How a Consultant Can Use Their Time Effectively Under Quarantine

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Operating under quarantine has forced us into changing our behaviors. For many, the first behavior was paralysis. As our new situation becomes the new norm, many have returned to a base level of productivity. However, it has become more difficult than ever to differentiate between “effectiveness” and “staying busy.” This is evermore true for solo…

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12 Online Selling Tips For Beginners

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The shift to selling online can be monumental for a business that had little digital presence before the pandemic. However, setting up an eCommerce site is challenging and, at times, overwhelming. With this in mind, we asked 12 experts, “What is your best eCommerce tip for a business just getting started?” Check out their tips…

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COVID-19: Business Lessons Learned

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Hal Shelton is a certified SCORE mentor, angel investor and author of Amazon best-selling book “The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan.” Here are some tips he’s learned while mentoring clients during the Covid-19 crisis. These are difficult times for a small business, for all businesses. Usual ways of gaining and conducting business have…

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Boosting Productivity While Working From Home

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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There’s been a lot of buzz about remote working during this time of the coronavirus—but working-from-home certainly isn’t new. In fact three years ago, FlexJobs reported about 4 million U.S. employees worked from home at least half of the time. By this time, we all know remote work boosts productivity, increases employee morale, and fosters…

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How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Small Business

Posted in Jun, 2nd, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard that you need to perform a “SWOT Analysis”…  But maybe you aren’t entirely sure why or even more importantly, how to do it… Especially if you don’t even know what it is and what it means for your business. In a nutshell, doing a SWOT analysis is vital, because it…

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Cash Reserves: Turning Challenging Times into an Opportunity

Posted in Jun, 2nd, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

A crisis brings difficult challenges, but disruption can also uncover huge opportunities. Some companies may need to actually increase production, or there may be inventory or equipment available at cheap prices. During times like these, adequate cash reserves can help your business proactively take advantage of new possibilities. I reached out to Dan Graff, a Director, Client Advisor…

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Should You Be Selling Socially?

Posted in Jun, 2nd, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Ever since most states shut down retail operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, many retailers turned to e-commerce to sell their merchandise. And while most e-commerce transactions take place on websites—there’s been a surge in social shopping or social commerce for the past several years. According to eMarketer, between 2016 and 2018 visits to retail sites driven…

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Take Advantage of COVID-19 Related Changes to Health Coverage Rules

Posted in Jun, 2nd, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided a variety of financial assistance to individuals and businesses, including for health expenses. Among them were rule changes providing no-cost coverage for COVID-19 testing and expanded benefits for Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHP). COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, requires all…

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5 Things Brick-and-Mortars Should Be Doing to Succeed Right Now

Posted in May, 26th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

All business owners face daily challenges, and you know from experience that, when unforeseeable events happen, you dig deep, adapt, and overcome. That`s what it takes to run a successful business, right? But of course, the current situation is different, in every imaginable way. The Greek philosopher Epictetus knew nothing of the future when he…

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Cash Reserves: Turning Challenging Times into an Opportunity

Posted in May, 26th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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A crisis brings difficult challenges, but disruption can also uncover huge opportunities. Some companies may need to actually increase production, or there may be inventory or equipment available at cheap prices. During times like these, adequate cash reserves can help your business proactively take advantage of new possibilities. I reached out to Dan Graff, a Director, Client Advisor…

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