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Local commerce is essential to the operation of every local economy. In this increasingly digital world, how a business chooses its point-of-sale (POS) solution is not an easy decision to make.
At SOCA, we are determined to reduce the obstacles in the way of your small business.
Not only do wellness initiatives make your workplace more attractive for potential employees, but they can also improve the lifestyle and happiness of already tenured employees.
Wellness initiatives typically center around changing the workday and lifestyle of every employee to make their office a more enjoyable place to work five days a week.
Companies cannot force fitness programs on their employees or risk any adverse health conditions from over-exertion. Employees must take part in fitness programs of their own volition.
Even still, sedentary lifestyles can have long-term health effects on everyone. Helping to educate your employees on the health risk of sitting all day and providing physical solutions to these
If you own a small business, then you know the importance of employee health insurance.
Anything you can do to reduce the cost your business pays for insurance while increasing the benefits provided to your employees goes a long way towards improving your overall bottom line.
Leaders are readers! It is a fundamental exercise for the brain and mind in the same way that physical exercise is important to physical health. As a Chamber leader, I recommend building at least 30 minutes of daily reading into your schedule.
Every business produces waste.
Regardless of your industry, regardless of the eco-friendly policies you have in place, your business produces waste of one kind or another.
Not only is producing excess waste bad for the environment, but it is also very expensive to haul away your company’s waste.
If you are looking to reduce your business’s bottom line or implement more eco-friendly policies, then reducing waste is one of the most effective actions you can take.
Over the past year, employers have begun to take both the mental and physical health of their employees more seriously.
According to the 2021 Future Benefits Study, 80% of employers say their company culture has been more accepting of mental health challenges in the last year, but only 59% of employers agree.
There is a disconnect between what employers are providing and what employees need.
For employers that want to better prioritize their employees’ health, this article will go over some strategies and tips to make the workplace healthier for both employers and employees.
It’s the dream of every small-town resident: a booming local economy rich with culture and opportunity.
The issue is that many local business owners and community managers find they don’t know what steps to take to increase the strength of their local economy.
In essence, the problem of a weak local economy comes down to two factors. First, local businesses are too focused on competing with other small businesses and they allow corporations to take up a large percentage of local revenue. Second, local businesses buy goods from large, global companies to reduce costs.
Both actions result in the deterioration of small businesses and the growth of outside corporations.
Whether you own a small business or one that operates on a larger scale, it is important to have a variety of different management software to ensure that your business is on pace to complete your goals.
Every business owner has a dream.
For some, it’s to become a titan of commerce with a dynastic grip on their industry. For others, they simply want to make a living doing what they love.
However, for most business owners, their goals lay somewhere in between. They want a business that is modestly successful and always growing. They want to afford a wealthy, comfortable life without fear of outgrowing their small-town values and focus on their community.
Want to learn more about what SOCA can offer your small business? At SOCA, we provide you with all the benefits you need to thrive. Join SOCA today!