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60% of Small Businesses Do Not Have a Cybersecurity Policy: Survey
05.06.2020 13:11
Social distancing amid COVID-19 has forced millions of businesses to set up remote workstations that rely solely on Web applications and services (SaaS) to conduct business operations.  Acco...
Your Cybersecurity Spring-Cleaning Checklist
03.06.2020 13:10
For small business owners, tidying up your digital space means conducting a virtual sweep of your website and organizations security practices. I recommend that small business owners use the following...
Web.com Offers SEO Solution for Small Businesses
01.06.2020 13:07
Search engine optimization is an effective tool to build awareness and increase sales. If you’re thinking about using search engine optimization (SEO) to grow your business, then the latest offering...
Why Branding Matters Now More Than Ever
29.05.2020 13:06
As the Covid-19 outbreak wreaks havoc on the retail industry, some are asking a curious question, namely: will companies boost their spending on branding in the aftermath the crisis? What I find stra...
Evolutionary Branding: Know The Jungle
27.05.2020 13:04
The law of the jungle states, in evolutionary terms, that only the fittest survive. Before you can effectively brand an organization, you need to understand its clients/customers/donors/community and ...
10 Tips For Digital Marketing During a Pandemic
25.05.2020 13:02
Understand the Challenges Your Customers Are Facing Before you can market during any period, you need to be able to solve a problem for your customers. During a pandemic, the problem you are solving m...
5 Marketing Hacks On The Cheap To Grow Your Business During a Pandemic
22.05.2020 13:01
For small businesses, resources can be tight. Especially right now. Limited budgets can present challenges for how businesses raise awareness, acquire customers, and generate revenue....
10 Must-Have Content Marketing Tools For Small Business Owners
20.05.2020 13:00
Customers go through a journey before they commit to a purchase. As a small business owner, it is your duty to engage and interact with them until they do so. And when they do, you continue to nurture...
How to Market Your Business During Covid
18.05.2020 12:59
Make communication a priority In response to the restrictions temporarily in place, companies large and small have made changes to the way they do business. Restaurants are offering curbside pickup. M...
The Email Marketing Statistics You Need to Know in 2020
15.05.2020 12:57
Email marketing continues to be one of the most powerful tools for growing your business. (Need proof? Check out stat #1 below.) And although email marketing has been around for deca...
Thank You, Small Business
13.05.2020 12:56
It is hard to believe that six weeks ago we were all living life as we previously knew it and making plans for the life we thought was ahead. It has been an exhausting six weeks. It has been a frustr...
How Mobility Is Helping Three Small Businesses Stay In Business
11.05.2020 12:55
When it comes to turning business challenges into opportunities, small business owners are quick, nimble, and creative. With state governments around the country shuttering all non-essential businesse...
5 Small Business Trends to Pay Attention to in 2020
08.05.2020 12:53
As an entrepreneur, you've likely had to embrace change lately so you not only continue to succeed, but you also find ways to dominate during unprecedented times. One of the best ways to gain a compet...
Your Sleep Habits Need a Spring Reset. Try These 5 Tips Tonight
06.05.2020 18:53
Chances are good, few habits need more of an overhaul right now than your sleep routine. You probably picked up a few bad sleep habits during the cold, dark winter and any additional stress you're fac...
The top 10 Prospecting Tools for Your Small Business Sales
04.05.2020 18:50
The customer acquisition process is a long journey. As any salesperson knows, there are many phases to this journey, and while the close might get all the glory, the most important part of the process...
Essential Business Survival Guide for the Covid-19 Crisis
01.05.2020 18:47
Expert advice on handling panicked customers, interrupted supply chains, webinars, Zoom meetings, hyper kids, and a work environment that changes by the hour. complete article...
Best Sales Tactics for Your Small Business
29.04.2020 18:41
There are no magic formulas or secret sales tips for boosting your sales metrics and performance. Sales are dependent on a myriad of factors lining up in your favor, and many of them are out of the nu...
8 Ways Business Owners Can Take Advantage of the Federal Stimulus Package
27.04.2020 18:40
There is a strategy to maximizing all the benefits of Congress recent $2 trillion stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not just applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PP...
One Way to Start a Lucrative Career From Home That Could Pay $50,000 in a Day
23.04.2020 18:17
We are in the midst of a difficult time in history. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a health crisis, and both the economy and jobs are suffering as a result. While many of us can work from home, oth...
Half of Small Businesses May Close Within 2 Weeks
21.04.2020 18:17
Fifty-four percent of U.S. small businesses have either closed or expect to close temporarily over the next 14 days, according to a new Chamber of Commerce survey. complete article...
What it is like to lose your small business to coronavirus
15.04.2020 18:14
We had to terminate all of our employees. We talked about different options, like furloughing employees, which is a temporary termination. We talked to tons of other business founders and really leane...
7 Ways to Train Your Brain to Make Better Decisions
13.04.2020 18:13
Every day brings a tidal wave of choices, from hiring to product features to marketing plans. As the founder and CEO of JotForm, I know that decision-making is one of the toughest parts of my job. Tec...
FinTechs Must Be Involved In Paycheck Protection Program Lending For Small Business
10.04.2020 14:02
Small businesses drive the economy and create the lions share of jobs in the private sector economy. However, right now they are struggling mightily. Although it is recommended that companies have at ...
Banking industry has concerns about the small business bailout program
08.04.2020 13:59
Many small businesses have shut their doors but the bills are still piling up. The Small Business Administration is launching a program to assist, but many lenders are voicing concerns about it, calli...
How to get aid for a small business hit by coronavirus crisis
06.04.2020 13:59
Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The governme...
How Is Launching A Startup Different From Starting A Small Business
03.04.2020 21:20
Facebook and Walmart had one thing in common, they both built a product people loved. But their journey was different. Understanding how and why building startups is different from small businesses wi...
Starting a Business
01.04.2020 21:18
One of the great things about being in business these days – whether it is having a side hustle or a retail store or an online business – is that there is just so much free help available. comple...
Small business confidence rises, signaling a more positive outlook for the US economy
30.03.2020 21:17
Small business sentiment is on the rise to kick off 2020, with confidence nearing all-time highs, according to data from CNBC and SurveyMonkey. The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index cl...
Why Trade Shows Are Important For Your Small Business
26.03.2020 20:15
In our hyperconnected digital world, trade shows can be seen as a bit of a relic, an outmoded business building tool that entrepreneurs shouldn’t waste their time on. Nothing could be further from t...
5 Best Practices for Small Business Owner Taxes in 2020
24.03.2020 20:14
Spring may be just around the corner, but for accountants and tax professionals, this is crunch time. Here are five ways you can help smooth out the filing process for your small business clients (and...
Small Business Grapples with Uncertainty
20.03.2020 20:12
Small business challenges for 2020 will not be easy as more than eight of ten owners indicate attracting new customers is their biggest problem, and nearly six out of ten report hiring or trying to hi...
Small Business Owners to Big Brands: You Do Not Get It
18.03.2020 20:11
Insiders say the ability to appeal to the emotional side of the SBO will become more important, as so-called Millennials – those born between the years 1980-2000 – are the fastest-growing segment ...
7 Bad Habits Small Business Owners Should Avoid
16.03.2020 20:09
As you take the helm and begin guiding your business into the future, you would be well-advised to listen to suggestions from people who have already made the mistakes they can help you avoid. By the ...
This Is The Secret Ingredient For Small Business Success
12.03.2020 20:07
The research shows that the majority of small businesses believe their revenue growth underperforms their peers. Specifically, 60% of respondents ranked their revenue growth below the 50th percentile ...
This Company Says It Is the Airbnb of Boats
10.03.2020 20:03
GetMyBoat, is a startup that calls itself the Airbnb of Boats. This app lets interested people rent boats in many different countries. Small Business Trends contacted Val Streif, marketing manager for...
Data Cleaning Steps for Small Businesses
06.03.2020 20:01
While small businesses make a huge impact when put together, individually they are often operating on small budgets. Which means small business owners need to be aware of every penny. If you look at ...
7 Big Marketing Trends Impacting Small Business
04.03.2020 20:00
What are the big marketing trends impacting small business? I turned to industry experts for insight. Below are seven trends that small businesses in particular should pay attention to. complete arti...
2020 Tax Season Attacks Already Targeting Small Businesses
02.03.2020 19:52
The deadline for filing taxes in the United States is eight weeks away, but new research has shown that small businesses are already being hit by tax season–related cyber-attacks. Research conducte...
5 Deductions Small Business Owners Do Not Take Advantage Of
28.02.2020 19:51
A lot of small businesses appear to be doing just that though. In fact, the National Federation of Independent Businesses found that tax compliance costs are 67 percent higher for small businesses tha...
Survey: 60 Percent of Small-Business Owners Think Their Revenue Growth Is Below Average
26.02.2020 19:49
According to a new survey, the results of which were first published by Inc. on Tuesday, odds are good that you identify more with option A, even if option B is your reality. In a poll of 620 U.S. sma...
Five effective small-business trends every business leader needs to check out
24.03.2020 19:47
Small businesses are often on the cutting edge because they have to be. With smaller foundations and limited budgets, small-business owners have to think on their feet every day, developing strategies...
7 steps to starting a small business on a shoestring budget
20.02.2020 19:46
One of the great things about being in business these days – whether it is having a side hustle or a retail store or an online business – is that there is just so much free help available. To wi...
5 Small Business Trends to Leverage in 2020
28.01.2020 01:34
If you have a small business, it is essential to keep up with the latest trends in technology, marketing, customer service and other areas that affect your business. Each business is unique, so every ...
Cybersecurity for small business
25.01.2020 01:32
While cyberattacks facing large corporations and government entities may dominate headlines, small businesses are victim to the majority of cybersecurity breaches. In fact, nearly half of small busine...
Get Motivated Going Into the New Year With These Top Small Business Stories
23.01.2020 01:31
The first weekly roundup of 2020 starts with some motivational quotes to get you up and running for the new year. Once you are all pumped up, an article about the economy should also get you excited....
The Power That Small Businesses Wield
21.01.2020 01:30
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and account for 99.7% of all employers. Small businesses work with large enterprises as vendors, customers, competitors or partners. Large busine...
10 Resolutions and Improvements for Your Small Business to Consider in 2020
18.01.2020 01:28
The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to set new goals and find unique ways to improve their operations. There are plenty of different options for your 2020 reso...
2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses
16.01.2020 01:27
As of Jan. 1, there are higher minimum wages in a quarter of the states, and new federal overtime rules. The IRS has new W-4 forms owners will need to get used to. Plastic bags are on their way out at...
Small business pay checks are growing at a fast pace as job gains slow
14.01.2020 01:24
Small business pay checks are growing at a fast pace as job gains slow complete article...
2020s new taxes, regulations to clobber small businesses
11.01.2020 01:22
Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on...
Company Emerges to Help Small Businesses Compete with Amazons Same-Day Delivery—But With Green Cred
09.01.2020 01:20
As companies like Amazon, Walmart, and Target begin to dazzle us with the growing possibility of same-day delivery, it’s becoming harder for small businesses to compete in ways that provide the same...
These Shark Tank entrepreneurs turned a class project into a profitable small business
07.01.2020 01:19
The loyalty to the series clearly inspired a smart pitch, because it didn't take long for the Sharks to warm up to the idea. Plus, offering cold beers in customized Kanga coolers didn't hurt. complet...
10 Tips for Making Major Changes in Your Small Business
23.11.2019 00:28
If you run a small business for a long time, you will probably need to navigate through a lot of major changes. Members of the online small business community are very familiar with these shifts. From...
Small Businesses Must Take Advantage of the Democratization of Data
21.11.2019 00:26
Learn how the easy availability of big data can help SMBs compete with big businesses. - Data is now easier to collect and cheaper to host, making it accessible to nearly every business. - The availa...
16 Creative Ways to Get Press Coverage for Your Small Business
19.11.2019 00:19
In other words, press coverage is priceless, but where do you start? To find out more, we asked 16 marketing experts and entrepreneurs to share interesting and cost-effective ways to get media coverag...
If You Say Yes to Any of These 6 Questions, Your Emotional Intelligence May Be Higher Than Most People
16.11.2019 00:17
The World Economic Forum recently uncovered something that would not have registered on the radar screen of most HR leaders even ten years ago. One of the top 10 job skills required for workers to th...
Cyberattacks now cost small companies $200,000 on average, putting many out of business
14.11.2019 00:15
- Forty-three percent of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves, according to Accenture. - These incidents now cost small businesses $200,000 on ave...
Keep These 4 Things in Mind Before Selling Your Small Business
12.11.2019 00:13
Selling a small business for the maximum value to the right purchasers on the right terms can be a tremendous challenge, even for experienced business owners. Buying and selling an existing company is...
A New Small Business Tech Ecosystem is Emerging
09.11.2019 00:10
Embedded Financial Services is the Future Another group of companies to watch are those that focus on one particular vertical. They can build out capabilities unique to a particular industry and whil...
This Design Platform Is Great for Small Businesses
07.11.2019 00:08
Graphic design is an essential aspect of any marketing campaign or emerging business. You can't brand a business without design tools. When you are starting a business, contracting designers for a web...
How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Unicorn-Level Talent
04.11.2019 21:57
How do you hire, onboard, and retain a great team? You start by viewing your company through the EQ lens to discover your organizational obstacles―the elephants standing in the way of your company'...
A New Tool Aimed At Small Business Allows For Real-Time Analytics
01.11.2019 21:56
A new free analytics tool introduced on Sept. 10 by the Atlanta-based lending platform Kabbage analyzes the live data of more than 200,000 companies in an effort to give small business owners a way to...
Can Too Much Cybersecurity Be Bad for Your Small Business?
30.10.2019 21:54
If you run a small business, security is probably near the top of your priority list—and if it’s not, it should be. Businesses are the most common targets for cyberattacks, and the consequences of...
The 100 Women Building Americas Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses
28.10.2019 21:52
The entrepreneurs on Inc.s second annual Female Founders 100 list have transformed every major industry in America. Meet the boundless dreamers making the biggest difference in 2019. complete article...
Collecting on Your Invoices Does Not Need to Be a Nightmare: 3 Tips for Getting Paid
25.10.2019 22:50
Eleni Gianopulos spent more than 15 years selling her handmade sugar cookies to a famous gourmet grocery chain. Then Dean & DeLuca stopped paying its bills. By January 2018, Gianopulos, founder and ow...
How Googles Youngest-Ever Hire Launched an AI Company Backed by Mark Cuban
23.10.2019 22:48
The daughter of two entrepreneurs who immigrated to the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution, Falon Fatemi became known as Google's youngest-ever hire at the age of 19. After leaving Google, she founded...
Why Todays Best Business Leaders Look to Stoicism
21.10.2019 22:46
Ask entrepreneurs to name their biggest challenge, and you’ll hear plenty of answers: decision-making, prioritizing, staying positive, maintaining momentum. The list goes on. As you may already know...
3 Ways a Small Business Can Meet Its Holiday Help Needs
18.10.2019 22:45
A lack of available workers will make the holiday season a challenge for companies of all sizes. Some of the bigger retailers have already begun ramping up their seasonal hiring efforts. That puts mor...
3 Purpose-Driven Ways to Increase Your Companys Productivity
16.10.2019 22:43
Adaptability, hustle and momentum are everything, especially in todays competitive, ever-changing technological environment. If only your employees would spend fewer hours on social media and more tim...
How to Create an Amazing Company Culture
14.10.2019 22:41
By now, you have probably heard of 23andMe, the biotech juggernaut that is revolutionized the DNA-testing industry. Though the company has its fair share of critics, one thing is for sure: 23andMe has...
Tips for Starting a Small Business
11.10.2019 22:40
As is common in many aspects of life, there are lessons we learn that we wish we’d known sooner. When it comes to being a small business owner there are insights you can only gain from gathering yea...
50 Motivational Quotes From Inspiring Women Leaders
09.10.2019 22:39
The climb to the top can be tough going for anyone. But as women, there are particular hurdles that can make the journey upward toward positions of power and influence -- in myriad spheres -- especial...
3 Small Business Mistakes to Avoid
07.10.2019 22:35
To say the United States has many small businesses would be an understatement — according to JP Morgan Chase & Co., more than 99% of Americas businesses are included in this category. Collectively, ...
A Guide to Small Business Retirement Plans
04.10.2019 22:32
Running a small business or being self-employed can offer flexibility, freedom and control over your earning potential. While the perks are plentiful, there’s one thing thats usually missing when yo...
How These Female Founders Are Using Instagram to Mentor the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
02.10.2019 22:31
High-profile entrepreneurs like Stitch Fixs Katrina Lake and The Riveter's Amy Stern Nelson are using Stories to answer questions about everything from managing cash flow to storing breast milk during...
10 Powerful Women in Tech Share Their Best Advice for Managing a Team
30.09.2019 22:28
How does a leader manage to harness the talents of a group without letting things descend into chaos? How does a leader give firm direction without stifling creativity and individuality? complete art...
How Accessibility Can Make (or Break) Your Small-Business Website
26.09.2019 22:26
Web accessibility may not be the first thing you think of when designing a website for your small business, but in the long run, few things could prove more important. Just like how a brick-and-mortar...
Amazon: Small Business Friend or Foe?
18.09.2019 22:25
Since its inception in 1994, Amazon.com has grown from a small online bookseller to an online retail juggernaut. In the second quarter of 2019, Amazon facilitated $63.4 billion in sales of everything ...
Small Business Cyber Security Concerns Persist
26.08.2019 19:34
Online security was a big topic in the past week. Of course, news broke mid-week about the big Capital One data breach. And we talked about how you can deal with that as a small business owner and en...
Facebook Just Revealed It Is Doing the 1 Thing a Brand Should Absolutely Never Do
23.08.2019 19:30
One thing brands should never do. But it leads to something no brand should ever do: You should never assume that your customers feel the same way about your brand that you do. Your brand is how othe...
11 Networking Tips When You Are Crunched for Time
21.08.2019 19:28
Regardless of your industry, if you want to thrive, then you need to network. Although you already know the catch: How can an entrepreneur or founder possibly fit networking into their already hectic ...
7 Powerful Cash Flow Management Technologies to Keep Your Business Humming
19.08.2019 19:26
Several customers owe you money, but you have no idea when those payments will arrive. Meanwhile, your vendors and contractors are contacting you daily to pay your own invoices. For small-to-midsize b...
A Harvard Study Found That 27 Top-Performing CEOs Use These 6 Strategies to Manage Their Time
16.08.2019 19:17
Time is said to be spent or invested. But without time management, it can also be squandered. Is your to-do list constantly growing? Do you feel like there are not enough hours in the day to meet you...
SBA raises revenue limits for small business certifications
14.08.2019 19:15
Effective Aug. 19, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is raising its monetary-based small business size standards for inflation by an average of 8.4%, an adjustment that the administration expect...
7 Signs It is Time to Quit Your Business
12.08.2019 19:13
If time is the only resource that we cannot acquire, then spending your days trying to run a business you no longer love -- or that does not serve your needs -- is one of the biggest ways to squander ...
Small Business 401(k)s: How to Take Advantage of the New DOL Rule
09.08.2019 19:12
If you own or are employed by a small business—and are among the approximately 38 million people in the U.S. with no access to a retirement plan at work—you may be interested in a new U.S. Departm...
How to Optimize Your Small Business Website For Voice Search
07.08.2019 19:10
If you want to ensure new customers are able to find your business, then you need to know how to optimize your business for voice search, which is becoming one of the most popular ways of searching. ...
The Connection Between Goals and Self-Confidence
05.08.2019 19:06
One of the main conclusions Brian Tracy has come to from his years of study is that self-confidence is key to what you can accomplish. If you have a good amount of self-confidence you will be more l...
6 Simple Steps for Getting Things Done at Your Small Business
05.07.2019 22:10
Your 6-Step Guide to Successful Project Management 1. Define your goal and get buy-in from all project team members. As you do this, you will want to determine each team member’s ...
How to Protect Your Small Business from Malware
03.07.2019 22:05
When running a small business, there are a lot of things to focus on. Making sales, finding new customers and motivating your employees are among them; however, keeping your business secure from cyber...
Seven Ways To Save Time With Small Business Automation
01.07.2019 22:03
Running a small business may not seem too challenging from a distance. After all, it is a small business, so how much operational and management work could there be? But since I started my own agency,...
What is a Micro Influencer and How Can They Benefit Your Small Business?
28.06.2019 22:01
Micro influencers are social media personalities with anywhere from 2,000-50,000 followers. The numbers vary depending on the source, but their importance is universal. They are a great cost efficient...
More Than 150,000 U.S. Small-Business Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at Any Given Moment
26.06.2019 21:58
Small-business owners were victims in 43 percent of data breaches tracked between Nov. 1, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2018, according to a 2019 Verizon report. The report tracked security incidents across all ...
A Cisco Router Bug Has Massive Implications for Small Businesses
24.07.2019 20:03
Secure-computing engineers generally view these schemes as sound in theory and productive to deploy. But in practice, it can be dangerous to rely on a sole element to act as the check on the whole sys...
13 Must-Have Words to Include In Your Resume
22.07.2019 19:49
Diction or word choice is important when it comes to drafting your resume, not just to ensure that your resume is reviewed positively by software, but also because you want to wow recruiters with your...
A Study of 3,526 Companies Shows 1 Decision Makes Startups More Successful. Most Founders Do the Opposite
19.07.2019 19:47
Surprising new research from NYU and the Wharton School shows that entrepreneurs who start a business on their own are likelier to succeed than those who do so with one or more partners. That's prett...
12 Small Business Podcasts That Will Help You Sell More
17.07.2019 19:43
Running a business is often about setting goals and putting in the long hours and hard work to achieve them. Regardless of what type of business you run, it’s likely that selling more has a frequent...
