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Small Business Hiring Tips for Bringing the Right Person On Board

According to a recent survey, 50% of small business owners cite hiring as the biggest challenge their facing in 2017. It's understandable since many entrepreneurs are in a crunch to hire for their growing business while still not being able to meet the pay scales of larger competitors. With that...

Tourism Industry Braces for "Trump Slump"

At this point any potential impact that President Trump's policies could have on the tourism industry over the next four years (or more) is pure speculation based on very recent and mostly reactionary data. That said, with foreign travel to the United States making up such a massive market —...

3 Graphics Tools to Up Your Small Business's Social Media Game 2

Today social media is all about multimedia. These 3 tools make it easy to create engaging images to use in your social media marketing.

Money at 30: Retirement and Taxes

Surely you've heard it said that, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. Of course, before you get to the death part, you have to go through retirement first (well... hopefully). Thus, while this idiom finds a humorous and true connection between the two, I can't help...

Smartphones May Be the New ATM Cards, But Security Questions Remain

Ever since the introduction of Apple Pay in 2014 mobile payments have been the talk of the town. At the same time mobile banking apps have helped customers take care of their financial needs without needing to visit a branch, while also saving big banks a considerable amount on transactions. Still there's...

How Apprenticeships Can Benefit Small Businesses and Workers

In recent years the position of "intern" has gotten a bad reputation. According to some critics too many internships took advantage of young college students or recent graduates by accepting their free labor without holding up their end of the deal and teaching them valuable skills. Thus it seems the...

Final Obama-Era Jobs Report Released As Economic Uncertainty Grows

Earlier this week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their jobs report for January 2017, which just so happens to mark the last 20 days of the Obama administration. As FiveThirtyEight notes the latest report is starkly different from the one released as the 44th president assumed the office eight years ago....

Money at 30: Apartment Living and the Costs of Conveniences

This month marks my two-year apartment anniversary. Normally this would be a dreaded time when I need to decide if I want to renew for another year and then budget for either the hike in rent or costs associated with moving out. However, since my lease expired around this time...