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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4 Cash Flow Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Today  ForbesFrom getting capital to managing outstanding receivables, a recent study provides insights into common cash flow concerns for entrepreneurs.
Amazon Is "Littered" With Fake Reviews...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?
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Small business remain vital to contractors  FCW.comSmall, agile businesses with innovative solutions can be an asset to large contractors, experts say.
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From selling paan to making ice cream, the journey of a small-town enterprise  The HinduThe gods weren't silent when the Bhuva family were looking for means to make their ends meet. The demolition of their small paan shop in Amreli district of ...
Cyber Criminals Target Poorly Protected Small Businesses  ForbesCyber crime against smaller companies accounted for 80 per cent of all such crime against businesses last year.
How to Make Your Small Business Website Really, Really Effective  EntrepreneurMost 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 ...
Time, time, time the most elusive small business resource  Chicago TribuneDo you ever feel like the White Rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland” who is running around frantically yelling “I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date?” This past ...
Ask the Experts  Florida TrendThe task of launching and growing a small business can leave you feeling overwhelmed, uncertain and wishing you had an expert to call on for help.
Is The Small-Business Mindset Holding Back Your Marketing?  ForbesIn order for a business to produce products and services that people are actually willing to pay for, the owner must not be stuck in a small-business mindset.
Letter to the editor: Small-business owner supports Maine paid-sick-day bill  Press HeraldI'm a small-business owner and I support L.D. 369, state Sen. Rebecca Millett's bill to guarantee earned paid sick days for Maine workers. I grew up in Gorham ...
Recession signal? Revenue of the smallest businesses dropped 3% in Q1  USA TODAYThe sales of sole proprietorships and other firms with few employees fell in first quarter. Could their struggles be an early sign of recession?
NYC: A regulation wonderland, a small business nightmare | TheHill  The HillIf you're a New York City business owner and you've made it this far, then my hat's off to you.
Department of Energy Announces $95 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants  Energy.govWASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 86 grants totaling $95 million to 74 small ...
Staten Island auto business awarded family-owned small business of the year  SILive.comDe Ville Auto Collision in Elm Park wins the 2019 family-owned small business of the year.
National Cannabis Festival celebrates 420, encourages small-business owners  WTOPAt the National Cannabis Festival, small-business owners got a chance to spread their message about cannabis products and encourage others to become ...
Plutio Studio Plan: Lifetime Subscription for 94% Off  InverseFrom projects and tasks to time tracking and invoicing, Plutio delivers everything you need all inside an intuitive, user-friendly platform. Plutio gives you the tools ...
Twitter Imposes A Daily Followers Limit...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 — Twitter introduces new daily follow ...
Retail Watch: Small businesses blooming in Emmaus  Allentown Morning CallLike the daffodils blooming throughout downtown Emmaus, a host of small businesses are also blossoming in the borough.
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Small Business Market Analysis 2019: Enhancing Massive Growth and Latest Trends and Forecast to 2025 by Top Players– Business Insider, Fortune  Market Research ReportSmall Business Market research report include key industry insights and information about market share, industry growth, profit data and revenue forecasts over ...
Orangeburg hotelier named Rural Small Business Person of the Year  The Times and DemocratAn Orangeburg resident and hotelier has been recognized statewide for her success in small business.
IT security tasks to protect your small business | Expert column  Virginian-PilotSmall businesses especially are increasingly under attack because hackers know they often have less resources to defend themselves.
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How To Write A Press Release For Your Small Business  ForbesThe press release has long been an invaluable resource for businesses of all sizes: a simple yet effective way of getting the word out about a major acquisition, ...
3 Ways Your Small Business Can Reach New Customers  The Motley FoolGrow or die. It sounds like the title of a rap song, but it's actually the business idea that if your company doesn't grow, it's probably not going to make it. The reality ...
Growing Strong | Ask the Experts  Florida TrendGrowing your business doesn't necessarily mean increasing space or staff. It could mean venturing into an area of business you hadn't thought about before.
