As a successful small business owner, you already understand the value of being able to accept credit cards from your customers. Shoppers like the convenience payment cards offer, and they appreciate being able to manage their finances by using credit to their advantage. The same holds true for entrepreneurs like yourself, which is why small business credit cards are so popular and a necessary tool for running your operation.
There is such a thing as being too nice — especially if it costs you excessive time, legal fees, stress and possibly the ruin of your business! Too many small business owners have learned the hard way that failing to learn and follow all labor laws can lead to employee lawsuits. Even if you were only trying to save money for the business or offer more flexibility to your workers, your good intentions can do you great harm if your actions break employment laws.
Symantec has released Volume 18 of its 2013 Internet Security Threat Report based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network. The report, which provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity, shows significant increases of online attacks against small businesses and mobile platforms in 2012.
Whether you are marketing to customers who shop in your store, on your website, or from a mobile device, you will do well to provide a seamless shopping experience across all channels. Accenture’s Seamless Retail Global Customer Survey found that 89 percent of consumers believe that better integration will win their loyalty if they can shop for products in the way that is most convenient for them, regardless which sales channel they choose.
The potential benefits of engaging in world trade, especially at the small business level, will be promoted throughout the month of May in cities across the United States. The first World Trade Week was declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935, and today it has evolved to a time when entrepreneurs are encouraged to consider how recent technological innovations can help their small businesses expand into international trade by facilitating operations and bolstering their bottom lines.