While there’s no overnight success when it comes to converting social media followers to customers, there are some strategies you can implement immediately to see results. Remember the importance of branding – every social interaction says something about your brand. Here’s how to make sure it says exactly what you want your brand to convey:
1. Upload Consistent Avatars
SBA and Cover Oregon have teamed up to host a series of Google+ Hangouts on the Affordable Care Act. The final Hangout on Tuesday, September 17 will cover what small businesses need to know about Oregon’s Marketplace, Cover Oregon, and how they will access coverage through the web portal – www.coveroregon.com Cover Oregon will address specific small business needs including:
Requesting real-time carrier quotes including available plans and rates
Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, those employers that are subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions must report certain information regarding the health coverage they offer their full-time employees (known as Section 6056 reporting). The law also requires information reporting by insurers, self-insuring employers, and other parties like governmental entities that provide health coverage to individuals (Section 6055 reporting). These reporting provisions take effect on January 1, 2015, and the first reports are due to the Internal Revenue Service in early 201
Are you looking to accept credit cards from your customers? Is building your company's creditworthiness essential to you? In this article, I'm going to share with you how to determine which merchant for credit card processing would be best for your small business.
Let's face it, there's no lack of merchant suppliers both online and offline providing a whole set of amazing tools for simple credit card processing such as virtual terminals, mobile credit card readers, credit card equipment and so on.
Small-business social media use has become a barometer of our times for industry analysts who are eager to gauge the impact the economy and new technologies have on the way small firms do business.
And despite a few sluggish years, the latest data suggests that small businesses are turning to social media in droves in an effort to increase sales (source: Forbes and Manta). The problem is, no matter how much time they spend, some small businesses are not reaping rewards.
Are you thinking about starting a business? One of the first things you will need is a business plan.
Business plans are essential in helping entrepreneurs prepare, manage and direct their businesses, however, creating a plan can be intimidating and time consuming. It’s also hard to even know where to start.
As a part of SBA’s mission to help small businesses grow and succeed, the agency has created a Business Plan Tool which helps simply the process. The tool consists of eight steps which include:
1. Cover page [Company name, address, phone and logo]