(StatePoint) With most Americans employed by small businesses, the success of these operations is crucial to drive the economy and grow the job market. But there are some obvious and not so obvious factors that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. When most people think of critical issues for business success, they gravitate to areas like improving marketing efforts or adopting new technologies. However, here are three surprising elements that can contribute to growing the bottom lines of small businesses in the U.S., according to market analysts. A Smaller Focus
Most small businesses think they need to do lots of things well to succeed.
AUBURN, Alabama — Identity theft is among the top three consumer complaints in the United States in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission. It seems that in today’s society, many purchases begin with one of the following statements. Swipe your credit card here. Insert your credit card into the chip reader below. What would people …
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Complete a SHOP Marketplace application by October 15 to get your small business covered by November 1. If you submit your initial group enrollment and make your initial payment by October 15, your coverage can began as early as November 1. You can enroll in The SHOP Marketplace health and/dental insurance at any time of year. Don’t delay, enroll today!
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Good Stuff Cheap
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will open at the corner of Moffett Road (Hwy 98) and Schillinger Road on October 5th and will initially employ around 22 people from Semmes and our immediate area. During the store setup, up to fifty-five people, local and otherwise, have been preparing for the grand opening. Ollie’s advertises itself as an extreme value retailer of brand name merchandise at drastically reduced prices and although specifics were not given, they thoroughly research potential markets and identified Semmes Alabama as a rapidly growing market. Talk Of Semmes was given an early morning tour of the store this morning, Saturday, October 1st, and we went looking for “Good Stuff Cheap.” We experienced isle after isle of brand name products, including housewares, food, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, toys and hardware. Ollie’s is different if no reason other than the brightly lit store and colorful signage reminiscent of earlier times when in-store signs were colorful and fun.