends

Rehiring Laid Off Employees: 5 Things To Remember

25.03.2021

This post is a revised version of an article about rehiring laid off employees originally published on Forbes by National’s CEO, Joe Camberato. To view the original article, click here. Wondering wh...

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Professional/Business Trends

Considering Downsizing Your Small Business? 7 Things to Know

19.02.2021

Are you considering downsizing your business? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many business owners to take on desperate measures in order to survive—one of them being downsizing. Downsizing your bu...

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Professional/Business Trends

Small Business Trends You Should Follow in 2021

10.02.2021

Wondering which small business trends in 2021 will be the most impactful? 2020 was a difficult year for many small businesses. Between a global pandemic, economic recession, and social upheavals, many...

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Professional/Business Trends

Breaking Into New Markets: The Complete Small Business Guide

02.02.2021

Thinking about breaking into new markets but don’t know where or how to start? We’ve put together this guide on everything small businesses need to know about entering new markets, gaining a compe...

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Growing Your Business

6 Essential Tips to Get Back to Business For Your Small Business

29.01.2021

Preparing to get back to business after temporary shutdowns and extended lockdowns? Your business has made it through unprecedented times of economic crisis—but things aren’t back to normal just y...

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Business Loans & Financing

Who Can Get the PPP Loan: Learn if Your Small Business Qualifies

25.01.2021

To apply for the second round of PPP funding, click here. To learn about other flexible business financing options you may qualify for, click here. As some cities and local economies across ...

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Professional/Business Trends

Preparing Your Small Business for the Second Wave of the Coronavirus

22.01.2021

News of coronavirus cases rising may leave you wondering if you should start preparing your small business for a second wave of Covid-19. If there is a second wave, most small businesses will be bette...

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Business Loans & Financing

Second Round of PPP Funding: Everything You Need to Know

15.01.2021

To apply for the second round of PPP funding, click here. To learn about other flexible business financing options you may qualify for, click here. If you’re a business owner struggling as a result ...

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Professional/Business Trends

12 eCommerce Trends to Boost Your Online Sales in 2021

12.01.2021

Curious about where the eCommerce industry is heading and which eCommerce trends are driving online sales in 2021? The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many industries, from restaurants to enter...

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Construction

How 2021 Steel Price Increases Could Affect Your Small Business

29.12.2020

This blog post was last updated on January 20, 2021 to include new information about steel availability following recent lockdowns in China. Between the global pandemic and an economic recession, 2020...

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Professional/Business Trends

How to Communicate With Your Small Business Employees [2021 Guide]

23.12.2020

Communicating effectively with your employees can completely reshape your business by adding clarity to employee goals, improving productivity, building better relationships, and more. However, proper...

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Growing Your Business

12 Coronavirus Small Business Relief Fund Programs You May Qualify For

10.12.2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted international companies and local small businesses alike. Some companies have closed their doors for good, and others are still struggling to find ways t...

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Professional/Business Trends

Small Business Turnaround Guide: How to Boost Long-Term Revenue

04.12.2020

2020 has been a challenging year for many international and United States business owners. However, there are many strategies that your small business can utilize to stop struggling and keep earning i...

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Professional/Business Trends

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring An Independent Contractor?

24.11.2020

Your business has been booming and revenue has been steadily increasing for quite some time now. However, your current team members seem to be maxed out to their fullest workload capacity. You know th...

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Professional/Business Trends

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday: Definitive 2020 Guide

13.11.2020

Three of the most important days of the year for major retailers and local businesses alike are Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Although 2020 has been a hectic year for many s...

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Business Loans & Financing

7 Ways Financing Can Accelerate Your Small Business Growth

21.10.2020

This post was first published on September 22, 2017, and has been updated with more information about using financing to grow your business. When you start a small business from nothing, you can’t e...

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Professional/Business Trends

The 12 Most Profitable Small Businesses [2021]

02.10.2020

This post was originally published on June 3, 2019. It has been updated with new information about the most profitable businesses, and even more high-potential business ideas. Not all businesses are c...

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Business Loans & Financing

Definitive Guide to Construction & Commercial Equipment Financing

04.09.2020

5 min read. Updated on April 7, 2022 Regardless of your industry, chances are that you rely on some type of equipment to help customers and clients. From cutting-edge technology to industrial equipmen...

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Business Loans & Financing

Amazon Lending: Explore Your eCommerce Loan Options [2020]

03.09.2020

In a world that’s embracing both digital trends and contactless shopping, the e-Commerce industry is thriving. Between April and June, consumer spending on online shopping was up 44% according to Di...

