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Much is happening this month that could affect your finances: a thorny tax season looms, the Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates, and there are upcoming money deadlines you won’t want to miss.

Here’s the good news first: No 1., warmer weather is on it’s way, and No. 2, we’re going to break down everything you need to know into simple, easy steps (as we do every month).

These are the smart money moves you should make in March.

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In 2018, over 97 million people watched the tournament from the First Four to the Final Four. For anyone who’s ever wondered why so many businesses seem to flock to March Madness each year, these numbers are your answer.

As a marketing agency, your company should be invested in March Madness as well. Whether you’ve been riding the wave of March Madness for years or are just starting to look for ways to use the tournament to boost your agency and clients, here are a few tried-and-true suggestions for how you can make the most of the annual tournament.

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Businesses depend on accuracy in their financial reporting, but ensuring that reports are timely is equally important. Market conditions and individual business financials can change on a daily basis, and stakeholders need access to verified, fully updated financial reports to make the decisions most likely to encourage continued financial success or to correct course if needed.

Following best practices in financial reporting can ensure that even the busiest entrepreneurs have the information they need to make well-informed decisions. Below, nine Forbes Finance Council members share their top tips for accurate and timely financial reporting.

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For your business to make money, you must charge prices that not only cover your expenses, but also provide a profit. Cost allocation is the process of identifying and assigning costs to the cost objects in your business, such as products, a project, or even an entire department or individual company branch.

While a detailed cost allocation report may not be vital for extremely small businesses, such as a teen’s lawn service, more complex businesses require the process of cost allocation to ensure profitability and productivity.

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Taxes are complex, and for small-business owners, freelancers and people with side gigs, they’re even more complex — especially now, as filers reckon with the tax effects of small-business relief programs and rule changes, NerdWallet reports.

But those new twists and turns can create some tax-saving opportunities, according to three tax pros. Here are seven things they say entrepreneurs and independent workers can do to lower their tax bills and their anxiety this filing season and in the year ahead.

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Struggling to engage your employees? We know how you feel!

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace, only 15 percent of employees are engaged in the workplace.

Don’t worry! This blog is full of helpful tips that will help to show you that achieving engagement in your workforce is easier than it seems.

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Do you own a business? If so, you know that it’s important to do everything you can to make sure it succeeds. One of the most important things you can do is make sure your website is optimized for search engines. SEO, or search engine optimization, is the process of improving your website’s rank in search engine results pages.

SEO, or search engine optimization, can be a confusing and intimidating topic, particularly for small business owners. However, it is a vital tool for growing a business online. In this post, we will break down some easy SEO tips that you can use to help your small business website rank higher in search engine results pages and attract more visitors. Keep reading to learn more!

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As you may have observed, society has gone through one of the largest changes that it has seen in over 100 years. One small virus known as the coronavirus caused Covid-19. And this has changed society and our business forever.

While social media has been around for some time, the changes since March or 2020 have been phenomenal. But what do you care if you own or are charged with the marketing of a business-to-business product or service? Business-to-business sales are different, you might say. This is no five bucks, fast fashion item. So, should you really be looking at social media marketing?

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SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers – America’s small businesses.

SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives and other online events.

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Business loans can be essential to launching a startup or expanding an existing company, with funds often used to secure inventory, purchase equipment, rent operational space, hire employees or cover a host of other expenses. However, business loans can be difficult for new companies to get. Be aware of these eight roadblocks that can keep you from getting approved for a small business loan.

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