Small and Midsize Businesses Face Greater Cybersecurity Risks and Challenges

Posted in Oct, 15th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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For many businesses, dealing with a cybersecurity incident can be a challenging endeavor, especially since it involves financial and reputational damage. While this applies to all organizations, it is especially true for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). In fact, cybercrime has become a large concern for the business sector, with a 2019 survey revealing that 58% of…

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Charitable Solicitation Registration: A Key Element of Nonprofit Compliance and Fundraising Success

Posted in Oct, 15th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Fundraising compliance is one of a nonprofit’s essential best practices for maintaining good standing with state regulators and promoting transparency and accountability in its operations. Charitable solicitation registration also opens the door to expanded fundraising strategies, donor support, and partnership opportunities. Embracing fundraising compliance as a badge of honor can strengthen charitable credibility and help…

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5 Accounting Tips That Can Save You Money

Posted in Oct, 1st, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Few tasks strike fear in the hearts of small business owners quite like accounting. The various duties that go into handling accounting for your small business—compiling reports, tracking expenses, balancing budgets, understanding tax rules and regulations—can make your head spin, especially when your plate is already full with other crucial tasks. You can’t ignore the…

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Is Your Business Financially Healthy?

Posted in Oct, 1st, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

You probably started your business for many reasons—besides a love for small business accounting. Maybe it was to turn your passion project into your full-time job, or perhaps you just wanted to become your own boss. While you don’t need to become a licensed accountant to make your business successful, there are a handful of…

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How to Create Great Web Content

Posted in Oct, 1st, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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I was recently asked what my idea of perfect web content is. My answer: Something that evokes a reaction—whether it’s joy, surprise or anger. As an emotional person, I’m a sucker for anything that makes me happy or makes me cry (for good reasons). But evoking emotion is not the only ingredient you need to…

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Family-Friendly Franchise Businesses

Posted in Oct, 1st, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

If you invest in a business of your own, and it’s a business your family can get involved in, you may be able to secure their future along with your own. How good would that feel? In this post, I’m going to give a few examples of franchise opportunity types that make good family businesses,…

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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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