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Customer Marketing, Marketing

Online Reviews Are The Social Proof Your Small Business Needs More Of

It used to be that people got business recommendations from family and friends. Those days have long past. It’s not that people don’t rely on recommendations anymore though –  it’s how they get recommendations that has become a lot more complex. The internet now plays a huge part in how businesses are recommended, assisted by… Read more

Leadership, Restaurant & Bars

An Action Plan to Improve Your Culture and Minimize Legal Risk

Laying the groundwork for a robust and magnetic culture takes time. It’s not something that happens automatically, straight out of the gate. Instead, it is thoughtfully built upon the company’s core principles, purpose, vision and mission — piece by piece until it has been integrated into every aspect of operations and actions. As your culture… Read more

Kabbage News

A Kabbager’s Guide to Atlanta

Atlanta has seen a rapid increase in population over the course of only a few years, and the city’s newfound popularity comes as no surprise. Currently, there are 5.7 million people in the metro Atlanta area with numbers projected to continue to rise. Atlanta boasts a prosperous job market, a diverse community, a lively weekend… Read more

Restaurant & Bars

Carrie Luxem Video Series: Culture & Leadership Success

Carrie Luxem, CEO and founder of Restaurant HR Group, continues her expert video series with Kabbage by discussing your restaurant’s culture and offering more leadership success advice. In her first video, Carrie offers steps and tips on how to achieve the culture you desire. “Culture is what it is, it’s not what you say it is,”… Read more

Leadership, Leadership Styles & Tips, Restaurant & Bars

Leadership Is Who You Are, Not Just What You Do

As the saying goes, we expect leaders to “lead by example.” And while walking the walk is important, honing in on just that aspect can detract from the most critical part of great leadership — that it’s firmly rooted in the core of who you are, not just simply in what you do. A leader… Read more

Customer Loyalty, Customer Service, Marketing, Sustainability

4 Ways Your Small Business Benefits from Referrals

As a small business, word of mouth marketing is a reliable and cost-effective way to grow your business. Fortunately, we live in a world where people generally root for and want to see small businesses succeed. And whether it be a face-to-face conversation, text or social media message, word of mouth has a way of… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Taxes

A Guide to Section 179 for Small Business Owners

It’s never too early to focus on upcoming taxes. Naturally, small businesses want to maximize their deductions to minimize taxes. However, they might not be aware of a certain tax code that benefits them: Section 179. According to a survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), only 65 percent of small business… Read more

Construction, Kabbage Customers, Small Business Spotlight

Behind the Business: Coastal Concrete Construction Paves the Way for North Charleston Growth

Tony M. of Coastal Concrete Construction began his small business journey 40 years ago as a fourth-generation concrete finisher. Tony’s business, Coastal Concrete Construction, is a veritable family affair that spans four generations and 40 years. Based in Charleston, S.C., the business specializes in concrete contracting – from curbs, gutters and sidewalks to driveways, patios,… Read more

Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Small Business Spotlight

Small Business Owners Share Holiday Excitement

Kabbage spoke with small business owners about the holidays. In this post, they discuss how they give back to their communities, what they’re looking most forward to and more! They also provide advice to those who are experiencing the winter holidays for the first time as a small business owner. What are you looking forward to… Read more

Restaurant & Bars

Discovering Your WHY…and Why It Matters for Restaurateurs

In our rush-rush 24/7 world, so many of us — myself included — can end up on auto-drive, cruising through each day and each new opportunity without a thought as to WHY we’re doing exactly what we’re doing. We get distracted by the noise of life and keep chugging along. Before we know it, we’ve… Read more