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Category Archives: Reducing Your Costs


Deer Valley Data Joins the Newtek Family of Companies

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Greetings Deer Valley Data customers!

Newtek is pleased to announce that Deer Valley Data and its Atjeu brand have joined the Newtek Family of Companies.

If you’re not familiar with Newtek, you’ll be pleased to know that Newtek Technology Solutions is a leading managed technology and I.T. infrastructure company that has been around since 1997.

Newtek’s technology operations are based out of Phoenix, Arizona, and have a data center footprint — with redundancy and backup — in Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, London, and Singapore.

Is Your Business Growing? 3 Tips on How to Scale

Scaling a growing business can be as challenging as starting one. These tips can help you navigate the roadblocks that come with success.

You would think growing pains are a nice problem to have, but the challenges of scaling a business can trip up even the savviest of entrepreneurs. Sure, your store has grown forty percent in sales over last year, but you may not have the space to keep up with this growth next year. The increase in sales has helped cash flow, but that’s still not enough cash to open up a second location. How, then, do you scale?

The Depreciation Deduction, What SMB Should Know

section-179-deductionAn important new change to U.S. tax law quietly passed before the end of the year. I know, it sounds dull, but it’s actually quite exciting; the change is intended to help small and mid-sized businesses and might even work to stimulate the economy.

The boost for SMB owners comes from an adjustment to Section 179 of the US tax code dealing with deduction. The new rule establishes a permanent deduction for purchases of qualifying equipment.

Managed Technology & The SMB

managed services guyTechnology drives modern business, regardless of size or industry. It’s how we interact with customers, distribute information, push revenue, and solve problems. However, for small and medium-sized businesses and startups, technology implementation is another in a long list of issues that result from a lack of resources.

Few people have the expertise to manage much of today’s technology, and most independent businesses cannot afford to hire a full-time IT staff, here are ways that managed IT services can really benefit small businesses.

NewtPay Zero & Political Campaigns: Optimizing Donor Contributions

political_campagin_contributionWith the 2016 presidential election approaching, candidates are now firmly focused on their campaigns. November 8th, 2016 is not too far off, and candidates are racing to raise millions of dollars – millions which will be spent on what many experts predict will be the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history. This leads us gracefully to the topic of processing payments, and how donor funds get from point A (your hands) to point B (their campaign machine). Most donors fail to realize that there are processing fees involved in all ACH, debit, and credit card processing activities.

Top Small Business Benefits of Managed Technology Services

two_businessmen.jpg.800x600_q96Technology drives the modern business, regardless of size or industry. It’s how we interact with customers, distribute information, drive revenue, and solve problems. However, for small and medium-sized businesses and startups, technology implementation is another in a long list of issues that result from a lack of resources.

Few people have the expertise to manage much of today’s technology, and most independent businesses cannot afford to hire a full-time IT staff, here are ways that managed IT services can really benefit small businesses.

Here are the top 5 benefits of managed services for small businesses:

Do You Qualify for a Small Business Loan?

Small-Business-LoansYou have a small business and your looking to expand, refinance, acquire more capital, ect. You need a small business loan, but you’re not sure if you qualify.

Well first lets decide if you’re actually a small business. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration the following characteristics are those of a small business:

  • Organized for profit
  • Has a place of business in the U.S.
  • Operates within the U.S. making significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor
  • Independently owned and operated

Outsource Your Payroll, You’ve Got Enough To Worry About

HelpLet’s shoot straight: managing payroll is an annoying obligation; an especially time consuming and detail-oriented task that can quickly consume even the sharpest business owner. Add to that the stiff penalties for a tax filing omission or a mistake on an employee paycheck and now we’re talking a full-blown pain in the rear.

Outsourcing payroll is an excellent alternative to in-house payroll processing for today’s small businesses. This practice allows business owners to streamline operations, freeing them from the liability and annoyance of payroll duties, and allowing them to focus their efforts on the tasks that impact the bottom line. While there are many reasons business owners choose to outsource payroll, here we’ve identified the top advantages:

Tips For Using Social Media To Find Job Candidates

hiringBy now, I hope we all realize that we should be constantly conducting ourselves on social media as though every person we might ever want to hire us is going to see what we post. Because, odds are, they will. Looking up someone’s social media presence is pretty much the second step after reviewing a resume when considering someone for a position.

7 Things That Only People Who Work From Home Understand

iStock_000008913715SmallWorking at home isn’t all fun and games and wearing no pants! (But, to be fair, it is a lot of that.)

 

  1. Distraction is everywhere

You can rest assured that during the walk to your desk to get a serious amount of work done, you will spot no fewer than a dozen small household chores that you’ve been neglecting, and will begin doing them, rationalizing that they’ll “only take a minute”. The problem is, those minutes add up and suddenly you’ve spent the entire morning doing laundry and taking out the trash (and, and, and…) I have no advice here. It just happens. And the worst part is, if you don’t tend to these things, they weigh on your mind while you’re trying to work.





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