Top New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As 2015 winds to a close, small businesses are adding the finishing touches to their financial reports and gearing up their business for the fiscal year ahead. Every business has room to improve, and there are a variety of ways that you can enhance the customer experience of your company in the coming year. Here are the top New Year’s resolutions that every small business should implement.

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Topics: Small Business

December $5,000 Merchandise Winners Announced!

Posted by Jackie Eldridge on Dec 31, 2015 9:09:28 AM

Our December 2015 "Unsung Hero" $5,000 Merchandise Giveaway for all military past and present, their friends and families as well as any military organization, was a big success! We had a huge number of entries and are delighted to share the winners with you!

We use a computer generated randomizer to select the winners. If you see a person or organization you nominated has won, please let them know. We will reach out to them via the email address you provided to instruct them how to redeem their award. They have until December 31, 2016 to use their gift.

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Topics: Giveaways

Christmas Is Over... Let the Closeout Shopping Begin!

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 30, 2015 7:30:00 AM

The Christmas anticipation has been building since mid-November and has finally reached its peak. Now, the holiday season is behind us, and it’s time for Christmas planning in reverse. Take down the decorations, put away the tree, prepare your kids for school, and brace yourself for work. Before you despair over holiday’s end, remember that the retail sales are just getting started. The end of Christmas brings a bargain bonanza, and households, nonprofits, and small businesses can all reap the bounty. Here are some tips to make the most of this year’s closeout sales.

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Topics: Small Business

Smart Ways to Reduce School Budgets

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 29, 2015 11:37:56 AM


Schools across the U.S. are grappling with budget cuts and striving to provide quality education, despite dwindling funds. The budgets of schools have been on the decline, with most states continuing to fund schools less than before the recession. While school boards are powerless over the funding they receive, there are some innovative ways to reduce overhead costs, save money, and stretch school budgets further. Here are some ways to cut your school budget without compromising educational quality.  

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Topics: Education and School

5 Tips for College Kids to Tackle the Back-to-School Struggle

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Second semester is always harder than the first. After stuffing yourself with cookies and relaxing with family and friends, the return back to school feels like a dreaded chore. Nonetheless, it’s what every student has to do in order to meet their academic goals and thrive in their desired profession. Here are a few tips to make the return to school easier and less burdensome.

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Topics: Education and School

9 Ways Small Businesses Can Throw a New Year’s Bash on a Budget

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 18, 2015 2:26:00 PM

Office parties have become a widely anticipated tradition, with employers expected to provide parties to their staff.  Nonetheless, finding the resources for a work party is challenging for small business owners, particularly when their profit margin is low. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to reduce the cost of your office party, so you can reward your employees with a New Year’s bash, while remaining within your allotted budget.

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Topics: Small Business

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Make a Difference This Christmas Season

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Business and charity go hand in hand, with the average small business donating 6 percent of their earnings to charity. Charitable donations provide businesses with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others, while building a favorable reputation for their company. This year, make giving central to the philosophy of your small business. There are a variety of easy and low-cost tactics to boost your charitable influence and strengthen your community.  

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Topics: Small Business

7 Tips to Throw an Epic Holiday Party

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 11, 2015 10:10:03 AM

 

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Topics: News

Why Are Socks the Most Requested Donation Item?

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 11, 2015 9:50:19 AM

The lowly sock is simple, dull, and seemingly unmemorable. Yet it has the power to considerably improve the life quality for millions of people worldwide. Despite its humble nature, socks are the most frequently requested donation item by homeless shelters and nonprofit outreach programs. With 48.1 million Americans going hungry and 600,000 living without shelter, it seems odd that a boring old sock would be deemed superior to other donations. Here are the primary reasons why homeless shelters favor socks above all else.

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Topics: Nonprofits

Spread Holiday Joy With Wholesale Donations

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 4, 2015 7:05:54 AM

With snow delicately dusting the roads, carols crooning through the radio, and the sweet smell of gingerbread wafting from the kitchen, it seems Christmastime is nearly upon us. The holidays represent a time of gratitude and giving. This year, embody the true spirit of the season by striving to spread joy to others. With wholesale donations, you can brighten the lives of those in need and create a memorable holiday season they’ll cherish forever.

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Topics: Nonprofits