How to Improve Your Small Business Cybersecurity in an Hour
15.07.2019 19:41
Statistics show that cybersecurity is a legitimate threat to small businesses, but small businesses don't always act on that knowledge. According to the 2018 Small Business Cybersecurity Report, 47% o...
8 things you should know before starting a small business
12.07.2019 19:40
There are dozens of small things to keep in mind before calling yourself an entrepreneur: Have you found a good accountant? What's your niche? Who are you bringing onto your project? complete article...
Still Living Paycheck to Paycheck Despite Having a Successful Business?
10.07.2019 19:37
Many small business owners show skill earning money. But still fall short when it comes to managing it. Sure, they may have built a successful company. But too many still live paycheck to paycheck. c...
How To Start Your Small Business On The Right Financial Foot
08.07.2019 19:35
Every year, more than 400,000 entrepreneurs launch small businesses in the United States, many driven by the desire for ownership and independence. Local mom-and-pop shops, online services, food truck...
Secrets of Building a Small Business Website Revealed
05.07.2019 19:34
About one third of small business owners still do not have a website. Some might not want to invest in the cost. Others might think they can get by with just a Facebook page or Google My Business Prof...
6 Things to Know Before You Start a Small Business
03.07.2019 19:33
Many people dream of owning a small business. Owning a company is ideal for people who are naturally creative, are visionaries, and want freedom from the daily toil of a corporate job. However, launch...
10 Key Steps To Building A Great Small Business Website
01.07.2019 19:30
Whether you are a freelance photographer, own a hardware store, or have another type of small business, a great website is essential for your companys success. As a webmaster who has worked on buildin...
5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Insurance
28.06.2019 19:26
Being a small business owner puts you in control of your destiny, but there are major costs that go along with being the boss. With licences, office rent, and staff payroll to deal with already, some ...
How to Escape From the Prison of Negative Thinking
26.06.2019 19:25
If you want to change your circumstances, you need to change the way you think. You have to stop believing that you are stuck in your situation and passively accepting that you’re incapable of doing...
How to Make Your Small Business Website Really, Really Effective
24.06.2019 23:22
Most small business owners today know that they need a website. But what many fail to realize is that their websites need to be more effective. A website is meant to attract consumers to your busines...
Is The Small-Business Mindset Holding Back Your Marketing?
21.06.2019 23:19
I started my first business out of my university dorm room, and like most startup business owners, I had to be resourceful and use whatever tools I could afford. Thus, I taught myself how to use Photo...
3 Ways Your Small Business Can Reach New Customers
17.06.2019 23:16
Grow or die. It sounds like the title of a rap song, but its actually the business idea that if your company does not grow, it is probably not going to make it. The reality is that you don't need to ...
Should Your Small Business Consider a Coworking Space?
14.06.2019 23:15
As your small business grows, it will eventually become too big to run out of your home. With steady clients coming in or an expanding workforce of people you have hired, you probably don't want to ke...
Google Spent 2 Years Researching What Makes a Great Remote Team. It Came Up With These 3 Things
12.06.2019 23:13
There can come days, however, when it all feels the same and very old. That is when we steel ourselves and insist on being creative. complete article...
Small Business Guide to Chatbots & Facebook Messenger Marketing
10.06.2019 18:41
Chatbots are all the business buzz – and for good reason. They give customers of any-size business critical answers to pressing questions quickly. They can: Boost your average or...
59% of Small Businesses Use Video for Advertising, Survey Finds
07.06.2019 18:35
A new report finds that a good number of small businesses (29%) are spending somewhere in the sweet spot of  ($750-$2499) monthly to get the data needed for good online advertising results. ...
5 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Borrow Now
05.06.2019 18:34
People have a lot of opinions when it comes to debt and borrowing. At one extreme, some believe that all debt should be avoided and there’s no room for argument on the subject. Others perhaps borrow...
Cyber Attacks Cost Small Businesses $53,987 on Average, Survey Claims
03.06.2019 18:33
Cybersecurity remains one of the most challenging issues for small business owners. And the problem leads small business owners to seek out managed service providers to present them with solutions. B...
How a small budget and small business can be planned?
01.06.2019 01:06
It is hard to start a profitable business in a competitive landscape. No doubt, business starts with a primary goal of making profits. Getting these profits from the phase of no client to multiple cli...
Five Pro Small Business SEO Tips from a CEO
30.05.2019 01:03
Ranking a business website higher enhances its chances of gaining a lead that could ultimately turn into a new business sale. To rank, a website higher needs quite a few steps and does not happen over...
Take Advantage of Excel Templates for Business, See These 15 Areas They Could Help
28.05.2019 00:59
Spreadsheets have long been an important tool for businesses. You can use them for just about anything. This includes budgeting and planning out important marketing campaigns. No tool seems more syno...
How Many Credit Cards Should A Small Business Owner Utilize?
25.05.2019 00:56
As any entrepreneur will tell you, owning a business comes with a lot of demands, pressure and hard work, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Thanks to an impactful conversation with an old friend...
Why you should hire your kids for your small business
23.05.2019 00:53
Owners of small businesses should consider hiring their children. A young person whos claimed as a dependent on their parents return can still have $12,000 of wages in 2019 and pay no income tax. The...
How to stay sane as a small business owner
20.05.2019 21:33
As a (new) small business owner myself, I am very much talking from experience with these stay sane tips. You will find that you can never prevent work from piling up but you can lay down some strateg...
6 ways a PEO can help small business owners
18.05.2019 03:30
Owning and operating a small business is challenging in today’s market. And common issues that small business leaders often must handle on their own are the countless HR tasks and responsibilities t...
Small Business Is Suffering A Squeeze
16.05.2019 03:28
A Small Business can be identified as a being a privately-owned corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor that have fewer staff and less annual revenue than a regular-sized corporation. The Europea...
10 Tips to Help You Create a Smart Business
13.05.2019 17:05
Smart companies are not just those that have intelligent leaders. They also have systems, tools and proper planning in place that allow every department or function to run together seamlessly. To beco...
15 Expert Tips for Scaling Your Small Business
10.05.2019 17:04
SBDC Centers offer free consulting and free or low-cost training. (Find yours here.) Their results speak for themselves: SBDC clients grow sales by an average 18.1%, which is 4.3 times the national av...
6 Steps Small Businesses Can Improve Cyber Security
08.05.2019 17:02
Small businesses can be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than larger companies because they often do not have sophisticated and comprehensive systems to protect themselves from hackers, viruses, malwar...
50 Best Places to Start a Business
06.05.2019 16:58
Whether you are an entrepreneur plotting to launch a startup or a CEO strategizing where to put another office, knowing where the next hot city is would be a game changer. Should you expand to Raleigh...
25 Best Habits to Have in Life
03.05.2019 16:56
We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious behavior. Those very same habits either help to ...
4 reasons you should work for a small business
01.05.2019 16:55
Big companies often have big perks. That is especially true in the technology Opens a New Window.  space, where free meals, gyms, and even day care are quite common. Even more traditional la...
39% of Small Business Hires This Year Will Be Sales and Marketing Staff
29.04.2019 16:53
The latest report from Clutch says 39% of small businesses will add sales and marketing employees. This data point underscores the importance of sales and marketing in today’s digital commerce. You...
25 Payment Tools for Small Businesses, Freelancers and Startups
26.04.2019 16:44
Billing your customers is, of course, vital -- but even more critical is getting paid for those bills. Thanks to the ongoing evolution in the payments industry, there are more payment tools and platfo...
These Are the 10 Best TED Talks of the Year, According to the Guy Who Runs TED
24.04.2019 15:41
Ever wonder how people get chosen to speak at TED? Well, it is curator Chris Andersons job to weed through the thousands upon thousands of possibilities and choose who will appear on the events presti...
4 Lucrative Careers You Can Move Into Without Getting Another Degree
22.04.2019 19:52
Switching careers can feel intimidating, but you have got to make some moves if you’re spinning your wheels at your current job. Tech industry jobs are hot right now, and you can make great money on...
Which Small Business Retirement Plan Is Best?
20.04.2019 01:39
What is the best retirement plan for a self-employed person? Which is the best retirement plan for a small business owner? More importantly, which is the right retirement plan for you – as a busines...
15 Examples of Great Integrated Marketing Campaigns
17.04.2019 16:37
Here are 15 examples of great integrated marketing campaigns that work by combining content, digital and website marketing, with traditional marketing methods like PR. complete article...
Three Small Business Trends That Many Businesses Just Do Not Need
15.04.2019 16:35
Here are three popular things that are actually not mandatory for all small businesses: 1. Aggressive Marketing It is easy to go overboard with marketing. With so many tools available, your gut inst...
This Is What Separates Those Who Dream of Becoming Entrepreneurs From Those Who Actually Take the Leap, According to MIT Research
12.04.2019 16:32
So what sets those who actually take the plunge from those who only dream? What pushes a keen hobbyist or excellent amateur into actually becoming a business owner? A recent study of more than 400,000...
9 Tips for Starting a Business in a Crowded Digital Marketplace
10.04.2019 16:30
Many successful entrepreneurs were inspired to start their businesses after noticing a hole in the marketplace that needed to be filled, whether it was Bill Gates creating an operating system for home...
Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55
08.04.2019 16:28
Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting their own business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving ...
7 Reasons To Start Your Own Company in Your 20s
06.04.2019 16:25
Now, I do not want to burst any happy bubbles for those of you who are already treading the traditional pathway, but that traditional narrative no longer makes much sense, because over the past two de...
The top 10 tax changes affecting small business owners
04.04.2019 16:24
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) included a bevy of changes that will affect the 2018 federal income tax returns of many small and medium-sized businesses and their owners. As tax return time approach...
How to Write a Tagline for Your Business
02.04.2018 16:10
When done correctly, a tagline can become synonymous with a brand. A good tagline should communicate your companys message quickly and effectively, helping your target customers understand how you can...
Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide
29.03.2019 15:06
A business plan is a written description of your business future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing...
Is Your Small Business Achieving Profitable Growth?
27.03.2019 15:03
Very few entrepreneurs have an accounting or finance background. Here are four tips to ensure your small business is achieving profitable growth. Most small business owners start their own business b...
Three Small Business Trends That Many Businesses Just Do Not Need
25.03.2019 15:58
The standards for small business success have unquestionably gone up. Todays small businesses must do a lot more to stay competitive than their predecessors. Myriad businesses, however, take this noti...
4 Reasons Not to Grow Your Small Business
22.03.2019 15:11
Many small businesses start out with a single location or product offering and grow over time. Expanding your business is a good way to increase your long-term profitability and reach a wider audience...
7 tips to make your small business an Instagram star
20.03.2019 15:09
Get out your pink paint. Or your coral, or yellow or teal. By the time you finish reading this column, you’re going to be painting one wall of your small business a color that will ...
41% of New Hires Found their Positions at an Online Jobs Board
18.03.2019 15:07
A new report is saying that almost half of people recently hired (41%) used an online job board to find work and 61% flagged automatic job alerts as helpful. What is more, a full 14% found their prese...
CEO Insights: 5 Essential Bits of Advice for Every Entrepreneur
15.03.2019 15:03
How did life lead you to entrepreneurship? I have been in the technology industry for 25 years. I am a business-facing technologist, which basically means I have a background in finance and business....
Use This 5-Step Process to Set and Achieve Your Sales Goals
13.03.2019 15:02
Step 1: Set meaningful goals. People do nott achieve goals unless the goals are meaningful to them. Sure, every seller has a quota for this year, but so what? If you want to maximize your motivation t...
How to Successfully Shake Up Your Small Business
11.03.2019 15:59
Are you making big changes to your small business? Whether you're entering a new market, eliminating services that your clients love but no longer work for you, or changing the structure of your busi...
5 Tips to Create a Retirement Plan for Entrepreneurs
08.03.2019 15:57
Most working class Americans are employed by companies that either require or offer retirement savings options in the form of a 401(k), 403b), or pension plan. Because these contributions are automati...
Types of Crowdfunding for your Small Business
06.03.2019 15:56
Crowdfunding has become a viable form for funding a venture, project, cause, event and much more. For small businesses looking to bypass traditional sources of financing such as bank loans, angel inve...
17 Powerfully Inspiring (and Funny) Quotes for Every Leader
04.03.2019 15:54
Being a leader can be a difficult, and sometimes thankless, job. You work long hours, make tough decisions, and try your best to make your employees and your customers happy. But things don't always w...
How to Beat Procrastination As You Grow Your Business
01.03.2019 15:53
Procrastination is an odd compulsion. Everyone has experienced it, but the underlying reasons can be tough to pin down. After all, procrastination delays the very activities that bring people closer ...
10 Small Steps You Can Take to Make a Big Impact on Your Business in 2019
27.02.2019 15:51
Not every step you take to move your business forward will be a big one. But sometimes, even small steps can make a large impact on your future. Here are some recent tips and insights from members of ...
Air Force to Host First Small Business Pitch Day with $40 Million Up For Grabs
25.02.2019 23:50
Like departments and agencies throughout government, the Air Force is tuning its acquisition methods to get closer the speed of technology, and will be holding its first live pitch day in March, with ...
Why Small Business Owners Need To Disconnect
22.02.2019 23:48
I am pleased to bring you my top five tricks for disconnecting – and at least temporarily escaping the job stress. 1. Make the business case. Taking time to recharge is not just good for your ment...
Small-business Retirement Plan Limits Increased in 2019.
20.02.2019 23:43
The benefit of working for a large company is gaining access to an employer-sponsored 401(k) – a critical tool that helps millions of workers save for retirement. But if you are a small-business ow...
How to Overcome these 4 Small Business Hurdles this Year
18.02.2019 23:31
The beginning of the year is a great time to make resolutions for your small business. Whether you’re launching a new product or implementing a new technology, you are setting goals and working har...
How to Get Your Small Business Out of Debt in 2019
15.02.2019 23:29
Rising interest rates and high levels of corporate debt have lots of investors concerned. Should small businesses be worried? The majority of small businesses (in most industries) ar...
3 Huge Mistakes That Can Sink a Small Business
13.02.2019 15:27
Owning or running a small business comes with a special set of challenges that larger companies do not face. Major national brands have a lot of advantages, with the biggest one being that a single mi...
The Top Five Small Business Trends To Monitor In 2019
11.02.2019 23:24
As we welcome 2019, attention is shifting to what’s on the horizon for small businesses in the year ahead. The reality is that the nature of work is evolving. During my more than 25-year career, I h...
9 social media tips to boost small business brands
08.02.2019 15:19
Establishing a strong social media presence can mean big business for your small business. But if you don’t have dedicated resources to devote to it, or you don’t have much time to spare, you migh...
5 Business Trends That Will Continue to Rise in 2019
06.02.2019 15:18
On one hand, year-on-year improvements are what makes companies great; on the other, firms can’t control many of the factors that dictate whether, say, revenue rises or not. complete article...
7 Proven Small Things That Can Deliver Big Results in 2019 for Small Businesses
04.02.2019 07:16
When Mandy Bass speaks to business leaders and professionals who want to improve sales, productivity, teamwork, customer satisfaction and profitability she consistently finds that they are working way...
More Than 50 Percent of Record-Setting Amazon Holiday Sales Made By SMBs
01.02.2019 15:14
The 2018 holiday season is in the books, and small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) sold big on Amazon. In fact, SMBs had their best holiday shopping season ever. The e-tail giant itself had a record...
The Surprising Challenge Small Business Owners Are Facing Today
30.01.2019 15:13
A healthy economy means many small businesses are thriving -- but they're also having a hard time hanging onto employees. A good 24% of small businesses lost at least one employee in 2018, while 11% o...
Top 30 2018 Facebook Trends for Small Business
29.01.2019 00:10
Here are the statistics and headlines that you should be aware of. Facebook Popularity Facebook has more than 2.2 billion active members around the world. More than 1.6 billion peopl...
For Most Small Businesses, 2018 Was a Good Year
25.01.2019 15:09
While December has been a lousy month for the stock market, 2018 has generally been a good year for small-business owners. Over half (55%) of owners or decision makers at small businesses in the Unite...
3 Lessons Learned from Helping a Small Business Invest
23.01.2019 15:05
As a Texas real estate broker, one of the things I do at my company, Goodwin Commercial, is educate our clients on the commercial investment process. We offer a step-by-step process evaluation to prot...
Top 5 Small Business Marketing Automation Trends of 2019
21.01.2019 15:58
2019 Marketing Automation Trends If you want to use marketing automation to help your business succeed in 2019, your approach to automation will predetermine much of your success. To start out strong...
4 Workplace Trends Every Small Business Should Know About for 2019
18.01.2019 15:54
Many of us are wondering, for example, how the U.S. economy will impact business. Will hiring finally ease up? How will younger generations change our workforce? Without a crystal ball, it's tough to...
Four Small Business New Year's Resolutions For Success In 2019
16.01.2019 15:52
The end of the calendar year is a natural time to reassess how your business did in the previous 12 months and then devise a plan for improving. By almost every measure, 2018 was a good year for the e...
How to Handle Late Paying Clients with Ease Using These Tips
14.01.2019 15:50
The holidays puts everyone in a celebratory mood — or almost everyone. For small business owners, the celebration may be tempered by stress over unpaid invoices. My business is lucky: Lots of our cl...
Americas Love Affair With Small Business Rekindled
12.01.2019 15:47
Bloom Brewery is the kind of Main Street business that shut its doors a generation ago when shopping malls lured customers to their mega-buildings with well-lit parking lots, extended hours and everyt...
5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Start Preparing For Retirement
10.01.2019 15:42
Small business owners are often so involved with the day-to-day operations of their business, many feel they don’t have the time to look down the road and plan for retirement. And as a result, some...
How Much Does Building a Website Cost?
27.01.2019 15:40
Estimating the cost to build a website is like asking how much it costs to construct a building. The obvious answer is, It depends on what you want to do with the building. For small businesses, the ...
15 Examples of Augmented Reality to Inspire Small Business Owners
06.01.2019 15:38
Incorporating augmented reality (AR), whereby an interactive experience of a real-world environment is created by computer-generated perceptual information, into business operations, marketing and fun...
Top Small Business Manufacturing Trends in 2018
04.01.2019 15:38
The global manufacturing market has experienced a myriad of changes in recent years. Particularly in the U.S., automation, offshoring and technology have made a major impact on manufa...
Innovation is Hot, Hot, Hot! Expect More of It in the Small Business Sector in 2019.
02.01.2019 15:35
This past year, 2018, has been a very good one for innovation. We've seen the blockchain boom, the increase in low-code and no-code app development, the start of the rollout of 5G technology and AI an...
How to Boost Post-Holiday Sales
02.01.2019 15:33
For businesses large and small, the annual holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year, to quote the classic tune. Customers looking to spread a little cheer among their loved ones co...
The Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Needs Small Businesses to Thrive Has Nothing to Do With Taxes or the Economy
31.12.2018 15:28
Despite recent stock market turmoil, everywhere you looked this year someone was heralding the strength of the economy, which grew at 3.5 percent in the third quarter. However, not all economic growth...
The Clock Is Ticking: Small Business Tax Strategies to Do This Year
29.12.2018 15:27
Tax season can be stressful for anyone, but given a number of changes made in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), as well as ongoing legislative changes, the 2018 tax year stands to be especially d...
Small Businesses Lose $80K on Average to Cybercrime Annually, Better Business Bureau Says
27.12.2018 23:25
The growth of cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $2 trillion by 2019, according to the Better Business Bureau’s 2017 State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses in North America rep...
Small business holiday marketing tips for 2018
26.11.2018 14:33
The holiday season is already in full swing. And, I believe, you would have already pushed all the right buttons, at all fronts, be it your website pages, social media pages, marketing emailers and al...
4 Reasons To Support Small Companies On Small Business Saturday® And Beyond
21.11.2018 14:28
Whether you are a small business owner, a consumer, or the CEO of a big corporation, you likely know that small companies are a pretty big part of the economy. This year, show your support for small e...
Small Business Profile: DejaVu Designs
19.11.2018 14:24
Custom handmade surf tumbled sea glass and tumbled stone designs, jewelry, hair clips and ornaments. #seaglass #tumbledstones #jewelry #handmade #homemade #dejavudesigns #smallbusiness #smallbiz #ston...
10 Wealth Management Tips For Small Business Owners
16.11.2018 21:23
As a small business owner, it can be a point of pride to watch your dreams translate into equitable profits. However, the road to success has many potholes to avoid and expressways to take — if you ...
4 Ways Small Businesses Can Internally Prepare for Holiday Shopper
14.11.2018 21:20
Savvy small businesses are already looking ahead to the holiday shopping season, including Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Here are four things you can do to prepare your busin...
Struggling to Get Motivated? Don't Ask for Advice--Give It
12.11.2018 21:19
There's a lot of advice out there for the lazy and unmotivated: Take baby steps! Set a timer! Enlist an accountability partner! But what if the best way to tackle lack of motivation is not to give any...
Social Media Mistakes All Small Business Owners Should Avoid
09.11.2018 21:18
Social media is a crucial component of any small business' marketing efforts. When done well, a strong social strategy helps you connect directly with your customers, and can even create some free pub...
Seven Accounting Staples To Analyze As A Small-Business Leader
07.11.2018 21:16
Your role as CEO, president or founder is critical to your small and growing company — you need to focus on products, customers and strategies. One of the last things you want to do is babysit your ...
This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain
05.11.2018 21:12
Books can make us smarter, more informed, even more intellectually humble. But one of the most powerful benefits of regular reading is greater empathy. Through words you are transported to another's p...
3 Steps to Recharge Yourself and Your Business
02.11.2018 14:09
Running a business often means you have your hands in every aspect of the company. You are managing day-to-day tasks and making crucial business decisions all at the same time. It's no wonder small-bu...
