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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Can Micro Influencers Benefit My Small Business?  Small Business TrendsMicro influencers are social media personalities with anywhere from 2000-50000 followers. Here's how these people can benefit your small business.
PwC and Xero Extend Global Collaboration to Help Small Business Succeed  Business WireXero, the small business platform, has formed a global collaboration with the multinational professional services network PwC.
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Searcy gets ready for finale of Small Business Revolution  THV11.com KTHVSearcy is preparing for the big finale of Small Business Revolution nearly four months after winning a $500000 grand prize and a spot on the hit Hulu Show.
Businesses, watching economy, play it safe with hiring  Boston HeraldNEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners, their eye on the economy, are playing it even safer when it comes to hiring.
Small business loan program hits record-low interest rate  NorthcentralPa.comGood news for new or expanding businesses – a federal loan program's interest rate is the lowest in the program's history.
Aptible Closes $12 Million Series A Funding, Launches Small Business Security Management Platform  GlobeNewswireNew product Aptible Comply targets underserved small business market with simpler workflow for security and compliance.
Food truck report gives small business owner bad publicity  Shreveport TimesReports of an illegal underground economy of food trucks in Shreveport were slightly off.
LLC or sole proprietorship? Get answers to your small business questions  USC NewsThe director of USC's Small Business Clinic answers key small business questions like deciding between an LLC or sole proprietorship.
Four Small Business Types: 'The Four Thoses'  Printing ImpressionsThere are four small business types we see on a daily basis; four types of receptivity, regarding business organization using business systematization!
The Supreme Court Can End the Persecution of Religiously Traditional Small-Business Owners. But Will It?  MosaicIn a case nearly identical to that of the Colorado baker Jack Phillips, Oregon's Board of Labor and Industries imposed a $135,000 fine on the proprietors of a ...
How AI Could Help Small Businesses  Harvard Business ReviewOn a Thursday morning at 5:30 AM, Alex sipped her latte, her elbows atop the *service* counter. Each day at this time, the sunlight through the front window ...
Q&A: Megan Diaz-Ricks boosts small business at Common Wealth Development  Madison.comWe're not champions of the status quo at all at Common Wealth,” Megan Diaz-Ricks said.
How Malware Can Cripple Your Small Business  Business.comArtificial intelligence and machine learning are making malware harder than ever to detect. Here's how to protect yourself from this threat.
Dropbox Re-Designs, Gmail Gets More Dynamic...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?
Variable Rate Loans Become More Attractive For Small Businesses As Fed Mulls Rate Cut  ForbesWhether you are a small business owner applying for traditional bank term loans or for an SBA loan, in most cases the funding will be a variable rate loan.
NSW cuts tax for small business  The Australian Financial ReviewThe NSW government will cut payroll tax for small and medium-sized businesses by $187 million by adjusting the threshold.
Seven Ways To Save Time With Small Business Automation  ForbesAutomation tools can help free up your time and allow you to focus on the most important aspects of your small business.
Alleged TV scam targeting small businesses goes international  Sydney Morning HeraldAn alleged scam involving television marketing company Viewble Media which has hit over 1000 Australian small businesses is now targeting businesses in the ...
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New development closes Flushing's quintessential small businesses  Queens Daily Eagle"All these new developers moving in are basically cashing in on the economic activity that the smaller businesses created.”
Small-business optimism rises to pre-shutdown levels  MarketWatchThe numbers: The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose to 105.0 in May. Economists surveyed by ...
Local group, the Clubhou.se, helping small business owners thrive  WRDW-TVStarting a small business isn't easy especially when you haven't done it before. But, the Clubhou.se, a development non-profit, is making it easier on small ...
Small Business Vs. Big Business: Past, Present And Future  ForbesWhat's changed, what's remained the same and what's going to happen next?
Is America Losing Its Small Businesses?  ForbesLargely because the burdens of government regulation fall unevenly, small businesses have lost ground compared to large. Fintech offers hope that the gap will ...
