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Novem-Bear Preparations

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With the first snows of the season upon us, it is time to for us to prepare our “dens” for winter. Does your winter prep list include a new furnace filter, a warmer coat, or maybe you’ve been saving up for some home improvements? If so, chances are there is a small business nearby who can help you get ready for the changing seasons so you can rest well all winter long!

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Ready To Modernize Payroll?

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Are you one of almost 30 percent of businesses still using payroll technology more than 10 years old? If so, your days of working with paper timesheets, punch cards and physical time clocks should be over. Payroll administration is a lot more than just handing out checks. Cloud-based payroll systems make it easy to share data, work remotely and stay up to date on ever-changing labor laws and requirements.

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Saving Nuts

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Wisconsin is home to five different species of tree squirrels that are working overtime to collect nuts and seeds for the winter. Just like a squirrel gathering nuts for a long winter, October is a great time for all of us to create a savings action plan to achieve financial goals.

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Stop Paying More In Taxes

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About $1 billion in tax credits are claimed each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Sadly, many restaurants and lodging businesses are unaware of the program or simply don’t take advantage of it.

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Is Email Marketing Driving Your Sales Strategy?

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It takes more than great products and service to get customers into your business. It also requires some form of marketing. Email marketing is the most effective way to incentivize your best customers to spend more money with you, win back consumers who haven’t been to your business in a while, and attract people that have never visited.

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Reputation Equals Revenue

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A few keystrokes on social media can have a powerful effect on your business.This makes regular monitoring of your online reputation mandatory. These five tricks will ensure your social presence isn’t driving your customers to competitors.

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Natural Choices For Vacation

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Wisconsin offers some great places to enjoy summer and nature alone, or with family and friends. There are some great City and County Parks for a quick trip outdoors. Lakeshore Park in Fond du Lac, Dodge County Ledge and Harnischfeger Parks, Ridge Run Park in Washington County, Hattie Sherwood Park in Green Lake, and Community Park in Oshkosh provide great options to get outside and have fun.

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How Cyber Secure is your business

How Cyber Secure Is Your Business

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As a business owner, you probably have a lock on the door. Maybe even security cameras in the corner. But how well do you protect the technology of your business? With new technology, comes new risks and strategies for protection. This checklist from the National Cyber Security Alliance is designed to help you identify the technology in your business you

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What To Do After The 'I Do'

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All of the details you spent months worrying over have astoundingly come together: you said your vows, you cut the cake, you celebrated all night, and here you are…married! You may assume the planning is over, at last! But you still have a few things to wrap up in those first few weeks after your wedding day.

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Before The 'I Do'

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Let’s face it, weddings can be expensive. Weddings are typically a huge financial burden for many newlyweds just starting their new lives together. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way! Start out with smart planning and a little creativity and you can easily have an unforgettable wedding – without breaking the bank.

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Best Financial Resolutions for 2017

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Maybe you’ve set financial resolutions in the past that fizzled out early on. Or maybe you didn’t quite accomplish all you had hoped to. Or maybe this will be the first year you commit to making changes and setting financial goals. We know how hard it can be to stick to new resolutions without a clear direction and a support system. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best financial resolutions to help you make 2017 your most financially fit year yet!

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Protect Your Tax Refund

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It’s tax season. A stressful time for accountants, an exciting time for people receiving refund checks and a busy time for tax scammers. According to the Better Business Bureau, consumers should be on the lookout for these top three tax refund scams.

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