Four Elements Of An Effective Cybersecurity Platform For Small Business Owners  ForbesHas your small or midsize business finally decided to bite the bullet on cybersecurity preparedness by adopting software to protect the firm's sensitive ...
Getting Started | Ask the Experts  Florida TrendA well-constructed, written plan is essential to forming any new business. But before you can put a plan on paper, you must first: Select a Legal Structure.
Centier Bank Break Through speakers to talk small business growth  nwitimes.comFind out how to grow your small business at the next installment of Centier Bank's Break Through business seminar series.
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Small businesses turning far more often to online lenders: Fed  American BankerSmall-business owners are turning to online lenders for financing much more frequently than they did even two years ago, the Federal Reserve Banks found in a ...
Want to save small businesses? Fix WA's tax code | Opinion  CrosscutLiving in and around Seattle has become a lot more expensive in recent years. As the cost of living has skyrocketed, many people — especially those in ...
Military equipment supplier Atlantic Diving Supply loses small business status  The Washington PostThe company settled charges in 2017 that it had engaged in an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain small business contracts.
Small Business Is Suffering A Squeeze  ForbesSmall business is the bedrock of free-market society. In the U.K. they account for 47% of revenue flows in the economy. On this "Blue Monday", one wonders who ...
How Fintech Is Changing The Small Business Game  ForbesIn the new book Fintech, Small Business, & the American Dream, Karen Mills describes how technology is opening up new capital for entrepreneurs.
Vermont Country Store buys small business | News  Rutland HeraldDORSET — A small, family-owned business that's been making tablecloths for many years has been bought by one of its longtime customers. Vermont Country ...
809 Panel recommendation will bring more innovative small businesses to DoD  Federal News NetworkCharlie E. Williams, Jr. and Nick Tsiopanas, members of the Section 809 panel, explain why their recommendations will benefit both DoD and small firms.
10 Small Steps You Can Take to Start or Grow a Small Business at Any Stage  Small Business TrendsShares. |. 126 · 84. Print This Article. 1. Email this Article. 199. Shares. 126 · 84 · 1 · Email this Article Print This Article. Don't let starting and running a business ...
SMALLBIZ SMALL TALK: New business owners find it's a mistake to work for free  The MercuryNEW YORK — It's a situation many new business owners land in — they're so anxious to find customers and clients that they work for little or no money. Or.
TAMUC College of Business Hosts 2019 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference  eParisExtra.comThe A&M-Commerce College of Business will host the 2019 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (SBECON) on May 15 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ...
Travel ban takes its toll on small businesses  Marketplace APMShahab Mothena, co-owner of Amir Deli in Brooklyn, is waiting for his Yemeni wife, currently living in Egypt, to be issued a visa. - Nina Roberts for Marketplace.
Fintech's Game-Changing Opportunities for Small Business  Harvard Business School Working KnowledgeIn the new book "Fintech, Small Business, & the American Dream," Karen Mills describes how technology is opening up new capital for entrepreneurs. Around ...
Trump Names Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer, to Lead the Small Business Administration  The New York TimesPresident Trump said Thursday that he would nominate Jovita Carranza, the United States treasurer, to lead the Small Business Administration, replacing the ...
Hanover Offers Agents Small Business Platform Using CoverWallet Technology  Insurance JournalThe Hanover Insurance Group is debuting a digital platform to help independent agents acquire new small business customers including freelancers,
Small business owners can reap the benefits from offering a 401k  The GuardianIt's good Congress is making changes to our retirement plans. It's just a shame so many business owners need incentives.
5 Essential LinkedIn Strategies for Small Businesses  Social Media TodayAntoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” This concept holds true, especially in business, and as a small B2B business owner, ...
Small Business Digital Marketing: Most Popular Channels | Study  MarketingProfs.comSocial media, websites, email, SEO, videos, and *content* are the most popular digital marketing channels and tactics among small businesses. See all the details ...
