Small Business Success: Thriving During Change (And Landing On Your Feet!)

If I had $1.00 every time I heard someone say " I don't like change or, change makes me uncomfortable" I'd be a millionaire. Some people thrive on change ? they love it and even create more of it. Others view change with anxiety and resistance. So often, we don't... Read More

Small Business Marketing Secrets: Look Like Sizzle, Be The Steak

You've heard marketing and advertising gurus quip, "Sell the sizzle, not the steak." Advertising initiatives best reach their target audience with benefits and the "wow" effect, not the value or features of their product or service. This may work well to get customers in the door. But once they're in,... Read More

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive In A Crazy Economy

Contrary to popular belief, small businesses can survive a crazy economy by taking some proactive steps. Provide spectacular customer service -- every time. Have a friend or colleague visit your business and provide feedback from a customer's perspective. This person should be unknown by your staff and willing to provide... Read More

Local Search and Internet Yellow Pages - A Whole NewVocabulary for Small Businesss

Buyers want both online and local information about where to buy Most small businesses are local in nature, serving people who live nearby. Their customers found them through traditional methods like the Yellow Pages or newspaper ads. So far, the Internet hasn't figured prominently in their marketing efforts. That's about... Read More

Why Do Most Online Small Businesses Fail?

Search Engines account for almost 90% of all web traffic!In the Offline world its all about "location, location, location."Put your business were people crowd around and your set. Have your products ready and benefit the rewards.Online, small businesses fail to act on the fact that the fundamental reality of how... Read More

Three Big Barriers To Small Business Marketing Success

When you feel like you're always busy working on your business, but not getting where you want to go, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get your marketing on track. It can easily become a "not seeing the forest for the trees" feeling.Here are three big... Read More

Women and Small Business

In the book Women and Small Business author gives all the guidelines and tools need to start, operate and succeed in a business of their own. In the mentioned book she tried in the fist part to explain how has changed the role of women in the world along centuries.... Read More

Organizing Tips for Small Business Success

If you discovered the bottom line in your business depended on the organization in your office, your reaction could range from complete composure to sheer terror. Organization certainly has an effect on your bottom line ? and just as significantly ? on your peace of mind. For the small business... Read More

Small Business Marketing: Specialize or Generalize?

There have been many great points raised on both sides of this discussion. In order to make a final decision, we must look at how the business world is moving and at the purchasing patterns of the consumers who will be utilizing your services.The Internet has changed the way people... Read More

Small Business Survival Tips

No matter what kind of small business you have, you need read these "small business survival tips" which will help you to succeed. You may be in Internet business, traditional business, or you may be a local merchant with 150 employees; whichever, however or whatever--you've got to know how... Read More

