Building a War Chest

October 15, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Would your company be able to survive a major unexpected expense? Are you prepared for financial hardships or opportunities that come your way? Regardless of the size of your business, it’s important you have a war chest that’s stocked and easy to access.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

What to Know About Hiring Employees Through a Temp Agency

September 29, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Temporary agencies can help your business fill short- and long-term positions while reducing your hiring workload. During busy periods of the year, such as the holiday season, temp agencies can be an invaluable tool for businesses in need of extra staff.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Is Free Shipping for Your Business?

September 20, 2021 by First Federal Bank

While many prominent online retailers provide free shipping, you might wonder if it’s financially feasible to offer this benefit as a part of your company’s online storefront. Many entrepreneurs are glad they’ve made the switch — here’s what they had to say about the benefits, along with some potential drawbacks to look out for:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Do You Need to Make Quarterly Tax Payments?

August 25, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If you have worked as an employee of a company or another person for most of your life, you are probably used to having taxes withheld from your paycheck and filing one yearly tax return. However, if you are self-employed, you likely need to pay estimated taxes, which are due on a quarterly basis.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Taxes

Hiring Seasonal Staff

August 16, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If your company undergoes fluctuations in business traffic every year, hiring temporary seasonal staff can be an excellent solution for gaining the extra assistance you need. Here are some recommendations from employment solutions experts on how you can navigate the process effectively:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

How to Improve Your Company's Reputation

August 04, 2021 by First Federal Bank

No matter how great your products or services are, your business will suffer if your reputation does. Controlling your company’s image is a surefire step to continued success, helping you engage positively with customers and attract new ones.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Bringing Remote Associates Back to the Office

July 28, 2021 by First Federal Bank

The pandemic isn’t over yet, but the widespread rollout of vaccines and loosening of state restrictions means things are returning to normal. If your business adjusted to the challenges of the past several months by allowing employees to work from home, it may be time to consider bringing your team back together in the office. 

Topics: Trending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, COVID-19

Signs An Employee is Preparing to Leave

July 21, 2021 by First Federal Bank

You’ve put a lot of work into making sure you have the right team for your business. However, your employees might leave to pursue better opportunities or move to new places. Here are some signs an employee might be ready to quit, so you can be prepared:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Understanding Social Media Algorithms

July 16, 2021 by Courtney Blackburn

When it comes to marketing your company in this day and age, social media can be a valuable way to reach your customers. Unfortunately, too many small business posts and pages languish ignored on major platforms. While many factors can impact success, it helps to understand the algorithms that social media platforms use to prioritize some posts...

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Does Your Website Need More Content?

July 02, 2021 by Courtney Blackburn

When it comes to marketing your small business, it’s often said content is king. And it’s true — by adding quality blog entries and pages to your website, you can build your brand, boost your website’s relevance, and attract new leads. Here are a few reasons to consider investing in content for your website:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

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