AFS Attends the 2022 ASA StaffingWorld Conference

Anna and Kim attended the StaffingWorld conference in Las Vegas last month! We attended classes on various topics related to the staffing industry, met up with some AFS clients and hosted a fun TopGolf event with the NOSA group. StaffingWorld was a great opportunity to learn about new resources and information that we can share with our clients, and network … Read More

Invoicing Tips to Maximize Cash Flow for Your Small Business

Communicate with your customers. It’s common to send a reminder the day a payment is due, followed by weekly reminders. Use the same point of contact for all billing matters if you can; building rapport with an individual can grease the wheels if a misunderstanding does occur. Automate invoicing. The right software can automate your invoicing process and cut down … Read More

Top 3 Small Business Trends for 2018

If you have not already started, now is a good time to start planning your marketing strategy for the year.  Consider one or all of these three leading 2018 small business trends: Get Personal – In today’s world, so many things have turned digital such as online chat and automated messaging. Although modern technology is great for efficiency, it lacks … Read More

Who Needs Invoice Factoring?

By now you have heard of Invoice Factoring and may be wondering if you would benefit from this service.  Many businesses, from various industries, use factoring as a way to improve working capital and their bottom line.  Another benefit is the ability for small businesses to attract more business knowing that the financial burden will be minimized due to financing … Read More

Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners

  As a small business owner, you know that time is a commodity.  It can be lost and then gained back but it is irretrievable.  Protecting your time is a must!  Here are 5 ways you can protect your precious gift of time. Log Your Time – Take inventory of your time by logging everything you do in a day. … Read More

5 End of Year Planning Tips for Your Small Business

With the year coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about closing the book on 2016 and looking ahead to 2017.  Count your small business blessings for the year and set the bar higher for next year.  Here are a few ideas to help you get started as we head into the New Year. 1.     Evaluate and Adjust … Read More

How SOCIAL are you? Top Tips to Get Your Small Business in the Game

 In the past only the largest firms with large marketing budgets could reach billions of people. Now anyone can do it, thanks to the global growth of social media. This is a significant opportunity that, if managed correctly, can transform any small business into tomorrow’s global business. Here are 10 pointers to help you reach out beyond your home market. Know … Read More

DOL Overtime Rule and How it Impacts Your Small Business

  One of the biggest changes as a result of the DOL (Department of Labor) ruling is a mandated increase in the minimum salary level that businesses must pay salaried employees.  The new regulation goes in effect December 1st 2016 and raises the minimum salary to $47,476 from $23,660 annually. Revisions to the mandatory threshold for exempt employees will happen … Read More

Employee Benefits Create a Positive Work Environment and More Motivated Employees

  Employee benefits can be struggle for small business owners.  The financial responsibility for providing health insurance alone can be overwhelming if you have more than a few employees.  It’s time to think outside the box and come up with benefits that will create a positive environment and motivated employees. Provide vacation time, generous salaries and bonuses Employees need to … Read More

Tried-and-True Tips for Growing Your Business

  Growing a business can be a mixed bag of success and stress if you don’t know where to start.  You know you have a great business already, and you have the vision for where you want the business to go, but the haze between Point A and Point B makes this next step seem like quite the daunting task. … Read More