Author - Jill Quash

$175,000 Awarded By Barclays to Small Businesses

Barclays US Consumer Bank today announced Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs as the winner of its “Small Business Big Wins” promotion and the recipient of a $50,000 grand prize. The Buffalo, New York, restaurant is known for its custom brand of signature hot dogs. It edged out nine other finalists in a nationwide vote to determine...

Who Will Win The $50,000 Small Biz Big Wins Contest?

As we near the close of 2020, small business owners around the country have pivoted, innovated, and persisted through one of the most trying times in modern history. Through its Small Biz Big Wins contest, Barclays US Consumer Bank hopes to inspire small businesses to continue to persevere and help business owners bounce back from...

5 Ways to Give Back on a Budget: Giving Season for Businesses

The season of giving is upon us. In fact, consumer behaviors are continuing to change in favor of giving businesses that stand for something. For instance, 73% of Americans make buying decisions based on companies’ charitable giving. Additionally, employees are more engaged and have more job satisfaction when they work for companies that prioritize charitable...

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Politics in the Workplace: How to Handle Heated Conversations

You’re in the breakroom when you hear two of your employees discussing the debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. The conversation starts out calmly but soon escalates into a heated argument. If you’re unsure how to handle such a situation, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by ComplyRight, more than 25% of...

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3 Ways Technology Companies Can Serve Small Businesses

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are the primary source of jobs and innovation in both the US and abroad today, yet they are consistently underserved by technology companies. This has long been the situation, with smaller businesses left to use watered down enterprise tools that don’t meet their needs. But SMBs represent an incredible...