8 Time-Management Hacks to Optimize Your Life In and Outside Work
31.10.2018 21:08
To really manage and maximize your time — to squeeze every opportunity out of it — you have to appreciate how much you have. Take control of your time, and don’t allow others to. Get family, fri...
5 Critical SEO Considerations When Optimizing News Websites
22.10.2018 16:59
A few rules of SEO, like publishing great content and providing a good user experience, are universal. But not all websites thrive by using the exact same set of SEO guidelines. News websites, in pa...
SEO Basics for Newbies
19.10.2018 16:59
In the modern business world, companies make use of SEO basics to secure a digital footprint. SEO is everywhere. What is more, the Internet is constantly changing. In order for businesses to keep up w...
Over half of consumers want businesses to text them back
15.10.2018 15:53
It is easy to see why text messaging is the most-used data service across the world. We send and receive five times as many texts compared with the number of phone calls each day, according to mobile ...
To Create Truly Compelling Content Marketing, Make It a Team Activity
12.10.2018 15:33
These days, content marketing is considered a crucial aspect of any company's advertising efforts. Yet, for a new startup with a limited budget, trying to find a way to craft compelling blogs, social ...
Want to Become a Self-Made Millionaire? Do This for 30 Minutes Every Day
10.10.2018 15:30
Entrepreneurs start their own businesses or side hustles--which you can do in just a few hours--for a variety of reasons. Some want to be their own boss. Others want to make their living by doing some...
The Most Innovative Companies of the 2018 Inc. 5000
08.10.2018 15:29
There are a lot of ways to build fast-growth companies. Just consider this year's Inc. 5000 list. The annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America includes everything from canned...
How to Create a User-Intent SEO Strategy
05.10.2018 15:26
Behind every Google search, there is an intention. People are looking for something in particular when they are searching the web -- the answers to their problems, information about the services avail...
9 Reasons CEOs Should Hire Introverts, Not Extroverts
03.10.2018 15:25
Well, it turns out that, according to decades of academic research, introverts are more likely than extroverts to have those characteristics: 1. Introverts are generally more creativ...
5 Tips to Consider When Designing (or Redesigning) Your Organizational Structure
01.10.2018 15:21
It is not a one-time undertaking but an ongoing process that must be revisited throughout the life of any business. In fact, nearly half of all CEOs launch a company reorganization during their first ...
How to Deliver Bad News When It's Not Your Fault
28.09.2018 16:19
Have you ever shared bad news with coworkers, employees or partners? As much as we don't want to shoot the messenger, sometimes we associate negative feelings with the person who tells us bad news. W...
Organize Your Small-Business Finances With These 7 Steps
26.09.2018 07:16
Going into business for yourself is a big deal. There is always a long to-do list and you will find yourself wearing many different hats from time to time. Your business is more of a hobby if you are ...
Tax And Regulatory Cuts Solve A Long-Running Problem For Small Business
24.09.2018 16:15
Then, as the recovery progressed, taxes and regulations reemerged.   But over the last year, those two concerns have been displaced by the availability of qualified labor.  Finding...
Amazon Makes a Move Into Small Business
14.09.2018 15:52
The company has launched a new store focused on smaller U.S. companies. For many businesses, Amazon operates as both a competitor and a partner. The online giant offers a platform for companies to se...
Nine Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Give Back
12.09.2018 15:11
It is often assumed that giving back is something that only big corporations can do. After all, larger businesses often have more profits and can easily give away money to notable causes. But it doesn...
A basic SEO audit for small businesses
10.09.2018 15:09
Most small businesses can perform a simple audit and improve their SEO considerably without involving an agency. Ten steps you can take to get started. I am a big fan of getting the basics precisely ...
5 things to remember when growing your small business
08.09.2018 00:58
Small business optimism is at a record high. In this year’s Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, business owners consistently reported positive attitudes about their current situation and their ...
Social Media and Government: What Are the New Rules of Engagement?
05.09.2018 07:56
Social media, email, text messaging and other communication technologies are transforming government into a more efficient, effective and dynamic process. Whether it’s an elected official using Twit...
Seven Reasons Your Small Business Is Not Generating Sales
03.09.2018 20:36
Here are seven reasons why your business is not generating sales: 1. You are marketing, not selling. Reaching out to a networking contact is a sales call when that contact has expressed a need and i...
Secrets to Getting More Traffic for Your Small Business Website Revealed
31.08.2018 20:34
How to Get Traffic to Your Website In building this strategy, it can help to get input from the experts who have been there before. Here are some tips and tricks ranging from content creation to SEO ...
A Small-Business Guide to Instagram Stories
29.08.2018 20:33
Instagram is a great source to build your brand’s identity, engage new followers and expand your reach. However, if you’re simply posting images to your business Instagram page, you’re missing o...
Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things
27.08.2018 20:31
Those are the types of questions Google set out to answer. In 2008, they began research into what makes a good manager, code-named Project Oxygen. They originally identified eight behaviors that were ...
Looking for Tips and Resources for Small Business Success?
24.08.2018 20:29
Business owners need to constantly learn in order to be successful. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned entrepreneur, resources like business experts, books, tools and exercises can help you sha...
How to Escape the Tyranny of the To-Do List
22.08.2018 20:27
Overwhelmed leaders cringe at multiplying demands, such as identifying and recruiting talent, envisioning the next iteration of their product, or developing their public-speaking skills. There are onl...
#MeToo Means You Too Need Small Business Coverage
20.08.2018 20:25
The #MeToo movement is making a major impact across industries, small businesses included. From reviewing internal policies to getting the right kind of insurance, these steps can help small business ...
4 Ways a Small Business Can Give Back
17.08.2018 20:23
As a small business owner or manager, sometimes the sheer volume of things that need to be done makes it hard to remember to think about others. It's important, however, to give back to your community...
The Keys to Building an Influential Personal Brand
15.08.2018 15:21
There is something incredibly important in life that I do not hear enough people talking about. It is called your personal brand and it goes far beyond your career. I started learning about personal ...
How to Launch Your First Email Marketing Campaign and Get the Results You Want
13.08.2018 15:17
Email is not going anywhere. There are 3.7 billion global email users, and that number is expected to grow to 4.1 billion by 2021. What is more, this communication channel is supremely popular: People...
Small Businesses Share Their Best Marketing Moves
10.08.2018 15:15
Every business has to find the right marketing tools to engage its desired audience, and there doesn’t appear to be one magic widget that works for every company every time. Some find amazing resul...
11 secrets of small business success
08.08.2018 15:10
No. 1: First, have a pretty good idea of what you are getting into before you start. Running a company is not a 9-to-5 occupation. And much, if not most, of running a business has little to do with th...
Amazon Report Cites More Than 1 Million Small Business Sellers On Platform
06.08.2018 15:09
Amazon is often blamed for the demise of the Mom and Pop store and other local and cultural icons of Main Street USA. There may be some truth to this, but it is also just as important to say that the ...
Elon Musks Erratic Twitter Behavior Teaches 3 Brutal Leadership Lessons--And What Not to Do
03.08.2018 15:06
If you do not have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. Remember this one, from, like, kindergarten? Apologies are one thing, but better to just avoid the whole thing altogether. Note: t...
Smart, sensitive policies can help small businesses avoid a #MeToo moment
01.08.2018 15:03
Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. Kevin Spacey. No, there apparently is no shortage of accused sexual predators roaming Hollywood. And, while there are have been stories galore over the years about the c...
Google Has A Secret Way To Protect You From Hackers...
30.07.2018 15:02
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Googles secret to protect its employees from hacking is physical keys. Goo...
3 Tech Tools That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Small Business
27.07.2018 15:34
Technology has started to feel like a four-letter word these days—especially in the business world. Stand by the water cooler and you might hear chatter among employees about what programs, such as ...
Is Email marketing good for small businesses in 2018?
25.07.2018 15:33
Marketing has evolved significantly in last few years. Now is the era of demand-driven social marketing which makes email marketing a core part of successful small business marketing strategies. Techn...
5 Email Marketing Tips to Grow Your Small Business
23.07.2018 15:29
Are you looking for ways to use email marketing to grow your business? Then you will want to take a look at these five email marketing tips to help boost your sales. complete article...
How To Ensure Your Small Business Is Not A Failure Statistic This Year
20.07.2018 15:26
While two-thirds of Americans dream of opening their own small business, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that approximately 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, an...
Small-Business Owners Name The Best Tools And Resources They Have Invested In
18.07.2018 15:24
Making the right investment in your small business can mean the difference between growth and stagnation. What that right investment is – marketing, training, technology, labor, personal development...
The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master
16.07.2018 15:23
Intimidated by negotiations? Focus on these five simple negotiation skills first and get much better. Think of all the times in your business week you negotiate:  with new hires and existin...
The Dos And Don'ts Of Growing Your Small Business
13.07.2018 15:22
Growing your business is an exciting task. It means customers are receiving your business well and you are bringing in a profit. But, growing your business can be intimidating. Many things have the p...
The Never-Ending Struggle to Sustain a Small Business
11.07.2018 15:19
Delissa Reynolds, an actress, ran a popular local bar for years, until the neighborhood changed. complete article...
The Retirement Income Source 42% of Small-Business Owners Are Relying On -- and Why It is a Mistake
09.07.2018 15:18
For most of us, that means establishing a nest egg in the form of an IRA, 401(k), or both. But a large number of small-business owners have a different sort of backup plan for covering the bills in re...
The internet sales tax is going to pummel small businesses
23.07.2018 15:47
On Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned decades of law and precedent by allowing states to levy sales taxes on internet purchases. Like many things in life, the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision is a...
5 Ways to Improve Your To-Do Lists
04.07.2018 15:46
To-do lists should be an invaluable part of any small business owner's day-to-day productivity strategy. They do not just help you monitor your tasks, they help keep you motivated and on track. And th...
Start a Small Business by Monetizing Something You Are Already Doing
02.07.2018 15:44
This transformation from hobby to business creates entrepreneurial avenues for people who might not otherwise have chosen this path. There are several types of activities that can be successfully mone...
The 7 Deadly Sins of Small Business Marketing
29.06.2018 15:40
Everybody makes mistakes, but some mistakes are worse than others. Some mistakes are almost deadly—to your marketing, at least. The following seven mistakes are dire enough to make your marketing f...
Supreme Court decision to allow more online sales tax worries small business groups
27.06.2018 15:38
Small business advocates largely grumbled after the nation's highest court overturned a decades-old decision on online sales tax. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states now have the power to fo...
Why Your Employees Will Love the 90-10 Rule--and So Will You
25.06.2018 15:35
Leaders of movements--entrepreneurial businesses included--incite followers to believe in a vision, in one another, and in themselves. To amass the power of many, they address the needs and dreams of ...
Supreme Courts internet sales tax ruling may be a nightmare for small businesses
23.06.2018 14:33
In the wake of yesterdays Supreme Court ruling, e-commerce companies are understandably both concerned and uncertain of their future. The 5-4 verdict overruled a 1992 precedent set by the case Quill v...
What is PCI Compliance and Why MUST Small Business Owners Be Concerned?
08.06.2018 15:20
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards, designed to ensure businesses which accept and process credit and debit card information, do so in a safe and...
More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here is why
06.06.2018 15:18
According to the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI), a nonprofit that supports the development of worker co-ops, employee-owned small businesses see an average of 4% to 5% higher productivity levels a...
8 Money Management Tips For Small Business Owners
04.06.2018 15:17
Recently, American Management Services started working with the owner of a restaurant chain, made up of six locations spread across the Northeast. Since the first day they opened their doors, they app...
15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today
01.06.2018 15:15
Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to be free to chart your own course, to ...
How small businesses can navigate rising interest rates
30.05.2018 15:12
The Federal Reserve says that the economy is doing well, so it has raised its key rates recently and is expected to do so again in the near future. The strong economy is great for most businesses, but...
Is Amazon good or bad for small business?
28.05.2018 15:10
This week is Small Business Week, and on Thursday Amazon released its first Small Business Impact Report. Its position? Amazon has been good for small businesses. complete article...
More Than Half of Small Businesses Foresee Revenue Growth in 2018
25.05.2018 15:08
Optimism appears to be rising among small business owners (SBOs): 53% of the SBOs who participated in TD Banks 2018 Small Business Survey said they expect their revenues will grow in 2018. That is an ...
May Is For Small Business, Moms, Amazon And Mobile
23.05.2018 15:03
The month of May begins with a focus on the importance of Small Business followed by the love for Mom. The charts and analysis that follow are from Prospers monthly survey of over 7,500 Americans. We...
The U. S. Department of Energy Announces $34 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
21.05.2018 23:02
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 219 grants totaling $34 million to 183 small businesses in 41 states.  Funded through DOE’s Small ...
8 Ways Leaders Waste Valuable Time and Energy
18.05.2018 15:10
Time is a valuable, nonrenewable resource that is distributed equally to each of us. We all get the same 1,440 minutes every day. Are you using your time successfully, or are you wasting your time and...
5 Highly Effective Negotiation Tactics Anyone Can Use
16.05.2018 15:08
Want to be a better negotiator? Here are some simple tips. 1. Listen more than you talk. It is easy to go into a negotiation focused only on what you'll say, especially when you are ...
Stop Propping Up Small Business
14.05.2018 15:06
In our age of political polarization, the right, left and center agree on one thing: Big business is wicked, and small business is noble. complete article...
Digital Marketing For Small Companies Becomes Big Business
11.05.2018 15:05
Digital marketing for small shops like local bakeries, grocers and regional accountants is growing into big business. Those small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMB) are increasingly turning to growing...
A Small-Business Guide to Facebook Insights
09.05.2018 15:04
Facebook is more than just status updates and photo albums -- it's a major marketing tool for businesses. However, if you don't know how to use it properly and take advantage of all it has to offer, y...
Want to Be a Great Leader? Become a Great Identifier
07.05.2018 15:02
Once upon a time I was a member of the most productive crew in the department, which meant we were considered to be the best crew, because numbers were everything. But we didn't need a Jobs or Bezos o...
Identifying What to Watch: 14 Key Performance Indicators That Matter
04.05.2018 15:01
As a CEO, it is your responsibility to pay attention to every detail of the business. From employee satisfaction to growth indicators, you need to be on top of how your company is performing at every ...
Here is how small businesses can benefit from online marketplaces
02.05.2018 15:52
The majority of small business owners agree that online marketplaces have positively impacted their sales, according to a poll by Manta. Nearly 70% of small business owners polled stated that marketp...
Employees Are 32 Percent Less Likely to Quit if They Get This 1 Thing From Their Boss
30.04.2018 15:00
There are a lot of reasons to hate a job: annoying co-workers; bad working conditions; long hours for too little pay; the stress level; and more. But one of the worst things -- arguably the worst -- ...
5 Reasons Social Responsibility Is a Step in the Right Direction for Small Business
27.04.2018 15:00
The business terrain is one that changes much faster than most -- basically because the way business is done evolves based on cultural changes, changes in technology and even generational changes. It ...
How These Four Startups Hacked Raising Money--and How You Can Too
25.04.2018 15:00
Want to turn every customer or friend into a potential backer of your business? Since regulations changed in 2016, small businesses have been able to raise money from non-accredited individual investo...
How to Make Your Company Look Like a $100 Million Brand
23.04.2018 15:00
Intrepid entrepreneurs find a way to make their own success before they have the money. One way they do this is by acting as if they already have it, or the success that comes with it. While this idea...
It is Going to Get Easier to Make Money the Next 5 to 10 Years, and It is Because of These 5 Technologies
20.04.2018 15:00
As an entrepreneur and an angel investor, I get really excited about the future of personal finance. As new technologies develop, from cryptocurrencies to virtual wallets, I see advantages for busine...
These 5 Barriers Prevent You From Being a Better Leader
18.04.2018 15:00
I spend a lot of time asking employees about how leaders can be more effective communicators. Just yesterday, in fact, I moderated a focus group with employees at a fast-growing consumer products comp...
Do Not Ask for a Raise If You Fall Into 1 of These 3 Categories
16.04.2018 15:00
Below I have outlined three circumstances that should give you pause about the timing of asking for a raise: 1.You have been out of school for less than a year. 2.Your job has not changed at all. 3.Y...
Salesforce small business tools get major refresh
13.04.2018 15:00
Salesforce may derive a grand majority of its revenue from large customers employing 1,000 or more people. But it reached out this week to the smallest of small businesses -- 20 employees or less -- w...
Why Walking Away from Shark Tank Can Make Sense
11.04.2018 15:42
Landing a coveted spot on Shark Tank is an entrepreneurs dream. They get the opportunity to pitch their business on national television in front of millions of viewers and several rich and prominent i...
10 Places to Get Payroll Services and More for Your Small Business
17.03.2018 22:40
If your small business has a team of employees, then you need a payroll service to manage all of those payments and details. A good small business payroll service should automatically calculate how mu...
When Big And Small Business Pay It Forward, Communities Thrive
09.04.2018 15:00
Koch wanted to give back in the most meaningful and valuable way he and his team could. Ten years ago, the company started the Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream (BTAD) program to mentor and provide...
Tax Reform Provides Boost To Small Business Retirement Plans
06.04.2018 15:38
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by President Trump near the end of 2017 and it mostly took effect in 2018. While the TCJA impacts almost every single individual taxpayer to some d...
10 Pro Techniques to Improve Your Business Blogging
04.04.2018 15:00
Use a Content Scorecard to Publish Better Blog Posts When it comes to creating blog content for your business, quality is just as important as quantity, if not more so. To make sure all of your posts ...
She Was Told No 100 Times. Now This 30-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.
02.04.2018 15:00
So much of success is knowing when to stay the course, even when you’re met with rejection after rejection. 30-year-old Melanie Perkins has been launching creative businesses since she was a teenag...
The Seven Factors Lenders Use To Measure Small Business Credit
30.03.2018 15:00
Why does qualifying for a small business loan have to be such a mystery? According to a CB Insights study, cash flow issues are the second most common reason startups fail, accounting for 29% of fail...
Feeling Stuck? Here Are 34 Quotes on Creativity from the Worlds Most Inspirational Leaders.
28.03.2018 15:17
Every successful leader or entrepreneur has used creativity to help them get to where they are today. In fact, creativity is a core component to anyones success. Take a look at J.K. Rowling -- using c...
6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now
26.03.2018 15:00
Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What is the one product you wish someone would create to help your business? Now maybe someone (you?) will make it. ...
Survey: 64% of Small Business Owners Believe Trumps Policies Have Helped Their Business
23.03.2018 14:00
A majority of small business owners, 63.8 percent, believe that President Trump's policies have helped their business, according to a survey from the Job Creators Network. More business owners—57.5...
Eight Small Business Technology Trends to Watch in 2018
21.03.2018 14:00
New-generation information technology continues to offer more efficiencies for small and midsize businesses, and for those ready to take a leap and invest in these fast new tools and services, 2018 pr...
What Are the Elements of a Business Contract?
19.03.2018 14:00
As a small business owner or self-employed individual, you may need to enter into a business contract. A business contract is a legal agreement between you and another party, and may be used in situat...
Five Small Business Marketing Trends to Jump On This Year
05.03.2018 15:00
Enhance The Customer Experience The term user experience or UX is often used in the context of web design, with the idea that features must be designed with the end user in mind. Customer experience ...
Nearly One in Seven Small Business Owners Not Confident About Retirement
02.03.2018 15:57
Sixty-nine percent of small business owners have zero to little confidence they will be able to retire comfortably, Paychex found in a survey. Thirty percent said they were somewhat confident, 21% sa...
Seven rules for small-business growth
28.02.2018 15:56
Like many entrepreneurs, in the beginning of my own business I did not really plan for growth. Instead, I responded to opportunities as they came. In fact, I first went in to business by literally bum...
10 Tax-Savings Hacks That Small Business Owners Often Miss
26.02.2018 15:09
Being a small business owner is expensive as it is -- every penny counts when entrepreneurs are living on razor-thin margins and fighting for market share. But owning and operating a small business is...
10 Helpful Insights to Help You Make Use of Video and Better Communicate with Customers
23.02.2018 15:00
Video is a medium that gives your small business lots of different options for communicating and sharing information with customers. But it can be sort of overwhelming for some small businesses. Ariel...
12 Must-Have SaaS Tools For Small Businesses
21.02.2018 15:00
In fact, some business leaders get so overwhelmed by the din of competing voices from service providers, they sit on the sidelines and fail to take advantage of some productivity and profitability enh...
Look out for the rise of the robots
19.02.2018 15:45
Continuing with our annual look at the top trends in small business, this week we get to the Top 5. Apparently, the only thing constant is change. 5. You will get hacked. In fact, you probably were i...
7 Ingredients of Small Business Success Online
16.02.2018 15:43
Building a small business online is scary. Big businesses can easily outspend you with PPC, SEO, SMM and inbound marketing campaigns. However, smart startup founders grimly pass around business battl...
Small Business Marketing 101
14.02.2018 15:00
Branding, services, promotions, products, pricing, prints, blogs, advertising, research and social media -- all of this is marketing. With all the marketing options out there, it can be difficult for ...
Tax law makes small businesses rethink ideas
12.02.2018 15:09
Although there are still many unknowns about the tax law that took effect Jan. 1, some small business owners have already figured out that they stand to gain from some of its changes and are changing ...
7 small business resolutions for 2018
09.02.2018 15:00
Personal resolutions can be tough to keep — lose those pounds or quit smoking — but those of the small business variety can be a whole lot easier and bring you greater satisfaction and success by ...
5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Spend Their Tax Savings
07.02.2018 15:00
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22, 2017, and it is being put into action starting with the 2018 tax year. On the personal side, the final bill cuts in...
