Small Business Owners Praise Tax Cuts, but Raise Concerns Over Potential Minimum Wage Hike

Posted in Feb, 5th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Small business owners voiced concerns over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to repeal the Trump administration’s 2017 tax cuts and double the national minimum wage to $15 an hour in a media call with Job Creators Network Thursday. “The climate for small business owners have never been better,” said Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo Ortiz, citing…

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9 Ideas for Transforming Your In-store Checkout Space

Posted in Feb, 5th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Is the in-store checkout counter becoming obsolete? Doing away with cashiers altogether is pretty extreme. However, in a recent survey by Zebra, 80% of retail decision-makers and 49% of retail associates believe new technology is making the traditional checkout area less necessary than it used to be. Cloud-based point-of-sale systems that run on tablets and smartphones allow you…

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3 Retirement Options for Small Business Owners

Posted in Jan, 29th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

It can be difficult for small-business owners to navigate the complexities involved in choosing a good retirement plan. The goal, of course, is to find a plan that serves your and your employees’ interests without introducing prohibitive costs that negatively impact your business’s bottom line. Fortunately, there are several retirement plan options well-suited to the…

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4 Tips for Buying A Business

Posted in Jan, 29th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Many individuals enter entrepreneurship by starting their own business. Others, like myself, receive the opportunity to buy an existing business. Buying a business is a huge responsibility. You are taking the reins from its previous owner as the company’s new leadership. There are certain perks that come with buying an established business, such as transferring…

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Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents from Tripping Up Your Business

Posted in Jan, 29th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Slip and fall accidents can hurt customers, cause big headaches for you and even land you in court. Customer slip and fall incidents account for about 10 percent of small business claims at an average price tag of $20,000, according to claims data from The Hartford. If the customer files a lawsuit, which happens about 35 percent…

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Small Businesses Pleased by Tax Reform, Worried About Minimum Wage Increase

Posted in Jan, 29th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Government employees may not be working, but the American economy certainly is. New employment numbers released on Thursday show that applications for unemployment benefits stand at 50 year lows.  And while the economy may be slowing, the unemployment rate (3.9 percent) is only slightly higher than November’s 49-year low of 3.7 percent. Small businesses are…

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7 Little Ways to Save Money When You’re Self-Employed

Posted in Jan, 22nd, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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As a business owner, all expenses fall onto your shoulders, from health insurance to taxes. That means you have to take advantage of every opportunity to save money. Luckily, there are many small ways to cut back, stay on top of cash flow, and get what you need with a smaller budget. Use these simple…

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Small Businesses Giving Back Makes a Big Impact on Local Communities

Posted in Jan, 22nd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also known as the MLK Day of Service, was on January 21, 2019, and in honor of the holiday, SCORE researched how small businesses give back to their communities. SCORE’s recent infographic, “Small Business Charitable Giving: Big Impact on Local Communities,” delves into how charitable donations from small businesses improve local…

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How Diverse Is Your Workforce?

Posted in Jan, 22nd, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Small businesses have a leading role to play in America’s business practices. After all, the country’s 30 million small businesses make up 99.9% of US businesses and employ 59 million Americans, according to the latest figures from the SBA. In 2019, it’s more important than ever for entrepreneurs to not just talk the talk, but also…

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Small Business Customer Experience: How to Get It Right in 2019

Posted in Jan, 22nd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

What’s your game plan for 2019 to grow your business? Have you thought about focusing on customer experience? In this article, you’ll learn why customer experience is crucial for small business growth and the steps needed to deliver a top-notch experience for your customers. Does getting high-quality leads in your small business feel like finding a needle…

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