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Is government contracting right for you?

According to USASpending.gov, the government purchased nearly $440 billion in goods and services from the private sector in 2015. From construction to computer systems, supplies and commodities, the government has a wide range of needs to support its many agencies and if your business can meet the demand, there may be a great opportunity for profit. Read More >

How to encourage financial wellness in the workplace

You're probably well aware of how Facebook, personal emails and water cooler conversation can distract employees from their jobs. But the biggest distraction may have nothing to do with social media or socializing in any form — it has to do with money. Multiple studies have found financial stress to be one of the biggest workplace distractions for employees, particularly millennials. Read More >

Six Manual Tasks You Should Automate Right Now

Routine business tasks — expense tracking, time sheet creation, shipping and others — can consume most of your time and energy. Luckily, there are many apps and tools available now to automate these to-do items and let you do more in less time. Many of these tools can also help you save money and cut down on errors. Read More >

6 traits Olympians and small business owners share

If you watched any of the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, you know how inspiring the personal stories of Olympians can be. They’ve worked hard, stayed passionate and focused, overcome obstacles and beat the odds to live out their dreams. Successful small business owners have done the same. Read More >

5 ways to generate leads during the off-season

Your off-season is a perfect time to gear up your marketing efforts to put your business in a position for greater success when the peak season begins again. Your goal is twofold: 1) be sure customers from this year's peak season remember you next year and 2) attract new customers. But be forewarned — some steps need to be taken during your busy season to maximize the effectiveness of your efforts. Here's a guide. Read More >

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