Amazon Officially Eliminates Cashiers...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
05.02.2018 15:00
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Amazon Go cashier-less convenience store opens to the public in Seattle. T...
4 High-Tech Industries (and a Really Low-Tech One) That Are Booming With No End In Sight
02.02.2018 15:00
The beginning of the new year is when the worlds top investors make their predictions of industries to keep an eye on. Innovative technologies and ways of doing business are creating growth in certain...
4 Steps for Small Businesses to Achieve Gender-Neutral Salaries
31.01.2018 15:00
Numbers do not lie, and the statistics are in -- there is a gender gap in salaries. There are varying statistics with different percentages, but the discrepancy is out there. Data from PayScale shows ...
5 Brutal Lessons About Entrepreneurship I Learned in My First Year as a Startup Founder
29.01.2018 15:00
Twelve months later we have a full-time team and a company successful beyond our wildest dreams. Digital Press, named during one of our many coffee-on-an-apartment-balcony conversations, has been our ...
What It Takes To Be A Small Business Owner
22.01.2018 22:51
The freedom to chase your entrepreneurial dream is one of the great foundations of America. Owning a business is a freedom the U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics records 29.6 million Americans pur...
How to Start a Sustainable Small Business
19.01.2018 22:50
Roughly 60 percent of millennials want to increase sustainability efforts in business. Millennials make up the largest group of consumers besides baby boomers, and 72 percent are willing to pay more f...
To Be Successful, Stop Making Excuses and Face Your Fears
17.01.2018 22:48
Do you constantly find yourself making excuses? Do you try to ignore the toxic work environment you’re in? Are you in denial about your exercise and health regimen? Whatever it might be, if you want...
The Top Recurring Billing and Payment Tools for Small Business
15.01.2018 22:46
Here’s a list of the top recurring billing and payments tools to transition the process from the ledger to the internet. complete article...
Paychex sees small business job growth slowing, but wages rising
12.01.2018 22:42
Minimum wage increases in states across the country are helping drive up wages, although the rate of job growth at small businesses has slowed down, according to payroll giant Paychex. The Paychex | ...
5 Reasons Brick-and-Mortars Will Always Succeed
10.01.2018 22:41
Technology has made it so you can start a new business without even paying for a lease. Simply using your laptop and smartphone, you can create an ecommerce site and have customers buying items from y...
What Is Going to Happen in 2018
08.01.2018 22:39
This is a post that I am struggling to write. I really have no idea what is going to happen in 2018. Will the crypto markets continue in their bull cycle? I have no clue. complete article...
The Small Business Guide To Instagram Growth
05.01.2018 22:37
In recent years Instagram has risen to become one of the social media giants, with over 800 million monthly active users, it can be a fantastic tool for businesses and brands. Not only is it a great p...
An Almost Guaranteed Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set This Year
03.01.2018 19:36
New Years resolutions: We love to make them. And, statistics show, we almost never keep them. (Eighty percent of people who make New Year's resolutions abandon them by the second week of February.) O...
4 Simple Ways to Grow Your Brand on Instagram
29.11.2017 14:00
Having a smart mobile marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Leveraging your social networks to their fullest potential is also important for visibility. Inst...
These 5 Strategies Will Keep Your Employees Energized
27.11.2017 14:00
The worlds top companies are starting to manage employee energy like a strategic asset. They know that ever-increasingly pace of change requires more and more human energy. Any entrepreneur will tell ...
Amazon takeover of Whole Foods may be good for small businesses in natural food industry
24.11.2017 14:00
For entrepreneurs in the natural food and products industry like Constantine, Whole Foods has served as a launchpad of sorts for companies looking to get on mainstream store shelves. Companies and loc...
4 Things Smart People Do When They Are Tasked With a New Project (Other Than Panic)
22.11.2017 14:00
Recently, I was asked to take over an existing project. And, like most people, my first inclination was to feel completely intimidated and overwhelmed. This assignment -- along with its longstanding ...
How Clever Retargeting Persuades Customers Who Looked But Did not Buy
20.11.2017 14:00
Did you know that nearly 96 percent of your first-time visitors are not ready to purchase from your website right away? That means in most cases, in order to make a sale, you need to encourage your vi...
21 High-Paying Jobs of the Future
18.11.2017 14:00
When looking for one of the best jobs of the future, two considerations will be crucial: what jobs are well-paying, and what jobs will expand dramatically in the next decade? Jobs in...
Amazon Business Prime Shipping Changes the Game for Small Business Procurement
16.11.2017 14:00
Amazon Business Prime Shipping is a paid annual membership program, which enables registered multi-user business customers to take advantage of unlimited fast and free shipping. The program is current...
How To Get Your Small Business Noticed Online
14.11.2017 14:00
While there are hundreds of thousands of brands competing online, there are a few e-commerce sites, like Amazon, that top the rest. Amazon is the big box store of years past. At one time, consumers wo...
Holiday Marketing Guide for Small Businesses
12.11.2017 14:00
We have officially entered the holiday season! October through January is filled with holidays from Halloween to New Years. As a small business, you can take advantage of this joyful time by taking yo...
Small Businesses: How to Network Like a Pro
10.11.2017 14:00
Networking skills: sometimes it feels like you either have them or you do not. Putting yourself out there at social gatherings comes so naturally to a lot of folks, while others struggle when forced t...
Square Expands Lending To Reach Small Business
08.11.2017 14:00
Last summer, Square began offering loans to non-Square merchants with the help of a restaurant software partner called Upserve. Now, the payments and financial services company has created a formal pa...
The State Of Small Business Marketing
06.11.2017 14:00
Marketing is a moving target these days. Technologies evolve and customer behavior seems to change almost every day. Small businesses tend to be a little slow with marketing developments. Some are cu...
Startup Slump
03.11.2017 14:00
Economists say big businesses like Amazon, Google, and Facebook are hurting entrepreneurship and creating a startup slump in America, according to a report in The New York Times. In 2015, some 414,00...
5 Affordable Franchises You Can Start for Less Than $10,000
01.11.2017 14:00
Everyone says that starting a business is expensive and risky, but it doesn't have to be. One approach, which some consider safer, is owning a franchise. It has a proven business model, a brand built ...
How AI Tech Is Changing Small Business Marketing And Customer Service
30.10.2017 14:00
Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Companies large and small are embracing the opportunity to achieve more and set bigger goals by using ...
Learn About Social Media Algorithms, Augmented Reality and More Changing Business Trends
28.10.2017 03:09
The tools, platforms and methods you use to grow your business are constantly changing. So you need to keep up with all the latest updates and trends. Members of the online small business community ha...
The A-Z of Popular Business Startups: A State by State Guide (Infographic)
25.10.2017 15:00
So many small businesses start as a dream. But what types of businesses are entrepreneurs currently dreaming about starting? Online equipment marketplace Bid on Equipment recently created an infograph...
4 Budgeting Tips For Small Business Owners
23.10.2017 15:00
Every business needs well managed capital to scale. If you’re able to budget properly, then there will always be enough capital for you to grow your business. Every business operates differently whi...
The 15 Most Profitable Small-Business Industries
20.10.2017 15:00
Thinking about launching a new business? Here is where to look to for high profit margins. complete article
11 Cyber Security Questions Every Small Business Should Ask
18.10.2017 15:00
The big question therefore is: are you prepared for a cyber attack? Small business credit provider Headway Capital, has compiled data to help you check yourself. complete article...
10 Ways to Break Your Small Business Out of a Rut
16.10.2017 15:00
When your small business gets stuck in a rut, you need to find a quick way to snap out of it. This can mean finding a new source of inspiration, following some new trends or even kickstarting your mar...
18 Secrets From CEOs Whose Companies Will Not Stop Growing
13.10.2017 15:00
On the lists 10th anniversary, we asked the founders of 25 of the 142 remarkable companies that have earned a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 list 10 times or more to reveal how they have sustained and mana...
14 Startup Tips From Small Business Pros
11.10.2017 15:00
Experts from the nations 63 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are more than happy to share their advice for starting and growing a business successfully. They work with entrepreneurs every da...
13 Places to Find Small-Business Grants for 2017 and 2018
09.10.2017 15:00
There are sources for women or minority entrepreneurs and virtually anyone else. The money may not be enough to keep you afloat for several years, but it can make a big difference. Here are 13 places...
50 Small Business Ideas for the Homebody
06.10.2017 15:00
Want to start a business from the comfort of your own home? There are plenty of business opportunities out there for homebodies. So if you are looking for a way to make some money without having to be...
Meet The Future Of Small-Business Health Insurance: Self Funding
04.10.2017 15:00
A few months before most of the Affordable Care Act provisions that restructured health insurance markets took effect, a broker described the great lengths to which he thought many small businesses mi...
10 Tips for Building a Customer Focused Business
02.10.2017 15:00
For tips on keeping your business customer focused and more, check out this recent content from members of the online small business community. complete article...
3 Things Smart Employers Look for in a Resume
30.09.2017 15:00
For the same reasons a resume is never enough to get you the job you really want, no one hires a new employee based on their resume alone. Qualifications, education, experience, it all matters, but mo...
To Be Successful, Be Patient With Your Imperfections
28.09.2017 19:53
Even though I’m learning and growing daily, life is still challenging. The more I learn, grow and become better, new challenges present themselves to me. I am learning, over and over again, that be...
3 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Making IoT More User-Friendly
26.09.2017 19:51
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving technology sector. As the popularity of connected devices increases with consumers, the number of entrants into the market grows. But rapid growth an...
Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience
24.09.2017 19:49
The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that highlighted research by Daniel Goleman and...
Small Business Hiring Rises
22.09.2017 19:48
U.S. small businesses added more workers in July and plan to ramp up hiring in coming months. That is according to the National Federation of Independent Business monthly employment survey, due out la...
Build a Following for Your Business with Facebook Watch
20.09.2017 19:46
A Look at Facebook Watch The Facebook Watch platform, which will be accessible on mobile, desktop and in Facebooks TV apps, will focus on shows that have episodes that fit into a theme or storyline. ...
How Small-Business Owners Should Be Using IoT
18.09.2017 19:44
By 2020, there will be more than 24 billion connected devices. This wave of connections is already impacting the way we live and work. Of course, for small-business owners, life and work are usually i...
Small Business Confidence Bounces Back
17.09.2017 19:38
After five straight months of declining or flat readings in small business optimism, Julys update from the NFIB showed a big turnaround. With economists expecting the headline index to come in at a le...
How to choose a retirement plan for your small business
15.09.2017 19:36
Have you procrastinated about setting up a tax-advantaged retirement plan for your small business? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Even so, this is not a good situation. You are paying extra ...
Small Business Today: What Is in a name?
13.09.2017 19:35
It is common knowledge around the Friedman household that when Emily was born, if she had been a boy instead of a girl, her name would have been Ted. Katie was also going to be named Ted and so was Je...
Never Forget
11.09.2017 19:40
#neverforget - September 11th
6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend More Money On
09.09.2017 19:28
Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far better than the ...
A Small Business Guide To Selling On Amazon: Be Ready To Compete On Price
07.09.2017 19:26
Amazon can truly be called a retail innovator, and since its inception as an online bookseller in the 1990s, it has forever changed the way consumers shop for products. Amazons reach is staggering -- ...
Three Key Success Metrics Every Small Business Owner Should Focus On
05.09.2017 19:17
Your small business is up and running, and you have a product or service that you are excited about. How do you boost your chances of building a venture that will last for the long term? A government ...
Fake News Hurts Small Business
03.09.2017 19:11
Here is a fact: fake news is everywhere.  There is not a reputable news source out there distributing information with an objective, unbiased voice. It just does not exist anymore. Where ar...
Hot Take: Why Are Small Business Owners So Happy?
01.09.2017 19:09
In other words, small business optimism is mostly a false front, not anything real about how he is expected to affect the economy. There was sort of a pent-up demand to rebound from the unwarranted fa...
10 Classic Small Business Social Media Mistakes
30.08.2017 19:07
The try-out period for social media is long past. Even tiny businesses – even many who don’t even have their own websites – know they need to be on social. 10 Classic Small Business Social Medi...
How to plan an exit strategy for your small business
28.08.2017 15:00
However, a business exit strategy not only means having a plan for the unexpected - including financial hardship, injury, disability and even death - it also means having a plan for the succession or ...
How to Link From Your Content to Build Leads and Connections
25.08.2017 19:04
Whenever we create digital content, we reference other web pages, either for further reading or to give a credit. In most cases, we link out in order to create better content and provide the reader wi...
34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful
13.08.2017 18:53
1. Wasting five minutes. When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze. By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste...
A Startling Small Business Statistic
21.08.2017 15:00
Google reports that 60% of small businesses globally don't have a website yet.
Amazons Tepid Response to Counterfeiters Frustrates Sellers
19.04.2017 15:00
On Tuesday, independent tech publisher No Starch Press found out that Amazon was selling counterfeit copies of Python for Kids, one of its popular programming books. A concerned customer alerted Bill ...
How and Why Your Small Business Should Be Recycling Paper
18.04.2017 03:00
Chances are, your business goes through a fair amount of paper. Even if you have tried to go paperless or cut back on printing hard copies of documents, you likely have some paper products that need t...
Digital Marketing Strategies Small Businesses Should Adopt
14.04.2017 15:00
Digital marketing is a very broad term that includes website design, social media, online advertising, email advertising, SEO and more. This can be extremely confusing to the local business owner simp...
Top Cities for Millennials Looking for Small Business Jobs
12.04.2017 15:00
It is generally assumed that millennials are seeking jobs in coastal cities — New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles. But new data from Indeed.com shows that millennials looking to w...
4 Small Business Trends That Are Steadily on The Rise
10.04.2017 15:00
A social media presence is considered a necessity and not a luxury. Having a presence on social media has become an absolute must for almost all business ventures. complete article...
How Small Business Owners Can Avoid Sears Fatal Mistake
08.04.2017 15:00
Sears built its business dominating catalog sales, fulfilling the pre-smartphone on-demand demands of its clientele. This revolution in direct-to-consumer sales created loyal customers, a nationwide n...
How to make your small business ready for a potential cyber attack
06.04.2017 15:00
In a technology climate riddled with ransomware and other threats, there’s no room for complacency. complete article...
How to Create Your Small Business Retirement Succession Plan
04.04.2017 15:00
When it comes to retirement and succession planning, a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey suggests that business owners are not necessarily as prepared as they ought to be. Seventy ...
Why Brick-and-Mortar Retail Technology Is One of the Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2017
02.04.2017 15:00
Tech startups can help optimize retailers' in-store operations and customer experiences, enabling them to keep up with competition from e-commerce companies. This category includes hardware and softwa...
6 Tools You Need to Make 2017 Your Most Profitable Year Ever
31.03.2017 16:00
Getting there starts with breaking down profit into its components and using six tools to move those pieces in the right direction. Profit is revenue minus costs. But to boost profit, it helps to bre...
4 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete Against the Major Competitors
29.03.2017 16:00
Moving into a new city or job can be daunting, the hassle of finding accommodation, the stress of moving personal items and most especially the people or city accepting someone new might not be pleasi...
The 5 Things No One Ever Tells You About Starting a Business
27.03.2017 16:00
Entrepreneurship is experiencing a romantic renaissance of sorts, a startup spring if you will. Everyone wants to hang a shingle on the back of their budding unicorn. It is culture and it is growth an...
3 Reasons Why Small Businesses Crash and Burn Online
25.03.2017 20:38
The internet is the perfect forum for small businesses to compete with big brands. Audience reach, social sharing and unlimited sales and marketing opportunities have leveled the playing field between...
How to Avoid Double Taxation with an S Corporation
23.03.2017 20:37
Paying taxes is unavoidable, yet that does not mean you need to pay more than necessary. You can make smart decisions to minimize your tax burden, without running afoul of the IRS. For small business...
6 Ways to Think Outside the Box When Marketing Your Small Business
21.03.2017 20:24
Sometimes budget limits small businesses from executing their marketing ideas, but not every successful strategy requires a lot of money. Here are six outside the box ways to market your small busines...
Watch Out For Fake Fonts! And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
19.03.2017 20:18
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 – A new form of ransomware centers on a fake font update. complete article...
Elon Musks Surprising Strategy for Thinking About Everything
17.03.2017 15:00
Elon uses the Richard Feynman technique from what I have read about his approach, mixed with first principles. ... which is, basically, in simple terms: do not try to remember, but t...
How Business Intelligence Is Being Disrupted for the Better
16.03.2017 03:13
More targeted marketing was one of the biggest contributions enterprises welcomed when big data first hit. Big data allowed brands to create elaborate, yet personalized campaigns that evolved to becom...
The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal
13.03.2017 15:09
Optimism is powerful -- but so is preparation. In a live chat, Todd Herman explained that too much positivity can actually derail your goals. To that end, he shared three essential questions everyone ...
Want to Have More Creative Breakthroughs? Redesign Your Day According to This Step-by-Step Guide
11.03.2017 15:09
You stare at a blank screen for what seems like hours, waiting for your brain to come up with a brilliant idea, and it never comes. There has to be a better way to brainstorm, right? There is--and it...
10 Lies People Believe About Success
09.03.2017 18:00
To understand the truth, we must first understand the lies that make it difficult to grasp. 1. Success means the same thing to everyone. It does not. Some people value success in pure cash. Some pe...
What Small Business Owners Can Learn From Wegmans
08.03.2017 03:18
Atop many business award programs sits privately-held and family-run Wegmans grocery stores, from No. 4 on FORBES list of Americas Best Employers. Based in Rochester, NY, the supermarket has an ardent...
4 Social Media Resolutions for Small Businesses
05.03.2017 15:00
As 2017 unfolds, small businesses should take a look at what did not work in 2016 and find ways to improve in the upcoming year. While you work to control spending and shed some of the holiday pounds,...
What Small Businesses Need to Do to Win in Online Retail
03.03.2017 18:09
Companies that can figure out how to take advantage of new technologies for digital retail will outsmart and outpace competitors. Any company of any size -- whether it is one employee working out of ...
4 Trends in Website Design That Small Businesses Need to Know
01.03.2017 15:00
Small businesses are an integral part of our economy. Every business aims to solve a problem and create value in doing so. This is particularly true of small businesses. They provide a service or prod...
Small Business: How do you become a Social Media Maven?
27.02.2017 15:00
How do you stay on top of the latest trends in your field? I read a lot of blogs. I stay on top of Google Webmaster Central Blog, Search Engine Land and Moz Blog are ones that I read. I network with ...
Will Trumps Tax Plan Benefit Small Businesses?
25.02.2017 15:00
Steven Mnuchin, Trumps candidate to run the Treasury Department, has stated that comprehensive tax reform will be an immediate priority of Trumps administration, and that his focus as Treasury Secreta...
Macro Economics and Small Businesses
23.02.2017 15:00
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away – in Internet terms that’s about 10 years ago – a small business owner did not have to worry too much about macro-economics. Well, that was a nice trip ...
Why I Look for Longevity on Résumes
21.02.2017 15:59
More and more hiring managers no longer view longevity on a résumé as a positive attribute. Some believe it indicates the employee lacks diverse work experience; others that the employee is complace...
The 5 Pitfalls Of Naming Your Small Business
19.02.2017 15:00
Everyone told us that the name Worstofall Design would not work. You can not use negativity in your branding, they said. We decided to go with our gut and ignore the rules. complete...
7 Power Habits of Great Leaders and Business Icons
17.02.2017 15:00
Our never-ending quest towards self-improvement is a long journey of small steps. Small habits we repeat day after day, week after week, year after year. Small habits that have turned us into who we a...
Top 10 Things that Keep Small Business Owners Up at Night
15.02.2017 15:00
When it comes to buying and selling, small business owners are pretty good at that – every company is founded, and has been built to do those things. But operating a small business in the 21st centu...
7 Tips for Building the Small Business of Your Dreams
13.02.2017 15:00
Being a business owner is a dream of many; but a reality of only a few. Especially when it comes to actually making it in the small business space. It requires persistence, preparation and dedication....
5 ways Trump can help small-business owners
11.02.2017 15:00
Optimism among small-business owners has soared as entrepreneurs hope that President-elect Donald Trump will enact policies aimed at helping them. Trump has promised to ease regulation. While some on...
Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Businesses
09.02.2017 15:00
These Deductions Can Really Help Your Bottom Line When you deliver your files, receipts and spreadsheets this year, make sure to schedule some time with your accountant to discuss tax deductions that ...
How Donald Trump stands to impact the economy and small businesses
07.02.2017 15:00
Joe Spencer has seen plenty of booms and busts in his hometown of Detroit over the years running his small business, Louisiana Creole Gumbo since 1983. He watched as the auto industry imploded and hou...
How to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks
05.02.2017 15:00
Small business owners might assume that their small size makes them immune to cyber threats. Cyber criminals, in other words, only go after the big, flashy opportunities, like the major cyber attack o...
Top 10 Things That Keep Small Business Owners Up At Night
03.02.2017 15:00
When it comes to buying and selling, small business owners are pretty good at that – every company is founded, and has been built to do those things. But operating a small business in the 21st centu...
6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Success When Starting a Business
01.02.2017 15:00
Are you starting a business for the first time? It can be challenging to step out of your comfort zone and go head to head with competitors, manage customer orders and deliver a desirable product. Put...
Here is How Businesses Use Technology to Boost Productivity
30.01.2017 15:00
Interconnectivity is at the core of our digital universe, and with tech advancements, staying on top of trends is critical to career success. With 86 percent of U.S. adults1 18-29 owning a smartphone,...
Why You Need to Redo Your Employee Handbook
28.01.2017 15:00
In the wake of new rules and new attitudes, HR departments changed the talk about equality in pay, hiring, promotions and retention. complete article...
