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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8 things you should know before starting a small business  Business InsiderAdvice for entrepreneurs: get a good accountant; figure out how you'll fund the venture; don't stop marketing; find a niche in the market.
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58 Percent of Small Businesses Spend 5 Hours or Less on Marketing  Small Business TrendsHow much time do you spend on marketing for your small business? A new survey carried out by OutboundEngine reveals 58% spend five hours or less on ...
Need to learn more about business? You have many options  Washington PostSmall business owners who want to learn about accounting or other business basics have many options including free, low-cost and online courses.
Thornberry bill would help venture-backed startups compete for DoD small business awards  SpaceNewsThornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small ...
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A tight labor market is holding small businesses back from expanding in this hot economy  CNBCCNBC and SurveyMonkey's latest small business optimism index echoes that sentiment, finding 52 percent of small businesses say it's harder to find workers ...
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Where and How to Get a Small Business Loan  Business.comCapital One's Iskender Eguz shares advice on various small business loan options and what it takes to get one.
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3 Ways a Small Business Owner Can Attract Customers  Motley FoolKevin Costner's Field of Dreams character got bad advice. "If you build it, they will come" might attract the ghosts of baseball players to a field in the middle of ...
Elizabeth Warren Has a Theory About Corporate Power  The AtlanticThe left forgot what Roosevelt knew: Small businesses and corporate behemoths have different interests.
What does a Coalition government mean for small business?  SmartCompany.com.auThe Coalition has been returned to government and work is already underway to flesh out the state of play in small-business policy.
Local small business, customers feel impact of tariffs imposed by Trump Administration  WFXGSome things you buy that are imported from China are at the center of a trade war. President Donald Trump says it puts the U.S. in a better position than China.
Four reasons to work for a small business  USA TODAYIt can be a smart move for your career, but maybe not for the reasons you think.
Small businesses can tap into growth with better web presence  Evening StandardBritish high streets will receive a boost with a new digital skills programme run by Google. Working with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Department ...
How A Small Pickle Company Created A Healthy Workplace  ForbesYou don't have to have a huge HR team or budget to encourage healthy workplace habits.
3 Ways to Acquire The Most Important Asset for Small Business  Inc."The most valuable assets of a 20th-century company were its production equipment," said management expert Peter Drucker. "The most valuable asset of a ...
First Internet Bancorp to Acquire Small Business Lending Division  Business WireFirst Internet Bancorp (“First Internet” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:INBK) announced today that its subsidiary, First Internet Bank (the “Bank”), has en.
How to Start a Small Business at Home: 6 Tips for Success  Architectural DigestIf leasing office space isn't part of your plan, follow these essential strategies to learn how to start a small business from the comfort of your own home.
New Warning Issued on Office Emails with Voicemail Messages  Small Business TrendsThe Better Business Bureau just sent a voicemail message scam warning notifying businesses to not click on these phony emails for new voicemail messages.
Small Business Lending Soars at Banks; Technology Is A Big Reason Why  ForbesApproval rates for small business loan applications reached a record high of 27.5% at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) in April, up one-tenth of a percent from ...
4 online lending platforms helping smooth finance for SMEs  YourStoryThough MSMEs play a vital role in the Indian economy, it still has a lot of scope for improvement. The MSMEs require free flow of finance to efficiently run their ...
Litigation Departments of the Year — Small Firms | Daily Business Review  Law.comThe Daily Business Review is recognizing four litigation departments at small law firms with fewer than 70 attorneys in Florida for their powerhouse practices as ...
What's the dynamic demographic running America's small businesses? Older people  The GuardianThe age profile of small business owners has become dramatically older over the past two decades.
WCBA Services for Small Businesses  businessjournaldaily.comYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- How the Williamson College of Business Administration helps businesses in the valley and what services they provide.
Small businesses can get killed by marketing mistakes  Asbury Park PressMistakes are often the result of not getting enough information about what will sell. But small businesses can be particularly vulnerable.
SBA Proposes Certification Rule for Women-Owned Small Businesses  Virgin Islands Daily NewsThe U.S. Small Business Administration has published a proposed rule that will provide a free online application process for women-owned small businesses to ...
RI treasurer's small business loan program expands  Turn to 10Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner's small business loan program is expanding. Magaziner says his “BankLOCAL” initiative now includes two new banks, ...
Kempsey Shire Council awarded for supporting small businesses  The Macleay ArgusKempsey Shire Council has been commended for its leadership in making it easier for local businesses to start and grow at the inaugural Small Business ...
