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Prior to the 1990s, networking required business owners to put on their business attire, shove on dress shoes, drive to a pre-determined location at a pre-determined time, walk into a room full of people who didn’t know each other, go through introductions, explain their business, hand out business cards and hope people remembered to call later.

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Care/of (takecareof.com) is a fast-growing, venture-backed wellness startup. We make it easier and more enjoyable to shop for vitamins (and maybe even a little fun, too). Our technology makes it possible for people to get custom vitamin recommendations based on their diets and health goals, which we deliver in convenient daily packs. We always include a touch of joy. We aim to help people feel empowered to make the right choices for their health by being transparent about the research backing up our recommendations and the quality of our products. Goodbye, guesswork. Care/of launched in 2016 and is based in New York City. (And we’re excited to meet you.)

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How Bookkeeping Capitalizes On Young, Digital-First SMBs

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An entrepreneur who opens a coffee shop or launches a FinTech startup isn’t in business to crunch numbers and file taxes. Yet, the burden of financial management, from tedious data entry to compliance challenges, is a nonnegotiable part of starting a small business (SMB). Waseem Daher, CEO of Pilot.com, recently told PYMNTS that this burden was felt acutely within two previous businesses he had founded, leading to a wake-up call. “In our very first company, we were totally bootstrapped — and because of that, we had to be very frugal, so we did our own bookkeeping,” he said. “In retrospect, it was a big mistake. It’s not a high-level use of any founder’s time, but it opened our eyes to the problem.”

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How Small Businesses Can Get the IT Support They Need

Article | March 3, 2020

Of all the challenges facing small businesses, staffing is among the most difficult. Finding someone with the right skill set who fits into a company culture while sharing in an organization’s mission can be a tough needle to thread for any open position, but it is particularly challenging for IT departments. The skills gap isn’t a myth. A survey from CareerBuilder found that 60 percent of U.S. employers have job openings that stay vacant for 12 weeks or longer, a problem HR managers say costs an average of $800,000 annually. The Centre for Economics and Business Research calculated that the skills gap costs American businesses $160 billion every year.

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5 Ways To Locally Advertise Your Small Business

Article | April 5, 2020

Many small businesses have a minimal budget when it comes to advertising, and that can hold them back. It’s not impossible, but it takes a lot more consideration as to where and how you spend that money for maximum exposure and benefit. Before the internet, adverts in the phone book or the local newspaper were the norm, as well as traditional methods such as flyers and posters. These days, small businesses are aware of the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) and the need to rank highly on Google, but the reality is that they also need to focus on hyper-local methods of advertising. In this article, we look at a few ways in which you can do this.

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4 Questions to Ask — and Answer — Before Starting a Side Hustle

Article | July 6, 2021

Starting a side hustle requires doing a bit more than deciding you will monetize your interests. You can explore a hobby or activity that you are passionate about through a side hustle. This hustle may also allow you to carve out a space for pursuing natural talents, such as the ability to bake cakes or sew clothing. Typically, a side gig is pursued on the side in addition to full-time employment elsewhere. Side hustles may not be your full-time line of work, but that doesn’t mean they do not receive any less attention. Starting a side hustle requires an investment of time, energy, focus, and dedication. This ensures that you may pursue what you love, learn by doing, create and establish a working business plan, and, ideally, set yourself up to build a loyal customer or client base that enjoys and invests in your offerings. Starting a side hustle also means being able to ask, and answer, tough questions to ensure you’re ready to commit. Before you start, make sure you can confidently answer the following questions to ensure a healthy lifecycle for your side gig.

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Care/of

Care/of (takecareof.com) is a fast-growing, venture-backed wellness startup. We make it easier and more enjoyable to shop for vitamins (and maybe even a little fun, too). Our technology makes it possible for people to get custom vitamin recommendations based on their diets and health goals, which we deliver in convenient daily packs. We always include a touch of joy. We aim to help people feel empowered to make the right choices for their health by being transparent about the research backing up our recommendations and the quality of our products. Goodbye, guesswork. Care/of launched in 2016 and is based in New York City. (And we’re excited to meet you.)

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