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How Small Manufacturing Businesses Drive the U.S. Economy

Posted in May, 14th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Manufacturing isn’t just for large businesses. In fact, 98.6% of all manufacturing companies in the United States are small businesses and the majority of them have fewer than 20 employees. Our latest infographic, “Manufacturing & Small Business,” investigates how small businesses fit into the vast world of manufacturing. At their core, manufacturing businesses create products from raw materials or components…

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Save Money on Healthcare

Posted in May, 14th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

At many small businesses in America, health insurance costs are second only to payroll. You want to offer your employees the benefits they deserve, but you can’t afford to empty your accounts in the process. What’s the answer? As a longtime agency owner, I’ve gone through all the typical frustrations of employee healthcare planning. Most…

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Is Your Product Ready for Walmart?

Posted in May, 14th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Does your small business have what it takes to sell products to Walmart? In 2013, Walmart pledged to purchase approximately $250 billion in products by 2023 that support the creation of American jobs. Every year since then, the mega-retailer has held an annual “Made in the USA” Open Call event. At Open Call, both current Walmart suppliers seeking…

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How to Make Your Auto Repair Business More Profitable

Posted in May, 7th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Running a successful auto repair business has many layers and knowing the nuances can help boost business. Some auto repair shops are flooded with vehicles coming in for service, yet they don’t see profitability because of inefficient processes. In other cases, there might be excellent services and process in place, but they might not have…

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Succession Planning

Posted in May, 7th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Do you think succession planning is just for family businesses or for business owners who are close to retirement? Think again. Whether retirement is 30 years away, just over the horizon or not in your game plan at all, a succession plan is vital to ensuring the continued success of your business. A good succession…

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How to Craft a Strategic Plan for Your Small Business

Posted in Apr, 30th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

When preparing for the future of your business, you should be aware of the importance of strategic plans to help keep your business on track. Know the Differences Between a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan A business plan focuses on the viability of a company and typically covers no more than the upcoming year. Business plans…

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3 Visual Branding Steps to Attract and Retain Customers

Posted in Apr, 30th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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When it comes to visual branding, small business owners often fall prey to thinking that a great product or service with satisfied customers is enough to keep the business running. While it certainly helps, investing in visual branding and design will make all the difference when you’re trying to nurture and grow your business. Moreover,…

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Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted in Apr, 23rd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Are you looking to increase productivity in your small business? Some entrepreneurs and professionals find it helpful to have access to multiple computer monitors. This type of setup can potentially improve collaboration, productivity and even location flexibility. But there are also some potential drawbacks, from money and space constraints to the potential for distractions. If…

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What Really Impacts Your FICO Score?

Posted in Apr, 23rd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

For most small businesses, the owner’s personal credit score will be part of the creditworthiness decision when a lender evaluates your business loan application. As a result, it’s important for business owners to monitor their FICO scores and take actions that will help them build a strong personal credit history. These are five metrics used…

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4 Essential Tech Tools for Scaling a Small Business

Posted in Apr, 23rd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Many ambitious young businesses aspire to become the next startup success story. While few businesses experience major growth overnight, learning to manage an organization that’s expanding at any measurable rate is no simple task. Many businesses simply fall short of aligning their operations to scale properly. A scalable business is one with the ability to…

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