10 Must-Read Business Books for 2017
26.01.2017 15:00
Asking for that promotion or finally starting your own business is easier with an inspiring read in your back pocket. Plan to pick up one of these books in 2017 to boost your creativity, or learn lead...
10 Small Business Website Errors That Drive Customers Away
24.01.2017 15:00
Visitors seldom leave a small business website with a neutral impression. For most prospects, your small business is an unknown quantity, so their first impression of your company will either make the...
Small Business Security Priorities for 2017
22.01.2017 15:00
A New Year has arrived, along with some big security challenges. In 2017 the expected proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across all types of environments will make it tough to ignore t...
3 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Profit Margins
20.01.2017 15:00
As a small business, you are uniquely positioned to be able to compete for above average margins, and this should be your focus. complete article...
Can Your Small Business Benefit From Pinterest?
18.01.2017 15:00
How Can Small Business Owners Build their Online Presence Using Pinterest? Pinterest is not just an image sharing site. Small businesses can take advantage of the platform to market their goods and s...
4 Quick End of Year Legal Tips for Small Businesses
16.01.2017 15:00
To make lives easier, Moore offers the following legal tips to help small and medium-sized business owners. complete article...
Small Businesses Win Some Regulatory Relief
14.01.2017 15:00
Christmas has come and gone, but anybody struggling to keep a small business afloat or pondering an entrepreneurial venture might be digging under the desiccated blue spruce (take it out, already) for...
The Inspiring Way This Small Business Owner Handled Social Media Backlash
12.01.2017 15:00
The founder of a multiracial beauty company shares how she coped after her “personal and professional victory” angered many fans. complete article...
Sales, Profitability Are Up For Small Businesses As 2016 Ends
10.01.2017 07:59
U.S. small businesses are wrapping up 2016 with stronger sales and improved profitability. Businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenues have experienced, on average, 7.3 percent annual sa...
Small businesses optimistic about 2017
08.01.2017 07:59
Donald Trumps election as president has made many small business owners more upbeat about 2017. Dean Bingham says he is cautiously optimistic because business picked up at his auto repair shop after ...
6 key resolutions for your small business
06.01.2017 15:00
If you are like most Americans, you’re probably making up a list of new year’s resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, stop smoking, be nicer to your in-laws. While those resolutions may be long ...
Here Are the Top Entrepreneurship Trends for 2017
04.01.2017 22:00
With this tumultuous year behind us, I am fixing my mind on what's to come in 2017. Change is the only constant in life, and with a new administration about to take over--I am truly optimistic about n...
7 Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn From Tech Startups
19.11.2016 14:00
Starting a small business in the United States has never been easier and, in fact, small businesses make up the backbone of the American economy. 9 out of every 10 employees works for one of the 28 mi...
68 Percent of Millennial Small Business Owners Rely on Social Media for Brand Promotion
17.11.2016 14:00
Millennial business owners depend on social media for brand promotion more than any other medium. Shocked, right? OK, probably not. But just how much Millennial business owners are using this relativ...
How to Build Up Your Small Business on Social Media
15.11.2016 14:00
If you have a small business, you know you want to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to increase sales. Kim Garst has made her living telling businesses how they should use social media to th...
10 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Moving Forward
13.11.2016 14:00
When you run a business, it’s important to always keep an eye on the future if you want your business to grow and improve. Members of our small business community understand what it takes to keep bu...
6 Proven Ways Content Marketing Benefits your Small Business
11.11.2016 14:00
For small and local businesses, it can be hard to stand out against larger nationwide brands. However, content marketing can help your small business attract attention, and for relevant niches in your...
The Small Business Guide to Virtual Assistants Both Human and Digital
09.11.2016 14:00
Why Your Business Needs Virtual Assistants If you are looking to de-clutter your business life so you can focus on serving your clients and customers, then virtual assistants are the perfect solution...
How To Deal With Stress: Tips For Small Business Owners
07.11.2016 14:00
Despite the potential for physical, emotional, and mental stress, you can learn to lead a sustainable and healthy lifestyle as an entrepreneur. complete article...
16 Powerful Body Language Tips to Instantly Exude Confidence
04.11.2016 14:00
Look the part You may be trembling inside, but you want to appear strong and in control. How can you communicate confidence that you may or may not be feeling? Try following these simple tips. comple...
The 5 biggest mistakes small business owners make according to Shark Tank stars
02.11.2016 14:00
Small business owners have a problem with thinking big. Thinking big doesn't mean getting a big head. Small business owners mistake successful crowdfunding campaigns with success. complete article...
50 Business Ideas for Teens
31.10.2016 14:00
You do not have to be an adult to start your own business. In fact, there are many different business opportunities that teens can use to get their entrepreneurial journeys started. Here are 50 busine...
Tips to Identify Your Customers
28.10.2016 15:59
It is common knowledge that targeting customers will result in a higher sales conversion than non-targeted, random traffic that just happens upon your website. In order to effectively target your cust...
Yahoo Hacked: What It Means for Small Business
26.10.2016 15:00
Yahoo has confirmed that it was the target of what may be the largest cyberattack of all time. The breach took place back in 2014 and compromised the data of an unprecedented 500 million users. &...
50 small business ideas you can start on your own
25.10.2016 01:06
If you want to start a small business but you do not have large cash flow, there are still many great opportunities available. These jobs can be side businesses to start, but they may eventually repl...
Most Small Businesses Are Barely Saving Any Money, New Study Show
21.10.2016 15:00
As Federal Reserve officials gathered to issue their monthly assessment of the world's largest economy, a new study lays bare the extent to which many small firms are pressed for cash. complete artic...
How Creativity Can Drive Productivity in Your Small Business
19.10.2016 15:00
As a general rule, true creativity is lauded across the globe. From the iconic Burning Man Festival, which is held annually in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, to ever-diversifying International Women...
Businesses Going Green
17.10.2016 19:47
A business that makes the decision to be environmentally-conscious will often promote goodwill among potential customers, while making the world a better place for future generations. Many businesses ...
This Experts Controversial Tips For Making a Great First Impression May Shock You
15.10.2016 19:44
Perhaps it is time to embrace some new first principles. Making a first impression is not easy. People are just so sensitive these days. Sensitive about themselves, that is. complete article...
Why the Golden Rule Must Be Practiced in Business
13.10.2016 19:42
One of the most valuable possessions that you have is your reputation -- and it is important to guard it at all costs. Profits can be lost and regained, but rebuilding a damaged reputation -- that is ...
10 Overlooked Elements of Running a Successful Business
11.10.2016 19:41
Running a business is complicated, which means there are some factors or tasks that tend to get overlooked. From basic concepts to more involved processes, members of our small business community have...
Small businesses put out of business by Internet crooks
10.10.2016 03:00
Do you own a small business? If so, you are a favorite target of the Internet bad guys. More and more, they are moving away from well-prepared big businesses and stealing from small businesses, who ar...
8 Secrets of Great Communicators
07.10.2016 15:59
Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today. complete article...
The Advent of Access: How Smart Phones Have Changed the World
05.10.2016 15:00
With the ongoing move of smart phones towards near-ubiquity, much of society has come to take these do-all devices for granted. In overcoming the novelty of smart phones, many of us have lost our one-...
Innovative Ways to Market
02.10.2016 15:00
Marketing is a three-syllable word that seems so simple, yet encompasses so much. Marketing is a multi-faceted approach to promoting a product or service. Both traditional and unconventional marketing...
IoT for Small Business: Effects, Opportunities & Platforms
25.09.2016 17:22
Business Insiders premium research service, expects that there will be more than 24 billion connected devices on Earth by 2020 — approximately four devices for every human being on the planet. And ...
How Being a Millionaire Affects Your Happiness
23.09.2016 17:20
Tai Lopez was born and raised on the wrong side of the tracks but he made choices early on in his adult life to move to the other side. Today he lives in a massive Beverly Hills mansion, shares his t...
Top 10 Tips for Data Theft Prevention
21.09.2016 17:19
Is your business protected from a data breach? The largest data theft in history: 1.2 billion internet user names and passwords compromised 420,000 websites impacted Well-known natio...
3 Steps To Creating A Killer Small Business Content Marketing Strategy
19.09.2016 17:17
Small businesses generally face harsher circumstances when it comes to planning and launching a marketing campaign. They have less revenue and capital, which means they’re more limited in the strate...
5 Brexit Tips for Small Business
17.09.2016 17:16
How to Cope with Brexit For small businesses owners, especially ecommerce merchants already selling (or thinking about selling) to UK consumers, the anxiety lies with unknown costs: what happens when ...
6 SEO Advantages Small Businesses Have Over Major Firms
15.09.2016 17:13
When small business owners think about getting involved in SEO, they often become intimidated (or frustrated). They see massive corporations and large businesses dominating the search engine world, an...
3 Tips for Making Your Customer Service Shine
13.09.2016 17:11
1. Contribute to your community. For Chiodo, offering his time and resources to the community is not a chore so much as it is part of his commitment to doing the right thing. Last summer, for example...
Ways To Simplify Content Marketing For Your Small
11.09.2016 17:10
Content marketing is an important part of keeping a small business growing. It can help you to build credibility and authority, win you good positions in search engine results, and develop important r...
Mobile App Strategies Boost Revenues for Small Business Owners
09.09.2016 17:08
Global mobile traffic now represents roughly 60 percent of internet traffic, making mobile apps a must-have for businesses. But consumers today increasingly expect an Amazon-like experience online. Sm...
Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies
07.09.2016 15:00
These companies are making major strides--and major revenue gains. Check out the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. complete article...
Explore Prime Locations for Small Businesses
05.09.2016 15:00
Of all the elements in starting a new business, location is among the most crucial. But it’s more than just finding a good spot. A prospective startup owner may need to look at different cities in o...
Does My Small Business Really Need Brand Management?
02.09.2016 15:00
Brands are often associated with large businesses. However, a brand can be used effectively by small businesses as well to increase their profitability. Branding a new business is just as important as...
Social Media Donts for Small Businesses
31.08.2016 15:00
A strong social network can become an asset for any business. Social media offers every business the opportunity to strengthen relationships with their target audience, creating loyal customers and ev...
The 10 Worst Places to Start a Business
29.08.2016 15:00
More new businesses fail than succeed, according to the Kauffman Foundation. And U.S. Small Business Administration data shows that it is only a matter of time before at least half of all businesses g...
12 Ways You Can Be Better at Content Marketing for Your Business
26.08.2016 15:00
Small business owners can now compete on an (almost) level playing field with big brands, all through applying the principles and use of content marketing. Regardless of the size of the business, the ...
5 Things You Need For Your Small Business Infrastructure
24.08.2016 15:00
When you first start a business, you have your work cut out for you. Not only do you have to figure out if you have a viable product that people will actually pay you for, but you have to also find yo...
9 Best Resources to Check Out before Opening a Small Business
22.08.2016 15:00
There are so many things you need to know about before opening your own business, and it can get pretty overwhelming at times. You need to take advantage of any resources you can find that will help y...
Most Small Business Owners Are Happy Staying Small
15.08.2016 15:00
What defines a small business owner as successful? You might think the obvious answer is one who grows quickly and expands his or her operations. But a recent report by Emergent Research and Infusions...
10 Things Your Business Can Learn About Rebranding from Electronics Giant Sharp
12.08.2016 15:00
When it comes to rebranding, what can your small business learn from a manufacturing giant like Sharp Electronics? Quite a lot, as it turns out. After its purchase by Japanese electronics manufacture...
Facebook Is Giving a Huge Break to Small Businesses in Emerging Markets
10.08.2016 15:00
Facebook  is to let small businesses in emerging markets sell to customers for free directly through their Facebook pages, the social media company said on Wednesday, marking a new effort to...
6 Best Tools That Small Business Owners Could Use to Promote Their Business Online
08.08.2016 15:00
Marketing a business online can be a bit tricky with cost being a concern to most business owners. Some have to work with a low budget with most opting to find a free way to market their trade online....
How to Think Like a Brand
05.08.2016 15:00
When you consider branding from this perspective, you will likely notice that as important as affinity and equity are, the place your brand occupies in one’s mind surrounds the feelings that connect...
11 Ways to Negotiate
03.08.2016 15:00
Very few people actually like to negotiate. That's why so few people are good at negotiating; it's a task to be avoided or completed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, negotiating is a fact of li...
Your small business marketing sucks — here is how to fix it
01.08.2016 15:00
The formula for business success is simple but not easy. At the core, once you have your product or service figured out, your marketing plan should be a natural progression. In fact, we would challen...
3 Legal Mistakes Every Businesses Should Avoid
30.07.2016 15:00
Running a business is like running a marathon. You have the law, the government, and the competition all eagerly expecting you to make a mistake. Unlike in the marathon, any mistake you make cannot be...
5 ways states are luring small business
28.07.2016 15:00
Georgia is among many states that are working hard to lure businesses of all sizes — and entice them to stay put. There's no one set formula that makes a state business-friendly, say business owners...
Businesses try to keep calm amid uncertainty of Brexit vote
26.07.2016 15:00
Britains vote to leave the European Union is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York and U.K. retailers cutting back their orders from American sup...
Cheaper software puts small businesses in big leagues
24.07.2016 15:00
Until recently, small businesses assumed that they could not access the same kinds of technology and opportunities that big corporations can with vastly greater resources. Rapid technology shifts have...
5 Technologies for Small Business Success
22.07.2016 15:00
Cloud computing has revolutionized the IT landscape for startups and smaller organizations by leveling the playing field and making advanced software capabilities attainable to businesses with modest ...
6 outsourcing tips for small businesses
20.07.2016 15:00
As most (if not all) small business owners know, you can’t do or manage everything. And some tasks (HR and accounting spring to mind) are often better left to the experts. Of course, not every smal...
SCORE Infographic: How Can Technology Help My Small Business?
18.07.2016 15:00
SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, has gathered statistics on popular small business technology, such as mobile tools and the cloud, while reve...
Cloud Computing Helps Lift Small Business Valuations
15.07.2016 15:00
It takes more than a solid business plan and gumption to succeed in business nowadays. Growing your company in a competitive businesses landscape—and attracting interested investors—requires a sol...
Small Business Startup Checklist: Do Not Overlook These Items
13.07.2016 15:00
Some people think starting a business will be this great thing to do and then as they move forward with the process quickly learn it is not always rainbows and unicorns. Sure, it has it perks - you b...
13 Best Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
11.07.2016 15:00
The first step to marketing is defining your end-game and strategizing your budget. The first question consultants ask those big, bad corporations going through restructuring is, What do you want? Thi...
Become A Data Genius: Track Everything In Your Small Business
01.07.2016 15:00
As someone that has worked for small technology-based businesses for years, I have come to learn some of the best habits of small business geniuses. While most business owners are unique and every bus...
7 Offbeat Small Business Growth Strategies to Follow
29.06.2016 15:00
Because small businesses have shoestring budgets, they lack all the privileges large businesses enjoy. Tilting the ground in their favor is incredibly difficult for them. It’s no surprise that 90 pe...
3 things every small business should do
27.06.2016 15:09
Small businesses are a crucial part of Orlandos economy, but there's no denying that there are challenges in operating one, especially in the first few years. In fact, there are more than 28 million ...
6 Daily Habits That Will Make You Look Smarter and More Powerful
12.06.2016 15:00
Growing up in a large firm with a strong sense of history and culture, I heard a lot about executive presence--what it was, who had it, and what any aspiring leader would need to do to get it. Here is...
7 Email Marketing Best Practices
10.06.2016 15:00
The content of your email message is important, but your design is the first element that recipients will see. If you want readers to see your message instead of clicking to the next email, it is esse...
SCORE Tips - Pick a Niche and Own It
08.06.2016 15:00
SCORE provides free mentoring to hundreds of business owners in Southern Arizona every year. Many of those business owners are just starting a new business. Here are some of SCOREs tips to consider be...
How to Automate Social Media and PR for Small Business
06.06.2016 15:00
It  is not easy being a small business competing against the big boys. They have got the budget, the expertise, and the size to push you around. That said, it does not have to be half as har...
How Small Businesses Can Make the Most of Big Data
04.06.2016 15:00
Big data and business intelligence (BI) used to be only for enterprise companies. Now, however, thanks to the software as a service (SaaS) revolution, even small businesses can afford to track and tap...
(Counterintuitive) Tips to Run a Small Business
29.05.2016 21:20
Being an entrepreneur or business owner is, for a lot of people, choosing to work 80 hours a week for yourself to avoid that 40 hours you’d be working for someone elses corporation. That was absolut...
20 Simple Tools Your Small Business Needs Now
31.05.2016 15:00
Running your own business is no simple task. From hiring and payroll to other day-to-day operations, there are a million different responsibilities needing your attention throughout the work week. Wit...
Small Business Administration suggests 10 steps before committing to a new business idea
29.05.2016 15:00
If you think so, or at least want to explore the idea, SCORE and our mentors are ready to assist you confidentially and at no charge. It’s a long, winding road to entrepreneurial success. The more a...
Why Small Businesses Should Focus on Scaling Their Content Marketing
27.05.2016 15:00
Having a small online marketing team doesn’t mean your company can not scale content marketing initiatives. It means you must know what the best strategies are and have your team focus on a few they...
5 Marketing Hacks Small Businesses Tell Me Have Changed Their Lives
25.05.2016 15:00
I work with a ton of small businesses, and I love it. I love seeing different business models, helping entrepreneurs with limited resources and experience, and getting unique perspectives that you jus...
Micro Businesses Love Independence, Worry about Cash Flow [Survey]
23.05.2016 15:00
Ninety-four percent of independent workers love the control that independence provides, but 67 percent say their top concern has to do with inconsistent income in their micro businesses. This is acco...
5 small businesses to start after 50
21.05.2016 15:00
The passion that spurs someone to dream of starting a business is not reserved for the techie Millennial in the torn jeans and hoodie. Even the person in the relaxed-fit khakis and reading glasses can...
10 Free Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using Today
19.05.2016 15:00
Although your small business needs a healthy amount of software to conduct operations, it's not necessary for you to spend a fortune on web-based products. In our comprehensive testing of business and...
4 Ways to Boost Ranking For Your Own Branded Terms
17.05.2016 15:59
You may have a list of specific keywords and phrases you're targeting, or you may be more in the add amazing content and see what happens, camp. However, the idea of optimizing for branded keywords m...
Small Business Tools for Entrepreneurs
15.05.2016 15:00
Starting your own business is exciting, hectic, and frightening all at once. You are laying it all on the line, and your to-do list stretches seemingly for miles. Whether you are still in the planning...
50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything
13.05.2016 15:00
Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work. When you are thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new re...
How to name your small business: Keep it short and sweet
11.05.2016 15:00
Deciding what to call your company is probably one of the most fun and exciting aspects of  starting a small business. You might have launched this venture by scribbling business name ideas ...
10 Ways To Cure Your Mobile Phone Bill
09.05.2016 15:00
Cell phones are ubiquitous, and tend to be important if not necessary to own. Yet sometimes the cost of owning and using a mobile phone can get out of hand. And the prevalence of daunting cell phone b...
5 Tips Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know
07.05.2016 15:00
1. Have a point of view and unique product offering Commodity businesses such as books and electronics were the first to see e-commerce really squeeze out mom and pop stores. The product offering is ...
6 Principles for Small Business Automation
05.05.2016 15:00
Entrepreneurs and small business managers are hands-on folks. They are often involved in nearly every aspect of the business — from marketing to fulfillment to accounting to website design. At some ...
Small Business Finance Tips
03.05.2016 15:00
There is no way to get around some of the challenges that come with being a small business owner. But the proper tools and support can help you navigate the world of debits and credits more smoothly.&...
What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro
01.05.2016 15:00
As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, ...
SCORE
29.04.2016 15:00
You know what they say about free advice: Sometimes, it is not worth the price. But that does not apply to the folks at SCORE, who provide advice to startups and established businesses. Their advice ...
Hacking Leads to Precautions for Small Business Data
27.04.2016 15:00
According to a December survey of owners by the National Small Business Association, cybercriminals raked in an average of $32,000 from small business accounts. complete article...
Disrupt With These Ideas
25.04.2016 15:00
There are 28 million small businesses in the country, and they provide most of Americas jobs and sales. According to the Small Business Administration, large companies have cut four million jobs since...
Tailor Your Small Business for Success
23.04.2016 15:00
For any business to succeed, achieving product/market fit is a primary goal. But verifying that your product or service meets a strong market need and can stand up to competitors is certainly not an e...
How to Configure a Small Business Facebook Page
21.04.2016 15:00
Things to Know About Your Brand New Facebook Page It blinks, it cries, it drinks from a bottle. That is right, kids, your new Facebook Page can do everything other little dollies can, and even more. ...
U.S. Government Hits Goal for Women Owned Small Businesses
18.04.2016 15:00
After almost two decades, the federal government for the first time has been able to meet its goal of awarding five percent (worth $17.8 billion) of all contracts to women-owned small businesses. com...
Three Small Business IT Security Solutions You May Not Have Considered
18.04.2016 15:00
Everyone by now is well aware that IT networks are subject to various cyber threats, and small and medium size businesses (SMBs) must protect against them just as larger enterprises do. But these thre...
Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
15.04.2016 15:00
Over 51% of businesses will fail in their first five years (U.S. Census data), and even 25-30% of venture-backed businesses fail. If you want to innovate and put yourself out there, you have to accep...
10 Examples of Instagram Ads and the Lessons They Can Teach
13.04.2016 15:00
Without further ado, then, here are some of my favorite Instagram ads, as well as some that I would have handled differently, and the lessons you can learn from them. complete article...
Top 15 Small Business Loan Mistakes You Can Make
11.04.2016 15:00
Small businesses have traditionally had a hard time accessing extra capital — i.e. through small business loans — from banks, big and small. And economic realities and forecasts dictate, generally...
