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How to Brand Yourself (Even if You Hate the Term “Personal Branding”)

Posted in Sep, 17th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

In an age when anyone with an internet connection and the right content can reach an audience of millions, personal branding is officially a priority. But even if you aren’t looking to be the next big influencer, your personal brand still matters. Whether you’re working for a business or running your own, branding yourself correctly can give…

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The Future of American Business: Benefit Corporations?

Posted in Sep, 17th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

American business is changing. The largest generation in history, Millennials, will soon make up 75% of the workforce, and their influence has already sent seismic waves throughout the economy. But Millennials are not just employees and consumers. They’re business owners too. In fact, in terms of attitude, Millennials have been deemed the most entrepreneurial generation ever. Nearly three-fourths claim to want…

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Why Every Startup Needs a Business Concept Statement

Posted in Sep, 17th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

In business as in life, you should always crawl before you walk and walk before you run. And so it goes when developing the idea for your new startup. In the early stages of your business’s development, you’ll hear from plenty of experts and prognosticators who will emphasize the need to create a sound, air-tight…

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How to Market with Brand Advocates

Posted in Sep, 17th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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You’ve undoubtedly heard of influencer marketing—the concept of using popular social media influencers to help promote your business brand. For a small business, however, working with influencers can sometimes be beyond your budget. That’s where brand advocates can come in. Keep reading to learn what brand advocates are, what they can do for your business,…

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Are Remote Employees Right for Your Business?

Posted in Aug, 20th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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One of the biggest changes to business within the past decade is the ability for employees to clock in from anywhere around the world. Remote work has seen a massive spike in popularity, and many businesses are considering more opportunities for a remote workforce. Some employees prefer the freedom and flexibility a remote work lifestyle can…

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Are You a Micromanager?

Posted in Aug, 20th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Is micromanaging hurting your business? Micromanaging your employees is a common problem among small business owners. Maybe it’s because delegating tasks is typically very difficult for entrepreneurs. (After all, lots of us start our businesses because we think we can do it better than anyone else…so why would we let anyone else do it their…

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Does Your Small Business Need an App?

Posted in Aug, 20th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Apps are everywhere.  From your phone to your tablet to your desktop computer, businesses of all types are offering easy-to-download applications to make your life easier. If your business runs a little better with technology’s help, you might be tempted to develop an app of your own. Or you might have been approached by a company…

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The Truth About Leaving Your Corporate Job to Start a Business

Posted in Aug, 20th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

If you currently work in a corporate job and are dreaming about starting your own business, you might think that your experience as a manager or executive in a corporate environment prepares you for being a business owner. After all, you’ve already got business experience, have a grip on how to run a department and…

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Are Millennial Customers Really That Important?

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

Millennials have been the hot buzzword in business for a few years now. But is your small business making a mistake by marketing to this trendy group? A new report, Marketing to Millennials? Not So Fast, has some insights that could change the way you approach this huge demographic. Here are some surprising findings about…

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Best Hiring Practices: What You Can and Can’t Ask a Job Applicant

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

According to the NFIB*, 62% of small businesses recently reported hiring or trying to hire employees. Many small businesses are stressed to find qualified job applicants and are scrambling to fill positions. If you are in the market for a new employee, there are many considerations: Does the applicant have the skills to do the…

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