Can a small business use Zelle (and other tools like it)?

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Cashflow, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

Cashless payments are emerging in all areas of global commerce because of their safety and convenience. These cashless payments reduce the risk of cash handling and are compatible with several systems that make global transactions possible and traceable. They can take on several forms, from “primitive” credit and debit cards, and online transfers, to more technologically-forward mobile apps, mobile wallets, … Read More

Amazon’s Rise Fills Small Business Needs

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Small Business Trends, Technology, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Amazon is not only shaping how people shop online — more than 75 percent of US online consumers shop on Amazon most of the time — the retail goliath is changing how business owners supply their offices. Finding the right office space requires a great deal of work and effort: from weighing all the pros and cons of a location … Read More

Expert Tips for Renting Office Space for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Info, Small Business Trends27 Comments

There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking into renting office space for your business. You’re going to want to weigh everything from how much space you need to who your landlord will be and what their reputation is. Given that renting office space will most likely end up being one of the biggest expenses for your company, you … Read More

How to Recruit Top Talent for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Employee Management, Info, Small Business Financing2 Comments

Having the right, motivated talent is essential for your small business to grow. However, recruiting that talent is a job in and of itself — and it is not an easy one. By knowing where to search for talent and what to offer them, you’ll be able to get the right people on your team. Here are our best insights … Read More

Has “Alternative Finance” Gone Mainstream?

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Alternative Financing, Business Operations, Small Business Financing2 Comments

Did your favorite college band stop being cool when they ‘sold out’ and wrote their first radio hit?  Does anyone remember that you heard of them first?  Probably not.  But that doesn’t make the music any less compelling.  It’s just as good as it always was – making it popular doesn’t really change anything.  Following suit from music and popular … Read More