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

In The News:

LinkedIn Blocked 21.6M Fake Accounts This Year…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 — LinkedIn blocked 21.6M fake ...
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Money Anxiety Index Shows Customers Are Not Worried About Recession  Small Business TrendsThe July 2019 Money Anxiety Index is relatively low, which indicates consumer spending is still strong. Here's all the numbers.
Awards Ceremony will Honor Top Brands Serving Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsSmall businesses employ 58.9 million people and account for 44% of U.S. economic activity. For B2SMB brands, this segment represents a $500 billion market.
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Seven Security Measures Small Business Owners Often Overlook  ForbesSecurity threats aren't just a reality for large corporations -- even small businesses need to be ready for an attack. Forbes New York Business Council experts ...
How Chatbots Help Increase Customer Engagement  Small Business TrendsConstant improvements to chatbot technology allow more accurate bot interactions. As a result, chatbots have changed the customer *service* game.
3 Things a Small Business Can Do to Retain Employees  NasdaqWith the economy strong and a lot of companies looking for help, workers have more options than they otherwise would. That can create problems for small ...
Small business owners survive on 15 days holiday a year  The ScotsmanMore than a third of UK small business owners get by on three weeks holiday or less a year, new research suggests.
Amazon Just Announced It's Spending $15 Billion to Dominate This Market. Here's Why Small Businesses Should Pay Attention  Inc.Amazon has announced it is investing $15 billion on tools this year to help small businesses sell more of their products through Amazon's platform. The move is ...
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Small Business: From homemade pet treats sold in cafes to running retail stores - Louis & Phoebe  New Zealand HeraldEngland-born New Zealander Jane Boyd discusses demand for pet treats made in her home kitchen, selling those to cafes in Auckland and how her business ...
Overcoming the Challenges of CRM at Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsA few months back we posted a question about the biggest challenges of CRM. This week, discover how to overcome the top 2.
10 Tips for Knowing Your Limits as A Small Business Owner: Letting Go Can Help You Grow  ForbesMost people in business would tell you to relinquish control of parts of your business to others. But I think that advice isn't exactly on point and can steer you in ...
Small Business Trainings In Randolph | Community  Yankton Daily PressRANDOLPH, Neb. — Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Randolph area are invited to a series of workshops focused on small business training.
Acronis automates '3-2-1' rule for small business backup  TechTargetHome office and small business owners might not always follow the "3-2-1" rule of backup: three copies of the data, on two different media, with one copy off-site.
Key person risks are critical for many UK small businesses  Continuity CentralMore than a quarter (26 percent) of small businesses in the UK would have to immediately close if a key person died or became critically ill, according to ...
How to Choose the Best Small Business Loan for Your Needs  EntrepreneurStarting a business can be expensive, and so can expanding one. No matter where you are in your business's life cycle, from startup to growth, a business loan ...
The Small Business Solution to Saving the Amazon  The New RepublicSupporting indigenous people's projects could be more effective than trying to persuade the openly dismissive Brazilian government.
Does Your Small Business Need a Time Lock Safe?  Small Business TrendsCombination or key lock safes may not deter criminals since some may simply force your employees to open them. Instead, consider a time lock safe.
Bringing out the human side of your small business on social media  Herald PalladiumSocial media gives small businesses an interactive way to connect with prospects and customers, yet many businesses still struggle with building relationships ...
El Paso Public Library to Host Small Business Fair  El Paso Herald-PostThe public is invited to the first Library WorkPLACE Small Business Fair where several local small business owners will display their items and homemade ...
How to Choose a Bank for Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsA quality small business bank can help you keep your finances in order and give you access to useful financial products like loans and credit options. But there ...
How Do You Celebrate Success in Business?  Small Business TrendsWe're near that time of year, football season. And that means we're going to see the latest in creative touchdown celebrations. But what do you do when you ...
The Gap Between Large and Small Companies Is Growing. Why?  Harvard Business ReviewResearch and news headlines are replete with the idea that traditional large companies can't innovate, and that smaller digital companies will render many ...
20 Jewelry Products to Sell in Your Business  Small Business TrendsAre yout looking for ideas for jewelry to sell? We've got 20 pieces that you can create to stock your shelves and sell onlline and off.
These are the Top Four Benefits of Working at Home  Small Business TrendsA new survey reveals the top benefits of working at home. Come check out all 18 reasons as well as why folks believe they'd be more productive at home.