This Is What Small Businesses Look Like Around The World  BuzzFeed NewsShopping has never been as easy as it is today through online retailers like Amazon and Alibaba. According Statista, an estimated 2.14 billion people worldwide ...
Best tax software for small business owners 2019  MashableSoftware that's capable of tackling complex returns will be your saving grace.
Top E-Waste Recycling Tips for Small Business  Small Business TrendsIn 2018, 49.8 million metric tons of e-waste was produced. Here are some top e-waste recycling tips to help you lessen what winds up in landfill.
Hard for voice of small businesses to be heard, says former SBA head  CNBCKaren Mills, former administrator at the Small Business Administration, discusses the departure of Linda McMahon from the same role in the Trump ...
40% of Small Businesses Haven't Recovered from Government Shutdown  Small Business TrendsSmall business owners share the impact of government shutdown activity on the economy and their businesses. Plus, how they did with new tax laws this year.
Lenderfit launches beta site, streamlining small business lending  Insider LouisvilleThe Louisville-based startup Lenderfit, a company that helps banks simplify the process of lending to small businesses, began its beta launch Wednesday.
Small Business Workshop Series: New Tax Law, Explained | 04/23/2019 | Event Calendar  Traverse City TickerJoin Jason P. Tank, CFA of Front Street Wealth Management. Current and prospective small business owners are encouraged to learn about how your small bu.
Not to Scare You, But a Cyber Attack Can Force You Out of Business  Small Business TrendsSmall Business Trends spoke with Dan Smith about his company's Cyber Safety 101 ebook and how a cyber insurance policy could help protect your business.
Startup Showcase: For entrepreneurs who need a little extra help  St. Paul Pioneer PressData from the Minnesota Secretary of State Office shows that there were over 67,000 newly registered businesses in 2018 and according to the SBA small ...
Linda McMahon to resign as Small Business Administration head  CNBCSmall Business Administration head Linda McMahon will resign. Her replacement has not been named. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
Trump's small-business health insurance plan is struck down  CNBCA federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump.
Amazon India launches seller-funding programme for small businesses  Business StandardRead more about Amazon India launches seller-funding programme for small businesses on Business Standard. E-commerce giant ties up with Ketto to enable ...
Why Shopify Is the Amazon of Small Business  The Motley FoolWhen Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) founder Tobi Lutke started building what would become the biggest provider of e-commerce storefronts for small business in 2004, ...
AppZen Software Catches Attempted Fraud Against Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsThe new AppZen audit feature uses AI to catch any issues between what's invoiced for and what was agreed to in contracts instantly.
Top 10 eBay Inventory Management Tools  Small Business TrendsOur list of the top 10 eBay inventory management tools is important if you want to streamline your efforts and make more cash.
Republicans need more than tax cuts to woo small business  The GuardianThe 2017 reform has not led to increased consumer spending or a surge in investment by business owners.
Small Business Loan Approvals At Big Banks Hit New High; Do You Qualify?  ForbesWhile they take longer to process loans than SBA lenders and alternative lenders and have more stringent requirements, big banks are likely going to offer the ...
Best VoIP Phone system for Small Businesses in 2019  BrumpostVOIP Telephony system is the new dimension that small businesses at every industry should consider in enhancing their business communication within and ...
GoDaddy Launches Professional Email for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in India  DATAQUESTGoDaddy launched a new Professional Email solution in India, designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs create a professional email address ...
UP government to mandate 25% procurement from local small businesses  Business StandardTaking a cue from the Centre, the Uttar Pradesh government is mulling mandating 25% procurement by state government departments and public sector ...
73% of Small Businesses Invest in Social Media Marketing  Small Business TrendsNearly all small businesses (95%) plan on increasing their marketing budgets this year. Here's the latests 2019 social media statistics.
Small Business Guide to Chatbots & Facebook Messenger Marketing  Search Engine JournalThis is the do-it-all entrepreneur's – a.k.a. small business – guide to using bots as your business's automated assistant and marketing aid.
