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Importance of business valuation for smaller firms

clock February 14, 2013 12:00 by author Missy Rogers
Business valuation is an essential component of corporate strategy and decision-making, especially when considering selling a company. When business owners do not know how to properly assess the value of their enterprises, they should consider hiring a firm that specializes in the procedures to ensure all decisions are made accurately and profitabl... [More]

Ecommerce presenting golden opportunity for small businesses

clock February 13, 2013 08:15 by author Missy Rogers
Electronic payment sales surged past $1 trillion in 2012, according to a recent eMarketer report, and those numbers could continue to grow for a long time. These new platforms are offering unprecedented opportunities for small businesses, as they can attract customers across the country or the globe. However, the key will be for them to implement t... [More]

Study: Worldwide ecommerce sales surge past $1 trillion

clock February 11, 2013 09:30 by author Missy Rogers
Company executives have heard for years that providing customers with electronic payments methods will be crucial - and apparently they have followed that advice.According to a recent eMarketer study, worldwide business-to-consumer ecommerce sales increased 21.1 percent from 2011 to 2012, exceeding earlier predictions to top $1 trillion."[Companies... [More]

Alternative lending trending toward mainstream adoption

clock February 11, 2013 08:15 by author Sean Albert
Short term lending has been on a steady upswing in recent months, as bank and credit unions continue to ease restrictions. At the same time, there is another form of borrowing - alternative lending - that is trending toward becoming universally accepted. Paul Brett, head of business development at borro, a personal asset lending firm, suggested tha... [More]

Alternative credit payments could soar during Super Bowl weekend

clock February 4, 2013 13:15 by author Missy Rogers
Prepaid debit and credit cards are rapidly popularity, albeit for a variety of reason. According to a Fox Business report, alternative credit methods are being used for anything from worker compensation to purchasing groceries. As a result, prepaid cards should be out in full force in the coming months, particularly during Super Bowl weekend. Credi... [More]

Mobile ecommerce strategies essential for businesses

clock February 4, 2013 08:15 by author Missy Rogers
The rise of electronic payments has led customers to expect to be able to purchase items whenever they want and from any location. As a result, mobile ecommerce strategies are quickly becoming a preferred shopping platform. A recent IBM study found that Christmas Day mobile sales increased 29.6 percent compared to a year ago, with both Apple and An... [More]

Consumer watch: stay-at-home businesses could be stay-at-home scams

clock February 4, 2013 08:15 by author Missy Rogers
People hoping to make a living through stay-at-home businesses may find themselves with greater interest in short term lending or alternative credit strategies. While the need or desire for extra income becomes a generalized sentiment throughout the United States, all types of people are finding themselves considering build-your-own-business plans ... [More]

SMBs should employ mobile commerce strategies

clock February 2, 2013 07:00 by author Missy Rogers
Retailers had a good year in 2012, as mobile and electronic payments methods helped boost their sales numbers significantly. Small and medium-sized businesses in particular have benefited from these ecommerce strategies.As a result, a recent Offers.com report provided several suggestions on how small businesses can be more efficient in 2013 - some ... [More]