Ontario government cuts funding for small-business programs  The Globe and MailOntario's Progressive Conservative government has reduced funding at centres that support small businesses across the province. Small Business Enterprise ...
Councilman DeFusco's Small Business Expansion District Plan Approved by City Council  InsiderNJCouncilman DeFusco's Small Business Expansion District Plan Approved by City Council. Plan is First Major Change to City's Zoning Since 1980s, Will Attract ...
CloverAchievers Aims to Help Small Business Punch Above Its Weight  Small Business TrendsWelcome to Clover, the cloud-based payments platform from FirstData. Clover just announced a new initiative called CloverAchievers. Check out this contest ...
Public dealership groups: Small in number, huge in clout  Automotive NewsPublic ownership of big dealership groups helped transform an industry made up mostly of self-funded small businesses into one flush with cash from big banks ...
Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains councils recognised for engaging in Small Business Friendly Councils  Namoi Valley IndependentNSW Small Business Commissioner Robyn Hobbs (left) and *Service* NSW CEO Damon Rees (right) with Gunnedah Shire Council's Rob Hooke, Emily Wilson, ...
Government to strengthen unfair contract terms protections for small business - Corporate/Commercial Law - Australia  Mondaq News AlertsThe current regime has created ambiguity, uncertainty and practical difficulties for businesses in complying with the law. Australia Corporate/Commercial Law ...
Small business advocates continue 33-year fight for rent protections  Queens Daily EagleDistinctly New York City small businesses, like this bodega in Ridgewood, are under threat from rising rents. Advocates say a 33-year-old bill can help protect ...
Small Businesses Taking Giant Leaps To Make A Big Difference  Forbes“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each ...
'Siege mentality': Government changes 'shaking' small businesses  New Zealand HeraldSmall businesses are fundamental to the strength of the economy, with the sector contributing more than a quarter of GDP and employing 30 per cent of the ...
Beyond Tech Unicorns: What Other States Can Learn From Utah's Small Business Economy  ForbesWhat can other states learn from Utah's tech powered, small business-friendly ecosystem? And how does Utah keep the momentum building for future ...
Social media: How a small business should manage theirs  USA TODAYSocial media can make or break your business. The key to social media success is to be an active participant. Motley Fool is here to help.
How small businesses can embrace corporate social responsibility [column]  LancasterOnlineWhen we think of corporate social responsibility, we don't often think of small businesses.
'Million Dollar Listing' Real Estate Expert Ryan Serhant on How Small Businesses Can Make a Big Impact  EntrepreneurGet tips to grow your business from real estate expert and TV personality Ryan Serhant.
3 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business Into a New Market  Radio.comAs the top priority for every small business, entrepreneurs are always looking to grow their revenue. There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal.
A Customer Service Guide For Small Businesses, In Honor Of Small Business Week  ForbesCustomer *service* excellence, for any sized business, is one of the most effective ways to build and sustain a competitive advantage. Yet when it comes to small ...
Small-business optimism index climbs to four-month high in April: NFIB  MarketWatchThe small-business optimism index by the National Federation of Independent Business rose to a four-month high in April. The index rose 1.7 points to 103.5,...
NASA says it’s awarding $106M to small businesses for technology development  Fox BusinessNASA said in a recent press release that it would be awarding $106 million to small businesses as part of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research ...
Seven takeaways from Canada’s top small business leaders  The Globe and MailFrom financing your small business to competing with e-tailing juggernauts like Amazon, Canada's leading entrepreneurs shared tips and solutions with 200 ...
Facebook unveils an automated ad builder and an appointment manager for small businesses  TechCrunchFacebook today said it's launching a number of new products aimed at small businesses — which is appropriate, as we're currently in the middle of National ...
20 Places Small Business Owners Can Take Online Accounting Courses  Small Business TrendsSmall business owners can reap great rewards by mastering the art of accounting. One of these online accounting courses can equip you with the skills.
Sen. McSally urges small business regulatory relief  Financial Regulation NewsSen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) is encouraging the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to provide small businesses relief regarding targeted ...
Microsoft And Facebook Have New Tools 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?
Q&A: Adobe puts AI, machine learning to work for small business  SiliconANGLE NewsIt's no surprise that big corporations capture the spotlight over smaller businesses. The world of small business, however, and the role these ventures play and ...