Small business bus pays two visits  Sunraysia DailySmall business operators in Sunraysia will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits in the next month.
Borrello offers small business plan - News  Dansville-Genesee Country ExpressMAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello, the endorsed Republican, Conservative and Independence candidate for the State Senate's 57th ...
Budget 2019 Expectations: Startups demand the removal of Angel Tax  Zee BusinessAs the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman gears to present her maiden budget as the first lady finance minister of India, Startups have their wishlist from the ...
Drive Real Content Marketing Results with These Expert Tips  Small Business TrendsYour business needs a *content* marketing strategy. This holds true if you don't create any online *content*. Or if your *content* is not getting the results you hoped for ...
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Trump Admin Has a Plan to Bolster Private Insurance While Helping Small Businesses: 5 Things to Know About HRAs  Independent Journal ReviewPresident Donald Trump has a plan to bolster the private insurance market while helping small businesses provide coverage to their employees. Since the ...
Want to start a small business? Here’s how Mecklenburg County wants to help.  Charlotte ObserverMecklenburg County is starting a small business loan program in its most recent effort to target racial inequity. The county commissioners quadrupled spending ...
Small businesses not taking opportunity to make tax deductions this EOFY  Mozo.com.auWith two thirds of small business owners claiming they want to reduce their tax bill, a huge majority of them aren't taking the steps to do so.
The cost of REACH compliance is out of reach for many small companies  Plastics TodayThe REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation is denying market access to certain U.S. companies trying to sell ...
The 4 pillars of procurement for small businesses  Supply Chain DiveThe job posting landed in my inbox as a result of an imperfect algorithm. A manufacturing company that had received its first round of funding was seeking an ...
What is Experiential Marketing and How Can it Benefit my Small Business?  Small Business TrendsExperiential marketing is a strategy using experiences to make an emotional connection to your prospects. Here's how it can help your small business.
The Trump Administration's Newest Health Care Rule Could Shake Up Small Business Benefits Nationwide  Inc.The rule makes health reimbursement arrangement plans more accessible to small businesses beginning in 2020.
Beto O'Rourke unveils small business plan to address racial wealth disparities  Fox NewsFormer Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, unveiled another plan geared toward ending racial inequality on Saturday, pledging that as president he would vastly ...
Five Signs You're Ready To Grow Your Small Business  ForbesRely on these indicators to assess your chances of successful business growth.
Small business advocates furious as B.C.’s employer health tax payments begin  Global NewsAs employers began filing their first payments for B.C.'s new employer health tax Saturday, business advocates are calling on the province to rethink the policy.
How two aerospace engineers help small enterprises go green  BusinessLineGTarang provides technologically optimised and affordable clean energy solutions.
Fraud watch: business owners need to beware  NEWS.com.auScammers are homing in on Australia's 2.5 million small businesses, preying on their lack of time and resources in a rising wave of attacks. Self-employed ...
What is Five Nines and How Can Your Small Business Achieve It?  Small Business TrendsThe term Five Nines Uptime is jargon cloud *service* providers use to refer to 99.999% availability. Here's why it's important to small businesses.
12 Small Business Podcasts That Will Help You Sell More  ForbesIf your goal is to sell more of your product or *service* to customers, these 12 podcasts offer valuable information on how to improve your sales.
Elizabeth Warren proposes $7 billion in grants for minority businesses  Vox.comWarren's newest plan would provide $7 billion in grants to minority-owned businesses.
How to File Small Business Taxes  InvestopediaYour small business is up and running, but tax time is coming. Knowing the requirements and proper filing procedures will ensure you remain in compliance.
21 Essential Small Business Tax Deductions and How to Claim Them  Architectural DigestBookmark AD PRO's top selection of small business tax deductions, and work with your accountant to claim them come tax season.
RiverBend Growth Association names Williams Office Products June's Small Business of the Month  AdVantageNEWS.comThe RiverBend Growth Association has named Williams Office Products Inc., 500 E. Broadway in Alton, its Small Business of the Month for June 2019. Williams ...
