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Reads of the Week – Feb 27th

Date: February 27, 2015

Reads of the WeekWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites that we may have missed in the comments.
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We are deep in the midst of tax season for businesses and personal returns, so this first article is top of mind for many. How to lower your business tax bill has some great considerations for every business owner and options many can take advantage of.

Taxes take time and your time is valuable to you and your business. Here are 7 core beliefs of time managers and how to start thinking about your time as money.

Another thing to think about is how to crush that next presentation. When you are speaking to something for which you haven’t prepared, or just haven’t practiced, public speaking can be stressful. Check out this article to get some tips on the best way to approach that next speech.

Leaders are faced with a bunch of choices daily and even more responsibility for building a team that can help them and their business succeed. This pair of articles breaks down the top 5 business mistakes of successful entrepreneurs as well as how to react when a team member disappoints.

Eric Remer, our CEO and leader, has kicked off his blog series with a story about his son and decision making and how the consequences of each decision we make or don’t make impacts us. Follow him on Twitter for the next installment at @EricRemer1.

Finally, maybe it’s from working at a tech company, or maybe it’s just that I’m excited to see how Robert Herjavek will perform on Dancing with the Stars, but this article on the success rates on Shark Tank was a pretty cool break-down of the pitches and performance indicators of investment success.

Highlights of the February 2015 Small Business Administration Report on the Current State of Small Business Activity

Date: February 24, 2015

The Office of Advocacy, an independent division of the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), recently release the February 2015 edition of their Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories report. The report provides data about the over…

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What Do You Really Want?

Date: February 23, 2015

As I was driving my 6-year-old son to his soccer practice, I asked him if he wanted to play professional soccer one day. I preempted his answer with a well-intended “fatherly statement.”…

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Reads of the Week – February 20th

Date: February 20, 2015

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners including cash flow management, the true cost of email, and a quiz on innovative companies.

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7 Ways to Increase Cash Flow for Your Business

Date: February 18, 2015

You have to spend money to make money, right? That might be true, but you also shouldn't spend outside of your means. Finding that balance – that optimal flow of money in and out of your business – is one of the most important aspects of building…

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The Best Virtual Assistant for Your Small Business: Siri vs. Google Now vs. Cortana

Date: February 17, 2015

An October 2014 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll found that 94% of small business owners use smartphones to conduct business, and 55% report that their mobile devices save them 3 or more hours of work a week. Virtual assistants play a large…

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How Your Small Business Can Better Utilize Mobile Video

Date: February 16, 2015

The following is a guest post by JT Ripton, a business consultant and freelance writer who has penned articles for The Guardian, Business Insider and Entrepreneur.com.  Today, more businesses are engaging with customers through their phones. Since…

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Reads of the Week – February 13th

Date: February 13, 2015

Top articles for small business owners chosen by the PaySimple team including how to have productive meetings, choosing an incredible mentor and Grammy artists you may have missed.

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Preparing Your Small Business for EMV

Date: February 10, 2015

In the wake of large retail point-of-sale data breaches like the ones at Target and Home Depot last year, there has been a huge push for the US market to adopt the EMV chip standard for credit cards that is the standard in most other countries, and h…

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4 Easy and Overlooked Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

Date: February 09, 2015

Driving traffic to your website can be a bit mystifying for many businesses owners, and many opportunities can be overlooked with the hectic day-to-day nature of running a business. Be sure to take advantage of these free and low-cost ways to drive c…

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