4 Factors to Consider When Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

The feeling of being mortgage-free is priceless, and the security of owning your “castle” outright — especially during times of financial upheaval — can help you sleep more easily at night. For millions of people, accelerating that final mortgage payment makes good financial sense. In some circumstances, however, the money you would spend making extra […]

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7 Simple Invoice Tactics That Will Get You Paid Faster

1. Use an online accounting platform such as QuickBooks or FreshBooks to present invoices in a clear, universally accepted format. 2. Double-check the address and all other pertinent info, such as purchase order numbers, and be sure the invoice is directed to the right person. 3. Send the invoice right away—as soon as you deliver […]

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By the Numbers: 3 Top Ways to Keep Employees Happy

As the saying goes, ‘it pays to keep your employees are happy’. Contented workers are about 12% more productive, research shows. (1) Moreover, companies with engaged employees enjoy a 26% greater annual increase in revenue—and 233% greater customer loyalty. (2) So what are the top factors contributing to a satisfied workforce? According to recent research, […]

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3 Things Millennials Want From Employers

  As you build your business, the way you connect with employees of the Millennial generation (those born between 1981 and 1997) matters, because they will soon make up the majority of the U.S. workforce. Job and financial security are important to Millennials, of course, just as they are to all generations—but studies show there […]

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Cybersecurity: New Essentials for Every Business

Nearly half of small businesses are worried about cybersecurity, according to one recent study (1)—but in truth, that figure should be closer to 100 percent. Small businesses were the target of 43% of cyber attacks in 2015 (2), and 60% of small businesses close within six months of such an attack. (3) Fortunately, new protections […]

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