Salesforce aquires Tableau Software in this mega deal  Small Business TrendsSalesforce acquires Tableau Software in a mega deal that could have big implications for your small business too. Read our full report.
43% of Small Businesses Say Chinese Tariffs Will Increase Their Costs  Small Business TrendsThe longer the US – China trade war continues, the higher the small business impact of Chinese tariffs. Here's the details.
The Best Order Management Software for Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsYou may find Running an online business rewarding. But stresses clearly come with the job. So good order management software remains critical for any small ...
Orgwide Services LLC was a Small Business Awards 2019 finalist in the medium category  Memphis Business JournalIn May, the Memphis Business Journal honored its 2019 Small Business Awards finalists at a special ceremony. In the coming weeks, MBJ will release spotlight ...
GBP 5 million awarded to small business startup, Swoop, by UK's Banking Competition Remedies' Capability and Innovation Fund  ResponseSource18 June 2019: Swoop, a FinTech solution that supports SMEs to access funding, has been awarded GBP 5 million (Euro 5.6 million) by the UK's Banking Comp.
Small Businesses Aren’t Rushing Into AI  The Wall Street JournalArtificial intelligence over the past decade has shifted from research theories to actual practices in corporate offices. But it isn't within the reach of many smaller ...
Are You Holding on to Something Which is Keeping you Back?  Small Business TrendsWhat holds you back? You know, those things that you should let go of and get something better, more effective? Here's some insight from Ramon Ray.
Oberlin College ordered to pay $44.4 million damages in libel case brought by small business  ABA JournalBosworth Hall on the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio. Photo from Oberlin College. In a closely watched case, a jury in Ohio has awarded a staggering $44.4 ...
3 Hacks To Attract Great Talent For Your Small Business  ForbesHiring and retaining employees is a top challenge facing small businesses. We share small yet significant steps to take to ensure your company attracts the best ...
Palaszczuk Government to scrap small business fund after taxpayer grants sent overseas  7NEWSThe Government has sensationally scrapped a multi-million dollar Queensland small business fund after 7 News discovered most taxpayer grants were sent to ...
83% of Small Business Owners Ask Their Accountant for Tech Advice  Small Business TrendsA new report highlights how small businesses turn to their accountants for technology advice. AndZoho partnered with AccountingWeb on the report. It shows ...
Small Business Regulations  InvestopediaSmall business owners need to know the rules and regulations governing their enterprise. From licenses to business structures and taxes, we cover it all.
8 Ways to Manage Business Growth in These Good Economic Times  Small Business TrendsWe asked an expert to provider 8 tips on how to manage business growth during the upswing that's expected to last for the rest of 2019.
The 6 best industries for small businesses to thrive in, from food trucks to health to micromobility  Business InsiderHow can you make sure your small business is successful? To start, it's all about the market you get into.
Summer Slowdown? 3 Things a Small Business Can Do  Motley FoolFor some companies, summer is a slower period. Here's what you can do.
Ten Business Owners Advance in The UPS Store Small Biz Challenge for a Chance at $25000  GlobeNewswireSAN DIEGO, June 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UPS Store, Inc. and Inc. magazine have selected 10 semifinalists in the Small Biz Challenge, ...
Small business owners rally to protest tax hikes  CityNews CalgaryCALGARY (660 NEWS) – More than a hundred small business owners rallied outside City Hall Monday morning in advance of City Council's emergency ...
12 Essential Pieces of Small Business Advice  Small Business TrendsSalesforce has distilled 1000+ suggestions down to 12 bits of small business tips and advice. And for fun, they included some runner-ups as well.
LUG Wins 2019 York Region Small Business of the Year Award  GlobeNewswireMARKHAM, Ontario, June 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lug, the popular lifestyle brand of travel bags, accessories, and suitcases, received the Small ...
How To Boost Your Small Business Marketing Right Now  ForbesSmall business owners need to stay on top of effective new marketing methods. Here are three approaches that can boost your brand right now.
