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New State Wage Rates in 2017

The minimum wage saw an increase in a number of states at the start of 2017. Unless otherwise noted, the following minimum wage rates (per hour) went into effect on January 1, 2017: Alaska: $9.80 Arizona: $10.00 Arkansas: $8.50 for employers with 4 or more employees California: $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees (for smaller employers, [...]

The Day The Internet Stood Still

It’s almost 2017 and, today, even toasters are connected to the internet. We call it IOT – or “internet of things” – and, in case you haven’t heard, it’s the latest technology wave to hit consumer electronics. Cisco estimates that by 2020, there could be anywhere from 50 to 200 billion internet-connected devices in use. [...]

Ecommerce Starts and Ends Here

Selling products online is an important part of running a business. Some businesses are entirely online, allowing for business owners to operate from anywhere at any time. To nobody's surprise, ecommerce accounts for more and more purchases every year and is only expected to grow in the coming years. Because of the complexity of selling [...]

Visa Tackles the Biggest EMV Issue

EMV has rolled out to stores and credit card terminals around the world. It’s the new standard for secure transactions, and people are encouraged to use their chip-enabled cards whenever they have the option. One of the major complaints about EMV (it may be the only complaint, really) is how long it takes to run [...]

Your Business is Live Now

Facebook is a great place to get engagement with potential customers. From ads to boosted posts and Call To Actions, Facebook is definitely a place for business, and new features are being added every day to make advertising feel less like advertising and more like natural communication with people you do business with. Facebook's latest [...]

5 Digital Tools That Tell What Your Website Visitors Really Think

Successful brands effectively collect consumer feedback and use it to make incremental improvements to their product. While customer feedback is important, often users aren’t sure about what they want; or, users claim to want one thing, but really want another. The best brands not only collect customer feedback, but also gather user data in order to [...]

Pokemon Go is Great for Businesses

Unless you live on the moon, you've probably heard, seen, or read about the new Pokemon Go app. It's an augmented reality version of the globally popular Pokemon games in which players explore the world, catching and training monsters and battling other trainers. For the last week and a half, kids, teens, and adults have [...]

Deer Valley Data Joins the Newtek Family of Companies

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. [...]

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 [...]