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You Can't Afford To NOT Get A POS For Your Small Business

 
Think Your Business Is Too Small for a POS? Think Again!
The Clover point-of-sale (POS) system is a hugely convenient and helpful piece of technology. While it functions as a cash register, it can do so much more. Better yet, it's adaptable to businesses of all sizes.

Your Home-Based Business Should Look Professional – 4 Tips from VMS


 
A recent study found that nearly half of all small businesses are home-based. A major challenge facing many of these small business owners is finding a way to make sure their businesses look professional without the leverage of having a store, office space or brick and mortar business of some kind

The good news is that there are several things you can do right now to give your home-based business the professional look you want.

Necessary Management Skills – How To Delegate

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There are four rules of successful delegation. 
Delegation is essential for managers and business owners. It's an effective way to get more done, in less time. But this is something that managers must have the proper training to do. If not, the benefits of good delegation could be missed.

Here are a few top things to keep in mind when delegating tasks:

The 3 Traits Of Successful Women

There is no dearth of successful women in the world today. You can find leading women at multiple levels in multiple industries, politics and professions. If you were to break them all down you will quickly find that they have a particular set of characteristics that define who they are. These traits sharpen their work ethic and help them balance their work and life harmoniously.

Here we'll take a look at some of those traits and see what you can learn from some of these inspiring women.

The Advantages of Being a Woman in Business


 

There's a lot of talk about how women are underrepresented in business. Although there are more women running Fortune 500 companies than ever before, they are only in charge of 6.4 percent of large corporations. Hearing these statistics, and knowing about the pay gap between genders, women may feel discouraged in the process of becoming entrepreneurs. But women in business have distinct advantages that men do not, which they can harness in order to excel.

Artificial Intelligence and Marketing


Are You missing out on new technology?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has leaped from the pages of science fiction novels into the marketing mainstream. Twenty-six percent of marketers say AI is the next big marketing trend, and it's clear to see why. Machine learning algorithms, predictive analytics, speech recognition apps -- big brands use these technologies to maximize their marketing. It's no wonder, then, that the global AI market is worth a massive $7.3 billion, according to one estimate. But just how can you this technology to grow your business?

Four Types of Credit Card Processors to Avoid


Finding a trustworthy and affordable credit card processor can be extremely stressful. It can also cause quite a few headaches for modern business owners.

While there are reputable providers out there, it will take some time and effort to find the best of the best.

If you want to ensure that you find the right credit card processor for your needs, try to avoid the following.

Social Media and The Small Business Owner


 

The success of any business comes down to one thing: How well your company can meet the needs of its customers. Repeat business and a growing client base are the result when you understand and deliver what consumers want. This requires communication, and the modern, peerless mechanism for the exchange of ideas is social media.

How Community Outreach Can Boost Your Business

Dec 19, 2017 | News

 

If your business is primarily focused on expanding its product offerings and beefing up its client base, rather than encouraging employee volunteer programs or pursuing corporate-nonprofit partnerships, you could be missing a crucial component of marketing success.

While the dividends realized from community participation may be of the long-term variety, taking action to increase your presence in your local community and online can not only gain you new customers, but help insulate you from the fallout of negative publicity. Read on to learn more about how community participation can help market your business, as well as some concrete steps you can take to boost your community involvement with the help of a Smart POS system like Clover POS.

Invalid TINs

Oct 17, 2017 | News

 

Whether the TIN used has invalid characters or is missing altogether, it can spell big trouble for small business owners. Getting the facts can help you keep your information correct and keep you from missing out on as much as 28 percent of your credit card sales.

Far too often it is easier to ignore the things you’re not sure you understand. As a business owner, whether your business is small or large, you can’t afford to do that. This is especially true with the rules the IRS has put into place regarding invalid Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs). The IRS wants to make sure you’re not cheating Uncle Sam out of his share of your pie. To that end, it has put the responsibility of verifying your sales to make sure all reports are above board.