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The Best and Worst International Airlines for Small Business Travelers in 2018

Consumers choose a brand for a host of different reasons, and the new survey carried out by GraphicSprings.com asked international passengers which airline they would like to fly based just on the logo. And not surprisingly, depending on how you look at it, one of the best airlines in the world, Etihad was first. Remember this was just based on the logo of the company. This result highlights why it is significant for companies to put their best effort into all of their customer-facing products, whether it is a logo or something…

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Best QuickBooks Apps for Small Business Users

QuickBooks is one of the top bookkeeping tools available today. With a desktop software and online version available, businesses of all sizes have used the product to track their earnings, expenses and other financial data. But the platform can do even more when you start making use of integrated apps. There are third-party apps available for everything from uploading data from spreadsheets to tracking employee time and pay. All of these are available in the QuickBooks App Store, where you can browse or search and then download the apps of your…

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Thane: Man duped by luring into ‘investment’ in frog blood business, accused arrested

Representative image THANE: Police on Saturday arrested a man for allegedly duping a city resident by persuading him to invest in the business of supplying ‘frog blood’ to a UK-based firm. Abdul Kadir Ibrahim Kucchi (40) was arrested from Panvel on Saturday morning under IPC section 420 (cheating), senior inspector Nitin Thakre of the Crime Branch said. According to complainant Ninad Telgote, he received an email from Kucchi some days ago, which said there was a great demand for “blue blood of frogs” from a pharmaceutical company in the UK. If he…

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10 tips for seasonal survival of your small business

Memorial Day is the traditional kickoff of the summer season, and for many small businesses, that means customers flocking through the doors. For others, it’s the doldrums: Customers don’t come, clients don’t call. Whether you sell surfboards or snowboards, picnic baskets or Christmas baskets, the health of your small business may be directly related to the season. In fact, a remarkable number of small businesses are seasonal businesses. The most obvious, of course, are those retail and service businesses in tourist destinations. But even those far away from the beach…

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Report on Small Business Newsletter: Kicking Horse Coffee CEO Elana Rosenfeld

Elana Rosenfeld Must pay photographer, from the mag. one time use only for the ladder CREDIT photographer CHRIS MACARTHUR/The Globe and Mail CHRIS MACARTHUR/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Kicking Horse Coffee CEO Elana Rosenfeld on building a business that reflects her personal ethics Elana Rosenfeld co-founded Kicking Horse Coffee in Invermere, B.C., roasting coffee in her garage in 1996. The company was well ahead of the curve by selling premium beans just as Starbucks was entering Canada and raising expectations for coffee drinkers. Cheeky marketing helped the brand gain traction on…

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Small business owners reveal secrets of survival

Oysters Restaurant owner and operator William Bunch has supplied customers with home-style cooking for 20 years at his Crystal River restaurant.   Mom and pop stores have been in the spotlight the past couple weeks following a comment from Inverness City Manager Frank DiGiovanni that those are the kinds of establishments he wants to see in his city. But how do the owners of these small business establishments compete against their larger chain counterparts? Many already start off behind the eight ball when it comes to competing against the big…

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