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Is Being a Franchise Owner Right For You?

Starting a new business is scary. Whether you're entering a competitive market or trying to build a category that doesn't even exist yet it can be extremely difficult to execute your idea and turn it into a successful company. Furthermore there are many Americans who may not have an idea for a new business but still have a desire to be their own boss and run the show. In these cases...

Employee Perks Perfect for Building a Small Business

For small businesses looking to grow a loyal team your first instinct as an entrepreneur might be to offer a strong starting wage and lofty raises. Unfortunately that might not always be an option especially in the early days of any new company. Luckily a survey by Glassdoor shows that there are several other options when it comes to offering perks that employees will love. Jeff Murphy at Business2Community recently...

GoDaddy Builds App for Entrepreneurs to Get Idea Feedback

When you're an entrepreneur there's really no telling when your next great idea will hit you. Additionally, while you may sometimes instantly know that you're on to something, other times your idea needs developing and some honest feedback. Traditionally this is where the advice of friends and family has come has been relied upon but a new app is making it so business owners can solicit advance from a much...

Overtime Pay Expands to More Salaried Employees

Beginning December 1st of this year salaried employees who make less than $47,476 a year will become eligible to recieve overtime pay (time and a half) when they work more than 40 hours in a given week. Prior to the new rule announced by the White House this past week that salary bar had been set at $23,660. While Vice President Joe Biden heralded the move as "restoring and expanding access to the...

Looking for Entrepreneurial Advice? Check Snapchat

Just when you thought you knew all about Snapchat it manages to surprise you again. Against all odds the app that seemed prohibitively geared towards young people has expanded into attracting advertisers and now even some business professionals. As Digiday reports some of Snapchat's latest power users are entrepreneurs with startup advice to share. One such entrepreneur and Snapchat user is Navid Nathoo who says he uses the app to give his...

7 Big Businesses Who are Small Business Allies

When it comes to small business and larger corporations there's often an "us versus them" mentality. For example small shop owners might fear a big box retailer coming in and crushing their business. While that may be a legitimate concern not all big businesses are bad. In fact many giant companies have made helping entrepreneurs a special focus. With that in mind here are seven big businesses (in four different...

Celebrating National Small Business Week

This week — May 1st through the 7th — is officially National Small Business Week. Since 1963 the first week in May has been designated to celebrate the importance of small businesses in the U.S. as well as highlight the achievements of entrepreneurs across the nation. This includes the Small Business Association (SBA) awarding their annual National Small Business Person of the Year. The theme of this year's festivities is "Dream Big, Start Small."...

Small Business Cyber Attacks Increasing

When you think of cyber attacks and data breaches you likely think of high-profile companies like Target or Sony Pictures. However not only are small businesses not immune to such attacks but they're also increasingly being targeted specifically because of their size. As Fox Business  reports last week the House Committee on Small Business conducted hearings to discuss the growing cyber threat to small businesses in the United States. Cyber attacks on...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...