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Rich McIver, Founder, Merchant Guide LLC

Credit card processing has become essential for businesses to thrive, but choosing the right company can feel like an overwhelming process. There are several aspects merchants must consider, including the costs and credibility of the company.

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John Oechsle, CEO of Swiftpage

The year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start looking at the exciting opportunities 2016 will have to offer your small business. You’re probably thinking, “If only I had more time today!” but what you should really be doing is focusing on areas you can improve your business every day for the remainder of 2015. Your growth in the coming year will depend on the strategic decisions you make now, so make sure the choices you make give your business’ bottom line the best chance for growth. Here are a few areas to look at in order to optimize your small business’ potential for growth in 2016.

Top talent is crucial to your company’s success. Without it, you’re not in business. That’s why no task on a CEO’s agenda is more important than recruiting and retaining top talent.

In today’s employment market, that takes work. A recent survey from the society for Human Resource Management found that 59 percent of HR executives list recruiting and rewarding the best employees as the biggest challenge their organization faces over the next decade.

Last Saturday was “Small Business Saturday.”  It’s a celebration of small business that was launched in 2010 by American Express and over the years it has caught on in neighborhoods and business districts around the country. This year the results were encouraging. News outlets reported that spending reached 16.3 billion which is a 14% increase from 2014.  To read news about the day just follow this link.

Are you confused by all the changes in the Affordable Care Act?

Are you tired of trying to navigate the complexities of buying health insurance coverage for employees?

Have you seen an increase in premiums?

If you, like me, are a typical small business owner you probably answered yes to all of the above. We are not alone. A survey just released by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) confirmed what many of us already know. It is getting more and more complicated to provide coverage for our employees. Not to mention expensive.



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