Barbara Davidson

Babs is a Senior Content Writer and financial guru. She loves exploring fresh ways to save more and enjoy life on a budget! When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge-watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos! 

Here are my most recent posts

Affordable Company Outing Ideas for a Holiday Get-Together

Positive reinforcement plays an integral role in a company’s culture and overall employee job satisfaction. With the holidays around the corner, it’s naturally a perfect time to show gratitude for your staff in some way. Though a financial incentive is certainly a highly sought-after reward, […]

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Excel

Microsoft Excel has been a cornerstone application for businesses since it landed in 1985. For some small business owners, it is a necessary evil – but for others, it’s the Swiss army knife of software, capable of being far more useful than it looks on […]

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A Small Business Guide to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the definitive social media platform for the professional community. But while 30 million companies have LinkedIn profiles, many small business owners continue to resist or delay signing up. Who needs another social media network, right? Especially one targeted for use during work hours! […]

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The Finances of 7 Famous Companies, Visualized

For most consumer-facing companies, profit is a product of two factors: revenue and expenses. Revenue is the income generated by the sale or rental of a company’s goods and services, as well as income earned through investment. Expenses generally include the cost of goods sold […]

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How to Get Better at Delegating

Business leadership isn’t about doing more than everyone else: A talented manager is one who can build a team that they are comfortable delegating work to. This ensures that the workload is fairly distributed and everyone can work to their full potential. In fact, CEOs […]

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OK, Google: How to Optimize a Site for Voice Search

Google voice search is changing the way users search for the information they need. Nearly two-thirds of all smartphone users have used voice search to find local business information in the last 12 months. Over a quarter of desktop, laptop, and tablet users, too. The […]

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The 5 Things You’ll Need for a Business Loan

It can feel overwhelming finding funding for your small business, especially if it’s your first time trying to secure a business loan. There are so many different lenders with different requirements and products, it can feel like another job trying to make sense of it […]

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