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  • Amazon Announces Alexa for Business, and Why You Should Care

    … “Alexa, what’s the temperature outside?” “Hey Alexa, add chocolate milk to my shopping cart.” “Alexa, will Tom Brady help my fantasy football team win this week?” Need some additional context? These are all things I’ve heard my husband say this week while talking to Alexa, our “digital voice assistant.” Alexa is the name of the [...] Read More... The post Amazon Announces Alexa for Business, and Why You Should Care appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • 4 Tips to Help Prep Your Salon or Spa for the Holiday Rush

    … Bring on the va-va-voom! It’s time to ramp up your salon or spa for the holiday season. And that means more than playing your cheerful (though often despised by stylists and staff) holiday music over the loudspeaker. It also means preparing for a rush of clients needing last-minute holiday services and treatments. Here are 4 [...] Read More…

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  • Tasty Tips: Preparing Your Restaurant for the Holiday Rush

    … In the past 5 years, Google searches for “restaurants open on Thanksgiving” and “restaurants open on Christmas” have steadily increased. And where visiting a chain may seem overwhelming for local consumers looking to eat out during the holidays, a local business could seem a heck of a lot more inviting. Make Holiday Hours Abundantly Clear [...] Read More... The post Tasty Tips: Preparing Your Restaurant for the Holiday Rush appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • Prep for Small Business Saturday in 5 Easy Steps

    … With Small Business Saturday® 2017 a little over a month away, local business owners everywhere are clamoring to get in on the action. What will you do to prepare for November 25, 2017? Background Info If you’ve slept a few times since last year and need a quick refresher on the holiday, here it is. Small [...] Read More... The post Prep for Small Business Saturday in 5 Easy Steps appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • This Percentage of Small Businesses Have a Formal Business Plan

    … Let’s get right to it: It’s 33%. A recent survey revealed that around 33% of small businesses have a formal business plan. Are you surprised? Not every successful business started with a formal business plan, and yours may not have either. Why You Need a Business Plan There are bound to be some outliers that [...] Read More... The post…

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  • Getting Up Close and Personal with Proximity Mobile Payments

    … Time for a pop quiz, folks. Here we go: What do the following things have in common? Puppy dog kisses A chewy chocolate chip cookie Your favorite celeb at the VIP meet and greet Mobile payments If you said, “They’re all things I’d love to get up close and personal with,” you get an A+! [...] Read More... The post Getting Up Close and Personal…

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  • Credit Card Security and Customer Loyalty: Where the Two Intersect

    … According to eMarketer, 66% of internet users in the U.S. believe that when making a purchase, their credit card security is up to the retailer with whom they’re doing business. Translation? Business owners large and small are being put on the spot to protect confidential customer information, whether you like it or not. That’s right, [...] Read…

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  • You’ll Never Get Paid the Same Way Again – Why, and How to Prepare

    … Getting paid is probably the best part of your day. But aside from planning how you’ll spend those hard-earned dollars, think about how you actually accept these payments. Is it a smooth process? Is it easy for both you and your customers? How flexible are you with various payment methods? Do you deal in only [...] Read More... The post You’ll…

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  • 3 Things to Understand about Payroll before You’re in Too Deep

    … I’m going to step out on a limb and guess you try to treat your employees right. If you’re like many of our clients who run their own small businesses, you likely want to be more involved and more invested in your employees than the typical leaders of big corporations are. And since money talks, [...] Read More... The post 3 Things to Understand about Payroll before You’re in Too Deep appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • Why Over 75% of Small Businesses Use Alternative Payment Processing Methods

    … According to a survey by Mercator Advisory Group, 76% of U.S. small businesses say they use nonbank payment processing for credit card and debit card payments they accept from customers. What exactly is a nonbank platform? These are institutions that provide banking and financial services, but do not hold a banking license. Most simply, they’re…

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  • 4 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Local Business Owner and Entrepreneur

    … Many entrepreneurs start their own businesses because they want to avoid (at all costs) the cheesy mission statements and strict goals and objectives of the more structured corporate world. If your tolerance for cheesiness and patience with pushy project managers is low, these may be some of the main reasons you leapt right off the [...] Read More... The post 4 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Local Business Owner and Entrepreneur appeared first on Dex Media. …

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  • 5 Ways to Get Paid on Time, Every Time

    … One of the biggest pain points for our local business owner clients is managing the finances that come with owning a small business. Budgeting, bookkeeping and payroll can be confusing and time-consuming. But ensuring you get paid in the first place, and managing that process, can also be a major struggle. Here are 5 ways to [...] Read More…

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  • Here’s Where You Can Find Good Help

    … “Good help is hard to find.” “I struggle to find dependable workers.” “Turnover is a huge problem for us.” “I can’t seem to get new employees who are qualified.” Can you guess who made the statements above? Local business owners like you and clients we work with every day. So we hear the message loud [...] Read More... The post Here’s Where You Can Find Good Help appeared first on Dex Media. …

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  • 7 Smart Ways to Set Your Team Up for Success

    … Are you noticing a decrease in energy and excitement among your team? More sighs and eye rolls than usual? Maybe even drama between co-workers? If you’ve found yourself facing any of these or other issues, it might be time to try something new. 7 things to consider for your dream team: 1) Know your team. [...] Read More... The post 7 Smart Ways…

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