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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New Data Breach Trends: Small Business Identity Records Now Target #1 for Hackers  CPO MagazineNew 4iQ report indicates that data breaches were up by over 420% from 2017, exposing a total of almost 15 billion identity records. Small businesses are being ...
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Annual SBA awards spotlight 10 Maine businesses  Press HeraldThe owner of an online company in Eliot that provides specialty cooking ingredients and unique kitchen tools has been selected as Maine's Small Business ...
Small businesses suffer under bank credit squeeze  The Australian Financial ReviewSmall businesses face a worsening credit squeeze as more lenders tighten the screws on using the equity in residential properties for borrowing, by reining in ...
What’s the magic number for cash in a small business? Here are strategies to figure that out.  Philly.comAsk any small-business owner and you'll be told that having plenty of cash in the bank is probably the most important indicator of our financial health.
Federal budget: Little relief from rising small business taxes  Canada NewsWireCanada Training Benefit requires stronger link to employer needs OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) ...
Small Business Spotlight: Delightfully Delicious  WHECIt's a dog eat dog world when it comes to the competitive pet treats business...
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Keller @ Large: Tariffs Impacting Small Business Owner In Weymouth  CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – The global trade battle begun by President Trump over a year ago shows no sign of abating, even though the negative impact on American ...
5 Unexpected Places to Network for B2B Business Leads  Small Business TrendsHere are a few unexpected and unconventional places where you should try to do some B2B networking to find your next new prospective client.
Microsoft: Windows 10 Will Auto-Uninstall Buggy Updates...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week  ForbesHere are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Microsoft: Windows 10 can now ...
Hammond announces crackdown on late payments to small businesses  Financial TimesSmall businesses hope the end of late payments “could finally be in sight” after Philip Hammond announced a crackdown on the practice that causes 50,000 ...
Keep your business booming: Five keys to small business success  Forbes IndiaA Seattle entrepreneur speaks about the things to keep in mind to improve chances of small business success.
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Blake Pate named Small Business Person of the Year in Florence  SCNowFLORENCE, S.C. – Blake Pate followed in his father's footsteps on Tuesday when he was named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year during the ...
Opinion: Small business tax would kill Michigan jobs  The Detroit NewsCalley writes: "We should be sending small businesses a thank you note, not a substantially larger tax bill."
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Expectations of weaker economy unites small business owners  Boston 25 NewsNEW YORK (AP) - Although small businesses vary widely in terms of size, industry and issues, they do appear to be generally united by a growing uneasiness ...
Businesses are missing out on government tender opportunities  DynamicBusinessBusinesses are losing out on lucrative projects as they are not submitting for work through government tenders. In particular it is SMEs that are not.
Find best small business software  KomandoFind the best small business software solutions to get your business started on the right foot.
Five marketing ideas to sky rocket your business in 2019  canadianimmigrant.caAre you a small business owner who wants to grow your business? Consider these five strategies.
Social Media Management for Small Businesses: How to Do It  Black EnterpriseThe internet has 4.2 billion users, 3.4 billion of whom are actively using social media. Clearly, social media management for small businesses is necessary if you ...
Digital Lending To Small Business Set To Surge, Says BCG-Omidyar Report  BloombergQuintIf payments were the chosen flavor of the fintech universe a few years ago, then digital lending, particularly to small business, is the newest opportunity attracting ...
National Screening Bureau checks out possible employees for others  Wichita EagleNational Screening Bureau performs background checks, drug screening and assessments. The company is a finalist in the 2019 Greater Wichita Chamber of ...
Brewer named VT Small Business Person of the Year  Vermont BizThe owner of a St. Albans brewing company is named the 2019 Vermont Small Business Person of the Year. Steve Gagner, owner and founder of 14th Star ...
Cincinnati restaurateur named Ohio’s Small Business Person of the Year  Cincinnati Business CourierThe owner of a Mount Washington restaurant that began in modest fashion five years ago is the recipient of a prestigious state award.
