Twitter, router can help your business

Today’s RuralNYSBO newsletter looks at two ways business owners can use Twitter’s free services, improve their WiFi service, and prepare now for December 31.


Two ways Twitter can help build your business

Join  Twitter chats to build your business skills. In addition to regularly scheduled chats,  there are pop-up Twitter chats, like one in April about the EMV chip credit cards. Also use Twitter to engage your customers and solve problems for them..  If you need help finding hashtags for topics relevant to your customers, Hashtag Scout can help.


Tips for better WiFI

Changes are coming in the WiFi world as people increasingly rely on WiFi for internet access.  Read five tips to keep your small business WiFi up and running.  If you a WiFi extender could help, Engadget found a good one for $100.

You might want to think now about upgrading to a business-grade router, which offers enhanced security and flexibility.  Perhaps you should money for that into your 2016 budget.


Prepare for the end of the year

Tax season will be here before you know it.  The SBA recommends you to review your financial statements as of June 30. Make sure you’ve made accurate estimated tax payments.  And meet with your tax adviser about anything you’re doing differently this year and any tax changes you need to know about to be ready for 2016.

New York’s minimum wage goes up to $9 an hour from its present $8.75 on Dec. 31, 2015. Plan now for the transition, especially if your business is one that will be open on New Year’s Day.


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