About SBAC’s Blog

Need guidance on how to secure a business loan? Install a surveillance system? Negotiate a lease for your office? These are a few examples of the types of posts you’ll find in the SBAC blog. Our goal is to share information designed to help members effectively manage and grow their businesses.

 

If you’re an SBAC member and would like to share your expertise with your peers, we welcome your contributions to the blog. Click here to download our guidelines.

 

For more information,
please contact SBAC Blog
co-Managing Editors:

 

Lyndsey Kramer
Digital Third Coast

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Garry Polodna
SOAR Creative Group
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Blog posts can be submitted directly to Amy Masters at amy@sbacil.org.

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A Resource for Small Businesses

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Raymond Chandler

Networking effectively is one of the most powerful tools for professionals. Often overlooked and extremely underestimated, networking creates and cultivates relationships with the people necessary for business growth. Most professionals understand the basic points of networking, to bring plenty of business cards, dress for the occasion and portray confidence, to name a few. Here we will delve into some of the finer points that are crucial to creating strong referral partners.

Everything you needed to learn about networking we learned on the first day of kindergarten, Help and Share, the...

When you search through your Google Analytics, what are you finding? Hopefully you’re seeing your traffic gradually increase, year-over-year, with conversions, or sign up forms, increasing as well. If this isn’t the case, then maybe you are finding high bounce rates, decreased e-commerce sales, or unexplainable click-through-rates. It can be disturbing to find these results, especially when you have a strong brand name and a product that is in demand.

It could be your website that is hurting you. Here we’ve listed the eight most common mistakes that businesses make which end up hurting their digital conversion rates.

1) A Call To Action: Often, websites include only one contact page, orminimal...

Is the person preparing your tax returns qualified to do so?

With 60% of tax return preparers operating without any oversight or education requirement, the Internal Revenue Service wants to identify qualified preparers. But a district court struck down IRS regulations creating the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) designation in 2013, so now the IRS has created a similar—but voluntary—program for the 2015 filing season.

This is a big caveat emptor for taxpayers. 

I anticipate that IRS will use the...