Warners Bay sole trader says NSW Ombudsman and Small Business Commissioner provide inadequate support  Newcastle HeraldA Warners Bay businessman says his experience dealing with NSW government agencies and departments doesn't reflect a pro-business stance.
Small firms have 'no resources' for no-deal Brexit planning  Sky NewsWith the outcome of Brexit still unclear, small firms tell Sky News they have no power to control their fate whatever happens.
The Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Ruling Is Already a Huge Headache for Small Businesses - Reason.com  ReasonAn overlooked ruling could force small businesses to pay sales tax in dozens, even hundreds, of jurisdictions where they have no representation.
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Small Business Hiring Breaks Record  The Wall Street JournalThe great American jobs machine is still roaring. Slowing global growth and trade friction may cloud the economic horizon, but U.S. small businesses in ...
There is a plan for a job in every home  Mail and GuardianThe DA's six-point plan would make a big difference in unleashing small businesses, helping them to flourish, grow and employ more South Africans. (Delwyn ...
Small Business in focus at Brazosport College | News  Brazosport FactsThe Small Business Development Center at Brazosport College offers a wealth of free knowledge and skills to those who are interested in starting, buying or ...
Can Small Businesses Really Afford to Neglect IT?  Small Business TrendsFor companies that ignore tech, redefining IT for XaaS can quickly go from cure-all to problem if the myriad tools aren't properly managed.
Shanghai banks pledge to help small business  Shine NewsShanghai banks said on Tuesday they would aim to provide more innovative and customized financial products and services to help private businesses grow, ...
Small business owners take issue with TIF district  The Garden City TelegramLocal small business owners approached Garden City commissioners on Tuesday with concerns about the proposed establishment of a redevelopment district ...
Grab woos small businesses with suite of financial services  The Business TimesSingapore. GRAB is stepping up its efforts to court micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). On Tuesday, the firm launched a slew of ...
Raleigh business struggling after video shows thief stealing thousands in equipment  WTVD-TVA Raleigh small business owner is hoping someone can identify a thief who has put his electrical company in a bind.
3/17/19: American Black Journal - Small Business Workshop / Fresh Nation  Detroit PBS - One DetroitThe 5th annual Small Business Workshop is coming up in May, and this year's theme focuses on how small business owners can navigate changes in the ...
How to protect your small business from the dark web  TechRepublicEducation, monitoring and response tools, and training about the dark web are essential to protecting your small business from cybercriminals.
4 reasons you should work for a small business  Fox BusinessIt can be a smart move for your career, but maybe not for the reasons you think.
ACTU’s push for minimum wage hike a risk for small firms  The West AustralianSmall WA companies say they are in no condition to absorb an 11 per cent hike in the minimum wage over two years as proposed by the ACTU.
3 Reasons Online Marketplaces Help Small Business Owners Choose the Best Health Insurance  DATAQUESTProviding your employees with insurance coverage is one of the best ways for small business owners to support their employees. Employees with health ...
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding  Energy.govWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer ...
How small firms can protect themselves against cyberattacks  Telegraph.co.ukWhen the employee of a small e-commerce company downloaded an email attachment one evening two years ago, he inadvertently infected the firm's network ...
Hiring by small businesses topped national pace: report  Crain's New York BusinessA new report says small businesses across New York state have increased employment slightly faster than the national pace. The report released Tuesday by ...
The definitions of micro, small, and medium businesses have just been radically overhauled – here's how  Business Insider South Africa"Very small enterprises" have disappeared entirely, as have asset-value ceilings. And companies with turnover of up to R220 million can now qualify as ...
Recent college grad grows business through Miss Muff'n acquisition  The Daily MemphianIn three years, Kelsey Loebel went from baking in her parents' kitchen in Collierville to buying one of Germantown's most established bakeries. Loebel founded ...
