More recent stories from Christal Bemont
Small Business
Embrace technology to grow – 2nd in a series on Growth
To survive and thrive, any organization needs to grow, as we mentioned in our last post. Today, one of the most powerful ways is by embracing technology to transform the business. Here at Concur, we know small and medium sized businesses can get...

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Small Business
Innovate to grow
Businesses don’t grow and thrive by doing the same old thing, and only that thing, over and over. They grow because someone has a new idea, and nurtures it properly. If growth is essential for an organization to survive, innovation is essential...

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Small Business
“Dream big, start small” and grow
Here at Concur, we have a warm spot in our hearts for National Small Business Week. For over 50 years, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business...

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who we are
Concur partner team announces plans to attend WPC for the first time ever!
Open for business – WPC and Concur As Microsoft says, its Worldwide Partner Conference is “where business gets done and new business begins.” That’s why Concur will be there, and it’s why we think you should join us. Microsoft calls its Worldwide...

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small business
Straight talk in uncertain times
Current research shows small and midsized business owners are feeling a lot of uncertainty in this election year. But you can continue to build value whether the business cycle is up or down. Automating your business processes can help a lot,...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Expense management technology: what have you done for me lately?
In today’s competitive environment, it’s more important than ever for small and mid-size companies to make sure they have the right technology in place to grow quickly and efficiently. With so many competing priorities, it’s difficult to know...

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Small Business
Common AP practices may be setting SMBs up for financial mistakes
ThreeBridge is a fast-growing professional services company whose consultants use cutting-edge technology with all of their clients. But for years, they employed a paper-based vendor invoice management system. “It was very cumbersome…and because...

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Small Business
Four ways small businesses can improve cash flow management for long-term...
To survive and thrive, companies need to have a strong grasp of their cash flow. By understanding when, where and how money enters and exits a business, companies can more effectively manage spend, reduce error and plan for the future. This is...

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Small Business
AP Recognition Week: How automating processes helps your AP team all year long
We’re celebrating AP Recognition Week (sponsored by the The Institute of Financial Operations) by acknowledging all of the hard work Accounts Payable does within an organization. AP is often the last line of defense for small and mid-sized...

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Who we are
The Power of Community
I don’t remember a time when my mom wasn’t exploring a new small business idea. She raised me to be self-sufficient and see the beauty in truly creative ideas, especially those that could be turned into a business plan. One of her absolute joys...

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Who we are
Giving Back, One Story at a Time
Philanthropy has forever been part of the SAP Concur culture and one of the reasons I love this company. Walk the halls of any of our global offices and you’ll see posters with opportunities to volunteer in both local and national meaningful...

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Small Business
How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Reduce Stress for your Accounts Payable...
AP Recognition Week is an annual opportunity to show appreciation toward our unsung heroes in the finance department: the accounts payable employees who every day focus on making sure bills get paid promptly and accurately while keeping suppliers...

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Small Business
Let’s Celebrate Small Business Saturday Every Day of the Year
Every November on the Saturday after Black Friday, we celebrate Small Business Saturday – a day to shop at locally owned small businesses and celebrate their community contributions. As a special thank you, some retail stores offer promotions and...

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Travel & Expense Trends
Creating a Healthy Balance of Work and Life Can Propel Your Business Forward
Running a small business often means wearing many hats, getting pulled in multiple directions, and sometimes spending nights and weekends working. When time is our most precious commodity, it needs to be spent wisely and not on tedious tasks such...

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Innovation
Books Spend Management Experts Should Read in 2020
My travels this year have taken me throughout North America and beyond. One commonality I continue to experience is the genuine passion that those who oversee or manage employee spend and travel continue to show, despite an ever-evolving, swiftly...

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