MARKET MATTERS: Using your tax return to fund a small business  New Haven RegisterTax refund checks have flown through the air as so many homing pigeons, returned to the roost as their owners weighed possible uses. A family vacation ...
The Rise of Coworking Spaces (And The Next Big Shift)  Small Business TrendsThere's clear value in coworking spaces for freelancers and solopreneurs. The latest coworking trends however, show small businesses benefiting, too.
10 Key Steps To Building A Great Small Business Website  ForbesIf you are looking to build a new startup website or make your current site more effective, here are 10 key steps to getting started and helping your small business ...
Small-Business Optimism, Fed Rate Surprise, iPhone Plan: Eco Day  BloombergWelcome to Tuesday, Americas. Here's the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:
SBA Office of Advocacy comes to Western New York - Buffalo  Buffalo Business FirstFor the first time in more than five years, representatives from the SBA Office of Advocacy are in town to hear from small business owners about burdensome ...
7 Ways To Use Tech To Boost Small Business Marketing Efforts  Small Business TrendsYou've clicked on the title for this article. And you now read it voraciously. So you probably run a small business. Small business owners look to grow their ...
A Small Business With No Working Website, Felled by a Cyberattack  The Wall Street JournalSmall businesses are increasingly battling costly cyberattacks. Sometimes the pain is enough to put them out of business. In January, cyber thieves ran roughly ...
Popular Mission bakery is city's latest small business to go under  San Francisco Business TimesAfter a 12-year run, Mission Pie is closing down its bakery even though the owners say it remains busy.
H&R Block Enters into Agreement to Acquire Wave Financial, a Small Business Financial Solutions Platform  GlobeNewswireCompelling acquisition of a highly compatible business will accelerate H&R Block's strategy in the large and expanding small business market, providing new ...
Is Invoice Factoring Right For Your Small Business?  NavCompanies with a lull in cash flow may turn to invoice factoring to stay afloat. Is this step right for your company? Find out here.
Get Small Business Phone Service for Your Startup  Small Business TrendsHere's what you should know about small business phone *service* options and how to make the most of them for your new startup.
Griffith City Council applauded for supporting small business  Mirage NewsGriffith City Council has been commended for its leadership in making it easier for local businesses to start and grow at the inaugural Small Business...
Best Cities for Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsOur 2019 rankings of the Best Cities for Small Businesses identify the top 10 cities where small businesses thrive and have an important economic foothold.
Digital Print Solutions gains first-place honors, small-business category: Top Workplaces 2019  cleveland.comDigital Print Solutions gains the No. 1 spot among small employers on the Top Workplaces recognition for 2019. It's only the second year the company has been ...
SBI to ramp up small business lending as private banks, NBFCs grow cautious  Business StandardIndia's largest lender is hoping to capitalise on the country's shadow banking crisis by building its mortgage and small business loan book as the non-banks are ...
50% of Small Businesses Do Not Have a Marketing Plan  Search Engine JournalA new study on small business owners in the US finds that many are operating without a marketing plan.
Take the Q2 2019 Small Business Energy Survey, Read More  Small Business TrendsThe cost of electricity can reach as low as 9.29 cents per kilowatt in Louisiana. And it can go all the way to 33.9 cents in Hawaii. But it makes no difference how ...
Quick Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses  Business News DailyExperts explain ways small businesses can improve their cybersecurity measures in under an hour.
50 Small Business Ideas for People Who Like Working with Kids  Small Business TrendsIf you like children and you're interested in entrepreneurship, here are 50 business ideas to consider that'll have you working with kids.
Federal government launches app for Canadian small business owners  BetaKitThe federal government is bringing its online innovation portal, which matches small businesses with government programs and services, to a mobile ...
Anger at Big Tech Unites Noodle Pullers and Code Writers. Washington Is All Ears.  The New York TimesA wide range of companies are lining up to complain about Silicon Valley's power as lawmakers and regulators step up their scrutiny of Big Tech.
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