Every small business is a brand: Make yours stand out  USA TODAYEvery small business has a brand. It may not be the one they want, but they definitely have one. Most small business brands are, unfortunately, made by default ...
Waynesville water and sewer fees pose dilemma for small business project  The MountaineerA small business owner in Waynesville made a plea to the town board this month over the steep cost for new commercial developments hooking on to the town's ...
6 Amazing Twitter Hacks You've Probably Never Done Before  Small Business TrendsYou'll only get out of this world results from using Twitter if you truly know how to release its potential. Try these 6 Twitter hacks to start.
HIPAA Violation Penalties Could Have Major Financial Impact on SMBs  Small Business TrendsThe financial impact of HIPAA violation penalties is especially burdensome on small businesses. Here's why your exposure to risk can be huge.
Small channels in panic mode after Trai proposes new television plans  Business StandardRead more about Small channels in panic mode after Trai proposes new television plans on Business Standard. In its consultation paper released last week, ...
Tips For Starting a Small Business With Staying Power  Prescott eNewsGreat tips for starting a new business. Many Americans dream of owning their own business or creating an additional stream of income. Whether they are...
Mineola Native To Lead Small Business Administrations LI Branch  Patch.comMineola Native To Lead SBA's LI Branch - Mineola, NY - The U.S. Small Business Administration has appointed a Long Island native to be as the next branch ...
Small Business Planning Class starts in September  Peninsula Daily NewsPORT ANGELES — Enrollment is open now for the Plan for Success class to be offered in Sequim beginning next month. The 10-week business planning class ...
5 Tips for Expanding Your Small Business (The Right Way)  EntrepreneurMany small-business owners want to grow their companies, and they want to do it fast. But if you rush into expandsion without a plan, you risk losing everything ...
Small businesses encouraged to payday file online | NZBusiness Magazine | The Business Magazine For NZ SME  NZ BusinessAn online business management solutions company is encouraging small businesses to use IRD's online gateway to file payroll information and avoid the risk of ...
'China is not paying for it': Trump tariff hike hits everyone from beer brewers to book publishers  CNBCAmerican small and medium-size companies that rely on China are scrambling to adjust their business plans in response to the escalating trade war.
New Launchpad contest to reward digitally innovative small business, courtesy of BBVA and Houston Dynamo  BBVAFor the fourth consecutive year, the Houston Dynamo and BBVA in the USA rolled out their annual small business contest on August 20, beginning a new ...
Small Business Payments Guarantee under National  Scoop.co.nzA National Government will require all government departments and government agencies to pay their contractors on time and within 30 days, National's ...
How Tariffs Are Hurting My Business—And Your Wallet  ObserverNew Hampshire is a state proud of its independent, small business culture. That's because small businesses are not only economic engines and job creators, ...
10 Tips to Improve Customer Experience in Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsIf you want to keep customers coming back to your business, you need to create a positive experience. There's a lot that goes into cultivating that experience, ...
Telus email outage hits small businesses hard  St. Albert TodayIf you felt ignored by St. Albert small businesses this week, chances are it isn't you – or the business – but Telus. Small business owners who use Telus as their ...
How to Make Your Website ADA Compliant, Avoid Accessibility Lawsuits  Small Business TrendsThe effort to make your website ADA compliant, and keep it that way, is getting easier all the time thanks to AI tools emerging in the market.
Kent County to match Delaware small business grants for locals - Delaware State News  Delaware State NewsDOVER — Last week, Kent County Levy Court commissioners agreed unanimously (with one commissioner absent) to match the funds given to Kent County ...
GAO Weighs In on Applicability of Small Business Runway Extension Act  JD SupraThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently denied two consolidated bid protests alleging that a solicitation issued by the General Services ...
Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers  BBC NewsA senior executive at a major food retailer has told the BBC it is considering introducing rationing. It will prevent firms that have not made their own no-deal Brexit ...
SMBX Closes on "Worlds First" Small Business Bond Issued by Bernal Cutlery  Crowdfund Insider"Be the bank," is what SMBX tells its users, encouraging investors to provide access to debt capital for small businesses that typically struggle to get a.
August Event Will Focus on Customer Retention for Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsCustomer retention is one of the key metrics for ensuring the success of any business. Keeping more customers for longer periods, means you are doing ...