Want To Escape The Cubicle? Here is How To Be Your Own Boss
08.04.2016 15:00
Many people who work a regular job dream of walking out of their cubicle and starting their own business. And every year, about 800,000 Americans do just that. Dave Selden is one of them. His busines...
10 Top Small Business Blogs
06.04.2016 16:00
Do you like to read good content online? I sure do. One of the key secrets to being successful in business is to be a voracious reader. I learn a great deal by reading individual and corporate blogs o...
5 Ways to Cut Small Business Expenses with Tech
04.04.2016 16:00
For initial, up-front investment or a low-cost monthly subscription fee, there are great tech products and services that can save you money in the long run on common business expenses. Here are a few ...
Brands Small Business Owners Recommend and Some They Do Not
02.04.2016 16:09
To trust or not to trust. That is a question small and medium-sized business owners often find themselves asking when it comes to relying on certain brands for day to day business operations and other...
Women-Owned Businesses Grow, Yet Gender Gap In Small Business Finance Remains
31.03.2016 16:00
Much has changed since 1994 when the U.S. government implemented an initiative to spend at least 5% of its contracting dollars on women-owned businesses. Today, women-owned businesses in the U.S. acco...
7 Social Media Tools For Small Businesses To Manage Their Social Presence
29.03.2016 16:00
With the positive effects of social media marketing becoming more and more apparent, most small businesses have started working on a social media marketing strategy. One of the main aims of social me...
Why Tax Planning is Key for Small Business Owners
27.03.2016 16:00
The 2015 tax season is here. Tax planning is a critical part of a small business owners financial plan. The majority of small business owners ignore tax planning; yet good tax advice is a very valuabl...
National Small Business Association Reports Uptick in Small Business Growth
25.03.2016 15:00
A full half of small business owners see growth opportunities in the next six months, while 17 percent say they are already seeing that growth. Only 33 percent say they see no immediately growth oppo...
On Page Search Engine Optimization
23.03.2016 15:00
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become a fine science. Tweaking, changing, and measuring is all part of the ongoing optimization process. SEO truly is a process that requires constant monitoring ...
Need a Business Idea? Here are 55
21.03.2016 15:00
Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leavi...
Be Highly Successful: 9 Body Language Secrets of Exceptional People
18.03.2016 15:00
Your body language is a fundamental part of who you are; chances are you do not even think about how you stand, sit, and move. You should, of course, because other people instinctively pick up the non...
10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s
16.03.2016 15:00
Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to live the lifestyle you have always wanted? Now imagine if you could do this in your 20s? Even if you thi...
3 Big Ways Google Has Changed Small Business
14.03.2016 15:00
Today, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, announces its fourth quarter 2015 earnings. But it is also going to do something different. The company plans to separately break out the results of its ...
5 Things NOT to Do When Running a Small Business…One Business Owner Tells All
11.03.2016 15:00
Years of experience have taught me that running a small business is a challenge, especially when you are providing a service. Your expectations for success may not match your results, because simply p...
How Using a Credit Card Can Boost Your Small Business
09.03.2016 15:00
As with personal credit cards, business cards can be dangerous if you do not use them responsibly. High interest rates and fees can add up. But if your business needs a little leverage and you do not ...
Top 500 Franchise List
07.03.2016 15:00
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3 Rules About Cash Flow That First-Time Business Owners Need to Know
04.03.2016 15:00
For many businesses, getting paid is not the problem – it’s when. Lumpy cash flow is a stressful experience for business owners because the consequences can include delayed paychecks to employees,...
71 Percent of Small Businesses Expect Growth, Report Says
03.03.2016 15:00
Small businesses are hopeful about growth this year according to the new State of Small Business Report by software solutions provider, Wasp Barcode Technologies. The study says 71 percent of small b...
7 Ways Small Businesses Can Leverage Third-Party Apps for Local Search & Marketing
01.03.2016 15:00
Apps consume the majority of mobile media time, but local business apps struggle to compete for attention. Columnist Wesley Young looks at how SMBs can instead use space on the most popular apps to ge...
8 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid When Starting A Small Business
28.02.2016 15:00
Enthusiasm—it can be both a blessing and a curse for new entrepreneurs. Passion for your business can fuel your success, but it can also drive you to operational and financial ruin if you do not tak...
Ideas for Women Looking to Start a Small Business
26.02.2016 15:00
Brainstorming ideas for a small business can be a fun yet frustrating experience. It requires a serious analysis of areas of expertise and interests, and consideration of where those areas intersect i...
Is the Honeymoon Over? 6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business
24.02.2016 15:00
Starting a business is a bit like falling in love for the first time: it is exciting, exhilarating, and new. You want to savor each moment and be your very best every minute of every day. After the a...
Why Small Businesses Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong
22.02.2016 15:00
How can a small company make the most of LinkedIn? The social network is an inescapable part of online life for working professionals. But much of the advice on how to leverage it is targeted at big ...
7 things small businesses need to know about Windows 10
20.02.2016 15:00
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that more than 200 million devices (PCs, phones and tablets) were now running Windows 10. Many of those 200 million devices belong to business users, who upgrad...
7 Insane Website Updates That Will Grow Your Sales
18.02.2016 15:00
Technology can be a powerful driver of business growth. There are seemingly endless areas where you can invest your time and effort. complete article...
6 Ways Good Documentation Can Save Your Small Business Money
16.02.2016 15:00
If you are like most small business owners, you spend a lot of your time researching ways to save money. After all, running a business can quickly break the bank. There are office supplies to buy, emp...
Three Cash Flow Musts That Your Small Business Needs to Make
14.02.2016 15:00
Cash flow is a common concern among many small business owners, with many business models dependent on incoming cash flow at various, often unpredictable times a year versus a steady flow of income. S...
The 20 Best Entrepreneurial Stories of 2015
12.02.2016 15:00
These founders embody the reasons so many Americans are drawn to entrepreneurship: passion, purpose, fulfillment, and financial success. This year they all shared with Inc. readers the secrets to how ...
Why a $12 Billion Tax Break for Small Businesses Is So Controversial
10.02.2016 15:00
Generally speaking, it allows small business owners to write off up to $500,000 worth of qualified expenses in the year they are made, up to $2 million, rather than amortizing them over a period of ye...
4 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Taxes
08.02.2016 15:00
Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a...
Small Business Trends In 2016 Mean Greater Cybersecurity
06.02.2016 15:00
With the economy in a recession, business growth is more necessary than ever in order for businesses to survive. Since most businesses are small businesses, it is important to understand the latest sm...
11 Financial Fundamentals Every Small Business CEO Must Know
04.02.2016 15:00
Regardless of the size of the business, ultimate responsibility for success lies with the CEO. If you’re a small business owner, thats you. And the most critical CEO tasks that result in success or ...
10 Rules for Small Business Success
02.02.2016 15:00
These rules are keys to small business success. Ignore these rules at your peril: I have seen many new entrepreneurs fail because they ignored one or more of these business basics. complete article...
Shark Tank!
31.01.2016 23:14
Lately I have been binge watching Shark Tank. If you are a small business owners you might be surprised what you can learn. The innovation out there is fairly impressive. I have been self-employed sin...
Looking for Inspiration
29.01.2016 15:00
What is your best six word advice? Check out the slideshow below to get inspired. complete article
10 Tech Trends
27.01.2016 15:00
There is no shortage of predictions regarding where technology is headed in this bright and shiny New Year. Not all fortune tellers have the same perspective, however. Take the design and innovation c...
17 Resolutions Only the Most Successful People Make
25.01.2016 15:00
Fortunately, there is a better way. Here are 17 simple things to do sometime in 2016. They are all one-time events (although you can certainly repeat them as many times as you like). And each is a lot...
7 Tips for Small Business Owners
22.01.2016 15:00
Those small business owners who want to take their company to the next level can get some help. Peggy Cenova, regional director of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center, says she...
New Years Resolution Checklist for Small Businesses
20.01.2016 15:00
I know, I know. It is hard to start thinking about the New Year when we’re stuck in the middle of the hectic holidays. But with January 1 right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect ...
16 Small Business Resolutions for 2016
18.01.2016 15:00
Lose weight. Quit smoking. Floss. January’s the traditional time for making new years resolutions. But in addition to your personal goals, what do you want to achieve in 2016 for your small business...
Five Small Business Resolutions
15.01.2016 15:00
People make resolutions about losing weight, stopping smoking, and other habits that they probably will not give up. Business owners should take advantage of this time-for-future-thinking opportunity ...
Six New Years Resolutions for Small Business Owners
13.01.2016 15:00
Have a plan, and stick to it When you walk into the office every Monday morning, it is crucial that you understand the goals that you need to accomplish that week and then map them out. complete art...
8 Social Media Tips for Small Businesses
11.01.2016 15:00
For as far back as free markets go, word of mouth has been the primary tool small businesses have used to spread their message and market their brand. Within the last few decades, though, the explosio...
Social Media Spells Big Business for Small Companies
08.01.2016 15:00
One thing is for certain in business these days — nothing ever stays the same, and my annual list of the top emerging trends in small business certainly bears this out. This year, while yes, we see ...
The 7 Most Important Hires for Your Small Business
06.01.2016 15:00
Up to a point, it behooves small business owners to be resourceful and handle the lions share of the work. But before it's too late and their companies lose out on its market timing, entrepreneurs nee...
What Does It Mean To Be A Small Business Owner?
04.01.2016 15:00
The Kauffman Foundation recently released their Main Street Entrepreneurship Index. And, according to the Foundation, small business activity is growing in 49 of the 50 states in the US and in 38 of t...
Plan your Brand Strategy for 2016
01.01.2016 15:00
At this time of year business owners will be reflecting on their 2015 brand strategy to evaluate what worked and what did not, and deciding how to promote their brand in 2016. They may not have huge a...
2016 Social Media Trends Businesses Need to Take Note of
31.12.2015 15:00
Social media has become a necessary business tool for companies big and small. There are now more than 2 billion active social media users around the world, according to a LinkedIn article about upcom...
Small Business 2016 New Years Resolutions
29.12.2015 21:52
Take the time to understand your finances Understanding the nitty gritty of your finances is crucial to running a successful small business, but this is especially true if you're coming from a place o...
77 Percent of U.S. Consumers are Planning to Shop Small
28.12.2015 15:00
As small business owners across the nation gear up for Small Business Saturday, a record number of shoppers are making plans to support their favorite local businesses. According to the fourth-annual ...
10 Ways Small Businesses Can Be Big on Google
26.12.2015 15:00
Getting found online can be a tough thing to do at times. Lucky for you, I am pretty good at it and really enjoy getting my sites ranked. Traffic can mean the difference in staying in business and not...
10 Holiday Marketing Trends Every Small Business Should Leverage
24.12.2015 15:00
Small business owners already have a lot on their plates during this time of year, so when it comes to holiday marketing, it can all feel a bit overwhelming. Staples is here to help. Beyond being the ...
Email Security for Small Business
22.12.2015 07:00
How to Improve Email Security In addition to a strong email security solution, small businesses need to make sure that their employees use best practices when it comes to handling email. Michél Becha...
A Simple Tool for Small Businesses to Retain Employees
21.12.2015 15:00
When a key employee quits, it is a gut-wrenching experience for most small-business owners. That single loss will likely result in a significant performance drop for the firm because that lost employ...
12 Ways to Make a Difference at Work: CEOs and Strategists Explain
19.12.2015 15:00
Regardless of your job title, your role can make a difference. It comes down to leadership and understanding how to champion ideas and build trust.  Read on for advice from 12 CEOs, founders...
6 Cool Gadgets for 2016
17.12.2015 15:00
Each year, I gaze into my crystal ball (which is getting a little smudged lately and needs an upgrade itself) to preview what will become available next year in the world of gadgets and technology. Fo...
How to Manage People (Without Making Them Hate You)
15.12.2015 15:00
How to Manage People (Without Making Them Hate You) - video complete article...
5 Ways to Maximize Word-of-Mouth Marketing
13.12.2015 15:00
If word-of-mouth marketing sounds simple, do not be fooled -- it is not. Creating cutting edge buzz-worthy messages that go viral is no easy task. While more than half of small business owners antici...
The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan
11.12.2015 15:00
The best sorts of business plans tell a clear story of what the company plans to do and how it will do it. Given the high failure rate of startups in their first year, a business plan is also an ideal...
Are they independent contractors or employees?
09.12.2015 15:00
The question becomes, what would your customer do when they turn to you and then you hire an independent contractor? You are not ready to bring on a fulltime employee yet. But your customer is thinki...
Is Amazon Killing Small Businesses?
07.12.2015 15:00
The Perceived Amazon Effect As David and I spoke, he echoed some thoughts that many small businesses have also shared with me. Many businesses see customers come into their stores to learn, and then ...
Small Business: How to price your product or service
04.12.2015 15:00
Pricing can be quite difficult to compute. There are so many factors to take into account it boggles the mind. The simple way to approach pricing for a product is to create a spread sheet that will c...
Three Baseline IT Security Tips for Small Businesses
02.12.2015 15:00
Millions of small businesses are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks that can cost an average of $20,000 per attack. Here is some basic wisdom to help SMBs protect themselves. complete article...
Why Are Not More Small Businesses Using SEO?
30.11.2015 15:00
For more than a decade, thousands of businesses have enjoyed the benefits of high rankings in Google searches (and searches on competing engines) thanks to their SEO efforts. Larger corporations pour ...
7 Credit Card Perks for Small Business Owners
27.11.2015 15:00
Owners of both new and established small businesses can benefit from a broad range of valuable perks offered with credit cards. Business credit cards not only provide a means for building and establis...
Cast Your Vote for Your Top Small Business Influencer Pick
25.11.2015 15:00
You nominated them and now it’s time to cast your vote to support your pick. Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology bring you the Small Business Influencer Awards 2015. Here’s a chance to ...
Guide to Small Business Ideas
23.11.2015 15:00
You know you want to start a business and give yourself the best shot at success, but perhaps you’re still considering the kind of business you want to pursue. After all, you probably have a number ...
Three Kinds of Logos
20.11.2015 14:00
Though a diverse range of logos exist, logo designs can ultimately be categorized into three different general styles. Each of these styles tends to suit different aesthetics differently. For this rea...
20 Productivity Apps
18.11.2015 14:00
Apps mainly do two things: They either distract us or keep us on track. If you are a busy entrepreneur or someone who works for one, it is best to stick to the latter kind, at least during working hou...
Need a Business Idea? Here are 55
16.11.2015 14:00
Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leavi...
Online Marketing Trends and Tools
13.11.2015 14:00
One of the most important events of 2015 was the shift from the amount of desktop traffic compared to the amount of mobile traffic. Google reported that mobile traffic overtook desktop traffic in 10 d...
5 Investments Every Smart Small Business Owner Makes
12.11.2015 02:00
It is easier than ever to start a business from scratch without any overhead costs, which is great news for aspiring business owners who do not have the capital to start anything big. But to grow a bu...
What Scares You as a Small Business Owner?
09.11.2015 14:00
Fear stops the decision-making process because fear is a decision, a decision not to take action, a decision to accept the status quo. For some small business owners, fear is seen in their reluctance...
34% of U.S. Small Businesses Have Been Hit by Disasters - It Pays to Be Prepared
06.11.2015 14:00
No business owner ever expects it to happen. After closing up for the day or the week, a phone call at 6 a.m. lets you know that the severe storm that passed through town overnight took a punch at you...
Uberfying: How to Run a Traditional Business in the Digitial Age
02.11.2015 14:00
Over the last few years, a new generation of digital apps such as Uber and Just Eat have been available to download to our smartphones and tablets. They are designed to make it easier to find a taxi o...
SEO 101: 5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know About #SEO Friendly Web Design
30.10.2015 14:00
As a small business owner getting ready to build your first website or redesign your existing one, you might wonder what you should be considering in terms of making your web design s...
10 Things Your Phone Can Do in Emergency Situations
28.10.2015 14:00
Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity in modern society, and with the great advances that have been made in smart phone technology, most of us rely on our phones to help us in an ...
5 Ways Startups Can Beat Big Companies
26.10.2015 14:00
One of the most intimidating things entrepreneurs face is the fact that some of their competitors are massive multi-billion dollar corporations. Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath; occasion...
Steps to Build Your Personal Brand
23.10.2015 15:00
Your personal brand is how you appear to the world. Therefore, it serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to one that is unpolished and uninteresting. Once people know who you are and begi...
Introducing A Small Business Owner Who Discovered Growth Is A Blessing And A Curse
21.10.2015 15:00
Meet Fred Warmbier, entrepreneur. Warmbier owns a small business, Finishing Technology, located near Cincinnati, Ohio. The company finishes and anodizes metal parts –and is growing rapidly. complet...
The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make
19.10.2015 15:00
In fact, a prominent study from the financial services company U.S. Bank found that as many as 82 percent of startups and small businesses fail due to poor cash-flow management. So, even if you are a ...
Small Business: Starting up a Business on a Shoestring
16.10.2015 15:00
There are many books available on the market to read about starting a business and how to structure a business startup. I have many favorites, but my advice to friends and students is one that I came...
3 Essential Skills For Successful Small Business Owners
14.10.2015 15:00
Put a hundred small business owners in a room and you are likely to hear a hundred different stories of how they became successful. You will find people as different as night and day. People from all ...
9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit
12.10.2015 15:00
It is pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as goo...
15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness
09.10.2015 15:26
We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challeng...
How These Entrepreneurs Turned $300 Into $60 Million in 2 Years
07.10.2015 15:00
As entrepreneurs, we are told we should expect to fail at our first, second, or third idea before becoming successful, and that is often true. Coming up with an idea and then profiting from it within ...
7 Questions to Ask Before Designing a Logo
05.10.2015 19:52
Attempting to be creative when it will not come to you naturally can be an excercise in futility. Traditional means of conjuring those creative impulses, like taking a walk in the park, can often spur...
6 Things Small Business Owners Should Invest In
02.10.2015 15:00
Being a savvy spender is crucial for small business owners. These entrepreneurs have to watch every dollar to manage cash flow, make payroll, and generally stay in business. But being cash conscious s...
Most Small Businesses Would Do It Again
01.10.2015 15:00
More than eight in 10 U.S. small-business owners say they would still become a small-business owner if they had it to do over again. This sentiment has changed little over the past 11 years, which sug...
The 7 Most Important Hires for Your Small Business
30.09.2015 15:00
Up to a point, it behooves small business owners to be resourceful and handle the lion's share of the work. But before it's too late and their companies lose out on its market timing, entrepreneurs ne...
The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees
28.09.2015 15:00
There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally dif...
Twitter Inc. Turns to Small Businesses to Grow International Revenue
25.09.2015 15:00
During Twitters analyst day in November, the company announced that it had 60,000 advertisers on its platform. Earlier this month, the company announced that it had grown its active advertiser base to...
Boosting Veterans in Small Business
24.09.2015 15:00
The battlefields of Iraq are a world away from Merrimack, New Hampshire, and its new microbrewery, Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. But for this companys owners, the can-do attitude they lived by as combat o...
9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit
23.09.2015 15:00
Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people do not leave jobs; they leave managers. complete article...
Five Ways Small Businesses Can Make the Most of Facebook
21.09.2015 15:00
Why devote 10 minutes a day to Facebook? There are many reasons why, but most importantly Facebook can help strengthen your relationships with your customers. The smaller your business, the more impor...
Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner: Which One Are You?
18.09.2015 15:00
You run your own business. How do you describe yourself to others when talking about what you do? Are you a small business owner? An entrepreneur? Or something else? And more importantly, is there rea...
The 6 Types of Buyers for Your Business
17.09.2015 15:00
There is a reason it’s called exit planning -- the steps involved in determining how to ultimately leave the company you have built require careful thought, deliberate consideration, and plenty of t...
Labor Day: Why small business works for America
16.09.2015 15:00
Labor Day is a holiday to honor hard working Americans, and small business owners are among the hardest workers around. They are often the first ones in and the last ones out. They toil and sweat besi...
What Goes In Your IRA? None of Your Small Business!
14.09.2015 15:00
Can you operate your own small business inside your IRA? From 1974 to 2013 that question was in a gray area--the answer was a definite maybe. But the multiple shades of gray have recently turned to bl...
5 Things Millionaires Do That Most People Do Not
12.09.2015 18:55
Who wants to be a millionaire? A popular game show has asked its audience that question for years. Truthfully, the vast majority of the population would jump at the opportunity to join the elite ranks...
Small Business Startup And Survival Guide
02.09.2015 15:00
In 1938, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard began working part-time in a Palo Alto garage. With $538 just in working capital, the pair developed an audio oscillator: it would become the first product for t...
8 Ways for Your Small Business to Get Paid Faster
31.08.2015 15:00
You built a stellar reputation for your business. You sold your heart out bringing in a new client. You gave that client your best work. And months later, you are still waiting to see the money in the...
What the Internet of Thing Means for Small Businesses
28.08.2015 15:00
The Internet of Things includes, among many other items, sensors for monitoring business and home security. How IoT Can Help Small Business Compete Here are two examples of small businesses that have...
What Makes Texas The Most Small Business-Friendly State, And Rhode Island The Least
26.08.2015 15:00
For the fourth year running, California and Rhode Island earned an F in a massive survey of small business owners rating state and local governments’ friendliness to small business. At the other end...
5 Tips for Selling Over Seas
24.08.2015 15:00
Across the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, China, and Australia, international ecommerce is predicted to triple by 2018, reaching $307 billion. The number of international shoppers will grow to 130 milli...
How and Why Small Businesses Must Adapt to Social Media
21.08.2015 15:00
Among the countless factors a small business owner must consider when running his or her business, social media is quickly becoming one of the most important. complete article...
