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Ruby’s Cleaning Service: A Pandemic Cinderella Story

Ashley Miller took COVID-related job loss and uncertainty and turned her misfortune into opportunity, starting Ruby’s Cleaning Service just months into the worldwide pandemic. Thanks to hard work and a solid niche in the real estate market, this cleaning business looks to have a bright future. Read on as we turn our small business spotlight on Ruby’s Cleaning Service, LLC.

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Jul 28, 2020 Filed under: Small Business 0
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Dissolution Of A Dream: One Small Business’s Journey To Closing Its Doors

Located in Portland, Oregon’s Sellwood neighborhood, the Pied Piper cafe opened in 2015. The business boasted a contained play area, served fresh food, and even had a patio and on-site parking. It was also the type of desired community gathering spot dreamed about by other frazzled parents juggling work and kids in the upscale district. Owner Melissa Swan recently closed her doors. Read more about her journey here.

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Jul 15, 2020 Filed under: Small Business 1

A Cashless Future Is Coming. Is Your Small Business Ready?

Even before the spread of COVID wreaked global havoc, cash was a dirty business. Literally dirty. And the physical dirtiness of cash in the time of COVID has resurrected and accelerated the debate around going cashless. Most customers already prefer to use a card or other non-cash payment method, and some industries have already gone cashless. Is it time to transition to a cashless business model? Read on to find out.

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Jul 14, 2020 Filed under: News 0

QuickBooks Online Payroll Pricing & Features

Is it time to add Intuit QuickBooks Online Payroll to your business? With its recent changes to its payroll platform, QuickBooks proves that it wants to remain a small business’s best option when it comes to business software. While you might have to pay extra for the service, the features and ease-of-use at all levels mean that QuickBooks should be in contention if you need to add a payroll system.

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Dec 3, 2020 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Payroll 0

How To Get A Business License: Expected Cost, Timeline, & Resources To Get You Started

A business license is a permit to operate your business, and it is non-negotiable. In fact, it is illegal to operate a business without a permit or license. This keeps you accountable to the city in which you operate and helps local government agencies regulate the businesses in their jurisdiction. Learn more about getting and maintaining a license to run a business in your state.

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Jul 7, 2020 Filed under: Small Business 0
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Get Ready To File Your Business Taxes Soon: The July 15 Tax Deadline Is Coming Up Fast

In March 2020, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service put into place a three-month tax deferral as a result of the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The extension provided individuals and small businesses extra time to get their finances in order without interest or penalties. The new tax deadline of July 15 is rapidly approaching. Do you have all the information you need to file on time?

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Jul 7, 2020 Filed under: News 0

The Best HR Software For Small Businesses

Automation of HR is fairly new, but the benefits for small businesses are immense: Where a small business was priced-out of running enterprise-level HR services, now the market is booming. Ultimately, HR is about hiring the best people, growing the best people, and retaining the best people for your company’s growth.

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Jan 18, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

Small Business Spotlight: Portland’s The Commissary Reopens With A PPP Loan

Wilson applied for a Payroll Protection Program loan with the bank where she has her business account. She was quickly approved and saw the loan deposit less than two weeks after approval. Per the SBA’s instructions, she understood 75% of the loan needed to go into payroll and employee retention during the next two and a half months in order to be eligible for forgiveness. There is ample trepidation about following the government’s directions.

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May 13, 2020 Filed under: Small Business 0

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