Haydens Salon small business of the month  Dodge City Daily GlobeValarie Gibson-Smith and Rayna Hollingsworth marked the fifth anniversary of their ownership of Hayden's Salon in downtown Hutchinson last week by being ...
Best cell phone plans for small businesses  Digital TrendsJust as one shoe size can't fit all, there's no single cell phone plan that will suit every small company. But there are numerous high-quality plans that are worthy ...
12 ways small businesses can protect their data this storm season  The Next WebWithout the proper precautions in place during storm season, businesses, especially smaller ones, that are hit by bad weather can potentially face massive data ...
How Do I Write a Performance Review?  Small Business TrendsThere is more to conducting an employee performance review than simply writing out a form. Here's a primer on how to write a performance review.
82% of People Seeking Jobs Try to Hide Social Media Profiles  Small Business TrendsA new study reveals one connection between social media and job hunting: hiding profiles from prospective employers. Here are the sites hidden most.
The HRBT expansion project is hosting a small business networking event  Southside DailyHampton Roads Connector Partners, the design-build prime contractor on VDOT's $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project, is hosting a ...
Small Business Owners Fighting to Protect Playing Music in Public  Small Business TrendsIf you play music at your small business, the review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) will likely have ...
Jim Blasingame: OHIP – The Small Business Owner's Acronym  Times DailyThe military has spawned many acronyms that are used as short references for official and strategic purposes. But life as a member of the five services (don't ...
Industry Ministry to promote small business stimulus plan  Bangkok PostThe Industry Ministry has approved promptly pushing forward the latest stimulus package from the government, allocating 10 billion baht through the Small and ...
Bill de Blasio is a hypocrite on taxes and small businesses  New York Post Mayor Bill de Blasio, who on his quixotic presidential quest has argued that wealthy Americans should pay a healthy 70% slice of their income in taxes, has ...
Three SBA Loan Programs Help Bridge Small Business Finance Racial Gap  ForbesThe SBA has several offerings that can help expand access to capital for minorities, including 7(a) loans, Community Advantage Loans, and a microlending ...
Here's how you can take advantage of a FREE small business conference in Bluffton this weekend:  WJCL NewsHere's how you can take advantage of a FREE small business conference in Bluffton this weekend:
U.S. "Small" Business Administration Backed $12B To Wall Street & 40,000 $1M Loans Since 2014  ForbesThe public's support of small business is as all-American as apple pie. There's no doubt that the success of mom and pop businesses on Main Street USA is an ...
Mayor de Blasio, the small business killer | TheHill  The HillWhen you consider the damage de Blasio's done in his own hometown over the past few years, why would any small business owner outside of New York ...
5 banks offering easy loans to small business entrepreneurs in India  YourStoryTo sustain operations and expand, small businesses require large amounts of capital. Here are some banks and their financial schemes for MSMEs.
30 Instant Messaging Apps Your Business Could Use  Small Business TrendsEvery business is unique in the way the employees communicate and collaborate, so check out these 30 instant messaging apps. before selecting one.
Partnerships Are Force Multipliers For Small Business  Signal MagazineDeveloping partnerships with diverse companies, especially to gain niche capabilities, is one of the ways small business can be competitive, even on prime ...
US Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement  Energy.govWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) ...
50 Businesses Every Small Town Needs  Small Business TrendsWhat business does every small town need? If you want to contribute to the business landscape in a small town, here are 50 ideas to consider.
What Small Businesses Should Look for in a CRM Solution  Small Business TrendsSmall business owners should always be looking for an edge. Seek whatever increases market competitiveness and provides opportunities to scale.
48% of Small Business Employees Have Access to Too Much Data  Small Business TrendsWith the right data classification policy in place, you can identify the types of data you have, who can access it, and secure the information.
In the News: Is Your Restaurant Ready for the Impossible?  Small Business TrendsIf you own a restaurant, you likely have heard about the plant-based meat trend. Running a Burger King franchise in the U.S.? You just introduced the Impossible ...
Homeless crisis forces small business owner in California to relocate, she says  Fox BusinessAs the homeless crisis continues to be a problem in California, one small business owner took her complaints directly to Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Twitter video.
3 MSME schemes for marketing and promotion of small businesses  YourStoryThe MSME Ministry is implementing a number of marketing schemes for small businesses. Here are some of them.
