Expansion Capital Group Named Among The Most Successful Companies in America for Second Consecutive Year

Expansion Capital Group Named Among The Most Successful Companies in America for Second Consecutive Year   Sioux Falls, SD— For the second year in a row, Inc. 5000 named Expansion Capital Group (ECG) among The Most Successful Companies in America.   Over the past 3 years, ECG has grown by over 97% percent, adding over […]

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Win-win internships

Successful internship programs aren’t just for big employers with sprawling HR departments. In fact, internships present advantages that are skewed specifically for small businesses. That’s not to say they’re ideal for every small business. Generally, they’re not. Most notably, if your business is organized as a sole proprietorship, neither you nor the intern will likely […]

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5 Tax Tips to Save Small Businesses Big Cash

Being an entrepreneur and operating your small business is a lot of hard work, but it’s also extremely fun and rewarding. Taxes, on the other hand, are a by-product of owning a business, and they’re usually neither fun nor rewarding. In one survey, approximately 93% of small business owners overpaid on taxes for a number […]

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Stay in the safe zone when interviewing for a new position

As a small business owner, you’re accustomed to wearing lots of hats—probably including human resources manager. In the absence of a dedicated and trained in-house HR professional, you may find yourself interviewing job seekers—either in person, by phone or in an electronic format. Before you interview a job candidate, it’s a good idea to have […]

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Tips for optimizing mentor relationships

You probably had a mentor at some point in your career. If you run a small business, you may have one now. Someone you turn to for advice. Or a trusted sounding board. And while the benefits of having a mentor involve soaking up knowledge from someone more experienced, the benefits of being a mentor […]

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Should you lease or buy equipment

No matter what category of commerce you’re engaged in, your small business almost certainly uses some kind of expensive equipment. Think manufacturing equipment. Specialized tools. Computers and peripherals. Vehicles. Accounting for the cost of these machines raises a complex series of questions. But one of the top priorities is deciding initially whether to buy or […]

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Sioux Fall Business Puts South Dakota on the Map in Financial Technology

Contact: Tamara@Tamaraedwards.co Monday, February 25, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD — Earlier today SourceMedia named Sioux Falls’ Expansion Capital Group (ECG) among the Best Places to Work in Financial Technology in 2019. Expansion Capital Group was selected out of hundreds of companies nationwide for its high-scoring workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics, and survey of overall […]

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3 Signs It’s Time to Expand Your Business

So you’ve built yourself a decent business. Maybe you have pretty steady cash flow, a strong consumer base, and a nice office. This moment is crucial for your business because it presents you with a dilemma: do you keep things the way they are or try to expand? “Complacency can be the single most dangerous […]

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Guerilla PR and marketing tactics

If your small business sells to the public, or even a defined segment of Consumers, consider adding guerilla tactics to your communications mix. Guerilla marketing and public relations (PR) tactics are a great way to get your business noticed using non-standard techniques. The name derives from a type of warfare in which insurgents break established […]

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Make the most of vendor relationships

Even if you’re in the smallest of small businesses (typically a sole proprietorship), you almost certainly rely on one or more vendors. A software consultant, an office supply contact, or maybe a strategy guru or even a freelancer in your field to whom you send overflow work. And if you have employees and a dedicated […]

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