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Look Beyond The Web: 4 Ways To Promote Your Small Business Offline  ForbesLooking for a marketing boost? Go back to the basics.
New research reports soaring stress levels among UK's small businesses  Business MattersBusiness MattersNew research has found that high-street decline, a heavy workload and Brexit uncertainty are increasing strain on SMB owner's mental health.
About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly  TechCrunchPersonal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, once bought by AOL for a reported $35 million, decided a couple years after the ...
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Why Small Businesses Need a Digital Strategy  BizTech MagazineHere's a question: If small businesses know they need to invest in new technologies to support and enable growth — and research indicates clearly that they do ...
Continued Snowfall Helps One Small Business  KDLT NewsIf it feels like it has been a snowy and cold February, it's because it has. Currently, we sit at 17.3" of snow. This puts us over what we had for the month last year, ...
How To Start A Startup As A Small Business Owner  ForbesIt can be enticing for successful small business owners to start a technology startup when funding is no longer a challenge, however, many first-time startup ...
Small business ideas for Mumbai: Opportunity with minimal investment  YourStory.comMumbai, considered as the second fastest growing market in Asia is always special to the people to want to explore their small business venture. It has become ...
Report on Small Business Newsletter: Vegan food producer ordered to drop the word 'cheese' from its marketing  The Globe and MailThis is the weekly Report on Small Business newsletter.
Small business owners look beyond college for training opportunities  PRNewswireWASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Business owners are turning to training and education to spur business growth, according to data compiled by ...
Musicians are small businesses too  Sydney Morning HeraldMusicians are often undervalued and underpaid but it is because of music rights management organisations like APRA AMCOS that we can even hope to stay ...
Challenging The Truths Of Small Business Banking  pymnts.comAlbaCo discusses its plans for U.K. small businesses (SMBs) as an upcoming challenger bank, and the impact of branch closures on SMBs amid the rise of ...
4 ways to protect your small business from internal threats | UNR Business  Reno Gazette JournalFor small business owners, it may be easy to see the external threats to your business: competitors in your market, disruption in your supply chain, property ...
Ashland SBDC to host small business awards ceremony  Morehead State University NewsMorehead State's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ashland office will host the 2019 Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards to honor and ...
How to Deal with Seasonal Effective Disorder in Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsAccording to this infographic, the winter blues are real and Seasonal Affective Disorder can put a true damper on your winter. Here's how to cope.
BRAC launching new small business series  The AdvocateThe Baton Rouge Area Chamber is launching a series of informational workshops and trainings aimed at helping local small businesses and entrepreneurs.
What happens when your small business partner is also your spouse? Lots of compromise.  USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) – Debbie and Gary Douglas sometimes need to remind each other, this is your business partner talking. In business together for 16 years, the ...
Small business owners rail against capital gains tax proposal  Stuff.co.nzAfter battling to save her quake-hit business, Pru Morrall doesn't think an extra tax hit would be fair.
Face of TV campaign promoting small business charged over alleged drug syndicate  Sydney Morning HeraldAn Iranian refugee who moved to Australia in search of a "land of freedom and opportunity" has appeared before a Sydney court, charged with being one of two ...
Small Business Employment Act Would Provide Relief Business Owners Need  The Central New York Business JournalNew York has a reputation for enacting policies that are punishing to businesses. Over the past three years, business owners have had to absorb onerous ...
Niagara Falls launches Small Business Support Fund  Buffalo NewsThe City of Niagara Falls has $138000 in federal funds available to assist small businesses in the city through a new Small Business Support Fund, Community ...
Locals mourn West End's 'deterioration' as beloved small business closes  CBC.caA West End store that was once at the heart of the neighbourhood has collapsed under the weight of skyrocketing property taxes in Vancouver. The Chocolate ...
Why Your Small Business Needs to Let Talent Go -- Sometimes  Motley FoolIt's not always easy to help (or push) someone great out the door, but sometimes it needs to happen.
Wells Fargo donates $444M to nonprofits for affordable housing, small businesses  Fox BusinessThe big bank donated to nearly 11000 organizations that focus their work on promoting affordable housing, small businesses, education and environmental ...
Digital presence key to success for small business  Daily ExaminerClarence Chamber of Commerce given clear indication that embracing digital technology is key to growth.
Small Business Guide – WKTN- A division of Home Town Media  WKTN RadioHome Town Media is proud to release our first custom designed Small Business Guide! This Small Business Guide was designed by Home Town Media and we ...
Uptown food hall to be small-business incubator  The PantagraphNORMAL — R MarketPlace, part small-business incubator and part upscale food court, was born five years ago across the country.
GoFundNYC: Should Locals Support Crowdfunding for Small Businesses?  ThrillistAs small businesses in NYC like Tea & Sympathy turn to crowdfunding sites to stay open, the responsibility to maintain neighborhood authe...
4 Ways to Make Work Emails Work for Your Business  Small Business TrendsBusinesses continue to rely on email, which remains the most popular form of workplace communication. Here are some tips on writing effective emails.
Start a business with no funding  http://smallbusiness.co.ukSome entrepreneurs want to build a company without meeting the needs of a third party. Here's how to start a business with no funding.