Internet Marketing Company, fishbat, Explains the Benefits That A Community Engagement Plan Can Offer Your Small Business  PRNewswireNEW YORK, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their continued commitment to helping businesses self-promote, internet marketing company, fishbat, ...
14 ways to turn your small business into an asset of value  NairametricsAs an entrepreneur, there's only one goal you should be aiming at – “To turn your business into a wealth-creating asset of value.'' This perspective is according ...
What does small business want from the federal election?  ABC NewsA lower corporate tax rate and the increased instant asset write-off are some of the sweeteners specifically targeted at wooing small businesses, but owners ...
Finance Tips for Small Businesses (+7 Success Stories From Entrepreneurs)  G2 CrowdWith a plethora of debt and equity financing options available, choosing a source of funding for your small business can seem overwhelming. Hear advice from ...
11 Reliable Apps To Help Small Business Owners Save Money  ForbesThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to recognize the 30.2 million small businesses in our country. According to the SBA, more ...
Is Your Small Business Financially Healthy?  Business.comQ2 is an excellent time to conduct a financial checkup of your small business. Learn how to use your financial reports to assess your financial health.
Why Your Small Business Should Use SMS Appointment Reminders  Small Business TrendsLess than 5% of scheduled appointments are canceled after a customer gets a text reminder. That's just one of 8 reasons to use SMS appointment reminders.
How New, Small Business Owners Can (and Should) Be Protecting Their Brand  EntrepreneurYour new business is your baby, after all. Don't you want to protect your baby?
How the SBA Helped My Small Business Survive Hurricane Maria  EntrepreneurWhat this entrepreneur learned from some SBA courses about expanding his business saved the business following the hurricane.
Business Symposium for small businesses May 22  Apache Junction IndependentThe availability of affordable credit can be a lifeline for small qualified businesses and local, non-profit organizations striving to meet payroll or purchase ...
What Facebook's Latest Video-Ranking Updates Mean for Your Small Business  Social Media TodayFacebook recently announced that it's tweaking its News Feed algorithm to reward creators who publish video *content* that sees longer average watch times, ...
Fantastic or forlorn? Business owners divided on Coalition win, but wage growth concerns trump all  SmartCompany.com.auWith Scott Morrison and the Coalition clinching a surprise election victory on Saturday night, the feelings of Australian small-business owners range from ecstatic ...
3 Ways Your Small Business Can Pivot Toward Focusing More on Hispanic Consumers  EntrepreneurAttracting Hispanic customers can prove a huge boon for your small business moving forward.
How Small Businesses can Use Technology to grow their Business?  NorthEast TodayManipur, often called the “Switzerland of the East”, has witnessed a rise in economic growth in the last decade. In the Financial Year 2018-19, the GDP was a ...
Tax season was good news for small businesses – and bad for job seekers  The GuardianSmall businesses gave CPAs a 'resounding thumbs up' guiding them through the tax reforms but savings isn't being spent on hiring, a survey revealed.
Marketing errors costly to small businesses | Business | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal GazetteNEW YORK – When Tom Scarda heard about a franchise opportunity called Super Supper, he fell in love with it. He was so confident that he and his ...
How To Celebrate National Small Business Week  ForbesThe next several days give you a nice excuse to finally say, “No more excuses. I'm going to take the first step toward changing the direction of my life.”
Small Business: Professional athlete swaps competitive bibs for full rubbish bins - Junk Run  New Zealand HeraldFionna Gotts, co-owner of commercial waste management business Junk Run, talks working in a male-dominated industry and getting into the waste business ...
Small Business Week Is Here, So Turn Your Idea Into Reality With This Starter Kit  EntrepreneurWith Small Business Week 2019 upon us, now is as good a time as any to begin making that idea you can't stop thinking about a reality. As of last year, there ...
Here's how the government’s new debt relief scheme for small business owners will work  Business Insider IndiaThe Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in conjunction with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India - which oversees the country's bankruptcy code - are ...
Startups target banks' small business customers in FX payments drive  ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Revolut and TransferWise are signing up thousands of small businesses a month for foreign exchange payments, touting slicker *service* ...
How to Get Banks to Say Yes to Your Small Business Loan  EntrepreneurA thorough business plan is a crucial part of any application.
3 Takeaways From Facebook's Small Business Week Announcement  Inc.Facebook announced a series of new initiatives targeting small business owners. Here's what they are, and what they mean to you.
3 Small Business Roadblocks and How to Get Around Them  Inc.Roadblocks can bring your business to a complete stop. But if you anticipate these roadblocks and have a plan on how to get around them, you will get to where ...