Report on Small Business Newsletter: Carbon tax 'scare-mongering'  The Globe and MailSmall business fears over carbon tax impact aren't necessarily grounded in reality. To hear small-business opponents of the federal carbon tax tell it, they are ...
WeWork Gets Tax Rebate Meant for Its Small-Business Tenants  BloombergTenants' fees include upfront property tax payments, and then WeWork keeps the refund.
How Your Small Business Can Land Government Contracts  Business.comThe U.S. government buys a wide range of goods and services from businesses of all sizes each year. Here is how your SMB can get a government contract.
As trade war between US and China intensifies, small businesses increasingly becoming collateral damage  WKYC.comCUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The trade war between the U.S. and China seems to have no end in sight, and the collateral damage is increasingly becoming ...
Making Business Travel More Affordable - 12 Techniques  Small Business TrendsWithout making business travel more affordable, you can end up costing your company a lot of money. Here are 12 tips to help you save money.
Whats the Annual Median Revenue of a US Small Business?  PaymentsJournalDon't miss another episode of Truth In Data! Click on the red bell in the lower-left corner of your screen to receive notifications as soon as the episode publishes.
The Power of Instagram Influencers for Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsA new report, Influencer Marketing Benchmarks, looks at AB categories, platforms, and *content* types across 4 social media networks. Here's what it found.
Cognytics Tries to Bring Better Visualization to a Small Business's Data  Small Business TrendsMention data analytics to a small business owner and they might think it is the domain of large enterprises, but it is no longer the case. This is because small ...
Adobe Launches New Products to Help Digitize Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsAdobe Sign for small business, helps digitize paper-based processes for anyone who wants to move on from pen, paper, printer and filing cabinets.
Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses  telegraphherald.comNEW YORK — During a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow's staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could ...
Aircraft production down 24% globally after Boeing 737 Max crashes  The GuardianAerospace lobby group slashes 2019 deliveries forecast and says prospect of no-deal Brexit making things worse.
Business profile: Gaede finds success in small business in Lubbock  LubbockOnline.comName: Bobby Gaede. Age: 36. I'm from: Bulverde, Texas. Occupation: Crestron Automation programmer, IT Specialist, and part owner of Bam's. Website: ...
How Small Business Should Think About Financing in 2019  Crowdfund InsiderIt's no secret that over half of small businesses close their doors within the first five years. One of the critical problems that often occur has little to do with the ...
Are Young Entrepreneurs Becoming 'Endangered'?  Small Business TrendsAs of 2018, there were 30.2 million small businesses operating in the U.S. And on average Americans start around 400,000 businesses every year. But there is ...
Small business contract to get new requirements, more awards  Federal TimesThe contract modifications are the first signs of forward progress since a court ordered the General Services Administration to rescind the original Alliant 2 Small ...
ScaleFactor Raised $100 Million In A Year As VCs Chase Small Business Focused Fintechs  ForbesScaleFactor, the operator of a digital accounting platform geared toward SMBs raised $60 million, bringing its total raised to $100 million in about a year.
UKAN Project helps small business start-up in Rand  WCHS-TV8She's known around downtown Charleston as the cupcake lady. You may have seen her selling sweet treats and making friends along the way. Her name is ...
Indian Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners Are More Inclined Towards Building An Online Presence, Than Global Counterparts: Reports  BW BusinessworldThe survey looks at how small business owners and entrepreneurs are tackling external challenges impacting the growth of their business., , godaddy, survey, ...
Amazon’s $15 billion small business charm offensive  The Boston GlobeAmazon.com Inc., criticized for wielding too much power over third-party merchants on its marketplace, said it will spend some $15 billion this year to help them ...
Hiring The Right Talent: Six Essential Tips For Small Businesses  ForbesFinding the right people for your team can be challenging, especially when time and other resources are tight. Here are some things to keep in mind as you ...
Is Your Small Business Losing Money? Find Out Why  Small Business TrendsMaintaining a lucrative bottom line is what all small business owners aim for. Is your business losing money? These might be the reasons why.
Here are the winners of the 2019 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards  Bradenton HeraldThe spotlight shone brightly Friday on four businesses and one non-profit selected from a field of 33 finalists, and more than 150 original nominations as ...
Mastercard Announces Small Business Program Benefits with Salesforce  Small Business TrendsThe new partnership between Mastercard and Salesforce will further strengthen the Mastercard Small Business Program, which already includes many other ...
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