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  • Remote Work: Pros, Cons, and Considerations for Small to Medium Businesses

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    The landscape of work has undergone a remarkable transformation, sparked by global events that have accelerated the adoption of remote work practices in recent years. What was once considered a luxury or a perk has now become a necessity for many businesses. Understanding the nuanced impacts of remote work on business operations, culture, and the bottom line has never been more crucial. In this article, we'll dive into the various aspects of remote work, examining its pros and cons, providing real-world examples, discussing tools and strategies for managing remote teams, and offering insights into the decision-making process for small to medium businesses. (Read More...)
  • Navigating the Impact of the 2024 Election on Small to Medium Businesses

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    Every four years, the United States experiences a profound shift as it embarks on the journey of yet another election cycle. This recurring event isn't just a political spectacle; it's a force that ripples through every aspect of society, including the business landscape. As we delve into the intricacies of the 2024 election cycle, it's essential to approach the discussion from a neutral standpoint, focusing on the logistical and market-based impacts rather than political opinions or policy implications. (Read More...)
  • Flexible Financing Provides a Smooth Ride for this Amusements Manufacturer

    April 5, 2024  - Customer ReviewsIndustrial
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    When Robin Whincup started renting bounce castles for parties and events in 1985 in England, he didn’t imagine that 30+ years later his business would have expanded across the Atlantic and become one of the largest inflatable amusements manufacturers in the world. The genesis for this tremendous growth came in 1989, when Robin modified his popular surf simulator with a spin motor, allowing it to be used with a mechanical rodeo bull or any interchanging topper they could imagine. With that, Galaxy Multi Rides—and the Multi Ride system they are now famous for—was born! (Read More...)
  • Thriving Through Efficiency: Strategies to Reduce Small Business Expenses

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    In the competitive landscape of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), profitability hinges not only on revenue generation but also on diligent expense management. In this guide, we'll explore practical strategies for reducing expenses to boost profitability. These cost-cutting measures, backed by reputable sources, can help your SMB thrive in today's challenging business environment. (Read More...)
  • Stamp of Approval: How Flexible Financing Helped This Manufacturer Save Jobs and Expand Operations

    December 18, 2023  - Customer ReviewsIndustrial
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    Stever Locke, Inc. has a rich 77-year history producing metallic and non-metallic metal stampings for electrical applications, medical applications, and high-end industrial applications at their manufacturing facility in Honeoye Falls, NY. In 2018, the business was facing challenges and many in the community were concerned about a possible closure and the economic impact that would come along with it. One of those concerned citizens did something about it. (Read More...)
  • 13 Strategies Smart SMB Owners Use to Optimize Cash Flow

    November 28, 2023  - Tips for Small Business
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    Cash flow is the lifeblood of any company, especially for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Properly managing cash flow is essential for day-to-day operations, growth, and long-term sustainability. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore effective cash flow management strategies tailored to the unique needs of SMBs. Whether you're a startup or an established organization, these strategies will help you maintain financial stability and position your business for success. (Read More...)
  • Building a Robust Financial Risk Management Plan for Your Business

    November 14, 2023  - Tips for Small Business
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    In the unpredictable world of business, financial stability and security are paramount. One of the key tools for safeguarding your business against unforeseen challenges is a well-structured Financial Risk Management Plan. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore how to develop a strong financial risk management plan that ensures your business can weather storms, seize opportunities, and navigate complex financial landscapes. (Read More...)
  • Maximize 2023 Deductions with Section 179: Tips for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

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    For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), every penny counts. One valuable tool at your disposal is Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code. This tax provision allows businesses to deduct the cost of qualifying equipment and property in the year they are purchased, rather than depreciating the expense over several years. Maximizing your Section 179 deduction can significantly reduce your tax liability and free up capital for your business. (Read More...)
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