Food for thought: meet the Bengaluru-based small businesses that are capturing local tastebuds  YourStoryThe demand for innovative and easy to use food products has paved the way for many F&B businesses in Bengaluru to spring up and capitalise on the large ...
Will the Coalition's record win it the small-business vote?  SmartCompany.com.auBy supporting several of the Coalition's flagship small-business policies, Labor has muted potential criticism and, in some cases, given itself an edge.
Key lawmakers want to help small companies get Pentagon contracts. Here's how.  DefenseNews.comA bipartisan pair of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to make it easier for small companies to do business with the Pentagon, through larger defense firms.
It's National Small Business Week. Is Your Phone Ringing Off the Hook?  EntrepreneurThis week America is celebrating our country's 30.2 million small businesses. And while there will be National Small Business Week parties inside ...
Securing a Loan: Top 5 Tips for a Small Business  Hawaii Business MagazineAt some point in the life cycle of a business, most small business owners will need to apply for a loan. The process can be daunting, even intimidating, because ...
A small business trying to get on 'Shark Tank' took a man dressed as a banana to an NYC open casting call. Here's how it went.  Business Insider IndiaIvan De Luce/Business InsiderBanana Guy (Brandon Vassallo), Renee Heath, and Bechara Jaoudeh pitching to the "Shark Tank" casting team.We followed one ...
Reasons Why Your Small Business May Be Struggling (And What to Do About It)  Business 2 CommunityIn today's competitive landscape, customers expect a lot more from brands and businesses they buy from. As an entrepreneur, you come up with new innovative ...
10 Small Business Apps, Services And Tech Platforms Every Entrepreneur Should Know About  ForbesThere are a few apps, services and technologies – about ten categories in all – that are critical for small businesses in 2019. Here they are.
Data privacy, AI, regulation: Small-business lending is changing fast  American BankerThe forces reshaping small-business lending are also leading to “a moment of reckoning” for small banks, says former SBA head Karen Mills.
Strapped for Cash? Three Modern Ways To Take Out A Small Business Loan.  EntrepreneurSmall businesses can often find themselves strapped for cash. When payroll is due, and accounts receivables are still high, cash is king. Even the most ...
Nominations Sought for Webster Co. Small Business Spotlight  SurfKY NewsWEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (5/20/19) — In an effort to encourage residents to shop local and support small business, Webster County officials plan to host a ...
Where Can You Find Online Sales Training for Your Small Business?  Small Business TrendsIf you want to give your sales results a positive nudge, take a look at these online sales training sites for small businesses and solopreneurs.
Paid in five days? Governments focus on fast-tracking invoices  The AgeGovernment invoices look set to be paid faster: will it improve payments in the private sector?
Big honors for small business for new guy in town in Chester  The Delaware County Daily TimesCHESTER — Less than two years after relocating to the city from Claymont, Del., American Wood Design welcomed U.S. Small Business Administration officials ...
A start-up that small enterprises segment can bank on for quick credit  The Hindu BusinessLineIndifi Technologies' platform helps lenders and NBFCs provide loans to SMEs.
Dell: Maximising The Small Business Potential With Technological Innovation  Inc42 MediaA curated range of technology stacks for small business by Dell are purpose-built for business needs no matter the stage of the business.
‘I’m Not Apple’: Small Businesses Squeezed by Trump’s Tariffs  BloombergFiguring out how to pay another looming tariff bill isn't the way Robert Heiblim would've chosen to spend National Small Business Week.
Small Business Success Tips In The Age Of Disruption  ForbesSmall businesses don't get the credit they deserve. With National Small Business Week upon us, it's time to put the spotlight on what can help them succeed.
County Launches Small Business Assistance Hub  BethesdaMagazine.comA new program to help support small businesses in Montgomery County is being rolled out at a regional services center and could be expanded throughout the ...
101 Small Business Marketing Ideas, Part 2: How to Market Your Product/Service Effectively  Business 2 CommunityAre you a business owner who wants to grow your business but doesn't know much about marketing? Do you want to attract more customers to your business?
10 Outdoor advertising ideas for your small business  Baltimore Post-ExaminerSmall businesses have a tough go of competing against the “big dog” titans of national corporations. Not to mention the “war” that many small businesses have ...
Why Holland Michigan Is Becoming A Hotbed For Small Businesses  ForbesHolland has proven to be one of the best cities for small businesses to thrive in. And being a small city, Holland can offer many perks and advantages for new ...
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