Stages of a Small Business
19.08.2015 15:00
As a small business develops, it moves through five growth stages, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Small businesses vary widely in size, industry focus, management styles and capacity f...
20 best apps for small-business owners
17.08.2015 15:00
Between handling customer complaints, keeping track of employee work schedules and monitoring expenses, running a small business is hard work. If you’re looking to increase productivity and organiza...
Why Is It So Hard To Serve Small Business? Blame The 90% Challenge
14.08.2015 15:00
There is a convenient narrative about small business that we have all heard a million times.  Small business represents a huge, underserved, and highly lucrative market for finance-oriented ...
6 Lies They Teach in Business School
12.08.2015 15:00
Connections. Community. Mentorship. Immersion in management theory, market strategy and financial forecasting. A big, fat résumé boost. The benefits of getting a business degree are multifold. But...
5 Ways The Cloud Can Transform Your Small Business
10.08.2015 15:00
Cloud-based services such as Spotify and OneDrive have irrevocably changed the way we consume, store and share content in our personal lives. Similarly, many large organizations have become well accu...
5 Wearables to Get You Going at Work
07.08.2015 15:00
Does your back hurt from slouching over your keyboard all day? Having trouble focusing after lunchtime? Do you remember that great idea you had the other day? Whatever is holding you back from doing y...
100 Brilliant Companies
05.08.2015 15:00
If there is one clear trend that has emerged as we compiled the 2015 Brilliant 100, it is that everyone—especially young adults—wants to keep tabs on everything. complete article...
Small-Business Owners Reveal Their Biggest Mistakes
03.08.2015 15:00
From struggling with a business plan to hiring the wrong talent, there are a lot of opportunities for small-business owners to make mistakes, especially when starting out. complete article...
Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses
31.07.2015 15:00
With every passing week comes a story about some technological snafu at big companies—and even in the government. But small businesses are very vulnerable to cybersecurity issues, both because they ...
Cloud Security Tips for Small Businesses
29.07.2015 15:00
Thorough research and strong internal security practices can help small businesses secure their data and IT infrastructure in the cloud. complete article...
How To Quickly Master Social Media Marketing For Small Business
27.07.2015 15:00
According to a new study, one in six marriages that began in the last three years has resulted from an interaction that started online. At the same time, Nielsen also reports that four out of every fi...
How You Can Streamline Your Small Business
24.07.2015 15:00
Chances are that you have already gone paperless. The Cloud has largely replaced reams of paperwork, stuffed file cabinets, and onsite data storage, making it easy to keep and maintain all the informa...
Fed Data Show How Tiny Most Small Businesses Really Are
22.07.2015 15:00
How small is small? New federal data shows that most small businesses are very small. By definition, a small business could have up to 499 employees. The average American small business has about 8! ...
5 Tips on Financing a Small Business Franchise
20.07.2015 15:00
Imagine this:  You have found the perfect business idea, one that seems to add up from every angle and could not be better for you and your future plans.  The only problem is that ...
5 Things To Know Before Starting A Small Business
10.07.2015 15:00
After seeing the dreams of so many wonderful people end with a closed store sign, we were determined to find out how to help so we enlisted the aid of several resources for business owners to come up ...
Shark Tanks Biggest Money-Raising Ideas
08.07.2015 15:00
Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec stunned viewers in May by making a handshake deal to invest $5 million in Zero Pollution Motors, maker of a $10,000 plastic minicar that runs on compressed air. The dea...
5 Social Media Rules for Time-Strapped Small Businesses
06.07.2015 15:00
Social media may be the last thing on your mind after a long day of managing employees, interacting with customers, ordering inventory and keeping an eye on your finances. But it is an important tool ...
The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries In Small Business
03.07.2015 15:00
Trucking companies and building contractors dominate the fastest-growing industries for small businesses, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company. complete article...
9 Small Business Surprises
01.07.2015 15:00
But some lessons you can not learn until you are actually at the helm of your company. Here are nine surprises you might run into by owning a small business: complete article...
Need an Amazing Mentor?
29.06.2015 15:00
Recounting the few short years I knew Jimmy made me think deeply about what it means to have a mentor and how that relationship can profoundly change you. Many people wonder how you find a good mentor...
How to Name a Small Business: Keep it Short and Sweet
15.06.2015 15:00
Deciding what to call your company is probably one of the most fun and exciting aspects of starting a small business. You might have launched this venture by scribbling business name ideas on a bar na...
How Small Businesses Can Leverage Big Data for Success
12.06.2015 15:00
Big  Data seems to be the phrase on everybody’s lips these days, and without a doubt, it has revolutionized the business world. Companies are getting valuable insights reading into mountai...
Big Data: How To Boost Your Marketing With Analytics
10.06.2015 15:00
Is big data just for big business? For several years, larger corporations have been gathering informative insights from this next-generation approach to data analysis. But now small businesses are fin...
5 Reasons Small Businesses Fail in Their First Year
08.06.2015 15:00
Starting a small business is tough, but growing one — or just keeping it afloat — is even harder. Even though more than 500,000 small businesses are created each year in the U.S., only half of th...
Best and Small Citities for Small Businesses
03.06.2015 15:00
Last month, Forbes reported on the best cities for starting a business this year, and much attention is frequently given to the locations working the hardest to attract founders who will create covete...
5 Myths That Keep Women From Starting a Small Business
01.06.2015 15:00
Women playing a bigger role in small businesses is no longer big news, of course. In 2014, there were roughly 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., employing nearly 8 million workers and recor...
5 Essential Basics of a Small Business Domain Name Strategy
29.05.2015 15:00
What is a Domain Name Strategy? The purpose of a domain name strategy is to proactively protect your brand online by reducing the chance for others to use your brand name in their online activities, s...
Innovation Can Lead to Business Success
28.05.2015 15:00
Innovation is usually used to describe ways of adding value to things that already exist. Invention is the creation of something that never existed before. And then there is creativity. complete arti...
Simple Steps to a Financially Sound Business
27.05.2015 15:03
From making a financial plan to creating an exit strategy, here are some helpful tips for establishing and running your small business. complete article...
Protect Small Business from Health Care Rules
26.05.2015 15:00
Walk around any town in Indiana and you can see it: Small businesses are the lifeblood of our state and the engine of our economy. And yet, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is set to i...
How to Travel With Your Cell Phone Without Breaking the Bank
12.06.2015 15:00
All major wireless operators available in the U.S. offer some international roam, but the volume varies by network. To get an understanding of how your network will fare abroad, or to understand which...
The Ins and Outs of Sales Tax
10.06.2015 15:00
Do all small business owners need to pay sales taxes? Yes, the majority of businesses that are sales oriented are required to pay taxes to the home state or other locations where they do business. The...
Customer Retention No Small Accident
08.06.2015 15:00
Loyal customers are precious. Identifying the details and creating a system to make sure they are taken care of is key. complete article...
6 Marketing Moves Small Businesses Can Borrow From Big Companies
05.06.2015 15:00
Established businesses have one obvious advantage over their younger counterparts: Deep pockets. Fortunately, what todays small business lacks in budget can be made up for with strategy and a few car...
Small Business Tech Report
03.06.2015 15:00
Entrepreneurs are born idea people, with a seemingly endless supply of light bulbs flashing over their heads. But it takes more than good ideas to find your market niche and to build a successful busi...
Small Business Exporting
01.06.2015 15:00
A report commissioned by eBay finds that more than 190,000—or 90 percent—of its small and medium-sized businesses used its platform to export in 2014. (Tweet This) To compare, in 2009, fewer than ...
The Essentials of Blogging for Small Business
29.05.2015 15:00
Why you should you blog? Through posting simple things such as helpful tips, special discounts or the latest industry news you can effectively maintain your customer relationships and give people a r...
The Rise of the Small Business Cloud
27.05.2015 15:00
By 2020, most small businesses in the U.S. will be powered by the cloud, according to Intuit. Is your business ready? complete article...
Business Resolutions
25.05.2015 15:00
What do you want to achieve in 2015 for your small business? The beginning of January is the time for New Year's resolutions, so here are my top 10 resolutions for small business owners and entreprene...
5 Steps to Project your Business’ Sales
22.05.2015 15:00
Every business owner should be forecasting sales. You may use actual numbers if you have historical financial records. But what do you do if you have nothing to refer back to? You will need to determi...
10 Best States for Business Taxes
20.05.2015 15:00
If you are thinking about starting a new business in one of the states in the US, then this list of 10 best states for business taxes could be very useful to you. complete article...
Google Mobile Friendly Algorithm Gives Small Businesses The Advantage
18.05.2015 15:00
Despite the warning, a number of extremely well known brands are still scrabbling to minimise the impact of Google’s mobile algorithm update, leaving smaller businesses with the advantage as long as...
5 Financial Tips for Startups
15.05.2015 18:42
Small business startups may fuel the economy, but that does not mean that they always succeed. In fact, according to a study published by Bloomberg, 80 percent of businesses fail within the first year...
Avoid These 5 Small-Business HR Mistakes
13.05.2015 18:39
Not heeding these warnings can lead to costly mistakes, such as litigation and employee turnover. complete article...
To Succeed With Your Small Business Avoid These 5 Mistakes
11.05.2015 15:37
At one time or another, virtually everyone thinks about starting a business. The allure of being your own boss can be strong, but it is important to remember that launching a new business is risky: Ac...
More Women Owning Small Businesses
08.05.2015 15:00
Owning your own business is often touted as the ultimate coup in the working world. You set your own hours, pursue projects you are interested in, and maybe work in your pajamas. Obvious challenges as...
4 Tips for Bringing Out the Best in New Hires
06.05.2015 15:00
The skills gap is widening and workers are feeling it. In fact, Lynda.com recently conducted an online survey of nearly 10,000 respondents, and found that about half of them lacked confidence in their...
5 Industries Without a Dominant Market Leader
04.05.2015 15:00
When launching a startup, it always helps if the industry you're breaking into does not have a juggernaut with the power to crush the competition. While almost every sector has incumbent market leade...
The Most Obnoxious And Overused Startup Jargon
30.04.2015 15:00
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, mind-numbing startup jargon is stopping for no one. It winds up in TED Talks, pitch meetings and every tech journalist’s inbox in between. complete article...
Using Visual Media Effectively
29.04.2015 15:00
Interesting visuals can make a huge impact on your website and online marketing efforts, whether they be photos, videos or other forms of media. Social platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and even Mee...
Why Your Performance Reviews are Failing
27.04.2015 15:00
McMahon explained his companys performance review process -- and how he thinks it should be done -- in five steps. complete article...
Media Training Tips for Small Businesses
23.04.2015 15:00
Most reporters write on a different topic every day. Unless they are a beat reporter covering your industry, the reporter does not know more than you. If you have been in the business five or 10 years...
Small Business Conflict Resolution
21.04.2015 15:00
Conflict is when two or more individuals have opinions, morals or perspectives that do not concur. By being ready for conflict and seeing it as a positive movement toward reaching goals, conflict can ...
6 Ways to Market Your Small Business for Less Than $100
20.04.2015 15:00
For large brands with big marketing and advertising budgets, one or even several hundred dollars is just a drop in the monthly marketing budget. But for entrepreneurs and small business owners, every ...
Scaling a Company
17.04.2015 15:00
More mature companies are expected to benefit, while smaller companies--in particular startups, which typically seek far less money--may not see as many gains, because they usually do not need to rais...
Strange Hobbies of Top Entrepeneurs
15.04.2015 15:00
Successful entrepreneurs naturally have plenty of money to spend and, not surprisingly, they often spend it indulging their personal interests. complete article...
Google Small Business Program
13.04.2015 15:00
The tech giant today announced a major new small business initiative called Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map. The aim is to help every business in every city in America get discovered across its serv...
The Cost of Failing Small Business
10.04.2015 15:00
Filing for bankruptcy protection to save a small business often costs at least $100,000 to $300,000—and sometimes twice as much in cases where creditors are contentious, lawyers say. complete artic...
6 Ways to Grow Your Small Business in the Digital Age
08.04.2015 15:00
Website, social media, blog. If you are a small business owner, chances are you've already checked off those must have boxes. If you have not, get those launched and then circle back to continue readi...
How IT is Changing Small Businesses
06.04.2015 15:00
Todays business environment is moving at a faster pace than ever before. It’s imperative that organizations of all sizes be nimble enough to respond and pivot according to business and market demand...
Finding a Balance
03.04.2015 15:00
Technology makes getting quality work done on the go easier than ever. You can take an active role in meetings from anywhere, collaborate in real-time from different locations, and track everything fr...
Why Small Business Means Big Business for Facebook
01.04.2015 15:00
Last years efforts to woo small businesses should pay off in a big way for the social media king this year. complete article...
Incorporating Your Small Business
30.03.2015 15:00
A corporation is a business structure that is owned entirely by the shareholders. Shareholders are individuals, companies or other institutions that own at least one share of the corporations stock. O...
Small Business Boot Camp: How to Identify Your Target Market and Create Customer Personas
25.03.2015 14:00
Having a clear vision of your expected customer base will increase your business chances of success. Clearly defining your target audience — whether it is senior citizens, busy moms or millennials i...
10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs
23.03.2015 14:00
I think many of the tools on this list have the potential to become invaluable assets for both small businesses, and individuals alike. Jump over to the bottom of the post to see these tools in action...
Small Business Word of Mouth
22.03.2015 14:00
By far the most common way customers learn about a business is from word of mouth, according to the small businesses in the survey.  Eighty-five percent of the small businesses surveyed said...
85% of Small Businesses Get Customers Through Word of Mouth
20.03.2015 14:00
85% of small businesses get customers through word of mouth. Here are steps you should do to generate word of mouth from customers. complete article...
Overcoming Small Business Challenges
18.03.2015 14:00
The future can look bleak when starting a small business. According to the U.K. Office for National Statistics, six out of ten businesses starting in the U.K. today will not make it to 2020. In the Un...
Tips for Small Businesses
16.03.2015 14:00
This is a checklist for small business owners who do not have a business degree. Other business professionals might fall out of their seat reading this because it might imply that starting a business ...
Small Business Confidence
13.03.2015 14:00
Small-business owners in the US are feeling pretty positive, as 72% polled in January 2015 by the National Small Business Association - NSBA said they were somewhat or very confident in the financial ...
Are Franchises Individual Business or One Large Company?
11.03.2015 14:00
Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases. The outcomes could affect profits an...
10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People
10.03.2015 15:00
How you act defines you as a leader. That is why there are so few real leaders nowadays. complete article
9 Ideas to Make a Side Income While Growing Your Business
09.03.2015 15:00
Being an entrepreneur is synonymous with being financially unstable at times. While you are growing your company, it is important to be focused. But what if you could get a side hustle that would help...
A Former FBI Agent Reveals the Secrets of Persuasion
06.03.2015 15:00
I found that persuasion plays a critical role in personal relationships and business relationships. Whenever two or more people get together to complete a task, whether it be a social actively like pi...
Dos and Do Nots of Small Business
05.03.2015 15:00
For those just beginning, knowing what steps to take first can be hard to figure out. It can be even harder to tell which steps you should not take. While a business might be a complex thing to fatho...
4 Tips for Starting an International Small Business
04.03.2015 15:00
When a good business plan pays off at home, it’s natural to want to take the show on the road. Introducing your small business to an international market has the potential to pay off in a big way, e...
Media Training 101: Top 10 Small Business Interviewing Tips
03.03.2015 15:09
A media interview provides a great opportunity to generate buzz surrounding your small business. Knowing how to give a great media interview – and get the most out of it for your brand – is key to...
How Small Businesses Can Nail Social Marketing
02.03.2015 15:00
For many independent business owners, embarking on a full-blown social media program can seem like a daunting journey into unknown territory. Thankfully, the payoff is worth the effort. When done righ...
Prepare Your Small Business for Tax Time
27.02.2015 15:00
Whether you decide to outsource your tax tasks or perform them in-house it is important to arm yourself with the relevant knowledge to make sure your business not only complies but also saves time and...
7 Ways To Get Ahead In The Hyper-Competitive Small Business World
26.02.2015 15:00
Between working all the time and being high energy in all circumstances, establishing a small business is more exhausting than ever. Here is how one entrepreneur does it. complete article...
Is Bitcoin a Good Fit for Your Small Business?
25.02.2015 15:00
Online electronics store Adafruit began accepting bitcoin as a payment method in November 2013. Just over a week later, sales surged. The DIY electronics merchant raked in tens of thousands of dollar...
7 Smart Ways for Your Small Business to Reduce Costs
24.02.2015 15:00
As a small-business owner, you are always on the lookout for ways to boost cash flow. Although increasing sales is one way to make that happen, cutting costs can be a faster way to increase cash. Here...
How Social Media can Make your Small Business go Gangbusters
23.02.2015 15:00
Like professional marketers, successful small business owners target their social media activities for maximum impact. While their competitors are adrift in a sea of tweets and blog posts, savvy strat...
A Survival Guide to Small Business Taxes
12.02.2015 15:00
The more things change…the harder it becomes to do your small business taxes. Between the Affordable Care Act coming into full effect, on-again off-again on-again tax credits gurgling out of Washing...
How the Small Business Staged Its Comeback
11.02.2015 15:00
One of the most popular case studies used to decry the rise of the corporation is the apparent downfall of local bookstores. With Borders now just a fond memory and Barnes & Noble living on borrowed t...
Small Business Taxes 2015: Everything You Need to Know
10.02.2015 15:00
Following the most wonderful time of the year is a season that strikes fear in the hearts of many small business owners: tax time. complete article...
Buy an Sell Agreements for Small Businesses
09.02.2015 15:00
The transfer of ownership interests in a small business should take into account all of the considerations that make each business, and especially a family-owned business, unique. The vehicle for acco...
12 Online Marketing Blogs Every Small Business Owner Needs to Read
06.02.2015 15:00
Online marketing is an industry that is constantly changing. The search engines are constantly rolling out updates and data refreshes, pay per click advertising platforms are always revealing new feat...
9 Terrible Reasons To Start A Small Business
04.02.2015 15:21
There are a lot of articles out there telling you to go forth and start a business! But the truth is, not everyone should start a business. If more of the 80 percent of small businesses that fail had ...
4 Small Business Ecommerce Trends
02.02.2015 19:16
Small business ecommerce operators may be in for good news in the New Year. We spoke with a couple of ecommerce experts to get their perspective on how the ecommerce industry will shape up in 2015, an...
4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015
30.01.2015 15:00
As we settle into 2015, it is the perfect time for small-business owners to reevalute old processes and implement new ideas for a happier and more productive year ahead. Here are four goals that every...
10 Secrets of Success for Small Business
28.01.2015 15:00
What do you want to achieve in 2015 for your small business? The beginning of January is the time for New Year's resolutions, so here are my top 10 resolutions for small-business owners and entreprene...
How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service
26.01.2015 15:00
4 Pillars of Outstanding Customer Service 1. The Perfect Product 2. Caring Delivery 3. Timeliness 4. Build an Effective Problem-resolution Process complete article...
5 College Degrees that Help with Business
23.01.2015 15:00
Think you need an MBA in order to be a successful entrepreneur? Think again. There are many aspects to founding a successful business, and a foundation based on business (which is highly subjective) i...
How to Develop Your 2015 Small Business Goals
21.01.2015 15:00
Developing goals for the new year is always something good to do.  However, there are plenty of people out there who believe it is not a productive use of time. It is probably because they d...
50 Big Ideas, Predictions and Trends for Small Business in 2015
19.01.2015 15:00
From the ever-changing technology sphere to ideas about the economy and business growth, here are 50 big ideas, predictions and trends to look out for in the small business world in 2015. complete ar...
Top 10 small business resolutions for 2015
16.01.2015 15:00
What do you want to achieve in 2015 for your small business? The beginning of January is the time for New Year's resolutions, so here are my top 10 resolutions for small business owners and entreprene...
5 Tips to Grow Your Small Business
14.01.2015 15:00
If you are a small business that is weighing the advantages of advertising versus public relations, there are some compelling reasons for making PR a cornerstone of your organization's strategy of gro...
These Are The 16 Hottest Startups That Launched In 2014
12.01.2015 15:00
2014 was a great year for consumer tech, so we decided to take a look at the best startups that launched this year. When looking at the best startups, we took into account factors like funding, reven...
10 Trends that will Impact Small Businesses in 2015
09.01.2015 15:00
Here are 10 trends to keep an eye on as you develop your marketing plan. 1. Social media will continue to propel consumer spending. In 2014, both Twitter and Facebook began testing a new feature that...
Small Business Predictions For 2015
07.01.2015 15:00
A community of small business owners was polled to find out what they thought the top industries would be for next year. Technology, at 42%, is predicted to be the most successful industry in 2015, fo...
Small Business Takeaways from Sony Hack
06.01.2015 15:00
Small businesses may not be the prime target for a hack on the scale of the recent attack on Sony Pictures, but that does not mean it can’t happen. A data breach can happen to any-sized company, and...
5 ways to Reduce Small Business Fraud
05.01.2015 15:00
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the median loss in small business fraud cases is $154,000. Can your clients absorb a loss like that? complete article...
10 New Years Tips for Small Businesses
02.01.2015 15:00
To ensure success in the new year, most small businesses don't realize that the process begins long before January 1. Instead, a lot of work goes into setting your business up for a running start when...
Small Business Owners Face New Challenges in 2015
01.01.2015 15:00
The turkey has been carved, the gifts have been purchased and business owners are ready to celebrate the holiday season reflecting on a successful 2014. While small business owners may be thinking abo...
6 Small Business Trends To Watch Out For In 2015
31.12.2014 15:00
Small businesses are driving the U.S. job recovery, according to a recent blog post by Maria Contreras-Sweet, the administrator of the Small Business Administration. In her post she points out that ab...
