Setting Up a Work-From-Home Policy

January 17, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Remote work has seen an exponential rise in popularity among employees, in part due to the pandemic. With office spaces shuttered for months, work moved out of cubicles and communal spaces and into the home. And with major companies adopting work-from-home policies, this trend is not likely to change any time soon.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Local SEO Basics

January 10, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Search engine optimization is a key part of marketing your local small business. A well-optimized website and strong SEO strategy can raise awareness of your services, attract customers, and put your company at the top of Google search results. Here’s how you can get started with giving your enterprise a boost:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Filing Taxes in Multiple States

December 22, 2021 by First Federal Bank

If your business has grown to operating in more than one state, you will need to file taxes for each location. Doing so can be tricky, but knowing some basic information can help you get ready for tax season with ease.

Topics: Small Business, Taxes

Closing Out Your Books for the Year

December 13, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Can you believe 2021 is almost over? This year has practically flown by, and it’s time once again to close out your books and tie up all the loose ends from this fiscal year. To help you prepare for 2022, here are some tips for wrapping up the 2021 fiscal year:

Topics: Small Business, Financial Education, Taxes

Emerging Marketing Trends for 2022

December 06, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Businesses employ marketing strategies to sell products and services to customers, and just as with other aspects of business, these strategies evolve over time. To prepare your company for next year, keep in mind the following marketing trends that should emerge in 2022:

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Showing Employees You Care This Holiday Season

November 12, 2021 by First Federal Bank

For all the stress and turmoil the holidays can bring to a business, it’s important you maintain the perspective necessary to see the forest for the trees. This time of year, it’s as essential as ever to acknowledge your employees and let them know they are essential to the success of your business.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Customer Retention Basics

November 08, 2021 by First Federal Bank

When growing your business, it can be tempting to focus your efforts on winning new customers. However, repeat business is essential for your company’s long-term success. Courting customer loyalty can be more cost-effective than seeking out new patrons. While different strategies may work better in some industries than others, here’s a look at...

Topics: Small Business

Get Ready for the Holiday Season

November 01, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Summer may only just be behind us, but the holiday season is closer than you think. A small business can live and die based on how it performs during these crucial months of the year, so it’s essential that you prepare your business so that you’re ready for what lies ahead.

Topics: Small Business

Preparing for Small Business Saturday

October 27, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Small Business Saturday takes place after Black Friday and encourages shoppers to support the small businesses in their community. To get the most out of this annual event, your small business needs to prepare.

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Is Your Business Properly Staffed for the Holidays?

October 20, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Seasonal or part-time hiring can help you and your employees navigate the increased workload of the holidays or other busy periods in your industry. The following tips can help you with your temporary, part-time, or seasonal hiring needs:

Topics: Small Business

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