11 Ways to Manage Client Expectations for Business Success  Small Business TrendsIt's important to be realistic about what you can and can't do for your clients. Here are 11 tips on how to manage client expectations.
5 Low Investment Small Business Ideas in Hyderabad  YourStory.comThe old city of Hyderabad serves as the capital of the southern Indian province of Telangana. The city is bipolar in a record of advancement. The old piece of the ...
NeighborWorks Umpqua Kickstarts New Data Analytics Business for Nonprofits and Small Businesses Across the Country  PRNewswireROSEBURG, Ore., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rural nonprofit NeighborWorks Umpqua is excited to announce the organization's newest social enterprise: ...
City of El Paso wants to grow your small business  cbs4local.comThis week is National Entrepreneurship Week, and the City of El Paso is hosting a series of programs at local libraries to help entrepreneurs learn how to grow ...
The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Episode 1  Atlanta Small Business NetworkWe had some great segments on the inaugural episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, now on CBS 46 and Peachtree TV every Saturday and Sunday ...
Bruntwood offers events programme for small businesses and start-ups  Liverpool Business NewsProperty firm, which owns more than 800,000 sq ft of office space in Liverpool, is teaming up with small business support network Enterprise Nation for the ...
Small businesses in Iowa concerned about pending health insurance tax hike  KTIVDES MOINES (WHO) — Small businesses in Iowa are concerned about a pending tax hike on health insurance coming in 2020. A meeting was held on ...
Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity ...  Dark ReadingA new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity.
Study: Small business optimism declines amid drop in revenues  AZ Big MediaSmall business owners indicated declining optimism in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, with an overall Index score of 106.
Embracing technology: Should a small business take a loan to upgrade?  Economic TimesBy Rishi Mehra To ensure your business stays ahead of the curve, it is very important to invest in technology. Being up- to-date with technology means you can ...
Rail News - Lycoming Valley Railroad honored as small business of the year. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail RoadingThe Lycoming Valley Railroad (LVRR) received the Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business of 2018 Award during the chamber's ...
Almost 60% of small business owners launch with less than $25,000  CNBCAspiring entrepreneurs take note: You don't need millions from angel investors or venture capitalists to launch your own business. Instead, a small cash pot and ...
Small Business Lunch & Learn Comes to CapeSpace  Cape Cod TodayGene Sorbo, principal of Strong Tower Solutions LLC, will lead a free lunch and learn at CapeSpace on Tuesday, February 26, from noon to 1:30 pm. Titled ...
Gift from Fort Worth couple aims to rebuild small businesses in Rockport's Cultural Arts District  KRIS Corpus Christi NewsEd and Sasha Bass of Fort Worth donated $100,000 to small business owners in the Cultural Arts District located in Rockport. These funds are to help boost the ...
4 Insurance Plans Every Small Business Should Carry  Small Business TrendsIn today's changing business environment, there are a some additional small business insurance plans that you might find interesting and helpful.
Votes Still Needed: Searcy falls to 2nd place in Small Business Revolution contest  KARKThe city of Searcy is quickly gaining national recognition after making the top 6 cities in competition against one another to have a small business television ...
Mendiola: Focus on emerging markets, small businesses  The Guam Daily PostThe governor's nominee to lead the Guam Economic Development Authority said she wants to focus on strengthening the island's economy through sustainable, ...
Jim Moran Institute brings Small Business Executive Program to Tampa Bay  St Pete CatalystA program to help executives at established small businesses is coming to the Tampa Bay area for the first time. The Jim Moran Institute for Global ...
The Buzz: 2 openings, 2 closings, 1 expansion in the Fox Cities  Appleton Post CrescentClosing. Tamara's The Cake Guru will close its small downtown Appleton satellite cupcake shop on Saturday. It is at 107 S. Appleton St., facing Houdini Plaza, ...
News Briefs: Small Business Basics offered in March  Fremont News MessengerFREMONT - The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College will offer free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that ...
Muskoka Small Business Holds Bridges To Better Business Conference  Hunters Bay RadioMuskoka Small Business Centre welcomes Jeremy Miller, brand strategist and best-selling author of “Sticky Branding,' as the keynote speaker at the 13th ...
Intuit Second Quarter Revenue Increased 12 Percent Led by a 38 Percent Rise in Small Business Online Ecosystem Revenue  Business WireIntuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended Jan. 31.
U.S. Small Business Administration to present information on services  Nevada HeraldThe U.S. Small Business Administration will partner with the USDA on March 7, at the Nevada Public Library to present information on services available in rural ...
Payday lending and small business bills to test Morrison's control of parliament  The GuardianWith Labor and Nationals pushing for reform, the PM may capitulate or risk losing a second major lower house vote.
Media Advisory - Minister Ng to meet with small business owners in West Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler  BenzingaVANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mary Ng, Canada's Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, will be in West Vancouver, ...
India exempts small firms from angel tax to promote business  Moneycontrol.comUnder new rules, ventures that have raised up to 250 million rupees and registered with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will be ...
Money 101: How To Start Your Own Small Business  The FriskyJ.K. Rowling was buying groceries on a welfare check until she hit pay dirt with a nerdy pre-teen wizard. Sara Blakely was a sales trainer and stand-up comic ...
Yoco disrupts payments, now eyeing small business finance  Moneyweb.co.zaNew kid on the payment-devices block set to disrupt the credit business.
What to Expect When Using a Website Builder for Your Small Business  AXcess NewsHaving a digital presence is pretty much an unavoidable fact of life today for almost all businesses. After all, there are so many benefits of having one that they ...