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Business Loans & Financing

Why You Shouldn’t Use a HELOC for Small Business Expenses

28.08.2020

This post is a revised version of an article originally published on Forbes by National’s CEO, Joe Camberato. To view the original article, click here. When you have a new opportunity to pursue or c...

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Professional/Business Trends

Fintech Lending: 5 Things Small Business Owners Must Know

26.08.2020

This post is a revised version of an article originally published on Forbes by National’s CEO, Joe Camberato. To view the original article, click here. Whether you’re working through a difficult s...

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Professional/Business Trends

Resources Your Business Can Take Advantage of When Re-Opening

15.07.2020

Reopening your business? Tell customers and employees how you're taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with this customizable template flyer from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce! Create a Custom...

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Growing Your Business

Definitive Guide to Social Distancing for Businesses [By Industry]

08.07.2020

Your small business might be cleared to reopen by your local government, but this time, jumping back to it means more than simply opening the door and flipping the light switch. As states, cities and ...

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Latest News

8 Social Distancing Tips Your Business Can Implement Today

24.06.2020

Businesses across the country are slowly but surely starting to reopen as coronavirus numbers drop. While a downward trend is promising news for the future of America’s small business economy, it wo...

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Financial Advice

7 Ways Your Small Business Can Keep Earning Income During COVID-19

12.06.2020

Small businesses have experienced quite a difficult stretch during the coronavirus pandemic. As cities and local governments lift the most extreme restrictions, many are hopeful that there are brighte...

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Professional/Business Trends

The Top 9 Benefits Of Outsourcing Bookkeeping For Your Small Business

10.06.2020

As a small business owner, it’s not uncommon for your day to go in ten different directions. Between managing employees, paying bills, and long-term decisions like analyzing costs, there’s simply ...

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Business Loans & Financing

Where The Merchant Cash Advance Industry Stands In 2020

09.06.2020

The process of getting a small business loan or financing today is far from what it was ten years ago. Thanks to advances in fintech and online lending, funding can be in your account faster than ever...

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Financial Advice

Bookkeeping Services List: Why You Need a Virtual Bookkeeper

05.06.2020

Most businesses incur countless expenses on a daily basis. From payroll, to operating costs like rent and utilities, to growth costs like marketing, there’s a never-ending list of expenses that hit ...

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Business Loans & Financing

New York Forward Loan Fund: The Empire State’s Economic Recovery Fund

04.06.2020

With the pandemic slowly but surely waning, small businesses are moving into a new mindset: how to reopen safely, effectively and strategically. Part and parcel of this question is how exactly they ca...

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Professional/Business Trends

The Importance of Bookkeeping For Your Small Business [2020]

22.05.2020

How much did your small business earn on the last job? How much did you spend on your latest office upgrade? If you want to accurately keep track of financial records, then you must understand the imp...

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Financial Advice

How To Reduce Business Expenses During the Coronavirus Crisis

20.05.2020

When the coronavirus crisis began, small business owners braced for the difficult weeks ahead. What many business owners didn’t realize is that weeks would become months of slow sales and new govern...

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Growing Your Business

19 Fun (and Free) Things To Do While Stuck at Home During Quarantine

13.05.2020

Your office is closed, your kids’ schools are closed, and your favorite local hangout spots are closed, too. You’ve done your part supporting small businesses by ordering takeout. As you queue up ...

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Marketing

How To Build Your Social Media Audience & Engagement During COVID-19

12.05.2020

America’s small businesses are adjusting to the new norm of social distancing during the global pandemic. Many remain closed, or at the very least, partly operational. You may not be hitting your no...

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Business Loans & Financing

Small Business Administration Loan Stimulus for Coronavirus: FAQ

13.03.2020

This post was updated on 3/18 to include information about an additional $250 billion SBA stimulus package announced by President Trump.   The novel coronavirus has now infected over 1,300 people...

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Professional/Business Trends

Coronavirus Business Impact: How Will It Affect Your Business?

06.03.2020

The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc across the world, and has now reached 81 countries. Medical authorities are rushing to develop new containment strategies that slow (or stop) the viru...

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Marketing

Referral Programs for Small Businesses: The Definitive Guide

28.02.2020

If you haven’t started a referral program for small businesses, what are you waiting for? 60% of marketers say referral programs are an effective way to generate a high volume of leads. 78% of B2B m...

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Manufacturing

Coronavirus Economic Impact in China: What’s Next for US Manufacturing?

11.02.2020

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in China, from its origin in central Wuhan to Beijing and beyond. The virus in the U.S. is far from reaching epidemic proportions, but it’s started to affect Americ...

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Business Loans & Financing

3 Easy Ways You Can Become Certified as a Minority Business Owner

10.02.2020

According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Small Business Administration, minorities own 8 million of the country’s 30.2 million small businesses. The Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepre...

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