What Small-Business Owners Should Do Between Now and New Years
30.12.2014 15:06
With Christmas finally in the rearview mirror and New Years Day coming up fast, millions of Americans have some time to reflect on their year and look forward to the next one. Sharon Goldman, a New J...
2015 Small Business Ideas
29.12.2014 15:00
What worked in 2014 may not necessarily work in 2015. complete article
Small Businesses and Interns
20.11.2014 15:00
Internships provide many benefits. They help you meet your immediate work needs and you get to test-drive potential future employees. They boost your brand and demonstrate that you give back to the co...
Fewer Small Business Owners Perceive Themselves as Successful
18.11.2014 15:00
Fewer small business owners perceive themselves as successful now than did at the start of the economic recovery, a Wells Fargo-Gallup survey of a representative sample of 601 small business owners re...
Small Businesses Are At Higher Risk For Fraud And Cyber Crime
17.11.2014 15:00
Although major companies like Staples and Home Depot have dominated news headlines lately, they are not the only companies at risk for cyber crime and hacking. Small businesses are far more susceptibl...
Avoid These Common Small Business IT Mistakes
14.11.2014 15:00
When one component goes out on an older PC, there’s a good chance more failures are coming soon. Newer software and peripherals also may not work with older hardware. If you just want to boost perfo...
Helping Your Small Business Go Social
12.11.2014 15:00
Here are four ways to start making your company a truly social organization: 1. Recruit the best and brightest -- the smart way. For companies of all sizes, hiring top talent is a cornerstone of suc...
SEO Basics For Small Business Owners
11.11.2014 15:00
Every small business should have a basic knowledge of search engine optimization. In fact, you should almost be exhausted by the term  SEO at this point, as you have been undoubtedly told ti...
Quick Guide to Small Business Health Insurance in 2015
10.11.2014 15:00
A major trend this year among small employers is to drop group health insurance coverage to help their employees pay for individual health insurance policies. By switching their employees to the indiv...
3 Reasons Small Business Websites Fail
07.11.2014 15:00
A website is now a mandatory component of a business regardless of its size. But the road to every business’ online journey is rife with costly traps that have long-lasting effects. This can be very...
What it is Like to Start a Small Business
05.11.2014 15:00
Officially a month into my new business venture, I have fully immersed myself in my company. While each day is an incredible learning experience, I have certainly felt a vast range of...
Small Businesses Assess Their Apple Pay Options
04.11.2014 15:00
With the introduction of Apple Pay, many small-business owners are weighing whether they should take the necessary steps to accept the new form of payment. So far, most of the merchants that have sig...
Small Businesses Prepare for the Holiday Season
03.11.2014 15:09
While children are making their holiday wish-list, families are preparing to go out of town and big businesses are expecting long lines of shoppers, there is one group of people who will be working ex...
Internet Marketing: A Small Business Guide
13.10.2014 15:00
One of the easiest, fastest and cheapest ways for businesses to reach consumers today is via the Internet. Digital marketing, also known as Internet or online marketing, is quickly replacing print, t...
Dreaming Big: The Fuel for Small Business Ambitions
10.10.2014 15:00
There is nothing wrong with having high hopes for your small business. Fulfilling a dream usually is what brings us to starting a business, and we get to decide how far and wide that dream will go. D...
3 Design Tips for Building a Website for a Small Business
09.10.2014 15:00
Many small businesses will turn to local developers when it comes to building their first business website, while others will rely on agencies, or even step up and take on the challenge themselves. To...
Nominate a Small Business
07.10.2014 15:00
It is time to nominate your favorite small-business owner for the U.S. Small Business Administrations 2015 Small Business Awards Week, which is in May. The SBA is looking for owners and companies tha...
Boost Your Small Business Intelligence
02.10.2014 15:00
So much goes on in the world of small business, that it is impossible for one outlet to cover it all. That's why each week we look comb the Web in search of interesting small business tips, guidance, ...
5 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make
01.10.2014 15:00
For many Americans, starting a small business is an exciting experience, and potentially financially rewarding. However, when opening a new company, owners are understandably so focus...
Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner
30.09.2014 18:00
An Entrepreneur is an individual who starts and runs a business with limited resources and planning, taking account of all the risks and rewards of his or her business venture. The business idea is us...
3 Reasons Websites Are Vital for Small Businesses
29.09.2014 20:39
Running your own business is no easy task, and your to-do-list is guaranteed to never end. This said, you should not use this as an excuse to take short cuts when it comes to having online visibility....
Advanced Google+ Tips For Your Business
23.09.2014 15:00
Track Influencers A key principle to inbound marketing is to leverage industry influencers to help promote your content. This can be done a number of ways, but ultimately requires a holistic approach...
5 Twitter Tricks to Boost Engagement
23.09.2014 15:00
Twitter helps businesses engage in conversations and reach consumers in a casual environment. Engaging with your audience is more than fun; it increases brand awareness, positive reputation, and sales...
In Business, the Cameras Are Always Rolling
22.09.2014 15:00
1. Be prepared. Are leaders ready if an unexpected crisis hits the organization? It’s up to managers to respond in the appropriate way. Not only are employees looking for the manager to lead them th...
10 Business Development Techniques to Grow Sales Fast
19.09.2014 15:00
Time to crank up sales. Thankfully, the economy is starting to heat up, and as such, it may be an ideal time to learn how to crank up your sales. complete article...
Secrets Of Successful Small Business Owners
18.09.2014 15:00
Here are five lessons we learned from this unique and experienced group of successful small business owners: 1. Start With a Clear Purpose All the entrepreneurs articulated a clear and powerful purp...
Omaha - Top Tech Startup City... Really?
17.09.2014 15:00
In a recent study by the financial advice tech company SmartAsset, it turns out Omaha is the top pick. The biggest reason? The cost of living in Omaha is almost half that of San Francisco about 58 per...
Personal Relationships Influence Small Business Owners Most
16.09.2014 15:00
Small business owners can get pretty personal. At least, they are influenced by personal relationships more than anything else, according to a new report by the National Association of Women Business ...
5 Small Business Success Secrets That Work For Big Business
15.09.2014 15:00
We usually learn more from our work for smaller clients and that’s counterintuitive, is not it? When I was very young, I thought that knowledge and business experience flowed downhill from the lofty...
How the Cloud Will Transform Business by 2020
14.08.2014 15:00
The cloud can save you time and money, but it also has the potential to change the way you do business. The percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to more than double d...
Facebook Advertising
13.08.2014 03:00
When it comes to advertising on Facebook FB -0.15%  these days, small-business owners are competing for more limited ad space—and paying more for ads even if they do not result in sales. ...
Why Pope Francis is So Effective Tips for Leaders
08.08.2014 15:00
Pope Francis has approval ratings any leader could envy: 88 percent of American Catholics think he's doing a good job, and nearly three quarters of Americans in general view him with favor. What is he...
Preparing Small Business Owners for Retirement
06.08.2014 15:00
Small-business owners often are so busy working that they do not take time to plan for their retirements. But that is clearly a mistake, financial advisers say. complete article...
Facebook for Business
04.08.2014 15:00
Perhaps you have a Facebook page to keep up with your college friends, cousins and golf buddies. But do you need Facebook for your small business? Well, here is a fact to help you decide: 20 percent ...
Why Over Sharing Might Be Hurting You
29.07.2014 15:00
We all know someone who divulges a little too much information on the Internet. Whether it is the friend who Instagrams every meal or the relative who constantly posts updates on how Fidos doing, this...
Why You May Be Hiring for All the Wrong Things
28.07.2014 15:00
Sadly, the resume is often full of fluff that really does not tell you very much. Do you really care where the candidate went to school, or how many years he or she spent at the last job? Do those qua...
Social Media and Your Small Business
25.07.2014 15:00
Facebook. Pinterest. Google+. Instagram. Twitter. LinkedIn. YouTube. So many social networks, and so little time! complete article...
Business Plan Tools for Startups and Small Businesses
24.07.2014 15:00
Have a killer business idea? A killer business plan can help you turn it into a successful business. Creating a well-crafted business plan is no easy task, however. You will need to not only flesh out...
Tips for Performance Reviews
23.07.2014 15:00
Whether your business is just getting off the ground or you are a well-established small and growing company, managing employee performance is a key ingredient to a productive and happy workforce. Ma...
Is it Time to Update Your Business Card
22.07.2014 15:00
To succeed in todays world, one must adapt to todays developments, including the ever-expanding implementation of technology. One small way to do this is to modernize your business card; because the m...
5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business
21.07.2014 16:37
Here are some tips to discuss with your tax pro to improve your tax situation and hopefully keep working capital in your bank account rather than in Uncle Sams pocket: Start a retirement plan. If you...
Addressing Productivity Issues
18.07.2014 16:35
Ever look up and see one of your employees texting or chatting on his cellphone when he should be working? If the answers yes, you are certainly not alone. One in five workers admitted that during a...
Over Come Your Fears to Start a Small Business
17.07.2014 16:33
Many of us dream of starting a small business. Whether it s the romantic ideal of being your own boss, or the desire to build something from nothing, having a dream is different than actualizing it. O...
Marketing Tips from Big Brands
16.07.2014 16:30
Forget about David vs. Goliath. Marketing mavens say small companies can and do learn valuable lessons from their muscular, deep-pocketed rivals. In conversations with Mashable, several executives poi...
20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business
15.07.2014 15:00
Need a reason to start your own business? Here are 20 of them. complete article
8 Steps to Wildly Productive Mornings
14.07.2014 15:00
1. Manage your energy, not your time. If you take a moment to think about it, you will probably realize that you are better at doing certain tasks at certain times. For example, my creative energy is ...
When Entrepreneurs Micromanage: A Startup Sickness
11.07.2014 15:00
Even experienced managers can suffer from this tendency, so don't beat yourself up if this is your first time managing people and you find yourself slipping into these bad habits. Just like anything e...
How to Identify Passionate Employees
10.07.2014 15:00
Life Is Good CEO Bert Jacobs reveals the most effective interview questions he uses to select ideal candidates for his company. complete article...
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
09.07.2014 15:00
In July 1776, our founding fathers joined together and signed this countrys Declaration of Independence, declaring every American citizens access to certain inalienable rights. The document was adopte...
4 Tips for Growing a Small Business
08.07.2014 15:00
• Embrace Perspective: No matter how much you love your company, there will be days when balancing the books creates anxiety. Remind yourself what fueled you to launch your business. • Find Balan...
The Not-So-Small Business Administration
07.07.2014 15:00
Under the new guidelines, for instance, a travel agency with annual revenues of $20.5 million qualifies as a small business, and so does a family clothing store that brings in $38.5 million a year. In...
How To Find Great Keywords
02.07.2014 15:00
Have you ever used a technique for years, only to find out that it blows people away? For SEO purposes I use a very quick and simple system to find the right keywords, that factors in how popular a ke...
Even Small Business Owners Can Use These Tax Breaks
01.07.2014 15:00
Two recent news clips caught my attention. One involved a company trying to avoid the IRS. The other involved the IRS trying to avoid trouble. Taken together, I can see how a small business owner migh...
SBA Changes Definition of Small Business: What Does It Mean?
30.06.2014 15:00
What is a small business? It is getting harder and harder to tell. Last week, the SBA adjusted its size standards that determine if a company is a small business. The definition varies by industry an...
Tax Implications for an LLC
20.06.2014 16:21
If you are launching a new business, you may want to consider forming a separate entity such as a corporation or LLC, to protect your personal financial life. The legal form of your business brings d...
Paypal Passport
18.06.2014 16:19
PayPal is looking to help small businesses expand their boundaries with PayPal Passport. Launched this week, the PassPort website is intended to help small businesses grow international sales by educ...
States Rated for Small Business Friendliness
17.06.2014 16:17
All else being equal, would-be entrepreneurs should consider moving to Idaho, Texas, Utah, or Virginia, and fleeing California, Illinois, and Rhode Island. The first four states received A+ grades for...
Tax Break for Small Businesses
16.06.2014 16:16
The House voted Thursday to make permanent a tax break allowing small businesses to write off up to $500,000 in new equipment purchases. While the move adds to momentum for congressional efforts to e...
Should You Hire Friends?
13.06.2014 18:36
One persons perspective on whether you should hire a friend! complete article...
Mobile Technology Reshaping Small Businesses
11.06.2014 18:34
A recent report conducted by AT&T and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship  Council, a nonprofit group that promotes entrepreneurship and small business, small business owners have netted $...
Small Business Loan Tips
10.06.2014 18:31
Obtaining a small business loan is not as easy as you might think. Small business owners looking for capital to take their business to the next level can face issues with eligibility, and the process ...
The Future of Hiring
09.06.2014 15:00
As human resources budgets have decreased, the number of job interviews that take place through video calls has increased. With that comes a whole new set of standards for interview etiquette. For ins...
Your Brain in 2050
05.06.2014 15:50
Much will be about the same. Only with Wifi-enabled neural dust. And probably the blind will be able to see. complete article...
Facebook Mission
04.06.2014 15:00
Facebook is on a mission to get Americas 25 million small businesses -- from plumbers to pizza parlors to boutiques -- to actively invest in Facebook ads. Modeling its efforts on how it is already cou...
What Are the Joys of Owning a Small Business?
02.06.2014 15:00
Like anything in life, being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs, it has good and bad points. I happen to think the good far outweighs the bad, but not a few people disagree or learn about the bad t...
Personal Credit Impacts Small Business Loans
30.05.2014 15:00
Unlike the CEOs of major public companies, whose personal financial situation has little effect on their companies borrowing, if you are a small business owner, your personal credit is a major factor ...
Big Mistakes in Small Business
29.05.2014 15:00
The successes and failures of others, can provide extremely valuable information to guide you on your path. So from my own experience and from the common stories I hear from being involved with over 4...
Have a Clear Termination Policy
28.05.2014 15:00
Firing an employee is often a manager's most dreaded task. It is not only uncomfortable, but if not handled right it could lead to more than just hard feelings if an employee decides to take legal ac...
Small Businesses On The Go
27.05.2014 15:00
Smartphones have become vital for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Apps aimed at small business owners allow them to pay bills, update websites, market their companies, reach out to customers and keep in touc...
How to Rewire Your Brain for Success
20.05.2014 15:00
The latest neuroscience suggests you can literally edit your memory. Here is what this big breakthrough means for you. complete article...
Consumer Education
19.05.2014 15:00
Consumer education is something many small software companies tend to overlook. While the benefits of consumer education may not always be obvious, the fact of the matter is that educated customers ar...
20 Tools to Outfit Your Small Business
16.05.2014 15:00
Small businesses need to consider their tech purchases just as carefully as enterprises do. A single doctor medical practice must comply with the same stringent patient-privacy regulations as the larg...
Financial Advice for Small Business Owners
15.05.2014 15:00
But there are some smart things that small business owners should consider doing now. Here’s my top 3 tips: 1.  Access Capital Now 2.  Engage Rather Than Employ 3.  Ha...
50th Anniversary of Small Business Administration
14.05.2014 15:09
The Small Business Administration or SBA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary!
Outstanding Leadership Traits
13.05.2014 15:35
While great leaders do a tremendous amount of thinking, that thinking happens behind the scenes. In the moment, in the trenches, when people look to them and need them most, they act: swiftly, decisiv...
15 Ways to Find More Time To Think
12.05.2014 15:00
Most of us are not that talented. We could use a little white space in our lives that we can fill with new ideas. Lets talk about the 15 ways you could carve out more time to think, ideas suggested t...
Discounting Tips
08.05.2014 15:00
Discounting is a tried and true way to attract business, both satisfying your customers and increasing your profits. However, there is more of a science to discounting than one might initially think. ...
Tips for Branding
07.05.2014 15:00
Years of experience helping small businesses develop and market engaging brands have taught me some valuable lessons about which strategies are most successful. complete article...
Small Business Awards and Events
06.05.2014 15:00
Want to continue building your skills and those of your team?  What about networking with colleagues, peers and potential customers? Alright, we know you want to get involv...
Avoid These Five Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes
05.05.2014 15:00
Keeping the books is one of the more challenging aspects of running a company. It is also one of the most important. Accounting errors can be damaging even fatal to businesses, but mistakes are surpri...
Simple, Elegant and Brilliant Product Designs
02.05.2014 15:00
Check out these simple but brilliant product designs! complete article
3 Ways to Stay on Top of Small Business Technology
30.04.2014 15:00
Small business owners know that rapidly changing technologies offer great potential for profit. But with countless technology offerings and few clear ways to weed out gems from the fads, it is easy to...
Small Business Dashboards
29.04.2014 15:00
Learn why every small business needs a dashboard, and how it can transform your success. complete article...
Should Your Small Business Offer a 401k Plan?
28.04.2014 15:00
If your business has only a few employees, you may think you are too small to offer a 401k plan. But even entrepreneurs have to retire someday, and there's no time like the present to start planning f...
3 Tips for a Small Business Strategy
18.04.2014 15:00
But Pubsoft Director of Marketing Heather Wied says small businesses should not spread themselves thin trying to master every social network under the sun. Pubsoft, which helps businesses publish onli...
Facebook Small Business Advertisers
13.04.2014 18:42
After years of courting the nations biggest advertisers, Facebook is going after the 99%. That figure represents the long tail of advertisers; the plumbers and dentists, restaurants and political can...
How To Choose The Right Apps To Manage Your Small Business
16.04.2014 15:00
At Sage, we meet with small business owners regularly to get a complete picture of how their businesses run. We have had countless discussions about the tools these business owners use and why they ch...
Small Business Tax Paperwork
14.04.2014 18:37
Owners now say the administrative burdens of tax season pose a bigger burden than their actual tax bill. complete article...
Clean Up Your Small Business Tech
11.04.2014 15:00
After a winter most of us would like to forget, spring is here. But with the good, comes the bad it is time for a little spring cleaning, or to spruce up your small business technology. Considering ho...
5 Money Saving Tips for Small Businesses
09.04.2014 15:00
Owning your own company can be a dream from making your own hours and choosing your own staff, to even doing something you love. However, owning a small business can also be really exhausting, difficu...
5 Great Things Managers Do
07.04.2014 15:00
Despite the importance of putting the right people in charge, companies fail to choose the managerial candidate with the right talent for the job 82 percent of the time, according to new research from...
Simple Lessons for Entrepreneurial Success
04.04.2014 15:00
1. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. 2. Commit yourself. 3. Really understand your clients/customers/target audience. 4. Get connected. 5. Prioritize. 6. Team up. 7. Find your b...
Three Questions To Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting A Small Business
02.04.2014 15:00
Gaining customers. Producing a quality product. Finding new markets. These are the things that small business owners focus on when starting their latest venture. But while entrepreneurs are busy plann...
Run Your Small Business Like an Enterprise
31.03.2014 15:00
Just because you are small does not mean you have to act small. With a few smart adjustments and a solid NAS setup, you can give your company the capabilities of the big guys in a package that will no...
Tell Your Business Story
21.03.2014 14:59
Drawing from that experience, he has learned a number of lessons about how to and how not to convey a the backstory behind any given company, and he shared several tips this week with entrepreneurs, f...
Small Businesses Hurt By Change to Overtime Laws
19.03.2014 14:00
President Obama told the Labor Department to come up with new overtime rules that would make more workers eligible for time and a half pay for their extra hours of work. The rules ar...
Small Business 101, Get Started
18.03.2014 14:00
Take a good look at that store on the corner. There is a 10 percent to 12 percent chance it will not be there next year, according to the Office of Advocacy for the Small Business Administration. com...
Small Businesses Grow in Clusters
17.03.2014 06:59
Tradition has it that where big businesses are rooted, vibrant small business communities follow. It happened in Harrison, N.Y., when Mastercard and PepsiCo set up shop. It happened in Redmond, Wash. ...
Small Businesses Staying Small
27.02.2014 15:00
A survey of business owners finds small businesses may remain small to avoid employee health coverage required by the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. Oklahoma City-based staffing firm...
Why Growth Can Destroy a Small Business
26.02.2014 15:00
Small Businesses have a desire to grow – grow their sales, customer numbers and enter new markets. However unless you have adequate resources and a clearly defined strategy, then growth can lead to ...
11 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses
25.02.2014 15:00
Small business owners shouldn't have to do their taxes on their own. Tax solutions provide a do-it-yourself way to easily prepare and file taxes — without all the guesswork. If you don't have an acc...
Small Business Ideas for Cities
24.02.2014 15:00
Small towns and cities seem to be gaining popularity as locations for startups, but a metropolis like New York or Los Angeles is still great place to own a small business. With a large population as y...
What I Learned About Business Shoveling Snow
21.02.2014 15:00
While shoveling 8 to 10 inches of snow out of my driveway during our fourth Northeastern storm, I started thinking about running my small business. The decision process I used to clear my driveway is ...
Entrepenurial Nightmares
20.02.2014 15:00
What is affecting me, my clients and other small-business owners today? complete article...
How to Prepare for a Data Breach
19.02.2014 15:00
That is the crux of the problem facing Americas small businesses and consumers: they may not think they’ll be targets of hackers looking for big scores… but all of them probably will be. It is jus...
Plan for Small Business Success
18.02.2014 15:00
Unfortunately, the first step that most business owners take involves sitting at their PCs and plugging away at outdated or unsuitable software technologies; and they make little progress. How can you...
4 Social Media Mistakes Small Businesses Make
17.02.2014 15:00
Social media presents a useful and viable tool for a business to build their brand and increase their visibility. In fact, it is getting to the point where you are probably going to be at a disadvanta...
10 Things Your Phone Can Do in Emergency Situations
13.02.2014 15:43
Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity in modern society, and with the great advances that have been made in smart phone technology, most of us rely on our phones to help us in an ...
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