June 25, 2014
Exciting news! Fanbank is now Plink™, a new brand to better reflect the new ways we're striving to make commerce more personal.
Some of the content below uses our old name, but discusses the same quality solutions that we have always provided to our customers, partners and community.
May 6, 2019
November 13, 2018
The average consumer will spend about $819 this holiday season, so if local businesses can get in on the action, they stand to reap big rewards. With some advance planning, your business could increase holiday sales this year and for years to come. Plus, if you call on the collective wisdom of Main Street, you’ll grow even faster than you would on your own.
November 27, 2018
The average American already makes a habit of shopping local, spending one-third of their discretionary income at local businesses. In fact, more than a quarter of Americans shop local at least twice weekly. Taken together, these figures prove that your ideal customers are already committed to the concept of shopping small.
December 6, 2018
If you have a business plan for your business, it should be a go-to resource when you’re trying to organize your finances or make informed decisions as a leader. If you don’t have a business plan, it’s a good idea to write one — this handy guide makes it easy. Either way, at some point, you’ll have to update your plan...
December 18, 2018
Once you’ve laid out your business’s plan for the holidays, you might set your sights a little further in the future and plan to make 2019 your most successful year yet. To chart your course, try borrowing a technique from outside the business world and setting a New Year’s resolution. Below are 5 suggested resolutions that will take your business to the next level.
February 13, 2019
This year, you have the opportunity to bring your business to new heights, whether that means more sales, using time more efficiently, a new location, or something else. Books and blogs — this one included — can guide you as you work toward your goals, but there’s no substitute for the focused, one-one-one attention of a mentor.
March 7, 2019
As a small business owner, the amount you owe during tax season can be a surprise if you’ve had a year of excellent growth or you don’t take all of the deductions available to you. This year, one of the most important variables on taxable income for small business owners is the 20% deduction...
March 18, 2019
If you’re a small business owner, you’re probably trading on your reputation in your local area and have spent as much time as you can growing awareness in your neighborhood. Dedicating the right time or budget to expand that following, however, is a different story.
April 4, 2019
From major national holidays to local celebrations, seasonal events like the upcoming Easter holiday provide small businesses with many additional selling opportunities. Yet, coordinating your sales activities with all of the upcoming events on the calendar can seem like just one more....
May 2, 2019
Everything I ever needed to know about Small Business I learned from Charlie and Jimbo Dowd, the recently retired owners of Everything But Anchovies in Hanover, NH. Over 30 years, as their point of sale went from a paper receipt, to a swipe terminal, to a sophisticated integrated tablet solution, and as their customers went from cash to card to phone, one thing remained constant: Throughout every change, without fail, Charlie, Jimbo, or their sisters were at the register greeting their customers...
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