How to Get Your Freelance Business Taken Seriously

Posted in May, 21st, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Through no fault of their own, freelancers sometimes struggle with an image problem. Some prospective customers have had negative experiences with independent contractors in the past, and that distorts their perception of all freelance professionals. So, how can you overcome resistance and gain the trust of hesitant prospects? Consider these tips for building their confidence…

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May is World Trade Month

Posted in May, 21st, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Have you thought about taking your business global?  Businesses that sell to international customers grow more quickly, make more sales, and employ more people.  What’s not to like about that? May is a perfect month to get started as it happens to be World Trade Month, which celebrates companies that sell goods and services around…

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How to Create Marketing Content That Gets Attention

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

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The human attention span is evolving and that has important implications for marketers. What type of marketing content gets and holds people’s attention—and how can you create it? Here’s what you need to know. Attention spans are evolving While there’s lots of lamentation about how our attention spans are being destroyed by the internet, a…

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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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What Employers Need to Know about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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

As an employer, you want to ensure you meet all obligations to your employees, from benefits to protections. However, some obligations come up infrequently, so it’s not uncommon to be a bit fuzzy on the details. One such topic is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA leave). It’s possible to run a business for months or…

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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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Small Businesses Are Optimistic, Despite Hiring Challenges

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

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Small-business owners from across the country continue to be upbeat about the U.S. economy and their enterprises’ outlook. Despite a looming labor shortage, entrepreneurs are looking to keep up their hiring spree this year. Small businesses will continue to reinvest and hire this year, according to Chris Pilkerton, acting administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “With respect…

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