'A moment in the sun': Political maneuvering delivers access to justice for small business  Sydney Morning HeraldLabor's small business access to justice measures are set to pass parliament allowing small business to more easily access legal action.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department launches small business support fund  Niagara Frontier PublicationsThe Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) is launching the small business support fund (SBSF) to help local entrepreneurs improve their ...
Boom event in Killeen Saturday backs small businesses  The Killeen Daily HeraldThe Black Owned and Operated Movement organization invites the community to network and support small businesses at the Phileo Event Venue in Killeen on ...
Some tips to help small business owners manage change  Chattanooga Times Free PressWhile change at small businesses can come in a variety of forms, owners can improve their chances of success by being strategic and empathic with staffers.
50 Noteworthy Small Business Statistics in 2019  G2 CrowdLooking to grow your small business? Check out these current trends and small business statistics for 2019.
Facebook Aims To Train 1 Million People And Small Business Owners With Digital Skills By 2020  ForbesHow do you train 1 million people and small business owners at grand scale by 2020? The largest social media company joins the online education ecosystem ...
Money matters: How to arrange funds for your small business  Economic TimesBy Rishi Mehra Money is the most critical element in starting and running a business and an entrepreneur has to find ways to get funding for his small business.
Bookworm: Ninja kids; a killer granny and small business moves  Marco NewsYour kicks have superhero powers. Just one, and criminals go flying. A chop of your fingers, and they run.
Thieves repeatedly hit small Glendora business renting out U-Hauls  FOX 11 Los AngelesThieves repeatedly hit a small business in Glendora stealing some bizarre but valuable things. If they're not caught soon, its owner says it could jeopardize his ...
Things To Consider Before Seeking Small Business Financing  ForbesA good business owner knows how to use different products and services to benefit the business and grow or solve issues to keep it alive. This includes ...
Tight job market hits small business confidence  Marketplace APMThe monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey showed that those job openings are at a record high. Another report — the NFIB Small Business ...
FedEx Launches Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest  Business WireMEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of its seventh annual Small Business Grant Contest. This year ...
Small Business support crucial for economic recovery  Mirage NewsThe Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Group (TLRRG) is working closely with small businesses to provide support and advice on how to receive state ...
Vote for Cañon City! Billy Joel endorses down in Small Business Revolution contest  KOAA 5CAÑON CITY – Cañon City needs your help if it wants to be featured on the Hulu show Small Business Revolution– Main Street. Musician Billy Joel has ...
Legacy of Beverly Gray honored with portrait at business center named for her  Buffalo NewsA portrait of Beverly Gray now hangs in the entrance of the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center, based on a photograph of her standing in front of Buffalos ...
Small-business owners look to grab this 20 percent tax break  CNBCBy now, you may have heard of the qualified business income deduction — a tax break for small-business owners. But do you qualify for it? Here's what you ...
Tuesday is the final day to vote for Cañon City in 'Small Business Revolution' contest  KOAA 5One last update for all you voters! This is the final standings update we will post before voting closes on Feb. 19 at 10pm cst. This race is the closest we've seen.
Small business brings opportunity to communities, entrepreneur says  KSL.comOnline commerce has been a boon to small businesses in rural areas nationwide. With high-speed internet, and FedEx and UPS readily available, small-town ...
How Small Business Owners Can Compare Loans For Business?  ZipLoanAvailing a loan for a business is an important decision. It is important to compare loans before availing them to make a sound and informed decision.
This startup links small businesses to couples looking for wedding vendors - Bizwomen  The Business JournalsFlutter Social wants to help engaged couples and wedding vendors make the perfect match.
Race to the finish line: Voting for Small Business Revolution contest ends Tuesday  Canon City Daily RecordCañon City's standing in the Small Business Revolution contest slipped to third place Sunday, but the community's commitment to moving up the ranks by the ...
6 Tips To Finding And Hiring Freelancers For Your Small Business  ForbesWhen you run a small business, you may not need (or be able to afford) a full-time staff. We share tips to help you find and hire the best freelance workers for ...
Business 'Brexodus': How no-deal uncertainty is hurting small companies  Euronews English"We feel we've been hung out to dry by the UK government."
What stops rural women from getting involved in entrepreneurship?  The Indian ExpressWomen constitute only 14 per cent of the total entrepreneurs in the country. Women in rural areas face multiple barriers to pursuing income-generating activities, ...
Country Hills Storage Has Added Small Business Storage to Their Growing Facilities - Press Release  Digital JournalCountry Hills Storage is announcing its expansion to its facility. A well-known storage unit has launched a self-storage business facilities comprising of real ...
How is Brexit affecting the small business economy?  DescrierAs the 29 March deadline inches closer, there are still question marks around what the UK economy will look like post-Brexit. One question in particular is ...
SBA gathering data on shutdown’s impact on small business contractors  Federal News NetworkFederal contractors affected by the 35-day partial government shutdown won't receive back pay under the spending deal reached by Congress, but the Small ...
One Million New People Online Every Day, Is Your Business Reaping the Benefits?  Small Business TrendsA survey on 2019 digital trends uncovered some interesting insights into current internet and social media facts that small businesses should be aware of.
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