Category Archives: Small Business

3 Simple Ways to Increase Your Income Tax Refund

As the holidays approach, piles of wrapping paper can turn into piles of receipts.  Try these 3, simple tips that may help increase your refund at tax time. Organize Your Receipts: Keeping track of your receipts year ’round is now easier … Continue reading

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Operation Hope – HOPE Inside Brooklyn Launch

We are thrilled to announce that together with Operation HOPE, we’ve launched the third HOPE Inside location in New York at our branch at 539 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. The program will empower entrepreneurs and small businesses in Crown … Continue reading

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Making Friends Count: Why Networking is Crucial for Business

Loyal customers are currency in any business, and having talkative friends is the best form of advertising any business could hope for. But where do you turn when you can’t find the answers to some of your tough questions? The … Continue reading

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Smart Businesses Get Paid Faster

In the past, we have looked at a few ways small business owners can establish a competitive advantage in their market place, and discussed reasons to evaluate a business plan in the new year. Making some necessary changes can also … Continue reading

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How, and Why, To Run A Greener Small Business

There are a number of phrases that small business owners hear on a regular basis that all circle back to the idea of sustainability. From “going green” to having a”clean office,” everyone is more mindful of the impact our work … Continue reading

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Is Your Small Business Ready for Holiday Shopping?

Can you believe we’re less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving? For small businesses, the Thanksgiving holiday is 24 quiet hours before the busiest weekend of the year. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Americans will be … Continue reading

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Is Your Small Business Hiring For The Holidays?

Many businesses hire additional personnel this time of year to accommodate the increased volume of shoppers for the holidays. If you’re one of those business owners, adding employees can be a headache when the time comes to take care of … Continue reading

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Popular Community Bank Launches iPad App for Business

Popular Community Bank is excited to announce a new iPad app for business customers. This new app has special features for small and mid-size business owners and their staff to manage finances from virtually anywhere. Through the iPad app, business … Continue reading

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Football Week: Adjusting Your Game Plan As A Business Owner

Owning a business is, in many ways, like being a football coach. Understanding the strengths of your personnel is required to be successful, and understanding your competition is also needed to be a winning business. But many successful business owners … Continue reading

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Should My Business Offer Gift Cards?

Kids love them. Adults prefer them. And it doesn’t matter how last minute the shopping trip is, they’re always the “right choice.” Gift cards have become the mainstream gift of choice in the US, and businesses not offering branded cards … Continue reading

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