"It's a mess": Midwest flooding leaves small businesses reeling  Marketplace APMHeavy rain and melting snow have brought historic flooding to parts of the Midwest. Around 200 miles of Missouri River levees in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and ...
Made in Vermont: Local Businesses Win Out Over Chains  U.S. News & World ReportIn the Green Mountain State, residents eschew large stores in favor of independent retailers.
Think About Starting a Side Hustle? 50 Ideas to Consider  Small Business TrendsSide hustles are basically gigs or businesses that you can easily manage alongside a full time job or business. Here are 50 side hustle ideas to consider.
61% of Veteran Small Business Owners Built Their Business on Facebook  Small Business TrendsIf small business owners want to succeed, they need to understand the impact of technology on small business and customer expectations.
Small business hit hardest by Eskom crisis, warns Uasa  CitizenPublic Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan's admission that he was unable to say when the rotational blackouts would come to an end was a clear indication of ...
73% of All Small Business Teams Will Have Remote Workers by 2028  Small Business TrendsThe latest statistics from Upwork reveal the growth of remote workforce trends. Will we all wind up working from home eventually?
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 ...
Jeremy Field: Journey for women entrepreneurs full of risk, determination and support  The Spokesman-ReviewImagine being a business owner applying for loan and being told in order to qualify for financing you need a male co-signer. Believe it or not, this was legal in ...
Our prosperity is built on small business  The AustralianTwo weeks ago, I wrote about the exponential rise of sole traders who surged by 65000 last financial year, up from 10000 just five years earlier.
Starting a Small Business? This $20 Class Will Teach You How to Help It Thrive.  EntrepreneurBarry Moltz shows students how to establish profitable, sustainable ventures across 15 hours of *content*.
A $10 billion deficit: Small businesses are Australia's biggest tax dodgers, ATO says  SmartCompany.com.auThe ATO is targeting cash-only businesses in a crackdown on $10 billion in unpaid small-business income tax, Chris Jordan has said.
Australia's NAB to expand threshold for small business protections  ReutersNational Australia Bank said on Friday it would expand the threshold for small business protections and would work with regulators to implement other key ...
10 Practical Ideas - for Promoting a Small Business Locally  London PostAll business ventures are started with the idea to grow, to be known in not just their locality, but far and beyond. Every company dreams of that day when the ...
3 ways your small business can break the hiring mold  Fox BusinessYou don't have to do things the same way larger companies do.
Big banks join forces with mini-hubs for small business  Financial TimesThree of Britain's four largest banks have teamed up to launch jointly-run mini- branches for business customers amid rising concerns that branch closures and ...
How to Protect Your Brand with a Trademark  Small Business TrendsYou likely have heard about trademarking your brand to protect your small business identity. But do you know how to do it and why it's important to use it?
Apple reportedly acquires Stamplay, Visa API development contest winner  VentureBeatAPI integration developer Stamplay isn't a household name, but that's the type of company Apple tends to acquire: a small business that could enhance or ...
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 ...
Facebook powering small business to access markets, says India head  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook is powering small business across the country by providing tools on its platforms to access markets, which ...
Business Matters: Local Joe  KHON2Charles Asselbaye is much more than just a small business owner who makes a great cup of coffee. For him coffee is like fine wine.
Cutting red tape for Queensland small business  Mirage NewsThe Coalition Government is backing Queensland small businesses with a $60.1 million investment in red tape reduction, to make it easier to start and...
Property one option for small business  The Australian Financial ReviewWhen most small business owners think about acquiring property through their self-managed super fund (SMSF), they often assume the only way to do it is by ...
Why Your Small Business Needs Search Engine Marketing  Business.comSearch engine marketing (SEM) platforms are absolutely necessary in the modern marketing landscape. Here's what you need to know.
10 Tips for Updating Your Small Biz Strategies with New Innovations  Small Business TrendsShares. |. 175 · 36 · Print This Article · 3 · Email this Article. 175. Shares. 175 · 36 · 3. Email this Article Print This Article. Updated tech is extremely important for ...
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