December 15, 2021
Heartland vs. Square: A Comparison of Key Features and Functionality
Ice cream flavors. Las Vegas buffets. Sometimes it’s nice to be spoiled with choice.

Other times, not so much. When it comes to choosing payments, point of sale (POS) systems and payroll solutions, the sheer number of options can feel overwhelming. But because the wrong choice could disrupt your business, it’s important to get it right.
Your FedEx and UPS Shipments Will Be More Expensive in 2022
FedEx and UPS raise their rates every year, but there are a few things that make 2022 unique.

Demand for parcel services is at an all-time high thanks to the pandemic and all of its ripple effects. As a result, the announced average rate increase of 5.9% is notably higher than what we’ve seen in the past several years.

To help NOACC members prepare and budget for the year ahead, our benefit provider PartnerShip has analyzed the new rates. Download the full guide to get a simplified explanation of the complicated changes. Then be sure to enroll in the NOACC Chamber Shipping Program to offset the rising costs with FedEx discounts of up to 45%.  
SBA - Cleveland District Office
How to Sell Your Product or Service to the Federal Government
Friday, December 17th, 2021, 10am to 11:30am - WEBINAR

Each year, our government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchases from private firms. The SBA works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. These include the 8(a) Business Development Program, SAM, HUBZone Program and SUB-Net. Find out how these programs can help your business.
Ready to Get Back in the Swing of Things?
Boost Your Productivity with These 10 Tips
It’s the week after Thanksgiving, and many of us might be struggling with the same question: how can I bounce back after a long weekend celebrating with family and friends? It isn’t easy to immediately start working smart, hard, and fast again— particularly following a few lazy days off and with the rest of the holiday season stretching ahead over the next five weeks.

The key is to start small with simple day-to-day steps that can boost productivity and efficiency. The best part about these strategies is they can be deployed throughout the year when you need a little empowerment and inspiration. But the first week of December provides the perfect opportunity to test these tips during a critical time.
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