How small businesses can leverage enterprise-grade technology for big results (VB Live)  VentureBeatWith the digitization of customer communications, sales processes, and customer *service*, SMBs can now do more than catch up to the big guys — they can ...
Small business needs permanent tax cuts  Fox BusinessMillions of small businesses are filing their full-year taxes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for the first time.
Small Business Cyber Security 2019 - "Underserved and Unprepared"  Small Business TrendsFortunately, and unfortunately, this is a good time for managed *service* security providers. Here's a look at the opportunities in serving small businesses.
Small businesses in Texas finance with personal funds, use contract work: Fed survey  Houston Chronicle Small businesses in Texas are more likely to use contract workers and finance their businesses with personal funds than the national average.
Here are seven quick hacks to help your small business rise higher this Easter -  Anthill onlineThe festive period is a great opportunity for small businesses, across all industries, to use the long weekend to take stock, look ahead to the end of the financial ...
China's exporters fear belt and road is helping foreign firms compete  South China Morning PostThere are now a growing number of foreign exhibitors from belt and road countries at the Canton Fair that is currently underway in Guangdong province.
5 Reasons Now Is The Time For Your Small Business To Borrow  Business 2 CommunityOne of the most challenging aspects of being a modern business owner is determining when it's appropriate to start accruing debt by igniting a borrowing spree ...
Why the Small Business Administration Should Make Startups a Priority  Inc.Economist Robert Atkinson wants to reinvent the Small Business Administration as the 'New Business Administration' with a broad agenda to foster startups.
3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Be Creating More Visual Content  Black EnterpriseSmall business owners who increase the amount of visual *content* that they share on social media can significantly improve their audience engagement rate.
10 Tips for Growing Your Business with Technology and Talent  Small Business TrendsSmall business owners wear so many hats. So it's essential to use tools and resources to help you streamline and increase efficiency. And you'll need marketing ...
7 Best Banks for Burgeoning Small Businesses  Architectural DigestNow that you've launched your own firm, which bank should you trust? Explore our research on the best banks for small businesses and tips on how to choose.
Growing Years named Best Small Business for SBDC GLBR  Midland Daily NewsGrowing Years Christian School and Child Care Center, in Saginaw, has been recognized by the Michigan Small Business Development Center as the Best ...
Trump Announces Pick For New Small Business Administration Chief  pymnts.comPresident Donald Trump announced last week that he will nominate U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza to be the next chief of the Small Business Administration ...
Why subscription boxes benefit both consumers and small businesses  Financial PostCustomers discover new products without having to pay for full-sized items and entrepreneurs find new clients without having to spend tons on marketing.
Small Business Awards 2019  Hawaii Business MagazineBeverly Creamer has worked for almost four decades as a Honolulu newspaper and magazine journalist, covering everything from education and health, ...
Speaking Volumes: National Small Business Week is near. Your library can help with resources  Bradenton HeraldNational Small Business Week, which is May 5-11, 2019, encourages residents to visit small businesses and entrepreneurs within the area to help Manatee ...
Yalber talks about seeking small business financing: The Drum Marketing Awards USA  The DrumKeeping your business in 'growth mode', managing cash flow and working on expanding operations is always a challenge, says Kobi Ben Meir, marketing ...
Arizona's messy tax system hampers small businesses battling online retailers for tax fairness  Cronkite NewsThe AZ Legislature is considering a bill that would require online retailers who do not have a physical facility in the state to pay sales taxes on goods purchased ...
In Orange County, a small business dream becomes a nightmare  OCRegisterBlaine Eastcott's story is the definition of the American Dream. But as a consequence of California's Private Attorneys General Act, his dream may has become a ...
Josh Meredith's small business is helping change community attitudes about Down syndrome  ABC NewsJosh Meredith, 25, lives with Down syndrome and is helping change attitudes towards disability in the workplace in his community of Albury-Wodonga on the ...
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