4 Small Business Tax Tips to Streamline the Process

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Dec 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For many small businesses, tax season is the most dreaded time of the year. It can be both time-confusing and stressful, as there is little margin for error. Here are some tips to ensure you have an easier tax season, while also helping you to better plan for your financial year ahead.

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Topics: Small Business

Tips to Keep Your Store Safe and Accessible Amid Ice and Snow

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Dec 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It’s well-known in the world of small business that in order to succeed, you need to put your customers first. Not only does this mean going above and beyond in terms of service and professionalism, but it also means prioritizing the comfort and safety of your shoppers. Come wintertime, safety is of even greater concern, as the roadways and walkways become slippery. Here are some tips to improve the safety and accessibility of your small business, so you can provide a comfortable and accessible shopping experience all year long.

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Topics: Small Business

Make a Nomination in Our Socks Giveaway to a Nonprofit!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Dec 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM

It's important to the DollarDays team to support nonprofits, and we need your help this month so we can give away socks to thirteen nonprofits. If you could take a minute to nominate a nonprofit in our Facebook Sweepstakes, we would be very appreciative (and so will they!). 

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Topics: Giveaways

Announcing the November Facebook Contest Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Dec 1, 2016 9:33:02 AM

In November we ran a contest asking you to nominate a nonprofit or individual that has demonstrated generosity and kindness in their communities, so that we could award 18 winners. We thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of nonprofits and individuals who demonstrated random acts of kindness in our contest! It is our honor to support these generous people.

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Topics: Giveaways

The Final Countdown Is Here! What's Your Business Doing to Bring in the New Year?

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Nov 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The final countdown is here. In just one more month, we’ll be welcoming in the new year. What does your business have planned? For many small businesses, the month of December is the most hectic time of the year. Not only are retail stores overflowing with holiday shoppers, but they also need to start closing out the books and planning for the year ahead.

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Topics: Small Business

3 Ways You Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Children This Holiday Season

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The holiday season is upon us. For many, this time of year is viewed with fondness and excitement. For some families, however, it brings stress and disappointment. Many low-income children find this time of year to be disheartening, as they lack access to the toys, food, and amenities that make the holidays so special. Here are a few ways you can make a difference in the lives of children, so every child can experience the holiday season they deserve.

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Topics: Charity, Holidays

When Santa's Sleigh Is Stuck in the Snow: Ensure Your Deliveries Arrive on Time

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Nov 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When operating a small business, one of the most stressful aspects is ensuring all shipments arrive in a timely fashion. When deliveries run late, you risk running short on items, or running out completely, inevitably upsetting your customers and losing out on critical business. Come the holidays, it’s particularly crucial to remain stocked, as holiday shoppers will be scrambling to conquer their shopping lists and counting on you to have the products they need. Here are some tips to help ensure your store remains fully stocked throughout the holiday season.

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Topics: Small Business, Holidays

Stuff More Stockings with Less Money: Follow These Tips to Save Big!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Ah, stockings. A hallmark of the holidays and one that sends a warm feeling through the bodies of many. There are few things more relaxing and reminiscent of past years then seeing a string of stockings hanging delicately above the fireplace. But, for those with large families or those who are offering stockings to their employees, students, or a local nonprofit, stuffing all those stockings can be time-consuming and costly. Here are some tips to make stuffing stockings a little easier this time around.

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Topics: Holidays

Do Your Employees Lose Focus in Winter? Here's Some Tips to Keep Them Engaged

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Nov 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Employee engagement often wanes around the holidays. Employees begin eagerly anticipating their trips home, daydreaming about relaxing by the fireplace, and planning their holiday occasions with family – all of which detract from their focus at work. However, the holidays are one of the busiest times for retailers, making it the worst possible time for employees to lose focus. Here are some tips to improve engagement and productivity this winter.

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Topics: Small Business, Holidays

DollarDays' Jeff Dorsey Nominated for CFO of the Year!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Nov 18, 2016 3:13:47 PM

The CFO of the Year Awards presented by FEI Arizona took place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 to recognize financial professionals in three business sectors: public, private and nonprofit. DollarDays is proud of its CFO Jeff Dorsey, as he was a finalist for this prestigious award. We sat down with Jeff to discuss his experience and learn more about what this nomination meant to him.

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Topics: Awards